Jose Dorado is Woodburn's first Hispanic postmaster

Jose Dorado is Woodburn's first Hispanic postmaster

Former Santa Barbara, Calif., resident takes the torch from Kevin McGrory, who retired in August...

Duo from Faith Christian to serve in Alaska

Duo from Faith Christian to serve in Alaska

January is not exactly the ideal time to visit northern Alaska, where the highs this month are...


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Photo Credit: TYLER FRANCKE | WOODBURN INDEPENDENT - Dr. Mary Beth Bowman, of Bowman Family Dental, sees to patient Norma Pancheco during the free dental clinic Monday.
January 28, 2015

Smiles on Wheels: Rotary, Love INC host dental clinic

by Tyler Francke
Free dental clinic to be hosted regularly in Woodburn, in memory of Dr. Thomas and Veda McAllister Call it “Smiles on Wheels.” A new humanitarian effort started this week in Woodburn, which…
January 07, 2015

Pierson vies for state title

by Woodburn Independent
Sara Pierson of St. Paul is among six young women hoping to become the 2015 Oregon Dairy Princess-Ambassador. Pierson will represent Marion County during the Oregon Dairy Women’s 56th annual…
Photo Credit: DAN PRED - This version of mushroom and asparagus risotto is columnist Kristy Kummer-Pred's creation based on a dish she tried a few years ago.
January 07, 2015

A risotto recipe that's even better than the original

by Kristy Kummer-Pred
My original idea for CookingWithKristy.com was to taste amazing food in restaurants, try to simplify and replicate it at home, and have a place to share it with my friends and family. A few…
Photo Credit: TYLER FRANCKE | WOODBURN INDEPENDENT - Woodburn resident Rob Smith, 90, pictured here with the Toyota Corolla he drives several times per week in volunteer service to Meals on Wheels in Woodburn. He plans to retire soon for health reasons after more than 20 years serving with the program.
December 31, 2014

Never too old to volunteer

by Tyler Francke
90-year-old Rob Smith has been working with Meals on Wheels for 20 years After 20 years serving as a a volunteer driver and delivery person for the local Meals on Wheels program, 90-year-old…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Classic Shortbread
December 24, 2014

Cookie baking contest draws 60 entries

by Lindsay Keefer
The second annual Cookie Baking Contest at Garden Gallery Iron Works on Dec. 13 boasted 60 entries. People came from as far as Portland and Estacada, owner Don Sprague said, to participate. Ages…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The fire department handed out oranges to Woodburn residents for Christmas during the 1930s.
December 24, 2014

Christmases of Woodburn's past

by Donna Gramse
Christmas is a time of good cheer, and Woodburn has celebrated it in numerous ways. In the 1930s, Woodburn firemen handed out oranges to the children. To families who were hit hard by the…
(From left) Adviser Tricia Stoddard, Jacquena Bentz, Alexis Knight, Wayne Guretzki, Sebastian Powers-Leach, Mariah Porfily
December 19, 2014

North Marion FFA team does well in vet science

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Snags second place at Crater High School It wasn’t Gilligan’s four-hour cruise through Hawaii, but it was still a pretty sweet trip for the North Marion FFA vet science team Dec. 6. The…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF SILVERTON HEALTH - Warde Hershberger accepts the award from board member Bob Engle (left) and CEO Rick Cagen.
December 10, 2014

Hershberger receives Silver Spirit Award

by Woodburn Independent
In honor of Woodburn resident Warde Hershberger’s service to Woodburn and surrounding communities, the Silverton Health Foundation awarded him with the Silver Spirit Award at the Founders’…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising will perform at The Estates Dec. 14.
December 10, 2014

The Estates hosts concert Dec. 14

by Woodburn Independent
The Estates Golf & Country Club will host Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising Dec. 14. Tickets are $5. The concert begins at 3 p.m. in The Estates Auditorium and will feature music from the group’s…

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