Sheriff's Office aids in search for missing man

A Yamhill County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team is aiding in the search for a 73-year-old man reported missing between five and seven miles northwest of Grand Ronde, off Wind River Road (off Agency ...

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Baer appointed new Sheridan mayor

City Council President Aaron Baer was appointed Sheridan mayor at Monday night’s work session. Baer was elected to the council in 2016 and again this year. He previously served on the Sheridan ...

Aaron Baer

Baer appointed Sheridan Mayor

City Councilor Aaron Baer was appointed Sheridan Mayor at Monday night’s council work session. He succeeds Harry Cooley, who announced his resignation at the Monday, April 19 regular meeting, effective ...

Sheridan council stalls fire district consolidation

The Sheridan City Council quickly extinguished any possibility the Sheridan and Southwestern Polk fire districts will become District 22 by year’s end. The council opted at this month’s regular ...

Sheridan, Willamina back in classroom after outbreak

Sheridan High School students returned to in-person learning Monday, while all Willamina students were back in their classrooms today following COVID-19 outbreaks in the West Valley. Three Willamina High ...

Sheridan mayor resigns

Council to talk succession at its May 4 meeting Sheridan Mayor Harry Cooley announced his resignation at Monday night’s city council meeting. He will step down Friday, April 30, in the midst ...

Nine occupants escape Sheridan fire

Nine residents safely escaped a Sheridan two-alarm house fire in the 900 block of East Main Main Street - area of Cherry Hill Road and Main - late Tuesday morning. Sheridan/Southwestern Polk/West ...

Willamina renews sheriff’s office contract

The Willamina City Council renewed its fiscal year contract with the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services through June 2022 at this month’s regular meeting. During ...

Fire board extends contract with Chief Hertel

The Sheridan/Southwestern Polk/West Valley tri-district has extended Chief Fred Hertel’s contract through June 30, 2024. The agreement was revised at this month’s Zoom board meeting. Hertel’s ...

Over 100 students exposed to COVID in Willamina

Three Willamina High School students and one other student were diagnosed with COVID-19, Superintendent Carrie Zimbrick told the News-Register Friday. Additionally, the baseball and ...

Sheridan council to meet in school gym

The Sheridan City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 19, in the Sheridan High School gymnasium. The meeting was originally scheduled to be held in the cafeteria. There will be a public hearing ...

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Dental hygienist Kristen Short gives Marlene Guerrero her initial injection of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Virginia Garcia clinic in McMinnville on Tuesday. The clinic gave out more than 300 vaccinations.

Dispensing hope: Virginia Garcia clinics plan to vaccinate 30,000 by mid-July

  Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center’s 17 clinics across Yamhill and Washington counties have vaccinated nearly 15,000 people against COVID-19 so far, staff told Congresswoman Suzanne ...

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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 ...

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