Submitted photo##Suey Linzmeier of Sheridan and Beth Dell of McMinnville protest federal immigration policies Sunday at the South Bridge Street overpass over Highway 18 near the federal prison in Sheridan.

Immigration detainees in Sheridan lead to protests

Local activists learned late Friday afternoon that 123 men from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador were being transported to the federal prison in Sheridan after being arrested on immigration ...

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Valedictorian Kassidy Ellis takes a moment in her speach to thank the teachers for all their efforts over the years.

Sheridan's seniors were an inspiration

SHERIDAN — Kim Butt, language arts and drama teacher at Sheridan High School, told the graduating seniors and attendees at Saturday afternoon’s commencement ceremony she’s often been ...

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Willamina Elementary School students enjoy recess on the school s new playground equipment.

Willamina grade schoolers welcome new playground equipment

WILLAMINA — Sarah Norwood, Willamina Elementary School principal, still remembers how much fun she had during recess as a grade school student herself. She attended Lone Pine Elementary in Medford ...

Sheridan High School graduates 42

SHERIDAN — Forty-two seniors will graduate Saturday from Sheridan High School. The ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. at Bill Chrisman Memorial Field. This year’s valedictorians are Bailey ...

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Commencement speaker Amy Korst addresses the crowd at Willamina s graduation Saturday afternoon. The English teacher wished students well in their future experiences.

Willamina seniors are encouraged to paint their lives into a masterpiece

WILLAMINA — English teacher and newspaper/yearbook adviser Amy Korst, the staff speaker at Saturday afternoon’s Willamina High School graduation, challenged the 65 seniors to find their niche ...

News-Register file photo##Tribal members will hold their annual veterans  memorial event today.

Grand Ronde to honor veterans

GRAND RONDE — Steve Bobb, who designed the West Valley Veterans Memorial on the Grand Ronde Tribal grounds, said he believes people forget about the men and women who defend their country on a daily ...

Sheridan may give amendment another try

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council made it clear Monday night that it won’t let the May 15 charter amendment defeat deter it from returning it to the ballot in November. The purpose of the ...

Riverside Terrace fundraising for improvements

SHERIDAN — Residents of Riverside Terrace, where 32 low-income and disabled senior citizens reside on Southeast Riverside Drive, are fundraising for improvements to the facility. They want to add ...

Willamina graduation set Saturday

WILLAMINA — Anna Nolan will be honored as the valedictorian and Tanner Nonstop as salutatorian at the Willamina High School graduation set for 1 p.m. Saturday on the football field located on ...

Sheridan superintendent's contract extended

SHERIDAN — School board chairperson Judy Breeden told Sheridan Superintendent Steve Sugg the district has progressed under his leadership, praising Sugg for his “hard work” in improving ...

Willamina offers new on-line program for students

WILLAMINA — The Willamina High School online Options Program is no longer an option for students, Dean of Students Bart Baldwin told the school board at this month’s meeting. For students ...

Willamina girl named hero of the month

Willamina 10-year-old, Hayden Shenk, diagnosed with osteosarcoma, was named one of the Children’s Cancer Association Heroes for 2018. She is the hero of the month for June. Hayden, who loves ...

Willamina council takes smoking stand

WILLAMINA — The Willamina City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Tuesday night — Title XIII/Chapter 132 of the code related to offenses against public peace — that addresses smoking ...

Sheridan's code enforcement still under fire

SHERIDAN — Residents crowded into Sheridan City Hall Monday night to resume a discussion with the city council regarding a perceived lack of code enforcement on the part of city staff. Residents ...

Willamina schools' budget forecast looks solid

WILLAMINA — Students in the Willamina School District should expect to be effectively served next year based on a 2018-19 funding proposal the budget committee received Monday night. The proposed ...

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