Carlton turns down police station bond

CARLTON — In a 60.5 to 39.5 percent vote Tuesday night, residents rejected the $2.3 million bond measure that would have built a public safety building and made way for construction of a new city ...

Lafayette voters approve water intertie measure

LAFAYETTE -- Lafayette voters overwhelmingly approved construction of an intertie with McMinnville Water & Light to increase water supply for the future. The measure passed by 88 percent, according ...

Rockne Roll / News-Register file photo##Dennis Durham, left, with other finalists during a meet-and-greet in Carlton.

Carlton picks next city manager

CARLTON — The city council hired Dennis Durham Wednesday night to be its next city manager. Durham, who lives in Michigan, will move to Oregon to replace Chad Olsen, who is retiring June 1 after ...

Council gets report on local tourism

Numerous people are visiting McMinnville — in person and online. The tourism organization Visit McMinnville, in its annual report being presented to the city council Tuesday, May 22, cites a 20-percent ...

Council seats up for election in November

Although they were on the primary ballot, three McMinnville city councilors are up for re-election Nov. 6. The terms of councilors Remy Drabkin, Sal Peralta and Alan Ruden all expire in January. Councilors ...

City seeks input for long-range planning

As part of the McMinnville City Council’s goals for long-range planning, city planners are launching advisory committees for three projects. All the projects are scheduled to start in the next six ...

Fiesta effort sets fundraising record

The McMinnville office of Lutheran Community Services brought in $66,000 May 12 through its annual Fiesta en la Plaza fundraiser for immigration services. Jordan Robinson, the executive director of the ...

Budget committee approves school spending plan

McMinnville School District’s Budget Committee on Wednesday approved a $75.3 million general fund spending plan for 2018-19. The budget proposal now moves to the school board for final approval. ...

Submitted photo##Traci Spurgeon, pictured here at a Habitat For Humanity build, was taken via Life Flight to OHSU following an assault, according to family.

Woman recovering from assault

Update, May 20:Megan Spurgeon has reported that her sister, Traci, has moved from ICU, is "improving daily," and her unborn baby has a "healthy heart beat." The GoFundMe account now exceeds $11,000 of ...

Frustration leads to jail outbursts

Judge John Collins told Antonio Sanchez that he has an attitude problem. The defendant’s attorney, Mark Pihl, said his client gets frustrated. The 35-year-old Sanchez seemingly has a history of ...

Along the Street: Schue wins with brew

Golden Valley Brewery’s Beaverton Blonde has claimed another medal for local brewmaster Jesse Schue. Awards were given in more than 100 beer-style categories this month at the prestigious World ...

Commissioners to hold trail hearing May 15

The board of county commissioners will hold a hearing at 10 o'clock this morning, May 15, to take public testimony on the proposed Yamhelas Westsider Trail, in the Kent Hall Civic Center, 200 N.E. Second ...

Carlton turns down public safety building bond; WV Fire, Sheridan fees measures fail, too

CARLTON -- Voters turned down the $2.3 million bond measure that would have built a public safety building and cleared the way for construction of a new city hall with other funds. The measure failed, ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Sharon Wade-Ellis has joined Community Home Builders as its executive director.

Where her heart is

Hers was just an old rickety house down a dirt alley in South Side Chicago. Sharon Wade Ellis spent much of her childhood there. Long before she was the new executive director of Community Home Builders ...

Willamina girl named hero of the month

Willamina 10-year-old, Hayden Shenk, diagnosed with osteosarcoma, was named one of the Children’s Cancer Association Heroes for 2018. She is the hero of the month for June. Hayden, who loves ...

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