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 ...

Willamina schools' online programs succeeding

WILLAMINA — Bart Baldwin, Willamina High School Dean of Students, told the school board Monday night that most students enrolled in one of the district’s two online programs are doing well ...

Willamina recognizes volunteers

WILLAMINA — City Manager Kenna West said she feels Willamina is “truly blessed with amazing volunteers” willing to serve their community in a variety of ways. Six volunteer awards were ...

Opinions differ on Sheridan police services fee

SHERIDAN — If voters next month approve Measure 36-198 to expand law enforcement services contracted with theYamhill County Sheriff’s Office, there will be differing opinions regarding how ...

Enrollment spikes slightly in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Enrollment in the Sheridan School District is “slightly higher” that what was anticipated to begin the 2018-19 academic year, Superintendent Steve Sugg told the school board ...

Sheridan council awards waterline contract

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council awarded a contract for the East Main Street waterline improvement project to CG Contractors LLC of Salem at its regular meeting Monday night. The city will spend ...

Two incumbents returned to Tribal Council

Incumbents Cheryle Kennedy and Jon George and former councilor Steve Bobb Sr. have been elected to the Grand Ronde Tribal Council. Kennedy secured her seventh straight three-year term. She received 712 ...

FCI inmates help enhance Willamina school grounds

WILLAMINA — Federal Correctional Institution/Sheridan inmates have made such a positive impact on the Willamina School District grounds that Superintendent Carrie Zimbrick has requested an FCI work ...

Willamina council completes city manager review

WILLAMINA — The Willamina City Council expected great results from City Manager Kenna West when she was hired in August 2017, Mayor Ila Skyberg said at Tuesday night’s meeting. She has exceeded ...

West Valley mayors will be unopposed in November

Sheridan Mayor Harry Cooley and his Willamina counterpart, Ila Skyberg, will run unopposed for re-election in the November general election. The terms of Sheridan  councilors Val Adamson, Michael ...

Sheridan residents can expect water/sewer rate hikes

SHERIDAN — Infrastructure consultant Steve Donovan recommended to the Sheridan City Council Tuesday night that water and sewer rates be increased by 2.82 and 2.87 percent, respectively, for fiscal ...

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