Tour DaVita 2014 comes to Woodburn

Tour DaVita 2014 comes to Woodburn

The eighth annual Tour DaVita was held in Oregon for the first time last week, and included a...

Independent to highlight Woodburn's Hispanic heritage

Independent to highlight Woodburn's Hispanic heritage

Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. But in Woodburn, perhaps more than most...

Woodburn celebrates Mexican independence

Woodburn celebrates Mexican independence

Hundreds of Woodburn residents braved the smoky air from the Estacada wildfire Sunday to...

Markum Inn opens food cart during renovations

Markum Inn opens food cart during renovations

Connie Cummings is not going to let a total loss to her restaurant slow her down. The owner of...

Here's to Oktoberfest

Here's to Oktoberfest

Weather, new features mark a successful 49th year Mount Angel has another successful Oktoberfest...

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...

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...

'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...

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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September 17, 2014

SMART program honored with national recognition

by Tyler Francke
SMART (Start Making a Reader Today), a statewide early literacy nonprofit that also operates in Woodburn, was honored last month with an award by the Library of Congress. According to a release,…
September 17, 2014

WSD performance holds level in state tests

by Tyler Francke
Local results show importance of early-learning intervention for pre-K students, superintendent says The results of the 2013-14 tests in reading, math, science and writing were released last…
September 17, 2014

Lawn parking ban fails to pass on first hearing

by Tyler Francke
Despite 3-2 'yes' vote, Woodburn charter requires ordinance to come before council for second look A measure that would have banned residential parking on lawns and other unimproved areas failed…
September 17, 2014

Mediation assessment report expected in November

by Tyler Francke
City Council sets aside up to $7,500 for mediation, to be matched by other parties involved in negotiations The Woodburn City Council set aside $7,500 at its meeting last week, in anticipation…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Physician Jody Tate talks about the various techniques that the Legacy hospitals use to help diagnose and cure sleep disorders.
September 17, 2014

Sound asleep

by Caitlin Feldman
Sleep apnea can lead to myriad other health issues, and often goes undiagnosed Every night, John Severns would go to sleep, and every night, he would wake up 34 times an hour. He'd stop…
September 17, 2014

Community flea market supports charities

by Woodburn Independent
Woodburn United Methodist Church invites the public to a Fall Community Outdoor?Flea Market Sept. 27. Members of the community can come to shop between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., or they’re welcome to…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Julie Drescher of St. Paul has been named Miss Rodeo Oregon for 2015.
September 17, 2014

St. Paul native named Miss Rodeo Oregon

by Woodburn Independent
Julie Drescher is the 2015 Miss Rodeo Oregon. The daughter of St. Paul residents Dan and Jodi Drescher, she received the crown at the state competition during August’s Canby Rodeo. With the top…
September 16, 2014

Air quality in Marion County unhealthy due to wildfire smoke

by Woodburn Independent
Marion County Health Department has been informed that Oregon DEQ downgraded local air quality to “red” Monday evening. Continued smoke from a 2,000-acre wildfire near Estacada combined with…
September 16, 2014

Blood drive in Mount Angel

by Woodburn Independent
The Mount Angel Fire District and the American Red Cross are holding a blood drive on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Mount Angel Fire Station meeting room is at 300 Monroe St., Mount…
Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO - Party-goers enjoy music in one of the festival's venues.
September 11, 2014

Oktoberfest calendar of events

by Lindsay Keefer
Note: Locations for each activity at Mount Angel Oktoberfest are included in parentheses Thursday, Sept. 11 10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Mount Angel Abbey Museum open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. — Alpine food chalets…

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Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO | WOODBURN INDEPENDENT - The Woodburn Downtown Association is hosting a Mexican Independence Day celebration this weekend at the downtown plaza in Woodburn.
Sep 10, 2014

WDA hosting Mexican Independence Day celebration

by Tyler Francke
Free event will feature live music, food vendors, games, activities, prizes and remarks by local dignitaries The Woodburn community will celebrate Mexican Independence Day this Sunday. The event…
Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO - Webertanz dancers perform a May pole dance at the Bandstand in downtown Mount Angel every day of Oktoberfest at noon.
Sep 10, 2014

Oktoberfest descends on Mount Angel

by Lindsay Keefer
The 49th annual festival brings new offerings, old favorites This year marks the 49th Mount Angel Oktoberfest, yet for an odd milestone year, there sure is a lot new in the works. “Sometimes…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY SALEM POLICE DEPARTMENT - Antonio Lopez-Avalos
Sep 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…
Sep 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…
Sep 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…
Sep 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.…
Photo Credit: TYLER FRANCKE | WOODBURN INDEPENDENT - Starting Thursday, traffic traveling both directions on Highway 214 east of Interstate 5 will be shifted to the north side of the roadway.
Sep 03, 2014

Highway 214 lanes to shift on Thursday

by Woodburn Independent
Starting on Thursday, traffic traveling in both directions on Highway 214 east of the Woodburn interchange between Broughton Way and Lawson Road will shift to the north side of the road as part…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Homeschooled seventh-grader Faith Hans, center, poses with her mother, Debbie Hans, and Greg Thompson, master of ceremonies for the Oregon State Fair event.
Sep 03, 2014

Woodburn girl's art featured in statewide calendar

by Tyler Francke
A Woodburn-area seventh-grader was among 13 Oregon students to be honored for their artwork at a reception at the Oregon State Fair. Faith Hans, who is home-schooled along with her six older…
Sep 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…
Sep 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…



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