Immanuel Lutheran congregation participates in ALS bucket challenge

Immanuel Lutheran congregation participates in ALS bucket challenge

Pastor Dave Miller, center, of Woodburn Immanuel Lutheran Church challenged his congregation...

A random act of pet kindness

A random act of pet kindness

It’s amazing how little random acts of kindness can make a big difference in our lives and...

Variations of German fruit cake can delight any time of year

Variations of German fruit cake can delight any time of year

As the farmers markets flood with fresh summer fruit, you’ll want to keep this recipe handy!...

Woodburn author publishes third novel

Woodburn author publishes third novel

Woodburn resident Suzanne Lewallen has published her third novel and will be doing a book signing...

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August 27, 2014

PTSD and moral injury focus of September retreat

by Woodburn Independent
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,…
Photo Credit: LINDSAY KEEFER - Miranda Audritsh wears her gallon pin from the American Red Cross with pride.
August 06, 2014

Hubbard teen donates gallon of blood before 18th birthday

by Lindsay Keefer
Hubbard resident Miranda Audritsh has donated a gallon of blood, having participated in eight Red Cross blood drives since she was 16. The O negative donor, who said she’s inspired by her…
by: SUBMITTED - Sister Joan Pokorny
July 30, 2014

Queen of Angels Monastery celebrates three sisters' golden…

by Woodburn Independent
Sister Judith Bloxham, Sister Jerome Zerr and Sister Joan Pokorny celebrated the 50th anniversary of their monastic professions on July 20 before community members, family and friends in the…
by: TYLER FRANCKE - The Rev. Ryan Smith, new pastor of Faith Christian Fellowship in Woodburn, has a heart for intercultural ministry.
July 16, 2014

Faith Christian Fellowship names new pastor

by Tyler Francke
Former Army chaplain and Sandy native Ryan Smith, 'inspired to work interculturally' through Native American ministry Faith Christian Fellowship’s new pastor is a guy whose life and professional…
by: LINDSAY KEEFER - Tom McCain, this year's grand marshal, stands by his 1957 Chevy, which he will likely ride in during the parade July 19.
July 16, 2014

Longtime resident and former mayor named grand marshal of…

by Lindsay Keefer
Tom McCain, longtime resident and former mayor of Hubbard, has driven the grand marshal in one of his classic cars every year of the Hop Festival except for one. Now is his turn to find someone…
by: LINDSAY KEEFER - Lill Nicholas (right) turned 100 last week. She is pictured with Cascade Park Retirement Community's oldest resident, Mary Seely, who turns 101 this month.
July 02, 2014

Woodburn woman celebrates 100th birthday

by Lindsay Keefer
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.…
by: LINDSAY KEEFER - Mike Smith is the new pastor at Woodburn Christian Church.
July 02, 2014

Woodburn Christian Church welcomes new pastor

by Lindsay Keefer
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.…
by: KRISTEN FEUZ - Mason DeBruyn gets ready to go on a ride in a garbage truck at Republic Services last week.
July 02, 2014

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

by Lindsay Keefer
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…
by: COURTESY OF DONNA GRAMSE - Jaycees drive the chuckwagon through the parade in 1954, the first year of the Chuckwagon Breakfast.
July 02, 2014

Chuckwagon breakfast: A timeless Woodburn tradition

by Donna Gramse
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…

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