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Trojans trounce St. Paul, reclaim No. 1 rank

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:00

Kennedy volleyball team needs to win one of next two to claim first league title since 2006

The Kennedy volleyball team took a shot in the mouth from St. Paul and responded with three of its own in a match of top 10 teams on Oct. 17 that definitively proved ...

Woodburn keeps on rolling

8 hours 36 min ago

Despite playing a man down, the Bulldogs hold on for a 2-2 draw against South Albany

The Woodburn boys soccer team fell slightly behind in its race for the Mid-Willamette Conference title, but still kept its streak of almost 40 league games without a loss intact after beating the Corvallis ...

Huskies score at will in rematch against Warriors

9 hours 7 min ago

The first time the North Marion boys soccer team played Philomath this season, they barely eked out a 4-3 win over the hosting Warriors.

The Huskies made sure the rematch wasn’t nearly as close.

No. 6 North Marion built a 6-0 lead and dominated the ball throughout the contest on ...

No horsing around

9 hours 24 min ago

Participating in the equestrian team may be a year-round commitment, but North Marion's returning sophomores — Alexis Knight and Sydney Walker — say its worth the effort

The North Marion equestrian team is a small and committed crew of riding enthusiasts, though they’d prefer not to stay small for ...

Huskies prepare to wrap cross country season

9 hours 30 min ago

The 2014 fall cross country season is nearing its finish line, and the North Marion team has been encouraged over the past few weeks that they are beginning to peak at just the right time.

The Huskies traveled south to Veneta last Wednesday to compete in the annual Country Fair ...

Bulldogs strike quickly, knock off Corvallis

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:00

Woodburn boys soccer has won 35 straight conference games, dating back to the 2009 season.

The Woodburn boys soccer team maintained its share of the lead in the race for the Mid-Willamette Conference title. The Bulldogs beat the visiting Corvallis Spartans 2-0 at Woodburn High School Tuesday evening, marking the ...

LDS missionaries, motivated by love for God and people

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:00

Mormon missionaries based in Woodburn share some of the experiences from their two-year commitments to their church

With their uniforms and name tags, their rigorous work and study schedules, their two-year, full-time commitments to their church, the missionaries currently based at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in ...

Volunteers complete first 'ReHabitat' project in Woodburn

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:00

On Oct. 4, North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity, in partnership with Immanuel Lutheran Church and students from the Woodburn High School Wellness, Business & Sports School’s National Honor Society, completed its first ReHabitat home repair project in Woodburn.

“One benefit of our new ReHabitat home repair program is ...

Newspaper groups hosting Measure 92 forum

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:00

Is Ballot Measure 92 a straight-forward proposal that gives consumers basic information they need about genetically modified organisms, or is it a fundamental threat to Oregon agriculture?

A forum sponsored by two Oregon newspaper groups will explore that question at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the auditorium at ...

Country Meadows hosting grand opening for new wellness spa

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:00

Country Meadows Village is hosting a grand opening of a new wellness spa this weekend, which is intended to serve the greater community as well as its residents.

According to Laisha Kneuven, Country Meadows community relations director, the idea behind the spa is to provide a site where independent practitioners ...

No business like shoe business

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:00

Pacific Wearing Solutions in Woodburn offers wide variety of services

Pacific Wearing Solutions, a new business at the intersection of Highway 99E and Highway 214, offers standard services such as dry cleaning and shoe repair, but it specializes in services that aren’t so easily found elsewhere.

Simon Lee, co-owner of ...

152 Arthur St. has seen a lot of history over the years

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:00

I have been out of state for a couple of months taking care of new twin grandbabies.

First, let me thank those people who wrote in and told me the names of the Pee Wee baseball players.

When I recently went to drop some produce off at the ...

City of Woodburn hires its new pool manager

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:00

The city of Woodburn has hired a new Aquatics Program Supervisor (pool manager), Community Services Director Jim Row announced last week.

Josh Udermann replaces Kristin Wierenga, who took Stu Spence's position this summer as Recreation Services Manager.

“We recruited for the position throughout the Northwest and beyond and received ...

Woodburn man arrested for possessing marijuana, guns

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:00

A Woodburn man was arrested by local police last week on several drug- and theft-related charges.

According to a news release, Woodburn police officers responded to complaints of possible marijuana plants at 1180 Dellmoor Way in Woodburn on Oct. 6. After making contact with Craig Chadwick, a resident at that ...

City, police union ink new contract

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:00

Union, city agree that contract was equitable

The city of Woodburn has reached a new collective bargaining agreement with the Woodburn Police Association, the union representing the bulk of its police force — 22 sworn officers and two non-sworn code enforcement personnel.

The association does not represent police command personnel, ...

McShane speaks at MacLaren

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:00

Noted federal judge addresses gay youth, family and supporters during LGBT event

U.S. District Judge Michael McShane addressed a small crowd at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn Saturday, a rare public appearance for a man who has admittedly shied away from the limelight since his landmark ruling striking down ...

Destined for something big

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:00

Gervais' Anastasia Snegirev balances school life with a budding music career

Gervais High School junior Anastasia Snegirev has a pretty heavy load as the first term of the 2014-15 school year nears its halfway point. The vice president of the school’s associated student body, Snegirev also is Gervais FFA chapter ...

Roundup: Woodburn boys open league play with two big victories

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:00

The Woodburn boys soccer team had an easy draw to begin its slate of league games against the Mid-Willamette Conference.

Even though Silverton and Dallas didn’t have a win between them, the Bulldogs took no chances and put the pressure on the bottom two teams in the conference beating the ...

Bucks lose heartbreaker to Regis

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:00

St. Paul's final-minute field goal attempt sails wide, resulting in a 31-29 loss

Hosting defending 2A state runner-up and new Tri-River Conference opponent Regis Friday night at the rodeo grounds, two of the most painful words in football entered the St. Paul lexicon: wide left.

The Bucks twice rallied ...

A portrait of service

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:00

Joe and Mariana Ruiz have been active volunteers in Gervais throughout their whole lives

Editor’s note: In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Woodburn Independent is featuring a series on just a few of the individuals and families who — by their hard work, dedication and selflessness — have ...