Two challengers enter council race as filing deadline nears

Two people have filed so far to challenge incumbents on the McMinnville City Council. Christopher Chenoweth, who owns Acupro Oregon, a computer company in downtown McMinnville, is seeking to unseat Sal ...

City hires its first HR director

Kylie Bayer-Fertterer has been hired as the city of McMinnville’s first official human resources manager. Her first day is Aug. 20. Recruitment for the newly created position began in June. Bayer-Fertterer ...

Noble to study foster care, adoption

State Rep. Ron Noble, who serves McMinnville, Carlton and Yamhill in House District 24, will study foster care and adoption through the new Child Welfare Fellows Program sponsored by the National Conference ...

Search for new YCAP leader continues

Jeff Sargent resigned as the executive director of Yamhill Community Action Partnership June 29. John Larsen, the treasurer of YCAP’s board, has been serving as the agency’s interim director ...

Transit to hold fare-free day Monday

Yamhill County Transit has announced  a new tradition: An annual fare-free customer appreciation day. On Monday, Aug. 6, all rides on all county bus services will be free. YCTA said it plans to ...

Linfield president makes move from East to West

Soon after new Linfield College president Miles Davis announced his plans to colleagues at his former school, Shenandoah University in Virginia, he started hearing about Oregon’s climate. Rain, ...

Amity approves public safety fee

AMITY — City Councilor Joshua Simonson, who chairs the Finance Committee, announced at Wednesday night’s meeting it’s fiscally irresponsible for the city to operate its own police department. “Is ...

Fair continues through Saturday

The Yamhill County Fair continues today and Saturday on the fairgrounds in northeast McMinnville. Hours are 10 a.m. to midnight both days. Admission of $10 per day for adults and $5 for children includes ...

Sex abuser sentenced in decade-old case

After Brian Thorpe impregnated his victim, she said he asked her if there was anyone else on which she could blame the pregnancy. Last October, McMinnville police officer Justin James was informed by ...

Family member reveals underage relationship

A family member of the defendant told McMinnville police that Jessica Vanway was engaged in a sexual relationship with a minor boy. The 28-year-old Vanway was charged in an 18-count Yamhill County Grand ...

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New Linfield College President Miles Davis talks about his plans to further the school s reputation of excellence and student achievement. In the background is his poster of Muhammad Ali.

Miles Davis joins Linfield

A poster of Muhammad Ali is the first thing visitors see when they enter Miles Davis’ office at Linfield College. Linfield’s new president intentionally placed the poster in pride of place ...

Along the Street: First Federal adds two

First Federal Savings and Loan Association has two new faces this month, one in the McMinnville branch and the other on the locally-owned bank’s board of directors. Lindsay Liddell joins First Federal ...

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Staff members shift roles

The News-Register has a new sports editor and a new photographer and food/drink journalist, both of whom were already on the staff. Former sports editor Rusty Rae will fill the position left by Rockne ...

LUBA sets date for solar farm appeal

The state Land Use Board of Appeals has scheduled oral arguments on a proposed 12-acre solar array outside Yamhill for September 13, a Thursday, at 9 a.m. in Salem. The hearing will take place in the ...

National Night Out events planned

When National Night Out started in 1984, organizers asked people to turn on their porch lights and use the event as a springboard for getting to know their neighbors and local police officers. Not only ...

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