Rockne Roll / News-Register##Willamina s new city manager, Bob Sivick, is settling into his new job.

Willamina welcomes new manager

WILLAMINA — Driving from the Heartland of America to his new home in the Pacific Northwest, Bob Sivick was struck by the sheer beauty of the Columbia River Gorge. “I had to keep reminding ...

Rape, sodomy charges filed

A Yamhill County man has been indicted by a grand jury on rape and sodomy charges involving a mentally incapacitated girl. Seth Andrew Hicks, 36, who lists both Dundee and McMinnville addresses, ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Bud Pierce talks with supporters at a campaign event  in Carlton on Sunday, Sept. 25.

Pierce promises prosperity and spice

If they elect him, Republican governor candidate Bud Pierce promised his Yamhill County audience Sunday, Oregonians can expect better education, more job training, fewer homeless on the streets ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Solar panels next to a young filbert orchard.

Solar arrays on farmland generate concern

Fueled in part by tax incentives, solar power installations are proliferating across the country, generating controversy as well as electricity. Yamhill County is joining the debate, as solar ...

Submitted art##Homeward Bound plans to have room for both cats and dogs in its spay and neuter clinic, which will fill a building at 723 N.E. Evans St. The non-profit is raising funds to remodel and equip the clinic.

Homeward Bound plans spay and neuter clinic

Homeward Bound Pets is raising money to establish and operate a low-cost spay and neuter clinic for local dogs and cats. The clinic will be another way to address the problem of too many unwanted ...

Sheridan students pick up college credits

SHERIDAN — The Willamette Promise Program paved the way for Sheridan High School students to earn more than 175 college credits during the 2015-16 school year, Superintendent Steve Sugg and ...

Dog therapy training set

The McMinnville Chapter of Paws for Love, an organization for therapy dogs and their owners, will offer a workshop Saturday, Oct. 8, for people interested in having their pets certified as therapy ...

Rockne Roll / News-Register##Lowe s employees painted the benches in bright primary colors to appeal to youngsters.

Lowe's builds 'Buddy Benches' for local schools

Employees of the McMinnville Lowe’s assembled and painted six sturdy benches — one for each elementary school in the McMinnville School District — for their annual community service ...

Remains identified as Salem woman

TILLAMOOK — Human remains discovered Sept. 9 near a campsite near Bald Mountain Road have been identified as those of Anna Lorraine Proietti, 21, of Salem, according to Tillamook County Sheriff ...

Scouts plan open houses

Boy Scout Troop 266 and Cub Scout Pack 522 are planning to host open houses for boys and their families at McMinnville Cooperative Ministries, located at Second and Ford streets. The Boy Scout ...

Linfield hosts homecoming activities

Linfield College is celebrating homecoming this week with activities for alumni as well as students. Students will perform a drag show at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Ice Auditorium. They will be entertained ...

Carlton tackles transportation

CARLTON — Carlton has a town hall on transportation planned from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. Open to all interested members of the public, the meeting will be held in the Yamhill-Carlton ...

News-Register file photo##Joseph Montano shows off his Smart Mirror prototype.

Smart mirror up for prize

A Linfield College graduate's technology invention, a Smart Mirror that lets users check email or the Internet while grooming, is one of 40 projects to reach the finals of a video pitch competition. Joseph ...

Ken Wright hosting Bud Pierce event

CARLTON — Carlton civic leader Ken Wright is joining a pair of McMinnville’s civic luminaries, former Willamette Valley Hospital CEO Rosemari Davis and News-Register Publisher Jeb Bladine, ...

Power rates on the rise in Mac

Electrical rates are scheduled to rise Oct. 1 for McMinnville residents. It’s the second and smaller element in a set of two. The back-to-back rate hikes are in response to an increase in ...

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