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,...

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...


Woodburn Area's Latest News

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 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…
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…

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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.…
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…
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…




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