Eric Kilby photo/Flickr Creative Commons##The Goodyear FG-1D Corsair, pictured here at in at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in 2012, was sold earlier this year by Fall Events Center owner Steve Down, who acquired it and eight other planes during bankruptcy proceedings.

Board chair clarifies museum’s stance on sold aircraft

It would have cost the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum approximately $3 million to buy two World War II airplanes put up for sale by one of its landlords, The Falls Event Center. In an interview ...

Assessor introduces new tax software

The Yamhill County Assessor’s Office has sent notices to property owners informing them the department’s new assessment and tax software will allow appraisers to “maintain properties, ...

Mac planning commission eyes affordable housing rules

Affordable housing will be on the agenda of the McMinnville Planning Commission when it meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, to discuss amendments to local regulations governing cottage and accessory dwellings. The ...

Hannah Jones/News-Register##Caitlyn Holloway, 7, practices milking with a rubber udder at the public grand opening of Organic Valley Creamery in McMinnville. Guests enjoyed free games, food, and butter making tutorials throughout the day.

Wisconsin co-op gets warm welcome in Mac

More than 700 people celebrated Saturday’s reopening of the former Farmer’s Co-Op Creamery, closed in November for extensive renovation by its new owner, Wisconsin-based Organic Valley. The ...

Second Winds band to premiere eclipse piece

WILLAMINA — Second Winds, McMinnville’s community band, will premiere a new piece of music about the solar eclipse at a Willamina eclipse party Saturday, Aug. 19. It will run 6 to 8 p.m. in ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Superintendent Charan Cline describes the extensive construction at Yamhill-Carlton High School. An 800-seat gym and a  career-tech center, both round, domed buildings, are among additions.

Y-C construction races to meet school opening

YAMHILL — With classes starting in three weeks, heavy equipment operators are hard at work on Yamhill-Carlton’s high school and intermediate school campus. Meanwhile, painters, tilers, roofers ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##One of three mega-sized billboards that sparked outrage — and eventually passage of a sign ordinance — erected by Media Arts in the 2000s.

Billboard firms caught off guard by Mac sign ordinance

Dan Dhruva, general manager at Pacific Outdoor Advertising in Portland, said he was surprised last week by a letter from the city of McMinnville declaring his company’s three local billboards in ...

Starla Pointer / News-Register##As Hillside residents play, bocce points add up on a scoreboard at one side of the new court. Residents enjoy the fun of bocce, as well as the challenge of knocking their neighbors’ balls away from the target.

Bonkers for bocce

Faye Ruzic eyed a yellow ball, known as a pallina, three-quarters of the way down the bocce court. She raised her red ball, adjusted her stance slightly, then set the orb rolling toward its target. It ...

Taylor Lumber cleanup passes review

SHERIDAN — The former Taylor Lumber & Treating plant, designated a federal Superfund site in 2001, earned a passing grade from the Environmental Protection Agency on its second five-year review. The ...

Sheriff engages public on dog control

A full house, including representatives from veterinary clinics, appeared Thursday to hear a presentation by Sheriff Tim Svenson on the future of the county’s dog control program. Some were offended, ...

Project report on tap

— The News-Register staffProject report on tapThe McMinnville School Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, in the new district office at Fifth Street and Lafayette Avenue. The board ...

Yamhill plans eclipse party

The News-Register staffYamhill to watch eclipseYAMHILL -- An Eclipse Party is planned from 8 to 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at the south end of the city's Beulah Park. Admission is free.The eclipse will peak ...

Rockne Roll / News-Register##Alejandra Cortes sits outside St. James Catholic Church, where her event to raise awareness of organ donation is held.

Donor Life advocate gives hope to others

Organ donation is a subject which rarely surfaces in casual conversation. And that’s too bad, according to Dayton resident Alejandra Cortes, a volunteer with Donor Life Northwest, as most people ...

Amity board to meet

AMITY — The Amity School Board will hold its 2017-18 organizational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the district office. Board members Matthew Foertsch, Tim Haarsma and Ryan Jones will be sworn ...

Amity discusses solar power proposal

AMITY — The Amity City Council entertained Wednesday a solar power proposal from Pacific Northwest Solar LLC, which is interested in leasing 16 to 20 acres of municipal land lying just east of the ...

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