Softball: Kennedy brings back loaded team

Softball: Kennedy brings back loaded team

Trojans return all but one from last year's state semifinalist

Track and Field: Trojans make strong showing at season-opener

Track and Field: Trojans make strong showing at season-opener

Girls team finishes in first place at the Kennedy Icebreaker

Equestrian: Huskies qualify three for state meet

Equestrian: Huskies qualify three for state meet

Seniors Walker, Knight and Chapin qualify, hope for more at upcoming third meet

Woodburn's Michelle Torres awarded with Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship

Woodburn's Michelle Torres awarded with Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship

Senior golfer plans to attend University of Oregon to study medical science

Indians rally late, pull out last-minute win

Indians rally late, pull out last-minute win

Molalla beats Woodburn 20-13 in 4th quarter shootout What looked like it may be an underdog...

Football: Bucks beat Wolves

Football: Bucks beat Wolves

No. 3 St. Paul hands No. 7 Santiam first loss After going 3-1 in the first month of the season...

St. Paul holds serve in league games before going against stiffer competition

St. Paul holds serve in league games before going against stiffer competition

No. 8 Buckaroos hold their own against 3A programs at tournament hosted by Creswell With the...

Football: Kennedy upends Central Linn 28-6

Football: Kennedy upends Central Linn 28-6

Trojans avenge last year's regular season loss to Cobras The last time the Kennedy and Central...

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Tami Randel, Community Relations Director at Country Meadows VillageThere are many reasons why you or your loved ones might opt for a short-term stay at Country Meadows Village. Maybe you’re considering moving to our community and would like to experience the lifestyle beforehand. We book short-term stays in our independent living community, which includes three meals a day and access to amenities such as the library, café and computer rooms.

Of course, one of the biggest benefits of living in a retirement village is getting to socialize with everyone that you meet there. That includes not only mingling with other residents in our on-site restaurant, but also meeting our staff and scheduled entertainers and guest speakers. Our short-term stays also include activities like exercise classes, live entertainment and happy hours, as well as outings to local site and shops—all organized by our Wellness team.

A respite stay is also a great option, whether you’re a caregiver who needs somewhere for your loved one to stay short term, or if you’re a senior who is recovering from illness, injury or rehab. During your stay, we’re happy to provide you with as many care services as you need from our onsite nurse and 24-hour care staff. This is one of the ways we continue to help the Woodburn community, by being there for you when you need us most.

Whether you need a little help after a surgery, or would just like to check out our facilities, a short stay is a fantastic way to mingle with our residents and learn about what Country Meadows Village has to offer you. If you’re curious about what your options for short term care might be, call 503-982-2221 today!

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Tom Staskiewicz, general manager, Woodburn Estates & GolfAn underappreciated course: When golfers hear about the course at Woodburn Estates & Golf on Country Club Road in Woodburn, they immediately assume it is easy…simply because it’s short! Of course, we all know what happens when you assume something.

This course has humbled many a player with its winding, ribbon-like, tree-lined, luscious fairways and ultra-fast, postage-stamp-sized greens. Accuracy, judgment and course management are key to successfully playing this course. Members enjoy watching the over-confident big hitters try to tame this course and end up with egg on their face, as they say.

Some of the comments we hear as visiting players come off the course include:

What happened?

I didn’t know.

I was sure I scored better than that!

This is the toughest 5400-yard course in Oregon!

The course at Woodburn Estates & Golf is designed to challenge all golfers and the 5400-yards is designed to accommodate the 50+ year-old golfer. Just because you are older doesn’t mean you do not want a challenge.

One of the many benefits members at Woodburn Estates & Golf enjoy is a free membership in the Oregon Trails Golf Program. This program provides Woodburn Estates & Golf members reciprocal arrangements at twenty-four, and counting, courses throughout Oregon and southern Washington. You can learn more about the program and see a list of courses in the Oregon Trails Golf Program at oregontrailsgolf.org.

If you are 50+ and still question the challenge of the course, contact the pro-shop at 503-981-0189 to schedule a round with one of our many members who love to show off our course.

