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New pastor guides Hope Lutheran congregation

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Zabdi Lopez says God gave him a sign to take Woodburn post

Uncertain whether joining the ministry was the right choice Zabdi Lopez turned to God for an answer.

When offered the position of pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in Woodburn this year, he once again turned to the ...

Football: Traeger leads Kennedy to 48-15 victory over Lost River Raiders

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 07:00

Kennedy finishes first month of the season with No. 1 offense

The ground and pound Kennedy Trojans shifted gears on Friday, eschewing their typical run-heavy offense to air it out in a 48-15 road victory against the Lost River Raiders on Friday.

The Trojans (4-0) have opened the season ...

Football: Traeger leads Kennedy to 48-15 victory over Lost River Raiders

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 07:00

Kennedy finishes first month of the season with No. 1 offense

The ground and pound Kennedy Trojans shifted gears on Friday, eschewing their typical run-heavy offense to air it out in a 48-15 road victory against the Lost River Raiders on Friday.

The Trojans (4-0) have opened the season ...

Woodburn School District hosts Family University

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 07:00

Parents and their children come together to learn at Woodburn School District’s unique Family University program. Held twice weekly at Lincoln Elementary School, “FamU” provides classes for the entire family.

Parent classes include beginning literacy, English as a second language, GED, Rosetta Stone, American sign language, and ...

Fire calls

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 07:00

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

WOODBURN Fire District

Monday, Sept. 19

• 8:36 a.m.: Medical assist in the 1700 block of North Front Street.

• 9:36 a.m.: EMS call in the 1200 block of North First Street. ...

Police logs

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 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 ...

5th District foes trade political jabs

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 07:00

Partisanship, Pacific trade pact split Democrat Schrader and Republican challenger at forum

Democratic incumbent Kurt Schrader and Republican challenger Colm Willis disagreed about partisanship and the Pacific trade agreement, among other things, during spirited exchanges at a business-sponsored breakfast Sept. 19.

The forum, sponsored by the Canby and North Clackamas ...

Organizers stitch together quilt show plans

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 07:00

The 44th annual Aurora Colony quilt show runs Oct. 14-22

The Old Aurora Colony Old Museum will host its annual quilt show the week of Oct. 14-22 and this year the organizers are taking a different approach.

“This is not your grandma’s quilt show,” said Kathleen Mason, development manager for ...

SMART expands to Gervais Elementary

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 07:00

Organizers are looking for a site coordinator, who oversees volunteers

The Gervais School District will be getting a bit SMARTer this year.

As the 2016-17 academic year nears the end of its first month, Gervais Elementary School is setting the table to introduce the SMART program to its youngest readers ...

City awards youth volunteers with check for scholarship fund

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 07:00

The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) has received a check for $1,000 from the city of Woodburn after volunteering more than 100 hours at Woodburn’s annual Fiesta Mexicana, Aug. 5-7. The money donated will go toward the group’s scholarship fund.

The check was awarded at the Woodburn City Council meeting Sept. ...

Thomas to serve area Kiwanis clubs

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 07:00

Longtime Woodburn resident and Woodburn Kiwanis Club member Bruce Thomas was installed as Division 70 lieutenant governor at a Sept. 14 ceremony in Salem.

Thomas has lived in Woodburn since 1967 and has been a Woodburn Kiwanis member since 1980.

Kiwanis’ mission is to serve kids, and in his new ...

Volleyball: Huskies stumble at Stayton, Philomath

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 07:00

North Marion falls in surprise losses after strong start

After opening the season with their best start in more than a decade, the North Marion volleyball team experienced its first real hiccup of the season, losing a pair of conference games last week to snap a six-game winning streak. ...

Football: Huskies rebound with win over Newport

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 07:00

St. Paul rises to No. 8 in OSAA rankings

The Huskies bounced back from last week’s home loss to Gladstone to pick up a 21-6 victory over the hosting Newport Cubs in the Oregon West Conference opener for both teams.

North Marion senior Boston Snyder put the Huskies on ...

Traeger leads Kennedy to 48-15 victory over Lost River Raiders

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 07:00

Kennedy finishes first month of the season with No. 1 offense

The ground and pound Kennedy Trojans shifted gears on Friday, eschewing their typical run-heavy offense to air it out in a 48-15 road victory against the Lost River Raiders on Friday.

The Trojans (4-0) have opened the season ...

Girls soccer: Huskies open league schedule unbeaten

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 07:00

Viance Aguirre scores two goals in win over Newport Cubs

After going winless in their first four non-conference games, the North Marion girls soccer team came alive to open their league schedule, punishing the Newport Cubs in a 3-0 victory on Sept. 20 and following with a 1-1 draw against ...

Cross country: Woodburn's Bravo finishes third

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 07:00

Sophomore runner teams up with veteran Gustavo Lopez to give Bulldogs potent combo

It was an impressive five-day period for Woodburn’s Geovani Bravo.

The sophomore distance runner scored a first-place victory in his second cross country race for the Bulldogs at the Oregon City Invitational on Sept. 17 and ...

Boys soccer: Gervais boys move into first place, top 10

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 07:00

Cougars succeed on back of new system that prioritizes ball possession, defense

When it comes down to it, defensive soccer strategy comes down to a very simple premise: The opposing team can’t score if they never possess the ball.

It’s a much harder theory to put into practice, but ...

Boys soccer: Bulldogs-Eagles showdown Thursday

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 07:00

Woodburn finishes non-conference play against team it hasn't defeated since 2012 semifinals

The Woodburn boys soccer team flexed its defensive muscles last week, shutting out both opponents as they gear up for a showdown against the visiting two-time defending state champions on Thursday.

No. 8 Woodburn (4-1-1) moved into ...

Girls soccer: Bulldogs take down Scots

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 07:00

Road game at McKay results in 3-2 victory for Woodburn on Sept. 20

The Woodburn girls soccer team bounced back from its biggest loss of the season by going unbeaten in a pair of high-scoring affairs last week in non-conference play.

Following the Bulldogs’ 4-1 home loss to Milwaukie ...

Volleyball: Bucks continue hot streak

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 07:00

Kennedy Trojans closed last week with four straight victories

The No. 5 St. Paul volleyball team continued its dominant league play last week, winning a pair of games to remain unbeaten in the Tri-River Conference.

The Buckaroos (9-6, 6-0 Tri-River Conference) have been nearly unstoppable since opening the season ...

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