Here's to Oktoberfest

Here's to Oktoberfest

Weather, new features mark a successful 49th year Mount Angel has another successful Oktoberfest...

Woodburn celebrates Mexican independence

Woodburn celebrates Mexican independence

Hundreds of Woodburn residents braved the smoky air from the Estacada wildfire Sunday to...

Markum Inn opens food cart during renovations

Markum Inn opens food cart during renovations

Connie Cummings is not going to let a total loss to her restaurant slow her down. The owner of...

Oktoberfest calendar of events

Oktoberfest calendar of events

Note: Locations for each activity at Mount Angel Oktoberfest are included in parentheses ...

WDA hosting Mexican Independence Day celebration

WDA hosting Mexican Independence Day celebration

Free event will feature live music, food vendors, games, activities, prizes and remarks by local...

Oktoberfest descends on Mount Angel

Oktoberfest descends on Mount Angel

The 49th annual festival brings new offerings, old favorites This year marks the 49th Mount Angel...

Right at Home Woodburn offers a variety of services

Right at Home Woodburn offers a variety of services

In these days of corporate takeover and one-upmanship, it seems like it’s becoming more...

Is Woodburn the state's most boring town?

Is Woodburn the state's most boring town?

Some residents agree with website's unflattering assessment of Woodburn as 'Oregon's most boring...

Highway 214 lanes to shift on Thursday

Highway 214 lanes to shift on Thursday

Starting on Thursday, traffic traveling in both directions on Highway 214 east of the Woodburn...

Woodburn girl's art featured in statewide calendar

Woodburn girl's art featured in statewide calendar

A Woodburn-area seventh-grader was among 13 Oregon students to be honored for their artwork at a...

Woodburn to celebrate its 125th

Woodburn to celebrate its 125th

City event will include games, free food and remarks by local historian The city of Woodburn...

'Made in Woodburn'

'Made in Woodburn'

Through success in college and a job with ODOT, Vela-Moreno still proud to call Woodburn home...

Lines drawn in alternative driver's license debate

Lines drawn in alternative driver's license debate

Supporters say measure would improve safety on Oregon streets; opponents worry it would make...

Outgoing mail man

Outgoing mail man

Retiring Woodburn Postmaster Kevin McGrory shares his memories and work philosophy after 37 years...

Five assistant principals bolster WSD administration

Five assistant principals bolster WSD administration

The Woodburn School District introduced its five new, or returning, assistant principals during...

Something to chalk about

Something to chalk about

It has been five years since the city of Gervais started its summer chalk festival, and all...

Oktoberfest gears up for kickoff party

Oktoberfest gears up for kickoff party

The Oktoberfest Kick-off Party is on Sept. 6, in the Mount Angel Festhalle - Biergarten, 500 S....

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September 17, 2014

SMART program honored with national recognition

by Tyler Francke
SMART (Start Making a Reader Today), a statewide early literacy nonprofit that also operates in Woodburn, was honored last month with an award by the Library of Congress. According to a release,…
September 17, 2014

WSD performance holds level in state tests

by Tyler Francke
Local results show importance of early-learning intervention for pre-K students, superintendent says The results of the 2013-14 tests in reading, math, science and writing were released last…
September 17, 2014

Lawn parking ban fails to pass on first hearing

by Tyler Francke
Despite 3-2 'yes' vote, Woodburn charter requires ordinance to come before council for second look A measure that would have banned residential parking on lawns and other unimproved areas failed…
Photo Credit: TYLER FRANCKE | WOODBURN INDEPENDENT - The eighth annual Tour DaVita was held in Oregon for the first time last week. The event featured more than 500 cyclists traveling more than 250 miles in three days. The course took the riders through Canby, Mount Angel, St. Paul, Salem, Amity, Silverton and a number of other towns, not to mention a two-night layover at Centennial Park in Woodburn.
September 17, 2014

Tour DaVita 2014 comes to Woodburn

by Tyler Francke
The eighth annual Tour DaVita was held in Oregon for the first time last week, and included a two-night layover at Centennial Park in Woodburn. The event, in which participants and corporate…
September 17, 2014

Mediation assessment report expected in November

by Tyler Francke
City Council sets aside up to $7,500 for mediation, to be matched by other parties involved in negotiations The Woodburn City Council set aside $7,500 at its meeting last week, in anticipation…
Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO | WOODBURN INDEPENDENT - Woodburn residents Mary Garcia and Sixto Vargas are seen in this 1964 Independent file photo, wearing traditional dress in anticipation of the first Fiesta Mexicana.
September 17, 2014

