Commissioners to meet

The Yamhill County commissioners will meet at 2 p.m. this afternoon, Feb. 21,  to review items on the agenda for their Thursday business session The meeting, termed “informal” by the ...

Report looks at affordable housing incentives, barriers

Members of McMinnville’s Affordable Housing Task Force asked city planners last month to begin investigating whether local development codes encouraged or discouraged affordable housing. Planning ...

Planning commission rejects subdivision plan

The McMinnville Planning Commission unanimously rejected Thursday a request for the rezoning of almost 14 acres of farmland south of Baker Creek Road and east of Hill Road, intended as the first phase ...

Willamina names facilities manager

WILLAMINA — The Willamina School District gained a facilities manager at last week’s board meet, but lost a board member in the process. The board approved the hiring of board member Craig ...

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A banner commemorating the 100th year of Lion s Club International has been signed by many club members. District Gov. Garry Charbonneau will carry it at the national convention later this year.

Lions gather in McMinnville

More than 150 Lions Club members gathered in McMinnville for the District O convention Saturday. They also took the occasion to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Lions International. McMinnville’s ...

Willamina gets clean bill of fiscal health

WILLAMINA — It’s been about 10 years since the city of Willamina was able to claim its books were fully in order, resulting in a clean, unqualified audit, CPA Richard Winkel told the council ...

Registration open for Terroir writing fest

Registration is open for the 2017 Terroir Creative Writing Festival, slated for Saturday, April 22. The festival, featuring guest speakers and workshops, will run all day on Chemeketa Community College’s ...

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After listening to speakers at the Unity Week  Voices  panel, students tie ribbons onto a chain link sculpture of a grizzly bear in the commons.

Students raise voices for unity

Students in each grade at McMinnville High School had a chance to listen to a “Voices” panel, during which several students and staff members told stories of how they worked through challenges ...

Council approves Lafayette substation

The McMinnville Fire Department received approval last Tuesday for a new ambulance substation in Lafayette. “The co-location could result in improved response times in both communities for both ...

City earns high marks for financial reporting

McMinnville city officials have done so well keeping their books they received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for fiscal 2014-15, which concluded in mid-2015. The award, ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##A pair of law enforcement vehicles sits on the shoulder of Oregon Highway 18 near Riverbend Landfill outside McMinnville after colliding with one another while pursuing a suspect.

Deputy hurt helping stop van

Highway 18 was shut down just west of McMinnville between 12:30 and 1 p.m. Thursday as sheriff’s deputies and state troopers tried to stop a van from which a woman was calling 911 for help. The woman ...

Commissioners debate trail procedures

Revisiting an issue they have already aired many times, county commissioners once again found themselves debating procedural aspects of the Yamhelas Westsider Trail this week, once again without finding ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register file photo##Wolves & People owner Christian DeBenedetti just before the brewery’s opening in May of last year.

Commissioners OK brewery application

The Yamhill County commissioners unanimously approved Thursday an application from Newberg’s Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery to hold beer-tasting events with a food service component up to ...

Bag ban passes, following final protest

The McMinnville City Council voted Tuesday to ban merchants from offering non-reusable plastic bags, following the lead of five fellow Oregon locales — Ashland, Corvallis, Eugene, Forest Grove and ...

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