News-Register file photo##Santa rides in a previous parade. He ll be in McMinnville Friday for this year s event.

Santa will arrive in parade

Santa’s Parade, caroling and the Upper City Park tree lighting ceremony will launch McMinnville's holiday season Friday. The parade will begin at 4:30 p.m., lasting about half an hour, and  starting ...

Ribbon-cutting slated for bypass

The state Department of Transportation has announced plans to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the first phase of the Newberg-Dundee Bypass at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18. Gov. Kate Brown has been booked ...

City sets hearing on switching landfills

McMinnville companies and individuals will have a chance to offer opinions, at a hearing set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, on their willingness to accept a 10 percent rate hike as the price of diverting their garbage ...

Water & Light to go own way with PERS

By NICOLE MONTESANO<br/>Of the News-Register The McMinnville Water & Light Commission voted Tuesday to separate its Public Employees Retirement System accounting from that of the city. Previously, ...

County awards jail medical contract

By NICOLE MONTESANO<br/>Of the News-Register The Yamhill County commissioners voted Tuesday to award a contract for jail medical services to Correct Care Solutions. The company began providing ...

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Rep. Suzanne Bonamic, lefti, participates in a meeting on the opioid crisis held Tuesday, Nov. 21, at the Kent L. Taylor Civic Hall in McMinnville.

No magic pill

Roundtable addresses opioid crisis, both local and nationa

Marcus Larson / News-Register##The Giant Sequoia in McMinnville City Park will be lighted Friday evening for the Christmas season.

Giant sequoia lit for first time in 12 years

For the first time in 12 years, the giant sequoia in Upper City Park, by the McMinnville Public Library, will be lighted for Christmas, thanks to workers from General Tree Service in Beaverton. The tree ...

Kids can pose with superhero trio

Children can get their pictures taken with Spider-Man, Iron Man and Super Elmo, as well as the princesses from “Frozen,” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. The event is a fundraiser for Juliette’s ...

Tillamook teen punches deputy

SHERIDAN — A Tillamook teen nearly ran over a Sheridan resident in his driveway, according to court records, then led Yamhill County sheriff’s deputies on a car and foot chase and punched a ...

Y-C sets special session

YAMHILL — The Yamhill-Carlton School Board will hold a special executive session Monday, Nov. 27, to discuss possible property transactions. The 6 p.m. session is closed to the public, but the board ...

Sheridan renews manager contract

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council voted unanimously Monday to renew City Manager Frank Sheridan’s contract for two more years. At an earlier meeting, Sheridan proposed terms matching those ...

Willamina moves forward with water treatment work

WILLAMINA — The city’s water treatment infrastructure has been upgraded significantly, Willamina City Manager Kenna West told the council at this month’s meeting. Willamina Creek changed ...

Schools to present information about programs

McMinnville and Lafayette schools will present information about innovative programs at a two-hour session set to convene at 6 p.m. Monday at McMinnville High School. Staff teams from Mac High, Duniway ...

Along the Street: Get ready for Small Business Saturday

Between the rising tide of earlybird holiday shopping, riding the coattails of Black Friday and its recent Cyber Monday offshoot, is another day of bargains. We refer, of course, to Small Business Saturday, ...

Submitted photo##McMinnville High School graduate Lillian Sherman with a giant piggy bank at Seattle s Pike Place Public Market, where she is director of the charitable foundation.

Mac High grad named Seattle'Woman of Influence'

A McMinnville native has been named one of 14 “Women of Influence” in Seattle. Lillian Sherman, who graduated from McMinnville High School in 1987, was chosen from more than 200 nominees. ...

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