Published: 3/5/2013 6:03:49 PM
WOODBURN — Dan Brown, Public Works director for the city of Woodburn and member of Rotary International, reads to Arthur Academy students at the Woodburn Public Library on Friday, which was Read Across America Day, an annual celebration of literacy that coincides with Dr.
Published: 3/5/2013 6:38:30 PM
Join Woodburn Proud and the city of Woodburn for the annual Woodburn Proud Clean Up Day on March 23 from 8 a.m. to noon.
Volunteers will meet at City Hall at 8 a.
Published: 3/5/2013 6:41:50 PM
WOODBURN — The Woodburn Police Department’s Tactical Services Unit, in conjunction with Salem SWAT, carried out state and federal search warrants Friday morning, resulting in a Woodburn man’s arrest.
Published: 3/5/2013 6:42:38 PM
The CAPACES Leadership Institute has received Passive House construction certification.
According to Passive House Institute U.S, the authority on Passive House construction certification in the U.
Published: 3/5/2013 6:44:40 PM
By Doug Burkhardt
WOODBURN — Tourism is a key factor in Woodburn’s economic vitality, and a new contract between the city of Woodburn and the Woodburn Area Chamber of Commerce demonstrates the value being placed on enticing visitors to the community.
Published: 3/5/2013 6:54:26 PM
GERVAIS — Ten Gervais High School seniors will put their best foot forward during the 2013 Mr. and Miss Gervais Pageant Saturday, March 9, at 7 p.m.
The pageant is being held at Gervais High School as a benefit for Kids Making Miracles Foundation for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.
Published: 3/5/2013 6:58:27 PM
The Woodburn Independent has hired Phillip “Phil” Hawkins to primarily serve as sports reporter, but will also be filling in on the education beat and in other areas.
Published: 3/5/2013 6:59:04 PM
SALEM — Merissa Noonan of Woodburn and Amanda Oakley of Salem pleaded not guilty to animal neglect charges when they appeared in court Feb. 28.
The two, who served as board members of Willamette Valley Animal Rescue in Brooks, each face 20 counts of animal neglect and one count of tampering with physical evidence.
Published: 3/5/2013 7:01:31 PM
The owner of M&M Towing was arrested Thursday on alleged rape charges.
Mickey Henson, 51, of Woodburn, was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff’s officers and charged with rape I, kidnapping I and sex abuse I.
Published: 3/5/2013 7:03:31 PM
By Doug Burkhardt
WOODBURN — The Woodburn community has been spoiled in recent years with annual reports showing crime rates declining in almost every category.
Published: 3/5/2013 7:07:38 PM
A Woodburn woman is in the fight for her life but she certainly has dozens, if not hundreds, of supporters who have helped to raise more than $50,000 for her medical bills.
Published: 3/12/2013 3:11:42 PM
GERVAIS — Tiny Gervais High School showed its big heart Saturday, putting on a pageant that schools many times its size would envy.
The Mr. and Miss Gervais Pageant raised $18,983 for Portland-based Doernbecher Children’s Hospital through the Kids Making Miracles Program, but it also instilled in participants a sense of confidence and in the community a shared purpose, event organizers said.
Published: 3/12/2013 4:54:31 PM
The city of Gervais is looking to fill vacancies on its budget committee.
Anyone interested in serving can pick up an application at Gervais City Hall, 592 Fourth St.
Published: 3/12/2013 5:08:13 PM
Relay For Life of the Woodburn Area is in full swing.
Registration is now available for the 5K and 10K Fun Runs, and the Relay Car Show. Cancer survivors are also encouraged to register for luminaria sales.
Published: 3/12/2013 5:31:01 PM
Twenty years after an earthquake rendered the Association Building in downtown Woodburn uninhabitable, city leaders are looking for a use for the historic building that would galvanize urban renewal.
Published: 3/12/2013 5:34:38 PM
Jeff McDonald is the newest member of the Woodburn Independent news team.
McDonald will primarily cover the city and crime beat. His first day on the job was March 6.
Published: 3/12/2013 5:36:24 PM
The Woodburn School District will be hosting a STEM Festival on March 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Lincoln Elementary School in partnership with Pacific University and the Woodburn After School Program.
Published: 3/12/2013 5:39:03 PM
Brooklake Road Northeast near Brooks was closed for several hours on the morning of March 8 after a train collided with a loaded fertilizer truck at the Marion Ag Service loading docks.
Published: 3/12/2013 5:42:58 PM
Two male suspects are being sought by Woodburn Police Department for a string of thefts at the Walmart on Stacy Allison Way.
