Great Oregon Steam-Up opens this weekend

Great Oregon Steam-Up opens this weekend

The 44th annual event celebrates antique machinery and all things steam-powered The Great Oregon...

Countdown to Fiesta: Salgado fuses traditional sound with country flair

Countdown to Fiesta: Salgado fuses traditional sound with country flair

Latin Grammy and Tejano Music Award-winning artist to be featured in this year's Fiesta Mexicana...

Participants have 'howling' good time at basset hound event

Participants have 'howling' good time at basset hound event

The annual Basset Hound Games, held in Legion Park and sponsored by the Oregon Basset Hound...

Police seek help in finding robbery suspect

Police seek help in finding robbery suspect

Woodburn police are seeking the public's help in finding a man who robbed the local...

Woodburn man and his co-pilot walk away from plane crash

Woodburn man and his co-pilot walk away from plane crash

A leisurely morning flight for breakfast in Mulino ended in a grove of unharvested Christmas...

Negligent shooting near Woodburn Safeway leaves one man injured

Negligent shooting near Woodburn Safeway leaves one man injured

A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred Sunday afternoon on Highway...

'Relaying' a message: Relay For Life of the Woodburn Area raises over $66,000 in the battle to end cancer

'Relaying' a message: Relay For Life of the Woodburn Area raises over $66,000 in the battle to end cancer

Hundreds gathered at Centennial Park Friday to walk, wheel, mingle, jog, boogey and otherwise...

Lupita's about to get taste of national exposure

Lupita's about to get taste of national exposure

Rose Festival exploits of Mexican restaurant in Woodburn to be aired on new Food Network reality...

City gearing up for 51st Fiesta celebration

City gearing up for 51st Fiesta celebration

Chamber-organized event to include live music, parade, children's activities, cultural traditions...

WHS graduates record number of IB students

WHS graduates record number of IB students

14 local teens earn prestigious international honor through multi-year program of rigorous...

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Woodburn Area's Latest News

July 23, 2014

Two arrested in June 23 drive-by

by Tyler Francke
Two local men have been arrested in connection with a June 23 drive-by shooting that occurred near the intersection of Hardcastle Avenue and Gatch Street. Brothers Rudy Arroyo, 19, and Luis…
July 23, 2014

Woodburn increases urban renewal grants

by Tyler Francke
City boosts grant program by $50,000 in the hopes of attracting major renovation projects downtown The Woodburn Urban Renewal Agency has greatly increased the maximum amount of its matching…
July 23, 2014

Lawn parking ban could include gravel permit

by Tyler Francke
Woodburn City Council discusses draft ordinance that would require parking on improved surfaces or behind fence The Woodburn City Council discussed a draft nuisance ordinance last week that…
July 23, 2014

Woodburn school district to try bond again in May

by Tyler Francke
Board of directors votes to forego a November general election ballot expected to be crowded and 'polarized' The Woodburn School District board of directors agreed last week to forego the…
July 23, 2014

Independent news staff receives ONPA awards

by Woodburn Independent
The Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association has announced its winners for the 2014 Better Newspaper Contest, and the Woodburn Independent has received five awards in four categories. The…
July 23, 2014

Register for National Night Out Aug. 5

by Woodburn Independent
The Woodburn Police Department is joining the National Association of Town Watch in celebrating the 31st annual National Night Out Aug. 5. The event allows people to turn on their lights and…
July 23, 2014

Annual Safety Camp to be July 28-31

by Woodburn Independent
Safety Camp, sponsored by the Woodburn Kiwanis and put on by the city of Woodburn’s Recreation and Parks Department, is July 28-31. The camp will once again be held at Heritage Elementary School…
July 23, 2014

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 23, 2014

College group seeks Mount Angel citizens' input during field…

by Lindsay Keefer
The city of Mount Angel is the subject of a university class that focuses on how to make small downtowns more sustainable and eco-friendly, and local residents have an opportunity to participate…
July 22, 2014

Sunday stabbing results in two arrests

by Woodburn Independent
Woodburn police arrested two men after a fight Sunday night, which left one man hospitalized with stab wounds and cuts on his face. Woodburn police responded to a report of a fight in the 400…

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by: CINDY FAMA - What's left of the Markum Inn, which burned Sunday monring
Jul 21, 2014

Markum Inn destroyed by fire

by Cindy Fama
Early Sunday morning fire burns down local landmark Multiple fire agencies battled a five-alarm fire at the Markum Inn in the early hours of Sunday July 20 that destroyed the local landmark. The…
by: COURTESY PHOTO - A woman died this morning near Molalla after being struck by a car.
Jul 21, 2014

Woman dies in Highway 211 accident between Molalla and Woodburn

by Peggy Savage
Pedestrian hit while crossing the highway in darkness early Saturday morning. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into a Saturday morning fatal pedestrian-involved traffic…
by: LINDSAY KEEFER - Brody Schindler, a fourth-grader from St. Paul, poses with his pig at the Marion County Fair right after winning first place in showmanship the first day of the fair. He went on to be named reserve champion in the novice division.
Jul 16, 2014

Local students fare well at county fair

by Lindsay Keefer
The St. Paul Green Grazers 4-H club sent 22 students to the Marion County Fair last week, and the entire group placing third overall for large livestock herdsmanship. “Clubs are judged on caring…
Jul 16, 2014

Local to replace Brown in county election

by Tyler Francke
The Marion County Democratic Central Committee has chosen a Woodburn resident to replace Colin Brown as its nominee to challenge incumbent Marion County Commissioner Janet Carlson, a Republican,…
Jul 16, 2014

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…
Jul 16, 2014

Scientists to study health of major creeks around Pudding River

by Woodburn Independent
This summer, a team of scientists is collecting information about the health of the major creeks that feed into the Pudding River. Bio-Surveys L.L.C. uses snorkeling to sample pools, and count…
by: SUBMITTED - Shari Riedman
Jul 16, 2014

Mount Angel appoints Riedman to replace late brother on board

by Lindsay Keefer
The Mount Angel School Board has two new members, but both are familiar faces in the community. Dick Hoffer, who was on the board 20 years before leaving last year, was appointed in June after a…
Jul 16, 2014

Apparel maker eyes major expansion

by Tyler Francke
Drift Creek Outdoors, an outerware apparel manufacturer based in Woodburn, is looking to more than double the size of its facilities. According to Martin Hodges, sales manager and co-owner of…
Jul 16, 2014

Consolidated justice court now open

by Woodburn Independent
The new consolidated Marion County Justice Court is now open in the Hayesville Shopping Center, located at 4660 Portland Road N.E., Suite 107, Salem. The court is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.…
Jul 16, 2014

NWREC to hold open house on July 23

by Woodburn Independent
Oregon State University is welcoming the public to its North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) for a free open house from 4 to 7 p.m. July 23. The center is at 15210 N.E. Miley…




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