Shelter operators praise city government

While some people criticized the city council for not doing more to curb local homelessness, Kaye Sawyer had nothing but praise for the city’s efforts at the council’s most recent session. Sawyer, ...

Meeting slated for wayfinding input

Officials at Visit McMinnville want better ways to guide people to and through the community. And they could use some insights from local residents. They have scheduled a meeting from 4:30 to 6:30 Thursday, ...

Trial scheduled in Paolo lawsuit

Trial has been scheduled for Dec. 5 in a lawsuit filed against Yamhill County by former Information Technology Manager Murray Paolo. In addition to the county, the suit names County Administrator Laura ...

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Yamhill Derby Days emcee Bob Landauer races against Brian King in the grandpa class of the trike races.

Derby Days, a family tradition

YAMHILL -- Girl Scouts raised the flag high over Beulah Park Saturday, as young racers anxiously prepped their soap box cars for the annual Derby Days race. For some, the festival simply represented an ...

Planners discuss changing codes for cell towers

The McMinnville Planning Commission will discuss regulations to take cell towers down a peg or two at a work session set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday. City code requires cellphone towers and other types of ...

N-R earns general excellence honors

Also claims 20 other awards, including sweepstakes prize

Rockne Roll / News-Register##Pastor Kevin Cope baptises Quintin McAvoy, 10, in the North Yamhill River Sunday. It was Carlton First Baptist Church s first river baptism in decades.

Cleansed: Take me to the river

CARLTON — The North Yamhill River lapped gently at Pastor Kevin Cope’s waist as he raised the questions traditionally preceding a baptism. “McKenzy Marie McAvoy, have you accepted the ...

Council approves airport leases

McMinnville City Council approved a set of ordinances granting the lease of property at the McMinnville Airport to three companies: Redtail Soaring, Potcake Farms, and Kauer Family farms. The Potcake ...

Fair board plans special session

The Yamhill County Fair Board is will meet in special session at 6:30 tonight, July 18, in the rodeo show office on the fairgrounds. The board plans to continue its consideration of the two finalists for ...

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Samantha Crump and her father David, get assistance from Karen Holland with renewing her expired passport.

Passport seekers grateful for special Saturday hours

Julia Price and Melissa Phung have been hoping to head up to Canada later this summer with an adventure group. But Price has been working days at a Cub Scout camp, making it hard for her to go to the Yamhill ...

News-Register file photo##Rep. Ron Noble, R-McMinnville, is finishing up his first legislative session.

Noble provides session recap to commissioners

Representative Ron Noble visited the Yamhill County Commissioners meeting on Thursday to briefly review the just-finished state Legislative season, his first since in office. Noble said the Legislature ...

Citizens seek action on homeless issues

Steve Getz lives on Ford Street where homeless people camped out near his home have become worse than unsightly, he told the McMinnville City Council at its July 11 meeting. They’ve become neighborly. “It’s ...

Fair board considering offering camping spaces during eclipse

The Yamhill County Fair Board is considering renting  RV and tent camping spaces to solar eclipse watchers in August. The first total solar eclipse since 1979 to take place over the continental United ...

November trial set for teen accused of murder

Andrew Vineyard’s murder case is scheduled to go to trial beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15. Judge John Collins set the start of the trial, anticipated to take two weeks, during a status hearing ...

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From left, Sue Buel kitchen manager Karin Nichols serves up lunch to Ronald, 7, and Marjorie Tamber, 9, Wednesday, July 12.

Summer meals provide youth with nutrition and routine

Summer food programs are ongoing at schools and parks throughout Yamhill County, providing free lunch, and, at some locations, breakfast, to children under the age of 18. “It’s a nice opportunity ...

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