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Living the dream

Medea Cullumbine-Robertson balances school, training in pursuit of her passion: ballet In the...

Hubbard fire chief resigns

Hubbard fire chief resigns

Bill Hansen, whose last day is Dec. 12, will move on to a position with Aurora Fire District...

Lee Kwai to step down from Woodburn area chamber

Lee Kwai to step down from Woodburn area chamber

Harry Lee Kwai has announced he will retire from his position as executive director of the...

Rapping about Shakespeare

Rapping about Shakespeare

“I’m going to make a bold statement right now,” Oregon Shakespeare Festival actor...

A salute to veterans

A salute to veterans

Veterans from around the country invited to Gervais High School to share their stories World War...

International students from U of O visit AIS

International students from U of O visit AIS

About 25 University of?Oregon international students from across the globe visited the Academy of...

WACA winter play: It's a bit dreamy

WACA winter play: It's a bit dreamy

When local language arts and theater teacher Amy Sidwell first saw the play “Still Life with...

Moody in order

Moody in order

Renovation and cleaning project complete at MacLaren's Moody Building MacLaren Youth Correctional...

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Crystal Apple Awards

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Woodburn Area's Latest News

November 19, 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…
November 19, 2014

I-5 project to wrap up a year early

by Tyler Francke
Overflow parking, additional traffic lanes open just in time for holiday shopping season All indications are that the Woodburn Interchange project will finish significantly ahead of schedule,…
Photo Credit: GERVAIS POLICE DEPARTMENT - Gervais Police Officer Jason Remmy was commended by Woodburn Fire Chief Paul Iverson during the November Gervais City Council meeting for Remmy's role in evacuating a Gervais family from their burning home in October.
November 19, 2014

Gervais police officer commended for saving family from fire

by Phil Hawkins
Officer Jason Remmy is credited with saving a Gervais family when their house went up in flames in the early morning of Oct. 26 A Gervais police officer was recognized at the Nov. 6 Gervais City…
November 19, 2014

City to hire lobbyist to assist with 'UGB problem'

by Tyler Francke
Initial mediation assessment report has been completed by Oregon Consensus staff, but not yet made public The Woodburn City Council approved last week an expenditure of up to $20,000 to hire a…
November 19, 2014

Oregon driver card supporters vow to continue fight

by Tyler Francke
Opponents say Measure 88's trouncing should send a 'message' to policy makers about immigration Measure 88, which would have permitted the obtaining of an alternative driver’s licenses by those…
Photo Credit: CITY OF WOODBURN - This map illustrates the boundaries of the study recently completed in downtown Woodburn by the State Historic Preservation Office.
November 19, 2014

State evaluates historic downtown Woodburn

by Tyler Francke
The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently completed a survey of commercial buildings in downtown Woodburn and found that the majority of the properties are eligible for historic…
November 19, 2014

Woodburn Premium Outlets tree lighting,celebration this Sunday

by Woodburn Independent
Woodburn Premium Outlets will kick off the holidays with a family-friendly celebration on Sunday, featuring the arrival of Santa, real reindeer, face painting, strolling carolers, trolley rides…
Photo Credit: CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Christopher Wilborn
November 16, 2014

'Relationship advice' leads to stabbing

by Jim Redden
A discussion about a personal relationship escalated into a stabbing in Wilsonville on Saturday. Woodburn resident Christopher Wilborn, 54, is charged with assault in the second degree and…
November 12, 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…
November 12, 2014

Presentation on design concepts for Mount Angel is Nov. 17

by Woodburn Independent
Mount Angel community members are invited to a design charette that will present findings from university students who studied the city this summer. The meeting will be led by University of…

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Nov 12, 2014

Committee screens building proposals

by Tyler Francke
The redevelopment and acquisition of the historic downtown property known as the Association Building moved forward last week, as a committee tasked with reviewing the three proposals for the…
Nov 19, 2014

Voters favor incumbents in local, state races

by Tyler Francke
Local voters joined those around the state last week in exercising their right to vote. Turnout in Marion County was right in line with the state, at 68.6 percent. U.S. House, District 5 U.S.…
Nov 12, 2014

Bracing for legalized marijuana

by Tyler Francke
After the approval of Measure 91 in last week's election, local law enforcement officials harbor concerns about potential impacts The passage of Measure 91 by Oregon voters during the general…
Nov 10, 2014

New traffic shift set for Thursday morning

by Woodburn Independent
Note: The traffic shift was originally scheduled for Nov. 11 but was switched to Nov. 13 due to a scheduling issue with the subcontractor. Similarly, the loop ramp was originally scheduled to…
Nov 07, 2014

Police investigate Woodburn 6-year-old's death

by Woodburn Independent
UPDATE: Friday's autopsy by the coroner had unclear results as to the cause of the boy's death. Authorities are continuing to investigate the situation. Police are investigating the death of a…
Photo Credit: MARION COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - This is what is left of a Taurus after the driver pulled out in front of a dump truck. The driver was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
Nov 12, 2014

Friday morning crash leaves driver seriously injured

by Woodburn Independent
Police responded to the second crash on French Prairie Road in two days Friday morning when a driver failed to obey a stop sign. Around 8 a.m., the driver of a Ford Taurus failed to obey the…
Photo Credit: MARION COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Firefighters douse the flames that engulfed a Ford Fusion after it collided head-on with a Honda Accord on French Prairie Road Thursday morning. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene.
Nov 06, 2014

Two dead after head-on crash Thursday morning

by Woodburn Independent
French Prairie Road was closed for four hours as police investigated the crash Police have identified the two people who died in a head-on collision west of Woodburn Thursday morning. Leora…
Nov 05, 2014

GMO labeling measure appears to have lost, though supporters not…

by Steve Law
It appears Oregon voters narrowly rejected Measure 92, the state initiative to require labeling of genetically modified foods, though supporters narrowed the gap as late votes were counted…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Harry Lee Kwai, executive director of the Woodburn Area Chamber of Commerce, and Sharon Schaub, a chamber board member, climb the steps of the Great Wall of China during a recent trip.
Nov 05, 2014

Local leaders promote China through chamber after trip

by Lindsay Keefer
Two leaders with the Woodburn Area Chamber of Commerce experienced the trip of a lifetime last month, and they’ve returned home equipped to promote a potential tour to China for next year. Harry…
Photo Credit: LINDSAY KEEFER - 'Into the Woods' features a variety of fairy tale characters, including (above) the baker and his wife and a witch, played by Skyler Younger, Kayla Jackson and Brandy Rising, respectively.
Nov 05, 2014

Venture 'Into the Woods' at North Marion

by Lindsay Keefer
North Marion High School will host the musical at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday “Into the Woods”, presented by North Marion Players, will be performed on the North Marion High School stage at…



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