Grand Ronde Tribe hosts powwow

GRAND RONDE — The 2015 Marcellus Norwest Memorial Veterans Powwow, which honors late Grand Ronde Tribal elder Marce Norwest, is slated to run Friday, July 10, through Sunday, July 12, at the Uyxat ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Kennedy Laughlin rides down Main St. in Willamina during Saturday’s Fourth of July Parade. The city
celebrated Independence
Day with a barbecue, fireworks and music.

Willamina celebrates 4th in style

WILLAMINA — A breeze from the west blew over Willamina’s Lamson Park Friday night, cooling picnickers who turned out to enjoy a barbecue and listen to music by Portland-based Dedric Clark and ...

Firefighters save Monroe Oak office

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan and West Valley firefighters worked quickly Friday afternoon to extinguish a grass fire that threatened the office building at Monroe Oak. Sheridan firefighters were ...

Submitted photo##Firefighters battle a blaze at a rural Willamina home caused by fireworks.

Fireworks set Willamina home ablaze

WILLAMINA — Spent fireworks that smoldered overnight in barkdust reignited Saturday, touching off a blaze that destroyed a rural Willamina home. West Valley Fire District personnel responded to ...

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Rick Gandee of Lebanon managed to drive his 1968 Dodge pickup (above) off an embankment near the Willamina Reservoir, above the field where the Willamina Mud Drags took place Saturday.

Full throttle in Willamina

Open class gets wild at Mud Drags

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Dawn Brown of Newport and the “Snoopy” truck raced hard in the Super Modified class but could not catch up to Justin Leno of Tillamook, who went on to finish third.

Willamina Mud Drags results

WILLAMINA MUD DRAGS June 27, 2015 TROPHY WINNERS   OPEN CLASS 1st: Bob Ireton of Kelso, WA (Scorpion Racing) 2nd: Rick Gandee of Lebanon 3rd: Mondo Ojeda of Lafayette (Lead Foot Racing) Trophies ...

It promises to be a bang-up Fourth in Willamina

WILLAMINA — There promises to be plenty of snap, crackle and pop in the air during Willamina’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration, and July 3 will bring some sizzle, too. Starting at ...

Dedric Clark and the Social Animals will play at the community barbecue in Willamina on Friday, July 3, and before the town’s fireworks show on the Fourth.

It promises to be a bang-up Fourth in Willamina

WILLAMINA — There promises to be plenty of snap, crackle and pop in the air during Willamina’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration, and July 3 will bring some sizzle, too. Starting at ...

Willamina teacher pleads guilty to assault

Willamina Elementary School teacher Heather Hughes has pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree assault, a Class A misdemeanor, in connection with an incident involving her 6-year-old daughter. Yamhill ...

Willamina board approves hanging of tribal flag

WILLAMINA - The Willamina School Board gave its unanimous approval for a Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde flag to hang alongside the state and national flags in the high school gymnasium at its Tuesday ...

All-West Valley baseball teams announced

Twelve baseball players from Yamhill County schools were honored by the coaches of the Class 3A West Valley League as members of all-league teams. Dayton junior Jarred Ashley and Sheridan junior Jackson ...

Volunteers rally to replace sewage system

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Terry Keller of Keller Excavating digs a hole for a new septic tank on Carolyn Oden’s property outside Grand Ronde on Saturday, June 20. GRAND RONDE — Carolyn ...

Michaela Fujita-Conrads/News-Register##Chris Alexander assists his daughter, Annika Alexander, cast in the Sheridan
Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 20.

Fishing derby a hit with the kids

SHERIDAN — Families with fold-up chairs and fishing rods lined the shores of Sheridan’s Southside Park pond Saturday morning to watch their children try catching some hatchery trout planted ...

Agencies respond to Polk fire

SHERIDAN — A barn fire spread into the surrounding field Sunday night, drawing a broad responses from Polk and Yamhill county fire agencies. The 100-foot by 70-foot barn was full of hay when it ...

Sheridan board extends superintendent's contract

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan School Board Wednesday night approved a two-year contract extension for Superintendent Steve Sugg at an annual salary of $109,315. Sugg has guided the Sheridan district ...

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