First Student employees driven to succeed at contest

First Student employees driven to succeed at contest

First Student drivers from Woodburn competed and won in a number of categories at a regional bus...

WHS grad and EEOC exec visits campus last week

WHS grad and EEOC exec visits campus last week

David Lopez, general counsel of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, visited...

MacLaren honored for service

MacLaren honored for service

The staff and youth at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn are the recipients of...

Woodburn High School seniors learn about law enforcement, community service

Woodburn High School seniors learn about law enforcement, community service

Since 2007 the Woodburn Police Department and its school resource officer Det. Rick Puente have...


Woodburn's Area Features

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.…
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…
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.
April 22, 2015

Cabin relocation now complete

by Woodburn Independent
The relocation of the Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin, previously located on the Willamette River within the Champoeg State Heritage area, is now complete. The cabin has been reopened to the…
FILE PHOTO - St. Paul Rodeo
April 16, 2015

State honors St. Paul Rodeo

by Woodburn Independent
The Oregon Tourism Commission (Travel Oregon) recently presented the St. Paul Rodeo Association with the prestigious Gene Leo Memorial Sustainable Tourism Award. The award recognizes an…
SUBMITTED - The Bogard Building
April 08, 2015

Building on North Front Street has seen fair share of history

by Donna Gramse
Last month, I wrote about a building on Front Street that stands empty, and looks lonesome. This month, I’m writing about a building on Front Street that has had a complete facelift and is…
VINCE TERESI - The group of Kennedy High School students pose at the Oregon Holocaust Memorial.
April 08, 2015

Kennedy students meet Holocaust survivors, visit memorial in…

by Lindsay Keefer
A social studies teacher at John F. Kennedy High School has continued a tradition of making her history lessons come alive. For the sixth year, Jessica Schmidtman has taken a group of juniors to…

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LINDSAY KEEFER - North Marion Intermediate School students work together on a science lab, each with their own iPad.
Apr 01, 2015

North Marion blazes the way toward 21st century teaching

by Lindsay Keefer
The school district is moving toward putting an electronic device in almost every student's hands A few years ago, a group of fifth-grade teachers presented to the North Marion School Board a…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: TYLER FRANCKE - Woodburn resident Shawn Case is founder and director of Enterprise in Space, a nonprofit science and educational initiative with the goal of launching an 8-foot-long satellite into Earth's orbit by 2019.
Mar 25, 2015

Shooting for the stars

by Tyler Francke
Woodburn man gaining traction with dream of launching high-tech satellite into Earth's orbit One Woodburn resident is hoping to boldly go where no man has gone before. His name is Shawn Case,…
DAN PRED - The classic Italian dish arancini takes a little bit of time and effort, but it's well worth it.
Mar 25, 2015

Arancini is well worth the extra time and effort

by Kristy Kummer-Pred
A few years ago, I met a friend for happy hour at a Portland restaurant that served arancini. I had never had it or even heard of it, but I immediately fell in love with those little fried balls…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: TYLER FRANCKE - Leonardo's Barber + Style is run by Xavier Parra, the son of the man who founded the shop in 1979. Xavier Parra recently returned to the shop full-time after two and a half years teaching at the Paul Mitchell School in Portland.
Mar 25, 2015

After giving back to industry, local barber returns home

by Tyler Francke
After two and a half years teaching at the Paul Mitchell School in Portland, barber Xavier Parra has come home. In 2010, following the unexpected loss of his father to a heart attack, Parra —…
LINDSAY KEEFER - Dianne Rodriguez is the new pastor at Hubbard United Church of Christ, which meets at Hubbard Chapel Sunday mornings at 10.
Mar 25, 2015

Hubbard church welcomes new pastor, invites community to…

by Lindsay Keefer
Hubbard United Church of Christ’s new pastor isn’t just a new face to the congregation, but also to the state of Oregon. Dianne Rodriguez is originally from Long Island, N.Y., and only recently…
SUBMITTED - French Prairie and Valor middle schools honor band 2015.
Mar 25, 2015

Woodburn middle school students participate in honor band

by Woodburn Independent
Twenty-one seventh-grade and 20 eighth-grade Woodburn band students were nominated by their teachers to participate in the seventh annual Molalla Middle School Honor Band on March 5. The event,…
NORTH MARION SCHOOL DISTRICT - Justin Hanson performed his Eagle Scout project by working on the landscaping outside his school district's main office.
Mar 25, 2015

Eagle Scout earns badge by beautifying NM

by Lindsay Keefer
Justin Hanson, a student at North Marion High School, completed his Eagle Scout project by performing a beautification project outside the district office. Superintendent Boyd Keyser said Hanson…




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