Photo entries sought

Whether it’s a panorama of a Yamhill County vineyard, a shot of draft horses in action or a portrait of a longtime farmer, there’s a category available in the Yamhill County Historical Society’s ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##From left, McMinnville robotics students Jose Flores, Prescott Benner, Laura Denney, work on a design for a plastic ball launcher at Evergreen Space Museum on Monday, Feb. 20.

Robotics teams gear up for state

In after school robotics clubs, students create robots that move across a playing field, collecting balls and then sending them into or through targets. The little ‘bots can be operated by a driver ...

Youngest listener takes words to heart

So many Yamhill County residents showed up for a Tuesday night speech by Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Leonard Pitts of the Miami Herald that host Linfield College was forced to open not only the balcony ...

Fair announces dates, lineup

The Yamhill County Fair & Rodeo has announced its dates for 2017. It will run Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 2-5, on the county fairgrounds. This year’s theme will be “Family Fun for ...

Soil and Water plant sale next week

The Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District will holding its Native Plant on March 2 and 3 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and March 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center. The district ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Speakers address the crowd at the immigration event.

Climate of fear

A simple traffic ticket could separate Yesenia from her children forever. She was once driving home from her third job, thus more than a little bleary, when a police officer pulled her over and cited ...

Dallas RV builder to set up shop in Sheridan

To employ up to 250 workers at former Liberty Homes plant

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Columnist Leonard Pitts, Jr. chats with guests at a reception prior to his address at Linfield College on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Pitts addresses hope, fear and faith

It’s hard to find hope these days, Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist Leonard Pitts of the Miami Herald told a massive overflow audience at Linfield College on Tuesday. Instead, he said, faith and ...

Council to interview planning candidates

The McMinnville City Council is scheduled to fill two planning commission vacancies when it meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Charles Hillestad is seeking reappointment to an at-large seat, requiring only residency ...

Wanted felon draws prison term

Wanted felon Bradley Rutherford fled police earlier this month, violating his probation. When he stood before Judge John Collins on Wednesday morning, defense attorney Janmarie Dielschneider of McMinnville ...

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JohnVernon Peterson, left, is taken into custody following his sentencing for theft Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Yamhill County Courthouse in McMinnville.

Vet draws jail term for embezzling funds

Veteran Doug Birge, speaking loudly in an emotion-filled voice, went face-to-face with John Peterson and told him he’s probably better educated than the vets who assembled in Judge John Collins’ ...

ODOT authorizes new signals for Mac

The Oregon Department of Transportation has agreed to install some new traffic signals in McMinnville next fall. They will control 12th Street’s intersections with Adams and Baker, and Third Street’s ...

Along the Street: Mac severes ties with media company

McMinnville has severed ties with CGI Communications Inc., a New York-based firm hired in 2015 to produce promotional videos on its behalf. In a Feb. 16 letter, City Attorney David Koch not only put CGI ...

Commissioners to meet

The Yamhill County commissioners will meet at 2 p.m. this afternoon, Feb. 21,  to review items on the agenda for their Thursday business session The meeting, termed “informal” by the ...

Report looks at affordable housing incentives, barriers

Members of McMinnville’s Affordable Housing Task Force asked city planners last month to begin investigating whether local development codes encouraged or discouraged affordable housing. Planning ...

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