Willamina swears in new board members

WILLAMINA — Brenda Shenk and Ginger Whitman were sworn in and began four-year terms on the Willamina School Board during this month’s meeting. Whitman represents position 1 and Shenk position ...

Tribe hosts Veterans Powwow

GRAND RONDE — The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde will host the Marcellus Norwest Memorial Veterans Powwow today, Saturday and Sunday on the Uyxat Powwow Grounds. They are located on Highway 22 ...

Grant awarded for work on historic Grand Ronde Depot

Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde to preserve its historic Grand Ronde Depot building.  The ...

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Matt Emigh, right, and Joel Turk compete in the pole climb event at the Willamina Logging show. The first contestant to ring the bell at the top is declared the winner.

Loggers demonstrate their competitive spirit

WILLAMINA — Shane Felton started logging one summer as a Willamina High School student as a way to earn some good money. He might not have envisioned at that time that the profession would lead ...

Sheridan extends superintendent's contract

SHERIDAN - Superintendent Steve Sugg's one-year contract extension through the 2021-22 school year was approved by the Sheridan School Board at the June meeting. Sugg received a one percent raise to $123,698, ...

Willamina seeks to expand middle school

WILLAMINA — Superintendent Carrie Zimbrick explained at the June school board meeting that the Willamina School District is negotiating with the city in hopes of adding two classrooms to the south ...

YCINT raids Willamina residence

WILLAMINA — The Yamhill County Interagency Narcotics Team served a search warrant at a residence at 144B First St. in Willamina on the morning of Thursday, June 27, according to Sheriff’s Office ...

Sheridan extends superintendent's contract

SHERIDAN - Superintendent Steve Sugg's one-year contract extension through the 2021-22 school year was approved by the Sheridan School Board at the June meeting. Sugg received a one percent raise to $123,698, ...

Aulig guilty of murder for setting fatal Willamina fire

Nicholas Aulig, the 15-year-old who set fire to his grandparents’ rural Willamina home in June 2018, resulting in the death of his 79-year-old grandfather, was found Friday within the “jurisdiction ...

Aulig put 'plan in motion' to torch grandparents' house

Yamhill County Deputy District Attorney Alisa Ray told Presiding Judge Cynthia Easterday during closing arguments of the Nicholas Aulig murder trial Thursday afternoon that the Willamina 15-year-old stole ...

Willamina teen guilty of murder for setting fatal 2018 fire

Nicholas Aulig, the 15-year-old who set fire to his grandparents' rural Willamina home in June 2018 that resulted in the death of his 79-year-old grandfather, Dieter Aulig, was found within the ...

News-Register file photo##Participants walk and ride in the first Hometown Days parade.

Sheridan Hometown Days gets a thumbs up

SHERIDAN — The inaugural Sheridan Hometown Days graded out well. It was held last Saturday, replacing Sheridan Days, a community festival that entertained residents and visitors for decades. Hometown ...

Highway 18 reopens following crash near Sheridan

SHERDAN -- Highway 18 near Sheridan has reopened after being closed in both directions near Red Prairie Road because of a crash. The two-vehicle wreck occurred shortly before noon Thursday. Sheridan firefighters ...

Tribe eyes Blue Heron mill site along Willamette River

By DEAN RHODES Smoke Signals editor The Grand Ronde Tribe is attempting to purchase two pieces of property in Clackamas County along the Willamette River, including the 23-acre Blue Heron paper mill ...

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Young pioneers Lizzie and Kelly Williams ride along in their covered wagon as part of the Sheridan Hometown Days parade.

Serving up shortcake at Hometown Days

Community spirit marks revamped festival

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