Chamber president dies unexpectedly

Chamber president dies unexpectedly

Arthur Janos, 39, remembered as a passionate community leader Arthur Janos, manager of the U.S....

Committee recommends rejecting Association Building proposals

Committee recommends rejecting Association Building proposals

A committee appointed to review three outside proposals for the Association Building has...

Success students crowned in 2015 Mr. Bulldog competition

Success students crowned in 2015 Mr. Bulldog competition

The 2015 Mr. Bulldog pageant was held at Woodburn High School Thursday night, with Julio Olmos...

More regulations for dispensaries in Woodburn

More regulations for dispensaries in Woodburn

Ordinance creates permitting process through city planning, police Cannabis was again a topic of...

Fleetwood Homes in Woodburn fined $75K

Fleetwood Homes in Woodburn fined $75K

Oregon OSHA says mobile home manufacturer 'willfully' disregarded employee safety for sake of...

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Photo Credit: MCCF - Toddi Bork
March 04, 2015

Mount Angel woman pleads guilty to fiery assault

by Lindsay Keefer
After being arrested for setting her husband on fire, a Mount Angel woman has pleaded guilty to assault in the second degree. Toddi Bork, 46, entered the guilty plea Tuesday and was sentenced to…
March 04, 2015

School board postpones appointment of new member

by Tyler Francke
The Woodburn School Board postponed the appointment of its newest member after receiving only one qualified application last month. The board is seeking to fill the vacancy left after the…
March 04, 2015

Former treasurer charged with theft set for possible plea in…

by Tyler Francke
Court proceedings are ongoing for a former treasurer of two local organizations who was first arrested on suspicions of theft in 2012 and was formally indicted last year. Joan Monnier, 78, was…
March 04, 2015

St. Paul School Board to consider bond

by Lindsay Keefer
The St. Paul School Board will decide whether to place a bond on the May ballot this Monday. The board is considering a $5.2 million general obligation bond to make improvements to the…
March 04, 2015

Mount Angel explores pot issue

by Lindsay Keefer
The Mount Angel Planning Commission is hosting a public hearing meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Mount Angel Community Room to discuss a proposed ordinance regulating medical marijuana…
March 04, 2015

Woodburn Proud Clean Up Day is March 14

by Woodburn Independent
The Woodburn Proud Clean Up Day will be March 14 from 8 a.m. to noon. Individuals will meet at Woodburn City Hall at 8 a.m. for orientation, release forms and supplies. Transportation will be…
March 04, 2015

Police reports

by Woodburn Independent
EDITOR’S NOTE: The of 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…
Photo Credit: MCCF - Luis Ramirez-Ramirez
March 03, 2015

Woodburn man arrested for stabbing roommate

by Tyler Francke
A Woodburn man was arrested last week for allegedly stabbing his roommate in the chest. Luis Ramirez-Ramirez, 27, was taken into police custody Friday afternoon and charged with one count of…
March 03, 2015

Police investigate suspicious package *UPDATED*

by Woodburn Independent
A suspicious package at US Bank Tuesday morning has turned out to be a suitcase left behind by a woman. The scene is being cleared by the Oregon State Bomb Squad, who was called to the scene…
March 03, 2015

Our Opinion: Vaccination issue begs for open debate

by Editorial Board
Last Friday, Gov. Kate Brown said that Oregon needs to have “a broader discussion” about the death penalty and criminal justice system. We also feel the same approach needs to be taken with the…

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Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE OREGON STATE ARCHIVES - The preamble to the Oregon Constitution is part of the historic document that needs vital repairs.
Feb 25, 2015

Schoolchildren asked to help restore Oregon Constitution document

by Shasta Kearns Moore
A $60,000 campaign would restore and permanently display the 158-year-old document To address a longtime funding shortage, the Oregon secretary of state's office has issued a challenge to…
Photo Credit: LINDSAY KEEFER - (From left) Paul Iverson, Ben Puente and Nick Waite all won Distinguished Service Awards, which were announced Friday.
Feb 25, 2015

Leaders in Service: this year's First Citizens

by Lindsay Keefer
Four Distinguished Service Awards go to local volunteers, business The Woodburn Area Chamber of Commerce has announced this year’s Distinguished Service Award winners. The awards banquet is…
Photo Credit: LINDSAY KEEFER - Mary Ivanov (center), owner of From Russia with Love, is flanked by two of her children helping at the new Hubbard restaurant, manager Luba Reutov (left) and Alex Ivanov.
Feb 25, 2015

Russian cuisine, coffee served with love in Hubbard

by Lindsay Keefer
From Russia with Love sounds like a James Bond movie, but if you replace the Aston Martin with a food cart, and swap Agent 007 with the Ivanov family, you get Hubbard’s newest restaurant. For…
Feb 25, 2015

Woodburn Police Department presents annual report

by Tyler Francke
The Woodburn Police Department presented its annual crime report to the City Council earlier this month, while also discussing its accomplishments for 2014 and goals for the year ahead. Overall,…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Kate Brown, former secretary of state, took the oath of office Wednesday morning to become Oregon's 38th governor. She was surrounded by her family during the ceremony, her husband, Dan Little; her two stepchildren, Dylan and Jessie, and her mother, Sally. Brown replaces Gov. John Kitzhaber, who resigned as an influence-peddling scandal engulfed his office.
Feb 18, 2015

Brown pledges to 'restore public's trust'

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
As she became Oregon’s 38th governor Wednesday, Kate Brown pledged that neither she nor her staff would accept outside compensation. In remarks after she took her oath from Chief Justice Thomas…
Photo Credit: GARY ALLEN - Ethics review - Former St. Paul Mayor Steve Manners is under investigation by the Oregon Government Ethics Commission for removing a shed from city property and transporting it onto his own property. While he later put the shed back onto city property, a complaint alleges he personally benefitted financially from publicly-owned property.
Feb 18, 2015

Former St. Paul mayor faces ethics investigation

by Colin Staub
Case focuses on shed that Steve Manners moved from public to private property without official approval St. PAUL — A situation involving a utility shed has led to an investigation by the Oregon…
Photo Credit: PHIL HAWKINS - Sang Dao accepts his bachelor's degree during a commencement ceremony at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility last June.
Feb 18, 2015

Former MacLaren youth commuted by Kitzhaber

by Tyler Francke
Before leaving office, Gov. John Kitzhaber signs order reducing sentence of Sang Dao A convicted youth offender who served the majority of his time at a correctional facility in Woodburn was…
Photo Credit: INDEPENDENT PHOTO: TYLER FRANCKE - Klain Pippert looks on while his court-appointed attorney, Stephen A. Lipton, hands a document to Judge Donald Abar during a hearing last week at the Marion County Court Annex in Salem.
Feb 18, 2015

NMHS grad charged with sex crimes

by Tyler Francke
Pippert remains in custody; case set for possible plea hearing March 6 A former Woodburn area resident and North Marion High School graduate is facing charges for allegedly luring and having sex…
Feb 18, 2015

City OKs pot clinics, with strict limits

by Tyler Francke
Woodburn City Council imposes stricter regulations than state The Woodburn City Council approved last week an ordinance amending the city’s zoning codes to permit medical marijuana clinics in…
Photo Credit: INDEPENDENT PHOTO: TYLER FRANCKE - The former Withers Lumber store in Woodburn at 245 Young St. will become the site of a new ReStore serving the North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity.
Feb 18, 2015

Withers Lumber to be site of Woodburn ReStore

by Tyler Francke
North Willamette Valley Habitat's current store in Mount Angel will move to Young Street The former Woodburn location of Withers Lumber is about to be “ReStored.” Officials for the North…




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