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Interchange project to finish one year early

Interchange project to finish one year early

Oregon Department of Transportation officials confirmed last week that, barring any drastic and...

MacLaren youths awarded diplomas, certificates

MacLaren youths awarded diplomas, certificates

Annual graduation ceremony smaller than usual due to OYA shifts in facility use It was a smaller...

Saturday fire displaces 16

Saturday fire displaces 16

Blaze breaks out in hedge between Nuevo Amanecer, Stonehedge Apartments A fire that broke out...

Mural project turns into city-school collaboration

Mural project turns into city-school collaboration

What started out as a project to give students service hours is developing into a community-wide...


Woodburn Area's Latest News

COURTESY PHOTO: MCSO - Luis Ramirez-Ramirez.
July 01, 2015

Woodburn man gets 34 months for stabbing

by Tyler Francke
A Woodburn man was sentenced to 34 months in prison after pleading guilty to his involvement with a reported stabbing earlier this year. Luis Ramirez-Ramirez, 28, was initially charged with one…
July 01, 2015

Options for area residents abound on July Fourth

by Tyler Francke
There will be plenty of opportunities for fun, food and fireworks this weekend, as communities throughout north Marion County invite residents out to celebrate the nation’s independence on the…
July 01, 2015

Phase 1 of Legion Park makeover complete

by Tyler Francke
The completion of the first phase of a planned multimillion-dollar makeover at Legion Park was memorialized Friday morning, with a presentation hosting the Woodburn Area Chamber of Commerce’s…
July 01, 2015

County to host local forum on new health assessment

by Tyler Francke
Future efforts will focus on four key health indicators: obesity, depression, tobacco, prenatal care The Marion County Health Department has completed the countywide health assessment it…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: TYLER FRANCKE - Father-son duo Lee and Kent Richeson, smile at the counter of their store's new expansion wing, which was adorned in the style of an Old West saloon.
July 01, 2015

Shoot for the moon: Rich's Gun Shop doubles its size with new…

by Tyler Francke
Walking into Rich’s Gun Shop in Donald, with its rustic motif and throwback cowboy decor, has always felt a bit like stepping back into the Old West. But that feeling will be greatly amplified…
July 01, 2015

State plans expansion of biliteracy seal program

by Tyler Francke
Academy of International Studies was among eight districts or schools to pilot the program The state of Oregon is moving forward with plans to expand a new bilingual recognition program that was…
SUBMITTED - Sharon Schaub
July 01, 2015

Woodburn Estates will not renew GM's contract

by Tyler Francke
Decision to not rehire Sharon Schaub as manager of planned community was made in closed session Sharon Schaub’s contract as general manger of Woodburn Estates & Golf will not be renewed by the…
PHIL HAWKINS - Some members of Just Beat It, made up of nearly 30 family members, poses for a photo at a garage sale fundraiser. They are, from left: (back row) Jeff Freauf, Oscar Chavez, Cleo Freauf, Maricela Chavez, Eva Torres, Chris Chavez, Veronica Torres, (front row) Yareli Zamora, Lana Reyes, Christopher Arana and Jazmin Hernandez.
July 01, 2015

Relay team hopes to 'just beat' the odds

by Phil Hawkins
Fundraising season for “Just Beat It” begins in March and spans four months through the conclusion of Relay for Life of the Woodburn Area in July. The team led all Woodburn Relay teams last year…
SUBMITTED - Dogs were found crowded in crates stacked on top of each other at Willamette Animal Rescue in January 2013.
July 01, 2015

Trio in Brooks animal neglect case sentenced

by Woodburn Independent
Three leaders of Willamette Animal Rescue have pleaded guilty to charges of animal neglect nearly 30 months after authorities seized 149 neglected and malnourished dogs from a warehouse in…
MCSO - Nicholas Stadeli, of Salem, has been missing since Saturday and is believed to have been driving a vehicle similar to the one pictured.
June 30, 2015

Police seek public's help in finding missing Salem man

by Woodburn Independent
Police are asking for the public's help in finding Nicholas Stadeli, 50, of Salem. Stadeli reportedly left his house on Silverton Road Northeast Saturday, after an argument with his wife. He has…

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Jun 30, 2015

Motorcyclists injured in accident near Woodburn

by Woodburn Independent
A Marion County man and woman were injured when the motorcycle they were riding was struck from behind by another vehicle on Highway 99E about one mile south of Woodburn Saturday. According to…
Jun 30, 2015

Woodburn family unharmed in Sunday fatal crash near Reedsport

by Woodburn Independent
A California woman was killed in a crash near the coast in southwestern Oregon Sunday that had ties to Woodburn. At approximately 3 p.m. June 28, Oregon State Police troopers and emergency…
OSP - Interstate 5 was backed up north of Woodburn Wednesday afternoon when police apprehended an alleged speeding driver near the Donald Road overpass.
Jun 24, 2015

I-5 pursuit ends with two arrests near Woodburn

by Woodburn Independent
Police have arrested two Salem residents after a high-speed chase on Interstate 5 Wednesday ended north of Woodburn. At about 1:30 p.m. an Oregon State Police trooper spotted a reckless driver…
Jun 30, 2015

St. Paul question draws state help

by Colin Staub
Government — Ethics commission offers advice on issue where council member is related to city worker City councilors who are related to city employees has been a recurring situation in St. Paul…
INDEPENDENT FILE PHOTO - French Prairie Middle School seventh-grader Juan Robles, 13, was killed by a train Oct. 21 after leaving soccer practice unaccompanied. In a lawsuit filed June 12, his family alleges the school and its staff were negligent and contributed to his death.
Jun 24, 2015

Family of teen killed by train suing Woodburn School District,…

by Tyler Francke
A $1.3 million lawsuit was filed against the Woodburn School District earlier this month by the mother of a special needs middle school student, who was killed by a train last year after leaving…
Jun 24, 2015

Council approves Woodburn city budget for 2015-16

by Tyler Francke
The Woodburn City Council earlier this month unanimously approved the city’s budget for fiscal year 2015-16, which begins July 1. The budget was considered following a public hearing at the June…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: TYLER FRANCKE - Cascade Park Retirement Community resident Wally Dale talks with Karson Christiansen, a member of the Woodburn Youth Advisory Board.
Jun 24, 2015

Sharing stories: Pilot program matches local teens with seniors

by Tyler Francke
A group of local teens affiliated with the Woodburn Youth Advisory Board celebrated Father’s Day in an unusual way last week, by spending time with someone they had only just met. It was part of…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: TYLER FRANCKE - Kate Otto, right, a global health consultant and newly published author, was in Woodburn last week to host a workshop with Eureka! Girls Inc.
Jun 24, 2015

Global health consultant hosts workshop in Woodburn

by Tyler Francke
Kate Otto, a global health consultant and newly published author, visited the Chemeketa Community College campus in Woodburn last week to host a workshop with a group from Eureka! Girls Inc.…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: TYLER FRANCKE - Hairdresser Janet Lujano takes a little off the top for resident Ines Martinez.
Jun 24, 2015

Fostering Hope hosts health fair at Washington school

by Tyler Francke
The Fostering Hope Initiative, a program of Catholic Community Services in Salem, hosted a free health fair at Washington Elementary School Friday. It included free hair cuts, books, dental…
FILE PHOTO - Last year's Fiesta Mexicana Queen Amelia Robles is crowned.
Jun 24, 2015

Fiesta Mexicana Court program gets revamped for 2015

by Tyler Francke
The annual crowning of a queen has long been one of the central components to the Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana, and that looks to be no different in 2015. However, since the city of Woodburn…




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