Paul Daquilante/News-Register##Willamina Library Director Sarah Frost, left, will slide over one seat to her left and become the interim city manager when Kenna West leaves the job Friday, June 10, to become the city manager in Independence, effective Monday, June 27.

Willamina city manager resigns

West takes Independence job; library director Frost named interim manager

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Former Oregon Gov. Barbara Roberts, who attended Sheridan High School, said future students will have more post-graduate opportunities than she and her classmates had as a result of the CTEC program.

Sheridan tech ed center honors former governor

Barbara Roberts, Oregon governor from 1991 to 1995, rode with State Rep. David Gomberg,  to a special occasion Monday afternoon in Sheridan. The Sheridan School District CTEC (Career Technical ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Teacher TJ Wilson watches over students Chance Stewart and Conner Slater as they work on removing an engine from a truck frame.

Willamina students revved up by experience at prestigious car show

Willamina High School Principal Jami Fluke remembers junior Alyson Payne being a bit “star struck” in the moment. While at the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, Calif., CTE (career and ...

Willamina planning to expand middle school

The Willamina School District will expand and renovate its middle school with the addition of six classrooms, a central office space with two private offices and a staff room, four additional restrooms ...

Defendant in Sheridan shooting was victim’s live-in caregiver

Danny Babbitt, indicted by a grand jury over the shooting of his roommate on Sunday, Feb. 13, at their Sheridan residence, has been acting as the victim’s caregiver, according to a probable cause ...

##A rendering shows the track designed for the Willamina site by the American Ramp Company, headquartered in Joplin, Missouri.

Mill owner, other donors work with Willamina toward vision of a new recreational feature

David Hampton was traveling Central Oregon’s Highway 97, and there it sat as he passed through Redmond, the Homestead Pump Track.It grabbed his attention, and visions of a Willamina track began dancing ...

Trio, including Sheridan man, accused of firing at Portland police officer, then fleeing

A Sheridan man who served a 70-month prison term — almost six years — for his role in the May 2015 beating death of a Yamhill County Jail inmate, faces charges that allege he and ...

Alcohol use said to have fueled Sheridan shooting

Alcohol was the “driving force” that resulted in Danny Babbitt shooting his roommate, Kelly Sweet, shortly after 7 p.m. last Sunday at their Northeast Center Street residence in Sheridan, defense ...

Districts receive $1.9 million in Common School Fund money

Yamhill County public schools will receive almost $1.9 million from the Common School Fund in 2022, according to the State Land Board. Across the state, 197 school districts will share $64.2 million ...

Sheridan man allegedly shoots his roommate

A Sheridan man allegedly shot his roommate Sunday following an argument, according to the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office. Danny Ray Babbitt, 62, was booked into jail on one count each of first-degree ...

Willamina seeking pump track funding

A bicycle pump track has emerged as a prime project for Willamina. The West Valley Visioning Project, funded by the Ford Family Foundation, identified more youth activities, additional parks and ...

Grand Ronde artist’s work featured in exhibit

The paintings, sculptures and sketchbooks of Frank Kowing, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and one of Linfield's first studio art graduates, will be on display in the university's ...

Sheridan man, released from jail, dies at OHSU

Shortly after Eli Bennett was conditionally released from the Yamhill County Jail last month, the 30-year-old died at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital in Portland. Bennett, a transient ...

Submitted photo##Dale Rost’s family misses him deeply, 15 years after his murder. He’s shown here at graduation with daughter Sarah, and her now husband, Justin Olson.

Family objects to Dale Rost murderer’s petition for early prison release

When Dale Rost was due to be somewhere, he was there and on time, his daughter, Sarah Olson, remembers. It was a Wednesday, two days before Christmas, 2005. “He was supposed to be at my grandma’s ...

Another fatal crash closes Highway 18

A two-vehicle crash claimed one life and closed Highway 18, west of Grand Ronde, for about three hours Monday night. It was the second two-vehicle fatal crash to occur in about the same location in two ...

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