Local students fare well at county fair

Local students fare well at county fair

The St. Paul Green Grazers 4-H club sent 22 students to the Marion County Fair last week, and the...

'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...

Hop Fest: A day to celebrate heroes

Hop Fest: A day to celebrate heroes

After 41 years, the Hubbard Hop Festival has experienced little change, but that’s simply...

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...

'Rice-ing' to the occasion

'Rice-ing' to the occasion

Community of Christ partners with AWARE Food Bank to meet targeted needs During his last trip...

Cancer survivor sings a new tune

Cancer survivor sings a new tune

Singer Larry Smith recounts his battle with throat cancer A throat cancer diagnosis was almost...

Community of Donald is about to go (hazel)nuts

Community of Donald is about to go (hazel)nuts

The second annual Donald Hazelnut Festival to kick off Saturday with parade on Main Street The...

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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…
by: SUBMITTED - This sketch represents the suspect who robbed Sherwin-Williams July 6. Anyone with information should call 503-980-2460.
July 22, 2014

Police seek help in finding robbery suspect

by Woodburn Independent
Woodburn police are seeking the public's help in finding a man who robbed the local Sherwin-Williams paint store at gunpoint on July 6. The store, located in the 1500 block of North Pacific…
by: CLACKAMAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Clackamas County Sheriffs Office deputies reported to the scene of the crash of a 1946 Ercoupe 415-C, owned by Robert Teneyck, 81, of Woodburn. Teneyck and his co-pilot, Rosalie Carman, 70, of Portland, walked away from the crash east of Hubbard Sunday morning shortly after takeoff from Lenhardt Airpark.
July 22, 2014

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

by Phil Hawkins
A leisurely morning flight for breakfast in Mulino ended in a grove of unharvested Christmas trees for a Woodburn pilot and his co-pilot, who both walked away from plane crash near Lenhardt…
by: MARION COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY - Gerardo Ortiz Campos.
July 21, 2014

Negligent shooting near Woodburn Safeway leaves one man injured

by Tyler Francke
A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred Sunday afternoon on Highway 211 in Woodburn, near Safeway. According to local police, Gerardo Ortiz Campos, 26, was in the…
by: CINDY FAMA - What's left of the Markum Inn, which burned Sunday monring
July 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.
July 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…
July 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,…
July 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…
July 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
July 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…

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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…
Jul 09, 2014

Mount Angel hosts Ride to Defeat ALS Saturday

by Woodburn Independent
The Ride to Defeat ALS, a one-day cycling event will be Saturday in and around Mount Angel. The ride offers a Century Challenge (100 miles), 50 Mile Challenge, 25 Mile Challenge, Family Fun Ride…
by: TYLER FRANCKE | WOODBURN INDEPENDENT - Sen. Ron Wyden signs autographs for children at the Nellie Muir Elementary School following a book reading there last Wednesday.
Jul 09, 2014

Sen. Wyden visits Nellie Muir Elementary

by Tyler Francke
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat who serves as Oregon’s senior senator, stopped by Nellie Muir Elementary School last week for a visit with summer-learning and migrant program students and…
Jul 09, 2014

Historic preservation reps to survey downtown

by Tyler Francke
Information could be used to apply for grants and promote Woodburn's historic buildings The Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will conduct a survey of approximately 70 buildings…
Jul 09, 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 09, 2014

Relay For Life schedule of events

by Woodburn Independent
Who: 46 teams and 347 individuals What: Fundraiser for American Cancer Society When: 5 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday Where: Centennial Park, Woodburn Why: To “Wave Goodbye to Cancer”…
Jul 09, 2014

Marion County Citizens Band to play concert in Mount Angel

by Woodburn Independent
Mount Angel Telephone is hosting a Root Beer Concert at the Mount Angel Gazebo, July 21 at 7 p.m. The concert will feature the Marion County Citizens Band. The band is comprised of a variety of…
by: SUBMITTED - Craig Swanson has been hired to be John F. Kennedy High School's new principal.
Jul 09, 2014

Salem-Keizer assistant principal chosen to lead Kennedy High…

by Lindsay Keefer
Kennedy High School has hired its fourth principal in five years. Although Craig Swanson’s official start date is Aug. 4, he can already be seen around the Mount Angel high school campus,…




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