A new tune

A new tune

Senior Tyee Russell inspired to turn life around through music, motivational speakers...

Woodburn SD passes bond on second try

Woodburn SD passes bond on second try

Cheers, hugs and a jubilant atmosphere characterized the crowd of about 50 people who gathered at...

ReStore officially open

ReStore officially open

The newly relocated North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore officially opened to the...

California man sustains minor injuries in I-5 crash

California man sustains minor injuries in I-5 crash

A California man was hurt in a single-vehicle roll-over crash that occurred on Interstate 5 near...


Woodburn Area's Latest News

OREGON STATE POLICE - A crash on I-5- Wednesday sent one driver to the hospital with minor injuries.
May 28, 2015

Wednesday night I-5 closure caused by two-truck crash

by Woodburn Independent
Northbound Interstate 5 seven miles south of Woodburn was blocked for hours Wednesday evening thanks to a two-vehicle crash involving commercial trucks. According to police, at 6:10 p.m., a…
CITY OF WOODBURN - Woodburn Police Chief Scott Russell
May 28, 2015

Chief Russell to retire July 1

by Woodburn Independent
Woodburn Police Chief Scott Russell has announced he will retire at the end of next month. "After discussions with my family and considering my health, along with the status of the PERS…
OSP - A Ford Ranger, driven by a Woodburn man, rolled on its top after being struck in the side by a Toyota Prius Wednesday morning.
May 27, 2015

Rollover crash sends Woodburn man to hospital

by Woodburn Independent
Other driver cited for reckless driving A Woodburn man has minor injuries after a roll-over crash in Linn County May 27. At 7:55 a.m., police responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash on…
May 27, 2015

Unofficial election results

by Woodburn Independent
Election results are not official until June 8 Gervais School Board Position 1: Jose de Jesus Ayala - 92.6% Position 5: Steve Rush - 29.49%; Dina Miller - 47.92%; Lenthal Kaup - 22.28% Mount…
May 27, 2015

Bonds in Hubbard, St. Paul approved by voters

by Lindsay Keefer
Last Tuesday was a big day for the Woodburn School District, but it also produced positive news for two other local districts and two newcomers to local school boards. Hubbard Rural Fire…
FILE PHOTO - Tony Smith
May 27, 2015

Athletic director named St. Paul principal

by Lindsay Keefer
Instead of bringing someone new into the school district, St. Paul School Board has approved moving Tony Smith, athletic director, into the principal position at St. Paul Middle/High School.…
COURTESY PHOTO: TURLOCK POLICE DEPARTMENT - Amado Mickey Gonzalez.
May 26, 2015

Woodburn police arrest man wanted for shooting in California

by Pamplin Media Group
Woodburn police officers arrested a California man wanted for attempted murder on Sunday at 7 Mares Restaurant, which is located on Highway 99E. According to a press release, officers received…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: TYLER FRANCKE - Holli Thomas is the new executive director of the Woodburn Area Chamber of Commerce.
May 20, 2015

New chamber director feels at home in Woodburn

by Tyler Francke
Meet Holli Thomas, new executive director of the Woodburn Area Chamber of Commerce. She comes to Woodburn from central Oregon, where she spent five years at the helm of the Madras-Jefferson…
May 20, 2015

New department, urban forestry program eyed for city budget

by Tyler Francke
During the worst years of the recession, the annual budget process was a stressful time for officials in the city of Woodburn, as in most local governments across the country. But now, with…
May 20, 2015

Sheriff cites 120 truck drivers on Boones Ferry

by Tyler Francke
The news is spreading that enforcement is being stepped up for truckers attempting to use Boones Ferry Road to dodge the scales on Interstate 5, according to Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers.…

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May 20, 2015

Memorial Day in Mount Angel

by Woodburn Independent
American Legion Post 89 is hosting the annual Memorial Day Service at Calvary Cemetery in Mount Angel starting at 9:30 a.m. May 25. The program includes a patriotic music concert by the Marion…
LINDSAY KEEFER - First Street's makeover is the next priority for Woodburn City Council.
May 20, 2015

City mulls options for First Street project

by Tyler Francke
The Woodburn City Council and development staff kicked around a number of conceptual ideas for a major urban renewal project on First Street last week. Several proposals included a one-way…
METRO CREATIVE GRAPHICS - A variety of products will be available at this year's Woodburn Farmers Market, which starts May 26.
May 20, 2015

Downtown farmers market starts Tuesday

by Tyler Francke
Event will feature fresh produce, prepared foods, live entertainment and activities for children The return of the Woodburn downtown farmers market is just around the corner. The city-sponsored…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: TYLER FRANCKE - Academy of International Studies senior Michelle Loeza will spend 12 months volunteering with the Americorps program City Year in Providence, R.I.
May 20, 2015

AIS senior to help at-risk students in Rhode Island

by Tyler Francke
Michelle Loeza, a senior at the Academy of International Studies, will forego entering college to spend 12 months volunteering with the educational nonprofit City Year, a program of Americorps.…
LINDSAY KEEFER - Joana Araujo (right) gets after-school tutoring help from math teacher Stephanie Partlow at Wellness, Business and Sports School in Woodburn. The school is Araujo's fifth high school in four years, after being moved from house to house, where she struggled with the strain caused by her mother's and grandmother's addictions. She now lives with WeBSS teacher David Ellingson and his wife, Kim, and is poised to graduate this year.
May 20, 2015

Joana Araujo's leap of faith

by Lindsay Keefer
The Woodburn senior relies on her faith in God to help her turn her life around Editor’s note: Graduation season is upon us. As high school seniors don their caps and gowns, it’s easy to focus…
May 20, 2015

Police reports

by Woodburn Independent
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Woodburn Independent publishes the names of people arrested based on information from city police logs. Times listed represent the time the crimes were reported to police. The…
May 20, 2015

Hubbard named second safest city in Oregon

by Lindsay Keefer
Hubbard has been named the second safest city in Oregon in a recent study. ValuePenguin, company headquartered in New York City that conducts value-based research for consumers, conducted the…
METRO CREATIVE GRAPHICS - Election 2015
May 19, 2015

Election results

by Woodburn Independent
Final results from election night Local voters have approved three bonds and unseated two incumbents in the only local board races, according to preliminary election results. Results are not…
COURTESY: SALEM-KEIZER PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Salam Noor is likely to become Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Oregon Department of Education.
May 18, 2015

Governor taps Salam Noor for top education post

by Shasta Kearns Moore
The Salem-Keizer veteran has experience from early childhood to higher education Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday that Salem's Salam Noor should replace Rob Saxton as Deputy Superintendent of…
COURTESY PHOTO: MARION COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Rick Cagen.
May 14, 2015

Silverton Health CEO arrested for public indecency

by Tyler Francke
Woodburn police arrested the president and chief executive officer of Silverton Health Thursday for allegedly masturbating inside his car in the parking lot of the Woodburn Bi-Mart. Rick Cagen,…




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