Photo courtesy Oregon State Police##A Portland man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Sunday morning on Highway 18, just west of the Polk/Yamhill County line.

Portland man killed in Highway 18 crash

WILLAMINA - A Portland man was killed Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 18 in the area of the Wallace Bridge. The Oregon State Police identified the victim as Juan Bermudez Gutierrez. ...

Sheridan couple runs 'afowl' of city ordinance

SHERIDAN — Municipal Court Judge Cliff Ross found Andrew and Stephanie DeWitt guilty of two ordinance violations Tuesday, stemming from their continued stewardship of three chickens in the ...

Photo courtesy Oregon State Police##Two Willamina residents were rescued from their burning vehicle. They sustained minor injuries.

Citizens save Willamina couple from burning vehicle

(Updated with new information Monday, Aug. 17) SHERIDAN - Paul Dolan understands how close he and his wife, Joann, were to losing their lives last Wednesday afternoon. Now he believes the good Lord has ...

News-Register file photo##The Grand Ronde tribe’s annual Contest Powwow draws hundreds of dancers.

Drummers, dancers to compete at powwow

GRAND RONDE — More than $35,000 in dancing prizes and $20,000 in drumming prizes will be handed out during the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde’s annual Contest Powwow, scheduled ...

Smoking ban riles Sheridan resident

SHERIDAN — Tricia Young lashed out at the Sheridan City Council last week, claiming it was attempting to restrict citizens’ personal choices by considering a smoking ban on designated sidewalks ...

Driver indicted in crash involving deputy

The driver of a vehicle involved in a Highway 18 head-on crash with a Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office patrol car in late June has been indicted by a grand jury on multiple charges related to alcohol, ...

Rockne Roll / News-Register##Amelie Redman took over from Elsie Werth as
Grand Ronde’s librarian a couple of years ago.

The library that time forgot

Harriett House checked out the first book from the Grand Ronde Library on Oct. 15, 1958. Librarian Amelie Redman knows this because it says so on the first page of the yellow spiral notebook the library ...

Probationary employment extended for Willamina recorder

WILLAMINA — The probationary period for Debbie Bernard, who was named city recorder in Willamina in February, following the resignation of Sue Hollis, has been extended to the end of October. Meanwhile, ...

Sheridan firefighters respond

SHERIDAN — Firefighters responded about 10 a.m. Monday to a bathroom fire at a residence on Southwest Jefferson Street in Sheridan. A woman occupant reported flames rising from a ceiling fan, according ...

Five hurt in crash

SHERIDAN — Five local youth suffered injuries last Saturday morning in a single-vehicle crash north of Highway 18B at the intersection of Southwest Cherry Hill Road and Regia Drive. The ...

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Josh Ward (brown Chevy Blazer) tries to edge out Mandi Smith during a close race at the Willamina Mug Drags.

Wild Rides in Willamina

WILLAMINA MUD DRAGS July 25, 2015 TROPHY WINNERS   OPEN CLASS 1st: Jeremy Schutte, Lafayette, Lead Foot Racing 2nd: Bob Ireton, Kelso, Wash., Scorpion Racing 3rd: Mondo Ojeda, Lafayette, Lead ...

Along the Street: State approves West Valley enterprise zone

A 1,856-acre West Valley Enterprise Zone, aimed at spurring job growth, has been approved by Business Oregon, the state agency charged with promoting business and economic development. Along The Street David ...

Sheridan council moves forward with smoking ban

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan City Council is moving forward with a plan to prohibit smoking on sidewalks and streets in designated portions of its downtown core. Councilors began by considering ...

Fire causes extensive damage

WILLAMINA — A Tuesday stove fire at 220 S.W. Fir Street caused extensive smoke damage, according to Connie Crawford Lain of the West Valley Fire District. She said it also destroyed a stove, microwave ...

Member of theft ring gets 3 years

Mathew Sheeler, member of a large-scale West Valley theft ring, has been sentenced to three years in prison for his role in the operation. Appearing before Yamhill County Circuit Judge John Collins, the ...

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