Drivers voice concerns over new medians on 214

Drivers voice concerns over new medians on 214

Locals worry about impact on businesses; ODOT says barriers needed to increase safety and traffic...

Partnership fostering positive change at Washington Elementary

Partnership fostering positive change at Washington Elementary

A new partnership now in its second year at Washington Elementary School is aiming to produce...

Gervais SD explores Chemeketa partnership

Gervais SD explores Chemeketa partnership

School officials consider turning Brooks facility into a regional hub for college-level CTE and...

Hubbard Fire District greets interim chief and appoints new board member

Hubbard Fire District greets interim chief and appoints new board member

Residents and volunteer firefighters got a chance to meet new interim fire chief Ted Kunze last...


Woodburn Area's Latest News

Photo Credit: MCCF - Gurpinder Singh
January 23, 2015

Truck driver in I-5 fatal crash sentenced

by Lindsay Keefer
A California man has been sentenced to 18 months after a November 2013 fatal crash at the Interstate 5 Aurora/Donald exit. Gurpinder Singh, 28, of Red Bluff, Calif., was found guilty of criminal…
Photo Credit: MCSO - Peter Bass
January 21, 2015

Brooks youth pastor charged with sex abuse

by Woodburn Independent
Police arrested a youth pastor at Brooks Assembly of God Wednesday morning. Peter Bass, 36, of Brooks, is awaiting arraignment on 15 counts of sodomy I and 15 counts of sex abuse II. As a result…
Photo Credit: TYLER FRANCKE | WOODBURN INDEPENDENT - Nellie Muir kindergartners, from left, Ronin Lee Hardiman, Brandon Ortiz Alvarado and Nelly Vitela Chavez, work on a project last week.
January 21, 2015

The case for early learning

by Tyler Francke
Woodburn superintendent says state kindergarten assessment results show need for earlier intervention The results of the 2014-15 Oregon Kindergarten Assessment, which were released by the state…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS - Bruce Turnidge.
January 21, 2015

Supreme Court hears Turnidge appeal

by Tyler Francke
Attorneys allege errors by circuit judge, ask for new trial, resentencing The Oregon Supreme Court heard oral arguments last week in the appeal of a man convicted in the 2008 Woodburn bank…
January 21, 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…
January 21, 2015

Lions Club sponsors free vision screenings

by Woodburn Independent
The Mount Angel Lions Club sponsored free vision screenings for all 354 students of St. Mary’s Public School Jan. 9. The screenings were made possible by the Oregon Lions Mobile Health Screening…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Pictured are, from left, Tricia Chastain, Senior Appraiser, Northwest Farm Credit Services; Leslie Curtis, PTC President; Jaimie Coppola, PTC Secretary; and Nora Cain, PTC Vice President.
January 21, 2015

Farm Credit Services awards school grant

by Woodburn Independent
Northwest Farm Credit Services has awarded the St. Paul Elementary Parent Teacher Committee (PTC) a $750 Northwest FCS/CoBank Rural Community Grant Award. The grant will be used for stage…
Photo Credit: LINDSAY KEEFER - Corban University students work with Woodburn School District employees to spread bark dust at the French Prairie/Lincoln community garden on Monday.
January 20, 2015

College students spend holiday serving in Woodburn

by Lindsay Keefer
Project helps expand community garden located between French Prairie Middle and Lincoln Elementary schools Although there was no school Monday, the campus of French Prairie Middle School and…
January 15, 2015

December was good month for real estate sales

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland Realtors closed more deals in December than they had in the past nine years, according to a new RMLS report released Thursday morning. The regional listing service reported that closed…
January 16, 2015

New trial sought in 2008 bank bombing

by Peter Wong
Supreme Court reviews death sentence imposed on Bruce Turnidge after killings of two officers. Lawyers are asking the Oregon Supreme Court to order a new trial for Bruce Turnidge, who along with…

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Photo Credit: CANBY HERALD FILE PHOTO - Ted Kunze, former Canby Fire chief, is Hubbard Fire District's new interim chief.
Jan 14, 2015

HFD hires Kunze as interim fire chief

by Lindsay Keefer
The Hubbard Fire?District Board of Directors has hired an interim fire chief and is hosting a meet-and-greet for him Wednesday. Ted Kunze, who retired as Canby Fire District’s chief in July…
Jan 14, 2015

Police reports

by Woodburn Independent
EDITOR’S NOTE: The 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 to…
Jan 14, 2015

Gervais City Council seeking volunteers for summer festivals

by Phil Hawkins
It’s never too early to start planning for summer festival season. The Gervais City Council took up the topic at Thursday’s monthly meeting with an eye toward finding more dedicated volunteers…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF WOODBURN - The Woodburn Aquatic Center was one of a number of buildings downtown and throughout the city affected by a recent outbreak of gang-related graffiti.
Jan 14, 2015

Trio arrested in outbreak of graffiti

by Tyler Francke
Two adults and one juvenile facing criminal mischief, other charges Three young men were arrested last week for their alleged involvement in a significant uptick of graffiti incidents around…
Photo Credit: DATA FROM THE 2014 HOMELESS COUNT REPORT AND COURTESY OF MID-WILLAMETTE VALLEY COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY - A snapshot of some of the demographics of the homeless community in Marion County, according to last year's Homeless Count.
Jan 14, 2015

Who are the homeless?

by Tyler Francke
New push for shelter locally, as volunteers prep for annual Homeless Count How many people are currently living on the streets of Woodburn, and elsewhere in Marion County? That is a question a…
Jan 14, 2015

Woodburn School Board to vote on bond resolution

by Tyler Francke
The Woodburn School Board will host a public hearing Jan. 22 to discuss its proposal to put a bond resolution before voters in the May primary election. The hearing will be part of the board’s…
Jan 14, 2015

Dessert theater this Saturday

by Woodburn Independent
North Marion Players presents “After Hours” as its annual dessert theater show this Saturday. The cost is $5 and includes dessert as well as a fun show. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. with dessert,…
Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO - The North Marion Auction will continue the silent and oral auction as usual, the latter of which is pictured here from last year's event, but this year will also include an online auction.
Jan 14, 2015

New committee gears up for 2015 North Marion Auction

by Lindsay Keefer
Despite circulating rumors that it would be canceled, the North Marion Auction is on, with an April 18 date set by a brand new executive board. Christi Christensen is teaming up with Glenn and…
Photo Credit: LINDSAY KEEFER - Corey (center) and Zandi Cox of Cox Electric accept the award for Business of the Year from new chamber President Arthur Janos while Ruby Wolfer, also with the chamber, looks on.
Jan 14, 2015

Chamber recognizes local businesses, individuals

by Lindsay Keefer
The annual Woodburn Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast took place Friday morning at Woodburn Health Center. The gavel of president was passed to Arthur Janos, manager of U.S.?Bank, by proxy for…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - This image shows a crane placing the top part of the tower onto the structure at Aurora State Airport late in 2014.
Jan 14, 2015

Construction continues on Aurora State Airport tower

by Woodburn Independent
Ground was broken in April 2014 on a new aircraft control tower at the Aurora State Airport. Now, the frame of the tower, including the crucial “cab,” is in place at the airport that serves the…




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