Agency looking for new director after three months

Sharon Wade Ellis commented in May that being the executive director of Community Home Builders in McMinnville was her “dream job.” Members of the nonprofit organization’s board of directors ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Student builders load books into one of the new little libraries.

Students build libraries and literacy

Julio Partida had helped install shingles before, but never on a roof this small. The middle schooler smiled as he secured the shingles on top of a structure about 22 inches wide and 30 inches tall — ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Community garden volunteer Chad Bartel guides Rachel and Armen Karl around the grounds during Saturday s open house.

Community garden celebrates support

Within the past five years, the Yamhill County Master Gardeners organization has taken an otherwise yellowing plot of grass and transformed it into a community garden. And it took time out to celebrate ...

International fair official visit

The president and CEO of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions will visit the Yamhill County Fair Wednesday, its opening day. The fair runs Wednesday through Saturday on the fairgrounds ...

Comcast plans temporary outage

Comcast customers will see the service go dark between midnight Aug. 7 and Aug. 8, between midnight and 7 a.m. each day. Tim Goodman, Comcast's director of government and regulatory affairs at its regional ...

Hearing on Mac housing development extended

McMinnville residents have until next month to comment on a proposal to turn the land surrounding Finishing Touch Concrete Inc., at 1601 N.E. McDaniel Lane, into a housing development. The McMinnville ...

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Humlies advance to live shows on 'America's Got Talent'

UPDATE: 10 p.m. Tuesday -- We Three, the Humlie siblings' band, was chosen to advance to the live rounds of "America's Got Talent." The trio made its second appearance on the television show Tuesday night. ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Rotarians Mark Pauletto, left, and Dudley Frost use cement plaster to patch a hole in the mushroom structure in  Airport Park.

Volunteers to celebrate months of work at Airport Park

As Dean Klaus drank his coffee while reading The Oregonian newspaper last year, he noticed an article in the travel section, “A fairy tale park, forgotten by time in McMinnville.” Interested ...

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Siblings Michael, 7, and Claire Sun, 5, flip through a picture book, explaining the images to therapy dog, Summer. Both said they enjoyed spending time with the pup.

Dogs lend ears to kids reading at library

A dog doesn’t read and a dog doesn’t judge. But a dog can listen. Paws for Love, following other organizations around the country, has started a program in which children read to trained therapy ...

Military jets heard above Yamhill County

Yamhill County residents noticed numerous flyovers by military jets this week during the Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing's training exercise. The wing hosted a three-day Aerospace ...

McMinnville on front lines of immigration measure

Battle lines are being drawn in McMinnville over a November ballot measure seeking to overturn a 31-year-old Oregon law preventing local police officers and sheriff’s deputies from enforcing ...

McMinnville getting high-definition public-access channel

Videos of McMinnville city council meetings and other local programs will soon be viewed in high definition as part of an agreement councilors made with Comcast during their July 24 meeting. Councilors ...

Rotary scholarships give students chances to pursue dreams

A scholarship from McMinnville’s Sunrise Rotary Club is helping Andrea Johnson pursue college studies — and her dream. She’s one of five students who won $1,600 from the club for the ...

Lawsuits against Falls Event Center on hold for bankruptcy

Local lawsuits involving The Falls Event Center (TFEC) have been placed in abeyance, following the company’s declaration of Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Utah federal court. The Falls Event Center LLC, ...

Firefighters respond to Davis Street blaze

McMinnville firefighters responded about 6:35 p.m. Monday to a reported residential structure fire in the 800 block of Southeast Davis Street. Flames were contained to a porch, according to Yamhill Communications ...

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