Back to school

Back to school

Woodburn School District begins 2015-16 academic year, with major bond construction projects on...

Interchange ribbon cutting ceremony set for Sept. 14

Interchange ribbon cutting ceremony set for Sept. 14

Gov. Kate Brown, Rep. Kurt Schrader will speak at event in Woodburn Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and...

Mount Angel students return to significantly changed school

Mount Angel students return to significantly changed school

Summer has been abuzz with activity in the Mount Angel School District, and students, especially...

Mount Angel Telephone appreciation day is a community event

Mount Angel Telephone appreciation day is a community event

A customer appreciation day for a Mount Angel business has turned into a communitywide event....

Hubbard council explores ideas for future city hall

Hubbard council explores ideas for future city hall

Presentation shows current building, which is shared with police department, is not up to code...

Woodburn has options regarding recreational pot

Woodburn has options regarding recreational pot

City Council may consider ballot measure that would ban most marijuana-related businesses The...

Woodburn High School recognizes 7 IB grads

Woodburn High School recognizes 7 IB grads

Seven Woodburn High School students completed all the necessary requirements for earning a full...


Woodburn Area's Latest News

COURTESY PHOTO: ANN FINCH - Nicole Finch, seen here during her senior recital at the Silverton Ballet dance school, is the newest instructor for Dance Dance Dance in Woodburn.
September 02, 2015

Dance Dance Dance features mother-daughter act

by Tyler Francke
Recently named to All-State dance team, Nicole Finch brings talents to local theatrical arts program Dance Dance Dance will feature a mother-daughter act this year, as 19-year-old Nicole Finch…
September 02, 2015

City accepting applications for police chief

by Tyler Francke
Ideal candidate a strong leader who engages community, has experience with diverse demographics The city of Woodburn has begun accepting applications for police chief, a position officials are…
September 02, 2015

Woodburn Independent hires new circulation assistant

by Tyler Francke
The Woodburn Independent has hired Will Robertson, pastor of Soul’s Harbor Church of the Nazarene, to serve as its new circulation assistant. Robertson replaces Kandi Parkinson, who had been…
COURTESY PHOTO: YAKIMA VALLEY FARM WORKERS CLINIC - This rendering illustrates the planned entrance of Pacific Pediatrics, a new children's clinic under construction at the Woodburn Health Center.
September 02, 2015

New children's clinic hopes to blow sickness out of the water

by Tyler Francke
A nonprofit health care agency is currently at work on a new pediatric facility that, though it will be located in Woodburn, might look more at home 20,000 leagues under the sea. That’s because…
September 02, 2015

Woodburn Farmers Market ends Sept. 8

by Woodburn Independent
The season for the Woodburn Farmers Market ends Sept. 8, so be sure to stop by the market for fresh, homemade Russian food, local fresh produce, eggs, honey, hummus and more. The Woodburn…
September 02, 2015

Mayor's ball is Oct. 24

by Woodburn Independent
The public is invited to join Mayor Kathy Figley at the first Mayor’s Charity Ball benefiting local charities, Woodburn Proud and the Woodburn Boys & Girls Club. This black tie event features…
September 02, 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…
September 02, 2015

Mount Angel clean-up day Sept. 12

by Woodburn Independent
The city of Mount Angel is sprucing up in anticipation of the 50th Oktoberfest next month. The annual Clean Up Mount Angel Day will be Sept. 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Republic Services will be on…
September 01, 2015

NMSD plans back to school night

by (none)
North Marion School District is hosting a back to school night for grades K-8 Wednesday. Stop by North Marion Primary, Intermediate and Middle schools between 5 and 6:30 p.m. to meet with…
September 01, 2015

Sheriff's office to ramp up patrols for holiday weekend

by Woodburn Independent
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Team is preparing to wrap up a summer’s worth of traffic safety events. Deputies have been working throughout the summer to help create a safe…

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Aug 28, 2015

Police investigate small explosion, suspicious package in…

by Woodburn Independent
An explosion and fire rattled a Woodburn neighborhood early Friday morning, but no injuries were reported. Woodburn police responded to the 700 block of South Cascade Drive, located in a…
Aug 26, 2015

A refresher on Oregon driving laws from Woodburn police

by Woodburn Independent
School will begin for most students in the Woodburn School District on Monday, Aug. 31. The Woodburn Police Department would like to remind everyone to follow the laws, whether you are driving a…
Aug 26, 2015

SMART program in Woodburn seeking new volunteers for goal of…

by Woodburn Independent
Volunteers in Woodburn’s SMART Program help make a difference in the lives of Woodburn children, but more volunteers are needed. At Lincoln, Nellie Muir and Washington elementary schools, more…
Aug 26, 2015

Wheatland Ferry operator faces theft charges

by Woodburn Independent
The Wheatland Ferry operator is under police investigation after evidence arose that she was pocketing ferry fees. Kaci Lynn Clark, 28, of Independence, was issued a criminal citation of…
Aug 26, 2015

Hubbard Fire Board winnows field for new chief

by Woodburn Independent
The Hubbard Fire Board has narrowed down the search for a new fire chief. Earlier this month, the board reviewed 10 applications received from Special Districts Association of Oregon, the…
Aug 26, 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…
COURTESY PHOTO: CORINN ORLANDO - This coyote was reportedly seen near the soccer fields at Woodburn High School two weeks ago.
Aug 19, 2015

Officials urge residents to stay away from coyotes

by Tyler Francke
Residents have reported several sightings of coyotes within the city limits of Woodburn in recent weeks, raising questions about whether the animals are dangerous and what should be done if one…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: TYLER FRANCKE - Dan Petichord rides Mercedes, the wild-born mustang he began training just three months ago as part of the Teens and Oregon Mustangs program.
Aug 19, 2015

Mane event: Locals tame mustangs, help youths through nonprofit

by Tyler Francke
In May, Woodburn resident Dan Petichord received a wild horse owned by the Bureau of Land Management. His mission? To build trust, break her and ultimately tame her to the point that she can be…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: TYLER FRANCKE - Sharon Schaub, former general manager of Woodburn Estates & Golf, speaks last week during a meeting organized by a group of Estates members discontented with the board of directors for the large homeowners' association.
Aug 19, 2015

Residents have questions for Estates board

by Tyler Francke
An increasingly vocal group of residents within Woodburn Estates & Golf is questioning the leadership of the 55-plus residential community. Comprised of 1,500 single-family homes, as well as an…
Aug 19, 2015

Work continues on drafting new findings in support of UGB…

by Tyler Francke
Progress continues on the implementation of a framework agreement that emerged in April from a mediation process regarding the city of Woodburn’s efforts to expand its urban growth boundary…



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