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1776 COUNTRY CLUB RD., WOODBURN

OFFICE: 503.982.1776

GOLF: 503.981.0189

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Richard Edmonds, Woodburn Automotive Repair CenterAs the year draws to a close, we here at Woodburn Automotive Repair Center and Mufflers, Hitches and More would like to extend thanks and appreciation to all of our customers. Thank you for your loyal support throughout the years and for choosing us to repair and maintain your vehicles. Here at the shop, we had a positive and wonderful year. We thoroughly enjoyed all the fun, joy, laughter and conversations we had with so many of you. You make us feel like friends and family. When you bring in your car for repairs, we hope that we make all of you feel the same way.

It is our hopes and prayers that you will all have a prosperous and healthy 2017. May all your vehicles run strong and only need maintenance repairs. Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year, and may God bless all of you and your families.

Thank you again, from Richard, Mary and all the crew at Woodburn Automotive Repair Center and Mufflers, Hitches and More.

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Tami Randel, Community Relations Director at Country Meadows VillageCountry Meadows Village is proud to announce we are teaming up with Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) of North Marion County to donate food to help feed struggling, hungry families in the Woodburn area.

Love INC (loveincnmc.org) is the local chapter of a nationwide organization that aims to connect struggling families with resources to help them. One of those resources is food. Country Meadows Village serves fresh, local produce, meat and bread in their on-site restaurant daily. Although they are committed to minimizing food waste, many times there is still food left over.

Country Meadows Village makes homemade soups every day from local ingredients; some examples include garden vegetable, clam chowder, prime rib, Tuscany bean or chicken noodle. In this just-launched pilot program the soup is stored in one-quart, microwave-safe containers. Every week Love INC picks up the soup to be distributed to hungry families. “Even small steps move us forward, and this is another step in the right direction,” said community relationships director Tami Randel.

With free entertainment, educational and physical wellness programs, support groups and meals brought to your front door, Country Meadows Village is a resource for all residents of the Woodburn area. This pilot program is just one more way that Country Meadows Village has found to give back to the community.

For more information about the program, contact Country Meadows Village at 503-982-2221; for more information about Love INC’s services, check their website or call at 971.983.5683.

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Richard Edmonds, Woodburn Automotive Repair CenterThe owners of Woodburn Automotive, Richard and Mary Edmonds, grew up in the Woodburn area and chose to start their business and spend the rest of their lives here. Richard Edmonds tells his business’s history:

“My wife and I grew up and went to school here in Woodburn. In 1973, I went into the army and we got married in 1974. After three years in the army, I went to college for two years and took over the old Highway Machine Shop in 1980. For the next few years, we were able to expand the business. We built Mufflers, Hitches and More in 1989. In 1993, we bought the property next to Mufflers, Hitchers and More and became a U-Haul dealership. In 1996, we built out the first phase of the Woodburn Automotive Repair Center with ten service bays, and in 2000 we expanded in the second phase to 34 service bays.

We faced some troubles. We almost went broke from the move, and the bank and mortgage company bailed on us with only three-fourths of the building finished. Luckily, because we grew up here and we’ve been in the business so long, our bank and all of our vendors were willing to work with us until we got through. Thanks to all of our loyal customers, we have continued to grow and flourish throughout the years, and now it’s 2016! I don’t know what the future holds, but we still have one acre of undeveloped land.”

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Tom Staskiewicz, general manager, Woodburn Estates & GolfOne of the most frequent comments that I hear as general manager at Woodburn Estates & Golf is how nice it is for members to be among their peer group. It can be intimidating to exercise while watching younger people who are able to run faster, lift more or even just have a much better physique.

At Woodburn Estates & Golf, all of our homeowners are over fifty-five years old. All of our resident members are part of a non-profit corporation that owns all the common property, including the golf course and the club house. We follow rules and regulations in order to maintain our Home Owner’s Association (HOA) status and the quiet, peaceful environment that our members enjoy.

But in addition to our resident members, we offer three levels of associate membership for 50+ members. For $500 a year, social associates get access to all social activities except golf. Golf-only associates can play on our world-class golf course for $875 a year per player. A combined membership of both social activities and golf runs at a total of $1150 per year, $500 for the social membership with a discount of $650 per year for golf.

