Mural project turns into city-school collaboration

Mural project turns into city-school collaboration

What started out as a project to give students service hours is developing into a community-wide...

Sacred Heart student wins handwriting award

Sacred Heart student wins handwriting award

Alex Contreras, an eighth-grade student at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Gervais, has been...

Working on a BLANK canvas

Working on a BLANK canvas

Woodburn First Presbyterian Church's new pastor, Rev. Peter Blank, brings 40 years of ministry...

Combine quesadilla and spanakopita to make savory dish

Combine quesadilla and spanakopita to make savory dish

One of the reasons I started my website, www.cookingwithkristy. com, was because I wanted to see...

Digging deeper: Are these historic Woodburn homes still around?

Digging deeper: Are these historic Woodburn homes still around?

When Woodburn first started, Jesse Settlemier plotted it because he wanted the railroad to be...


Woodburn's Area Features

PHIL HAWKINS - Some members of Just Beat It, made up of nearly 30 family members, poses for a photo at a garage sale fundraiser. They are, from left: (back row) Jeff Freauf, Oscar Chavez, Cleo Freauf, Maricela Chavez, Eva Torres, Chris Chavez, Veronica Torres, (front row) Yareli Zamora, Lana Reyes, Christopher Arana and Jazmin Hernandez.
July 01, 2015

Relay team hopes to 'just beat' the odds

by Phil Hawkins
Fundraising season for “Just Beat It” begins in March and spans four months through the conclusion of Relay for Life of the Woodburn Area in July. The team led all Woodburn Relay teams last year…
June 17, 2015

Locals graduate from OSU June 13

by Woodburn Independent
Oregon State University held its 146th commencement June 13 in Reser Stadium. Local graduates include: Aurora: Nicolas P. Atwood, Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, computer science; Omar…
SUBMITTED - John and Sandy Cunningham of Jesus Film Harvest Partners will speak at Soul's Harbor Church of the Nazarene in Woodburn this Sunday.
June 10, 2015

Jesus Film missionaries to speak at Soul's Harbor

by Woodburn Independent
John and Sandy Cunningham, global missionaries with the Church of the Nazarene working with the Jesus Film Harvest Partners will be speaking at Soul’s Harbor Church of the Nazarene at 10:45 a.m.…
SETH GORDON - Head of the class: St. Paul High School valedictorian Bianca Milera will attend the University of Portland in the fall to major in nursing. A 4.0 student, Milera was a member of National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America and Virtue First, while also serving as student council secretary and senior class president.
June 03, 2015

Milera is a model student and role model

by Seth Gordon
With so many students engaging in after-school clubs, sports and community service, science teacher Mark Johnson said he feels St. Paul High School does well when it comes to producing…
LINDSAY KEEFER - Thirty-six of the North Marion High School seniors honored last week pose for a photo.
May 27, 2015

Scholarships, honors given to NM seniors

by Lindsay Keefer
Around 40 seniors at North Marion High School were recognized last Wednesday night at a senior awards reception. Students were awarded scholarships and earned graduation stoles and cords for…
SUBMITTED - Sister Sandra Meek
May 27, 2015

Mount Angel monastery under new leadership next month

by Woodburn Independent
Order of St. Benedict Sister Sandra Meek will become the administrator of the Queen of Angels Monastery in Mount Angel when she is installed in mid-June. The announcement was made last week by…
May 27, 2015

Concert of Prayer is Sunday

by Woodburn Independent
The community is invited to an evening of united worship and prayer as churches of the Woodburn Area Ministerial Association gather together at 6 p.m. Sunday. Hosted by Woodburn Evangelical…
May 27, 2015

Gervais farmer named to Marion SWCD board

by Dee Moore
Marion Soil and Water Conservation District’s board position 2 had been open for more than two years when Greg Rosa, of Jer-Osa Organic Dairy in Gervais, was recently appointed to fill the…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: TYLER FRANCKE - Academy of International Studies senior Michelle Loeza will spend 12 months volunteering with the Americorps program City Year in Providence, R.I.
May 20, 2015

AIS senior to help at-risk students in Rhode Island

by Tyler Francke
Michelle Loeza, a senior at the Academy of International Studies, will forego entering college to spend 12 months volunteering with the educational nonprofit City Year, a program of Americorps.…
SUBMITTED - Woodburn's First Student drivers who competed are (from left) Allan Lindburg, Barbara Hauth, Gale Fuller, Roy Picchi, Dan Brinlee, Michael McCool and Beth Finch-Barnhart. Fuller won first place in transit, Brinlee won second place in transit and the team of Fuller, Brinlee and Picchi won first place for transit team.
May 20, 2015

First Student employees driven to succeed at contest

by Lindsay Keefer
First Student drivers from Woodburn competed and won in a number of categories at a regional bus rodeo last month. Junction City hosted the regional event that had representatives from 18…

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May 20, 2015

Shalom Prayer Center annual lecture is June 16

by Woodburn Independent
The featured speaker at the 19th annual Sister Marilyn Schwab Memorial Lecture on June 16 will be Theresa Raudsepp, physical therapist at Providence Benedictine Nursing Center. Raudsepp will…
SUBMITTED - Shawn Baird
May 20, 2015

Woodburn Ambulance owner named to national council

by Woodburn Independent
Shawn Baird, co-owner of Woodburn Ambulance Service, has been named to the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. The 25-member…
May 13, 2015

Kennedy to launch college career readiness system

by Vince Teresi
The Mount Angel School District has announced that Kennedy High School will introduce a “readiness system” within the 2015-16 school year curriculum to prepare students better for their ongoing…
SUBMITTED - Staff from MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility and Willamette Education Service District are honored by Fences For Fido. MacLaren Superintendent Dan Berger (center) holds the award recognizing the facility's support for unchaining dogs.
May 13, 2015

MacLaren honored for service

by Woodburn Independent
The staff and youth at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn are the recipients of Fences For Fido’s 2015 Chopper’s Heroes of the Year Award. The award, named for the first dog…
SUBMITTED - David Lopez is pictured with the Woodburn High School student panel he spoke to regarding his school years. They are (from left) Omar Aguilera, Gina Alvarez, Jesus Torralba Contreras, Lopez, Alejandro Esparza, Alma Zarate, Selia Veliz and Temoatzin Lopez.
May 13, 2015

WHS grad and EEOC exec visits campus last week

by Woodburn Independent
David Lopez, general counsel of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, visited Woodburn High School Campus on Tuesday, May 5. After a quick walk-through of the small school academy…
MAHS - Molalla Quilt Show opens Friday
May 06, 2015

Molalla Quilt Show opens Friday

by Peggy Savage
 The annual Molalla Quilt Show will be held Mothers' Day weekend. On Friday, May 8, show hours will be from noon to 4 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dibble…
LINDSAY KEEFER - May Day Queen Isabel Hanberg is escorted to the dance floor for the senior waltz by her dad, Daniel Hanberg.
May 06, 2015

North Marion presents the 65th annual May Day

by Lindsay Keefer
The 65th annual May Day was Friday, May 1 at North Marion High School. This year's show, themed "May Day Through the Decades," was presided over by Queen Isabel Hanberg.
RICK PUENTE - (From left) Karla Estrada, Genesis Perez, Jocelyn Gutierrez, Raymond Mack, Molly Hawkins (of Marion County), Jharline Cortes and Cristina Mayorga pose for a photo.
May 06, 2015

Woodburn High School seniors learn about law enforcement,…

by Woodburn Independent
Since 2007 the Woodburn Police Department and its school resource officer Det. Rick Puente have been mentoring high school seniors who have expressed an interest in pursuing a career in law…




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