All-West Valley baseball teams announced

Twelve baseball players from Yamhill County schools were honored by the coaches of the Class 3A West Valley League as members of all-league teams. Dayton junior Jarred Ashley and Sheridan junior Jackson ...

Volunteers rally to replace sewage system

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Terry Keller of Keller Excavating digs a hole for a new septic tank on Carolyn Oden’s property outside Grand Ronde on Saturday, June 20. GRAND RONDE — Carolyn ...

Michaela Fujita-Conrads/News-Register##Chris Alexander assists his daughter, Annika Alexander, cast in the Sheridan
Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 20.

Fishing derby a hit with the kids

SHERIDAN — Families with fold-up chairs and fishing rods lined the shores of Sheridan’s Southside Park pond Saturday morning to watch their children try catching some hatchery trout planted ...

Agencies respond to Polk fire

SHERIDAN — A barn fire spread into the surrounding field Sunday night, drawing a broad responses from Polk and Yamhill county fire agencies. The 100-foot by 70-foot barn was full of hay when it ...

Sheridan board extends superintendent's contract

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan School Board Wednesday night approved a two-year contract extension for Superintendent Steve Sugg at an annual salary of $109,315. Sugg has guided the Sheridan district ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Armand Pilotte of Sheridan, the president of the McMinnville Amateur Radio Club, sits in his “radio shack” set up in his garage. The Navy vet became fascinated with ham radio when he was a teen-ager growing up in New Hampshire.

They hear voices

Local ham radio club listens to the world, braces for disaster

Pot grower cited by DEQ

SHERIDAN — The state Department of Environmental Quality has assessed a $9,600 penalty on a Sheridan medical marijuana grower for discharging agricultural wastewater into the city’s storm drain ...

Dog waste riles Sheridan councilor

SHERIDAN – City Councilor Val Adamson voiced his concern Monday night about dog walkers leaving waste in their wake. He said there ought to be a law, or in this case, a city ordinance discouraging ...

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Dayton senior Sierra Ray (left) and junior Rachael Fluke both received first-team honors from the coaches of the Class 3A West Valley League, Fluke as a first baseman and Ray as a pitcher.

West Valley League softball players receive league awards

Twenty athletes from across Yamhill County were honored by the coaches of the Class 3A West Valley League with all-league awards. Dayton, the 2015 WVL and OSAA Class 3A state champion, led the way with ...

Submitted photo##Firefighters combat a blaze at an abandoned house in Grande Ronde.

Fire destroys abandoned home

GRAND RONDE — A fire destroyed an abandoned home late Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 18 and Fire Hall Road. Submitted photo##The fire spread from the abandoned house to trees ...

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 Miranda Lauer of Blue River readies herself for the start of an open-class race.

Ladies in first

Women take to Mud Drags’ biggest stages

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An elimination race begins at the Sheridan Mud Drags, held Saturday in a field off Monroe Street in Sheridan.

2015 Sheridan Mud Drags results

Sheridan Mud DragsJune 13, 2015Four Cylinder Stock1st: Tom Haight - McMinnville, Ore. (A-1 Logging)2nd: Eric Peterson- Sheridan, Ore.3rd: Jack Scott, Jr.- Willamina, Ore.. Four Cylinder Modified/ Six ...

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Sheridan’s Justin Acuff signed a scholarship agreement to wrestle at Southern Oregon University Monday.

Acuff joins Raider Nation

Three-time state champ joins NAIA national runner-up

Michaela Fujita-Conrads/News-Register##Hope Ulery smiles at her parents while riding a merry-go-round at the Sheridan Days Festival on Saturday,
June 13.

Sheridan Days: A festival of magic

About 20,000 people from all over Oregon gathered in Sheridan over the weekend for the 17th annual Sheridan Days festival. This year’s theme was, “We Believe in Magic.” A carnival and ...

Polk sheriff announces retirement

DALLAS — Polk County Sheriff Bob Wolfe is planning to retire at the end of the year. Wolfe, whose law enforcement career spans 39 years, the last 16 as sheriff, cited family reasons. He said his ...