Smart mirror up for prize

A Linfield College graduate's technology invention, a Smart Mirror that lets users check email or the Internet while grooming, is one of 40 projects to reach the finals of a video pitch competition. Joseph ...

Ken Wright hosting Bud Pierce event

CARLTON — Carlton civic leader Ken Wright is joining a pair of McMinnville’s civic luminaries, former Willamette Valley Hospital CEO Rosemari Davis and News-Register Publisher Jeb Bladine, ...

Power rates on the rise in Mac

Electrical rates are scheduled to rise Oct. 1 for McMinnville residents. It’s the second and smaller element in a set of two. The back-to-back rate hikes are in response to an increase in ...

Commissioners debate trail hearing merits

A “robust discussion,” as county commissioners like to call their livelier debates, was close to degenerating into an old-fashioned yelling match in a Tuesday work session, as the commissioners ...

Council to weigh firefighter staffing, PERS

City councilors heard a dreary report in June about what Sgt. Scott Fessler called a manpower “crisis” at the McMinnville Police Department, notably in the detective division, which ...

Sheridan creates park and rec committee

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council approved Monday the creation of a six-member park and recreation committee. The committee plans to begin meeting at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of each ...

Special session slated in Dayton

DAYTON — The Dayton City Council plans to meet in special session at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the City Hall Annex, 408 Ferry St. The council will considering terminating the city's contract with ...

Jackson plans lab and tasting facility

Week by week, filings with the McMinnville Building Department have begun to specify Jackson Family Wines’ plans for McMinnville. Little more than a week after taking out a building permit ...

Rockne Roll / News-Register##McMinnville Mayor Rick Olson speaks to the McMinnville City Club during a pub chat at the Hotel Oregon Tuesday afternoon.

Mayor reflects on eight years in office

During a Tuesday night McMinnville City Club Pub Chat event, held Wednesday night at McMenamins Hotel Oregon, Mayor Rick Olson took the occasion to reflect on his eight-year run as mayor. It will ...

News-Register file photo##Carlton pool and the new bathhouse, a project that funded by a combination of a bond measure, city money and a citizen fundraising effort.

Along the Street Local projects receive Main Street awards

Carlton’s new poolhouse and Dayton’s Francis Court were among 19 winners of 2016 Excellence in Downtown Revitilization awards, presented in Astoria last week by the Oregon Main Street organization. The ...

Lawsuit filed in dirt bike death

The estate of a woman who died in November 2014, while riding on a dirt bike that rear-ended a pickup in Southwest McMinnville, has filed a lawsuit against the bike operator. Ron Kair of Carson, ...

Kiwanis auction slated Oct. 1

The McMinnville Kiwanis Club’s 37th annual Bids for Kids auction and dinner will begin with a silent auction at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the McMinnville Community Center. The oldest charity ...

News-Register file photo##Dawn Witt is crowned Biggest Turkey for raising nearly $25,000 for Homeward Bound Pets.

Dawn Witt retires from Homeward Bound Pets

After six years and one Biggest Turkey crown, Dawn Vyette Witt is retiring from her post as executive director of Homeward Bound Pets. Her last day is Saturday. However, she said, she will continue to ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Gioia Gudrum is settling in as new manager of the Greater McMinnville Chamber of Commerce.

New chamber CEO settling in

Earlier this month, Gioia Goodrum and her husband, Perry, packed their belongings in Southern California and moved to McMinnville with their two cats. They were in their new home last week. Meanwhile, ...

Missing woman sought

LAFAYETTE — The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public in locating missing 39-year-old Jessica Jane Ford Jung. She was last seen walking on Bridge Street ...

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