Marcus Larson/News-Register##Mac City Pastors conduct their first patrol Friday night. From left, Terry Armstrong, Dennis Nice, Nancy
Osburn and Su Rademacher.

Mac City Pastors mount downtown patrols

Hoping to help McMinnville cope with objectionable youth behavior downtown, a local church coalition has begun patrolling Third Street on Friday nights, which represent a particular problem time.  Organized ...

Heather Hughes

Willamina teacher arrested for allegedly assaulting her daughter

This article was updated on Friday, May 5. WILLAMINA — Heather McDonald Hughes, who teaches at Willamina Middle School and coaches track at Willamina High School, was arrested by Yamhill County ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Customers Brynn McManus, Olivia Coulter and Rylie McManus shop at Margo White and Daphne McManus’
lemonade stand during Lemonade Day. More than 200 young people participated in the event.

Taking a Lemonade Day stand

More than 200 young people operated their own lemonade stands Saturday, declared Lemonade Day in McMinnville in what the chamber of commerce hopes will become an annual tradition. Chamber CEO Nathan Knottingham ...

John Ryan, left, and Casie Nelson

90 days meted in child, animal sex case

McMinnville resident Casie Nelson was sentenced to three months in the Yamhill County Jail and five years probation Monday, resolving cases in which she pleaded guilty to encouraging child sexual abuse, ...

Lawyers inform students of rights, responsibilities

NEWBERG — A dozen lawyers spent Friday morning at Newberg High School talking with seniors the rights and responsibilities they will have as adults. Judge Ronald Stone, who organized the event, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##McMinnville High students, from left, Katie Steeprow, Kameron Sylvia, Taylor Ames, and others clean and trim their plants in preparation for the upcoming plant sale.

FFA members nurture success

McMinnville High School horticulture students will be selling bedding plants, vegetable starts and flowering baskets at their annual plant sale, set tor Thursday and Friday, May 7 and 8. The sale will ...

Along the Street: Pier 1 Imports closing its doors

Pier 1 Imports plans to close its McMinnville outlet by the end of May. The Texas-based retailer opened the 9,000-square-foot store in the fall of 2001. At the time, the decorative home furnishings retailer ...

Relay fundraiser tonight

Five bands are scheduled to play tonight at a fundraiser for Team Cancer Rebels, one of 21 teams participating in this year’s Relay for Life. Thunder Road, Epoch, Overload, Wasted Days and Kelsey ...

Motorist charged with manslaughter

SALEM — A Newberg man has been indicted by a Marion County Grand Jury on a Class A felony count of first-degree manslaughter in connection with a fatal motor vehicle crash on McKay Road NE, near ...

Willamina schedules kindergarten roundup

WILLAMINA — Willamina Elementary School will hold kindergarten roundup from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the school library. Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1. Parents must present their child’s ...

Mayor cool to manager hiring in Willamina

WILLAMINA — City Attorney Paul Elsner thinks Willamina should seriously consider employing a city manager, at least in a part-time role if not full time. However, Mayor Ila Skyberg wants to give ...

Decision expected in June in Sanai disbarment case

A trial panel of the Oregon State Bar had beenexpected to rule in early May whether to disbar former Yamhill County Counsel Rick Sanai for legal misconduct in Washington state. However, Sanai has now ...

County budget committee begins budget review

The Yamhill County Budget Committee, consisting of the three commissioners and three lay members, began reviewing the county’s proposed $114.2 million budget Monday. It was scheduled to cap the ...

Dayton council to meet

DAYTON — Dayton city councilors will consider a ban on smoking in public parks when they meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 4. The public session will be held at the city hall annex. Councilors also ...

Joe K. Hill Jr.

Pursuit ends at police station

A vehicle pursuit ended Monday afternoon at one of the best places possible for McMinnville police - the parking lot of their station. The driver was identified as Joe Kennes Hill Jr., 66, of ...

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