David Kline

Sheridan names new elementary principal

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan School Board approved the hiring Wednesday night of David Kline as the new principal at K-8 Faulconer-Chapman School. He succeeds Marti Hofenbredl, who served in the post ...

Polk County passes public safety levy

DALLAS — A crucial Polk County public safety levy passed handily Tuesday night. Complete but still unofficial returns had it prevailing 9,059 to 7,013, or 56.4 percent to 43.6. The Willamina City ...

Stephen Herod

Theft ring member gets 17 months

When Yamhill County sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant at Stephen Herod’s Willamina residence in late January, they found a stolen motorcycle and welder, along with evidence that led ...

Polk County public safety levy passing

DALLAS — A crucial Polk County public safety tax evy passed handily Tuesday night. The unofficial count was 9,059 to 7,013, or 56.4 percent to 43.6. The Willamina City Council and Confederated Tribes ...

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Amity’s Maddie Worthington throws the discus at the Class 3A West Valley League track and field championships at Dayton High School Friday.

Amity girls win WVL track title

McShane, Shirley each win 3 events; Rhode, Nelson, James, Spink thrive

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Willamina shortstop Madison Leno fields a groundball Thursday against Sheridan

Snatching away a playoff berth

Bulldogs shock Spartans in final regular-season contest

Heather Hughes

Willamina teacher faces 3 felony counts

A Yamhill County grand jury has indicted Willamina coach and teacher Heather Hughes in connection with an alleged assault on her 6-year-old daughter, on one count each of first-degree criminal mistreatment, ...

Events to mark Memorial Day

Yamhill Valley residents will mark Memorial Day with numerous ceremonies and special events Monday. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day. It was first celebrated in 1868 as a way of honoring ...

Willamina to graduate 40

WILLAMINA — Forty Willamina High School seniors will graduate at 1 p.m. Saturday at the West Valley Community Campus. Mariah Woodward is the class valedictorian. Alexander Ellis is the salutatorian. English ...

Horse slaying solved; owner cited

The owner of a horse found shot to death April 22, about 14 miles northwest of Sheridan on Bald Mountain, has been cited by the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office. Mark D. Ellis, 53, of Whiteson, identified ...

Submitted photo##Firefighters from the West Valley Fire District fight a blaze at a vacant house on Main Street in Willamina.

Fire damages Willamina structure

WILLAMINA — A vacant two-story structure at 390 W. Main St. sustained between $10,000 and $15,000 in damage as the result of a fire Monday afternoon. West Valley Fire District personnel responded ...

Flag supporters challenge Willamina board

WILLAMINA — Reyn Leno, who chairs the governing council of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, told the Willamina School Board he was disappointed and more than a little angry over the board’s ...

Y-C softball wins OWC title

McMinnville softball falls to McNary; Aguayo's sac fly lifts Sheridan baseball

Independent studies

Leo and Riley Boardman pursue excellence their way for Willamina track

Vang no longer with Willamina softball

Willamina softball coach Scott Vang is no longer with the team as the Bulldogs enter their final week of regular-season play, the News-Register has learned. It is unclear if Vang resigned his coaching ...