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Woodburn volleyball welcomes new cast

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 07:00

Bulldog team retools after bringing back all but two of last year's varsity squad

Typically at the start of a new athletic season, the incoming players moving from junior varsity to varsity have to adjust to new teammates, but this year’s Woodburn volleyball season will be a bit ...

Here come the Gervais Cougars

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 07:00

Optimism is high at Gervais High School for the coming football season

It’s tough to ignore the air of confidence and enthusiasm on the football field at Gervais High School. Despite the uncomfortable August heat, the returning members of the Cougars football team are all smiles as they practice ...

Kennedy duo participates in all-star charity football contest

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 07:00

Annual game raises money for Portland Shriners Hospital for Children

The 2015 2A state runner-up Kennedy football team advanced to the championship game in part due to the team’s defense coming up with big plays at the right moments, so it’s no surprise that two of the team’s best ...

OSAA mandates football safety program this coming season

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 07:00

The Oregon Schools Activities Association took a step to promote player safety no other high school association has taken.

The association mandated Heads Up Football — a program developed by USA Football to standardize and improve player safety practices.

“It’s the most comprehensive player safety program out there that standardizes ...

Fire calls

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 07:00

Editor’s Note: EMS stands for emergency medical service and MVA stands for motor vehicle accident.

AURORA FIRE DISTRICT

Monday, Aug. 1

  • 2:34 p.m.: First aid call in the 11000 block of Arndt Road.
  • 9:54 p.m.: First aid call in the 19000 block of Grim Road.
  • Tuesday, ...

    Admin changes continue at Mount Angel's Queen of Angels Monastery

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 07:00

    Queen of Angels Monastery in Mount Angel has a new administrative team.

    Sandra Meek has served as administrator since June 2015, when Prioress Donna Marie Chartraw, Order of St. Benedict, completed her leadership term (2007-2015)

    However, after a year with Queen of Angels, Meek returned to her own Benedictine community ...

    Monastery to host oblate seminar Aug. 27

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 07:00

    Oblates are women and men who associate themselves formally with a monastic community, like the Queen of Angels Sisters, while continuing to live in their own homes and communities. They consider the monastery to be their spiritual home and the sisters are their spiritual companions. Oblates and Sisters share the ...

    Fiesta sets new attendance record

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 07:00

    An estimated 14,000 people showed up for Saturday's parade

    In an unbridled celebration of Fiesta Mexicana, dancers, low riders, merchant floats and horses wound through Woodburn’s downtown for more than an hour Saturday morning to the delight of a record crowd of spectators.

    “I haven’t been to the parade ...

    County to let voters decide pot issues

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 07:00

    Voters could ban marijuana sales in rural Marion County, cities of Gervais, Hubbard and Mount Angel in November

    By Larry Coonrod

    The Independent

    On Nov. 8, voters will decide whether to overturn a Marion County ban on the sale of recreational and medical marijuana and possibly implement a tax ...

    Downtown property owner hit with DEQ fine

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 07:00

    State environmental regulators hit the owner of a former gas station in downtown Woodburn with nearly $3,300 in fines because he did not register as the permit holder for three underground storage tanks on the property and failed to have them inspected and tested.

    James Frackowiak purchased the property ...

    National Night Out promotes community

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 07:00

    Neighbors make the best defense against neighborhood crime. That is the idea behind the annual National Night Out — getting people out of the home to meet their neighbors.

    Who does that car parked along the street for the last three days belong to?

    Are those men carrying ...

    Police logs

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 07:00

    EDITOR’S 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 ...

    It's time for the Woodburn Firehouse Cookoff

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 07:00

    The Woodburn Firehouse Cookoff is an annual barbecue contest set for this Saturday.

    The event will be at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 13.

    Proceeds benefit local charities.

    The ninth annual contest is open to the public and open to anyone who can barbecue. ...

    Aurora's annual festival celebrates milestones

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 07:00

    Aurora Colony Days gives nod to 160 years since founding of town

    Aurora has a lot of milestones this year, and they’ve all been encapsulated in a birthday event of sorts better known as Aurora Colony Days.

    While most of the action happens Saturday, the festival extends to Friday and ...

    They said it wouldn't last: Woodburn couple celebrates 75th wedding anniversary

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 07:00

    Summer 1941: An 18-year-old farm girl meets a “skate boy” the same age at a roller rink in Alva, Oklahoma. Six weeks later, on Aug. 2 1941, they marry, ignoring her uncle’s prediction that it would never last. Aug. 2, 2016, Opal and Ray Steele celebrated their 75th anniversary. ...

    OSAA mandates football safety program this coming season

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 07:00

    The Oregon Schools Activities Association took a step to promote player safety no other high school association has taken.

    The association mandated Heads Up Football — a program developed by USA Football to standardize and improve player safety practices.

    “It’s the most comprehensive player safety program out there that standardizes ...

    Fire calls

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 07:00

    Editor’s Note: EMS stands for emergency medical service and MVA stands for motor vehicle accident.

    AURORA FIRE DISTRICT

    Monday, Aug. 1

  • 2:34 p.m.: First aid call in the 11000 block of Arndt Road.
  • 9:54 p.m.: First aid call in the 19000 block of Grim Road.
  • Tuesday, ...

    Admin changes continue at Mount Angel's Queen of Angels Monastery

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 07:00

    Queen of Angels Monastery in Mount Angel has a new administrative team.

    Sandra Meek has served as administrator since June 2015, when Prioress Donna Marie Chartraw, Order of St. Benedict, completed her leadership term (2007-2015)

    However, after a year with Queen of Angels, Meek returned to her own Benedictine community ...

    Monastery to host oblate seminar Aug. 27

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 07:00

    Oblates are women and men who associate themselves formally with a monastic community, like the Queen of Angels Sisters, while continuing to live in their own homes and communities. They consider the monastery to be their spiritual home and the sisters are their spiritual companions. Oblates and Sisters share the ...

    Fiesta sets new attendance record

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 07:00

    An estimated 14,000 people showed up for Saturday's parade

    In an unbridled celebration of Fiesta Mexicana, dancers, low riders, merchant floats and horses wound through Woodburn’s downtown for more than an hour Saturday morning to the delight of a record crowd of spectators.

    “I haven’t been to the parade ...

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