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Iconic Dinosaur Tree Moved To High School

The dinosaur tree that formerly sat in front of the old Columbia Bank building has found a permanent home. Woodburn High School teacher Dave Ellingson took possession of the tree, which had community members worried it was going to be thrown away, and planted it in front of the high school, visible from either direction of Highway 214.

Disposition of Unclaimed Property


The Woodburn Police Department has in its physical possession the unclaimed personal property described below.  If you have any ownership interest in this property, you must file a claim IN WRITING ONLY within 30 days from the date of this notice or your rights will be forfeited.



Library Migrates to New Software December 8

On Dec. 8, the Woodburn Public Library will begin a week-long migration to a new library software system, along with the other members of the Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service (CCRLS). The new system will offer some exciting new capabilities, including:

Recognizing Counterfeit Money

In recent weeks, Woodburn has been seeing some counterfeit bills circulating. Due to this, the Woodburn Police Department thought it would be prudent to revisit the topic. Remember, this information is valuable for both businesses and personal transactions. Take a look at the tips below, and visit the source sites listed for photos and illustrations that are helpful.

Keep Grease out of the Drain

With the Holidays upon us, it is especially important to keep in mind what you are dumping down your kitchen drain. The chefs of the house prepare elaborate meals for family, friends and guests to enjoy. However, during this time, it is easy to forget about the burden the drain pipes at your home may carry. 

Chamber Gives Fiesta Mexicana Back To City

Earlier this week the Woodburn Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors voted to hand control of the Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana back to the City. The Chamber has run the Fiesta for the past four years, after the City took it over in 2010 and ran it for a year.

Memorial Bench Installed At Alvah Cowan Park

In June I talked to you about the volunteers, known as the Settlemier Knott Garden Society, who have adopted Alvah Cowan Park, and the work they have done. You can read about that here.

Love Santa Sign-ups Begin Nov. 1

It’s hard to believe the holiday season is nearly upon us. It seems like just yesterday we were rejoicing about beautiful 80 to 90 degree weather we were having!

Halloween Safety Tips

On average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween as on any other day of the year. Here are some tips to help ensure your child has a SAFER but still fun Halloween experience this year.


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