Commissioners delay decision on allowing gated street

Yamhill County Commissioners held over Thursday  a decision on whether to allow residents of Smith Road, outside Newberg, to gate the road in order to prevent non-resident use. Commissioner Mary ...

Water and Light goes inside

The Water & Light commission will offer the position of general manager to one of its own — Engineering and Operating Manager John Dietz — subject to successful contract negotiations. Dietz ...

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County worker Annette Fernandez-Madrid gives a speech detailing the workers demands for their new contract and how they can persevere by sticking together.

Union rallies for new contract

Several members of Yamhill County’s largest union attended the county commissioners’ Thursday morning meeting to explain why they are intent on holding their ground in stalled contract negotiations. Later ...

Jail demotion unanimously upheld

Sheriff’s deputy Woody Little, who lost his sergeant’s stripes after the jail staff let inmate Jed Hawk Myers die an agonizing and unattended beating death, grieved his demotion to the county ...

Fire displaces four Dundee residents

DUNDEE — A Thursday morning fire heavily damaged a Dundee home, displacing four adults. Firefighters responded about 5:30 a.m. to a home at 642 S.E. Elm St., according to Fire Chief John Stock. ...

Rockne Roll / News-Register##Protesters stand on Evans Street across from McMinnville High School to protest U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos  visit to the school Wednesday afternoon.

DeVos protest sprung on three days notice

More than 250 people lined Northeast Evans Street, across from McMinnville High School, to protest Wednesday’s visit by one of the Trump cabinet’s most controversial figures — U.S. Secretary ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Education secretary Betsy DeVos listens to students discuss poetry in Matt Brisbin s class at Mac High Wednesday afternoon. She also visited AVID and U.S. history classes.

Secretary's visit a teachable moment

In many ways, teachers at McMinnville High School hosted a visit Wednesday from the U.S. secretary of education, not from Betsy DeVos, even though DeVos currently holds the office. "How often do you get ...

Neighbors uneasy with way city handled dispute

The McMinnville City Council declined Tuesday to intervene in a dispute between neighbors on Southwest Edmunston Street and Russ Lane. While applauding that, some neighbors took exception to the way the ...

Trustee sale is put off again

A trustee’s sale of the former Evergreen International Aviation headquarters property, next to the airport at 3800 S.E. Three Mile Lane, was postponed for the fourth time Tuesday. It is now scheduled ...

Willamina will add city staffer

WILLAMINA — The Willamina City Council approved the hiring of an office coordinator Tuesday night. A temporary employee, Thomas Holt, has filled the position for five months, but City Manager Kenna ...

Along the Street: Mac Gas gears up for major expansion

McMinnville Gas had been operating from a facility at 1384 N.E. Highway 99W for more than half a century, under the direction of three generations of the Buller family. The business had grown over the ...

Prison warden addresses City Club

Inmates at Federal Correctional Institution in Sheridan build cabinets and other items in their wood shop, donate vegetables for the YCAP Regional Food Bank and sometimes cut weeds or perform other tasks ...

News-Register cited for overall excellence

The National Newspaper Association awarded the News-Register an honorable mention in general excellence at this year’s annual convention, held in Tulsa. All elements of the newspaper are factored ...

Children send best wishes to Las Vegas concertgoer

LAFAYETTE — Preschoolers at Wascher Elementary studied friendship during September, their first-ever month of school. This week, they’ve had a chance to put what they’d learned into practice. They’ve ...

Willamina hires deputy clerk

WILLAMINA — The Willamina School Board formally approved Monday night the hiring of Lisa Anderson as deputy clerk. Anderson, who started work late last month, is making $61,363 a year. She replaces ...

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