Marcus Larson/News-Register##The logo for The Falls Event Center is etched on the front doors of the log-style lodge, originally built as a chapel, on the Evergreen Museum campus. The building is the centerpiece of a suite of rentals offered by the company, which recently filed a $25 million lawsuit against two local businessmen .

Suit exposes tangle of museum intrigue

Trio at center of maelstrom face off in federal court

Rockne Roll/News-Register file photo##The Falls Event Center owner Steve Down, center, shakes hands with Yamhill County Commissioner Mary Starrett during the grand opening event held in March at the Evergreen Space Museum in McMinnville.

Down sees opportunity in museum

Self-described “cause capitalist” Steve Down, who recently added elements of McMinnville’s Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum campus to his web of mostly Western U.S. holdings, isn’t ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register file photo##J.W. Millegan pictured in 2012 for a News-Register feature at his desk monitoring the stock market and tracking his investments.

Millegan pursues equestrian resort

Longtime stockbroker and financial adviser J.W. Millegan, currently working as a hedge fund manager, grew up in McMinnville. He has involved himself in a wide variety of civic and business activities. ...

Jail work crew skip gets additional time

Skipping out on a Yamhill County Jail work crew in May will cost Wyatt Duck another 100 days, following his conviction for unauthorized departure. And this time, he won’t be eligible for any outside ...

YouTube Video screenshot##Paul Peterson in a screen shot from a YouTube video of an interview in May on Local Matters, hosted by Ken Moore.

Peterson keeps chasing big score

Paul Peterson — one of two prominent local businessmen being sued by The Falls Event Center, an Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum landlord — is a busy man. Too busy, apparently, to appear ...

Veterans, first responders will be honored

A parade is being planned for Veterans Day — Saturday, Nov. 11 — to honor military veterans and first responders. It will assemble at Third and Irvine streets, then move west on Third to Cowls. ...

Goal-setting on tap

DAYTON — The Dayton School Board plans to adopt goals for the year when it meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the district office at 780 Ferry St. The board also plans to discuss an agreement ...

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Carlton officers Tim Jordan, Chief KevinMartinez and Jake Blair deliver teddy bears to Carlton children during the Christmas season. The police work to build relationships with community members all year long, the chief said.

Ensuring needs are met in Carlton

CARLTON — Whether you need food, someone to talk to, help with transportation, utility bills or assistance with a criminal matter, services are readily available to residents of the Yamhill-Carlton ...

Street vacations on agenda

YAMHILL — The Yamhill City Council will consider a request to vacate two short sections of streets near Yamhill-Carlton High School when it meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11. The public session ...

Author discusses famous grandpa

News-Register staffEileen Givens will discuss her book, “I Baked a Cake for Ike and Mamie,” at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the McMinnville Senior Center, 2250 N.E. McDaniel Lane.Anyone interested ...

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Eileen Givens, pictured with some photographs commemorating her involvement in politics at her home in McMinnville.

Family politics

Eileen Givens has vivid memories of Douglas McKay. Of course, so do a lot of other people who were in Oregon in the ’40s and ’50s. McKay was a major player in politics, both statewide and ...

Utility interviews pair of finalists

The McMinnville Water & Light Commission spent more than six hours Thursday interviewing two general manager finalists in executive session. It took no action upon returning to open session. Its next ...

Resident appeals to council

Richard Anderson, a resident in the 900 block of Southwest Edmunston Street, has been trying for two years to get the city to grant him right of way through an undeveloped portion of the street. But he’s ...

Feathers remain ruffled between county and union

Josh Rojas, speaking Thursday on behalf of a union engaged in tense negotiations with the county, wanted to smooth any feathers he ruffled with remarks he made at a previous county commission session. However, ...

Amity's head librarian retiring

AMITY — Head Librarian Alice Wicks is planning to retire at the end of the month, Amity City Manager Justin Hogue announced at Wednesday’s city council meeting. Wicks has worked at the library ...

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