Standoff ends with no arrest

Standoff ends with no arrest

A tense, hours-long standoff on West Hayes Street in Woodburn — involving dozens of local...

Lucky to be alive

Lucky to be alive

Editor’s note: Graduation season is upon us. As high school seniors don their caps and...

Man arrested after crash

Man arrested after crash

Two crashes in two days on same stretch of Highway 99E A Woodburn man was arrested Saturday night...

Trio of WHS students wins Gates scholarships

Trio of WHS students wins Gates scholarships

Three graduating Woodburn High School seniors will be awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship...

Mr. Stanley goes to Washington

Mr. Stanley goes to Washington

Heritage third-graders' Flat Stanley project goes international For the past five or six years,...

OCDC purchases Brooks building from Gervais School District

OCDC purchases Brooks building from Gervais School District

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SUBMITTED - Michael Waldie and his 3-year-old daughter, Grace.
May 06, 2015

Police seek missing father and 3-year-old daughter

by Woodburn Independent
Mount Angel police are looking for information regarding a missing 3-year-old, who was last seen with her father on a recent custodial visit. Police are looking for Michael Lee Waldie, 32, the…
May 06, 2015

City hires firm to appraise Association Building

by Tyler Francke
The city of Woodburn has hired a Portland real estate market research firm to appraise the Association Building, as well as several other lots owned by the city. The decision came down from the…
May 06, 2015

Marion County joins city in approving UGB framework agreement

by Tyler Francke
Commissioner condemns land-use process, says 'something better' needed The Marion County Board of Commissioners lent its support last week to the framework agreement intended to resolve disputes…
May 06, 2015

Complaint dismissed against Woodburn officer

by Tyler Francke
City says allegations will still be investigated by the Oregon Department of Justice A Mount Angel woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted by a Woodburn police officer has withdrawn a…
May 06, 2015

Holocaust survivor to visit Silver Creek facility

by Woodburn Independent
Silver Creek Assisted Living, 703 Evergreen Road, will host a visit by Holocaust survivor Alter Wiener at 2 p.m. Friday. The free event is open to the public.
FILE PHOTO - Last year's Fiesta Queen Amelia Robles is crowned.
May 06, 2015

Deadline extended for Fiesta Court applications

by Woodburn Independent
Application deadline for the 2015 Fiesta Mexican Court, presented by Silverton Health, has been extended to May 15. The court, sponsored by the Woodburn Downtown Association, will preside over…
May 06, 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…
MCSO - Peter Bass
May 06, 2015

Former Brooks pastor sentenced for rape

by Phil Hawkins
A former youth pastor in Brooks was sentenced after pleading guilty to five counts of rape in the first degree before Marion County Circuit Judge Tracy Prall on Monday. Peter James Bass, 36, the…
May 04, 2015

Police standoff ends with no one in custody

by Woodburn Independent
Oregon State Police and Woodburn SWAT units have left the scene around a West Hayes Street house after an hours-long standoff with a possibly armed suspect. Police were unable to obtain a search…
April 29, 2015

Ballot drop sites in north Marion County

by Woodburn Independent
All Marion County drop sites listed below will be open beginning April 29. On Election Day, May 19, they will remain open until 8 p.m. WOODBURN Woodburn Public Library, 280 Garfield St. in…

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May 06, 2015

North Marion presents May Day this Friday

by Woodburn Independent
North Marion High School presents a May Day performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 1. The 65th annual May Day celebration will be reigned over by Queen Isabel Hanberg. The event is free and open…
Apr 29, 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 29, 2015

Shelter benefit dinner and auction canceled

by Woodburn Independent
The 11th annual St. Joseph the Worker Dinner and Silent Auction, a benefit for St. Joseph Shelter scheduled for Sunday at St. Mary Church Parish Hall in Mount Angel, has been cancelled. Dinner…
Apr 29, 2015

Swedish meatball dinner on tap at Immanuel

by Woodburn Independent
Woodburn Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1036 E. Lincoln St., is hosting its annual Swedish meatball dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday. The menu includes meatballs and gravy, mashed potatoes,…
FILE PHOTO - Steve Laue
Apr 29, 2015

Election 2015: Meet the candidates for the Hubbard Fire Board

by Woodburn Independent
Position 1 Steve Laue Relevant experience: 40 years teaching in the school district, Hubbard Planning Commission. Why are you running? I thought this was a way I could serve the community. What…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: TYLER FRANCKE - Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez speaks during a community forum at the Woodburn High School auditorium Sunday. Gutierrez, considered by some to be the nation's top immigration reform advocate, also attended a luncheon earlier that day at the Farmworker Housing Development Coalition's Nuevo Amanecer complex on Fifth Street.
Apr 29, 2015

Message to Congress: Fix immigration now

by Tyler Francke
“Stay engaged” and “Don’t give up” were big parts of the message brought to Woodburn Sunday, when the city hosted U.S. Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, considered by some to be the nation’s top advocate for…
Apr 29, 2015

City passes UGB framework agreement, despite family's objections

by Tyler Francke
The Woodburn City Council approved last week a framework agreement that emerged from mediation sessions related to the city’s long-running urban-growth boundary (UGB) case. The tentative…
Apr 29, 2015

21st century policing: Crime going digital

by Tyler Francke
Woodburn police chief: 'The world has changed' 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…
Apr 29, 2015

New state program recognizes bilingual HS grads

by Tyler Francke
Seal of Biliteracy is being piloted at four schools or districts this year, including AIS in Woodburn Woodburn is one of four school districts participating in a pilot program this year that…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: TYLER FRANCKE - Actors Erubiel Valladares Carranza and Cassie Greer perform in 'Pedro's Path to Power' Friday morning at Washington Elementary School.
Apr 29, 2015

Elementary students get jolt of safety education

by Tyler Francke
Joint effort between PGE and Oregon Children's Theatre teaches Washington students how to act near downed wires Students at Washington Elementary School were empowered to make safer choices…




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