Marcus Larson/News-Register##Sarah Norwood, new principal of Willamina Elementary School,  helps students find their assigned buses at the end of the day.

The best job she's ever had

WILLAMINA — Sarah Norwood was up at 4 a.m. the first day of teacher in-service in the Willamina School District. As a new elementary school principal, she officially greeted her staff for the first ...

Newberg chooses police assessment firm

NEWBERG — The city of Newberg has chosen the Massachusetts firm of Strategic Policy Partnership LLC to perform an assessment of the Newberg-Dundee Police Department. The review will begin later this ...

Submitted photo##The Lafayette Fire Department has acquired a new fire truck. The department has sent volunteers to five fires outside of the area this summer.

Lafayette buys new fire truck

After saving for a decade, the city of Lafayette bought a new fire truck, delivered at the end of August. Fire Chief Terry Lucich said there wasn’t much time to celebrate, though; he and some of ...

Robot drops by county courthouse

The Yamhill County commissioners hosted a very special and unusual visitor Thursday — Jayne, a tote-stacking robot built by McMinnville High School’s competitive robotics team, Nerd Herd Team ...

Chemeketa teams up with OSU

Chemeketa Community College and Oregon State University are launching a partnership to help Latino families in Yamhill County succeed in the educational system. Called “Juntos,” which means ...

Along the Street: First Federal awards grants to nonprofits

First Federal has awarded $6,825 to three Yamhill County nonprofit organizations as part of its community giving program. The savings institution granted: n $4,810 to The Soup Kitchen at St. Barnabas ...

Sanai appeals Oregon disbarment

Former Yamhill County Counsel Rick Sanai has asked the Oregon Court of Appeals to review a decision by the Oregon State Bar to disbar him. Sanai fought a lengthy battle in Washington to avoid being disbarred ...

Council to consider pot sales ban

When it next meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, the McMinnville City Council is slated to consider an ordinance banning early sale of recreational marijuana at medical marijuana dispensaries.  Senate Bill ...

Amity considers graffiti ordinance

AMITY — The Amity City Council held a first reading Monday on a new graffiti ordinance. In a report to the council, Police Chief Dan Brown acknowledged concerns expressed by members about an inability ...

Dayton school board sets sessions

DAYTON — The Dayton School Board has a pair of meeting slated Tuesday. There is a work session scheduled for 5 p.m. and a business meeting for 6 p.m. Both meetings will be held in the board room, ...

Teachers share memories of summer

As schools open, many teachers are asking their students, “What did you do for your summer vacation?” We thought we’d pose the same question to educators themselves. Summer meant Irish ...

Genetics talk slated at Linfield

Professor Catherine Reinke will discuss the study of genetics in the age of whole-genome sequencing during a lecture set for Wednesday, Sept. 16. It is set for 7 p.m. in Riley Hall 201. The talk is the ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##Glinda (Leeann Ries) noted, “I told Dorothy ‘if she believed, they would achieve.’ Now even little Toto is reading at grade level.”

Educators embark on 'Mission: Possible'

Educators face many challenges as they help students learn and achieve, Superintendent Maryalice Russell told McMinnville school staff members at the district’s welcome back event Wednesday. But ...

Victim spots suspect, helps cops snag him

During an Aug. 22 visit to Kathleen’s Hallmark Shop, next to Radio Shack at 1321 N.E. Highway 99W, George Edward Nunnally allegedly slipped into a back room and emptied a cash box. The Californian ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Argyle Winery employees J.C. Jogerst, left, and Dustin Rice, lower right, work to load the presser with close to six tons of freshly picked pinot noir grapes.

Hot summer fuels early grape harvest

Since we were enjoying strawberries before Memorial Day, it’s hardly a surprise that crews have started bringing in Yamhill County’s signature crop — wine grapes. Thanks to a hot summer, ...

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