Teens will show, sell Mustangs at September event

Oregon Teens and Mustangs will host its 2021 Mustang Adoption Challenge on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 4-5, at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds. Lexi Merkel and Lindy will compete in the youth division. ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Lindy, a yearling Mustang, and Lexi Merkel, 11, are best friends now, although they ve known each other only since May though the Teens and Oregon Mustangs program.

Stopping by Lexi and Lindy

Sheridan girl sees her own caring abilities emerge as she fosters horse in Teens and Oregon Mustangs program

Submitted photo##A West Valley wildland fire consumed about 60 acres Tuesday afternoon.

Fire crews respond to West Valley wildland blaze

The Sheridan/Southwest Polk/West Valley fire districts responded to a two-alarm wildland fire in the 7000 block of Ridgeway Road, off Highway 22 in Polk County, about 3 p.m. Tuesday. It ...

Southwest Polk Fire District receives grant

The Spirit Mountain Community Fund has awarded a $21,950 grant to the Southwestern Polk Fire District. The district will use the money to upgrade extrication equipment used to remove victims involved ...

Willamina Fourth back on

Willamina's Old-fashioned Fourth of July will return this year. Organizers had decided in the spring to cancel the event again this year, as they did due to the pandemic in 2020. But with fewer restrictions ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##A fishing derby helped jump start Sheridan s Hometown Days early Saturday, with adults and children staking out their spots on the bank of the city s pond. Briar Thompson, 5, who was joined by her older brother, Denton, and father, Ryan, was distracted by a pill bug crawling on her arm.

'Fish on'

Sheridan marks Hometown Days

As much pomp as circumstances allow

Yamhill County high schools will hold their graduations in the next two weeks. The ceremonies, which were drastically altered in 2020 because of the pandemic, will look much more like normal this year ...

Challengers win election to McMinnville School Board

Challengers Jason Bizon and Abbie Warmbier won seats on the McMinnville School Board Tuesday night, according to unofficial election results released by the Yamhill County Clerk’s Office. Bizon, ...

Boards hear from ‘Save Our School’

A "Save Our School" presentation and discussion related to the building lease and the process for closing the school will be on the agenda when the Sheridan Japanese School Board meets at 6 p.m. ...

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Sheridan/Southwestern Polk/West Valley Fire District Board members have decided to sell the Rickreall Station.

Fire districts to sell old Rickreall Station

The Sheridan/Southwestern Polk/West Valley Fire District Board voted to sell the Rickreall Station at this month’s meeting held at the Sheridan Main Station. The station is located east of Dallas ...

Willamina school superintendent vote requires a re-do

When the Willamina School Board voted to award Superintendent Carrie Zimbrick a three-year contract extension Monday night, it also violated Oregon’s public meeting laws. The district properly noticed ...

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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 ...

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