Sheridan citizens share enforcement concerns

SHERIDAN — Citizens expressing concern about code enforcement, crime, homelessness and other worries packed the Sheridan City Council meeting Monday night. They made it clear to the council and city ...

West Valley fire chiefs to retire at year's end

SHERIDAN — Kevin Clark, who heads Willamina’s West Valley Fire District, and Jim Stearns, chief in the neighboring Sheridan Fire District, are planning simultaneous retirements effective Friday, ...

Willamina Council appoints parks board member

WILLAMINA — The newly-formed Willamina Parks Advisory Board was expanded by one member at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. Councilors unanimously approved the appointment of Samantha ...

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West Valley program to aid traumatized kids

WILLAMINA — The classrooms at A Family Place relief nurseries are typical for youngsters between 1 and 5, with toys, stuffed animals and books scattered throughout. But look closer, and you’ll ...

Kelsey Richmond photo##Daniel Gurucharan Tabachnick plays the guitar for a chant he is leading with Hardev Kaur at a combined worship service and protest at the federal prison in Sheridan where 123 refugees have been detained.

Crowds dwindle at prison, but voices still raised in protest

Gurpreet K. Singh of Beaverton visits the federal penitentiary in Sheridan every month for what has become a combination worship service and protest for 123 refugees imprisoned there. Her prayers are ...

Brewery approved near Carlton

Yamhill County Planning Department approved a second brewery and tasting room in farm country, in June, despite objections from Friends of Yamhill County. The brewery, located 10280 N.E. Abbey Road between ...

Sheridan sends police services fee to voters

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council adopted a resolution Monday night that places a police services fee ordinance on the November ballot. The city contracts with the Yamhill County Sheriff’s ...

Body of missing Grand Ronde man found

The body of missing Grand Ronde resident, Kerry Albert Letsch, was found about 5 p.m. Sunday in the Santiam River, about one mile downriver from the Santiam Rest Area. He was last seen the morning of ...

Three incumbents seek Tribal Council positions

GRAND RONDE — Incumbents Cheryle Kennedy, Jon A. George and Brenda Tuomi hope to be re-elected to the Grand Ronde Tribal Council in the Saturday, Sept. 8 mail ballot election. Current Chair Kennedy ...

Willamina man charged in co-op incident

A Willamina man, who McMinnville police said was out of control and running naked around the McMinnville Cooperative Ministries parking lot, had to be tased before being taken into custody Monday afternoon. Capt. ...

Sheridan police services fee headed to ballot

SHERIDAN — There was no opposition at a public hearing at the Sheridan City Council meeting Monday night related to a police services fee that will be placed on the November ballot. The fee for ...

Willamina schools' staffing levels set

WILLAMINA — Superintendent Carrie Zimbrick reported to the Willamina School Board at this month’s meeting that staffing “appears to be complete” at each of the three schools leading ...

Street work a welcome sight in Willamina

WILLAMINA — Residents who attend Willamina City Council meetings frequently voice concerns about the condition of streets in the community. They should be happy to know  Fourth Street between ...

Sheridan/West Valley joint-chief concept remains on track

SHERIDAN - The Sheridan/West Valley Fire District joint-chief concept remains viable. It may take longer than anticipated for the agreement to come to fruition. The Sheridan board is pursuing hiring a ...

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Leaders in the Grand Ronde community lead a procession of veterans around the arena during the grand entry ceremony.

Veterans honored at annual powwow

GRAND RONDE — During a combat tour in the U.S. Marines, it was kill or-be-killed for Allen Truesdale. He had to do things most people can’t imagine. But after a long spiritual journey, he’s ...

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