New Sheridan mayor, councilors sworn into office

Reya Lynn George had the best up close and personal view of anyone in Sheridan City Hall as her father, Cale, was sworn in as one of the newest city council members during a ceremony that took place the ...

Lincoln City man killed in bypass crash

A Lincoln City man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Thursday, Jan. 19, on the Newberg-Dundee Bypass, just west of Dundee Landing Road. John William McKevitt, 71, was operating a 2020 Toyota Rav4 and ...

Willamina students, sheriff's deputy exposed to fentanyl

Yamhill County has experienced “multiple documented fentanyl overdoses” in recent days, Sheriff’s Office Capt. Sam Elliott said. One resulted in a Saturday, Jan. 14, fatality at a Willamina ...

Skyberg is Willamina's mayor once again

Ila Skyberg was sworn in as mayor at the Tuesday, Jan. 10, Willamina City Council meeting. City Manager Bridget Meneley administered the oath. Library Director Sarah Frost, until recently the interim City ...

Sheridan will swear in new mayor, councilors

New Sheridan Mayor Marianne Thomson will be sworn in and deliver her State of the City address at tonight’s city council meeting that begins at 7. Thomson easily defeated Wendell Cunningham in the ...

Grand Ronde man struck twice following crash

A Grand Ronde man was struck by two vehicles following a five-vehicle crash the evening of Monday, Jan. 2, west of McMinnville on Highway 18 at Durham Road. Aaron Amon Snow, 38, was transported to Oregon ...

Sheridan woman indicted on manslaughter charge

A Sheridan woman has been indicted by a Yamhill County Grand Jury on charges that include second-degree manslaughter in connection with a 2020 motor vehicle crash resulting in the death of LillyMay Watts ...

New Willamina city manager goes to work

Bridget Meneley promoted from deputy recorder; Sarah Frost returns to library full-time

Grand Ronde man discharges handgun in Sheridan

A Grand Ronde man was arrested Wednesday afternoon for allegedly threatening to shoot a Sheridan resident in addition to firing a handgun in the vicinity of occupied residences that morning. No injuries ...

Quinones

Sheridan City Council honors former councilor

Rene Quinones was the “smartest individual in the room.” Former Sheridan Mayor Val Adamson said he remembers Quinones, who died last month at 72, as an exceptional individual. Quinones, who ...

Christmas Canata plans performances

The 2022 Community Christmas Cantata Choir is performing “Born is the King: It’s Christmas” at area churches through Dec. 20. Free-will offerings will be accepted at each site to benefit ...

Cities plan tree lightings, parades

Yamhill County cities are planning tree lightings, Christmas parades and other holiday events. Amity, Lafayette, Sheridan and Yamhill have events scheduled tonight. Amity’s Christmas parade will ...

Willamina man found guilty of assaulting female

A jury trial has found Anthony Tafolla of Willamina guilty of two counts of fourth-degree domestic assault for striking a female he was living with multiple times in the face with an iPhone, with sufficient ...

Marianne Thomson

Sheridan businesswoman Thomson is Sheridan's new mayor

Sheridan’s new mayor in 2023 will be businesswoman Marianne Thomson. Owner and publisher of the weekly West Valley publication, The Bulletin Board, Thompson held a 1,019-399 lead over Wendell Cunningham ...

Sheridan School District bond measure going down

Voters in Polk and Yamhill counties were rejecting a $16 million Sheridan School District bond measure, based on unofficial results as of Thursday.. The vote was 1,118 no to `1,013 yes. The district ...