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Poor conditions, harsh treatment reported at FCI Sheridan

The call came from the Federal Correctional Institution. Joshua Diskin was on the clock. He had only 10 minutes to talk from the Sheridan facility. During those few minutes, however, he was determined ...

Steve Bobb

Grand Ronde Tribal fixture Steve Bobb dies

Steve Bobb Sr., who served as a Grand Ronde Tribal Council member from 2007-13, and returned to the council from 2018-21, died Thursday, Aug. 11, of cancer. He was 73. Bobb’s contributions were ...

Willamina hosts city-wide garage sale

The Willamina Economic Improvement District and the city will host a community garage sale Friday and Saturday, Aug. 19-20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. About 30 participants are expected. Willamina Christian ...

National Night Out events planned in several cities

Several National Night Out events are planned in Yamhill County on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Hosted by local police departments and the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office, they are being held in conjunction ...

Steve Sims/Yamhill County Public Works##Yamhill County Public Works employees Steve Wanner, Jason Reed and Cody Reid make the repair to a sinkhole on the north end of Bridge Street in Sheridan. The 6-foot-deep sinkhole was repaired without any damage to the underground water line.
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Bridge Street sinkhole repaired in Sheridan

The Yamhill County Public Works Department was called out to repair a sinkhole that developed on the north end of Sheridan’s Bridge Street Sunday, July 17, according to Road Division Manager Steve ...

Man accused of assault on girlfriend


Shattered cell phone followed by sexual assault in Willamina

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Walt Fuller said he’s had a good life and he’s always lived in Oregon – he was born near Corvallis, spent the early years of his marriage in the city of Oregon, Illinois, then relocated to Grand Ronde and finally McMinnville.

Centenarian looks back on a good life

Born in Kings Valley, Walter Fuller served overseas and spent years in Illinois, but ‘I’ve always lived in Oregon.’

Willamina swears in new councilor

The Willamina City Council filled an opening at the Tuesday, July 12 regular meeting with the appointment of Vickie Hernandez. The vacancy was declared in December 2021 after Theresa McKnight resigned ...

Photo courtesy Oregon State Police##Suspect vehicle in fatal Highway 18 road rage shooting.

Highway 18 motorist shot to death; suspect at large

A road rage incident led to the deadly shooting of a motorist about 9 p.m. Wednesday west of Grand Ronde on Highway 18. The victim was identified by the Oregon State Police as Dennis Gerard Anderson, ...

'Bart Simpson' addresses Delphian grads

The voice of Bart Simpson sent the Delphian School’s Class of 2022 off into the world in June. Nancy Cartwright, who voices the popular cartoon character, spoke at the school’s 42nd commencement. ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Luna Herrera, 9, from Sheridan, shows off the 3-D collage she made as part of the Art Conspiracy Summer Arts Program.

Art Conspiracy exposes youth to the richness of art

Summer program exposes youth to the richness of art

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Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, right, talks with YCAP and HAYC officials during  a visit to McMinnville. They are, from left, YCAP development director Laverne Pitts, Housing Authority director Vickie Ybarguen, YCAP director Alexandra Hendgen and Turnkey Program coordinator Sean Cavaghan.

Rep. Bonamici talks about housing issues with local leaders

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Oregon, sat down Thursday to talk with people who work with local affordable housing and homeless programs during a visit to McMinnville. She said she wanted to hear, among ...

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##Remodeling continues on the century-old Heider Building in downtown Sheridan. The first-floor retail area is expected to be ready later this summer.

Heider Building retail space nearing completion

Crews are making steady progress on restoring the Heider Building, a century-old, two-story brick structure at 229 S. Bridge St. in Sheridan. A restoration project like this “takes awhile,” ...

Paul Daquilante/News-Regiter##Scout Troop 245 leads the way at the start of Monday night s parade down Main Street prior to a fireworks show at dusk that wrapped up the Willamina Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration.

He's got a Model A to make him feel young

Willamina celebrates an Old-fashioned Fourth of July

Willamina district takes a hard look at security

As an educator, you never get used to learning about another school shooting, Willamina School District Superintendent Carrie Zimbrick told the school board at the Monday, June 27, regular meeting. “It’s ...