## Sanchez

Man allegedly slashed victim

A Willamina transient allegedly slashed his victim with a fillet knife, cutting him on the hands, shoulder and stomach while threatening residents of a Northeast Sherman Street home in Sheridan. Joshua ...

## Mayes

Grand Ronde man indicted in crash that killed two

A Grand Ronde man has been indicted on charges that include two counts of second-degree manslaughter in connection with a motor vehicle crash last June that killed a Willamina and Mount Angel resident. Matthew ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register## The Sheridan Japanese School will close this year, said Executive Director Jennifer Shultz.

Sheridan Japanese School will close after 26 years

The Sheridan Japanese School, which opened its doors in 1994, will close when the current school year ends. “This school existed in some form for 26 years,” Executive Director Jennifer Schulze ...

Sheridan zeros in on manager recruiting firm

The Sheridan City Council voted to follow Carlton’s lead in selecting Jensen Strategies, LLC of Portland to oversee its search for the next city manager. The deal is pending successful negotiation ...

Photos courtesy West Valley Fire District##A fire engulfed a West Valley Fire District ambulance Tuesday on Highway 22 in Polk County.

Fire engulfs West Valley ambulance

A West Valley Fire District ambulance was destroyed when a fire engulfed the vehicle Tuesday. The unit was dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on Highway 22 at Sawtell Road, southwest of Willamina, where ...

Willamina School Board reconvenes

Following an internet outage on Monday, Feb. 8, the Willamina School Board will reconvene at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22 in the elementary/high school library. The meeting will be held via Zoom, and a link ...

Planners approve new Worden Hill Road winery

Yamhill County planning Commissioners on Feb. 4 unanimously approved an application by Jared Etzel for a conditional use permit to build a winery on his vineyard property on Worden Hill Road. Etzel owns ...

School board seats open in county

Candidates for school board seats around Yamhill County can file for election with the Yamhill County Clerk's Office. March 18 is the filing deadline for the May 18 election. School board positions that ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##After 29 years in Yamhill County, Mary Stern is returning to the east coast. She served as a county commissioner, nonprofit director and staff attorney at the federal prison in Sheridan, among other roles.

Former commissioner, nonprofit leader heading east

Mary Stern, executive director of McMinnville Area Habitat for Humanity and a former county commissioner, will leave her role in April. She is returning to the east coast to be closer to her ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Sheridan Public Works Director Kal Cottam, public works employee David Shenk and Curt Edmondson of Sheridan Bridge Investments Llc spend Tuesday inspecting the historic Masonic Lodge building that partially collapsed last Sunday morning.

Masonic Lodge Building imperiled after collapse

Just two days after Sheridan Bridge Investments LLC finalized a deal to purchase Sheridan’s historic downtown Masonic Lodge building, the roof caved in, causing a partial collapse of the structure ...

Willamina City Hall intruder caused significant damage

Casey Graves was suffering from a mental health episode when he ransacked the Willamina City Hall offices, the sheriff’s office said.  In a call from inside the building to the Yamhill ...

Sheridan High student dies of apparent suicide

A Sheridan High School student died Tuesday of an apparent suicide. The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the cause of death. Sheridan School District Superintendent Dorie Vickery identified ...

Along the Street: Farmers Market offers prize for winning poster design

The McMinnville Downtown Association is seeking submissions of art for the 2021 Farmers Market poster. Designs will be used on the 11x17-inch poster for the market, which will run from noon to 6 p.m. ...

Davidson

Driver sentenced as a result of fatal crash

Sherri Gotcher Rains, sobbing as she spoke, told Christophere Davidson “you robbed the world of a kind soul” last September when he drove impaired and crashed his Jeep Cherokee in rural Yamhill ...

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