FCI inmates initiate hunger strike

Eighty people incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution-Sheridan began protesting extensive lockdowns in their cells, inadequate meals, limited medical care and restricted access to computers ...

Two suspects break into Willamina market

The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a break-in at Willamina’s Center Market, 180 N.E. Main Street, around midnight Monday, June 27. The pair allegedly stole about $2,500 work ...

Willamina celebrates the Fourth from daylight to dusk

Jack Scott, chairperson of the Willamina Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration Committee, said it just doesn’t seem right that a community which for years has prided itself on being recognized ...

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Evergreen Aviation Museum docent Terry Naig, right, provides a tour of the Spruce Goose and other exhibits to National American Legion Commander Paul Dillard, center left, and his entourage, including Oregon Commander Don Weber, left, and Oregon national executive committee chair Kevin Owens, center right. Dillard, who’s from Texas, visited the McMinnville, Sheridan and Carlton Legion posts last week to talk about his efforts to “Leave No Veteran Behind.”

National commander visits local Legion

Local American Legion members welcomed their national commander June 28, giving him a tour of the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museums as well as the McMinnville, Sheridan and Carlton Legion posts. “It’s ...

Fireworks: Not in Mac, but elsewhere

No fireworks show is scheduled in McMinnville this Fourth of July. In past years, organizations such as the McMinnville Jaycees have hosted fireworks. But no one has taken on the show this year. Local ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Alan and Carol Nash of Willamina enjoy breakfast served by Sheridan American Legion Post 75 during Hometown Days on Saturday. Proceeds were to benefit West Valley veterans.

Legion serves up Hometown Days

Sheridan’s American Legion Post 75 headquarters on the north end of Bridge Street is a place where Kim Johnson easily gravitates. “When the doors are open I’m happy,” said ...

Rural Sheridan couple's deaths ruled murder-suicide

The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that murder-suicide was the manner of death for 80-year-old Prentis “Rusty” Hale III and Karen Hansen-Pieri, 60, whose bodies ...

Two adults found dead on rural property near Sheridan

Two adults were found dead Monday, May 30, on a rural Sheridan property in the 11000 block of Southwest Dupee Valley Road, according to the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office. They were identified ...

Forty-six Sheridan seniors graduate Saturday

Forty-seven Sheridan High School seniors will graduate Saturday, June 11, in a 2 p.m. ceremony at the football stadium. The valedictorian is Esme Henriquez Lara and the salutatorian is Luke Vollman. Jeremy ...

Willamina summer arts camps start soon

Registrations are open for the Art Conspiracy Summer Arts Program at Willamina High School, with some sessions nearly full. The program runs June 20 to June 30 (Monday thru Thursday) with a final performance/presentation ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Sheridan Fire District Chief Les Thomas talks to students about the firefighting/emergency medical services profession at the Sheridan High School Future Fair event.

‘Future Fair’ helps Sheridan High students get an informed look ahead

Ensuring future success begins now. That was the key message conveyed to Sheridan High School students at this year’s Future Fair, an event designed to help prepare them for future employment in ...

Paul Daquilante/News-Register##Willamina Library Director Sarah Frost, left, will slide over one seat to her left and become the interim city manager when Kenna West leaves the job Friday, June 10, to become the city manager in Independence, effective Monday, June 27.

Willamina city manager resigns

West takes Independence job; library director Frost named interim manager

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Former Oregon Gov. Barbara Roberts, who attended Sheridan High School, said future students will have more post-graduate opportunities than she and her classmates had as a result of the CTEC program.

Sheridan tech ed center honors former governor

Barbara Roberts, Oregon governor from 1991 to 1995, rode with State Rep. David Gomberg,  to a special occasion Monday afternoon in Sheridan. The Sheridan School District CTEC (Career Technical ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Teacher TJ Wilson watches over students Chance Stewart and Conner Slater as they work on removing an engine from a truck frame.

Willamina students revved up by experience at prestigious car show

Willamina High School Principal Jami Fluke remembers junior Alyson Payne being a bit “star struck” in the moment. While at the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, Calif., CTE (career and ...

Willamina planning to expand middle school

The Willamina School District will expand and renovate its middle school with the addition of six classrooms, a central office space with two private offices and a staff room, four additional restrooms ...