Michelle Alaimo/Courtesy of Smoke Signals##The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Royalty perform “The Lord’s Prayer” in sign language during the Tribe’s 13th annual Memorial Day Ceremony held
at the West Valley Veterans Memorial on the Tribal
campus on Monday, May 25.

West Valley vets honored in Grand Ronde

GRAND RONDE — From where he was sitting at Monday afternoon’s 13th annual West Valley Veterans’ Memorial observance, Ronald “Sam” Ksionsk could almost see his name inscribed ...

Along the Street: Unemployment falls to lowest level since 20007

Yamhill County’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.8 percent in April, down from 5.1 percent in March, according to the latest statistics from the Oregon Department of Employment. That’s the ...

Ethan Dale

Death takes downtown hardware man

Longtime downtown hardware store owner Ethan Dale died Tuesday, May 26, in McMinnville. He was 91. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 1, at First Presbyterian Church in McMinnville. ...

Four honored by Walnut City Kiwanis

McMinnville’s Walnut City Kiwanis Club will award $600 scholarships to four graduating seniors at this year’s senior awards presentation at McMinnville High School. Its Youth Services Committee ...

Amity opens transfer enrollment

AMITY — Students who want to transfer to Amity schools can do so during an inter-district transfer period running June 15 to Sept. 15. To transfer, students need to first have a release signed by ...

Mac council raises transportation SDC

The McMinnville City Council voted Tuesday to raise the systems development charge it assesses to help cover the cost of growth-related transportation improvements. It took the action over the objection ...

Last excluded student back in school

According to Yamhill County Public Health, all five students excluded from Yamhill-Carlton Intermediate School for lack of whooping cough immunization are now back in school. “All five families ...

Willamina poised to authorize flag posting

WILLAMINA — Administrators in the Willamina School District have developed a revised policy for flag displays and salutes, in response to public outcry over the school board's reluctance to authorize ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##Playing an 1800s teacher, Carolyn Stastny teaches Dayton Grade School students.

Students learn 1800s style

Students formed two lines as they entered the Hutchcroft School, a historic building moved to the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center, just southwest of McMinnville. In one line, girls stood in period costumes ...

FAA authorizes broad drone testing

Oregon will be among states testing the use of unmanned aircraft, better known as drones, at several sites. The announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration has generated excitement among fans ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Rite Aid’s Susan Simpson prepares to unload a pallet of merchandise at the store’s new location in McMinnville on Wednesday night. The store moved from its previous location at McMinnville Town Center overnight and was open for business Thursday morning.

Rite Aid makes its move

Shortly after John Jackson took over as the manager of the McMinnville Rite Aid in March, he started calling managers of other company stores to discuss his first big assignment — moving everything ...

Yamhill fire district weighing options

YAMHILL — The Yamhill Fire District suffered a levy setback in May 19 balloting, but remains undeterred. It is already laying plans for another try, probably in the general election of November 2015 ...

E-cigarette advocates oppose ban

The Yamhill County commissioners got an earful from electronic cigarette users and vendors during a Thursday hearing on a proposed ban.  The commissioners are considering addition of e-cigarettes ...

Water rates on rise in Willamina

WILLAMINA — When consultant Ray Bartlett of Vancouver-based Economic & Financial Analysis was finished dissecting Willamina’s water rate structure, it was clear users have been enjoying ...

McMinnville resident reports robbery

A resident of the Tice Park Apartments, 2965 N.E. Evans St., was robbed at gunpoint about 3:30 a.m. Thursday of a cell phone and undetermined amount of cash. He told McMinnville police he was confronted ...

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