Weekend brings varied activities to Willamina, Sheridan

The West Valley towns of Willamina and Sheridan — from museums, parks and libraries, to streets and rivers — offer plenty of activity over Father’s Day weekend. The Willamina History ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Members of the Sheridan Class of 2024 toss their caps in celebration at the conclusion of Saturday’s commencement ceremony.

Gratitude felt as Sheridan graduates get life advice

Even the many babies and small children helping to fill the bleachers remained quiet during Sheridan High School’s graduation ceremony, perhaps catching the joyful spirit of their elders, who whistled ...

Sheridan residents to celebrate hometown

Sheridan Hometown Days will fill the parks and streets with fun, Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15. The annual festival’s theme is “There’s No Place Like Hometown Days.” With ...

Amity, Dayton, Sheridan, Y-C graduations planned Saturday

Amity High School Amity High School will graduate its Class of 2024 at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the football stadium. Brennan Hake is valedictorian of his class. Carter Northrop is salutatorian. Members ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Willamina teacher Brenda Dickens snaps a photo of graduate Phenix Catron just after receiving his diploma on Saturday at the Bulldogs’ football stadium.

Mix of emotions as Bulldogs graduate

Willamina High School’s Class of 2024 reflected on the past and envisioned the future Saturday, June 1, during its graduation ceremony in front of family, friends and the educators who helped get ...

Willamina students to graduate Saturday

Willamina High School will graduate its Class of 2024 at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1, in the football stadium on campus. Valedictorians are Mikalie Mae Floyd, Maximus Ray Dascomb and Anabelle Madeline VanHorn. Salutatorians ...

Events planned to honor vets

A huge display of flags, ceremonies at local cemeteries and other events will honor veterans this Memorial Day weekend. Children and volunteers will set out 5,924 small American flags along Baker Creek ...

Sheridan council picks Sweeping Beauty, discusses city-owned properties

With 48 names to choose from, the Sheridan City Council selected Sweeping Beauty as the winner of the Street Sweeper Naming Contest. Before entries were taken, K-5 students took a tour of the ins and ...

Police chase of stolen motorcycle leads to arrest

A Dayton man was arrested in the early morning of Friday, May 10 following a high speed chase in the Sheridan area on what was discovered to be a stolen motorcycle, according to a probable cause statement ...

Tip to Internet Crimes Taskforce leads to arrest of Sheridan man

A tip from a national taskforce last week led Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office deputies to arrest Brendan Haynes, 27, of Sheridan, who allegedly stored images and videos of child sex abuse on his ...

Sheridan couple indicted on Measure 11 charges

A grand jury indictment on Friday totaled 21 counts, including a mix of felony and Measure 11 charges, against Sheridan couple Kevin Edward Kemp, 41, and Shannon Danielle Kemp, 36, for their alleged sexual ...

County fire departments get wildfire grants

Seven Yamhill County fire departments received grant funding from the Oregon State Fire Marshal last week aimed at providing additional staffing during wildfire season. Departments were eligible to receive ...

Small Woodlands Association schedules talks and tours

The Yamhill County chapter of the Small Woodlands Association has scheduled a series of talks and tours for public education. Participation is free. On Wednesday, April 24, Dr. Bob Zybach will discuss ...

Sheridan couple accused of grooming, abusing teen girl

A Sheridan husband and wife were arrested Monday for grooming and having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old who had been living with them. Kevin Edward Kemp, 41, and Shannon Danielle Kemp, 36, were ...

‘Habitual poacher’ arrested for illegal steelhead fishing

Evan Rue Baller, 41, was arrested Friday, April 12, after he was caught on camera harvesting multiple unlawful steelhead in a closed angling area on the Willamina Creek lower falls. In his arrest summary, ...

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