Ability to text 911 coming to Woodburn this spring

Ability to text 911 coming to Woodburn this spring

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Show me your wurst: Wurstfest organizers pleased with turnout

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Mount Angel announces First Citizen, other leaders of 2016

Mount Angel announces First Citizen, other leaders of 2016

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Auction arrives early for North Marion, set for Feb. 13

Auction arrives early for North Marion, set for Feb. 13

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TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO  - GED student Marquez Goldsby works in the lobby of Londer Learning Center last April.
February 11, 2016

Oregon GED students still struggling

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Critics say easier passing score isn't enough of a change Masked in Oregon’s recent celebration of higher graduation rates was the fact that 26 percent of the state’s students did not graduate…
SUBMITTED - Scott Moore
February 10, 2016

Police and psychiatric board seek public's help in located…

by Woodburn Independent
Woodburn police and the Psychiatric Security Review Board are seeking the public's help in locating a man who walked away from a residential treatment facility Monday. Daniel Scott Moore, who…
COURTESY: MCCF - Howard Edward Aldridge
February 10, 2016

Father-son duo arrested for Hubbard crime spree

by Lindsay Keefer
Hubbard police officers have arrested a father and son duo after they reportedly conducted a theft crime spree throughout northern Marion County. Howard Michael Aldridge, 31, and his father,…
February 10, 2016

Police logs

by Woodburn Independent
EDITORS 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…
February 10, 2016

Nominations for Distinguished Service Awards due Feb. 22

by Woodburn Independent
The Woodburn Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2016 Distinguished Service Awards. A selection committee will choose a Senior First Citizen (50 years old or better), a…
COURTESY CITY OF WOODBURN - Scott Russell
February 10, 2016

Former police chief to speak on forgiveness at Mayor's Prayer…

by Lindsay Keefer
The annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast presented by Woodburn Kiwanis is slated for Feb. 23 at Woodburn United Methodist Church, and former Woodburn Police Chief Scott Russell will be the guest…
February 10, 2016

Court of appeals rules in favor of Aurora fire bond PAC

by Tyler Francke
A voter pamphlet statement that appeared in objection to a proposed bond measure by the Aurora Fire District during the May 2014 election was factually in error and provably false, the Oregon…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: LINDSAY KEEFER - Cristie Ross.
February 10, 2016

Woodburn Independent hires new customer service rep

by Tyler Francke
The Woodburn Independent has hired Newberg resident Cristie Ross to serve as its new customer service specialist. In large part, Ross will be replacing Karen Lang, who is moving into a full-time…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: TYLER FRANCKE - Wes Leiva, the new director of the Woodburn Boys & Girls Club, is looking to bring some much-needed consistency to a program that has seen four different managers in the past year.
February 10, 2016

New BGC director seeking to be 'proactive' with community

by Tyler Francke
As the fourth director of the Woodburn Boys & Girls Club in less than a year, Wes Leiva is looking to bring some consistency to the role, among other things. Leiva started at the new position…
COURTESY SALEM POLICE DEPARTMENT - Police are investigating a crash that involved a Woodburn woman Thursday night in Salem. She suffered minor injuries, but the other driver fled the scene on foot.
February 05, 2016

Woodburn woman injured in Salem hit-and-run crash

by Woodburn Independent
A Woodburn woman was injured Thursday night from a hit-and-run crash in Salem. According to witnesses, around 10 p.m. Feb. 4, a silver 2000 BMW caused a T-bone accident with a black 2007…

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COURTESY MARION COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Police are seeking the public's help in identifying the man in this picture. The silver van is not believed to be associated with the theft.
Feb 04, 2016

Police seek help identifying suspect in Monitor vehicle theft

by Woodburn Independent
Marion County Sheriff's deputies are seeking help from the public to identify a suspect associated with a Jan. 20 theft of a truck in Monitor. On that date around 10 p.m., a male jumped over a…
PAMPLIN FILE PHOTO - Beaverton Senator Mark Hass has a proposal for new legislatition after a group started collecting signatures to impose a gross receipts tax on Oregon businesses.
Feb 03, 2016

Beaverton lawmaker offers compromise on gross receipts tax

by Hillary Borrud and Paris Achen
Looking to head off a nasty and costly ballot fight, a state senator has introduced a proposal to levy a new tax on corporations while cutting income taxes for many low- and middle-income…
Feb 03, 2016

Oregon heads for ballot brawl over tax increase

by Nick Budnick
Despite calls in Salem for a compromise, rivals say reaching a deal is unlikely When a proposed statewide $15-an-hour minimum wage measure gave businesses heartburn, Gov. Kate Brown intervened…
Feb 03, 2016

Ethics commission returns to St. Paul

by Colin Staub
Government — Complaint by mayor alleges councilors held illegal executive session Three St. Paul city councilors are the subject of an Oregon Government Ethics Commission investigation following…
COURTESY PHOTO: TAYISIA BURKOFF - Irinei Burkoff, who died when a truck he was in crashed into a rural Clackamas County river, is pictured with his two sons, Sava (left), 2, and Damian, 5.
Feb 03, 2016

Body of Woodburn man found in Collawash River

by Woodburn Independent
Water rescue personnel have located and recovered the body of a Woodburn man who has been missing since the vehicle he was traveling in crashed into the Collawash River on Jan. 24. The crash…
INDEPENDENT FILE PHOTO - Kris Huapeo receives his diploma at North Marion High School's 2015 graduation in June.
Feb 03, 2016

Local graduates continue to shine: North Marion celebrates…

by Lindsay Keefer
Graduation rates released last week show that North Marion School District is making strides in making sure its disadvantaged students succeed. The district’s overall four-year cohort graduation…
COURTESY PHOTO: OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS - Frank James Milligan.
Feb 03, 2016

MacLaren sex abuse lawsuit set for trial in April

by Tyler Francke
Plaintiff alleges he was abused by convicted sex predator at Woodburn correctional facility A 12-person jury trial has been set for April in a Marion County lawsuit that concerns alleged sex…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: TYLER FRANCKE - Publisher Nikki DeBuse was recognized by Mayor Kathy Figley at the Jan. 25 Woodburn City Council meeting (pictured), where Figley proclaimed Jan. 29 - DeBuse's last day at the Independent - 'Nikki DeBuse Day.'
Feb 03, 2016

Woodburn Independent publisher recognized

by Woodburn Independent
The Woodburn Independent and the city of Woodburn bid farewell to a longtime member last week, as Nikki DeBuse, who had worked for the paper for over 27 years and been involved in many community…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: TYLER FRANCKE - New Woodburn Municipal Judge Lori Coukoulis is sworn in by her predecessor, Janice Zyryanoff, on Jan. 25.
Feb 03, 2016

Woodburn swears in first new municipal judge in 35 years

by Tyler Francke
McMinnville attorney Lori Coukoulis was sworn in as Woodburn’s new municipal judge at a City Council meeting last week. Her first official day on the bench was Jan. 26. Coukoulis has served as…
Feb 03, 2016

DOJ investigation concluded, but officer still on leave

by Tyler Francke
Mental, emotional health played role in alleged sexual assault victim's decision to withdraw case A Woodburn police officer has remained on leave for the past seven months, after the conclusion…



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