The suspects have stolen several computer-related items, sound equipment and personal hygiene items worth $2,200 in three separate incidents recorded on surveillance equipment since January.
Published: 3/12/2013 5:43:55 PM
The Woodburn Police Department has released the name and condition of a man who was shot and critically injured early Sunday morning on the 200 block of Hardcastle Avenue near Corby Street.
Published: 3/12/2013 5:46:15 PM
A Woodburn businessman accused of rape, kidnapping and sex abuse strongly denied the charges after he was released on bail Thursday from Linn County Jail.
Published: 3/14/2013 1:03:07 PM
Woodburn businessman Micky Dean Henson, who has denied charges of rape, kidnapping and sexual abuse, has stepped down as president of M&M Towing in order to stay in the background until he clears his name, he said Thursday.
Published: 3/14/2013 2:00:54 PM
Woodburn High School is hosting its annual Mr. Bulldog pageant on March 15 at 6 p.m.
The event, which will be held in the lectorium at the high school, located at 1785 N.
Published: 3/19/2013 4:03:11 PM
AURORA — The Marion County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular board session in Room 201 at North Marion Middle School on March 20 at 9 a.m.
The middle school is located at 20256 Grim Road N.
Published: 3/19/2013 4:07:09 PM
Multiple locations in the area are providing free lunches for children ages 1-18 during spring break.
From March 25-29, children can visit one of multiple locations to receive lunch from noon to 1 p.
Published: 3/19/2013 4:08:15 PM
Spring Break Day Camp will take place at the Woodburn Foursquare Church, located at 1175 Lincoln St., weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from March 20-29.
Published: 3/19/2013 4:08:53 PM
Hunt for the Easter Bunny’s “lost” eggs at noon March 30 at the Woodburn Aquatic Center.
Some eggs will float for the little tykes and there will be sinkers for those needing a challenge.
Published: 3/19/2013 4:09:31 PM
The first Woodburn Company Stores Spring Fashion Frenzy shopping and fundraising event will be held March 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will benefit eight local charities.
Published: 3/19/2013 4:10:03 PM
There will be a public meeting for the budget committee of the Gervais School District and any other interested persons to discuss the budget for the fiscal year of 2013-14.
Published: 3/19/2013 4:12:22 PM
The Woodburn Art Center is celebrating its 47th anniversary with a Founder’s Show through March 30.
The center is taking this opportunity to share with the community several original pieces of art that make up the center’s permanent collection.
Published: 3/19/2013 4:40:35 PM
The Woodburn Police Department is seeking help from the public in finding two females suspected of stealing a purse at Mega Foods the morning of March 14.
Published: 3/19/2013 5:04:20 PM
HUBBARD — Hubbard city councilors are moving ahead with a plan that would create a joint enterprise zone with two other cities in northern Marion County, but they still need to work out the details about who will manage the special zone and how much an application for the program would cost.
Published: 3/19/2013 5:09:53 PM
Woodburn’s annual spring cleaning event is this Saturday and volunteers are needed to put a good face on the city, organizers say.
This will be the fifth year of the event, which is held a week before the start of the Tulip Fest, an event that brings tens of thousands of visitors through town every year, said Kelly Howard, president of Woodburn Proud, which organizes the event.
Published: 3/19/2013 5:11:26 PM
The city of Woodburn’s ability to provide quality of life programs may be diminished in future budget cycles as concerns about shrinking revenues take hold.
Published: 3/20/2013 8:37:53 AM
A new franchise agreement reached between the city of Woodburn and WAVE Broadband at a recent City Council meeting ensures that public access television will survive in Woodburn for at least the next 10 years, local leaders say.
Published: 3/20/2013 8:38:31 AM
State legislators approved the last piece of the puzzle that will assure the full funding of the Woodburn Interstate 5 Interchange project.
Senate Bill 258, which passed the Oregon House of Representatives by a 56-0 vote Thursday, moves a $10 million surplus from the Beltline Interchange project in Eugene to the Woodburn project.
Published: 3/20/2013 8:43:13 AM
There will be a 5K walk/run in April to honor the memory of Raisa Shadrin, a 24-year-old Woodburn woman who lost her battle to cancer on March 9.
The Remembering Raisa 5K Walk/Run will be held April 13 at Centennial Park, 900 Parr Road in Woodburn.
Published: 3/20/2013 8:54:59 AM
The community is invited to a farewell reception for Superintendent David Bautista.
The reception will be held in the Woodburn High School small commons from 3:30 to 5 p.
Published: 3/20/2013 8:58:33 AM
The annual Distinguished Service Awards banquet was held Friday night at Woodburn Health Center.
