Sheridan schools uncertain of tech ed opportunity

Transportation and cost issues may keep the Sheridan School District from taking part in the expansion of a program that provides technical education for students in areas such as aviation, computer science, ...

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Rebecca Suzanne of McMinnville asks U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley about health-care and trucking legislation during a town hall meeting at Willamina High School Feb. 19.

Mr. Merkley goes to Willamina

Tensions could be felt along the usual political fault lines when U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley held a town hall meeting at Willamina High School last week.  Yet Susan Otcenas, a volunteer for the ...

133-year-old mistake concerns tribe

Tribal leaders in Grand Ronde are concerned that a 133-year-old survey error may affect their right to benefit from reservation lands. The mistake, dating back to 1887, initially deprived the Confederated ...

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Phil Fishwick holds his freshly prepared Killa Philla at Mac Daddy Donuts. He and his wife, Marilyn, were eager to try the combination of grilled peppers and onions, steak and cheese on a donut bun.

A Melt Down town

Final week to indulge in grilled cheese specials and help YCAP food bank

Sheridan prepares camping ordinance

The Sheridan City Council expects to approve an anti-camping ordinance at its April meeting. The law would apply to all forms of camping -- tarps, tents and sleeping bags as well as RVs and other vehicles. “Campsites ...

Willamina council adopts 2020 goals

The Willamina City Council adopted 2020 goals at this month’s regular meeting, agreeing to focus on issues such as livability, economic development, infrastructure, recreation and youth opportunities. Councilors ...

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Karla Johnson, the assistant librarian at the Willamina Public Library, paints the ceiling of the library located at the old fire department at 382 N.E. C St. as part of a renovation project.

Willamina library writing its next chapter

Since she was a little girl, Sarah Frost knew that the shelves at the Willamina Public Library contained stories. One particular story, however, surprised even Frost, the library manager. As she and ...

Merkley to hold town hall meeting

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley will hold a town hall meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the cafeteria at Willamina High School, 1100 N.E. Oaken Hills Drive. His appearance is one of nine town halls he’s ...

Aggravated animal abuser goes to jail

A Willamina man who killed his roommate's dog when it wouldn’t stop barking, and then reported a burglary to cover his actions, was sentenced to 130 days in jail. Eric Goddard, 23, pleaded guilty ...

Shared lives

Gen. Phil Sheridan lined up a row of Native American men he suspected took part in the attack at Fort Raines along the Columbia River that left 17 people dead. He smelled their muskets. If a musket smelled ...

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Willamina High principal, dean of students resign

Willamina High School/Middle School Principal Tim France and Dean of Students Bart Baldwin have resigned, creating concern about turnover in key positions in the district. Their decisions to leave after ...

Blaze burns house near Willamina

Residents returning home found their house on Highway 18B between Sheridan and Willamina filled with smoke on Wednesday. Arriving West Valley firefighters saw light smoke coming from the attic of the ...

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Gerald Wolfe takes a brief moment during his sentencing hearing to address the court, expressing regret for what he did and hoping the family affected in this case can forgive him.

Willamina fire death defendant sentenced to 15 years

Defendant in fire death gets 15 years

Murder co-defendant will be sentenced

Second sentencing scheduled in Willamina fire death

Sheridan public works compensation policy aired out

The city of Sheridan’s financial practices related to how certain public works employees — sewer and water plant operators — are paid received a thumbs up from an auditing firm at this ...

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