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St. Paul students soak up sights and sounds of Spain

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Longtime Woodburn resident on the mend after surgery

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Woodburn couple marks 90 years, 70 together

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by: SUBMITTED - Pictured is the drawing by Kaitlyn Nelson, the 2014 Summer Reading Art Contest winner.
April 09, 2014

Library announces summer reading art contest winner

by Woodburn Independent
The Woodburn Public Library has announced that Kaitlyn Nelson has been named the winner of the 2014 Summer Reading Art Contest. All of this year’s entries can be viewed at the library’s Facebook…
by: SUBMITTED - The Aurora Colony Band of the late 19th and early 20th centuries played at various events around the state.
April 02, 2014

Aurora historical group presents 'Notable Music' at April 26…

by Woodburn Independent
The Aurora Colony Historical Society will present its annual “Come Hear Our Music: Notable Music” concert on April 26 at the Richard R. Brown Fine Arts Center on the Canby High School campus in…
by: DAN PRED - Sweet & spicy penne goes great with cheesy French bread, according to cooking columnist Kristy Kummer-Pred.
April 02, 2014

A crowd-pleasing, last minute favorite pasta dish

by Kristy Kummer-Pred
It was a dark and stormy weeknight. I worked all day, picked up my toddler from daycare and rushed home to make dinner for my friend and I. Of course my friends and family are used to me trying…
March 26, 2014

Hazelnut Fest named 'Best New Festival'

by Woodburn Independent
The Mount Angel Hazelnut Festival & German Holiday Market sponsored by the Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce has received the Ovation award for “Best New Festival” by the Oregon Festival & Events…
March 26, 2014

Networking Club supports food bank with donation

by Woodburn Independent
The Networking Club of Woodburn has donated 2,875 pounds of food to AWARE?Food Bank in Woodburn. According to the food bank, this helps 3,200 people, including 1,600 children. The donation is a…
by: MOUNT ANGEL SEMINARY - Mount Angel Seminary faculty and students, circa 1890.
March 26, 2014

Mount Angel Seminary celebrates 125th anniversary

by Robert Pfohman, Catholic Sentinel
Friends of the Benedictine hilltop seminary gathered Friday night to celebrate the school’s 125th anniversary. A reception, dinner and talks followed the monks’ vespers service in the Abbey…
by: SUBMITTED - A gladiolis field in Woodburn during the 1950s or '60s.
March 26, 2014

Woodburn welcomes spring with trees and flowers in bloom

by Donna Gramse
Spring is one of my favorite seasons of the year here in Woodburn because it announces itself in bright, brilliant colors. I drive down Garfield Street and marvel at the beautiful blossoms on…
by: BRIAN MONIHAN - Woodburn Hi-Liners compete at the state competition Saturday in Portland.
March 26, 2014

Woodburn Hi-Liners compete at state competition in Portland

by Woodburn Independent
The Woodburn Hi-Liners dance group from Woodburn High School competed in the OSAA Dance & Drill State Competition Saturday at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland. The team placed seventh out…
March 26, 2014

Cat adoption fair helps people find a purr-fect match

by Janis Brentano
Have you been thinking of adding a feline friend to the family? Saturday’s Cat Adoption Fair could be the place to find a perfect match. The fair runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cascade Park…
by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - It has that wow factor, said Hubbard Chapel owner Randy Durig, referring to the light streaming in through the stained glass windows in the 120-year old building.
March 19, 2014

Restoring the past for the future

by Josh Kulla
Wilsonville businessman Randy Durig loves history. And as a Pacific Northwest native he particularly enjoys the beauty and craftsmanship of 19th century churches built by the practical and…

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by: LINDSAY KEEFER - STEAM Fest
Mar 19, 2014

Full STEAM ahead!

by Lindsay Keefer
Woodburn School District celebrates the second annual STEAM Festival The second annual STEAM Festival at the Woodburn School District attracted hundreds of families and community members to…
by: JUAN LARIOS - Student Anahi Velazquez (left), second-grade teacher Sheryl Rissberger and student Mario Velazquez dress up as 'Cat in the Hat' characters on character day at Washington Elementary.
Mar 12, 2014

Washington Elementary celebrates reading

by Woodburn Independent
Washington?Elementary School celebrated Read Across America Day, which honors Dr. Seuss’ birthday, all of last week with themed days. Monday was “Hats Off to Reading Day,” for which students…
by: LINDSAY KEEFER - Reinaldo Ayala
Mar 12, 2014

Woodburn alumnus to attend global leadership conference

by Janis Brentano
While many college students spend spring break decompressing from a rigorous term by partying with friends and sleeping until noon, Woodburn’s Reinaldo Ayala will spend his break planning ways…
by: JANIS BRENTANO - Tooth Taxi dental assistant Catherine Johnson cleans the teeth of first-grader Dylan Galvin during the mobile clinic's recent visit to Gervais Elementary School.
Mar 12, 2014

Tooth Taxi delivers free dental care to Gervais students

by Janis Brentano
As rain pounded the outside of the bright green motor home, inside Gervais Elementary School first-grader Dylan Galvin stayed warm and dry, reclining in a dental chair and watching Looney Tunes…
by: SUBMITTED - Norma Rogers
Mar 05, 2014

RSVP Volunteer of the week: Norma Rogers

by Woodburn Independent
Norma started her 12 years of volunteering with Meals on Wheels in 1996. Since then she saw a need at the AWARE Food Bank and has been volunteering at that site for seven years. She volunteers…
by: NANCY BISHOP - VEX Robotics
Feb 26, 2014

North Marion hosts VEX Robotics tournament

by Lindsay Keefer
North Marion High School hosted 54 teams from 32 schools around the state in a two-day VEX Robotics competition. North Marion had seven teams of 36 students compete, including the Volt Master…
by: DAN PRED - Create tea-infused truffles with any flavor of tea that strikes your fancy.
Feb 26, 2014

Make a tea-infused truffle without any trouble

by Kristy Kummer-Pred
Tea is a wonderful way to warm up and lift your spirits year round (hot or cold), but you can do more than drink it. Earlier this month, I was honored to be a guest at the Bauman Farms ladies…
by: LINDSAY KEEFER - Community members gather in the newly remodeled space at Woodburn Boys & Girls Club.
Feb 19, 2014

Woodburn Boys & Girls Club gets makeover

by Lindsay Keefer
Community members gathered for a rededication of sorts at the Woodburn Boys & Girls Club location in Settlemier Park on Feb. 12. Through the Boys & Girls Club of America grant initiative…
by: WOODBURN HIGH SCHOOL - Woodburn's Academy of International Studies leadership group helped bring back the school's winter formal dance, which was celebrated at Woodburn Health Center Feb. 1.
Feb 19, 2014

Leadership group brings winter formal dance back to WHS

by Woodburn Independent
More than 300 Woodburn High School students attended the International SnoBall 2014 on Feb. 1. The event, which had been put on hold for the past few years due to budget cuts, was brought back…
by: WOODBURN FIRE DISTRICT - (From left) Chief Paul Iverson awards Bill Nightingale, Gary Patterson, Brandon Madura and Miranda Carroll for five years of service.
Feb 19, 2014

Woodburn Fire District awards firefighters at annual banquet

by Woodburn Independent
The Woodburn Fire District gave out multiple awards at its annual awards banquet Feb. 1. Chief Paul Iverson handed out the awards, including a special one this year, called the Chief’s Award for…




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