COVID-19 case confirmed in Sheridan

After dropping to fewer than 20 new cases a day recently, Oregon reported more than 70 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and 49 on Thursday, with three new deaths reported Thursday, bringing the state’s ...

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Sheridan standoff suspect receives 2-year prison term

A 48-year-old man involved in a seven-hour standoff at the Sheridan home of his disabled father has been sentenced to two years in prison. Kenneth Sundrud was accused of threatening people at the home ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Nakoa Mercier is surrounded by family at his Willamina High School graduation.

In Willamina, a drive-through graduation

About an hour before the start of Saturday afternoon’s Willamina High School drive-through graduation ceremony, a pickup pulled to the curb at the bottom of Oaken Hills Drive, where the job of decorating ...

Rusty Rae / News-Register##Flags fly Sunday evening as dusk approaches.

Flags will fly to honor fallen soldiers

Staff members and students will place nearly 6,000 flags in front of McMinnville Christian Academy, previously Bethel Christian School, as a tribute to Oregon’s fallen soldiers. “We ...

Sheridan announces superintendent finalists

The Sheridan School District has selected three finalists for its superintendent position to replace Steve Sugg, who resigned effective June 30 to become the superintendent in Dayton. The finalists are ...

Sam Beyer photo/Courtesy The Bruin##Mac High’s class of 2020 on the football field earlier this school year.

Schools formalizing graduation plans

Although school buildings closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Yamhill County high schools are making plans to honor the graduating classes of 2020.

By district, these are the most up-to-date plans.

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Red Hills Market employee Lily Williams serves a veggie sandwich and roast beef sandwich to Dennis and Heather Lewis for their Monday afternoon meal.

Restaurants enjoy successful reopening weekend

Despite new challenges, Yamhill County restaurateurs who reopened their doors to dine-in service this weekend were enthused about the initial results. “You’re sort of reinventing the ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Sheridan High School principal Dean Rech hands out signs to graduates Alyssa Asuncion, Lilliana Somora, and Victoria Smart last Friday. The idea to hand out signs to Sheridan’s class of 2020 was proposed by math teacher Lucy Bertolo.

Signs of the times: Sheridan seniors honored

Sheridan High School Principal Dean Rech and math teacher Lucy Bertolo pulled up to Chris and Heidi Huffman’s Sheridan residence Friday morning, asked for the couple’s son, Taylor. When he ...

Motels used to shelter homeless at high risk

The Yamhill Community Action Partnership has received $85,000 from McMinnville, Newberg and the county to help it house homeless people at high medical risk from COVID-19 in area motel rooms. YCAP also ...

Submitted photo##Gunshot victim Scott Beaudry of Willamina was riding a recreational vehicle in Southern Oregon when he was struck.

Willamina man shot while riding recreational vehicle

Willamina resident Scott Beaudry claimed he could have forgiven whomever accidentally shot him as he rode his utility terrain vehicle in Southern Oregon’s Lake County last month, had the person taken ...

Spirit Mountain decision due soon on casino reopening

The Grand Ronde Tribal Council will soon decide on the reopening of Spirit Mountain Casino, one of the area’s top attractions with more than 2 million visitors a year. Council Vice-Chair Chris Mercier ...

Fire districts seek levy approval

The Amity and West Valley fire districts are asking residents for levy approval in the May election that will enable them to buy or maintain equipment and provide training. Amity’s current five-year ...

Carlton Fun Days canceled

The Carlton Community Foundation announced Thursday that it is canceling Fun Days, the annual festival usually is held during the last weekend of June. The foundation is canceling this year’s parade, ...

Virus-related federal prison concerns arise

Federal public defender Lisa Hay received a telephone call last week from an inmate at Sheridan’s Federal Correctional Institution. He wanted to discuss his case, but also the conditions the facility’s ...

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