Man suffers gunshot wound in downtown Woodburn

Man suffers gunshot wound in downtown Woodburn

Police investigating the Saturday morning incident near city hall Woodburn police discovered a...

School district looks to close on new building

School district looks to close on new building

The Woodburn School Board voted earlier this month to move forward with several items related to...

New UMC pastor home at last

New UMC pastor home at last

After 40 years, Tongan-American Kalina Malua-Katoa realizes her dream, calling of being a pastor...

Some like it 'hop'

Some like it 'hop'

Hop Festival serves up another round The 42nd annual Hubbard Hop Fest was held Saturday in and...

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Woodburn Area's Latest News

LINDSAY KEEFER - A bomb squad official inspects the duffel bag.
July 24, 2015

Suspicious package shuts down part of Walmart parking lot

by Lindsay Keefer
A duffel bag full of PVC pipes left in the Woodburn Walmart parking lot has been determined safe by bomb squad authorities. Walmart security personnel reported the suspicious package to police…
July 22, 2015

Shannon Baird named to Gervais School Board

by Phil Hawkins
The Gervais School Board is once again full after the board selected a fifth member on Thursday to replace former board chairman Steve Rush and board member-elect Dina Miller. Board members…
July 22, 2015

Daniels steps down from Woodburn school board

by Tyler Francke
Longtime Woodburn School Board member Jody Daniels was honored for her service earlier this month after announcing her plans to step down. Her resignation was accepted by the board at its July 9…
July 22, 2015

Downtown group gets grants for staff person

by Tyler Francke
The Woodburn Downtown Association (WDA) has received two grants totaling more than $40,000, which will enable it to hire a temporary staff person, essentially giving the city its own downtown…
July 22, 2015

Police reports

by Woodburn Independent
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Woodburn Independent publishes the names of people arrested based on information from city police logs. Times listed represent the time the crimes were reported to police. The…
July 22, 2015

CAT bus line route gets renamed

by Woodburn Independent
Canby Area Transit (CAT) is changing the name of its bus route from Orange Line to Route 99. On Aug. 3, the new Route 99 schedule will be implemented. It is the same as the Orange Line schedule…
July 22, 2015

Woodburn PD gears up for National Night Out Aug. 4

by Woodburn Independent
On Aug. 4, neighborhoods throughout Woodburn are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 32nd annual National Night Out crime/drug prevention event. From 6 to 9…
July 22, 2015

Aurora Fire District to fill board vacancy

by Woodburn Independent
There is a vacancy on the Aurora Rural Fire Protection District’s board. The fire district is seeking applications for position 3. The term runs until June 30, 2017 and is an at-large position.…
NIKKI DEBUSE - The Leadership Court features (from left) Blanca Mendez Alonzo, Aimee Marquez, Cecilia Morales Barajas and Anilene Arevalo Torralba.
July 21, 2015

Fiesta Court dinner, dance set for July 31

by Woodburn Independent
The four princesses who comprise this year’s Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana court will be presented to the community at a special event later this month. The Court Presentation Dinner and Dance will…
MCSO COLD CASE SQUAD - A rendering of one of the tattoos on the victim.
July 16, 2015

Help needed in ID'ing 1986 homicide victim

by Lindsay Keefer
Detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying a homicide victim found outside St. Paul nearly 30 years ago. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office’s Cold Case Squad reports that a…

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ALS ASSOCIATION OREGON AND SW WASHINGTON CHAPTER - Bicyclists cross the finish line at last year's Ride to Defeat ALS event in Mount Angel.
Jul 16, 2015

Mount Angel hosts Ride to Defeat ALS Saturday

by Woodburn Independent
Bicyclists are gearing up for the 2015 Ride to Defeat ALS in Mount Angel to raise funds for The ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington. Riding in honor, memory or to support the fight against…
COURTESY PHOTO: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF - Richard Earl Dryden.
Jul 15, 2015

Case against alleged drunken driver evidently stalled

by Tyler Francke
Initial charges against Dryden were dismissed June 18; prosecution awaits 'additional information' The future appears uncertain for the case against a man reportedly responsible for the death of…
Jul 15, 2015

School board prepares for bond sale next month

by Tyler Francke
At its meeting last month the Woodburn School Board formally authorized and took other steps necessary to issue and sell approximately $65 million in general obligation bonds. The board’s…
COURTESY PHOTO: MCSO - Willie Waller.
Jul 15, 2015

Teen awaits next case hearing for his alleged role in MacLaren…

by Tyler Francke
An 18-year-old formerly housed at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility faces criminal charges for his alleged role in a July 6 disturbance in which six youths accosted MacLaren staff, destroyed…
LINDSAY KEEFER - Relay for Life participants cheer for cancer survivors as they kick off the event with the tradional survivor lap.
Jul 15, 2015

Relay attracts hundreds, money still rolling in

by Lindsay Keefer
Relay for Life of the Woodburn Area has completed its 14th year, and organizers Lisa Ellsworth and Mike Bergeron were pleased with the community support this year. The event, held Friday night…
Jul 15, 2015

Police reports

by Woodburn Independent
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Woodburn Independent publishes the names of people arrested based on information from city police logs. Times listed represent the time the crimes were reported to police. The…
Jul 15, 2015

Hubbard Fire District seeking part-time chief

by Lindsay Keefer
The recruitment period for a new Hubbard fire chief closes Thursday, with the fire board hoping to hire someone by Oct.1. Last month, the Hubbard Fire Board approved a candidate search timeline…
COURTESY PHOTO: MCSO - Juan Manuel Navarro-Gil.
Jul 15, 2015

Woodburn man faces charges for rape, kidnapping

by Tyler Francke
A Woodburn man has been charged with rape and kidnapping of a woman in an incident that reportedly occurred on July Fourth weekend. Juan Manuel Navarro-Gil, 30, was arrested on Independence Day…
FILE PHOTO - The Hop Fest parade starts at 10 a.m.
Jul 15, 2015

Hop Fest offers fun for the whole family

by Lindsay Keefer
Hubbard firefighters present the 42nd annual Hop Festival July 18 After 42 years, the Hubbard Hop Festival has experienced little change, but that’s simply because the Hubbard volunteer…
SARA BAILEY - The Hazelnut Festival featured children's activities like face painting.
Jul 13, 2015

Stage collapse subdues but doesn't ruin Hazelnut Festival

by Lindsay Keefer
Musician, sound technician 'going to be fine' after stage roof collapsed on them Other than a scare early on during the Donald Hazelnut Festival when a stage roof collapse sent two people to the…




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