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Memorial Day in Mount Angel

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 14:26

American Legion Post 89 is hosting the annual Memorial Day Service at Calvary Cemetery in Mount Angel starting at 9:30 a.m. May 25.

The program includes a patriotic music concert by the Marion County Citizens Band, welcome remarks by Mayor Andy Otte, a celebration of Mass led by Rev. Philip ...

AIS senior to help at-risk students in Rhode Island

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:26

Michelle Loeza, a senior at the Academy of International Studies, will forego entering college to spend 12 months volunteering with the educational nonprofit City Year, a program of Americorps.

Based in Boston, Mass., City Year partners with local school districts to provide targeted interventions to struggling and at-risk students.

The ...

AIS senior to help at-risk students in Rhode Island

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:26

Michelle Loeza, a senior at the Academy of International Studies, will forego entering college to spend 12 months volunteering with the educational nonprofit City Year, a program of Americorps.

Based in Boston, Mass., City Year partners with local school districts to provide targeted interventions to struggling and at-risk students.

The ...

Track: St. Paul veteran athletes bound for Eugene

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 02:25

The St. Paul Buckaroos will send a lot of familiar faces to the 2015 2A OSAA State Track and Field Championships. Of the 11 athletes that qualified to compete at the state meet at Hayward Field in Eugene this Thursday and Friday, eight boast previous championship experience.

Even with a ...

Woodburn's Shepherd, Te head to state

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 02:25

Shepherd becomes first district champion for the Woodburn girls track and field team since 2011

The Woodburn track and field team will send a pair of athletes to Eugene on Saturday to compete in the 2015 5A Track and Field State Championships. Bulldog senior Sierra Shepherd will represent the girls ...

Track: Jones leads North Marion at districts

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 02:25

Senior jumper earns conference field athlete of the year honors at Oregon West track and field district championships

The North Marion Huskies may not have had the best track and field team at Friday and Saturday’s Oregon West Conference Championships, but they did finish the weekend with one of the ...

Baseball: Huskies nip Cougars for second place, face Cottage Grove in play-in

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 02:25

It took a few innings for the North Marion baseball team to find their feet, but the Huskies managed to come through in the clutch once again in a 6-5 victory over the Cascade Cougars on Friday to earn home field advantage in the play-in round of state playoffs this ...

Downtown farmers market starts Tuesday

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 02:25

Event will feature fresh produce, prepared foods, live entertainment and activities for children

The return of the Woodburn downtown farmers market is just around the corner.

The city-sponsored event kicks off May 26 at the Downtown Plaza, and will run from 4 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday night through ...

Boys tennis: Huskies' Berkey unchallenged, wins district tournament

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 02:25

What a difference a year can make.

Twelve months after losing in the second round of the state tennis championships as an unseeded sophomore, North Marion junior Ethan Berkey is returning to state with a vengeance.

One year older and now seeded third, Berkey is one of the top contenders ...

AIS senior to help at-risk students in Rhode Island

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 02:25

Michelle Loeza, a senior at the Academy of International Studies, will forego entering college to spend 12 months volunteering with the educational nonprofit City Year, a program of Americorps.

Based in Boston, Mass., City Year partners with local school districts to provide targeted interventions to struggling and at-risk students.

The ...

Kennedy girls repeat as district champs

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 02:25

The Kennedy girls track team has done it again.

Although the Trojans are the reigning state champions while being blessed with one of the state’s best athletes in Loghan Spruaer, Kennedy was no sure bet to repeat as district champions for the second year in a row.

But the team ...

Sheriff cites 120 truck drivers on Boones Ferry

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 02:25

The news is spreading that enforcement is being stepped up for truckers attempting to use Boones Ferry Road to dodge the scales on Interstate 5, according to Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers.

Myers said, since November, his officers have stopped 187 tractor-trailers and heavy trucks on Boones Ferry, handing out ...

New chamber director feels at home in Woodburn

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 02:25

Meet Holli Thomas, new executive director of the Woodburn Area Chamber of Commerce.

She comes to Woodburn from central Oregon, where she spent five years at the helm of the Madras-Jefferson County chamber and two years as director of the Prineville-Crook County chamber.

Despite the change of scenery, to Thomas ...

Woodburn boys tennis sends three to state

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 02:25

Salmeron place fourth in singles , while Samano and Soria finish fourth in doubles to lead Bulldogs to third at districts

After going more than 10 years without a state representative, the Woodburn boys tennis team will send a trio of seniors to the 5A Boys Tennis State Championships on ...

New department, urban forestry program eyed for city budget

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 02:25

During the worst years of the recession, the annual budget process was a stressful time for officials in the city of Woodburn, as in most local governments across the country.

But now, with gradually increasing revenues and an improved overall economic outlook, the city’s budget personnel feel comfortable enough ...

City mulls options for First Street project

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 02:25

The Woodburn City Council and development staff kicked around a number of conceptual ideas for a major urban renewal project on First Street last week.

Several proposals included a one-way configuration on First and Front streets, which some officials believe would enhance the feel of downtown Woodburn and make it ...

Cougars send four to state

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 02:25

The Gervais track and field team will send four athletes to the 2015 3A Track and Field State Championships in Eugene on Thursday and Friday.

Seniors Ben Goumy, Henry Fleener and Jordan Milkovich will represent the Cougar boys team at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field, while senior exchange student ...

First Student employees driven to succeed at contest

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 02:25

First Student drivers from Woodburn competed and won in a number of categories at a regional bus rodeo last month.

Junction City hosted the regional event that had representatives from 18 different school districts.

Bus drivers from various districts compete on an obstacle course, with challenges like parallel parking and ...

Shalom Prayer Center annual lecture is June 16

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 02:25

The featured speaker at the 19th annual Sister Marilyn Schwab Memorial Lecture on June 16 will be Theresa Raudsepp, physical therapist at Providence Benedictine Nursing Center.

Raudsepp will address the topic of “Aging: Understanding Its Effects on You and How Balance and Exercise can Make a Difference.”

The Schwab Memorial ...

Woodburn Ambulance owner named to national council

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 02:25

Shawn Baird, co-owner of Woodburn Ambulance Service, has been named to the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

The 25-member council advises the U.S. Department of Transportation on key issues such as the emergency medical services workforce.

Baird has been a licensed ...

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