Stricken local girl will return home

Stricken local girl will return home

Two years ago the St. Paul community came together and rallied around then 9-year-old Cali Rader,...

Former shoeshine boy finds a connection to the past

Former shoeshine boy finds a connection to the past

The photo and “love” letter accompanying this column came to me courtesy of Pam Kenagy,...

Hubbard teen donates picnic tables to local park for Eagle Scout project

Hubbard teen donates picnic tables to local park for Eagle Scout project

Barendse Park in Hubbard is now home to four new picnic benches thanks to a local...

Six local residents graduate from firefighter training

Six local residents graduate from firefighter training

The Aurora, Monitor and Woodburn fire districts welcomed six new volunteer firefighters to the...


Woodburn's Area Features

SUBMITTED - Jamie Thwing and Amy Walters were married last month.
August 26, 2015

Thwing-Walters wedding

by Woodburn Independent
Amy Walters, daughter of Scott and Lori Walters, of Grants Pass, and Jamie Thwing, son of Don and Patti Thwing, of Aurora, were married June 20 at Yellow Gold Farm in Albany. The Rev. Matt Mills…
August 26, 2015

Woodburn Christian Church debuts 'Woodburn Third Tuesday' Sept.…

by Woodburn Independent
Free diabetic and blood pressure screenings will be available on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at the Woodburn Christian Church. The church is located at 126 N. Workman Drive. This is…
August 26, 2015

Lions Club launching north Marion County branch

by Lindsay Keefer
'French Prairie Centennial Lions Club' soliciting members from Hubbard, Aurora, Donald and St. Paul areas Residents of rural north Marion County have the opportunity to join an international…
GARY ALLEN - Moving on - Caleb Thurston, who has been involved with the Chehalem Cultural Center and Valley Repertory Theatre for years, is moving on to a position teaching and directing theater at Woodburn High School.
August 18, 2015

Thurston leaves CCC to teach

by Colin Staub
Local performing arts figure takes teaching spot in Woodburn A longtime member of the Newberg arts community is leaving for a new employment position after finishing out his final week working…
C.J. DRAKE - The visiting students from South Korea pose with Chelsea, a Project POOCH dog, at last week's visit to MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility. They are, (from left) Woo Jeong Kim, Yuree Ko, Hyuanjae Roo and Hyung Min Kim.
August 12, 2015

MacLaren dog rehab program inspires visitors

by C.J. Drake
A dog rehabilitation program at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility may end up helping South Korea’s plague of abandoned pets. Four elite students from Yonsei University in Seoul toured…
LINDSAY KEEFER - From left, Jan Metzger, Andrea Heid, Josie Hyde and Nicole Scott are among the volunteers who keep the North Marion Community Library running.
August 12, 2015

North Marion Community Library celebrates one year in business

by John Baker
Volunteer-run group currently operates out of Aurora church, but hopes to find larger, more visible location After years of planning and preparation, the North Marion Community Library rose to…
SUBMITTED - Karla Hunt, a Hubbard resident, is combining her passion for hiking with fundraising by climbing Mount Whitney next week, raising money for homes in Nepal for every mile she treks.
August 05, 2015

Local woman raises money for Nepal by hiking Mount Whitney

by Lindsay Keefer
A Hubbard resident is part of a group raising money for earthquake-ravaged Nepal by hiking the John Muir Trail next week. Karla Hunt is one of five women raising money to build roofs on new…
August 05, 2015

Mount Angel Abbey lecture series starts up again Sept. 12

by Abbot Peter Eberle, OSB
Two themes that appear at the end of all four Gospels are discipleship and evangelization. On the one hand, Jesus promises his disciples that, though he is departing from them, he will always be…
July 29, 2015

Hubbard UCC invites public to annual BBQ Aug. 23

by Woodburn Independent
The public is invited to Hubbard United Church of Christ’s annual barbecue on Aug. 23. This year will be featuring Voget’s grilled franks and sausages. The barbecue will immediately follow the…
SUBMITTED - Marcia Whitehead, a Christian vocal artist based in the Pacific Northwest, will lead a worship presentation at Woodburn Immanuel Lutheran Church on Aug. 9.
July 29, 2015

