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 ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register ##
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

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Dalton Donaldson of McMinnville (in red singlet) grapples with Lake Oswego s Patrick Conroy in the Class 6A 152-pound bracket. Conroy defeated Donaldson by decision, 6-4.

Grizzlies set table for stellar Saturday

Class 3A seeded wrestlers hold strong; Dayton suffers setback

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Sheridan senior Justin Acuff

Product of the West Valley

Justin Acuff competes for his third state wrestling title this weekend, but the one that got away is the one he cannot shake

News-Register File##Willamina junior Kasey Anderson (21) was named Class 3A West Valley League Player of the Year by the coaches, while Amity junior Lindsay McShane (32) earned first-team all-WVL honors for her performance in 2014-15.

Anderson, Bernards lead WVL all-leaguers

Spink, Hop named Coaches of the Year

Willamina volleyball coach Zimbrick resigns

Resignation comes after Zimbrick accepts Willamina superintendent job

Rockne Roll/News-Register##New Willamina Superintendent Carrie Zimbrick poses with kindergartners at Willamina Elementary School.

Willamina names Zimbrick superintendent

[Updated: 2/27/15 11:30 a.m.] WILLAMINA — The Willamina School Board voted Tuesday night to name insider Carrie Zimbrick as its next superintendent, replacing the retiring Gus Forster. Zimbrick, ...

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