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July 22, 2015

This Week in Wilsonville History

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
July 24, 1985 Lowrie IGA supermarket ad: Fresh ling cod, $2.29 a pound; lean ground beef, $1.38; four grapefruit for 99 cents; sweet corn, 8 ears for 99 cents; 48-count of disposable diapers, $8.99;…
July 22, 2015

Avakian's fine for anti-gay case too much

by Pugmire Hole, Leslie
Oregon’s Bureau of Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian needs to be recalled. Acting as judge, jury and executioner, he has outrageously abused the power of his office in the highly controversial…
July 15, 2015

This week in Wilsonville history

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
July 12, 2005 It was a big meeting. Residents of the Thunderbird Mobile Home Park, along with residents of another park in West Linn, packed a meeting room filled with government representatives…
July 08, 2015

This Week in Wilsonville History

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
July 6, 2005 The city of Wilsonville was left scratching its collective head and thumbing through its municipal codes, after a car dealer wanting more visibility dispatched people to stand by…
July 01, 2015

THIS WEEK IN WILSONVILLE HISTORY

by Pugmire Hole, Leslie
June 1985: Despite her six-foot tall barbed wire fence, a woman in the Daydream Ranch development complained to the city that trespassers from adjacent Memorial Park were a constant problem.…
July 01, 2015

Don't pave prime farmland

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
This is a reply to the Langdon Farms Property owners trying to change Rural Reserves rules for their property. A few years ago articles were published about your interest in putting industrial…
July 01, 2015

Don't let bullies push you out of your favorite spots

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Living in the bustling Portland Metro area has prompted me to consider many things I’ve rarely dwelt on before and this week it is the magic formula of designing vital and functional public…
June 24, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Pugmire Hole, Leslie
Readings chime in on Langdon Farms Golf area property Leading the witness In the Wilsonville Spokesman’s June 17 Citizen’s View, the Maletis brothers asked for our input on a survey regarding…
June 24, 2015

This Week in Wilsonville History

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
June 1985: In a Design Review Board meeting that lasted past midnight, members approved 3-2 a design for a 22-acre apartment development in Ash Meadows. Wilsonville Planning Commission had…
June 17, 2015

This week in Wilsonville history

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
June 1985: The Citizens Savings & Loan in Wilsonville was robbed by a gunman who entered the bank wearing a one-piece ski suit and a ski mask. The article made no mention regarding what the…

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Jun 17, 2015

Chime in on Langdon Farms golf property

by Chris and Tom Maletis
Owners never intended casino, truck stop For many years, there have been rumors and speculation about potential development on the parcel of land we own across Highway 551 from our Langdon Farms…
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Jun 10, 2015

Here's to a great new partnership

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
The community of Wilsonville had heard there was a new Spokesman editor in town and decided to throw a party, I was certain. Why else whould there be an amazing arts festival going on during my…
Jun 10, 2015

Readers' letters

by The Spokesman
America needs a ‘people president,’ not political one “The only thing you have to fear is fear itself,” said President Franklin Roosevelt. After Roosevelt contracted polio he fought fear every…
Jun 10, 2015

Keep Stafford Basin rural

by Bob Thomas
The cities of West Linn, Lake Oswego and Tualatin surround the large rural area of about 4,000 acres known as Stafford Basin. These three cities and Stafford Basin all lay within Clackamas…




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