Published: 12/4/2012 9:59:58 AM
It makes my heart sink every time.
The news channel flashes to the scene of a roadside, complete with blinking police car lights, caution tape and the occasional stray shoe — all typical signs of a pedestrian-involved car accident.
Published: 12/18/2012 6:50:47 PM
Now you can take Woodburn Independent with you no matter where you go.
Woodburn Independent recently launched a new mobile website, which is optimized for both smartphones and tablet computers.
Published: 12/26/2012 2:03:44 PM
It’s the Christmas season, traditionally a time of peace, and I don’t want to write about the so-called “fiscal cliff,” or the nightmare horror of mass shootings.
Published: 12/31/2012 12:42:23 PM
Each new year brings the promise of resolutions, changed habits, new adventures and much more. What I find odd is that we need a date — Jan. 1 — to legitimize it.
Published: 12/31/2012 12:41:28 PM
As we turn to a new year, we thought it would be a good time to list several valuable goals we’d like to see the community focus on in 2013.
First, we would love to see the Interstate 5 interchange project finally get started.
Published: 12/26/2012 2:03:20 PM
As the A.W.A.R.E. Food Bank prepares to move locations in between Christmas and New Year’s Day, the local nonprofit could use the community’s help. Warde Hershberger, former director and current board member, said organizers are hoping to get it all moved by Dec.
Published: 12/18/2012 6:48:53 PM
It’s sad it has to come to this, but realities of weather make North Marion’s decision to move its graduation to a 2,000-seat church in Tualatin, beginning this year, necessary.
Published: 12/4/2012 10:08:41 AM
Autumn brings two unique events to the landscape every year: The leaves fall off the trees and create a colorful carpet, and political campaign signs dot the landscape.
Published: 12/11/2012 12:06:33 PM
Christmas is traditionally a time of giving, and in the midst of this festive holiday season there is now a serious need for food donations in the community.
Letters to the Editor
Published: 12/11/2012 12:13:00 PM
Just say no to I-5 interchange project
To the editor:
As I sit outside on my porch, sipping my morning coffee — usually the most favorite part of my day — my ears are blasted by the sound of the freeway noise, reminding me of living across from the Woodburn Dragstrip, and driving me back indoors to get away from the noise.
Published: 12/4/2012 10:02:26 AM
High school volunteers appreciated for efforts
To the editor:
I would like to send salutes to the students from Woodburn High School who volunteered to rake and remove leaves in The Estates in order to gain community service credits.
Published: 12/26/2012 2:03:29 PM
Stricter gun laws is not the answer to fewer massacres
To the editor:
My heart hurts … dealing with the pain of yet another mindless massacre in Connecticut.
Published: 12/31/2012 12:43:04 PM
Local churches should have honored victims of recent school shooting
To the editor:
I felt disappointing and overwhelming sadness as our community’s churches didn’t participate in the tribute to the 26 murdered in Connecticut.
Published: 12/26/2012 2:03:57 PM
By Patti Milne, Marion County commissioner
Merry Christmas! Yes, I know this is the Dec. 26 edition of the Woodburn Independent, and Christmas Day was yesterday, but this is definitely a year to keep the spirit of Christmas alive beyond Christmas Day.
Published: 12/31/2012 12:40:19 PM
By David Bautista
Superintendent of Woodburn School District
The coming of the new year inspires reflection on the past one. In the Woodburn School District, 2012 has been a year of ups and downs, celebrations and tribulations, but when I look back on the year, what stands out the most are the many achievements in our schools.
Published: 12/4/2012 9:45:24 AM
By Patti Milne
Marion County Commissioner
It never ceases to amaze me that Thanksgiving Day is so perfectly timed. It comes just when we need it the most.
Published: 12/11/2012 12:23:18 PM
By Betty Komp (D-Woodburn)
State Rep, HD 22
I hope everyone is having an excellent holiday season as we head toward the New Year. With 2013 right around the corner, leaders from all over Oregon are getting ready for what I expect will be a very important and eventful legislative session.