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Wrestling: Huskies' Stigall places first at multi-state invitational

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:29

North Marion junior Lane Stigall (center) continued his stellar season with a first-place finish in the 152-pound bracket of the Rollie Lane Wrestling Invitational in Nampa, Idaho, on Friday and Saturday.

Stigall represented the Huskies as one of 52 schools at the regional wrestling competition that featured teams from ...

Woodburn AAU team wins tournament title

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:29

The Woodburn Jr. Bulldogs sixth grade AAU team won the B-Division Championship at the Wilsonville Winter Classic Basketball Tournament on Saturday and Sunday.

The Bulldogs advanced to the championship bracket by scoring a pair of narrow overtime victories over Keizer, 31-27, and Clackamas, 34-33.

"The team displayed the desire ...

Sisters to sell remaining Monastery Mustard

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:29

Monastery Mustard, formerly produced by the Benedictine Sisters of Mount Angel, will be available for sale at three Mount Angel locations until all of the condiment is sold.

Last month, the monastic community voted to close the Monastery Mustard business and focus on their core monastic values.

Although all ...

St. Luke donates hundreds during Advent season

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:29

St. Luke School students had a busy season of service last month with several projects and initiatives benefitting the community.

The school held a paper products drive and collected 922 combined rolls of paper towels and toilet paper which were distributed to families in the Woodburn area through the parish ...

Wrestling: Bulldogs dominate at Woodburn Invitational

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:29

Woodburn wins two of three duals at Silverton earlier in the week

As the 2015-16 winter sports season continues, the Woodburn wrestling team is only getting stronger.

The Bulldogs competed in a pair of events this week, winning five of six head-to-head duals in a four-day span.

Woodburn hosted its ...

Boys basketball: North Marion keeps it close in pair of non-conference wins

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:29

As the North Marion boys basketball team continues to rack up victories, at least they’re doing it in exciting fashion.

The Huskies won a pair of road games last week, beating Sisters (8-4) 46-41 on Jan. 5, followed by a 43-42 win over Astoria (8-4) on Friday.

The wins were ...

Kennedy unveils school to community at Jan. 20 open house

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:29

Drivers on Marquam Road in Mount Angel would be hard-pressed not to notice the astounding change to John F. Kennedy High School’s façade, and visitors to the school will be even more impressed with the changes within its walls.

The school reconstruction project, part of the school district’s $10.4 million ...

Boys basketball: Gervais ends nine-game skid with win over Jefferson

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:29

The Gervais boys basketball team picked up its first win in more than a month, beating the rival Jefferson Lions 46-42 on Jan. 5.

Senior guard Jose Esquivel scored 15 points to lead three Cougars who scored in double figures, as Gervais staged an impressive fourth-quarter comeback to drop the ...

Italy home to fresh tuna appetizer recipes

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:29

I had some of the most amazing food on our trip to Italy last year. It’s very ironic — I expected to have some of the best pizza, pasta and pesto that I’ve ever experienced, but was disappointed.

Instead, I ate some of the best risotto, salads, seafood, cured meats ...

Police logs

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:29

EDITORS 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 ...

Eighth annual Wurstfest on tap in Mount Angel

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:29

The Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce’s Wurstfest, the eighth annual celebration of the mighty German sausage takes place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 5 and 6 in the Festhalle, 500 S. Wilco Highway.

General admission is $5 or $10 with specialty stein or glass (limited availability). Those ...

Old City Hall in Donald to get a new lease on life

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:29

The city recently received a $10,000 grant as well as community support to revamp the 100-year-old building into a community center

It takes a village to raise a community center.

That’s the case in Donald, which has received a $10,000 grant toward reconstructing and revamping its Old City Hall into ...

Churches raze roof and build new one for Love INC

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:29

A key component of Love INC’s (In the Name of Christ) service to the Woodburn area got a boost this weekend, thanks to a collaborative effort of local churches, volunteers and businesses.

The team convened to replace the roof of a large shed behind Woodburn Church of Christ that ...

Signs banning truck through-traffic being posted on Boones Ferry

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:29

City and county officials hope to soon see a marked reduction in trucks using Boones Ferry Road to avoid the scales on Interstate 5, as signs prohibiting through-traffic are being posted on that road.

The Woodburn City Council first raised the issue in 2014, with the primary concerns being wear ...

Woodburn City Hall impressed with how police department has handled officers on leave

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:29

Almost a quarter of Woodburn’s sworn patrol officers is on paid administrative leave, and has been for months, but the city reports that its police department has handled the situation well and without a significant increase in overtime.

Woodburn officer Josh Rains has been on leave since April 12, 2015, ...

On cue: Pool pro sinks trick shots at Woodburn Estates

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:29

Professional pool player Cristy Barsky hosted a trick shot demonstration Friday morning at Woodburn Estates and Golf, as part of an event hosted by the 55-plus retirement community to celebrate the reopening of its billiards room.

A group of over 40 Estates residents were on hand to watch Barsky ...

Woodburn UGB proposal approved by state

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:29

Window for appeals passed, with no takers

After well over a decade of work, and an estimated $1 million or more in public funds and staff time expended, the city of Woodburn’s urban growth boundary (UGB) saga is finally coming to a close.

On Dec. 14, the city and county ...

Seven-hour standoff in Mount Angel ends peacefully

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:29

A seven-hour police standoff in Mount Angel ended peacefully Saturday morning, when the suspect turned himself in and was taken into custody without incident.

Giovanni Paladin-Salazar, 23, has been charged with first-degree burglary and several firearm-related felonies in connection with the incident, which police say occurred at an apartment complex ...

Riverdale Inspires Passionate Learners

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:29


- Each winter, Riverdale Grade School opens its doors to prospective students (and their families) from within our district and from the greater Portland community.

Families will have the opportunity to tour the school and hear from the principal and enrollment coordinator about the unique ...