Many of our associate members are local Woodburn residents who enjoy our unique offerings. We are the only facility from Seattle to San Francisco that offers an 18-hole golf course, a swimming pool, spa, fitness center and clubhouse dedicated solely to the 50+ member! Woodburn Estates & Golf is conveniently located on Country Club Road just east of the I-5 Woodburn exit. For more information, call our office at 503-981-0189.

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1776 COUNTRY CLUB RD., WOODBURN

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GOLF: 503.981.0189

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Richard Edmonds, Woodburn Automotive Repair CenterLong-time Woodburn resident Horace Bixby liked to bless his friends with a poem. He has passed on, but his poems are still at both of our shops. They always remind us of him.


I’m writing this verse for three girls at one time.
They’ve been nice to me in a manner sublime.
There is Maria, and Mary, and Rachel, it seems
They brighten my life, if not in my dreams.


Maria I met when she worked in the bank.
She remembered my name, for that I do thank
Her. She now works for Mufflers, Hitches and More,
She still is one girl that spreads sunshine galore.


Then Mary, the sweetheart who does all the books,
She gives you your bill, turning on her good looks.
Two months ago I took my car back,
To have it serviced for things it did lack.

There to my surprise was a beautiful blonde,
Who asked my name, I tried to respond.
She filled out the form, the paper one, I mean,
The car went right in and soon came out clean.

In the short time it took to service the car,
I got to visit with Rachel, I think is a star.

Now you’ve heard of the girls at Mufflers and More,
Where I drive my car clear up to the door.
I’m ready to visit with these girls so sweet,
That will take thirty minutes. How I love that treat!

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555 N. PACIFIC HWY., WOODBURN

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Woodburn Area's Sports

PHIL HAWKINS - The Husky Golf Classic returns to Langdon Farms this April.
March 22, 2017

Golf: Husky Golf Classic fundraiser returns

by Phil Hawkins
Second annual tournament at Langdon Farms Golf Club to benefit North Marion golf program
Woodburn senior Alexus Charitar takes aim at the driving range during practice on Thursday at the Bulldogs' home course of OGA. Charitar led the Bulldogs with a fifth-place score of 49 in nine holes at Mallard Creek Golf Course on Monday.
March 21, 2017

Golf: Woodburn girls ready to rise to the top

by Phil Hawkins
After years at the bottom of the standings, Bulldogs want to challenge for state tournament berth
PHIL HAWKINS - North Marion junior Ally Umbenhower earned First Team all-conference honors in the Oregon West.
March 15, 2017

2016-17 basketball all-conference awards

by Phil Hawkins
Winter awards for Woodburn, North Marion, Gervais, Kennedy and St. Paul


PHIL HAWKINS - Gervais senior shortstop Naomi Saalfeld gives the Cougars a solid, veteran leader in the infield this season.
March 15, 2017

Softball: Gervais has big aspirations this year

by Phil Hawkins
Cougars want to challenge for playoffs by finishing top two in the PacWest standings
PHIL HAWKINS - The Kennedy Trojans baseball team will be led by seniors Brett Traeger (above) and Jack Suing, each of whom earned Second Team All-State honors last year at shortstop and catcher, respectively.
March 15, 2017

Baseball: Senior duo leads Trojans this spring

by Phil Hawkins
Returning all-state seniors Brett Traeger and Jack Suing give Kennedy a solid foundation
JO WHEAT - The North Marion girls basketball team presents their sixth-place trophy on Saturday at the conclusion of the 2017 4A State Quarterfinal tournament.
March 14, 2017

Girls basketball: Huskies finish sixth at state tournament

by Phil Hawkins
Best finish for North Marion girls basketball program since 1984 season
PHIL HAWKINS - Woodburn's Justin Shaw will represent the United States at the ITSF World Cup in April in Hamburg Germany. Shaw plays defense with doubles partner Ryan Moore. The two finished ninth overall at the 2015 World Cup in Turin, Italy.
March 15, 2017

Woodburn's Justin Shaw will represent the United States in the…

by Phil Hawkins
Shaw makes his return trip to the ITSF World Cup in April
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - The Southridge girls basketball team beat Oregon City in the Class 6A state championship for its first state crown since 2010.
March 10, 2017

