Willamina to meet on budget

WILLAMINA — The Willamina School District will hold its first 2015-16 budget committee meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the school library. A chair and vice-chair will be appointed, and Superintendent ...

Submitted photo##City officials revealed this design plan for a proposed park in Northwest
McMinnville at a neighborhood meeting last week. The park is slated to include a barrier-free playground.

Plans for new park revealed

The McMinnville Parks and Recreation staff revealed designs for a new park in Northwest McMinnville at a community meeting last Thursday.  The four-acre site, which is bisected by the Shadden Claim ...

John Yates, left, and Danielle yates

Couple accused of child abuse win release

YAMHILL — A rural Yamhill couple accused of abusing two foster children placed in their care, a girl 5 and a boy 4, have been granted third-party releases from the Yamhill County Jail. Danielle ...

Edgardo Sanchez Rodriguez

Deputies nab theft suspect in Lafayette

LAFAYETTE — A Lafayette resident has been arrested in connection with a series of thefts, mostly from vehicles. Edgardo Sanchez Rodriguez, 19, was charged with one count of second-degree burglary, ...

Woman wins dog bite suit

A Yamhill County woman has been awarded more than $108,000 for damages suffered when she was bitten in the face by the hosts’ dog at an afternoon cocktail party. Christine Shertzer, 43, had to undergo ...

Motorist nearly crashes into OSP vehicle

NEWBERG — A Newberg motorist who nearly crashed into an Oregon State Police patrol vehicle late Wednesday night was arrested on multiple charges, including driving under the influence of intoxicants. Trooper ...

Commissioners approve Wildwood music festival permit

The Yamhill County commissioners unanimously approved Thursday a permit for the Wildwood Music Festival, allowing it to accommodate 1,000 attendees, up from 500 under previous terms. The popular West ...

Plane pull fundraiser rescheduled for September

The Oregon Plane Pull, a Special Olympics fundraiser associated with the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run, has been rescheduled. Originally slated for May 2, it will instead be held Sept. 19.  Several ...

Council talks homelessness

McMinnville City Council received a report Tuesday from outgoing Yamhill Community Action Partnership Director Lee Means on the community’s homeless problem.  Means reported unofficial and ...

Christensen Mac woman of year

Jody Christensen learned she’d been named McMinnville’s woman of the year when last year’s winner, Consuelo Almeida Christianson, arrived at her office with a bouquet of flowers. “That’s ...

Tom Tankersley

Tankersley man of year in Mac

After finishing the UCLA School of Law, Tom Tankersley spent a year clerking for Kenneth O’Connell, then chief justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. Next, he faced a choice: Return to Southern California ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##The historic downtown Union Block building is for sale.

Union Block goes on the market

The 125-year-old Union Block Building has been listed for sale at $1.3 million. The historic building sits on the north side of Northeast Third Street, at its intersection with Davis. It houses Union ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##A former parishoner claims in a lawsuit the pastors of Abundant Life Pentecostal Church slandered him.

Church pastors sued for defamation

The father and son pastors of McMinnville’s Abundant Life Pentecostal Church are being sued by a former parishoner, who claims he was slandered over his involvement in an Oregon Bureau of Labor and ...

Photos courtesy Yamhill County Sheriff s Office##Burglars entered two West Valley homes through a window and stole numerous items.

West Valley residences burglarized

WILLAMINA - The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in locating and identifying stolen property and the suspect(s) responsible for two large-scale residential ...

Willamina City Council examines charter

WILLAMINA - The Willamina City Council will hold a work session at 7 o'clock tonight to discuss the city charter that dates back to 1993. City attorney Paul Elsner will be available to answer questions ...

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