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Murder suspect indicted as details of his past emerge

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 07:00

Second charge of attempted aggravated murder added regarding June 27 shooting

Bonifacio Oseguera-Gonzalez has now been charged with a second count of attempted aggravated murder in addition to three aggravated murder charges for a fatal shooting last month east of Woodburn.

On July 8, a grand jury indicted Oseguera-Gonzalez on ...

Fiesta announces grand marshals of parade

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 07:00

Bob and Cleo Miley were instrumental in Fiesta Mexicana's early years

After soliciting ideas from the public as to who should be grand marshal of the 2016 Fiesta Mexicana parade in August, the city of Woodburn recently announced the selected grand marshal would be a role shared by Bob and ...

Teacher pipeline gives back to Woodburn

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 07:00

Program helps bring native Woodburn dual language teachers into the school district

When Fabiola Rivera-Hernandez moved to the U.S. from Mexico she was 1.

She moved to Woodburn when she was 3 years old, attending Lincoln Elementary, French Prairie Middle School and later Woodburn High. But although Rivera-Hernandez recalls having ...

Woodburn SD announces new administrators

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 07:00

The Woodburn School District has announced several administrative changes for the 2016-17 school year.

Following the resignation of Todd Farris as Nellie Muir Elementary School’s principal post, the district has decided to appoint Jeff Taylor as the school’s new administrator.

Farris left Nellie Muir for the Tigard-Tualatin School District ...

Gervais seats up for re-election

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 07:00

Prospective candidates seeking to run for mayor or city council for the City of Gervais may file from now through Aug. 23.

Election filing packets are available at Gervais City Hall, located at 592 Fourth St. in Gervais.

Three council positions currently held by Baltazar Gonzalez, Micky Wagner and Michael ...

Fire calls

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 07:00

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


Monday, July 11

10:04 a.m.: Medical assist in the 100 block of South Evergreen Road.

11:07 a.m.: EMS call, excluding vehicle accident with injury, in the 1100 block of Winfield Street.

6:15 ...

Police logs

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 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 ...

Aurora hosts concerts in the park

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 07:00

Aurora Concerts in the Park plays shows Wednesday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Aurora City Park amphitheater, 21075 Main St., except for the final performance, which will be during Aurora Colony Days at its Celebration in the Park Aug. 13-14. The shows go on rain or shine. ...

Farmers return to roots at Aurora open house

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 07:00

Extension Service in Aurora hosted the public July 13

Having been on hand once, Gladys and Gerald Bayliss simply had to come again. It just took a couple of years.

The Clackamas County couple, married for 42 years, walked slowly and interestedly around the grounds of Oregon State University’s North ...

Ethics commission won't charge St. Paul councilors

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 07:00

Case will be dropped after commission has no consensus on whether violations occurred

Three St. Paul city councilors will not face a penalty for holding a controversial executive session last fall, as the Oregon Government Ethics Commission ended its discussion and deliberation on the case without making any definite decision ...

City manager interviews in Mount Angel reveal no clear frontrunner

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 07:00

City council's anticipated announcement will be pushed back to August

After a meet-and-greet with the Mount Angel community, a tour of the city and interviews with the city council, the three finalists for the city manager position will have to wait a few more weeks to find out who will ...

One vision: CAPACES Leadership Institute celebrates fifth anniversary in Woodburn

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 07:00

This past weekend marked the CAPACES Leadership Institute’s fifth anniversary as an independent nonprofit organization.

Ines Pena, CLI’s fund development coordinator, said the organization set a fundraising goal of $15,000 to be collected by the end of the two-day celebration.

During last year’s fourth year anniversary, CLI met ...

Kennedy girls lead spring all-state teams

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 07:00

More than half of Trojans' starting lineup selected for 2016 2A/1A all-state softball team

Five members of the Kennedy softball team earned all-state recognition for the 2016 spring season, leading a number of teams in the region whose players earned honors after the state playoffs.

Sophomore infielder Molly Jaeger ...

Basketball: New era for North Marion girls

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 07:00

New head coach Trevor Bodine hopes to build on the Huskies' success last season

Trevor Bodine had a difficult decision following the conclusion of the 2015-16 winter basketball season.

Then the assistant coach of the South Salem High School girls varsity basketball team, Bodine had just helped guide the ...

Tennis: The 39th annual Woodburn Open

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 07:00

Registration is open for the 39th annual Woodburn Open tennis tournament, which is scheduled for July 29-31 at Woodburn High School

The competition, which is hosted by WHS boys tennis coach Tom Lonergan, features a variety of brackets for singles and doubles teams of all ages and abilities.

There will ...

North Marion PRYDE changes name, website

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 07:00

Youth sports program now goes by North Marion Youth Athletics

North Marion PRYDE has changed its name to North Marion Youth Athletics (NMYA) and will be deactivating its old website soon.

The NMYA organization will continue to offer athletic opportunities to children in northern Marion County. Registration for fall sports ...

North Marion girls basketball skills clinic

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 07:00

North Marion High School girls basketball coach Trevor Bodine will be hosting a series of skills clinics throughout the end of July and August.

Participants will work on a variety of fundamental skills in individual and team-oriented schemes at a cost of $5 per session.

Each session runs from 5 ...

Woodburn Youth Football

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 07:00

The Woodburn Youth Football organization is looking to shore up low registration numbers by seeking out additional participants for the coming fall season.

Starting this year, all registered players get to keep their custom Nike jersey and also receive the team poster package.

Registration for flag football, available for kindergarten ...

Up-and-coming bull rider Chase Dougherty is living the dream

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 07:00

Woodburn resident hopes to be crowned PRCA World Champ

Bull rider Chase Dougherty sees himself winning a gold belt buckle in the not-too-distant future.

Not just any gold belt buckle, but one of the gold belt buckles that go each year to the top money winners in each rodeo ...

Huskies excel as summer regular season finishes

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 07:00

North Marion advances to American Legion state playoffs

North Marion’s Grant Henry’s first at-bat in Saturday’s home game against the Lombard Lugnuts set the tone for the Huskies. The incoming sophomore belted a tall line drive just over the top of the left fielder, who was cheating up and ...