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Dayton  first baseman Tristan Fergus (12) congratulatepitcher Jarred Ashley (17)between innings of the Pirates’ 11-1, six-inning victory over Willamina on Tuesday.

Ashley, Dayton keep Bulldogs at bay

DAYTON – After some early struggles at the dish, the Dayton Pirates were rolling offensively in Tuesday’s contest against Willamina. Thanks to the efforts of ace pitcher Jarred Ashley, the ...

YCOM accepts county takeover offer

The Yamhill County commissioners approved Thursday an offer to assume command of the Yamhill 911 Communications Agency’s emergency radio system, contingent on YCOM providing $270,300 in annual funding ...

Michelle Alaimo/Smoke Signals##A proposal to hang the flag of the Confederated
Tribes of Grande Ronde at Willamina High School has been tabled.

Willamina balks at tribal flag posting

WILLAMINA — The Willamina School Board tabled Tuesday a request from tribal member Angela Fasana that the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde flag be hung alongside the state and national flags in ...

Sheridan approves construction contracts

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan School Board approved four construction contracts at Wednesday night’s regular meeting. Workers will descend on the Sheridan High and Faulconer-Chapman campuses as soon ...

Tensions flare at YCOM session

A Tuesday meeting between the County Board of Commissioners and Yamhill Communications Agency Board exposed deep divides between the respective boards and  between small outlying emergency service ...

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Dayton senior D.J. Flowers cleared 5-4 in the boys’ high jump to finish fifth at the WVL meet in Dayton Thursday.

Kraemer, Shirley crowned at Meet of Champions

Amity’s McShane, Sheridan’s James, Hall shine in West Valley competition

Willamina debates Cedar Alley status

WILLAMINA — The Willamina City Council is discussing possible closure of Cedar Alley, an unimproved pathway that runs between Southwest Barber and Pioneer avenues, to non-emergency vehicle traffic. Janet ...

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Sheridan second baseman Sianna Williams dives in to tag Amity’s Patty O’Leary at second base in Wednesday afternoon’s game at Amity High School. The Warriors defeated the Spartans, 9-4.

Amity softball overcomes growing pains, Spartans

Dayton softball no-hits Sheridan on Tuesday; McAnally shines on mound for Grizzlies

Submitted photo##Prince Lorenzo puts finishing touches on a portrait of his namesake, de’Medici family patriarch Lorenzo il Magnifico.

Roll out the royal carpet

On Saturday, an heir to one of the wealthiest, most powerful and influential family dynasties ever to emerge in Western Europe will visit our proudly plebeian Oregon valley. Prince Lorenzo Maria Raimondo ...

Submitted photo##Ronald Warneke was charged with a DUII after flipping a car on Highway 99W on Wednesday. Warneke also
received multiple other charges.

Pair face charges in 99W crash

A Grand Ronde man faces multiple charges stemming from a Wednesday rollover crash occurring south of McMinnville on Highway 99W. Law enforcement and medical personnel were dispatched to the area of Durham ...

Spirit Mountain prospers as casinos hit jackpot

Tribal casinos are on a roll. After four years of steady gains, they took in about $30 billion in 2013, according to the latest Indian Gaming report, released by the Casino City website. It takes many ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Nathan Brewer sits as the prosecutor reads aloud details of the murder he committed.

Brewer sentenced in deadly hammer attack

Ronald McKenzie’s brother, Kevin, had one final message for Nathan Brewer at his sentencing hearing Friday afternoon in Yamhill County Circuit Court. “Ron’s in heaven, talking God’s ...

McMinnville trumps McKay in track dual meet

SALEM – McMinnville track and field began Class 6A Greater Valley Conference competition with a dual-meet sweep of McKay Wednesday night at McKay High School. The Grizzlies defeated the Royal Scots ...

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, ...

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