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Locals hail president's new immigration policy

Locals hail president's new immigration policy

PCUN farmworkers' union hosting informational forums to educate residents about the executive...

Group striving to keep love of quilting alive

Group striving to keep love of quilting alive

A few local families in need will be a bit warmer this winter thanks to the efforts of a new...

A star is born ... in Woodburn

A star is born ... in Woodburn

'Small-town girl' Kate Nauta finds success on runway, big screen and the stage Kate Nauta was 15...

Report finds 'sharp divisions' between parties in Woodburn's UGB expansion

Report finds 'sharp divisions' between parties in Woodburn's UGB expansion

The 130-acre 'Opus property' is one of the dispute's primary sticking points Despite all parties...

Wrong-way driver causes fatal crash

Wrong-way driver causes fatal crash

One person is dead after the car they were riding in collided with a wrong-way driver on...

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November 26, 2014

Sex ed policy discussions continue in Gervais

by Phil Hawkins
The fervor over the Gervais School District’s human sexuality curriculum has died down in recent months, but the topic remains a regular talking point at monthly board meetings as the district…
Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO - Santa Claus will visit with children at the annual Hazelnut Fest, which also features a craft room to keep the young ones busy.
November 26, 2014

2014 Hazelnut Fest descends on Mount Angel Dec. 6-7

by Woodburn Independent
The “Best New Festival” of 2013 returns for 2014 with plans to make a nutty experience even better as the Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce holds its annual Mount Angel Hazelnut Fest and German…
November 26, 2014

Population report shows slight growth in Marion County

by Woodburn Independent
Portland State University’s Population Research Center released preliminary population data for 2014, showing Marion County has seen a 1 percent increase in residents. In Woodburn, the…
November 26, 2014

Woodburn offering two community Thanksgivings this year

by Woodburn Independent
Soul's Harbor Church of the Nazarene and Immanuel Lutheran Church will host meals for needy While one church gears up for its sixth annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner, another is starting a…
November 26, 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…
Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO - Send the Independent your holiday greeting, like our own ad representative Susan Vetter did, featuring her Yorkshire terrier, Lil Bit, posing with Santa.
November 26, 2014

Independent soliciting holiday cheer from readers

by Woodburn Independent
The holidays are all about traditions. Last year, Woodburn Independent started the tradition of publishing holiday greetings from local families. Everyone is invited to join in this year as…
November 26, 2014

Local nonprofits receive cultural grants

by Woodburn Independent
Three local nonprofits are among 15 that have received Oregon Cultural Trust funding from Marion Cultural Development Corporation for 2015. Voz Hispana Cambio Comunitario in Woodburn is…
November 26, 2014

Employment law seminar Dec. 10

by Woodburn Independent
Bob Engle and Kirk Schmidtman invite the public to an employment law seminar Dec. 10. The firm Engle and Schmidtman, Of Counsel to Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP, will host the seminar at 11:30…
November 26, 2014

Key Bank hosts open house

by Woodburn Independent
Key Bank in Woodburn will be hosting an open house Dec. 11. Hours of the open hours are 5 and 7 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. Individuals are encouraged to bring business…
Photo Credit: TYLER FRANCKE | WOODBURN INDEPENDENT - Kacey McCallister addresses French Prairie students during the assembly.
November 26, 2014

Remembering Juan

by Tyler Francke
Ceremony held at French Prairie in memory of fallen student Juan Robles-Melara Kacey McCallister, an inspirational speaker and Willamina Middle School science teacher, addressed students at…

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Nov 26, 2014

Thanksgiving travel plans? Be careful around Woodburn

by Woodburn Independent
Shoppers and travelers alike are urged by officials to plan ahead and drive smart this holiday. This Thanksgiving, Woodburn Premium Outlet Stores will be hosting a "Moonlight Madness" sale,…
Nov 26, 2014

Patrons could see changes as CCRLS libraries move to new system…

by Woodburn Independent
Woodburn and Mount Angel public libraries will be joining other libraries in Polk, Yamhill and Marion counties in transitioning to a new online library catalog in December, causing minor…
Nov 26, 2014

PCUN project receives $20,000 grant

by Woodburn Independent
A Woodburn organization has received a $20,000 grant to improve technology access for Latino families. The Willamette Valley Law Project funds the Farmworker Service Center at Pineros y…
Photo Credit: RIC STEPHENS/UNIVERSITY OF OREGON - This rendering, taken from the slideshow at the Nov. 17 presentation, shows possible improvements to Mount Angel, including a wind energy vane on top of the gazebo, a mural program, as shown on the outbuilding to the right, and a Bavarian-style police car that would use ethanol fuel.
Nov 26, 2014

Design concepts presented to Mount Angel community

by Lindsay Keefer
UO students suggest use of wind energy, landscaping to make downtown more sustainable, enhance Bavarian theme Murals. Wind energy. Bioswales. These are just some of the ideas presented to…
Photo Credit: MCSO - Police respond to a three-car accident that claimed the life of one woman Thursday night.
Nov 21, 2014

Woman dies after three-car crash Thursday

by Lindsay Keefer
A 43-year-old woman has died after a three-car crash on McKay Road Northeast Thursday night. Around 9:45 p.m., a Ford Explorer driven by Thomas Michael Wood, 60, veered into oncoming traffic…
Nov 21, 2014

Recount looming for Measure 92

by Peter Wong
An automatic recount now appears likely for Measure 92, a ballot initiative that would require labeling of food sold in Oregon containing genetically modified organisms. The latest unofficial…
Nov 21, 2014

Courtney nominated again for Oregon Senate president

by Peter Wong
Democrat Peter Courtney of Salem has been nominated for a seventh two-year term as president of the Oregon Senate. Senate Democrats, their ranks increased by two as a result of this month’s…
Nov 19, 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…
Nov 19, 2014

I-5 project to wrap up a year early

by Tyler Francke
Overflow parking, additional traffic lanes open just in time for holiday shopping season All indications are that the Woodburn Interchange project will finish significantly ahead of schedule,…
Photo Credit: GERVAIS POLICE DEPARTMENT - Gervais Police Officer Jason Remmy was commended by Woodburn Fire Chief Paul Iverson during the November Gervais City Council meeting for Remmy's role in evacuating a Gervais family from their burning home in October.
Nov 19, 2014

Gervais police officer commended for saving family from fire

by Phil Hawkins
Officer Jason Remmy is credited with saving a Gervais family when their house went up in flames in the early morning of Oct. 26 A Gervais police officer was recognized at the Nov. 6 Gervais City…




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