Photos courtesy Washington County Sheriff s Office##A Carlton woman was killed about noon Saturday when her three-wheeled motorcycle collided with a car north of Gaston.

Carlton woman killed on her three-wheeled motorcycle

GASTON - A Carlton woman died about noon Saturday when her three-wheeled motorcycle was broadsided by a car north of Gaston at the intersection of Highway 47 and Southwest Old Highway 47. The Washington ...

Shooting reported in Southwest McMinnville; no one injured

McMinnville police responded about 10:30 p.m. Friday to a reported shooting in the area of Southwest Agee and Wright streets. No one was injured. A residence was struck with multiple rounds, according ...

Y-C converts bus fleet to propane

YAMHILL — The Yamhill-Carlton School District is going green next year. It has signed a seven-year contract extension with the Mid-Columbia Bus Company calling for conversion of its bus fleet to ...

City approves firefighter contract

The McMinnville City Council approved a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with McMinnville firefighters Tuesday. They will receive a 2.1 percent cost of living increase and a 1 percent market ...

Submitted photo##Ken Wright is featured on the cover of Wine Spectator magazine. The Carlton winemaker is also an active community leader.

Ken Wright makes Wine Spectator cover

The cover of Wine Spectator magazine is arguably the most coveted promotional spot anywhere for anyone or anything wine-related. After all, the magazine, launched in 1976, is distributed to a paid international ...

YCOM accepts county takeover offer

The Yamhill County commissioners approved Thursday an offer to assume command of the Yamhill 911 Communications Agency’s emergency radio system, contingent on YCOM providing $270,300 in annual funding ...

Michelle Alaimo/Smoke Signals##A proposal to hang the flag of the Confederated
Tribes of Grande Ronde at Willamina High School has been tabled.

Willamina balks at tribal flag posting

WILLAMINA — The Willamina School Board tabled Tuesday a request from tribal member Angela Fasana that the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde flag be hung alongside the state and national flags in ...

Braich faces challenge from Bordeaux for Mac school board seat

Incumbent Janis Braich, a retired nurse, will face retired teacher Bill Bordeaux, who does some substituting, in the race for Position 7 on the McMinnville School Board. It’s one of three contested ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##Hairstylist and Twist owner Emma Judd tells Duniway Middle School eighth-graders
about her career. She always wanted to be a hairdresser, she said; she loves the owners and her customers.

Speakers tell Duniway students about careers

Eighth-graders had many questions for adults giving presentations at Duniway Middle School’s Career Day. “Which classes do you need to take? How do you deal with customers? Did you always ...

New memory care facility opens

The doors opened this week at Cherrywood Memory Care, located at the north end of town at 2750 N.E. Doran Drive. The 56-bed facility was erected by RB&R Contractors Inc. of McMinnville at an estimated ...

Along the Street: Leadership training geared to nonprofits

A series of free training sessions is being offered by the Ford Foundation’s Leadership Training Program for Yamhill County residents involved with nonprofits. The sessions are slated to run 5:30 ...

Rite Aid space remains unclaimed

When Rite Aid vacates its current location at the end of the month, it will leave a 36,000-square-foot hole in Highway 99W’s Town Center shopping complex. And so far, no replacement has been arranged. “We’re ...

Sheridan approves construction contracts

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan School Board approved four construction contracts at Wednesday night’s regular meeting. Workers will descend on the Sheridan High and Faulconer-Chapman campuses as soon ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##Kindergartner Kinsey Wark and school board member Tim Roberts, who happens
to be Kinsey’s grandpa, show each other their correct answers on a math problem during Monday’s board meeting.

Mac sets limits on interdistrict school transfers

The McMinnville School District will allow up to 90 students to transfer into the district next year, the school board decided Monday. It set no limit on the number who transfer out. School districts ...

Mr. Mac High slated Saturday

McMinnville High School students will compete for the title “Mr. Mac High” during a humorous and friendly competition set for Saturday. The event will be open to the public, starting at 6 ...

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