Shooting for the stars

Shooting for the stars

Woodburn man gaining traction with dream of launching high-tech satellite into Earth's orbit One...

NMHS grad pleads to sex crimes

NMHS grad pleads to sex crimes

Klain Pippert confessed to police before charges had been filed A 2008 North Marion High School...

Art student gets national honor

Art student gets national honor

WACA senior's painting well received in New York City Sonia Chavez, a senior at Woodburn Arts and...

After giving back to industry, local barber returns home

After giving back to industry, local barber returns home

After two and a half years teaching at the Paul Mitchell School in Portland, barber Xavier Parra...

Nagl chosen to sell PDX carpet pieces

Nagl chosen to sell PDX carpet pieces

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Woodburn Area's Latest News

March 25, 2015

Woman arrested for false report of sexual assault

by Tyler Francke
Woodburn police arrested a woman this week for allegedly lying about being assaulted by four men while delivering newspapers Monday morning. Bridgette Gage, 37, was taken into custody Tuesday…
March 25, 2015

Gervais School District to sell Brooks building

by Phil Hawkins
Faced with competing visions of what to do with the building that formerly housed Brooks Elementary School, the Gervais School Board voted to sell the building in a split decision on March 5.…
March 25, 2015

Bond issues front, center for local voters in May

by Tyler Francke
Election 2015: Few races contested, but countywide ballot measure and bond proposals loom Area voters will mostly be going to the polls this May to decide bond issues and weigh in on a…
March 25, 2015

Police reports

by Woodburn Independent
EDITOR’S NOTE: The of Woodburn Independent publishes the na.m.es of people arrested based on information from city and county police logs. Times listed represent the time the crimes were…
March 25, 2015

CSI Gervais set for April 18

by Woodburn Independent
CSI Gervais 2015 is set for April 18 at Gervais High School. CSI Gervais is an interactive, four-hour-long, team adventure perfect for forensics fans, detective buffs and crime solvers Enjoy a…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: TYLER FRANCKE - Marion County Commissioner Kevin Cameron, right, speaks during the local chamber's 'state of the county' event at Woodburn Health Center last week, while commissioners Sam Brentano and Janet Carlson look on.
March 25, 2015

County commissioners talk UGB in Woodburn

by Tyler Francke
Marion County's top officials host open-ended discussion with local leaders during chamber event The Marion County Board of Commissioners met with a number of civic and business leaders last…
March 25, 2015

Deputies work on improving traffic safety in northwest Marion…

by Woodburn Independent
After its Traffic Safety Team collected troubling data regarding northwest Marion County traffic crashes in 2014, Marion County?Sheriff’s Office has increased work in the area to heighten…
March 25, 2015

Ministerial association hosting Community Holy Week

by Woodburn Independent
The Woodburn Area Ministerial Association (WAMA) is hosting several Community Holy Week Services next week that are open to the public. The week will start off with a Community Concert of Prayer…
March 20, 2015

Strange behavior leads to teen's arrest

by Woodburn Independent
A Woodburn teen was apprehended Tuesday night by a K-9 after repeated incidents of trespassing on a property near Carl Road. On Monday afternoon, Blanca Gutierrez was approached while working at…
March 25, 2015

Hubbard Fire District to put $780,000 bond on May ballot

by Lindsay Keefer
If approved, bond would replace water tender, refurbish fire engine, purchase quick-response vehicle and upgrade breathing equipment The Hubbard Fire Board has approved putting a $780,000 bond…

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Mar 18, 2015

ODOT will close bridge

by Woodburn Independent
A state highway near St. Paul will be closed to traffic Sunday for needed bridge work, according to a release this week from the Oregon Department of Transportation. The release said an ODOT…
Mar 18, 2015

NM School Board votes to arm security officer

by Lindsay Keefer
After a months-long discussion, the North Marion School Board has approved a lethal force policy and rules hashing out the carrying of a firearm on the district campus by its director of…
Mar 18, 2015

Last day to file for May election is March 19

by Woodburn Independent
Thursday is the last day to file for a position on a local school or fire board for the May 19 election. All positions are for terms of four years, from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2019.…
Mar 18, 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…
Mar 18, 2015

Kids get free lunch during spring break

by Woodburn Independent
The Woodburn School District Nutrition Services Department and Marion-Polk Food Share are offering a spring break lunch program. The program provides a free lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m. for all…
Mar 18, 2015

Aurora seeks new councilor

by Ray Hughey
The city of Aurora needs a new city councilor. Councilor Scott Brotherton, who is moving from the city, submitted his resignation Feb. 19 to council President Bill Graupp. The council was going…
PHOTO COURTESY OF WOODEN SHOE TULIP FARM - The 31st annual Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest kicks off this Friday, one week earlier than organizers had originally planned.
Mar 18, 2015

Festival will bloom early

by Tyler Francke
The 2015 Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest kicks off this Friday, one week earlier than planned. Barb Iverson, who heads up operations for Wooden Shoe and its iconic month-long spring festival, said the…
Mar 18, 2015

First UGB mediation session set for March 30

by Tyler Francke
Representatives of both sides optimistic as opening mediation session nears A date has been set for the first mediation session between the city of Woodburn and the primary opponents in its…
COURTESY OREGON OSHA - Fleetwood Homes was recently fined by Oregon OSHA for forcing employees to climb over guardrails and failing to provide safety equipment like hard hats.
Mar 18, 2015

Fleetwood Homes appeals Oregon OSHA citation

by Tyler Francke
Fleetwood Homes filed an appeal last week of the more than $75,000 in fines levied against it by the state, including $70,000 for one violation alleged to have been a “willful” disregard of…
PHIL HAWKINS - Sam Wheeler and Emily Saalfeld were crowned this years Mr. and Miss Gervais Saturday night at the conclusion of the high school's annual pageant. The events 12 contestants, along with school staff and volunteers, helped raise $13,434.30 for Kids Making Miracles and Doernbecher Children's Hospital.
Mar 18, 2015

ALL HAIL THE KING AND QUEEN

by Phil Hawkins
2015 Mr. and Miss Gervais Pageant raises over $13,000 for Doernbecher Children's Hospital There may have been two winners crowned at Saturday’s Mr. and Miss Gervais Pageant, but everyone…




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