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

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

As part of her duties with the PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) team, school...

Woodburn to celebrate DÍa del Niño this Saturday

Woodburn to celebrate DÍa del Niño this Saturday

The Woodburn School District will again be inviting the community to join it in celebrating and...

Tentative agreement reached in city UGB case

Tentative agreement reached in city UGB case

After two days of mediation, a “tentative” settlement agreement has been announced in...

Woodburn ReStore opening showroom this week

Woodburn ReStore opening showroom this week

'Preview' will be held Tuesday through Friday; volunteers still needed for remaining projects...

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April 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.
April 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.
April 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…
SUBMITTED - Holli Thomas
April 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…
April 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.
April 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.
April 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…
April 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
April 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…
April 22, 2015

French Prairie Nursing awarded for preventing readmissions

by Woodburn Independent
French Prairie Nursing and Rehab was recently awarded the Providigm Embracing Quality Award for 2015 for exceptional achievement in preventing readmissions. French Prairie is one of 302 nursing…

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Apr 22, 2015

Mount Angel Lions Club funds scholarships with tulip sale

by Woodburn Independent
Mount Angel Lions Club recently sold more than 763 tulip bouquets in support of the club’s scholarship program. The club has been selling tulips from the Wooden Shoe Bulb Farm for 17 years. The…
SUBMITTED - Wes Owens
Apr 22, 2015

St. Paul principal resigns after two years

by Lindsay Keefer
Wes Owens will return to Sherman County School District as its superintendent After two years, St. Paul School District is once again looking for a new principal. Wes Owens, principal of St.…
Apr 22, 2015

NM Kindergarten open house is April 30

by Woodburn Independent
North Marion School District will be serving kindergarten students in a full-day program starting in the 2015-16 school year. North Marion Primary School is hosting a resource and registration…
Apr 22, 2015

Student art exhibit set for May 4 and 5

by Woodburn Independent
The public is invited to attend an art exhibit displaying the work of students, from both Woodburn and around the state, May 4 and 5. The event, which will be 4 to 5:30 p.m. both days will be at…
Apr 22, 2015

Grant approved for downtown business

by Woodburn Independent
At its April 13 meeting the Urban Renewal Agency approved a $5,700 grant request from Chay Properties, LLC, to replace the roof on the building located at 225 W. Hayes St. This was the second…
Apr 22, 2015

Police alert public about wild animals with erratic behavior

by Woodburn Independent
The Woodburn Police Department would like to make the public aware that two animals, a possum and skunk, had to be euthanized last week after exhibiting erratic behavior. Police found the…
Apr 22, 2015

Detour planned at Grim Road

by Woodburn Independent
Beginning at 7 a.m. April 21 through 5 p.m. April 23, the railroad crossing at Grim Road north of Hubbard will be closed. Traffic will be detoured via Highway 99E to D Street, Mineral Springs…
Apr 22, 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…
Apr 22, 2015

Mother-son brunch on tap

by Woodburn Independent
The Woodburn Recreation and Parks Department is sponsoring a Mother-Son Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 9 at Woodburn Health Center, located at 1475 Mount Hood Avenue. This brunch gives…
Apr 15, 2015

Woman alleges Woodburn PD officer sexually assaulted her

by Tyler Francke
Stalking complaint being heard in Marion County; officer now on paid leave Editor’s note: The Woodburn Independent does not normally identify reported victims of sexual assault. In this case,…




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