Digging up dirt on the past

Digging up dirt on the past

Scientists excavate in Woodburn, invite public to join Everyone knows what dirt is. It’s the...

Businesses seeking bright ideas for downtown

Businesses seeking bright ideas for downtown

Woodburn Downtown Association hopes to bring 'inviting' feel back to Front Street A?group of...

Pet hospital's new veterinarian is a Woodburn native

Pet hospital's new veterinarian is a Woodburn native

The Woodburn Pet Hospital’s newest veterinarian is a hometown native. Dr. Annette Hemshorn...

La Mar-K to cap Fiesta entertainment Sunday

La Mar-K to cap Fiesta entertainment Sunday

Five-man band from southern Mexico known for its 'tierra caliente' musical style and distinctive...

Fiesta parade starting earlier

Fiesta parade starting earlier

The Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana’s popular Saturday morning parade will begin winding its way...

Great Oregon Steam-Up opens this weekend

Great Oregon Steam-Up opens this weekend

The 44th annual event celebrates antique machinery and all things steam-powered The Great Oregon...

Countdown to Fiesta: Salgado fuses traditional sound with country flair

Countdown to Fiesta: Salgado fuses traditional sound with country flair

Latin Grammy and Tejano Music Award-winning artist to be featured in this year's Fiesta Mexicana...

Police seek help in finding robbery suspect

Police seek help in finding robbery suspect

Woodburn police are seeking the public's help in finding a man who robbed the local...

City gearing up for 51st Fiesta celebration

City gearing up for 51st Fiesta celebration

Chamber-organized event to include live music, parade, children's activities, cultural traditions...

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July 30, 2014

Former treasurer of local nonprofits indicted for theft

by Tyler Francke
Joan Monnier facing 14 counts of various felony and misdemeanor charges for alleged actions discovered in 2012 A former treasurer of two local organizations who was first arrested on suspicions…
July 30, 2014

Fundraiser for Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin set for Sunday

by Woodburn Independent
Celebrate the 85th anniversary of the 1929-1931 building of the Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin and 2014 move and build of the cabin at the Newell complex at this 1930s dinner dance fundraiser…
July 30, 2014

Fiesta to host first-ever bilingual worship service Aug. 3

by Woodburn Independent
The Fiesta Mexicana, Country Financial and the Woodburn Area Ministerial Association will be sponsoring the first bilingual worship service at the Fiesta this year. The worship service will be…
July 30, 2014

Hubbard updates online application to be ADA compliant

by Lindsay Keefer
The city of Hubbard has reached a settlement with the Department of Justice after it was found out of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. After an investigation, the DOJ found…
by: OREGON STATE POLICE - Police continue to investigate the scene of a fatal crash on Interstate 5 northbound Friday.
July 25, 2014

I-5 car crash results in fire, death of occupant

by Woodburn Independent
UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 48-year-old Emuel James Smothers, of Dallas, Oregon. A fatal crash on northbound Interstate 5 north of Aurora Friday afternoon has left one person dead…
July 23, 2014

Two arrested in June 23 drive-by

by Tyler Francke
Two local men have been arrested in connection with a June 23 drive-by shooting that occurred near the intersection of Hardcastle Avenue and Gatch Street. Brothers Rudy Arroyo, 19, and Luis…
July 23, 2014

Woodburn increases urban renewal grants

by Tyler Francke
City boosts grant program by $50,000 in the hopes of attracting major renovation projects downtown The Woodburn Urban Renewal Agency has greatly increased the maximum amount of its matching…
July 23, 2014

Lawn parking ban could include gravel permit

by Tyler Francke
Woodburn City Council discusses draft ordinance that would require parking on improved surfaces or behind fence The Woodburn City Council discussed a draft nuisance ordinance last week that…
July 23, 2014

Woodburn school district to try bond again in May

by Tyler Francke
Board of directors votes to forego a November general election ballot expected to be crowded and 'polarized' The Woodburn School District board of directors agreed last week to forego the…
July 23, 2014

Independent news staff receives ONPA awards

by Woodburn Independent
The Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association has announced its winners for the 2014 Better Newspaper Contest, and the Woodburn Independent has received five awards in four categories. The…

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Jul 23, 2014

Register for National Night Out Aug. 5

by Woodburn Independent
The Woodburn Police Department is joining the National Association of Town Watch in celebrating the 31st annual National Night Out Aug. 5. The event allows people to turn on their lights and…
Jul 23, 2014

Annual Safety Camp to be July 28-31

by Woodburn Independent
Safety Camp, sponsored by the Woodburn Kiwanis and put on by the city of Woodburn’s Recreation and Parks Department, is July 28-31. The camp will once again be held at Heritage Elementary School…
Jul 23, 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…
by: LINDSAY KEEFER - Basset Hound Games
Jul 23, 2014

Participants have 'howling' good time at basset hound event

by Lindsay Keefer
The annual Basset Hound Games, held in Legion Park and sponsored by the Oregon Basset Hound Rescue, were held Sunday, and featured hundreds of hounds and their owners. Competitions included…
Jul 23, 2014

College group seeks Mount Angel citizens' input during field…

by Lindsay Keefer
The city of Mount Angel is the subject of a university class that focuses on how to make small downtowns more sustainable and eco-friendly, and local residents have an opportunity to participate…
Jul 22, 2014

Sunday stabbing results in two arrests

by Woodburn Independent
Woodburn police arrested two men after a fight Sunday night, which left one man hospitalized with stab wounds and cuts on his face. Woodburn police responded to a report of a fight in the 400…
by: CLACKAMAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Clackamas County Sheriffs Office deputies reported to the scene of the crash of a 1946 Ercoupe 415-C, owned by Robert Teneyck, 81, of Woodburn. Teneyck and his co-pilot, Rosalie Carman, 70, of Portland, walked away from the crash east of Hubbard Sunday morning shortly after takeoff from Lenhardt Airpark.
Jul 22, 2014

Woodburn man and his co-pilot walk away from plane crash

by Phil Hawkins
A leisurely morning flight for breakfast in Mulino ended in a grove of unharvested Christmas trees for a Woodburn pilot and his co-pilot, who both walked away from plane crash near Lenhardt…
by: MARION COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY - Gerardo Ortiz Campos.
Jul 21, 2014

Negligent shooting near Woodburn Safeway leaves one man injured

by Tyler Francke
A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred Sunday afternoon on Highway 211 in Woodburn, near Safeway. According to local police, Gerardo Ortiz Campos, 26, was in the…
by: CINDY FAMA - What's left of the Markum Inn, which burned Sunday monring
Jul 21, 2014

Markum Inn destroyed by fire

by Cindy Fama
Early Sunday morning fire burns down local landmark Multiple fire agencies battled a five-alarm fire at the Markum Inn in the early hours of Sunday July 20 that destroyed the local landmark. The…
by: COURTESY PHOTO - A woman died this morning near Molalla after being struck by a car.
Jul 21, 2014

Woman dies in Highway 211 accident between Molalla and Woodburn

by Peggy Savage
Pedestrian hit while crossing the highway in darkness early Saturday morning. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into a Saturday morning fatal pedestrian-involved traffic…




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