Immanuel Lutheran hosts worship presentation

by Woodburn Independent
Woodburn Immanuel Lutheran Church invites the public to “You Raise Me Up,” a worship presentation with singer Marcia Whitehead. The event will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 9 at the church, located at 1036…

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SUBMITTED - Woodburn Lions Club members gather with Dr. Scott Nehring (third from left), who has been added to the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation's network.
Jul 29, 2015

Woodburn eye doctor partners with local Lions Club

by Woodburn Independent
The Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation (OLSHF) and Woodburn Lions Club welcome Dr. Scott Nehring of Woodburn Vision Source to the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Program (LEAP) Optical Finishing…
KRISTY KUMMER-PRED - Use leftover root beer to make barbecue sauce that pairs well with any grilled meat.
Jul 29, 2015

Make a barbecue sauce with leftover cola

by Kristy Kummer-Pred
Every so often, I find myself searching for recipes to use up random things that are in my refrigerator or cupboard (is it just me?!). This time, it was root beer. I bought 2 liter bottles for…
Jul 29, 2015

Shalom to offer two-year spiritual direction training

by Woodburn Independent
On Sept. 1, Shalom Prayer Center in Mount Angel will begin a two-year course for those interested in becoming spiritual directors. Spiritual directors work closely with those seeking growth in…
Jul 23, 2015

FARM & FUN

by John Baker
Annual open house at OSU Extension facility offers a much closer look into the research and contributions the place makes locally Just what goes on at the North Willamette Research and Extension…
RUSS BAGLIEN - Ed Murphy will be recognized at the next Woodburn City Council meeting for his years of volunteer service.
Jul 22, 2015

City to recognize long-time volunteer Ed Murphy

by Russ Baglien
Woodburn once was a product of volunteerism, from Legion Park, “Doc” Smith stadium, the trees lining Front Street, the library floor replacement, Settlemier Park softball field and dugouts, new…
SUBMITTED - The Alleman house at 682 W. Lincoln St.
Jul 22, 2015

Readers help locate historic homes in Woodburn

by Donna Gramse
Editor’s note: In the May 27 edition of the Woodburn Independent, on Page 11A, Donna Gramse wrote an article entitled “Digging deeper: Are historic Woodburn homes still around?” This article…
Bart Ferguson & the Edward Stanley Band will be in Aurora Wednesday, July 22, as the latest performers in the Concerts in the Park series.
Jul 22, 2015

Hitting the Aurora stage next is...

by (none)
Bart Ferguson & the Edward Stanley Band hit the Aurora City Park amphitheater stage Wednesday night Aurora’s Concerts in the Park music series continues at the Aurora City Park amphitheater…
SUBMITTED - (From left) Sarah Estrada, Kiley Florez, Aurora #110 Girls State Chairwoman Mary Lou Burke, Clarissa Sanchez, Cassidy Costello and Laura Grigorieff pose for a photo at Girls State.
Jul 22, 2015

Locals represent Aurora ALA, North Marion at last month's Girls…

by Woodburn Independent
North Marion High School students Sarah Estrada, Kiley Florez, Cassidy Costello and Laura Grigorieff had the opportunity to attend the annual Girls State event at Willamette University in Salem…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: TYLER FRANCKE - Tongan-American Kalina Malua-Katoa is the new pastor at Woodburn United Methodist Church.
Jul 22, 2015

New UMC pastor home at last

by Tyler Francke
After 40 years, Tongan-American Kalina Malua-Katoa realizes her dream, calling of being a pastor The Rev. Kalina Malua-Katoa, new minister at the Woodburn United Methodist Church, has known…
GARY GROSSMAN - 'Tulip Spider' was named the grand prize winner.
Jul 21, 2015

Catch the Color winners announced

by Woodburn Independent
Contest photos from Tulip Fest released by Pro Photo Supply The grand prize winner of the 2015 Canon Catch the Color Photo Contest through Pro Photo Supply is Gary Grossman with his “Tulip…



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