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Dayton senior Sierra Ray (left) and junior Rachael Fluke both received first-team honors from the coaches of the Class 3A West Valley League, Fluke as a first baseman and Ray as a pitcher.

West Valley League softball players receive league awards

Twenty athletes from across Yamhill County were honored by the coaches of the Class 3A West Valley League with all-league awards. Dayton, the 2015 WVL and OSAA Class 3A state champion, led the way with ...

Submitted photo##Firefighters combat a blaze at an abandoned house in Grande Ronde.

Fire destroys abandoned home

GRAND RONDE — A fire destroyed an abandoned home late Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 18 and Fire Hall Road. Submitted photo##The fire spread from the abandoned house to trees ...

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 Miranda Lauer of Blue River readies herself for the start of an open-class race.

Ladies in first

Women take to Mud Drags’ biggest stages

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An elimination race begins at the Sheridan Mud Drags, held Saturday in a field off Monroe Street in Sheridan.

2015 Sheridan Mud Drags results

Sheridan Mud DragsJune 13, 2015Four Cylinder Stock1st: Tom Haight - McMinnville, Ore. (A-1 Logging)2nd: Eric Peterson- Sheridan, Ore.3rd: Jack Scott, Jr.- Willamina, Ore.. Four Cylinder Modified/ Six ...

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Sheridan’s Justin Acuff signed a scholarship agreement to wrestle at Southern Oregon University Monday.

Acuff joins Raider Nation

Three-time state champ joins NAIA national runner-up

Michaela Fujita-Conrads/News-Register##Hope Ulery smiles at her parents while riding a merry-go-round at the Sheridan Days Festival on Saturday,
June 13.

Sheridan Days: A festival of magic

About 20,000 people from all over Oregon gathered in Sheridan over the weekend for the 17th annual Sheridan Days festival. This year’s theme was, “We Believe in Magic.” A carnival and ...

Polk sheriff announces retirement

DALLAS — Polk County Sheriff Bob Wolfe is planning to retire at the end of the year. Wolfe, whose law enforcement career spans 39 years, the last 16 as sheriff, cited family reasons. He said his ...

Willamina awards contracts

WILLAMINA — The Willamina City Council awarded two public works contracts Thursday night. North Santiam Paving of Stayton won a Northeast Main Street curb and sidewalk project with a bid of $143,297.13. ...

Japanese School graduates 7

SHERIDAN — Seven seniors graduated Saturday, June 6, from the Sheridan Japanese School. Devin Frost, Payton James, Zack Monroe, John Myers, Mara Neel, Diego Rentsch and Wynton Skowrup received diplomas. Neel ...

Submitted photo##Dad Works Hard will perform Saturday following Sheridan’s Grand Parade.

Sheridan Days headliner a Portland trio

Dad Works Hard, a Portland trio, brings a little bit of schtick and a whole lot of dance-inducing, working class rock ‘n’ roll to the stage.  The group only formed a little more than ...

Tom Henderson/News-Register##Kathy Cole, the director of the Chachalu Tribal Museum in Grand Ronde, discusses the museum’s small scale replica of a plank house. The native people of the Pacific Northwest constructed such homes from cedar trees.

Ghosts of Spirit Mountain

Kathy Cole said a chunk of meteorite at the Chachalu Tribal Museum and Cultural Center in Grand Ronde has certain mystical qualities. But no, it does not speak to tribal members telepathically. The Weekly ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Marti Hofenbredl
performs the ceremonial
turning of the tassel for
Sheridan Co-Valedictorian
Jacob Hertel during
commencement exercises
at Sheridan High School
on Saturday, June 6.

Sheridan valedictorian remembers cousin

SHERIDAN — Jacob Hertel’s presence was hard to miss at Sheridan High School’s 107th commencement, held Saturday afternoon on Bill Chrisman Memorial Field. He had placed half a basketball ...

News-Register file photo/Marcus Larson##Cousins Conner Johnson and Michael Perry compete in the children’s toy toss contest during last year’s
Sheridan Days celebration. This year’s event runs Thursday through Sunday, June 11-14.

Sheridan Days hoping to conjure up some magic

SHERIDAN — There promises to be some magic in the air during this year’s Sheridan Days festival celebration. “We Believe in Magic” is the theme of this year’s festival, ...

Submitted photo##Stephanie DeWitt’s chickens, pictured here, have been declared a nuisance in Sheridan. DeWitt’s house lies in an area of the city that prohibits chickens.

Sheridan resident loses chicken skirmish

SHERIDAN — Stephanie DeWitt fought a declaration of nuisance and order to abate posted in connection with a trio of chickens she and her husband, Andrew, have been keeping in their Northwest ...

Sheridan High will graduate 47

SHERIDAN — A class of 47 Sheridan High School Seniors is due to graduate at 2 p.m. Saturday on Bill Chrisman Field. The valedictorians are Jaden Douglas, Alivia Hermens and Jacob Hertel. Salutatorians ...

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