Nine occupants escape Sheridan fire

Nine residents safely escaped a Sheridan two-alarm house fire in the 900 block of East Main Main Street - area of Cherry Hill Road and Main - late Tuesday morning. Sheridan/Southwestern Polk/West ...

Willamina renews sheriff’s office contract

The Willamina City Council renewed its fiscal year contract with the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services through June 2022 at this month’s regular meeting. During ...

Fire board extends contract with Chief Hertel

The Sheridan/Southwestern Polk/West Valley tri-district has extended Chief Fred Hertel’s contract through June 30, 2024. The agreement was revised at this month’s Zoom board meeting. Hertel’s ...

Over 100 students exposed to COVID in Willamina

Three Willamina High School students and one other student were diagnosed with COVID-19, Superintendent Carrie Zimbrick told the News-Register Friday. Additionally, the baseball and ...

Sheridan council to meet in school gym

The Sheridan City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 19, in the Sheridan High School gymnasium. The meeting was originally scheduled to be held in the cafeteria. There will be a public hearing ...

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Dental hygienist Kristen Short gives Marlene Guerrero her initial injection of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Virginia Garcia clinic in McMinnville on Tuesday. The clinic gave out more than 300 vaccinations.

Dispensing hope: Virginia Garcia clinics plan to vaccinate 30,000 by mid-July

  Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center’s 17 clinics across Yamhill and Washington counties have vaccinated nearly 15,000 people against COVID-19 so far, staff told Congresswoman Suzanne ...

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Grand Ronde powwows canceled for second year

The Marcellus Norwest Memorial Veterans Powwow, traditionally held in July, and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Contest Powwow, an August fixture on the tribal grounds, have been canceled for ...

Cause determined in West Valley ambulance fire

A catastrophic failure of the transmission that blew oil over engine parts, and ignited a fire was the cause of a late February blaze that destroyed a West Valley Fire District ambulance. The Sheridan/Southwestern ...

Threats lead to arrest in Sheridan

Yamhill County Sheriff’s Sgt. Russ Vandewettering repeatedly knocked on the door of a Sheridan residence in an attempt to speak with Steven Smith, who then called the Yamhill Communications Agency ...

Sheridan Council hears about formation of new fire district

Chief Fred Hertel, who oversees Sheridan/Southwestern Polk/West Valley Fire District operations, made a pitch for the formation of District 22 to the Sheridan City Council Monday night. The district would ...

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Closing date set for Japanese School

The Sheridan Japanese School will close Friday, June 11, after 26 years of operation, Executive Director Jennifer Schulze told the school board during the March Zoom meeting. Board members President Elaine ...

Alleged paper mill arsonist ruled fit to proceed with case

Enrique Mejia, charged in connection with last December’s three-alarm fire that engulfed the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde-owned Blue Heron Paper Mill in Oregon City, is mentally fit to defend ...

Grand Ronde Tribe vaccinates Trail Blazers

Thirteen players on the Portland Trail Blazers’ roster received their first dose of the Moderma COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday through the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, the team announced on its ...

Sheridan manager profile will be solicited

Jensen Strategies, LLC of Portland, hired to oversee Sheridan’s search for its next city manager, will hold a Zoom meeting of business leaders and community mem- bers at 6 p.m. Thursday, April ...

Candidates file for May election

Several school board races will be contested in the May 18 election. McMinnville has two open positions that are contested, one by the incumbent and two others, the other by the incumbent and one challenger. Newberg ...