Independent to highlight Woodburn's Hispanic heritage

by Tyler Francke
Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. But in Woodburn, perhaps more than most towns in the U.S., the occasion has special significance. Not just because of the unusually high…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Physician Jody Tate talks about the various techniques that the Legacy hospitals use to help diagnose and cure sleep disorders.
September 17, 2014

Sound asleep

by Caitlin Feldman
Sleep apnea can lead to myriad other health issues, and often goes undiagnosed Every night, John Severns would go to sleep, and every night, he would wake up 34 times an hour. He'd stop…
September 17, 2014

Community flea market supports charities

by Woodburn Independent
Woodburn United Methodist Church invites the public to a Fall Community Outdoor?Flea Market Sept. 27. Members of the community can come to shop between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., or they’re welcome to…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Julie Drescher of St. Paul has been named Miss Rodeo Oregon for 2015.
September 17, 2014

St. Paul native named Miss Rodeo Oregon

by Woodburn Independent
Julie Drescher is the 2015 Miss Rodeo Oregon. The daughter of St. Paul residents Dan and Jodi Drescher, she received the crown at the state competition during August’s Canby Rodeo. With the top…
September 16, 2014

Air quality in Marion County unhealthy due to wildfire smoke

by Woodburn Independent
Marion County Health Department has been informed that Oregon DEQ downgraded local air quality to “red” Monday evening. Continued smoke from a 2,000-acre wildfire near Estacada combined with…

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Sep 16, 2014

Blood drive in Mount Angel

by Woodburn Independent
The Mount Angel Fire District and the American Red Cross are holding a blood drive on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Mount Angel Fire Station meeting room is at 300 Monroe St., Mount…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY SALEM POLICE DEPARTMENT - Antonio Lopez-Avalos
Sep 10, 2014

Woodburn man hurt in Salem gang shooting

by Tyler Francke
A Woodburn man sustained gunshot wounds described as not life-threatening during an incident in Salem last week that police believe was gang-related. According to a release from the Salem Police…
Sep 09, 2014

Local man hurt in hit-and-run crash Sunday

by Woodburn Independent
The Oregon State Police is investigating a serious injury hit-and-run crash that occurred Sunday on Highway 99E near Waconda Road about three miles north of Brooks. The crash seriously injured a…
Sep 03, 2014

Saturday's Gervais festival offers fun for whole family

by Phil Hawkins
Sidewalk chalk art, 3-on-3 basketball tournament highlight annual event The fifth annual Gervais Festival is less than a week away and organizers are feverishly preparing to entertain the scores…
Sep 03, 2014

Local candidates file for November election

by Lindsay Keefer
Two wards in Woodburn will be contested; race for Hubbard mayoral office sees two familiar faces The filing deadline for candidates interested in running in the November general election was Aug.…
Sep 03, 2014

Shred Day is Saturday

by Woodburn Independent
The Networking Club of Woodburn is having a shred day at BiMart from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 6. Bring paper to be shredded. The first two filled grocery bags are free. The fundraiser helps the…
Sep 03, 2014

Marion County officials named to national association

by Woodburn Independent
Two Marion County officials have been named to serve on National Association of Counties (NACo) steering committees. NACo steering committee members review legislation and make recommendations…
Sep 03, 2014

Mount Angel hosts City Hall Week Sept. 8

by Woodburn Independent
Cities across Oregon have designated Sept. 8-12 “City Hall Week.” In Mount Angel, City Hall Week will be held on Sept. 8, in the Mount Angel Library Community Room, 290 E. Charles St., beginning…
Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO - Association Building
Sep 03, 2014

Deadline extended for Association Building proposals

by Tyler Francke
The city of Woodburn has extended its deadline for the requests for proposal (RFPs) concerning the acquisition and redevelopment of the historic Front Street property commonly known as the…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - This truck was flipped over by a Woodburn 18-year-old after he lost control while driving intoxicated Saturday.
Sep 01, 2014

Woodburn teen driver admits alcohol caused crash

by Woodburn Independent
An 18-year-old Woodburn man has been charged with DUII, reckless endangerment and assault IV after his truck carrying four passengers flipped over near Molalla Saturday. Police with the…



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