Willamina manager lauds city staff

WILLAMINA — City Manager Kenna West and the Willamina City Council met in regular session for the final time in 2018 Tuesday night, and she used the time to praise the city staff. “The city ...

Willamina wants centralized place for sixth grade classroom

WILLAMINA — The elementary school staff is lacking support because the three sixth grade classes are scattered around the Oaken Hills Drive campus, Superintendent Carrie Zimbrick told the Willamina ...

Grand Ronde to host bi-lingual conference

GRAND RONDE — The Oregon Association for Comprehensive Education will hold its annual conference Jan. 24-26 at the Grand Ronde Conference Center. Author and lecturer Emma Gonzalez will be the keynote ...

Sheridan sewer/water rates go up

SHERIDAN — Residents will see their sewer and water rates increase by 2.82 and 2.87 percent, respectively, following a Sheridan City Council vote at this month’s meeting. Infrastructure consultant ...

Willamina ordinance targets 'offensive' animal littering

WILLAMINA — The Willamina City Council initiated a process at this month’s meeting that makes residents responsible for picking up their animal’s waste. The council introduced an ordinance ...

Willamina board addresses threat

WILLAMINA - Two parents expressed concern to the Willamina School Board Tuesday night about the handling of a threat-related incident that occurred late last week. One of the parents, Andrea Balthaser, ...

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Children exposed to Sheridan drug house; four arrested

[Updated Friday 11 a.m.] SHERIDAN — When the Yamhill County Interagency Narcotics Team served a search warrant on a Southwest Madison St. residence early Tuesday morning, and targeted Michelle Suzanne ...

Paul Daquilante / News-Register##Rolly Heuser, owner of Coyote Joe s in Willamina, hands out candy to locals from the bed of his truck during the  Trunk of Treat  event on Halloween.

A happy Halloween in Willamina

WILLAMINA - Mayor Ila Skyberg and City Manager Kenna West were playing the part of kids at heart during Willamina’s two-hour Halloween celebration. The youngsters who gathered for “trunk or ...

Sheridan schools focus on chronic absenteeism

SHERIDAN — The elimination of chronic absenteeism is a daily focus for administrators and teachers in the Sheridan School District, Superintendent Steve Sugg reminded the school board and audience ...

Sheridan schools focus on chronic absenteeism

SHERIDAN — The elimination of chronic absenteeism is a daily focus for administrators and teachers in the Sheridan School District, Superintendent Steve Sugg reminded the school board and audience ...

Five candidates seek Sheridan council positions

SHERIDAN — There will be a noticeable shakeup on the Sheridan City Council after next month’s general election. Five candidates are vying for three positions, none of whom are incumbents. Val ...

Willamina schools secure Nike grant

WILLAMINA — “Swish it, don’t dis it.” The Willamina School District is promoting that message related to a $20,000 Nike Community Impact Fund grant it has received. Nike awarded ...

Family of woman who died in jail files tort claim notice

The estate of a woman who died in the Yamhill County jail last January has filed a tort claim notice with the county, preserving the right to file a lawsuit. The notice alleges the jail staff failed to ...

Willamina honored for employee safety

WILLAMINA — City Manager Kenna West has a plaque she proudly displayed to the audience and city council at this month’s meeting. During the League of Oregon Cities annual conference, the city ...

Willamina city manager receives pay raise

WILLAMINA — A 5 percent raise for City Manager Kenna West was unanimously approved at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. West was hired in August 2017. The three-year contract she ...

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