Sheridan manager ready to sign off on contract

SHERIDAN — City Manager Frank Sheridan said he’s ready to sign the one-year contract extension the city council offered him at last month’s regular meeting. Sheridan and City Attorney ...

Sheridan City Council work session canceled

SHERIDAN - The Sheridan City Council work session scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, has been canceled. The council will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, a day later than ...

Sheridan manager receives one-year contract offer

SHERIDAN — City Manager Frank Sheridan has his proponents, and to a larger degree, his opponents, among the citizenry. However, it’s the city council that oversees his employment status. The ...

Submitted photo##McMinnville s Al Ashcroft helped rescue a 2-year-old girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert in Southern California.

'Right place, right time'

McMinnville’s Al Ashcroft was nearly at a loss for words to capsulize what he experienced last Monday, on an otherwise beautiful morning, at a Main Street gas station in the California coastal community ...

Sheridan manager faces criticism as contract discussed

SHERIDAN — Mike Breed told the Sheridan City Council at this month’s special meeting that the city manager’s job is a “high dollar position,” and he questions whether the ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##McMinnville firefighters use a ladder truck to hang the huge holiday banner across Highway 99W in south McMinnville Sunday morning. Banners on each end of town will greet travelers throughout the season. Below: Comcast lineman Mitch Evans of Independence places a Christmas wreath on a pole near Bi-Mart. Comcast has been helping with the installation of McMinnville’s holiday displays for more than two decades.

Local communities ring in the holidays

Santa’s Parade and the Upper City Park tree lighting ceremony that follows will help families jump start their holly, jolly holiday season in downtown McMinnville Friday afternoon. The parade starts ...

Council approves Sheridan sewer, water rate increases

SHERIDAN — Residents will pay more for sewer and water services beginning in January. The Sheridan City Council approved rate increases at the November regular meeting. Earlier this year, enterprise ...

Willamina library will use grant to upgrade building

WILLAMINA — Just how excited is Willamina Library Director Sarah Frost about receiving a $20,000 William K. Blount Family/Oregon Community Foundation grant? “We are over the moon with excitement,” ...

Crash kills Willamina man

PERRYDALE -- A Willamina man was killed Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 22 at Perrydale Road in Polk County. Roy Zimbrick, 86, was trying to turn onto Perrydale Road about 4:45 p.m. ...

Body found in river that of escaped inmate

WILLAMINA -- The body of an escaped Federal Correctional Institution inmate was found Monday afternoon in the South Yamhill River at Willamina, according to the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office. Jesus ...

FCI Sheridan inmate walks away from camp

SHERIDAN — An inmate serving a 72-month drug-related sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Sheridan was discovered missing from the facility’s Satellite Prison Camp Sunday. Jesus ...

Fifth wheel burns in Fort Hill

FORT HILL -- Sheridan, Southwest Polk and West Valley firefighters responded to a large truck fire about 5 a.m. Sunday at 39800 S.W. Fort Hill Road. They found flames consuming a fifth-wheel trailer. ...

Willamina receives street funding

WILLAMINA — The streets in town are improving, City Manager Kenna West told the Willamina City Council at this month’s regular meeting. The improved roadways are, in part, because of a Oregon ...

Willamina Middle School expansion a top priority

WILLAMINA — Superintendent Carrie Zimbrick said she feels the cramped quarters at Willamina Middle School are doing the staff and students a disservice. The school board heard a report from the ...

Sheridan resident dies after being pulled from river; suicide is suspected

SHERIDAN - A 64-year-old man who left a residential group home in the 200 block of Bridge Street Monday was found in the South Yamhill River later in the evening, according to Capt. Chris Ray of the Yamhill ...

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