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Part of Howell Prairie Road to be closed four weeks

2 hours 38 min ago

Starting Monday, Howell Prairie Road will be closed between Mount Angel-Gervais Road and Monitor McKee Road for four weeks, as crews work on replacing a culvert that passes under the roadway.

During that time, a detour utilizing Mount Angel-Gervais Road, Highway 99E and Howell Prairie Road north of Monitor McKee ...

Part of Howell Prairie Road to be closed four weeks

2 hours 38 min ago

Starting Monday, Howell Prairie Road will be closed between Mount Angel-Gervais Road and Monitor McKee Road for four weeks, as crews work on replacing a culvert that passes under the roadway.

During that time, a detour utilizing Mount Angel-Gervais Road, Highway 99E and Howell Prairie Road north of Monitor McKee ...

Woodburn man convicted for rape of juvenile

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 21:29

A Woodburn teen has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of second-degree rape.

Police arrested Tyee Russell, 19, on Feb. 19 for the rape charges. Investigators in Washington County initially arrested Russell on Feb. 16 for two counts of online sexual ...

Woodburn man convicted for rape of juvenile

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 21:29

A Woodburn teen has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of second-degree rape.

Police arrested Tyee Russell, 19, on Feb. 19 for the rape charges. Investigators in Washington County initially arrested Russell on Feb. 16 for two counts of online sexual ...

Woodburn man convicted for rape of juvenile

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 21:29

A Woodburn teen has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of second-degree rape.

Police arrested Tyee Russell, 19, on Feb. 19 for the rape charges. Investigators in Washington County initially arrested Russell on Feb. 16 for two counts of online sexual ...

The battle begins for St. Paul mayor spot

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 07:00

First-term mayor Kim Wallis faces challenge from longtime councilor Mike Bernard

With a number of differences of opinion on how the city should be run, St. Paul City Council President Mike Bernard will challenge Mayor Kim Wallis for the city’s top political seat in the November election. ...

Woodburn School Board application deadline extended

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 07:00

After receiving no applications to fill a board position left open by the resignation of David Vancil on July 1, the Woodburn School Board last week voted to extend the application deadline to Oct. 13.

The school board had earlier this year set an application deadline of Aug. 11, with ...

Woodburn schools start Aug. 29

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 07:00

Drivers will need to be a little more careful during early morning and afternoon commutes when classes begin next week for students in the Woodburn School District.

The first day for grades K-9, is Monday, Aug. 29. Tenth-, 11th- and 12th-graders begin Tuesday.

New students still needing to register ...

FHDC and city nearing deal on property for workforce housing

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 07:00

Nonprofit plans a 44-unit low-income development

Unearthing History

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 07:00

Woodburn High School, site of huge ancient bison find, hosts paleontology dig open to public

Dozens of people spent last week at Woodburn High School carefully combing through piles of soil dating back to the last ice age in hopes of uncovering the remains of ancient animals that called the ...

Fire calls

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 07:00

Editor’s Note: EMS stands for emergency medical service and MVA stands for motor vehicle accident.

Woodburn Fire District

Monday, Aug. 15

• 9:35 a.m.: Medical assist in the 2500 block of North Front Street.

• 11:10 a.m.: EMS call, excluding vehicle accident with injury, in the ...

Police logs

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 07:00

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Woodburn Independent publishes the names of people arrested based on information from city police logs. Times listed represent the time the crimes were reported to police. The newspaper does not normally publish the names of individuals younger than 18. Arrested suspects are innocent until proven guilty. Police ...

Three candidates to run for open seats in Mount Angel

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 07:00

Mount Angel’s deadline for candidates to file for the November general election was Friday, and three of the four incumbents with open seats are running again.

Mayor Andrew Otte is running for re-election unopposed.

Council President Kelly Grassman and Councilor Pete Wall have also thrown their hats into the ring. ...

Hubbard faces new leadership with upcoming election

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 07:00

One councilor, mayor won't seek re-election, four candidates haven't run before

The leadership in Hubbard will look a bit different starting in 2017.

The city’s filing deadline for the November general election was Aug. 15, and three of the four candidates running for the two open city council positions are ...

The battle begins for St. Paul mayor spot

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 07:00

First-term mayor Kim Wallis faces challenge from longtime councilor Mike Bernard

With a number of differences of opinion on how the city should be run, St. Paul City Council President Mike Bernard will challenge Mayor Kim Wallis for the city’s top political seat in the November election. ...

Four Queen of Angels sisters mark jubilees

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 07:00

Four sisters at Queen of Angels Monastery, Order of St. Benedict, have celebrated their Jubilees this summer.

On July 10, Sister Maureen Niedermeyer, Sister Theresa Henscheid and Sister Joseph Fennimore renewed their monastic commitment and celebrated their 60th Jubilees with community, families and friends.

On Aug. 7, Sister Dorothy Pulkka ...

Football: Huskies building a culture of success

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 07:00

North Marion football team retools offense heading into the 2016 season

Building a successful football program is about establishing a culture. Every team has physically gifted players, but the successful programs are ones that rally together, support each other and work as a team on and off the field.

North ...

Volleyball: New class of Bucks unconcerned by graduation losses

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 07:00

Strenuous offseason prepares St. Paul for fall regular season

St. Paul graduated seven players from last year’s volleyball team, which placed sixth in 2A after going unbeaten in Tri-River Conference play in the regular season, but as far as the Bucks are concerned, it’s not a problem.

The ...

Boys soccer: Huskies hold strong despite big losses

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 07:00

North Marion boys determined to make it back to state finals

The North Marion boys soccer team lost an all-star team’s worth of talent last year. The Huskies graduated 11 seniors in June, including five all-conference selections and two all-state players — Aaron Caballero and Dennis Zapata — who ...

Girls soccer: Woodburn to turn up offensive intensity

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 07:00

Bulldogs want to avenge last year's 3-1 play-in loss to Churchill

Woodburn girls soccer head coach Eve Castro presses his team on being aggressive on offense during fall practices in August. On offensive drills, the third-year head coach’s voice can be heard across the field encouraging his players ...

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