Willamina city manager receives pay raise

WILLAMINA — A 5 percent raise for City Manager Kenna West was unanimously approved at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. West was hired in August 2017. The three-year contract she ...

Willamina schools' online programs succeeding

WILLAMINA — Bart Baldwin, Willamina High School Dean of Students, told the school board Monday night that most students enrolled in one of the district’s two online programs are doing well ...

Willamina recognizes volunteers

WILLAMINA — City Manager Kenna West said she feels Willamina is “truly blessed with amazing volunteers” willing to serve their community in a variety of ways. Six volunteer awards were ...

Opinions differ on Sheridan police services fee

SHERIDAN — If voters next month approve Measure 36-198 to expand law enforcement services contracted with theYamhill County Sheriff’s Office, there will be differing opinions regarding how ...

Enrollment spikes slightly in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Enrollment in the Sheridan School District is “slightly higher” that what was anticipated to begin the 2018-19 academic year, Superintendent Steve Sugg told the school board ...

Sheridan council awards waterline contract

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council awarded a contract for the East Main Street waterline improvement project to CG Contractors LLC of Salem at its regular meeting Monday night. The city will spend ...

Two incumbents returned to Tribal Council

Incumbents Cheryle Kennedy and Jon George and former councilor Steve Bobb Sr. have been elected to the Grand Ronde Tribal Council. Kennedy secured her seventh straight three-year term. She received 712 ...

FCI inmates help enhance Willamina school grounds

WILLAMINA — Federal Correctional Institution/Sheridan inmates have made such a positive impact on the Willamina School District grounds that Superintendent Carrie Zimbrick has requested an FCI work ...

Willamina council completes city manager review

WILLAMINA — The Willamina City Council expected great results from City Manager Kenna West when she was hired in August 2017, Mayor Ila Skyberg said at Tuesday night’s meeting. She has exceeded ...

West Valley mayors will be unopposed in November

Sheridan Mayor Harry Cooley and his Willamina counterpart, Ila Skyberg, will run unopposed for re-election in the November general election. The terms of Sheridan  councilors Val Adamson, Michael ...

Sheridan residents can expect water/sewer rate hikes

SHERIDAN — Infrastructure consultant Steve Donovan recommended to the Sheridan City Council Tuesday night that water and sewer rates be increased by 2.82 and 2.87 percent, respectively, for fiscal ...

Century Link restores landline service

SHERIDAN - Century Link reports that telephone service has been restored for landline users in Sheridan and Willamina. The disruption was caused by an accidental Verizon cut fiber ...

File photo##The Sheridan Days grand parade will be among events cancelled  as the festival comes to an end.

The days of Sheridan Days come to an end

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Days Committee has faced challenging issues in recent years. A shrinking volunteer base has been an obstacle difficult to overcome. “We’ve always been able to ...

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, ...

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