McMinnville woman found dead in residence

A 47-year-old woman was found dead Wednesday morning inside her McMinnville residence. Police identified her as Kimberly Ann Nelson. Capt. Tim Symons gave this account: Police and fire units ...

Olson proposes meeting changes

County commissioner Rick Olson spent a special work session on Tuesday proposing changes to how the county conducts its meetings. He said the intent was to streamline where needed, giving commissioners ...

Wood trial set over to early January

Trial for a woman accused of shooting her neighbors’ dogs when they came onto her property has been rescheduled. It was originally scheduled to start Tuesday, but will now begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, ...

Bag ban causes blowback for city

City hearing from angry shoppers

Marcus Larson / News-Register##The Atticus Hotel is under construction at Fourth and Ford streets downtown.

County awards grant to Atticus Hotel

The Yamhill County commissioners agreed Thursday to award $100,000 in economic development funds to Erin Stephenson and Brian Shea, co-owners of Third Street Flats, to assist them with their Atticus Hotel ...

Rockne Roll / News-Register##Numerous businesses along Highway 99W risk being out of compliance with a McMinnville sign law, but city councilors have decided to give them another year before enforcing the measure.

City delays nine-year-old sign law another year

The McMinnville City Council passed a sign ordinance in 2009, but decided to wait nine years to enforce it. When the time finally came, councilors ran into such a buzz saw of opposition they decided to ...

Primisys gears up for expansion

The sign at the corner of Third and Baker Streets announces the pending arrival of Primisys Computers & Network Services in space previously occupied by the Oregon Knitting Company. But Primisys is ...

Willamina poised to fill opening

WILLAMINA — The Willamina School District has begun screening applicants for its vacant deputy clerk position and will soon begin scheduling interviews. Carol Haight, who held the position for 16 ...

Along the Street: Local wineries top list

Three Yamhill County wineries have reason other than harvest to raise a toast this week: They made B Lab’s annual list of the best companies worldwide for socially and environmentally responsible ...

Student exchange meet

McMinnville Students Without Borders, a program that promotes international cultural exchanges, has a trio of meetings scheduled at the McMinnville Public Library. The meetings are slated to run 6 to ...

When a drug deal goes really bad

As Bernard Thomas loaded a syringe with heroin the night of May 25, 2016, his supplier, 31-year-old Jennifer Jones, sounded a warning. “Be careful, that’s hot,” Jones said.  So ...

Jail inmate recognized

Yamhill County Jail inmate Chrystal Harmes was honored Monday by Sheriff Tim Svenson with a certificate of appreciation. It was awarded for her response to an incident earlier that morning. A fellow inmate ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##
McMinnville Mayor Scott Hill gives the yearly state of the city address at the McMinnville City Club luncheon on Tuesday.

Mayor, city manager tout state of the city

Mayor Scott Hill said Tuesday that McMinnville plans to have a task force consider, over the next six months, steps the city might take to curb disruptive downtown behavior by elements of its homeless ...

School board bumps excise tax

The McMinnville School Board hiked its construction excise tax, which builders pay when they take out permits for new construction, by 3 cents per square foot for residential projects and 2 cents per square ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Linfield College President Thomas Hellie has a list of goals to accomplish before retiring next June.

Linfield president sets goals for his final year

In his annual State of the College address on Monday, Linfield College President Tom Hellie established five “really big, really important goals” for his final year in office: 1. Spur more ...

Web Design & Web Development by LVSYS