Recipients this year were Senior First Citizens Mariana and Joe Ruiz, Junior First Citizen Eric Morris, Bill Szabo (Special Award), Dalila Ortiz (Special Award) and the North Marion Auction Committee (Special Award), pictured with Jason Horton, past-president of the Woodburn Area Chamber of Commerce, which puts on the event.
Published: 3/20/2013 10:01:40 AM
At about 6:40 a.m. March 20, Woodburn Police officers responded to the 1200 block of Country Club Road on a report of an armed carjacking.
The victims, a male and female, reportedly stated that two Hispanic men pointed two guns at them and demanded their vehicle near the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Published: 3/21/2013 11:10:07 AM
Local police and tactical officers swarmed a Gervais
residence Monday night, arresting four members of a local family and a friend
for their alleged roles in a series of property crimes that have occurred over
the past three months throughout North
Published: 3/21/2013 12:55:50 PM
A grand jury
determined this week that the use of force was justified in a non-fatal
shooting in Woodburn on Feb. 9 and no charges would be filed.
On March 20, a Marion
County Grand Jury heard evidence on the incident in which Ethan Carey, 31, of
Tigard, shot LeJeune Bryant, 37, of Woodburn, after a minor traffic accident on
the Interstate 5 overpass in Woodburn.
Published: 3/21/2013 3:08:35 PM
The Kiwanis Club of Woodburn is holding its annual hemlock bark dust sale.
The cost is $35 per yard and loads will be delivered to people in the Woodburn/Hubbard/Gervais area April 17-20.
Published: 3/22/2013 10:45:00 AM
Woodburn Fire District firefighters were able to extinguish an early morning fire in Woodburn Friday that started around the exterior of a two-story home’s chimney.
Published: 3/22/2013 4:28:09 PM
Police is continuing the investigation into Friday morning’s three vehicle
fatal traffic crash that involved a Gervais resident.
occurred on Highway 22W west of Salem.
Published: 3/25/2013 3:23:20 PM
Two people have received non-life threatening injuries from two separate car accidents on Highway 99E south of Gervais this week.
On Monday at 7:42 a.
Published: 3/27/2013 9:31:27 AM
Hubbard has its first community garden, but it has yet to grow very large.
The garden is actually not new to Hubbard, even though it’s the first time it’s been open to the public.
Published: 3/27/2013 9:34:08 AM
Brent Glogau and Pat Irvin, of the Edward Jones branch in Woodburn, were among 150 branch teams, out of more than 11,000, invited to attend the three-day Strive Top 150.
Published: 3/27/2013 9:34:45 AM
Hubbard-based Wolf Steel Foundry has added more than 15,000 square feet of manufacturing floor space to its existing 7,750 square feet.
This expansion included the addition of critical process equipment, such as a new Inductotherm 3,000-pound melt furnace (in addition to their existing 1,500-pound melt furnace), a new Atlas-Copco air compressor and several new Tinker Omega systems.
Published: 3/27/2013 9:35:22 AM
Silverton Health has completed its transformation of the 90,000-square-foot Woodburn Health Center and will be hosting an open house on April 4.
The free open house, which will be from 4 to 7 p.
Published: 3/27/2013 9:37:41 AM
Candidates for multiple school and fire district board of director positions in Marion County filed by the end of the day March 21 for the May 21 general election.
Published: 3/27/2013 9:38:43 AM
The following is this week’s schedule of local Easter events:
March 28 — The City of Woodburn is sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt on March 28 at 5:30 p.
Published: 3/27/2013 9:50:48 AM
The Woodburn Area Chamber of Commerce is offering local artists the opportunity to create a limited edition print promoting the 50th Anniversary Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana, which will be Aug.
Published: 3/27/2013 9:51:56 AM
The city of Woodburn’s efforts to bring 980 acres of residential, industrial and commercial land into its urban growth boundary has been stymied in the courts for more than six years by a land-use process that could be drawing to a close.
Published: 3/27/2013 10:07:45 AM
Former Gov. Barbara Roberts received a warm welcome at the CAPACES Leadership Institute last week where she revisited a piece of Woodburn’s history in which she played a crucial part.
Published: 3/27/2013 10:26:33 AM
Roughly 120,000 people are expected to visit the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm over the course of the next five weeks for Tulip Fest, now in its 29th year.
That could mean increased business for restaurants and shops and more gridlock as spring welcomes warmer and sunnier weather.
Published: 3/27/2013 10:28:10 AM
With construction set to begin on the massive Woodburn Interchange Project this summer, city and state officials have determined that drivers will have to fend for themselves when it comes to finding alternative routes.