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...

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...

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...

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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Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY SALEM POLICE DEPARTMENT - Antonio Lopez-Avalos
September 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…
September 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…
September 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…
September 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.…
September 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…
September 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…
September 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
September 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.
September 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…
Photo Credit: METRO CREATIVE GRAPHICS - The Woodburn Independent is seeking amazing kids to represent the Woodburn area. Nominations are through the end of the month.
August 13, 2014

Independent seeks nominations for the area's most amazing kids

by Woodburn Independent
The Woodburn Independent is calling for community nominations of boys and girls ranging in age from that of an elementary school student to a high school senior to be considered for the honor of…

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Photo Credit: TYLER FRANCKE | WOODBURN INDEPENDENT - Kurt Schrader, Democratic representative for Oregon's 5th Congressional District, talks with GK Machine Inc. President Gary Grossen last week during a tour of the Donald company's recent expansion.
Aug 27, 2014

Schrader: GK Machine showcases 'American dream'

by Tyler Francke
Rep. Kurt Schrader visits GEM Equipment in Woodburn and GK Machine in Donald for 'Made in Oregon' tour Congressman Kurt Schrader spent several days in August visiting with locally owned and…
Aug 27, 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…
Aug 27, 2014

Methodist church hosts September Fest Sept. 7

by Woodburn Independent
Woodburn United Methodist Church invites the public to its September Fest Celebration and Community BBQ on Sept. 7. The event is in honor of the start of a new season of church and Sunday school…
Aug 27, 2014

Woodburn expects close to 5,750 students

by Tyler Francke
Yes, parents and students, the rumors are true: It’s that time of year again, and the first day of school for the Woodburn School District is just around the corner. For most students, the day…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Misael Delgado Nunez
Aug 21, 2014

Homicide victim found in Aurora field identified

by Woodburn Independent
Police have identified the victim as Misael "Gallo" Delgado Nunez, 45, of Aloha. He was last seen in the Beaverton area on Aug. 9. Delgado Nunez's body was found Aug. 11 in a field near…
Photo Credit: MARION COUNTY JAIL - Toddi Bork
Aug 20, 2014

Lawn-spraying husband allegedly burned by wife

by KOIN 6
Toddi Bork in jail after husband received burns over 15 percent of his body When a Mount Angel police officer went to the home of Toddi and Tim Bork on Aug. 15, he saw Tim Bork standing in the…
Photo Credit: NIKKI DEBUSE - Mike Bergeron, a volunteer with Woodburn Downtown Association, installs lights in one of the trees along Front Street in Woodburn.
Aug 26, 2014

Downtown Woodburn gets temporary tree lighting

by Woodburn Independent
Volunteers with the Woodburn Downtown Association installed lights in trees in downtown Woodburn Saturday to get an idea of how the city’s downtown could look lit up at night. Anyone can visit…
Aug 26, 2014

NMSD has 20 new teachers, three new admins

by Lindsay Keefer
When students return to school in the North Marion School District Sept. 3, they will see quite a few new faces. Not only does the district have 20 new teachers this year — seven were added to…
Photo Credit: LINDSAY KEEFER - Lockers stand in an open air hallway of Mount Angel Middle School, awaiting placement in the future seventh- and eighth-grade commons area, which won't be ready for the start of school Sept. 2.
Aug 26, 2014

Mount Angel schools get facelift over summer

by Lindsay Keefer
This summer, the Mount Angel community has seen its bond money at work on the campuses of two schools, so the start of a new school year will bring a wealth of changes for students. Changes will…
Aug 20, 2014

Bruce Warner won't run for re-election

by Lindsay Keefer
Hubbard City Council President Bruce Warner has announced he will not run for re-election this November. Warner has been on the city council since August 2003, and announced his intentions at…



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