Marcus Larson/News-Register##A group of Sheridan supporters gathered recently around the table at the Sheridan Museum of History. From left to right: Marianne Thomson, Marty Shaw, Donna Hulett, Sue Adamson, Viamae McKnight, Jane Hensley, Emilie Molloy, Dick Jordan, Bob White and Marilyn Levy.

Sheridan stays solid

As with many pioneering Oregon communities, the West Valley city of Sheridan, platted in 1866 and incorporated in 1880, thrived during the heyday of horse-drawn cultivation and transportation. In fact, ...

Willamina schools to close early

WILLAMINA — There will be no afternoon classes in the Willamina School District on Monday. That will free staff members to attend the memorial service for former school board chair Loren Wasson, ...

Gary Lee Campbell

Driver's stabbing triggered crash

Note: This article was updated at 6 a.m. Friday with additional information. This A motorist who crashed his SUV into roadside trees Monday night in rural McMinnville had just been stabbed by a passenger, ...

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Amity sophomore Dillon Barber (8) beats the tag of Gervais catcher John Barger-Fox (15) Saturday.

Sunny outlook

Win over Cougars in doubleheader cures (some of) what ails Warriors

Private wells cleared around Whiteson Landfill

Tests conducted by the state Department of Environmental Quality show that the water from 10 of 11 private wells around the former Whiteson Landfill is safe to drink, and that elevated arsenic levels at ...

One councilor reappointed, other not

WILLAMINA — Theresa McKnight was reappointed to the Willamina City Council at a special meeting held Monday afternoon. The council had planned to reappoint Alan Bramall as well, but held off over ...

Mac softball walks off against Skyhawks

Amity splits twinbill with Blanchet Catholic; Dayton falls to Newport

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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 ...

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