Mount Angel Telephone appreciation day is a community event

Mount Angel Telephone appreciation day is a community event

A customer appreciation day for a Mount Angel business has turned into a communitywide event....

Hubbard council explores ideas for future city hall

Hubbard council explores ideas for future city hall

Presentation shows current building, which is shared with police department, is not up to code...

Woodburn has options regarding recreational pot

Woodburn has options regarding recreational pot

City Council may consider ballot measure that would ban most marijuana-related businesses The...

Woodburn High School recognizes 7 IB grads

Woodburn High School recognizes 7 IB grads

Seven Woodburn High School students completed all the necessary requirements for earning a full...

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Woodburn Area's Latest News

August 28, 2015

Police investigate small explosion, suspicious package in…

by Woodburn Independent
An explosion and fire rattled a Woodburn neighborhood early Friday morning, but no injuries were reported. Woodburn police responded to the 700 block of South Cascade Drive, located in a…
August 26, 2015

A refresher on Oregon driving laws from Woodburn police

by Woodburn Independent
School will begin for most students in the Woodburn School District on Monday, Aug. 31. The Woodburn Police Department would like to remind everyone to follow the laws, whether you are driving a…
August 26, 2015

SMART program in Woodburn seeking new volunteers for goal of…

by Woodburn Independent
Volunteers in Woodburn’s SMART Program help make a difference in the lives of Woodburn children, but more volunteers are needed. At Lincoln, Nellie Muir and Washington elementary schools, more…
August 26, 2015

Wheatland Ferry operator faces theft charges

by Woodburn Independent
The Wheatland Ferry operator is under police investigation after evidence arose that she was pocketing ferry fees. Kaci Lynn Clark, 28, of Independence, was issued a criminal citation of…
August 26, 2015

Hubbard Fire Board winnows field for new chief

by Woodburn Independent
The Hubbard Fire Board has narrowed down the search for a new fire chief. Earlier this month, the board reviewed 10 applications received from Special Districts Association of Oregon, the…
August 26, 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…
COURTESY PHOTO: CORINN ORLANDO - This coyote was reportedly seen near the soccer fields at Woodburn High School two weeks ago.
August 19, 2015

Officials urge residents to stay away from coyotes

by Tyler Francke
Residents have reported several sightings of coyotes within the city limits of Woodburn in recent weeks, raising questions about whether the animals are dangerous and what should be done if one…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: TYLER FRANCKE - Dan Petichord rides Mercedes, the wild-born mustang he began training just three months ago as part of the Teens and Oregon Mustangs program.
August 19, 2015

Mane event: Locals tame mustangs, help youths through nonprofit

by Tyler Francke
In May, Woodburn resident Dan Petichord received a wild horse owned by the Bureau of Land Management. His mission? To build trust, break her and ultimately tame her to the point that she can be…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: TYLER FRANCKE - Sharon Schaub, former general manager of Woodburn Estates & Golf, speaks last week during a meeting organized by a group of Estates members discontented with the board of directors for the large homeowners' association.
August 19, 2015

Residents have questions for Estates board

by Tyler Francke
An increasingly vocal group of residents within Woodburn Estates & Golf is questioning the leadership of the 55-plus residential community. Comprised of 1,500 single-family homes, as well as an…
August 19, 2015

Work continues on drafting new findings in support of UGB…

by Tyler Francke
Progress continues on the implementation of a framework agreement that emerged in April from a mediation process regarding the city of Woodburn’s efforts to expand its urban growth boundary…

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Aug 19, 2015

Gervais School Board receives health curriculum recommendations

by Phil Hawkins
A year after the Gervais School Board announced its plan to implement its sexual health curriculum, the board was presented with recommendations on how to go forward with the proposal during a…
Aug 19, 2015

St. Paul City Council forces resignation of attorney

by Lindsay Keefer
John Rankin resigned after allegations of poor advice, mishandling of issues The St. Paul City Council is in the market for a new city attorney. At Thursday’s city council meeting, councilors…
LINDSAY KEEFER - Joey Workman, 15, takes advantage of what remained of the Hubbard Skate Park before it was completely dismantled last week.
Aug 19, 2015

Hubbard dismantles skate park

by Lindsay Keefer
After 13 years in Hubbard’s Barendse Park, the skate park structure is no more. Public Works Director Jaime Estrada was advised by the Hubbard City Council at last Tuesday’s meeting to remove…
Aug 19, 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…
Aug 19, 2015

NM improv night is Aug. 21

by Woodburn Independent
North Marion Players presents improv night at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Attend this evening full of games, fun and laughs in North Marion High School’s small gym. Admission is $3. North Marion High…
Aug 19, 2015

High school leadership program for farm worker teens held at OSU

by Woodburn Independent
This month, Oregon State University is hosting nearly 175 high school students from farm worker families across Oregon, including a number from the Woodburn area, through the Oregon Migrant…
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Aug 18, 2015

Dayton man leads police on chase through two counties

by Gary Allen
Public safety -- Jack D. Roach faces numerous charges after pursuit that begins in Newberg and ends near Woodburn A Dayton man languishes in the jail after leading officers from a number of…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: TYLER FRANCKE - This year's Fiesta Mexicana featured new attractions and directions for the annual festival, like the addition of lucha libre.
Aug 12, 2015

Fired up about Fiesta

by Tyler Francke
City hears praise about new directions, attractions The city of Woodburn hosted the 52nd Fiesta Mexicana this weekend, and officials report higher-than-expected turnout and a high degree of…
Aug 12, 2015

Police chief search may lean toward outside candidate

by Tyler Francke
Bob Carden, a consultant with the recruiting services firm Prothman Group, met with a number of Woodburn leaders and hosted several community forums last week, with the goal of hashing out a…
Aug 12, 2015

Woodburn teen charged with two armed robberies

by Tyler Francke
Police say 15-year-old resident was armed when he stole merchandise from Walmart, Big 5 A 15-year-old Woodburn resident was arrested last week after allegedly being armed while stealing…



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