West Valley board chair hints at recall effort

WILLAMINA — A series of contentious West Valley Fire District Board meetings continued last Thursday with several heated exchanges of words. A letter Chair Rick Mishler sent to the Sheridan Fire ...

Sheridan, West Valley fire districts might share a chief

WILLAMINA — As the Sheridan Fire District vets applicants for a new chief, the neighboring West Valley Fire District has acted to permit the future Sheridan chief to oversee its operation, too, if ...

Tom Henderson / News-Register##A crowd estimated at 1,245 orotested at Southside Park near the federal prison at Sheridan.

Rally outside Sheridan prison attracts huge crowd

Trump reverses policy on separating families, activists plan to keep fighting

Sheridan slashes law enforcement coverage

SHERIDAN — The 2018-19 budget adopted by the Sheridan City Council Monday slashes about $94,000 from law enforcement services, reducing patrol and code enforcement contracted by the Yamhill County ...

Willamina council adopts budget

WILLAMINA - The Willamina City Council unanimously adopted a 2018-19 general fund budget of $3,555,064 at this month's meeting. Property owners will pay $4.20 per $1,000 of assessed value. In other business, ...

Rockne Roll / News-Register##Vehicles of all types are featured in the Sheridan Days Parade.

Everyone loves a Sheridan Days parade

SHERIDAN — Alien-like creatures occupied the pilot and co-pilot seats of the Hiller model helicopter that sat on a trailer on Southwest Cornwall Street in front of Faulconer-Chapman School Saturday ...

Grandson charged with murder related to Willamina fire

The 14-year-old grandson of a Willamina resident who died last Wednesday morning when a fire engulfed the family home has been charged with one count each of murder, first-degree aggravated theft and first-degree ...

Willamina sewer/water hike angers residents

WILLAMINA — Residents wanted to flush away the news they received Tuesday night from the Willamina City Council, which unanimously approved immediate sewer and water rate hikes in addition to informing ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Investigators work at the scene of an early Wednesday morning fire on Tenbush Lane in rural Willamina.

Two teens arrested for fatal fire; grandson of deceased faces murder charge

Willamina - Two teenagers have been arraigned on charges related to a Wednesday morning residence fire in rural Willamina in which one man died.

Submitted photo##Suey Linzmeier of Sheridan and Beth Dell of McMinnville protest federal immigration policies Sunday at the South Bridge Street overpass over Highway 18 near the federal prison in Sheridan.

Immigration detainees in Sheridan lead to protests

Local activists learned late Friday afternoon that 123 men from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador were being transported to the federal prison in Sheridan after being arrested on immigration ...

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Valedictorian Kassidy Ellis takes a moment in her speach to thank the teachers for all their efforts over the years.

Sheridan's seniors were an inspiration

SHERIDAN — Kim Butt, language arts and drama teacher at Sheridan High School, told the graduating seniors and attendees at Saturday afternoon’s commencement ceremony she’s often been ...

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Willamina Elementary School students enjoy recess on the school s new playground equipment.

Willamina grade schoolers welcome new playground equipment

WILLAMINA — Sarah Norwood, Willamina Elementary School principal, still remembers how much fun she had during recess as a grade school student herself. She attended Lone Pine Elementary in Medford ...

Sheridan High School graduates 42

SHERIDAN — Forty-two seniors will graduate Saturday from Sheridan High School. The ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. at Bill Chrisman Memorial Field. This year’s valedictorians are Bailey ...

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Commencement speaker Amy Korst addresses the crowd at Willamina s graduation Saturday afternoon. The English teacher wished students well in their future experiences.

Willamina seniors are encouraged to paint their lives into a masterpiece

WILLAMINA — English teacher and newspaper/yearbook adviser Amy Korst, the staff speaker at Saturday afternoon’s Willamina High School graduation, challenged the 65 seniors to find their niche ...

News-Register file photo##Tribal members will hold their annual veterans  memorial event today.

Grand Ronde to honor veterans

GRAND RONDE — Steve Bobb, who designed the West Valley Veterans Memorial on the Grand Ronde Tribal grounds, said he believes people forget about the men and women who defend their country on a daily ...

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