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Man pleads guilty, sentenced to probation following Hubbard thefts

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:00

A Lebanon man involved in January thefts in Hubbard has been released from jail on probation, after pleading guilty to multiple charges last Friday.

Howard Michael Aldridge, 31, pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, first-degree burglary and possession of methamphetamine. All three are felony charges. He was ...

City approves third mural, to be located on Independent's wall

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:00

Work by acclaimed muralist Hector H. Hernandez will celebrate Woodburn's history and culture

The city of Woodburn on Thursday approved its latest mural application , paving the way for the city's third large-scale public art installation to go up this summer.

Not only will the piece by acclaimed muralist Hector H. ...

Woodburn Art Center preps for 50th anniversary celebration

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:00

In 1966, a group of 10 local artists founded the Woodburn Art League and began meeting in one another’s homes to paint.

Fifty years later, the group has expanded to an active membership of over 80 artists, crafts people and patrons.

To celebrate the milestone, the Woodburn Art Center ...

North Marion library has sale in Aurora

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:00

The North Marion Community Library will have a fundraiser book sale Friday through Sunday, May 6-8, at the parking lot on Fourth and Main streets, across from the Aurora City Hall.

The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. on ...

Kindergarten registration in Gervais School District is May 4

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:00

Gervais School District will hold kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school year on May 4 at Gervais Elementary School.

Parents registering a new kindergarten student must bring the students’ birth certificate, immunization records and emergency phone number. Students will be assessed on a variety of readiness skills while parents complete ...

Brooks Gardens to open this weekend

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:00

Starting April 22, the public is invited to visit the 1,000-variety historic bearded iris collection and stroll through the peony fields to view over 300 varieties of peonies, including heirloom and recent peony introductions, at Brooks Gardens.

There is no charge to visit the gardens.

The peony fields and ...

North Marion boasts largest career fair ever

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:00

North Marion High School hosted its sixth college and career fair April 12.

This year's was the biggest ever, with 100 individuals representing 12 colleges, four military branches, 41 businesses and two volunteer organizations.

Students in all four grade levels perused past booths laid out around the main gymnasium, filling ...

Golf: Woodburn girls place third at Trysting Tree

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:00



Mid-Willamette girls golf
April 12 at Trysting Tree Team Score Crescent Valley417Lebanon453Woodburn485South Albany509Central558

Woodburn girls individual results

8. Michelle Torres — 111

T11. Belen Amaya — 120

14. Alexus Charitar — 122

T17. Antonina Toran — 132

19. Frosya Toran — 139

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Top 10 individual results

1. Kailee Curtis, Dallas — ...

Baseball: Cougars enter league hungry for first win

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:00

Gervais baseball team's stable of young players has time to grow

Gervais sophomore Eric Wells checks a Jefferson runner at first base and launches a pitch toward senior catcher Hunter Lind.

The batter takes a deep cut at the ball, but starts his motion too late and whiffs at the ...

Track: North Marion shines in first home meet

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:00

Husky boys and girls teams win seven of eight sprints

The North Marion track and field team sent a message to its fellow Oregon West Conference rivals last week: Eat our dust.

The Huskies nearly swept every sprint on April 12 in the team’s first home track and field meet ...

Track: Cougars face off against conference rivals at Colton track and field meet

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:00

The Gervais girls track and field team may be small, but that doesn’t stop the Cougars from competing, as the team traveled to Colton High School on Thursday to go toe-to-toe against PacWest rivals Colton and Salem Academy, as well as 1A North Clackamas Christian.

The Cougars — junior Svea ...

Baseball: St. Paul baseball cruises past Country Christian 9-5

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:00

Freshman Jaidyn Jackson throws four hitless innings for the up-and-coming Buckaroos

Coming off a rare defensive battle earlier in the week against East Linn Christian, St. Paul freshman pitcher Jaidyn Jackson picked up right where teammate Jackson Connor left off on the mound, leading the Bucks to a 9-5 ...

WACA students claim Mr. and Ms. Bulldog crowns

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:00

Annual pageant at Woodburn High School raises over $7,000 for Doernbecher Children's Hospital

Woodburn Arts and Communications Academy senior Maria Gutierrez stands on the stage of the high school lectorium in a glamourous crimson evening gown.

A few feet away, a purple and sky-blue swirl of abstract color dries on ...

Woodburn man accused of kidnapping, strangling girlfriend

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:00

A Woodburn man has been accused of assaulting, smothering and holding a woman hostage at his house on Harrison Street last month.

Ezequiel Medina Soto, 28, was arrested April 10 and has been charged with second-degree kidnapping, coercion, fourth-degree assault and strangulation for allegedly detaining his then-girlfriend overnight in his ...

Police arrest man for whipping woman with belt

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:00

A Woodburn man was arrested this weekend after allegedly whipping his ex-girlfriend multiple times with a belt before dragging her approximately 100 feet down a ravine by her hair.

Mateo Silvestre-Hernandez, 25, was arrested April 9 after a Woodburn police officer observed him standing over a crying woman while on ...

Woodburn hires new assistant city attorney

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:00

Seattle University School of Law grad McKenzie Granum replaces Jon Stuart

The city of Woodburn has hired a new assistant city attorney to fill the position that had been vacant for over four months, it was announced this week.

McKenzie Granum replaces Woodburn's first assistant city attorney, Jon Stuart, who ...

Woodburn Estates plans pancake breakfast to benefit police department

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:00

Woodburn Estates and Golf will host a pancake breakfast this Saturday to help the police department raise funds to replace a piece of equipment Police Chief Jim Ferraris said is long overdue for an upgrade.

The item in question is a mobile radar speed detector, which can be set ...

Man pleads guilty, sentenced to probation following Hubbard thefts

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:00

A Lebanon man involved in January thefts in Hubbard has been released from jail on probation, after pleading guilty to multiple charges last Friday.

Howard Michael Aldridge, 31, pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, first-degree burglary and possession of methamphetamine. All three are felony charges. He was ...

City approves third mural, to be located on Independent's wall

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:00

Work by acclaimed muralist Hector H. Hernandez will celebrate Woodburn's history and culture

The city of Woodburn on Thursday approved its latest mural application , paving the way for the city's third large-scale public art installation to go up this summer.

Not only will the piece by acclaimed muralist Hector H. ...

Woodburn Art Center preps for 50th anniversary celebration

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:00

In 1966, a group of 10 local artists founded the Woodburn Art League and began meeting in one another’s homes to paint.

Fifty years later, the group has expanded to an active membership of over 80 artists, crafts people and patrons.

To celebrate the milestone, the Woodburn Art Center ...

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