Town hall slated with Noble, Boquist

State. Rep. Ron Noble and state Sen. Brian Boquist, both of whom represent portions of Yamhill County in the Legislature, are scheduled to hold a joint town hall at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Kent ...

March 20 marks end of very wet winter

Spring will probably be wet, too

Planning commission recommends zone changes

The McMinnville Planning Commission approved Thursday zone changes designed to allow Jae Chon, owner of Jae’s Landing at 2121 N.E. 27th St., to build a house on the northern portion of his property ...

Habitat expands ReStore to reach a global market

Sometimes people bring donations to the McMinnville Habitat for Humanity ReStore that are slightly weird. “We always have weird items,” said Executive Director Mary Stern. “I’m ...

Restructuring due at Faulconer-Chapman

SHERIDAN — Ryan Sticka’s position as vice principal at Faulconer-Chapman School in Sheridan will be eliminated next year, Superintendent Steve Sugg told the school board last week. He cited ...

25-mile chase tops out at 115

A convicted felon driving on a suspended license led McMinnville police on a 20-minute, 25-mile pursuit last Friday morning, at times reaching speeds of 115 mph on Highway 18. Wyatt Jacob Duck, 21, a ...

Teen indicted for murder, attempted murder

A Yamhill County Grand jury has indicted 15-year-old Andrew Vineyard on one count each of murder and first-degree assault, and two counts of attempted aggravated murder with a firearm, in connection with ...

School races contested in Mac, Y-C

Two positions on the McMinnville School Board will be contested in the May 16 election. Voters will decide two such races in Yamhill-Carlton as well, and one in Newberg. In Y-C, they also will fill a ...

Marcus Larson/News-Registe##Siobhan Skaer and her son, Daniel, 5, work together to plant trees at Goose Pond Farm near Yamhill. More than 50 boy and girl scouts and their parents planted Douglas fir seedlings Saturday.

Forest in the making

YAMHILL — Dozens of young Scouts and parents swarmed — as fast as the mud would let them, anyway — over a small valley Saturday morning. They set about digging holes for Douglas fir ...

Changes in works

The Yamhill County commissioners are planning to hold a public hearing Thursday, March 23,  to consider make supplemental changes to this year’s budget. The commissioners will meet at 10 a.m. ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Dayton superintendent candidate Jon Mishra chats with community members during an open house at Dayton Grade School on Thursday, March 16. He is one of two finalists who will be reinterviewed tonight.

Dayton will interview two superintendent candidates once more

DAYTON -- School board members will conduct one more round of interviews before choosing a new superintendent. Jason Hay of Albany and Jon Mishra of Hermiston will be interviewed again tonight, Tuesday, ...

Appraisal sought for water park

Yamhill County is preparing for another round of Oregon Tax Court wrangling, this time over the assessed value of McMinnville’s Wings & Waves Waterpark, part of the Evergreen Aviation & Space ...

Lafayette planning new fire station and city hall

LAFAYETTE — Lafayette has hired FFA Architecture and Interiors to design a new fire station and city hall over the spring, concluding a selection process conducted over the fall and winter. The ...

Construction to cause summer congestion

Construction along the section of Second Street cutting through downtown McMinnville will continue from June to October, according to Community Development Director Mike Bisset. As a consequence, he said, ...

Appointment process raises eyebrows

Charles Hillstead and Jack Morgan sought reappointment to the McMinnville Planning Commission, but were denied by the city council Feb. 22 in favor of newcomers Erin Butler and Susan Dirks. Local resident ...

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