Incumbent Burr leads race for Willamina council

WILLAMINA — Incumbents Bob Burr and Rita Baller were joined by challenger Craig Johnson Jr. as the top contenders for a trio of seats on the Willamina City Council, based on final unofficial ...

Polk Sheriff Garton defeats Yamhill sergeant

DALLAS — Mark Garton, appointed interim Polk County sheriff in October 2015, following the retirement of Bob Wolfe, swept to an easy victory over Yamhill County Sheriff's Sgt. Todd Whitlow ...

Sheridan addresses bullying issue

SHERIDAN — More than 73 percent of Faulconer-Chapman School parents said in response to a survey that they believe bullying is a problem at the school. In a report to the school board, Superintendent ...

Former tribal police officer sentenced

DALLAS — Patrick McConnell, a former Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde police officer, has pleaded no contest to one count each of first-degree official misconduct and tampering with public ...

Suicide victim died on second try of night

When paramedics and Yamhill County sheriff’s deputies arrived at Shelly Samples’ Sheridan residence the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 12, they were responding to a suicidal hanging attempt ...

Sheridan council approves terms of office

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council passed a resolution Monday night establishing terms of office for members of the Parks and Recreation Committee. The council appointed six individuals ...

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Jail inmate commits suicide

UPDATE: Tuesday / 8:30 a.m. (scroll down for original story): Yamhill County sheriff's deputies responded to the Sheridan home of Larry and Bernett Samples the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 12, after ...

Four candidates chasing three seats in Willamina

WILLAMINA — Four candidates, including two incumbents, are seeking three Willamina City Council seats in the Nov. 8 general election. Incumbents Rita Baller and Bob Burr are facing challenges by ...

Stop sign ruled out in Willamina

WILLAMINA — Resident Doug Colton told the Willamina City Council Tuesday night that a stop sign is warranted in both directions at Southwest Pioneer Avenue’s intersection with Oak Street. ...

Enrollment on rise in Willamina

WILLAMINA — An enrollment spike has resulted in 487 students packing into classrooms at Willamina Elementary School six weeks into the start of the school year. Principal Sarah Norwood said ...

Willamina council meets

Willamina to receive intersection update WILLAMINA — The Willamina City Council will receive an update on the need for a four-way stop at the intersection of Southwest Pioneer Avenue and ...

Sheridan entrance signs in need of a fix

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan entrance signs, lying to the east and west of town on Highway 18, have grown worn and frayed over approximately 35 years of service. The wooden signs have become badly ...

Sheridan cracking down on golf carts

SHERIDAN — Golf carts aren’t welcome on the streets of Sheridan. As a result, the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office, which handles local law enforcement, has established a zero-tolerance ...

Willamina board will meet

WILLAMINA — The Willamina School Board plans to consider a SMILE - Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences - agreement with Oregon State University when it meets at 7 p.m. Monday ...

Willamina nixes investing any more green in library

WILLAMINA — Willamina recently used grant money to paint the city library a shade of green designed to match that of nearby Skyberg’s Lumber and Hardware, owned by Mayor Ila Skyberg. Skyberg ...

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