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Amity senior Logan Blunck leaves the ground as he releases his throw in the boys  discus competition at last Thursday s West Valley league Icebreaker meet in Dayton.

West Valley League schools break the ice in Dayton

DAYTON – Shaking off the rust, getting the wheels turning – there are plenty of metaphors for the act of beginning the season. The Class 3A West Valley league’s track teams call it breaking ...

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Willamina shortstop Brad Milton produces the ball in an attempted putout during the Class 3A Bulldogs’ 13-3, six-inning victory over Class 2A/1A Nestucca. Milton dove for a ground ball, successfully fielded it and threw to first from his backside – not in time to make the play.

Bulldogs baseball blasts Bobcats in home opener

McMinnville keeps Lakeridge at bay; Dayton blows late lead against Elmira

Hofenbredl named special programs head

SHERIDAN — Faulconer-Chapman School Principal Marti Hofenbredl has been named special programs director for the Sheridan School District, replacing Pam Lybarger. She will finish her 10th year as ...

Willamina council backs Polk public safety levy

WILLAMINA - The Willamina City Council last week said it supports a Polk County public safety levy that will strengthen the sheriff’s office, district attorney’s office and community corrections ...

Sheridan to accept Waste Management money

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan City Council authorized its staff Monday to apply for one of the $15,000 Green4Growth grants that Waste Management Inc., owner and operator of McMinnville’s Riverbend ...

Sheridan safety corridor to be decommissioned

Nineteen years after establishing a safety corridor along a wreck-strewn stretch of Highway 18 between McMinnville and Grand Ronde, the Oregon Department of Transportation is decommissioning it. At the ...

Willamina superintendent makes resignation official

WIILLAMINA — Gus Forster officially resigned as superintendent of the Willamina School District Tuesday night. Forster said in a letter to the school board that he’s pleased to know that the ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Willamina residents, from left, Mary Jane Hollinger, Bob Hollinger, Ila Skyberg, Margery Kendall, Meredith Kendall-Schaefer, Gary Brooks and Charlyn Pranger stand in
front of the old Galloping Goose.

The will in Willamina

Karl Klooster Klooster is the News-Register's regional editor and wine columnist. > See his column When you negotiate the westbound bend of the Sheridan-Willamina Highway, also known as ...

Sheridan focusing on rail crossings

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council is prioritizing railroad crossing projects for the 2015-16 fiscal year, due to get underway July 1. The council has three in mind for early attention. They are ...

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Sheridan senior Justin Acuff (in yellow and blue) pinned Hoyer Deleon of Nyssa in 2 minutes, 53 seconds in the 3A 138-pound quarterfinals Friday, Feb. 27 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland. Acuff pinned all of his opponents on his way to the Class 3A 138-pound state title, his third.

State Wrestling: Acuff, Reyes, Howard triumph at Class 3A

PORTLAND – Vale 138-pounder Javier Gonzalez stood by the scorer’s table, his face a bloody mess, and surely wondered if anyone had caught the license plate number of the freight train that ...

Sheridan First Wednesday series kicks off

SHERIDAN - The first in a series of seven Sheridan First Wednesday events will be held March 4 with a chili cook-off from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sheridan Fire District Main Station, 230 S.W. Mill St. Each ...

School board filings are due by March 19

People interested in seeking school board positions in one of Yamhill County’s seven districts need to file by 5 p.m. Thursday, March 19. About half of each board’s positions will be filled ...

Submitted photo##Willamina and Sheridan firefighters responded to a fire in Fort Hill, on Friday.

Fire destroys Fort Hill residence

FORT HILL — A fire reported about 4:45 p.m. Friday destroyed a single-story wood-frame home in the Fort Hill area. An adult male lived alone in the home, located at 25945 Highway 18, according to ...

Joy and heartache on the wrestling mat

PORTLAND — The joy that Dallas High School wrestler Matt Hofenbredl felt after winning the 132-pound state championship Saturday night at the OSAA Class 5A Wrestling Tournament was sadly punctuated ...

Yamhill County wrestlers rock, roll in finals

McMinnville finishes 4th in Class 6A division

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