Hubbard man arrested after crashing car at golf course

Hubbard man arrested after crashing car at golf course

Police arrested a Hubbard man last week for allegedly eluding police, crashing a vehicle and...

Woodburn teacher becomes certified 'ag ambassador' through national program

Woodburn teacher becomes certified 'ag ambassador' through national program

Woodburn agriscience teacher Seth Stoddard recently completed a prestigious national teachers...

Aquatic center's turnaround is going swimmingly

Aquatic center's turnaround is going swimmingly

Facing huge budget shortfalls in the depths of the national economic downturn in 2010, city...

*UPDATED* One fatality in Crosby Road crash

*UPDATED* One fatality in Crosby Road crash

Update: Deputies have identified the driver in Monday's fatal traffic crash as Neal Meusling,...

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July 29, 2015

Police reports

by Woodburn Independent
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Woodburn Independent publishes the names of people arrested based on information from city and county police logs. Times listed represent the time the crimes were reported to…
July 29, 2015

National Night Out is Aug. 4

by Woodburn Independent
The Woodburn Police Department invites the public to take part in the 32nd annual National Night Out event, which will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 4. The event, in conjunction with the…
July 29, 2015

Marion County bat tests positive for rabies

by Woodburn Independent
Marion County health officials are reporting that a bat found inside a home tested positive for rabies on July 20. The test was conducted by the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory. This is…
July 31, 2015

Community meetings set for police chief search

by Woodburn Independent
The city of Woodburn will hold three community meetings next week to collect input from Woodburn residents on the hiring of the new chief of police. The meetings will take place on the following…
July 29, 2015

North Marion improves registration system

by Woodburn Independent
North Marion School District is making changes so the process of registering students is more efficient for families. The district is partnering with InfoSnap, which provides North Marion’s…
July 29, 2015

Striking Out Substance Abuse event Friday at Volcanoes Stadium

by Woodburn Independent
Law Enforcement for Youth’s Striking Out Substance Abuse celebration event will be held during the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes baseball game in Keizer on Friday. The SOSA celebration game will…
July 29, 2015

Man suffers gunshot wound in downtown Woodburn

by Jillian Daley
Police investigating the Saturday morning incident near city hall Woodburn police discovered a 25-year-old Hispanic male suffering from a gunshot wound to the head after responding to a report…
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…

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INDEPENDENT PHOTO: TYLER FRANCKE - 1390 Meridian Drive could soon become the new district office and welcome center for Woodburn schools, pending the closing on a real estate contract currently being negotiated.
Jul 22, 2015

School district looks to close on new building

by Tyler Francke
The Woodburn School Board voted earlier this month to move forward with several items related to the $65 million bond project voters approved in May, not the least of which was to begin…
Jul 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…
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…
Jul 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…
Jul 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…
Jul 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…
Jul 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.…
TYLER FRANCKE - Cooling off at the splash fountain.
Jul 22, 2015

Some like it 'hop'

by Lindsay Keefer
Hop Festival serves up another round The 42nd annual Hubbard Hop Fest was held Saturday in and around Rivenes Park. Youngsters found a number of ways to beat the stifling heat, from the…
NIKKI DEBUSE - The Leadership Court features (from left) Blanca Mendez Alonzo, Aimee Marquez, Cecilia Morales Barajas and Anilene Arevalo Torralba.
Jul 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.
Jul 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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