First Student employees driven to succeed at contest

First Student employees driven to succeed at contest

First Student drivers from Woodburn competed and won in a number of categories at a regional bus...

WHS grad and EEOC exec visits campus last week

WHS grad and EEOC exec visits campus last week

David Lopez, general counsel of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, visited...

MacLaren honored for service

MacLaren honored for service

The staff and youth at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn are the recipients of...

Woodburn High School seniors learn about law enforcement, community service

Woodburn High School seniors learn about law enforcement, community service

Since 2007 the Woodburn Police Department and its school resource officer Det. Rick Puente have...


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INDEPENDENT PHOTO: TYLER FRANCKE - Academy of International Studies senior Michelle Loeza will spend 12 months volunteering with the Americorps program City Year in Providence, R.I.
May 20, 2015

AIS senior to help at-risk students in Rhode Island

by Tyler Francke
Michelle Loeza, a senior at the Academy of International Studies, will forego entering college to spend 12 months volunteering with the educational nonprofit City Year, a program of Americorps.…
May 20, 2015

Shalom Prayer Center annual lecture is June 16

by Woodburn Independent
The featured speaker at the 19th annual Sister Marilyn Schwab Memorial Lecture on June 16 will be Theresa Raudsepp, physical therapist at Providence Benedictine Nursing Center. Raudsepp will…
SUBMITTED - Shawn Baird
May 20, 2015

Woodburn Ambulance owner named to national council

by Woodburn Independent
Shawn Baird, co-owner of Woodburn Ambulance Service, has been named to the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. The 25-member…
May 13, 2015

Kennedy to launch college career readiness system

by Vince Teresi
The Mount Angel School District has announced that Kennedy High School will introduce a “readiness system” within the 2015-16 school year curriculum to prepare students better for their ongoing…
MAHS - Molalla Quilt Show opens Friday
May 06, 2015

Molalla Quilt Show opens Friday

by Peggy Savage
 The annual Molalla Quilt Show will be held Mothers' Day weekend. On Friday, May 8, show hours will be from noon to 4 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dibble…
LINDSAY KEEFER - May Day Queen Isabel Hanberg is escorted to the dance floor for the senior waltz by her dad, Daniel Hanberg.
May 06, 2015

North Marion presents the 65th annual May Day

by Lindsay Keefer
The 65th annual May Day was Friday, May 1 at North Marion High School. This year's show, themed "May Day Through the Decades," was presided over by Queen Isabel Hanberg.
April 22, 2015

Cabin relocation now complete

by Woodburn Independent
The relocation of the Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin, previously located on the Willamette River within the Champoeg State Heritage area, is now complete. The cabin has been reopened to the…
FILE PHOTO - St. Paul Rodeo
April 16, 2015

State honors St. Paul Rodeo

by Woodburn Independent
The Oregon Tourism Commission (Travel Oregon) recently presented the St. Paul Rodeo Association with the prestigious Gene Leo Memorial Sustainable Tourism Award. The award recognizes an…
SUBMITTED - The Bogard Building
April 08, 2015

Building on North Front Street has seen fair share of history

by Donna Gramse
Last month, I wrote about a building on Front Street that stands empty, and looks lonesome. This month, I’m writing about a building on Front Street that has had a complete facelift and is…
VINCE TERESI - The group of Kennedy High School students pose at the Oregon Holocaust Memorial.
April 08, 2015

Kennedy students meet Holocaust survivors, visit memorial in…

by Lindsay Keefer
A social studies teacher at John F. Kennedy High School has continued a tradition of making her history lessons come alive. For the sixth year, Jessica Schmidtman has taken a group of juniors to…

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LINDSAY KEEFER - North Marion Intermediate School students work together on a science lab, each with their own iPad.
Apr 01, 2015

North Marion blazes the way toward 21st century teaching

by Lindsay Keefer
The school district is moving toward putting an electronic device in almost every student's hands A few years ago, a group of fifth-grade teachers presented to the North Marion School Board a…




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