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Woodburn teen driver admits alcohol caused crash

3 hours 5 min ago

An 18-year-old Woodburn man has been charged with DUII, reckless endangerment and assault IV after his truck carrying four passengers flipped over near Molalla Saturday.

Police with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office report that the Chevrolet truck was traveling at a high rate of speed on South Palmer Road, south ...

Labor Day warning: Don't shoot near campgrounds

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:20

Next year’s Roaring River Canoe Slalom, which has been taking place for the place for the past eight years along the Clackamas River, is in danger of being cancelled after a mysterious drive-by shooting last weekend that almost hit a participant.

Sunday, Aug. 24, at about 2 a.m., Amy Carlson ...

Woodburn HS offers live scores, fundraising on free app this fall

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:20

The Woodburn High School athletic department is reaching out to Bulldog fans in the mobile market this season.

Woodburn is kicking off the fall sports season by partnering with Booster Prep Scores, a free mobile app that allows users to view scores in real time.

“One of our goals is ...

Five claim wins on Ford Fever Day at Dragstrip

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:11

The 17th running of the Hillyers Mid-City/Stayton Ford Fever Classic showcased fun times, cool cars and dynamite drag racing. Winners among the four groups were Mike Miller (Super Pro), Chad Campbell (Pro), Devon Hilton (Sportsman), Troy Skinner (Stick Shift) and Mark Kalsch (Run Tuff).

Between the spectacular vehicles ...

PTSD and moral injury focus of September retreat

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:00

Shalom Prayer Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters, is presenting PTSD and Moral Injury: Why Don't They Just Get Over It, a retreat workshop on Sept. 6.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, can affect anyone who has experienced or witnessed any type of violence, trauma and/or moral injury. ...

Immanuel Lutheran congregation participates in ALS bucket challenge

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:00

Pastor Dave Miller, center, of Woodburn Immanuel Lutheran Church challenged his congregation Sunday to raise money for ALS by donating $10 and then dumping a bucket of ice water over his head. Members lined up after worship services and donated a total of $270. The ALS bucket challenge has become ...

Woodburn expects close to 5,750 students

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:00

Yes, parents and students, the rumors are true: It’s that time of year again, and the first day of school for the Woodburn School District is just around the corner.

For most students, the day will be Tuesday, Sept. 2, to be exact — the day after Labor Day. The ...

PTSD and moral injury focus of September retreat

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:00

Shalom Prayer Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters, is presenting PTSD and Moral Injury: Why Don't They Just Get Over It, a retreat workshop on Sept. 6.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, can affect anyone who has experienced or witnessed any type of violence, trauma and/or moral injury. ...

Methodist church hosts September Fest Sept. 7

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:00

Woodburn United Methodist Church invites the public to its September Fest Celebration and Community BBQ on Sept. 7.

The event is in honor of the start of a new season of church and Sunday school programming, according to a church press release.

The day’s schedule of events are:

9-10 a.m. ...

Immanuel Lutheran congregation participates in ALS bucket challenge

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:00

Pastor Dave Miller, center, of Woodburn?Immanuel Lutheran Church challenged his congregation Sunday to raise money for ALS by donating $10 and then dumping a bucket of ice water over his head. Members lined up after worship services and donated a total of $270. The ALS?bucket challenge has become a viral ...

Police reports

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:00

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Woodburn Independent publishes the names 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 names of individuals younger than 18. Arrested suspects are innocent until proven ...

Seniors lead by example in Gervais

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:00

Rush, Vargas, Guzman expected to fill big roles in coach Emily Schott's second season

2014 GERVAIS VOLLEYBALL

Coach: Emily Schott

Last season: 0-17 (0-14 West Valley)

Key returners: Cassidy Rush, Valeria Vargas, Elisa Guzman

Key Losses: Jaime Jensen, Olivia Ruiz

Outlook: After going through a winless campaign during the ...

Big changes in store for Woodburn volleyball

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:00

2014 WOODBURN VOLLEYBALL

Coach: Brittany Clements

Last season: 0-17 (0-14 Mid-Willamette)

Key returners: Kanisha Ott-Parker, Sierra Shepherd

Key Losses: Denise Martinez

Outlook: The Woodburn volleyball team will be a drastically different squad to open the 2014 fall season.

The Bulldogs graduated seven seniors from 2013, leaving plenty of open spaces ...

Trio leading disc golf renovation at Champoeg

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:00

When Newberg native Derek Penfield returned home from the University of Oregon last fall, he realized there was still very little organization among disc golfers in the area.

It didn’t take long for Penfield to find some likeminded players, like David Aman and Burke Walls, who also saw that ...

Woodburn expects close to 5,750students

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:00

Yes, parents and students, the rumors are true: It’s that time of year again, and the first day of school for the Woodburn School District is just around the corner.

For most students, the day will be Tuesday, Sept. 2, to be exact — the day after Labor Day. The ...

Five assistant principals bolster WSD administration

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:00

The Woodburn School District introduced its five new, or returning, assistant principals during the school board’s Aug. 21 meeting.

Though Superintendent Chuck Ransom was reluctact to describe the district’s administrative staff as “full strength” (“We could always use more,” he said), the hires do return administrative staff to the level ...

Schrader: GK Machine showcases 'American dream'

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:00

Rep. Kurt Schrader visits GEM Equipment in Woodburn and GK Machine in Donald for 'Made in Oregon' tour

Congressman Kurt Schrader spent several days in August visiting with locally owned and operated manufacturing companies throughout Oregon, and his tour included a couple stops in the Woodburn area.

Schrader is the Democratic ...

Outgoing mail man

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:00

Retiring Woodburn Postmaster Kevin McGrory shares his memories and work philosophy after 37 years on the job

During a restless evening last week, Woodburn Postmaster Kevin McGrory found he couldn’t sleep, so he went into the office.

At 4:30 a.m.

The fact that he’s about to retire at the ...

Lines drawn in alternative driver's license debate

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:00

Supporters say measure would improve safety on Oregon streets; opponents worry it would make state vulnerable to fraud

In the ongoing national debate about immigration reform, Oregon was one of a number of states to make changes to driver’s license policies in 2013.

The Legislature’s response was Senate Bill 833, ...

Cougars prepared to take the next step

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:21

Gervais boys soccer team's 2013 MVP Pieter Top transfers to Wilsonville

2014 GERVAIS BOYS SOCCER

Coach: Juan Flores

Last season: 5-4-5 (4-1-3 Special District 3), lost 6-0 to Riverdale in first round of 3A/2A/1A playoffs.

Key returners: Juan F. Navarette, Alex Isiordia, Gonzalo Zamora

Key Losses: Marcos Ramirez, Hector Flores, ...

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