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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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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