Willamina Middle School expansion a top priority

WILLAMINA — Superintendent Carrie Zimbrick said she feels the cramped quarters at Willamina Middle School are doing the staff and students a disservice. The school board heard a report from the ...

Sheridan resident dies after being pulled from river; suicide is suspected

SHERIDAN - A 64-year-old man who left a residential group home in the 200 block of Bridge Street Monday was found in the South Yamhill River later in the evening, according to Capt. Chris Ray of the Yamhill ...

Sheridan manager discussion delayed

SHERIDAN — The absence of Mayor Harry Cooley and councilor Chrissy Davis delayed the Sheridan City Council from moving forward with City Manager Frank Sheridan’s evaluation for fiscal year ...

Fire destroys Polk County garage, numerous contents

DALLAS — A multi-alarm fire late Sunday night destroyed a detached open bay garage and its contents about four miles west of Dallas on Oakdale Road in Polk County. The Sheridan/Southwest Polk/West ...

Gopher Valley Fire burns 20 acres

SHERIDAN — The 20-acre Gopher Valley Fire, reported Wednesday about five miles north of Sheridan, was in the mop-up stage Thursday, according to Oregon Department of Forestry spokesperson Bobbi Doan. A ...

Oregon State Police photo##Two people died Wednesday night in a crash near Sheridan.

Two die in Highway 18 crash

SHERIDAN – Two people were killed Wednesday night in a two-vehicle crash just east of Sheridan on Highway 18 at the entrance to the Dairy Queen. The Oregon State Police identified the victims as ...

Oregon State Police photo##Two people, including a McMinnville man, were killed in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday night east of Sheridan on Highway 18 at the entrance to the Dairy Queen.

Highway 18 crash claims two lives, including McMinnville resident

SHERIDAN – Two people were killed Wednesday night in a two-vehicle crash just east of Sheridan on Highway 18 at the entrance to the Dairy Queen. The Oregon State Police identified ...

Sheridan residents will pay higher sewer, water rates

SHERIDAN — Residents can expect an increase in sewer and water rates when they’re billed in late January. The city council took another step toward a rate hike at this month’s regular ...

Three fire districts coming together as one

SHERIDAN — While creating his administrative team for the Sheridan/Southwest Polk/West Valley fire departments, Chief Fred Hertel sought individuals with experience in the local region and with ...

Alleged Willamina animal abuser charged

WILLAMINA — Eric Goddard said he punched his roommate’s dog three or four times in the stomach when it wouldn’t stop barking, according to court records. Then, when he noticed the dog ...

Facilities have Willamina board's attention

GRAND RONDE —Superintendent Carrie Zimbrick presented her proposed list of long-range facility plan projects to the school board at this month’s meeting. The initial list includes: the upgraded ...

Sheridan residents injured in Highway 18 crash

GRAND RONDE — Two Sheridan residents were injured in a single-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon west of Grand Ronde on Highway 18 at the eastern edge of the Van Duzer Corridor in Polk County. The ...

Two killed, including Sheridan resident, in Highway 18 crash

Sheridan - A Sheridan man and Portland resident were killed late Sunday night in a two-vehicle head-on crash just east of Sheridan on Highway 18. Shawn Christopher Smith, 42, of Sheridan, and Mark Douglas ...

Sheridan man pleads to sex abuse charges

A Sheridan man pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree encouraging child sexual abuse, a Class B felony, and was sentenced to 60 days in the Yamhill County Jail. Lane Parr, 23, received a 20-day ...

Sheridan council hears parks review

SHERIDAN — City Planner Jim Jacks reviewed the Sheridan Parks Development Plan for the city council at this month’s special meeting. The plan was adopted by ordinance in May 2014. Jacks described ...

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