##Connie Savage

Woman who intentionally struck victim with her car avoids prison

A Sheridan woman, who a victim said “floored it” and struck her with her car, has pleaded guilty. Connie Savage, 56, drove off after hitting Ivy Headings, 39, of McMinnville, at the ...

Coastal Hills Art tour returns to Willamina

The 31st annual Coastal Hills Art Tour is returning to Willamina, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10 and 11. Artists will be located at several sites throughout Willamina, displaying and ...

Willamina schools dealing with traffic control issues

Parking lot safety has led to a new set of eyes trained on the Willamina School District campus. As a way to solve traffic congestion issues at the Northeast Oaken Hills Drive campus, the district ...

Student statements investigated on Willamina campus

Law enforcement personnel detained a Willamina High School student on the Northeast Oaken Hills Drive campus the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 18, for allegedly making “concerning statements ...

Arrest made in connection with Sheridan shooting

A Sheridan man was shot and wounded and the alleged suspect was quickly taken into custody the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 18. The incident occurred on the west side of town. The shooting was reported ...

Student statements investigated on Willamina campus

Law enforcement personnel detained a Willamina High School student on the Northeast Oaken Hills Drive campus the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 18 for allegedly making “concerning statements to staff ...

Arrest made in connection with Sheridan shooting

A Sheridan man was shot and wounded and the alleged suspect was quickly taken into custody the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 18. The incident occurred on the west side of town. The shooting was reported ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##The city of Willamina has turned managerial duties of the Willamina Cemetery over to Joel Boyce. One of his top priorities will be creating a database that accounts for everyone buried on the grounds. Boyce also owns Green Crest Memorial Park in Sheridan.

Willamina Cemetery is now in new hands

Joel Boyce is on a mission. “I have a passion, that one day all of the local cemeteries have a single point of contact. Before I run out of steam. So things are streamlined.” The ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##House District 24 Rep. Lucetta Elmer of McMinnville and House Speaker Dan Rayfield listen to Sheridan School District Superintendent Dorie Vickery during a visit the state leaders made to the Barbara Roberts Career Technical Education Center on the morning of Friday, Oct. 6.

Elmer and House speaker visit Sheridan's CTE Center

It was March 2022 when former Oregon Gov. Barbara Roberts, a 1955 Sheridan High School graduate, stood in the Sheridan Career Technical Education Center as the facility was dedicated in her name. Superintendent ...

Deputies peacefully resolve Willamina standoff

More than 20 hours of negotiations involving Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office deputies brought a peaceful end to a tense standoff with a rural Willamina resident who was experiencing a mental ...

DUII driver, on alcohol run, damages Sheridan City Hall property

A McMinnville man, who admitted to drinking earlier in the day, said he was driving to a convenience store to purchase more alcohol when he allegedly crashed into several objects in the Sheridan City Hall ...

Sheridan examines mobile laundry/shower possibilities

Dealing with homeless issues was again the main topic of Sheridan city council’s Monday, Sept. 18, meeting, with Mayor Marianne Thomson leading a discussion to consider offering a mobile ...

Willamina encouraged by start of school year

Superintendent Carrie Zimbrick had encouraging news for the school board at the Monday, Sept. 11 meeting. She updated the board on the current middle school expansion project that includes the ...

Encompass Yamhill Valley poised to guide Sheridan homeless effort

City Manager Heidi Bell reminded the Sheridan City Council during its Tuesday, Sept. 5, work session that Encompass Yamhill Valley has been seeking an opportunity to serve the West Valley. She ...

Advocates recommend task force in West Valley

Encompass Yamhill Valley’s Howie Harkema and Carrie Martin last month recommended that Sheridan take the lead in creating a West Valley Task Force. Encompass is a nonprofit that operates countywide, ...

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