Rob Bennett new owner of Case Automotive in downtown Woodburn

Rob Bennett new owner of Case Automotive in downtown Woodburn

Rob Bennett, new owner of Case Automotive in downtown Woodburn, is looking to update the...

Two brothers, two Eagle Scouts for Woodburn family

Two brothers, two Eagle Scouts for Woodburn family

Michael and Noah Te organize and head up community service projects en route to Eagle Scout...

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Youth of the year

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Photo Credit: COURTESY ZION MENNONITE CHURCH - Quilts adorn Zion Mennonite Church during the three-day quilting workshop.
February 11, 2015

Zion Mennonite Church gears up for quilting workshop

by Woodburn Independent
The congregation of Zion Mennonite Church is hosting the 43rd annual Quilting Workshop at the church three miles east of Hubbard Feb. 19-21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The three-day…
Photo Credit: TYLER FRANCKE | WOODBURN INDEPENDENT - From left, Eddie Torres, Gabe Maksimov, Veronica Ortiz and Ashlynn Christensen perform during a scene of the WACA theater department's production of 'Gifted.'
February 11, 2015

WACA play gets personal

by Tyler Francke
School's latest production, which debuts Thursday, tackles issues of bullying, forgiveness and embracing one's intellectual gifts The Woodburn Arts and Communications Academy theater…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - This group of Ninety-One School seventh- and eighth-graders is making blankets for local homeless veterans as part of the Hearts for Helping club.
February 04, 2015

Ninety-One School students give back

by Woodburn Independent
On Thursdays at lunchtime, room 41 at Ninety-One School is packed. Forty-three seventh- and eighth-grade students (that’s 35 percent of the junior high population) bustle in with their lunches…
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…
Photo Credit: TYLER FRANCKE | WOODBURN INDEPENDENT - Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Calif., Jose Dorado is Woodburn's first Hispanic postmaster, replacing Kevin McGrory, who retired in August.
January 21, 2015

Jose Dorado is Woodburn's first Hispanic postmaster

by Tyler Francke
Former Santa Barbara, Calif., resident takes the torch from Kevin McGrory, who retired in August after 37 years on the job Years ago, while working as a supervisor at the Woodburn Post Office,…
Photo Credit: TYLER FRANCKE | WOODBURN INDEPENDENT - Josh Walkup and Ryan Smith, of Faith Christian Fellowship in Woodburn, are serving on a missions trip in remote northern Alaska this week.
January 14, 2015

Duo from Faith Christian to serve in Alaska

by Tyler Francke
January is not exactly the ideal time to visit northern Alaska, where the highs this month are around -10 degrees Fahrenheit and the periods of sun last for only four hours or so. But local…
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…

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