Woodburn elementary students join international kindness challenge

Woodburn elementary students join international kindness challenge

Heritage Elementary School kicked off The Great Kindness Challenge with an assembly Jan. 26....

St. Paul's Sara Pierson crowned Oregon Dairy Princess-Ambassador

St. Paul's Sara Pierson crowned Oregon Dairy Princess-Ambassador

Marion County representative Sara Pierson was crowned the 2016 Oregon Dairy Princess-Ambassador...

Mount Angel Abbey to host concert Feb. 12

Mount Angel Abbey to host concert Feb. 12

Mount Angel Abbey will host a Lenten Meditation concert at 3 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Abbey Church....

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Woodburn's Area Features

February 03, 2016

Mount Angel Abbey series discusses repentance Feb. 13

by Woodburn Independent
Mount Angel Abbey’s winter/spring lecture series continues Feb. 13 in the Mount Angel Abbey Library. Shawn Keough, professor of church history and systematic theology at Mount Angel Seminary,…
WI - Oscar Ruiz and Melinda Chappell are this week's student leaders from North Marion High School.
January 27, 2016

Student leaders of the week from North Marion High School

by Woodburn Independent
LINDSAY KEEFER - Pictured are Kiwanis members (from left) Annie Kirsch, Lucien Klein, Pete McCallum, Sally Klein and Michael Nelson.
January 27, 2016

Woodburn Kiwanis donates school supplies to Woodburn…

by Lindsay Keefer
The Woodburn Kiwanis Club spent much of Jan. 19 delivering school supplies to 17 fifth-grade classrooms throughout the Woodburn School District. The club also donated supplies to Arthur Academy…
COURTESY PHOTO: SHERIE MORAN - North Marion teams compete in a qualifying round at Willamette High School in Eugene.
January 27, 2016

North Marion team takes home trophy at recent robotics match

by Woodburn Independent
North Marion High School robotics teams had a good showing at a VEX Robotics tournament in Eugene Jan. 16. Voltmaster Team 1812-B brought home the tournament champion trophy they won at the…
WI - WAAST student leaders of the week
January 20, 2016

Student leaders of the week from Woodburn Academy of Art,…

by Woodburn Independent
LINDSAY KEEFER - Woodburn Girl Scout Troop 14106 sent a team to the FIRST Lego League's regional and state competition. The team is composed of (from left) Ashley Guerra, Angie Lopez, Luz Rojas, Gladys Giron Solorio, Genevieve Trentzsch, Lili Reyes, Lesly Lopez and Jasmine Lopez.
January 20, 2016

Woodburn team shows girl power at robotics competition

by Lindsay Keefer
A Woodburn Girl Scout troop is wrapping up a successful season competing in Lego robotics tournaments. In December, the eight girls from Troop 14106 made up the only all-girl team at the…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: TYLER FRANCKE - Volunteer David Park helps demolish the roof of an aging shed behind the Woodburn Church of Christ last Friday. Through a cooperative effort between local churches and businesses, the shed's roof was replaced this weekend for use by Love INC (In the Name of Christ).
January 13, 2016

Churches raze roof and build new one for Love INC

by Tyler Francke
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…
COURTESY PHOTO: ST. LUKE CATHOLIC SCHOOL - St. Luke eighth-graders (from left) Isabel Gonzalez, Mauricio Maravilla and Anna Koffler pack food boxes with St. Vincent de Paul for distribution to Woodburn families.
January 13, 2016

St. Luke donates hundreds during Advent season

by Woodburn Independent
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…
JOHN BAKER - Two Ninety-One School teams, No Mo Bags and The Trash Benders (below) combined recycling projects with robotics.
January 13, 2016

Ninety-One School combines recycling with robotics

by Pamplin Media Group
A pair of Ninety-One School teams took recycling to the robotics age. Using Lego robotics as the launching pad, the two groups — a fifth- and sixth-grade team and a seventh- and eighth-grade…
DAN PRED - Tuna Two Ways, which is made from fresh Ahi tuna steaks, is a creative Italian appetizer dish that can be served with fresh vegetables, risotto, or with bread and olives, as shown in the photo. It can also be served as a side dish or light lunch.
January 13, 2016

Italy home to fresh tuna appetizer recipes

by Kristy Kummer-Pred
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…

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INDEPENDENT GRAPHIC - Student leaders of the week
Jan 13, 2016

Student leaders of the week from Sam Brown Academy

by Woodburn Independent
SUBMITTED - Jackson Connor and Emily Vela are this week's student leaders.
Dec 30, 2015

Student Leaders of the Week from St. Paul High School

by Woodburn Independent
LINDSAY KEEFER - Mag Hughes, of WE CARE Sports, demonstrates a game with two audience members' help.
Dec 16, 2015

North Marion learns games from around the world

by Lindsay Keefer
North Marion Intermediate School hosted WE CARE Sports (Working Enthusiastically for Constructive Activities Releasing Energy) Dec. 10. Mag Hughes led an assembly (with two willing audience…
COURTESY PHOTO: WOODBURN SCHOOL DISTRICT - Judy Marquez presents the check to Principal Todd Farris.
Dec 16, 2015

Parent group donates to Nellie Muir Elementary

by Woodburn Independent
A parent group has raised money to donate to Nellie Muir Elementary School. Judy Marquez, president of the parent group P.A.L.S.S. (Parents Actively Leading Student Success) presented a check…



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