Burglars steal West Valley FD equipment

Burglars stole communications equipment from two apparatus bays after breaking into the West Valley Fire District main station in Willamina. The two entered the building on Main Street about 12:30 a.m. ...

Sheridan FD gets seismic grant

The Sheridan Fire District has received a $2.1 million grant for seismic upgrades to the 37-year-old main station. Building codes have changed significantly since the brick station was constructed on ...

Submitted photo##McMinnville Fire Department Rope Rescue Team responded to the Sunday morning double-fatal crash.

Willamina Creek Road crash claims two lives, including Willamina resident

A vehicle plunged more than 100 feet over an embankment, killing two people and injuring four others Sunday morning in rural Willamina. The victims were identified as Kennyth Charles Holsclaw, 22, of ...

Kenna West

Willamina, city manager to negotiate contract

The city of Willamina will begin contract negotiations with manager Kenna West in hopes of keeping her on the job for at least another three years. Mayor Ila Skyberg, who will represent the city in negotiations ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Sheridan High graduate Devin Drader and others line up their cars in the Forest River RV plant parking lot for a drive-through ceremony on Saturday.

Sheridan grads will forever be remembered

As Sheridan High School Principal Dean Rech introduced the Class of 2020, graduation caps flew out the windows and through the sunroofs of vehicles in the Forest River RV parking lot Saturday afternoon. “It’s ...

Oregon State Police photo##A two-vehicle crash early Thursday morning west of Salem on Highway 22 claimed the life of a McMinnville woman.

McMinnville woman dies in Polk County crash

A McMinnville woman was killed early Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash west of Salem on Highway 22 in Polk County. The Oregon State Police identified her as 41-year-old Kimberly Johnson. About 1:30 ...

Submitted photos##An early Thursday morning fire in Sheridan proved fatal.

Father and son perish in Sheridan house fire

A father and son died in a three-alarm fire that engulfed their house in the 300 block of Northeast Yamhill Street in Sheridan early Thursday morning. Randy Hoff, 71, and Adam Hoff, 31, could not escape ...

Dorie Vickery

Sheridan names Vickery superintendent

The Sheridan School Board unanimously approved the hiring of Dorie Vickery as superintendent during a special Zoom meeting Tuesday night. Vickery is an educational consultant for the Philomath School ...

Sheridan spaces out graduation

Sheridan High School is spacing graduation over four days, culminating with a Saturday, June 6, event for the 48 seniors. The 2020 graduating class: Brandon Ashlock, Alyssa Asuncion, Emilia Ayala, Michael ...

Mayors, council seats up for election in November

Voters in cities around Yamhill County will elect council members and, in most cases, mayors in the Nov. 3 general election. Candidates can start filing in McMinnville, Newberg and most other cities this ...

COVID-19 case confirmed in Sheridan

After dropping to fewer than 20 new cases a day recently, Oregon reported more than 70 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and 49 on Thursday, with three new deaths reported Thursday, bringing the state’s ...

Sundrud

Sheridan standoff suspect receives 2-year prison term

A 48-year-old man involved in a seven-hour standoff at the Sheridan home of his disabled father has been sentenced to two years in prison. Kenneth Sundrud was accused of threatening people at the home ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Nakoa Mercier is surrounded by family at his Willamina High School graduation.

In Willamina, a drive-through graduation

About an hour before the start of Saturday afternoon’s Willamina High School drive-through graduation ceremony, a pickup pulled to the curb at the bottom of Oaken Hills Drive, where the job of decorating ...

Rusty Rae / News-Register##Flags fly Sunday evening as dusk approaches.

Flags will fly to honor fallen soldiers

Staff members and students will place nearly 6,000 flags in front of McMinnville Christian Academy, previously Bethel Christian School, as a tribute to Oregon’s fallen soldiers. “We ...

Sheridan announces superintendent finalists

The Sheridan School District has selected three finalists for its superintendent position to replace Steve Sugg, who resigned effective June 30 to become the superintendent in Dayton. The finalists are ...

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