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Community meetings set for police chief search

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 16:27

The city of Woodburn will hold three community meetings next week to collect input from Woodburn residents on the hiring of the new chief of police.

The meetings will take place on the following dates and locations:

From 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at Souls Harbor Church ...

Hubbard man arrested after crashing car at golf course

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:25

Police arrested a Hubbard man last week for allegedly eluding police, crashing a vehicle and fleeing the scene on foot.

At 11:11 p.m. July 24, police attempted to stop Brandon Emil Barker, 18, of Hubbard, who was driving a 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse, for speeding. Barker eluded police and traveled down ...

Volleyball: Woodburn to host volleyball camps

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 13:19

The Woodburn High School volleyball team is hosting a camp for athletes from third through eighth grade in August.

Head coach Doyle Tracy will instruct two separate camps divided by age from Aug. 11-14 at the high school gymnasium located at 1785 N. Front St.

Incoming sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade ...

Striking Out Substance Abuse event Friday at Volcanoes Stadium

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 10:18

Law Enforcement for Youth’s Striking Out Substance Abuse celebration event will be held during the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes baseball game in Keizer on Friday.

The SOSA celebration game will feature a public safety vehicle display, booths from partners working to improve drug abuse education and awareness.

Kids receive a “passport” ...

*UPDATED* One fatality in Crosby Road crash

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 10:18

Update: Deputies have identified the driver in Monday's fatal traffic crash as Neal Meusling, 35, of Hubbard. Meuseling was the only occupant in his red Porsche Boxster when it crashed. Deputies believe speed was a factor.

A crash on Crosby Road Northeast Monday night has killed the lone occupant ...

Celebrating the 38th Woodburn Tennis Open

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:15

The 38th Woodburn Tennis Open welcomed a talented group of young athletes from Woodburn and a number of players from the Mid-Willamette Valley over the weekend at Woodburn High School. For the first time, the event featured sponsors like Abby’s Pizza, Best Hardware and K’Bella Salon and Spa.


Youth ...

Profile: Born to run, lives to serve

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:15

Kennedy's Lauren Stokley will continue to compete in track and cross country in the fall while studying to become an educator

Former Kennedy High School student-athlete recently returned from a trip to the Midwest.

She spent time volunteering at a food bank in Chicago before traveling north to join 30,000 ...

Swimming: Former Dallas coach to lead North Marion swim program

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:15

The North Marion swim program appears to be in good hands following the departure of longtime coach Cheré Moore.

The Huskies announced in June the hiring of Jeff Bemrose, the former head coach of the 5A Dallas Dragons swim team.

Bemrose spent the past six seasons as coach of the ...

Football: Summer passing camps provide opportunity to build experience

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:15

Woodburn, North Marion and Gervais each approach seven-on-seven drills with something different to gain

Moratorium week hits Oregon this week. The one-week reprieve halts high school athletic programs from hosting summer workouts or drills as a sigh of relief before fall practices begin in earnest in August.

Prior to the ...

Boots on the ground

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:15

The annual Husky Boot Camp concluded its intense, three-week course on Friday with much fanfare and several dozen exhausted and dedicated athletes.

More than 50 athletes signed up to take part in one of three workout sessions, which each run for one week in July for two hours each ...

Softball: St. Paul coach wanted

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:15

St. Paul High School is seeking candidates for head varsity softball coach.

For more information, contact St. Paul Athletic Director Tony Smith at 503-633-2541 or tsmith@stpaul.k12.or.us.

Soccer: Woodburn girls conditioning practice

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:15

Summer conditioning practice will begin for the Woodburn High School girls soccer after moratorium week.

Head coach Eve Castro will host conditioning drills at the Woodburn High School soccer fields from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday each week before the start of fall sports camps.

Conditioning is open ...

Striking Out Substance Abuse event Friday at Volcanoes Stadium

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:15

Law Enforcement for Youth’s Striking Out Substance Abuse celebration event will be held during the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes baseball game in Keizer on Friday.

The SOSA celebration game will feature a public safety vehicle display, booths from partners working to improve drug abuse education and awareness.

Kids receive a “passport” ...

Volleyball: Kennedy volleyball camp

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:15

The Kennedy High School volleyball program is hosting a training camp in August taught by senior Lakin Susee and members of the team and coaching staff.

The camp, which is a fundraiser for the high school team, will be held at the Mount Angel Middle School gymnasium on Aug. 11-13. ...

North Marion improves registration system

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:15

North Marion School District is making changes so the process of registering students is more efficient for families.

The district is partnering with InfoSnap, which provides North Marion’s student information system called PowerSchool, to streamline the process.

“Our previous process for student registration was very time consuming,” Diane Laubsch, executive ...

Make a barbecue sauce with leftover cola

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:15

Every so often, I find myself searching for recipes to use up random things that are in my refrigerator or cupboard (is it just me?!). This time, it was root beer. I bought 2 liter bottles for summertime root beer floats when I had friends visiting recently. We used about ...

Shalom to offer two-year spiritual direction training

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:15

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 their personal spiritual lives. Students will learn the skills of spiritual direction and grow to understand the actions of the ...

Hubbard UCC invites public to annual BBQ Aug. 23

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:15

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 10 a.m. Summer in the Psalms (“Let everything that has Breadth”) service.

The barbecue will be in the church’s ...

Immanuel Lutheran hosts worship presentation

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:15

Woodburn Immanuel Lutheran Church invites the public to “You Raise Me Up,” a worship presentation with singer Marcia Whitehead.

The event will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 9 at the church, located at 1036 E. Lincoln St., Woodburn.

This multimedia worship presentation incorporates personal story, film and song that honestly ...

Woodburn eye doctor partners with local Lions Club

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:15

The Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation (OLSHF) and Woodburn Lions Club welcome Dr. Scott Nehring of Woodburn Vision Source to the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Program (LEAP) Optical Finishing Lab’s network of providers.

Nehring recently joined the growing statewide network of providers who ensure that OLSHF and the Lions of ...