Mother took drugs into FCI for her son

SHERIDAN — Federal Correctional Institution inmate Johnny Leandre Hudson said he owed a debt to another inmate. His mother, Tina Marie Richards, said she feared for his safety within the facility. So ...

Willamina man killed in Marion County crash

NEWBERG — A Willamina man was killed Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash about 8 1/2 miles southeast of Newberg on McKay Road NE near Case Road NE. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office gave ...

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Yamhill County District Attorney Brad Berry holds a press conference to discuss to location the bodies of Karissa and Billy Fretwell were found, about 10 miles west of the town of Yamhill.

Bodies of Karissa Fretwell, her son located west of Yamhill

Suspect scheduled to be arraigned by video  at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 21

Along the Street: Willamina Farmers Market opening this week

The Willamina Farmers Market opens for the season from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16, with live music from Recca Maze. The market offers fresh produce, honey, baked goods, artisan goods and kids’ ...

Many sites offering free summer meals

Free food for those 18 and younger will be available at several sites as part of the federal summer meal program. Lunches, and in some cases breakfasts, will be served. No registration is required. Meals ...

Willamina Council approves law enforcement agreement

WILLAMINA - Residents will begin paying a public safety fee and, as a result, law enforcement coverage in the community will be upgraded beginning July 1. The Willamina City Council approved an agreement ...

Sheridan Council nixes rezoning effort

SHERIDAN - Properties on the east and west side of South Bridge Street, from Madison Street to Highway 18, will not be rezoned from R-1 (low density residential) to R-3 (mixed residential), the Sheridan ...

Willamina girl survives fall from window

WILLAMINA — A 4-year-old girl fell from a second-story window at home the afternoon of Monday, June 3, according to the West Valley Fire District. Stuart Sukophand identified himself on social media ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Sheridan High teacher Carole Ashworth shares an emotional hug with her niece, Alyssa Campbell, moments after Alyssa received her diploma.

Building friendships, one Sheridan senior at a time

SHERIDAN — Jeff Swinehart, a Sheridan High School social studies teacher, found a variety of ways to acknowledge the 56 seniors who graduated on a sun-kissed Saturday afternoon at Bill Chrisman Memorial ...

Grand Ronde man killed in crash

NEWPORT — A Grand Ronde man was killed in a single-vehicle crash a few miles south of Newport on Highway 101 shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday. The Oregon State Police identified the victim as John ...

Sheridan High will graduate 56

SHERIDAN — Fifty-six Sheridan High School seniors will graduate at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Bill Chrisman Memorial Field. Shelby Elston is the class valedictorian and MacKenzyee ...

Grand Ronde man killed in single vehicle crash

NEWPORT - A Grand Ronde man was killed in a single-vehicle crash a few miles south of Newport on Highway 101 shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday. The Oregon State Police identified the victim as John Runningbird, ...

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Salutatorian Taryn Hunt shields herself from the rain during Willamina High School’s graduation ceremony Saturday afternoon.

Willamina grad took 'long road' to reach graduation day

By PAUL DAQUILANTE<br/>Of the News-Register WILLAMINA — The Timber Times, Willamina High School’s student newspaper, solicited “The senior’s last words to leave behind” ...

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Mershon goes to prison for 18 1/2 years

Richard Mershon quietly uttered just three words when Judge John Collins asked if he had anything to say during his sentencing hearing in Yamhill County Circuit Court Friday morning. “Nothing, your ...

Standoff suspect arraigned; 'Needs structure,' judge told

SHERIDAN — Yamhill County Sheriff’s Capt. Chris Ray expressed relief that the seven-hour standoff at a Sheridan residence on the morning of Monday, May 20, was brought peacefully to an end. ...

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