John Ryan, left, and Casie Nelson

Sex defendant granted conditional release

A physicians association executive from Bend, indicted by a Yamhill County grand jury on charges alleging sexual conduct with a child and dog in March 2014, has been released pending disposition of his ...

Along the Street: Native son returns to offer optical perspective

The Precision Farming Expo held earlier this month in Salem included a presentation by Matt Weed, a 2003 graduate of McMinnville High, who is serving as director of research and development for Open Photonics ...

Candidates seek election to school boards

Three McMinnville School Board seats are being contested in the May 19 primary. Incumbent Larry Vollmer faces opposition from Allan Whitaker in Position 4, incumbent Janis Braich from Bill Bordeaux in ...

Sokol Blosser to speak at Linfield

Oregon wine industry pioneer Susan Sokol Blosser, co-founder of the Sokol Blosser Winery, will speak at Linfield College on Wednesday, April 1. She will also sign copies of her new book, “Letting ...

Distinguished Service ceremony set

Tickets are now available for McMinnville’s 60th Distinguished Awards Banquet, slated for the Monday of May 4. Tom Tankersley, who maintains a local law practice and serves on the McMinnville Water ...

Tom Henderson/News-Register##Dustin Wyant, co-owner of the KAOS Building, takes job seekers on a tour of
the building still under construction at Third and Galloway streets.

KAOS owners look for right ingedients in future staff

A steady stream of job seekers began filling out applications Monday at the trailer behind the KAOS construction site at Fourth and Galloway streets downtown. But if they want to work in one of the two ...

Photos courtesy Salem Police Department##A fully-loaded lumber truck, driven b y an Amity man, rolled over Monday afternoon at the south end of the Salem Parkway.

Amity driver involved in Salem crash

SALEM - Police said excessive speed was a major factor in a fully-loaded lumber truck, driven by an Amity man, rolling over Monday afternoon on the Salem Parkway. Lt. Steve Birr of the Salem police identified ...

High winds expected tonight throughout the valley

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the central Willamette Valley from 9 p.m. tonight to 5 a.m. Tuesday morning.  The weather service said to expect winds 25 to 35 miles per ...

Submitted Photo##Firefighters fought a blaze that destroyed two barns and damaged a third Thursday morning at Kookoolan Farms.

Fire destroys two Kookoolan Farms barns; 300 chicks perish

YAMHILL — A Thursday morning fire destroyed two barns and damaged a third at Kookoolan Farms, owned and operated by Chrissie and Koorosh Zaerpoor, and damaged a third. In the process, it killed ...

New campus president embraces Mac

Jim Eustrom knew the ins and outs of McMinnville long before he was named interim president of Chemeketa Community College’s Yamhill Valley Campus, then landed the job on a permanent basis. In the ...

Albertano Jimenez

Sex abuser receives 10-year sentence

Dayton resident Albertano Jimenez has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, after admitting he sexually abused a pre-teen McMinnville girl repeatedly, over a period of years, on the bottom bunk of a set ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##The March 12 public hearing over Riverbend Landfill’s proposed expansion drew a large crowd to McMinnville’s Civic Hall. Both sides wore stickers, with opponents sporting red stickers and proponents wearing green stickers.

Landfill appeal up for decision Thursday

Editor’s Note: In reporting that County Administrator Laura Tschabold had not responded to the public records request, the intent was to indicate there had been no identification, release or denial ...

Submitted photo##A technician for Northwest UAV Propulsion in McMinnville assembles a NW44 propulsion system.

Game of Drones: Local firm on edge of ag revolution

More and more drones are being used in agriculture, but please, don’t use the word “drones.” Joe Gibbsreally dislikes that word. And he doesn’t particularly like UAV, which stands ...

Y-C senior national finalist

Jacob Bibb of Yamhill has advanced to the national finals of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s high school Good Citizenship contest. He is one of eight national finalists. Bibb, son of ...

Sheridan safety corridor to be decommissioned

Nineteen years after establishing a safety corridor along a wreck-strewn stretch of Highway 18 between McMinnville and Grand Ronde, the Oregon Department of Transportation is decommissioning it. At the ...

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