Teen indicted for murder, attempted murder

A Yamhill County Grand jury has indicted 15-year-old Andrew Vineyard on one count each of murder and first-degree assault, and two counts of attempted aggravated murder with a firearm, in connection with ...

Restructuring due at Faulconer-Chapman

SHERIDAN — Ryan Sticka’s position as vice principal at Faulconer-Chapman School in Sheridan will be eliminated next year, Superintendent Steve Sugg told the school board last week. He cited ...

School races contested in Mac, Y-C

Two positions on the McMinnville School Board will be contested in the May 16 election. Voters will decide two such races in Yamhill-Carlton as well, and one in Newberg. In Y-C, they also will fill a ...

Planning commission recommends zone changes

The McMinnville Planning Commission approved Thursday zone changes designed to allow Jae Chon, owner of Jae’s Landing at 2121 N.E. 27th St., to build a house on the northern portion of his property ...

25-mile chase tops out at 115

A convicted felon driving on a suspended license led McMinnville police on a 20-minute, 25-mile pursuit last Friday morning, at times reaching speeds of 115 mph on Highway 18. Wyatt Jacob Duck, 21, a ...

Town hall slated with Noble, Boquist

State. Rep. Ron Noble and state Sen. Brian Boquist, both of whom represent portions of Yamhill County in the Legislature, are scheduled to hold a joint town hall at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Kent ...

March 20 marks end of very wet winter

Spring will probably be wet, too

Marcus Larson/News-Registe##Siobhan Skaer and her son, Daniel, 5, work together to plant trees at Goose Pond Farm near Yamhill. More than 50 boy and girl scouts and their parents planted Douglas fir seedlings Saturday.

Forest in the making

YAMHILL — Dozens of young Scouts and parents swarmed — as fast as the mud would let them, anyway — over a small valley Saturday morning. They set about digging holes for Douglas fir ...

Habitat expands ReStore to reach a global market

Sometimes people bring donations to the McMinnville Habitat for Humanity ReStore that are slightly weird. “We always have weird items,” said Executive Director Mary Stern. “I’m ...

Changes in works

The Yamhill County commissioners are planning to hold a public hearing Thursday, March 23,  to consider make supplemental changes to this year’s budget. The commissioners will meet at 10 a.m. ...

Letter to readers: Downey Jr. didn't visit, but we're sure he'd like us

Brooding actor Robert Downey Jr. didn’t visit McMinnville, encounter friendly locals who helped him get his car fixed or enjoy lunch at Mikey’s Pizzeria while the work was being done. But ...

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Friendly fire

Boquist proposes bill that would block firearms access to those who pose threat to themselves or others

Willamina explores bus service options

WILLAMINA — Seven prospective bus service providers have requested bid packets from the Willamina School District. None have yet been returned, but the district isn’t scheduled to open bids ...

Construction to cause summer congestion

Construction along the section of Second Street cutting through downtown McMinnville will continue from June to October, according to Community Development Director Mike Bisset. As a consequence, he said, ...

City gears up for Alpine Avenue launch

City officials plan to join other local dignitaries Monday, March 20, in celebrating the launch of an extensive urban renewal upgrade on Alpine Avenue. The festivities start at 11 a.m. The Alpine Avenue ...

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