Evergreen Vintage bankruptcy settled

Evergreen Vintage Aircraft, a holding company for the now-bankrupt Evergreen International Aviation, has reached a settlement with its largest creditor, Portland-based Umpqua Bank, in Chapter 11 bankruptcy ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Cody Coleman from Signature Monuments, a company that makes custom gravemarkers of stainless steel
featuring the deceased person’s signature, shows off an example of his work.

Dayton company offers unique headstones

DAYTON — A pair of Dayton men have launched a company that creates truly unique headstones. Signature Monuments offers stainless steel grave markers personalized with the signature of the departed. ...

UGB expansion draws extensive opposition

In a fully packed chamber, the McMinnville Urban Area Management Commission took testimony Thursday evening from both supporters and opponents of a proposed 22-acre expansion of the urban growth boundary ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Lee Means is retiring from YCAP after seven years.

Ways and Means: Retiring Lee Means has always found a way at YCAP

As Lee Means prepares to retire as executive director of the Yamhill Community Action Partnership, she looks back at her seven-year run with a certain amount of astonishment and awe. Means had a varied ...

Along the Street: Riteway Meat creditors' hearing moved to Portland

A creditors’ hearing part of Riteway Meat Co. bankruptcy procceedings, now underway in U.S. District Court, is being moved from Salem to Portland. Originally scheduled for Salem’s Red Lion ...

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Wascher Principal Kourtney Ferrua shows her gratitude for secretaries Sofia Barajas and Debbie Gooch by crowning them queens for the day. Wascher students are learning about gratitude.

Gratitude is the word

LAFAYETTE — Wascher Elementary School students have been focusing on one character trait each quarter — bravery, integrity, grit and, most recently, perseverance. “What is perseverance?” ...

School board candidate forum scheduled Wednesday

The seven McMinnville School Board candidates have been invited to participate in a Wednesday night candidate forum sponsored by the Yamhill County Democratic Party. The forum is set for 7 p.m. in the ...

Mac School District honored for recordkeeping

The McMinnville School District has once again been honored for its financial recordkeeping. Finance director Susan Escure and her staff received the Association of School Business Officials International’s ...

Linfield plans symposium on race

“James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the American Dream” will be the focus of the 2015 Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights and Justice, set for May 7-8 at Linfield College. ...

Bond would pay for new poolhouse

CARLTON — Voters will decide May 19 whether to finance construction of a new poolhouse at the Carlton Pool. Measure 36-174 would authorize the city to issue $975,000 in general obligation bonds, ...

Sheridan adopts marijuana ordinance

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council has adopted an ordinance making medical marijuana dispensaries a permitted use in commercial, industrial and mixed residential areas. However, prospective operators ...

Incumbent seeks re-election in Y-C

YAMHILL — Incumbent Ron Gelbrich, a real estate broker, is being challenged by Susan FitzGerald, an educator, for Position 3 on the Yamhill-Carlton School board. It is one of two contested races ...

Edward Allen Benavides

Suspect urged officers to shoot him

A rural McMinnville resident told city and county law enforcement officers he considered trying to run some of them down with his vehicle in hopes they would respond by shooting him. An ex-con currently ...

Maya Payton

Scholarship helps give student choices

Like most high school seniors, Maya Payton has to make one of her toughest decisions this year: What to do next year. The McMinnville High School student knows she'll be going on to college. And winning ...

Edgardo Rodriguez

Lafayette man arrested on burglary, theft charges

LAFAYETTE - A Lafayette resident has been arrested on charges alleging he was responsible for a series of thefts within the city, primarily from vehicles. Edgardo Sanchez Rodriguez, 19, was charged with ...

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