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Police shoot charging pit bull

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 09:10

Police shot a dog while checking on a trespassing complaint on Gatch Street Monday.

During an authorized search of 320 Gatch St., which the homeowner reported had trespassers on the property, police opened a garage door and encountered a charging pit bull. One officer fired a weapon at the attacking ...

Motorcyclist rescued from Pudding River after crash

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 12:08

A motorcyclist has only moderate injuries after crashing on a bridge and falling into the Pudding River Tuesday afternoon.

Fire and ambulance personnel responded to Whiskey Hill Road at 1:12 p.m. Tuesday after reports revealed a motorcycle had struck the side rail of the Pudding River bridge and the driver ...

Fire destroys barn in Mount Angel

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 12:08

An unused barn on Monitor McKee Road north of Mount Angel burned to the ground Tuesday afternoon after a nearby brush fire spread.

Mount Angel Fire District officials said the old wooden barn hadn't been used for years, so responders used their efforts to keep the fire from spreading after ...

Cabin relocation now complete

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 03:01

The relocation of the Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin, previously located on the Willamette River within the Champoeg State Heritage area, is now complete.

The cabin has been reopened to the public on the grounds of the Newell House Museum, now called the “Newell Pioneer Village.”

To celebrate the completion ...

Detour planned at Grim Road

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 03:01

Beginning at 7 a.m. April 21 through 5 p.m. April 23, the railroad crossing at Grim Road north of Hubbard will be closed.

Traffic will be detoured via Highway 99E to D Street, Mineral Springs Road and Boones Ferry Road.

For more information, please call 503-982-9429.

Mother-son brunch on tap

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 03:01

The Woodburn Recreation and Parks Department is sponsoring a Mother-Son Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 9 at Woodburn Health Center, located at 1475 Mount Hood Avenue.

This brunch gives mothers the opportunity to celebrate a time with their sons by escorting them to a relaxing afternoon of ...

St. Paul principal resigns after two years

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 03:01

Wes Owens will return to Sherman County School District as its superintendent

After two years, St. Paul School District is once again looking for a new principal.

Wes Owens, principal of St. Paul High School, is resigning at the end of the year to return to his previous district of ...

NM Kindergarten open house is April 30

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 03:01

North Marion School District will be serving kindergarten students in a full-day program starting in the 2015-16 school year.

North Marion Primary School is hosting a resource and registration fair from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 30.

Parents and their soon-to-be kindergartners are invited to meet the kindergarten staff, receive ...

Student art exhibit set for May 4 and 5

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 03:01

The public is invited to attend an art exhibit displaying the work of students, from both Woodburn and around the state, May 4 and 5.

The event, which will be 4 to 5:30 p.m. both days will be at Woodburn Health?Center.

Refreshments will be served at the exhibit.

The exhibit ...

Woodburn to celebrate DÍa del Niño this Saturday

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 03:01

The Woodburn School District will again be inviting the community to join it in celebrating and promoting literacy, with its annual Día del Niño event this weekend.

The annual celebration will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Woodburn Health Center and will feature games and activities, free ...

Grant approved for downtown business

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 03:01

At its April 13 meeting the Urban Renewal Agency approved a $5,700 grant request from Chay Properties, LLC, to replace the roof on the building located at 225 W. Hayes St. This was the second time that the application was presented to the agency.

On March 9, the agency requested ...

Police alert public about wild animals with erratic behavior

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 03:01

The Woodburn Police Department would like to make the public aware that two animals, a possum and skunk, had to be euthanized last week after exhibiting erratic behavior.

Police found the animals walking in small circles near Smith Addition and Parr Road.

Both animals were immediately euthanized and disposed of. ...

Election 2015: Meet the candidates for Woodburn School Board

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 03:01

The election is May 19. For more information on ballot measures and local races, visit www.co.marion.or.us/co/elections.

Position 1

Linda Reeves

Relevant experience: I am a retired public school administrator and teacher who worked 40 years in three different states as a teacher and administrator in various positions. The last 15 ...

French Prairie Nursing awarded for preventing readmissions

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 03:01

French Prairie Nursing and Rehab was recently awarded the Providigm Embracing Quality Award for 2015 for exceptional achievement in preventing readmissions.

French Prairie is one of 302 nursing centers in the U.S. and Ontario receiving awards in 2015.

High-performing facilities can be honored with Providigm’s Embracing Quality Award in one ...

Mount Angel Lions Club funds scholarships with tulip sale

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 03:01

Mount Angel Lions Club recently sold more than 763 tulip bouquets in support of the club’s scholarship program.

The club has been selling tulips from the Wooden Shoe Bulb Farm for 17 years.

The funds generated from the Tulip Bouquet Sale will be applied toward three $1,000 college scholarships for ...

Woodburn ReStore opening showroom this week

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 03:01

'Preview' will be held Tuesday through Friday; volunteers still needed for remaining projects

North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity’s newest ReStore, located at the former Withers Lumber building, will open its retail showroom to the public starting this week.

Connie Farrier, ReStore director for NWV Habitat, described the soft opening ...

Woodburn Chevron station closes for remodel

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 03:01

Site will soon boast the state's second 'green' gas station, featuring living roof, LED lights and more

The Woodburn Chevron station, located just off Interstate 5, closed this week in anticipation of a $2 million project that will transform the property.

Over the course of the next four months, the ...

Railroad crossing closures planned for May

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 03:01

Union Pacific Railroad will be performing required railroad track maintenance at four road crossings in Woodburn next month, resulting in some closures.

Only one of the four crossings will be closed at a time, and each crossing will take two days to complete.

  • Hardcastle Avenue crossing — 7 a.m. May ...
  • Police reports

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 03:01

    Editor’s note: The of Woodburn Independent publishes the na.m.es of people arrested based on information from city and county police logs.

    Times listed represent the time the crimes were reported to police. The newspaper does not normally publish the na.m.es of individuals younger than 18.

    Arrested suspects are ...

    Woodburn area chamber hires new executive director

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 03:01

    The Woodburn Area Chamber of Commerce has hired Holli Thomas to be its new executive director, the city of Woodburn announced last week.

    The decision marks the culmination of a long hiring process that began in December, following the resignation of former director Harry Lee Kwai.

    The hire was announced ...