State tournament high school basketball results are here

by Miles Vance
Southridge girls and Jefferson boys rule at the Class 6A level
JO WHEAT - North Marion senior Hunter Martin finished the season as a First Team All-Conference selection for the Huskies.
March 08, 2017

Boys basketball: North Marion falls in first round

by Phil Hawkins
No. 10 Huskies can't keep pace with No. 6 Hornets in 70-63 road loss
PHIL HAWKINS - Woodburn senior Luis Salazar led the Bulldogs with 20 points and three assists in the team's 74-59 loss to Thurston in the 5A play-in round on Feb. 28.
March 08, 2017

Boys basketball: Woodburn finishes season at Thurston

by Phil Hawkins
Bulldogs fall 74-59 to Colts in 5A state play-in round

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Mar 08, 2017

Kennedy duo earns rare honor

by Phil Hawkins
Seniors Brett Traeger and Jack Suing sweep top academic awards at football banquet
JODI ARRITOLA - The Kennedy Trojans celebrate their third consecutive trip to Pendleton for the 2A state quarterfinal tournament with their third consecutive trophy. Kennedy defeated Imbler 39-30 on Saturday to finish the season in third place overall, continuing the team's best stretch of play in program history.
Mar 08, 2017

Girls basketball: Kennedy ends season with third-place finish at…

by Phil Hawkins
Trojans fall in semis, but rally for big win over Imbler for third
PHIL HAWKINS - Woodburn senior Anthony Santillan commits to play soccer for the Oregon Tech Owls last week, flanked by his mother Raquel Santillan and his uncle Hector Santillan.
Mar 07, 2017

Boys soccer: Woodburn's Santillan chooses Oregon Tech

by Phil Hawkins
Senior forward will study biomedical science at OIT while bolstering men's soccer team lineup
JO WHEAT - The North Marion girls basketball team swarms teammate Ally Umbenhower seconds after the junior guard hit the game-winning layup against Henley to give the Huskies a 53-51 win and send the team to the 4A state quarterfinal tournament in Forest Grove this week.
Mar 07, 2017

Girls basketball: Huskies advance on last-second stunner

by Phil Hawkins
Ally Umbenhower's game-winning shot sends North Marion to 4A quarterfinals
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - St. Mary's star Bendu Yeaney and the Blues will get a big test in their Class 6A state tournament opener, facing top-ranked Southridge at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Chiles Center.
Mar 06, 2017

Girls state tournaments in Classes 4A, 5A and 6A get into gear…

by Miles Vance
The Class 6A girls tourney opens on Thursday at the Chiles Center
PMG PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Clackamas senior Matt O'Brien and the third-ranked Cavaliers kick off their Class 6A state tournament when they face West Salem at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Chiles Center.
Mar 06, 2017

Boys state tournaments in Classes 4A, 5A and 6A ready to tip off

by Miles Vance
The Class 6A tilt opens on Wednesday at the Chiles Center
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - St. Mary's senior Bendu Yeaney leaps for a rebound during her team's 59-55 win at West Linn High School in the second round of the Class 6A girls state basketball playoffs on Saturday.
Mar 04, 2017

March 4 high school basketball scores are here

by Miles Vance
Check in and see who's headed to the Class 6A, 5A and 4A girls state hoop tournaments
PMG PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Canby's Mackenzie Lee and the Cougars will try to win their way into the Class 6A state tournament when they play at Oregon City at 7 p.m. tonight.
Mar 04, 2017

State tournament berths up for grabs tonight in Class 6A, 5A, 4A…

by Miles Vance
Tonight's playoff round will determine which teams reach their respective state tournaments
PMG PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Westview seniors Zach Sly (55) and Trevor Laakso celebrate followng the Wildcats' 49-46 win over Tigard in Friday's state playoff game.
Mar 04, 2017

Check out our best high school basketball photos from March 3,…

by Miles Vance
The state tournament fields are now set after Friday's boys hoop results
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Lincoln's Bryce Sloan stretches for a reverse layup during his team's 76-65 loss at West Linn in the second round of the Class 6A state playoffs on Friday.
Feb 18, 2017

March 3 high school basketball scores are here

by Miles Vance
Check in and see who's headed to the Class 6A, 5A and 4A boys state hoop tournaments