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 ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Four-year-old Bently Toninato scrubs a logging truck axle as hard as he can during the rim polishing competition, part of this year’s WIllamina Old Fashioned Fourth of July truck show.

Log trucks show off for the Fourth in Willamina

WILLAMINA — Kandi Miller arrived for the “Show-n-Shine” Log Truck Show as part of last years’ Willamina Old Fashioned Fourth of July Logging Show. She returned home to Independence ...

Sheridan will place police services fee on ballot

SHERIDAN - City Councilor Roxie Acuff said at Monday night’s meeting citizens have expressed a great deal of concern for the current level of law enforcement service. They want an upgrade. Residents ...

Budget adopted by Sheridan School Board

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan School Board adopted a 2018-19 budget of $17,068.665 at last month’s meeting. Homeowners will pay $4.89 per $1,000 of assessed value. In other business, the board approved ...

Willamina adopts schools' budget

WILLAMINA - The Willamina School Board approved a 2018-19 budget of $19,955,253 Monday night. Budget modifications that were made included increasing the beginning fund balance in the amount of $214,000 ...

News-Register file photo##Artist Gary Lawrence opened his gallery on Highway 18 more than 40 years ago.

Lawrence Gallery nears its finale

Gary Lawrence is not finished with his art, but the time for his iconic gallery on Highway 18 is drawing to a close. The 78-year-old Lawrence announced Wednesday he will retire this fall after 41 years ...

Fire districts move forward with a dual-chief concept

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Fire District has aligned itself with neighboring West Valley Fire District to share one chief who will oversee operation of both districts. West Valley’s board, on ...

Behavorial health clinic to open in Sheridan

Lutheran Family Services is planning to open a new mental health clinic in Sheridan, to help the under-served West Valley area with counseling services, and to expand its school clinics to elementary schools ...

Tom Henderson/News-Register##Hundreds attend a church service Sunday outside the Sheridan federal prison.

Church service held outside Sheridan prison

Rather than attend Sunday services at their regular churches, about 300 people chose to worship at Southside Park adjacent to the federal prison in Sheridan June 24. The Rev. Ron Werner of Portland, representing ...

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