Message to Congress: Fix immigration now

Message to Congress: Fix immigration now

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Trio of WHS students wins Gates scholarships

Trio of WHS students wins Gates scholarships

Three graduating Woodburn High School seniors will be awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship...

Mr. Stanley goes to Washington

Mr. Stanley goes to Washington

Heritage third-graders' Flat Stanley project goes international For the past five or six years,...

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OCDC purchases Brooks building from Gervais School District

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April 29, 2015

Ballot drop sites in north Marion County

by Woodburn Independent
All Marion County drop sites listed below will be open beginning April 29. On Election Day, May 19, they will remain open until 8 p.m. WOODBURN Woodburn Public Library, 280 Garfield St. in…
May 06, 2015

North Marion presents May Day this Friday

by Woodburn Independent
North Marion High School presents a May Day performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 1. The 65th annual May Day celebration will be reigned over by Queen Isabel Hanberg. The event is free and open…
April 29, 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…
April 29, 2015

Shelter benefit dinner and auction canceled

by Woodburn Independent
The 11th annual St. Joseph the Worker Dinner and Silent Auction, a benefit for St. Joseph Shelter scheduled for Sunday at St. Mary Church Parish Hall in Mount Angel, has been cancelled. Dinner…
April 29, 2015

Swedish meatball dinner on tap at Immanuel

by Woodburn Independent
Woodburn Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1036 E. Lincoln St., is hosting its annual Swedish meatball dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday. The menu includes meatballs and gravy, mashed potatoes,…
FILE PHOTO - Steve Laue
April 29, 2015

Election 2015: Meet the candidates for the Hubbard Fire Board

by Woodburn Independent
Position 1 Steve Laue Relevant experience: 40 years teaching in the school district, Hubbard Planning Commission. Why are you running? I thought this was a way I could serve the community. What…
April 29, 2015

City passes UGB framework agreement, despite family's objections

by Tyler Francke
The Woodburn City Council approved last week a framework agreement that emerged from mediation sessions related to the city’s long-running urban-growth boundary (UGB) case. The tentative…
April 29, 2015

21st century policing: Crime going digital

by Tyler Francke
Woodburn police chief: 'The world has changed' Editor’s note: The 21st century has seen a dramatic shift in our society’s reliance, focus and fascination with new methods of technology and…
April 29, 2015

New state program recognizes bilingual HS grads

by Tyler Francke
Seal of Biliteracy is being piloted at four schools or districts this year, including AIS in Woodburn Woodburn is one of four school districts participating in a pilot program this year that…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: TYLER FRANCKE - Actors Erubiel Valladares Carranza and Cassie Greer perform in 'Pedro's Path to Power' Friday morning at Washington Elementary School.
April 29, 2015

Elementary students get jolt of safety education

by Tyler Francke
Joint effort between PGE and Oregon Children's Theatre teaches Washington students how to act near downed wires Students at Washington Elementary School were empowered to make safer choices…

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Apr 23, 2015

Police shoot charging pit bull

by Woodburn Independent
Police shot a dog while checking on a trespassing complaint on Gatch Street Monday. During an authorized search of 320 Gatch St., which the homeowner reported had trespassers on the property,…
AURORA FIRE DISTRICT - Emergency personnel use a rope rescue system to reach the motorcyclist who was thrown from his vehicle and into the Pudding River Tuesday.
Apr 22, 2015

Motorcyclist rescued from Pudding River after crash

by Woodburn Independent
A motorcyclist has only moderate injuries after crashing on a bridge and falling into the Pudding River Tuesday afternoon. Fire and ambulance personnel responded to Whiskey Hill Road at 1:12…
MOUNT ANGEL FIRE DISTRICT - A barn near Mount Angel was a complete loss after a yard debris fire burned out of control. The barn had been unused for years and no one was injured.
Apr 22, 2015

Fire destroys barn in Mount Angel

by Woodburn Independent
An unused barn on Monitor McKee Road north of Mount Angel burned to the ground Tuesday afternoon after a nearby brush fire spread. Mount Angel Fire District officials said the old wooden barn…
TYLER FRANCKE - A group of Lincoln Elementary School students discuss a reading assignment last week in Sara Chaudhary's fourth-grade class. They are among an estimated 350 students at Lincoln alone who are housed in aging portables that the district hopes to remove and replace if voters approve a $65 million bond proposal May 19. Pictured are, from left, Spencer Karseboom, Jesus Duran, Kaleb Robles and Jose Luis.
Apr 22, 2015

Room to grow: A look at Woodburn School District's bond proposal

by Tyler Francke
As part of her duties with the PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) team, school counselor Susan Stevens-Garcia helps coordinate the flow of students around Lincoln Elementary…
SUBMITTED - Holli Thomas
Apr 22, 2015

Woodburn area chamber hires new executive director

by Woodburn Independent
The Woodburn Area Chamber of Commerce has hired Holli Thomas to be its new executive director, the city of Woodburn announced last week. The decision marks the culmination of a long hiring…
Apr 22, 2015

Court awaits competency evaluation in Monnier case

by Tyler Francke
Marion County judge orders that former treasurer of local organizations undergo assessment A resolution remains uncertain in the prosecution of a former service club treasurer charged with…
COURTESY WOODBURN POLICE DEPARTMENT - A holding cell at the Woodburn Police Department, where officers have occasionally had to lodge a person in a mental health crisis.
Apr 22, 2015

21st century policing: Rise in mental health crises taxes…

by Tyler Francke
Editor’s note: The 21st century has seen a dramatic shift in our society’s reliance, focus and fascination with new methods of technology and communication. This tidal wave of change has altered…
TYLER FRANCKE - The Woodburn Chevron station, as seen last week. The site will be the recipient of a new, $2 million 'green' station after construction this summer.
Apr 22, 2015

Woodburn Chevron station closes for remodel

by Tyler Francke
Site will soon boast the state's second 'green' gas station, featuring living roof, LED lights and more The Woodburn Chevron station, located just off Interstate 5, closed this week in…
Apr 22, 2015

Railroad crossing closures planned for May

by Woodburn Independent
Union Pacific Railroad will be performing required railroad track maintenance at four road crossings in Woodburn next month, resulting in some closures. Only one of the four crossings will be…
FILE PHOTO - Linda Reeves
Apr 22, 2015

Election 2015: Meet the candidates for Woodburn School Board

by Woodburn Independent
The election is May 19. For more information on ballot measures and local races, visit www.co.marion.or.us/co/elections. Position 1 Linda Reeves Relevant experience: I am a retired public school…




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