Thirty years later, local children were rewarded for their honesty

ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1997, News Publisher Bill James presented  Kyle and Garrett Gilstad with $20 each as a reward for returning a large sum of money they found at the Estacada Market.


The Estacada American Legion Auxiliary sponsored Estacada High School students Sheri Hayden and Dianne Wiley at Girls State. "The Girls State program is designed to give the girls participating in the program a better insight of the framework of government at all levels," The News reported. "They will, during the time of the program, hold elections, study taxes, legislation, law making etc." In addition to Girls State, Hayden was a member of the Future Homemakers of America, the high school dance team and the International Relations League, and Wiley participated in pep club, Future Teachers of America, Girls Athletic Association, International Relations League and the Girls Track Team.

Meanwhile, five graduating seniors from Estacada High School had been selected for one-year scholarships by the State Scholarship Commission. Scholarship recipients were Kathryn Lee Barber, Marcine A. Kammeyer, Jack Lawrence Smith, Linda Jean Swenson and James H. Weisgerber.


The Safari Club advertised its weekly all-you-can-eat buffet. Every Wednesday, the cost was $4.25 for adults, $3.75 for seniors and children under 10 could eat for just 25 cents a year. The buffet offered "great food" and "great variety."

Portland General Electric advised customers to insulate their water heater and hot water pipes to cut their electricity use by 10 percent. "It'll cut your heat loss," an advertisement read. "And could trip your water heating energy use 10 percent or better."


John Henry would soon depart from the Estacada School Board. "Henry is a tough minded but warm hearted fiscal conservative who now has his hands full taking care of his own business," The News Reported. "He purchased the Woodburn Printing Co. about three months ago and is working a 60 to 75 hour week in the new business venture. With his work schedule, Henry felt he could no longer do an adequate job as a board member." Henry told the News that the last time he made it to a board meeting, he hadn't had time to read the minutes from the previous meeting.


Kyle Gilstad, 11, and Garrett Gilstad, 9, were rewarded for their honesty. Recently, they had found $80 while shopping in the Estacada Market with their mother, Becky. Rather than keeping it for themselves, they turned it into a cashier at the store. Store manager Scott Michels presented each boy with a $25 gift certificate, and News publisher Bill James added another $20 each. Kyle planned to purchase a bike, and Garrett hadn't yet decided what he wanted. He had asked his father if he could buy a turtle, but "the answer was a definite no."


RSG Forest Products, owner of the Estacada Lumber Mill, announced a temporary shutdown. Michael Karp, general manager of RSG, said that all of the company's mills are closed because of the current world economy's effect on housing construction. "Our business depends on housing," he said. "The only thing you can do to save yourself is temporarily stop production. It's classic textbook supply and demand."


The Estacada City Council has recently granted the Estacada Development Association's request that the name of the station plaza outside of City Hall revert back to the Estacada Station Cycling Plaza. Initially called the Estacada Station Cycling

Plaza, the council had previously voted to change the name to the Estacada Station Plaza in order to to draw a greater variety of outdoor recreation enthusiasts to the location. However, Dave Piper, treasurer of the Development Association, explained that the plaza is not intended to be used solely by cyclists, but that the original goal of the project was to increase cycling activity.

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