Make a barbecue sauce with leftover cola

Make a barbecue sauce with leftover cola

Every so often, I find myself searching for recipes to use up random things that are in my...

Immanuel Lutheran hosts worship presentation

Immanuel Lutheran hosts worship presentation

Woodburn Immanuel Lutheran Church invites the public to “You Raise Me Up,” a worship...

Woodburn eye doctor partners with local Lions Club

Woodburn eye doctor partners with local Lions Club

The Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation (OLSHF) and Woodburn Lions Club welcome Dr. Scott...

FARM & FUN

FARM & FUN

Annual open house at OSU Extension facility offers a much closer look into the research and...

New UMC pastor home at last

New UMC pastor home at last

After 40 years, Tongan-American Kalina Malua-Katoa realizes her dream, calling of being a pastor...

Catch the Color winners announced

Catch the Color winners announced

Contest photos from Tulip Fest released by Pro Photo Supply The grand prize winner of the 2015...

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...


Woodburn's Area Features

July 29, 2015

Hubbard UCC invites public to annual BBQ Aug. 23

by Woodburn Independent
The public is invited to Hubbard United Church of Christ’s annual barbecue on Aug. 23. This year will be featuring Voget’s grilled franks and sausages. The barbecue will immediately follow the…
July 29, 2015

Shalom to offer two-year spiritual direction training

by Woodburn Independent
On Sept. 1, Shalom Prayer Center in Mount Angel will begin a two-year course for those interested in becoming spiritual directors. Spiritual directors work closely with those seeking growth in…
RUSS BAGLIEN - Ed Murphy will be recognized at the next Woodburn City Council meeting for his years of volunteer service.
July 22, 2015

City to recognize long-time volunteer Ed Murphy

by Russ Baglien
Woodburn once was a product of volunteerism, from Legion Park, “Doc” Smith stadium, the trees lining Front Street, the library floor replacement, Settlemier Park softball field and dugouts, new…
SUBMITTED - The Alleman house at 682 W. Lincoln St.
July 22, 2015

Readers help locate historic homes in Woodburn

by Donna Gramse
Editor’s note: In the May 27 edition of the Woodburn Independent, on Page 11A, Donna Gramse wrote an article entitled “Digging deeper: Are historic Woodburn homes still around?” This article…
Bart Ferguson & the Edward Stanley Band will be in Aurora Wednesday, July 22, as the latest performers in the Concerts in the Park series.
July 22, 2015

Hitting the Aurora stage next is...

by (none)
Bart Ferguson & the Edward Stanley Band hit the Aurora City Park amphitheater stage Wednesday night Aurora’s Concerts in the Park music series continues at the Aurora City Park amphitheater…
SUBMITTED - (From left) Sarah Estrada, Kiley Florez, Aurora #110 Girls State Chairwoman Mary Lou Burke, Clarissa Sanchez, Cassidy Costello and Laura Grigorieff pose for a photo at Girls State.
July 22, 2015

Locals represent Aurora ALA, North Marion at last month's Girls…

by Woodburn Independent
North Marion High School students Sarah Estrada, Kiley Florez, Cassidy Costello and Laura Grigorieff had the opportunity to attend the annual Girls State event at Willamette University in Salem…
July 15, 2015

Caring for our souls

by Dianne Rodriguez, Hubbard UCC pastor
No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, if you long for a more intimate relationship with the Divine Holy Mystery, yourself and others, I invite you to become a participant in…
July 15, 2015

Conversations on the Vine returns July 26

by Woodburn Independent
No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey you are invited to join Hubbard United Church of Christ’s “Conversations on the Vine.” The group will gather at Aurora Colony Vineyard,…
July 08, 2015

Pierson serving as dairy ambassador second year in a row

by Woodburn Independent
Marion County Dairy Women awarded three $2,500 education scholarships to Marion County dairy youth. The recipients are Tyler Veeman and Sara Pierson, of St. Paul, and Andrew Wavra, of Salem.…
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…

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LINDSAY KEEFER - Kayla Golka (foreground) paints the grass in the mural for the Donald Skate Park while Alexis Nixon (background) looks up from her work to discuss the painting with a fellow student.
Jul 01, 2015

Mural project turns into city-school collaboration

by Lindsay Keefer
What started out as a project to give students service hours is developing into a community-wide collaboration. Sara Bailey, adviser of the National Art Honor Society and art teacher at North…
Jun 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…
KRISTY KUMMER-PRED - This variation of spanakopita goes well with a cilantro pesto sauce.
Jun 10, 2015

Combine quesadilla and spanakopita to make savory dish

by Kristy Kummer-Pred
One of the reasons I started my website, www.cookingwithkristy. com, was because I wanted to see if I could re-create delicious food I had eaten in restaurants without being a full-fledged chef.…
SUBMITTED - John and Sandy Cunningham of Jesus Film Harvest Partners will speak at Soul's Harbor Church of the Nazarene in Woodburn this Sunday.
Jun 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.
Jun 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…




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