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Josh Ward (brown Chevy Blazer) tries to edge out Mandi Smith during a close race at the Willamina Mug Drags.

Wild Rides in Willamina

WILLAMINA MUD DRAGS July 25, 2015 TROPHY WINNERS   OPEN CLASS 1st: Jeremy Schutte, Lafayette, Lead Foot Racing 2nd: Bob Ireton, Kelso, Wash., Scorpion Racing 3rd: Mondo Ojeda, Lafayette, Lead ...

Along the Street: State approves West Valley enterprise zone

A 1,856-acre West Valley Enterprise Zone, aimed at spurring job growth, has been approved by Business Oregon, the state agency charged with promoting business and economic development. Along The Street David ...

Sheridan council moves forward with smoking ban

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan City Council is moving forward with a plan to prohibit smoking on sidewalks and streets in designated portions of its downtown core. Councilors began by considering ...

Fire causes extensive damage

WILLAMINA — A Tuesday stove fire at 220 S.W. Fir Street caused extensive smoke damage, according to Connie Crawford Lain of the West Valley Fire District. She said it also destroyed a stove, microwave ...

Member of theft ring gets 3 years

Mathew Sheeler, member of a large-scale West Valley theft ring, has been sentenced to three years in prison for his role in the operation. Appearing before Yamhill County Circuit Judge John Collins, the ...

Sheridan council looks to ban smoking

SHERIDAN - The Sheridan City Council wants to prohibit smoking on sidewalks and streets in designated areas of the downtown. Councilors earlier discussed a 50-foot “no smoking” distance ...

Fort Yamhill hosts history days

VALLEY JUNCTION — Costumed interpreters will relate the story of soldiers who served at Fort Yamhill during a special event set for Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19, at the Fort Yamhill State ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##Gallery owner and artist Gary Lawrence discusses his love of creating metal
sculptures, such as the one featuring trilliums on his right.

Lawrence mounts first show of his own work in a decade

BELLEVUE -- For the first time in a decade, metal sculptor Gary Lawrence is hosting a show of his own work. The display coincides with two other events: the 38th anniversary of the Lawrence Gallery, which ...

Urual Thomas sings with a girl from from the crowd during the 2014 Wildwood MusicFest##Courtesy Wildwood Musicfest

Rock out and chill out at Wildwood MusicFest

This year's Wildwood MusicFest and Campout offers an opportunity to spend an entire weekend listening to top-drawer bands, savoring food and beverages from local vendors, contemplating quality ...

Man charged in animal sex case

GRAND RONDE — A Grand Ronde man, who had to be tased four times to overcome his resistance to being taken into custody, is facing charges alleging sexual assault of a horse. Glen Alan Garbutt, ...

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Willamina High School football teammates Dillon Ramer (left) and Dakota Rock (right) in the Teen Guys Right-handed (177 pounds and up) classification at the Willamina 4th of July Arm Wrestling Championships Saturday. Referee Mark Owen (center) supervised the match.

Sun's out, guns out

Skill, not just brawn, on display at the Willamina 4th of July Arm Wrestling Championships 

Grand Ronde Tribe hosts powwow

GRAND RONDE — The 2015 Marcellus Norwest Memorial Veterans Powwow, which honors late Grand Ronde Tribal elder Marce Norwest, is slated to run Friday, July 10, through Sunday, July 12, at the Uyxat ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Kennedy Laughlin rides down Main St. in Willamina during Saturday’s Fourth of July Parade. The city
celebrated Independence
Day with a barbecue, fireworks and music.

Willamina celebrates 4th in style

WILLAMINA — A breeze from the west blew over Willamina’s Lamson Park Friday night, cooling picnickers who turned out to enjoy a barbecue and listen to music by Portland-based Dedric Clark and ...

Firefighters save Monroe Oak office

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan and West Valley firefighters worked quickly Friday afternoon to extinguish a grass fire that threatened the office building at Monroe Oak. Sheridan firefighters were ...

Submitted photo##Firefighters battle a blaze at a rural Willamina home caused by fireworks.

Fireworks set Willamina home ablaze

WILLAMINA — Spent fireworks that smoldered overnight in barkdust reignited Saturday, touching off a blaze that destroyed a rural Willamina home. West Valley Fire District personnel responded to ...

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