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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 ...

City of Willamina seeks water intake funding

The Willamina City Council approved a staff request to seek addition- al water intake funding through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from Business Oregon in the amount of $300,000 at ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## The historic Sheridan Masonic Lodge site on South Bridge Street is being cleared. The structure partially collapsed earlier this year.

Plaza collapses under heavy equipment as Masonic Lodge building site cleared

A piece of heavy equipment fell through the plaza planks next to the ruined Masonic Lodge building earlier this month in downtown Sheridan, adding another destructive turn to the ongoing saga. Sheridan ...

Sheridan chooses firm for city manager search

The Sheridan City Council selected Jensen Strategies, LLC of Portland to oversee its search for the next city manager at this month’s special meeting. City Attorney Walt Gowell negotiated with Jensen, ...

Deadline near for county school, fire board filings

The deadline to file for election to area school and fire boards is Thursday, March 18. Voters will decide in the May 18 election. Ballots will arrive in mailboxes at the end of April. Several positions ...

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Man allegedly slashed victim

A Willamina transient allegedly slashed his victim with a fillet knife, cutting him on the hands, shoulder and stomach while threatening residents of a Northeast Sherman Street home in Sheridan. Joshua ...

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Grand Ronde man indicted in crash that killed two

A Grand Ronde man has been indicted on charges that include two counts of second-degree manslaughter in connection with a motor vehicle crash last June that killed a Willamina and Mount Angel resident. Matthew ...