Rusty Rae/News-Register file photo##Brayden Bullock, 14, Valeria Serratos, 14, and Virginia Serratos, 20, all of Dayton, take part in a July 22 Black Lives Matter protest on Adams Street in McMinnville. “We need to make some noise,” Serratos said.

Showing up, standing up: An anti-racism movement awakens in Yamhill County

In 2015, Jessica Haney bought her first home in Newberg. The therapist and her three children were cleaning before moving in when a new neighbor stopped by. Instead of welcoming her, the woman said, “You ...

Willamina residents spend ‘Willabucks’

“Willabucks,” the $100 scrips created to spur commerce and help families during the coronavirus pandemic, are being spent as intended, city officials say.City Manager Kenna West, who introduced ...

Willamina food service feeds thousands

The Willamina School District served a record number of breakfasts and lunches to children in June and July in response to school closures amid the coronavirus pandemic, Nutrition Services Director Lynne ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Yamhill City Recorder Lori Gilmore (right) counts votes from the city s biennial caucus in July.

Filing deadlines approach for candidates in city races

Deadlines are approaching for filing for Yamhill County city offices. Candidates must file this month to run for mayor or city council openings. The last date for filing varies by city. To run for a ...

Marion County crash kills Sheridan woman

A 39-year-old Sheridan woman was killed Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash north of Keizer in Marion County. She was identified as Jacqueline Cavero Chavarry. She was driving a Ford Taurus sedan ...

Matthew Fischer

Sheridan man charged with hit-and-run

A Sheridan resident allegedly struck a pedestrian and three parked cars Sunday afternoon on Cape Kiwanda Drive in Pacific City, according to the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office. He was identified as ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##A Macy and Son Funeral Director’s hearse passes by hundreds of supporters on Highway 18 with the body of Oregon Army National Guard soldier Pfc. Alexander Blake Klass of Willamina Thursday afternoon

Hundreds honor Willamina soldier

Hundreds of flag-waving supporters lined both sides of Highway 18 on Thursday, hoping for a glimpse of the hearse that carried the body of Oregon Army National Guard soldier Pfc. Alexander Blake Klass ...

Grand Ronde Tribal Chair Cheryle Kennedy

Grand Ronde Tribal Chair continues recovery after car accident

Grand Ronde Tribal Chair Cheryle Kennedy continues to recover from minor injuries she sustained in a Polk County car crash. A Ford Edge driven by Kennedy, 72, of Dallas, collided with a Ford Focus driven ...

Stolen fire district property recovered; suspects ID'd

Nearly all of the property stolen late last month from the West Valley Fire District main station in Willamina has been recovered and two 21-year-old Hillsboro men have been identified as the alleged burglars. The ...

Photo courtesy Yamhill County Sheriff s Office##Equipment stolen from the West Valley Fire District main station in Willamina has been recovered.

Stolen fire equipment recovered; suspects identified

Nearly all of the property stolen late last month from the West Valley Fire District main station in Willamina has been recovered and two suspects have been identified. The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office ...

Burglars steal West Valley FD equipment

Burglars stole communications equipment from two apparatus bays after breaking into the West Valley Fire District main station in Willamina. The two entered the building on Main Street about 12:30 a.m. ...

Sheridan FD gets seismic grant

The Sheridan Fire District has received a $2.1 million grant for seismic upgrades to the 37-year-old main station. Building codes have changed significantly since the brick station was constructed on ...

Submitted photo##McMinnville Fire Department Rope Rescue Team responded to the Sunday morning double-fatal crash.

Willamina Creek Road crash claims two lives, including Willamina resident

A vehicle plunged more than 100 feet over an embankment, killing two people and injuring four others Sunday morning in rural Willamina. The victims were identified as Kennyth Charles Holsclaw, 22, of ...

Kenna West

Willamina, city manager to negotiate contract

The city of Willamina will begin contract negotiations with manager Kenna West in hopes of keeping her on the job for at least another three years. Mayor Ila Skyberg, who will represent the city in negotiations ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Sheridan High graduate Devin Drader and others line up their cars in the Forest River RV plant parking lot for a drive-through ceremony on Saturday.

Sheridan grads will forever be remembered

As Sheridan High School Principal Dean Rech introduced the Class of 2020, graduation caps flew out the windows and through the sunroofs of vehicles in the Forest River RV parking lot Saturday afternoon. “It’s ...

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