Marcus Larson/News-Register##Guitarist Jake Blair leads a set at the Mac Market on Saturday. The Market is expanding its food, beverage and event offerings, with another music series coming up early next year.

Along the Street: Mac Market expanding its offerings

Mac Market, a community gathering places that offers food, beverages, local produce, crafts, and events, is making some changes to provide more selections for its customers, owner Diana Riggs said. Located ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Laura Medved, a classroom assistant at A Family Place, plays with one of the children in the organization’s new West Valley facilities. A Family Place helps at-risk children and families, recently expanded, adding a classroom and diaper closet on the Willamina School District campus in addition to its McMinnville and Newberg sites.

‘There’s no such thing as somebody else’s children’

Preschoolers are busy in the playground outside their classroom at A Family Place’s West Valley location, running, cooking at a pretend stove, pulling at plants, having fun. They are learning to ...

Counties issue W. Valley ambulance warning

West Valley Fire District is leaving ambulance and other emergency medical calls in its district to the new ambulance service provided by the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and other agencies, ...

West Valley crime spree results in prison term

Tanner Abbott carjacked one victim, stole four other vehicles, including a forklift, and led a Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office deputy on a high-speed pursuit, all within a two-and-a-half-week period ...

Area schools report more than 100 cases

The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., rang its bells 700 times Tuesday, once for every 1,000 Americans lost to COVID-19 since the pandemic started — 700,000 deaths. In Oregon, 3,867 people ...

Cameras eyed for Sheridan City Park

The Sheridan Rotary Club is raising money to install surveillance cameras at City Park. Members Matt Huegli and Brad Myers presented a proposal to the city council at Monday night’s work session. “Unfortunately, ...

Submitted photo##Grand Ronde tribal leaders held a ceremony last month to mark the beginning of demolition work on the former site of the Blue Heron Paper Mill in Oregon City.

Demo begins on former Blue Heron Paper Mill site

Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde leaders gathered in ceremony Sept. 21 to mark the beginning of on-site demolition work at the former Blue Heron Paper Mill in Oregon City. The event marked the first ...

Esri Redistricting##The boundaries of newly created U.S. House Dist. 6, indicated by the blue line, include all of Yamhill and Polk counties, and portions of Marion and Washington counties.

New political lines drawn; same divide may remain

Voters in the cities of Newberg, Dundee, Amity, Sheridan, Willamina and Grand Ronde will have new representation in the Oregon House and in a Senate District 12 that now includes nearly all of Yamhill ...

Teens will show, sell Mustangs at September event

Oregon Teens and Mustangs will host its 2021 Mustang Adoption Challenge on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 4-5, at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds. Lexi Merkel and Lindy will compete in the youth division. ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Lindy, a yearling Mustang, and Lexi Merkel, 11, are best friends now, although they ve known each other only since May though the Teens and Oregon Mustangs program.

Stopping by Lexi and Lindy

Sheridan girl sees her own caring abilities emerge as she fosters horse in Teens and Oregon Mustangs program

Submitted photo##A West Valley wildland fire consumed about 60 acres Tuesday afternoon.

Fire crews respond to West Valley wildland blaze

The Sheridan/Southwest Polk/West Valley fire districts responded to a two-alarm wildland fire in the 7000 block of Ridgeway Road, off Highway 22 in Polk County, about 3 p.m. Tuesday. It ...

Southwest Polk Fire District receives grant

The Spirit Mountain Community Fund has awarded a $21,950 grant to the Southwestern Polk Fire District. The district will use the money to upgrade extrication equipment used to remove victims involved ...

Willamina Fourth back on

Willamina's Old-fashioned Fourth of July will return this year. Organizers had decided in the spring to cancel the event again this year, as they did due to the pandemic in 2020. But with fewer restrictions ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##A fishing derby helped jump start Sheridan s Hometown Days early Saturday, with adults and children staking out their spots on the bank of the city s pond. Briar Thompson, 5, who was joined by her older brother, Denton, and father, Ryan, was distracted by a pill bug crawling on her arm.

'Fish on'

Sheridan marks Hometown Days

As much pomp as circumstances allow

Yamhill County high schools will hold their graduations in the next two weeks. The ceremonies, which were drastically altered in 2020 because of the pandemic, will look much more like normal this year ...