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 ...

Sheridan 911 service restored

SHERIDAN - Century Link has restored 911 service in the Sheridan area, according to the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office. Service was out for several hours for some customers while Century Linkworked to ...

Michelle Alaimo/Courtesy of Smoke Signals##The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Royalty perform “The Lord’s Prayer” in sign language during the Tribe’s 13th annual Memorial Day Ceremony held
at the West Valley Veterans Memorial on the Tribal
campus on Monday, May 25.

West Valley vets honored in Grand Ronde

GRAND RONDE — From where he was sitting at Monday afternoon’s 13th annual West Valley Veterans’ Memorial observance, Ronald “Sam” Ksionsk could almost see his name inscribed ...

Willamina poised to authorize flag posting

WILLAMINA — Administrators in the Willamina School District have developed a revised policy for flag displays and salutes, in response to public outcry over the school board's reluctance to authorize ...

Water rates on rise in Willamina

WILLAMINA — When consultant Ray Bartlett of Vancouver-based Economic & Financial Analysis was finished dissecting Willamina’s water rate structure, it was clear users have been enjoying ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register ##
Dayton senior Maddie Shirley, left, and Amity junior Lindsay McShane share a moment during the OSAA State Track and Field Championships, held Thursday through Saturday at Hayward Field in Eugene.

Personal besting

As McShane doubles up in throwing events, Shirley wins first title

Sheridan's SRO position in peril

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan School District may not be able to fund a school resource officer position for the 2015-16 school year, City Manager Frank Sheridan told the Sheridan City Council last week. The ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Class valedictorian Mariah Woodward receives a hug from Superintendent Gus Forster after she presented
him with a special shirt, celebrating his upcoming retirement.

Superintendent enjoys final Willamina graduation

WILLAMINA — Mariah Woodward thanked Superintendent Gus Forster for his commitment to her class at Willamina High School’s 102nd commencement, held Saturday afternoon at Glen Larkins field, ...

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