Sewer, water rates going up in Sheridan

The News-Register staff SHERIDAN — Consultant Steve Donovan told the Sheridan City Council last week that it’s time the city raised its sewer and water rates and consider increasing its systems ...

Highway 18 crash claims one

OTIS — One person was killed and two Grand Ronde residents were injured in a multi-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on Highway 18. The Oregon State Police gave this account of the crash, which occurred ...

Willamina poised to fill opening

WILLAMINA — The Willamina School District has begun screening applicants for its vacant deputy clerk position and will soon begin scheduling interviews. Carol Haight, who held the position for 16 ...

Sheridan beefs up school budget

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan School District will have another $408,000 to spend next year, after the Legislature approved a K-12 statewide budget of $8.2 billion for the new biennium. The school board ...

News-Register file photo##Four-year-old Norah Guardiola of Willamina awaits her prize after winning a carnival game during last year’s Sheridan Days celebration.

Sheridan Days brings big fun to small town

SHERIDAN — There will be a distinct Sheridan School District flavor to Sheridan Days 2017. The 19th annual celebration will be held Thursday, June 15, through Sunday, June 18. “Small ...

Jail hanging report being held for review

At the request of Yamhill County Sheriff Tim Svenson, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office has completed a review of the Oct. 12 arrest, booking, and lodging of suicide victim Debbie Samples of ...

Incumbent Burr leads race for Willamina council

WILLAMINA — Incumbents Bob Burr and Rita Baller were joined by challenger Craig Johnson Jr. as the top contenders for a trio of seats on the Willamina City Council, based on final unofficial ...

Polk Sheriff Garton defeats Yamhill sergeant

DALLAS — Mark Garton, appointed interim Polk County sheriff in October 2015, following the retirement of Bob Wolfe, swept to an easy victory over Yamhill County Sheriff's Sgt. Todd Whitlow ...

Sheridan addresses bullying issue

SHERIDAN — More than 73 percent of Faulconer-Chapman School parents said in response to a survey that they believe bullying is a problem at the school. In a report to the school board, Superintendent ...

Willamina board to meet Monday

WILLAMINA — The Willamina School Board will address 2016-17 housekeeping matters when it meets at 7 p.m. Monday in the library. The agenda includes election of a chair and vice-chair. For ...

Photo courtesy Oregon State Police##This tractor-trailer rig, driven by a Sheridan man, collided with a passenger car Wednesday morning on Highway 30, killing a passenger in the car.

Sheridan man injured in fatal crash

CLATSKANIE - A Warrenton woman was killed and a Sheridan man sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning west of Clatskanie on Highway 30. The Oregon State Police gave this ...

Willamina School Board considers charter school proposal

WILLAMINA - The Willamina School board will discuss a charter school proposal when it meets at 7 p.m. Monday in the school library. The board will also accept the 2014-15 audit. For information, call ...

Photo courtesy Polk County Sheriff s Office##The pilot of this helicopter that crashed Monday afternoon south of Willamina was uninjured.

Pilot uninjured in Willamina-area helicopter crash

WILLAMINA - A helicopter harvesting Christmas trees crashed Monday afternoon south of Willamina in the 21000 block of Highway 22. The pilot was not injured. The Polk County Sheriff's Office gave ...

'Murder Quilt' on display

WILLAMINA -- A replica of the Willamina Murder Quilt, made by local quilters, will be on display through Nov. 14 at the Willamina Museum of Local History. The original quilt memorialized the mysterious ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Briece Edwards, senior archaeologist for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, sifts through a soil sample at the tribe’s archaeology lab in Grand Ronde. “Starting any new project, you want to go slow,” he said. “You want to be examine the soil carefully.”

Sifting through the past

Indiana Jones may not get excited seeing a tiny sliver of pottery sticking out of a handful of dirt. But Briece Edwards is an archaeologist, so he does get excited about such things. Senior archaeologist ...

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