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Historic preservation reps to survey downtown

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 01:00

Information could be used to apply for grants and promote Woodburn's historic buildings

The Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will conduct a survey of approximately 70 buildings in the Woodburn downtown area on Monday, a study that could potentially lead to local properties being eligible for grants and other ...

Tough rides at PBR opener

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 16:28

When it comes to riding bulls, sometimes its not a matter of how well the rider does, just as long as he can hold on.

Such was the case for L.J. Jenkins, who was one of only two men to ride both of his bulls, coming away as the 2014 ...

Big bucks for 79th rodeo winners

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 16:23

Bareback winner Austin Foss of Oregon sets rodeo-high with $10,300 payout

After five days of competition and six different shows, this year’s St. Paul Rodeo awarded more than $200,000 in prize purses to the hundreds of athletes who came out last week.

“As the PRCA ranks rodeos, we’re No. 10 ...

Throwback to traditions past

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 16:14

St. Paul Rodeo delights thousands, invokes nostalgia among its visitors

As the sun rises each morning, people slowly begin to trickle in. The click clack of a horse’s hooves grows louder and more frequent, the fryers warm up filling the air with the aroma of oil, various genres of music ...

Serving up results: Barbecue cook-off continues to grow

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 16:09

Since 2009, the St. Paul Rodeo’s Great Western BBQ Cook-Off has provided parade-watchers a chance to take off their hats and kick up their feet on Independence Day.

“Six years ago there was no place like this, where you could come in, bring your family and get out of the ...

St. Paul's 79th rodeo offers thrills and spills

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 16:01

Heat cools off to help draw near-record crowds of more than 47,000 visitors to St. Paul over five days

In the 79-year history of the St. Paul Rodeo, this past weekend ranks among the best. At least that’s what Kevin Smith of the rodeo’s board of directors boasts.

Smith ...

One person hurt in crash near Mount Angel

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:31

One person was injured in an early morning single-vehicle crash on July 4 on Rambler Drive Northeast, near Yew Tree Lane Northeast, west of Mount Angel.

According to the Marion County Fire District, at approximately 4:30 a.m., a passer-by noticed gravel on the roadway as he was making his ...

Woodburn basketball camp returns after absence

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:19

The Woodburn boys basketball team finished its youth basketball camp Friday after inviting kids from third through eighth grade to come out and learn from the Bulldog basketball program’s players and coaches.

“It went pretty well,” Bulldogs varsity coach Enrique Sandoval said. “We had about 25 kids. We were hoping ...

Washington Elementary student wins 400-meter state championship

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:06

Woodburn’s next big track and field star may be at Washington Elementary School, as 7-year-old Joaquin Parsons won the 400-meter state championship at the Oregon Association 2014 Junior Olympic State Championship at Willamette University on June 21.

Parsons took home the first place medal with a time of 1:19.14 in ...

Opportunities abound for Woodburn tennis enthusiasts

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:01

Woodburn’s annual summer tennis camp came to a close Monday, marking the start of summer tennis season at Woodburn High School.

The camp, which featured mostly middle school athletes, was taught by Woodburn boys tennis coach Tom Lonergan, who kept the week-long camp fairly light-hearted.

“It’s just mostly fun stuff ...

Families celebrate graduates at MacLaren

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:27

MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility sees 13 graduate from high school, five from associate programs and one with a bachelor's degree

Tears flowed and emotions ran high at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, as friends and family gathered to honor the graduating class of 2014 at William P. Lord ...

Entries open for Colony Day parade, 5K

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 01:00

The Aurora Colony Days committee is now accepting entries for the parade and the 1K/5K Run/Walk to be held as part of the annual celebration in early August.

The third annual Aurora Colony Days 5K Run/Walk and 1K Kids Fun Run will begin at 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., ...

Fugitive responsible for deputy's death 7 years ago still missing

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 01:00

June 16 was the seventh anniversary of the death of Marion County Deputy Kelly Fredinburg, who was killed in a late night traffic crash involving another vehicle on Highway 99E north of Gervais.

The driver of the other involved vehicle, Alfredo De Jesus Ascencio, is still a fugitive wanted for ...

Waste service company make 5-year-old's birthday special

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 01:00

Mason DeBruyn has always been fascinated with garbage trucks.

So when his fifth birthday was approaching, his aunt Kristen Feuz contacted Republic Services, the waste disposal company in Woodburn, to see if Mason could see the trucks up close and personal.

“If someone wants to come see the trucks, we ...

Woodburn Christian Church welcomes new pastor

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 01:00

Mike Smith has been named the new pastor of Woodburn Christian Church six months after David Fitch retired.

Smith is a native Oregonian, but is just now returning after 36 years in Tennessee.

Originally from Eugene, Smith attended Northwest Christian College (now University), where he met his future wife, Sheryl. ...

Aurora's Sunday in the Park

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 01:00

Calvary Mennonite Church invites the public to Aurora City Park at 3 p.m. July 13 for an afternoon of food, music and games for the kids.

The event will feature evangelist and gospel singer Nehemiah Brown. He and his wife Carol have ministered in Hawaii, Florida and the Pacific ...

Woodburn woman celebrates 100th birthday

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 01:00

Cascade Park’s longest-running resident has another milestone to celebrate.

Lill Nicholas turned 100 last Wednesday, and she celebrated with a lunch and cake, surrounded by family and friends.

Nicholas is the mother of three, grandmother of 10, 23 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. One great-great-grandchild was named Lillian and was born ...

Woodburn woman celebrates 100th birthday

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 01:00

Cascade Park’s longest-running resident has another milestone to celebrate.

Lill Nicholas turned 100 last Wednesday, and she celebrated with a lunch and cake, surrounded by family and friends.

Nicholas is the mother of three, grandmother of 10, 23 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. One great-great-grandchild was named Lillian and was born ...

St. Paul Rodeo Hall of Fame receives five more inductees

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 01:00

Five people were inducted into the St. Paul Rodeo Hall of Fame Monday.

Lawrence Bunning, Mel Hyland, Jean Manegre, Justin McKee and Flint Rasmussen make up the 2014 class.

Bunning, who is deceased, was born and raised in St. Paul and spent 19 years on the St. Paul Rodeo ...

Chuckwagon breakfast: A timeless Woodburn tradition

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 01:00

The Fourth of July has always been a time of celebration for those who lived in Woodburn. In the early days, there was a parade, and there were floats.

In the picture from about 1940, it shows people waiting for the parade, and the hot dog-hamburger stand run by the ...

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