Sheriff engages public on dog control

A full house, including representatives from veterinary clinics, appeared Thursday to hear a presentation by Sheriff Tim Svenson on the future of the county’s dog control program. Some were offended, ...

Assessor introduces new tax software

The Yamhill County Assessor’s Office has sent notices to property owners informing them the department’s new assessment and tax software will allow appraisers to “maintain properties, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##One of three mega-sized billboards that sparked outrage — and eventually passage of a sign ordinance — erected by Media Arts in the 2000s.

Billboard firms caught off guard by Mac sign ordinance

Dan Dhruva, general manager at Pacific Outdoor Advertising in Portland, said he was surprised last week by a letter from the city of McMinnville declaring his company’s three local billboards in ...

Mac planning commission eyes affordable housing rules

Affordable housing will be on the agenda of the McMinnville Planning Commission when it meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, to discuss amendments to local regulations governing cottage and accessory dwellings. The ...

Eric Kilby photo/Flickr Creative Commons##The Goodyear FG-1D Corsair, pictured here at in at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in 2012, was sold earlier this year by Fall Events Center owner Steve Down, who acquired it and eight other planes during bankruptcy proceedings.

Board chair clarifies museum’s stance on sold aircraft

It would have cost the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum approximately $3 million to buy two World War II airplanes put up for sale by one of its landlords, The Falls Event Center. In an interview ...

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Willamina hires city manager

WILLAMINA - The Willamina City council, on a unanimous vote, hired Kenna West as city manager at its Tuesday night meeting at the West Valley Fire District station. West, who most recently was the administrative ...

Dayleen Crowder

Body found off Highway 18

FORT HILL - The body of a woman found about 2 p.m. Tuesday off Highway 18 in the area of the Fort Hill overpass has been identified as Dayleen Kay Crowder, 52, of Grand Ronde. Crowder's last ...

Hannah Jones/News-Register##Caitlyn Holloway, 7, practices milking with a rubber udder at the public grand opening of Organic Valley Creamery in McMinnville. Guests enjoyed free games, food, and butter making tutorials throughout the day.

Wisconsin co-op gets warm welcome in Mac

More than 700 people celebrated Saturday’s reopening of the former Farmer’s Co-Op Creamery, closed in November for extensive renovation by its new owner, Wisconsin-based Organic Valley. The ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Superintendent Charan Cline describes the extensive construction at Yamhill-Carlton High School. An 800-seat gym and a  career-tech center, both round, domed buildings, are among additions.

Y-C construction races to meet school opening

YAMHILL — With classes starting in three weeks, heavy equipment operators are hard at work on Yamhill-Carlton’s high school and intermediate school campus. Meanwhile, painters, tilers, roofers ...

Taylor Lumber cleanup passes review

SHERIDAN — The former Taylor Lumber & Treating plant, designated a federal Superfund site in 2001, earned a passing grade from the Environmental Protection Agency on its second five-year review. The ...

Starla Pointer / News-Register##As Hillside residents play, bocce points add up on a scoreboard at one side of the new court. Residents enjoy the fun of bocce, as well as the challenge of knocking their neighbors’ balls away from the target.

Bonkers for bocce

Faye Ruzic eyed a yellow ball, known as a pallina, three-quarters of the way down the bocce court. She raised her red ball, adjusted her stance slightly, then set the orb rolling toward its target. It ...

Second Winds band to premiere eclipse piece

WILLAMINA — Second Winds, McMinnville’s community band, will premiere a new piece of music about the solar eclipse at a Willamina eclipse party Saturday, Aug. 19. It will run 6 to 8 p.m. in ...

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Dr. Marvin McMillen: Music as medicine

A hard-working young man somewhere in Yamhill County has a few too many beers on a Friday night. He runs his pickup off the road into a tree at 50 mph. He survives, but breaks his shoulder, his collarbone, ...

Rockne Roll / News-Register##Alejandra Cortes sits outside St. James Catholic Church, where her event to raise awareness of organ donation is held.

Donor Life advocate gives hope to others

Organ donation is a subject which rarely surfaces in casual conversation. And that’s too bad, according to Dayton resident Alejandra Cortes, a volunteer with Donor Life Northwest, as most people ...

Rockne Roll / News-Register##Nancy and John Bahr, outgoing owners of Found Objects in McMinnville.

Along the Street: Found Objects owners to retire; store stays

John and Nancy Bahr will be leaving Found Objects in downtown McMinnville at the end of September, but the objects within — at least those not scooped up during their retirement sale — will ...

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