Enrollment spikes slightly in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Enrollment in the Sheridan School District is “slightly higher” that what was anticipated to begin the 2018-19 academic year, Superintendent Steve Sugg told the school board ...

Sheridan council awards waterline contract

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council awarded a contract for the East Main Street waterline improvement project to CG Contractors LLC of Salem at its regular meeting Monday night. The city will spend ...

Two incumbents returned to Tribal Council

Incumbents Cheryle Kennedy and Jon George and former councilor Steve Bobb Sr. have been elected to the Grand Ronde Tribal Council. Kennedy secured her seventh straight three-year term. She received 712 ...

FCI inmates help enhance Willamina school grounds

WILLAMINA — Federal Correctional Institution/Sheridan inmates have made such a positive impact on the Willamina School District grounds that Superintendent Carrie Zimbrick has requested an FCI work ...

Willamina council completes city manager review

WILLAMINA — The Willamina City Council expected great results from City Manager Kenna West when she was hired in August 2017, Mayor Ila Skyberg said at Tuesday night’s meeting. She has exceeded ...

West Valley mayors will be unopposed in November

Sheridan Mayor Harry Cooley and his Willamina counterpart, Ila Skyberg, will run unopposed for re-election in the November general election. The terms of Sheridan  councilors Val Adamson, Michael ...

Sheridan residents can expect water/sewer rate hikes

SHERIDAN — Infrastructure consultant Steve Donovan recommended to the Sheridan City Council Tuesday night that water and sewer rates be increased by 2.82 and 2.87 percent, respectively, for fiscal ...

Century Link restores landline service

SHERIDAN - Century Link reports that telephone service has been restored for landline users in Sheridan and Willamina. The disruption was caused by an accidental Verizon cut fiber ...

File photo##The Sheridan Days grand parade will be among events cancelled  as the festival comes to an end.

The days of Sheridan Days come to an end

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Days Committee has faced challenging issues in recent years. A shrinking volunteer base has been an obstacle difficult to overcome. “We’ve always been able to ...

Sheridan citizens share enforcement concerns

SHERIDAN — Citizens expressing concern about code enforcement, crime, homelessness and other worries packed the Sheridan City Council meeting Monday night. They made it clear to the council and city ...

West Valley fire chiefs to retire at year's end

SHERIDAN — Kevin Clark, who heads Willamina’s West Valley Fire District, and Jim Stearns, chief in the neighboring Sheridan Fire District, are planning simultaneous retirements effective Friday, ...

Willamina Council appoints parks board member

WILLAMINA — The newly-formed Willamina Parks Advisory Board was expanded by one member at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. Councilors unanimously approved the appointment of Samantha ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Nature elements are scattered throughout A Family Place classrooms, which employees say reduces stress.

West Valley program to aid traumatized kids

WILLAMINA — The classrooms at A Family Place relief nurseries are typical for youngsters between 1 and 5, with toys, stuffed animals and books scattered throughout. But look closer, and you’ll ...

Kelsey Richmond photo##Daniel Gurucharan Tabachnick plays the guitar for a chant he is leading with Hardev Kaur at a combined worship service and protest at the federal prison in Sheridan where 123 refugees have been detained.

Crowds dwindle at prison, but voices still raised in protest

Gurpreet K. Singh of Beaverton visits the federal penitentiary in Sheridan every month for what has become a combination worship service and protest for 123 refugees imprisoned there. Her prayers are ...

Brewery approved near Carlton

Yamhill County Planning Department approved a second brewery and tasting room in farm country, in June, despite objections from Friends of Yamhill County. The brewery, located 10280 N.E. Abbey Road between ...

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