Twenty-six firefighters from different Yamhill County departments spent a solid hour walking McMinnville High’s Baker Field track in full gear on a scorching hot weekend, as part of the American ...



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Monday, July 4th

The “Celebrate in Mac: July 4th Spectacular” will begin at 5 p.m. Monday, July 4, at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, 500 Northeast Captain Michael King Smith Way. The event includes food vendors, merchant booths, a farmers market, beer tent, and fireworks beginning at about 9 p.m. Museum admission for this occasion will be $5. For more information, visit


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Developer eyes 500-home subdivision on west side

A Lake Oswego developer is planning to build 500 homes, and perhaps some apartments as well, south of Baker Creek Road near Michelbook Country Club. Planning Director Doug Montgomery identified the prospective ...

County takes road show to Carlton

CARLTON — Residents and city officials met with Yamhill County commissioners Tuesday evening in Carlton, taking the opportunity to air concerns about country roads, garbage-hauling traffic and the ...

Newberg teen sent to youth correctional facility

Yamhill County Circuit Judge John Collins sentenced former Newberg High student Jacob Hill, 17, to a secure Oregon Youth Authority facility Friday, at the conclusion of a two-day disposition hearing. A ...

Road work, events closing off city streets this week

Commuters can expect numerous disruptions this week in McMinnville. Anne Street will be closed between Fourth and Ninth, and Tenth Street between Logan and Newby, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday. ...

Water & Light approves water, fiber budgets

Both revenue and expenses were higher than expected in fiscal 2015-16 for McMinnville Water & Light’s water department, which is reflected in its budget for fiscal 2016-17. The department ...

Amity adopts school budget

AMITY — The Amity School Board adopted a 2016-17 general fund budget of $8.5 million Wednesday night. It is designed to balance an all-funds budget of $13.37 million. Patrons will pay $4.78 per ...

Filing open for Carlton seats

CARLTON -- Residents who would like to serve as mayor or city councilor have until 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, to file. The posts will be filled in the Nov 8 general election. Three council seats ...

Faith will take him far

DAYTON — Dylan Blanchard is ready to go wherever God takes him. Dylan graduated June 11 from Dayton High School, where he served as vice president of the Class of 2016. He wants to become a lawyer, ...

Four hurt on Highway 18B

SHERIDAN — Four people were injured Friday in a two-vehicle, head-on crash just west of Sheridan on Highway 18B. The Oregon State Police gave this account: About 7 p.m., an eastbound 2001 Hyundai ...

Beacon helps in locating injured woman

A personal locater beacon helped Yamhill County searchers find a woman who had been injured falling from her horse Sunday afternoon. YCOM received a call from the Air Force about 3:30 p.m. Sunday, telling ...

Yamhill caucus will choose city ticket for election

YAMHILL -- Citizens will gather at city hall at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, to choose a city ticket for the Nov. 8 election. Candidates also may file to run independently. Yamhill may be the ...

Nine tribal members chasing three council seats

GRAND RONDE — Nine members of the Grand Ronde Tribe accepted nominations Sunday for three governing council seats being filled in a mail-ballot election concluding Saturday, Sept. 10.  Councilors ...

Seniors get some help cooling off

Representatives from McMinnville’s Northwest Senior and Disability Services office have offered to help local low-income seniors deprived of their window air conditioners by their out-of-town landlord. “NWSDS ...

Back on track: Relay for Life resumes yearly fight against

Twenty-six firefighters from different Yamhill County departments spent a solid hour walking McMinnville High’s Baker Field track in full gear on a scorching hot weekend, as part of the American ...

Death claims international adoption advocate

Barbara Drury, a former Yamhill County resident who spent much of her life helping children find adoptive homes, died Sunday, June 12, in Eugene. She was 91. Drury served as social services supervisor ...

Carlton goes country at Fun Days Festival

CARLTON — Four-year-old Bridgett turned into a one-person waving machine during Saturday’s Carlton Fun Days Parade. She only stopped waving long enough to pick up candy tossed her way ...

Mac School Board to hold budget hearing

The McMinnville School Board will hold a public hearing on its 2016-17 budget proposal at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 27. The board will consider adopting the spending plan during a business session ...

County backs right-of-way acquisition

The Yamhill County Commissioners voted Thursday to allow the county’s share of expected savings on construction of the first phase of the Newberg-Dundee Bypass to be spent on acquisition ...

Bypass on schedule, under budget

DUNDEE — Phase I of the Newberg-Dundee Bypass remains on target for completion late next year, and is costing less than its $277 million budget so far, Chair Dave Haugeberg told the Parkway ...

News-Register wins national awards

The News-Register won six awards, including four firsts, in the National Newspaper Association’s 2016 Better Newspaper competition. The McMinnville-based newspaper claimed first place in ...

Latest Sports

The Roar of Competition

It’s more than just getting dirty for mud racers of Willamina

2016 All-Valley Boys Track and Field Athletes of the Year

Hollywood at Hayward: A battle of brothers and a surprise state champion made the truth better than any fiction at the 2016 OSAA Track and Field State Championships

Mechals, Swenson shine amongst Oregon’s All-Stars

CORVALLIS - Despite all the awards and recognition showered upon the players selected for the Oregon All-Star Series held at Coleman Field in Corvallis, for some players it’s about more than meerly ...

Shorthanded Grizzlies drop two to Clackamas

In any developmental league such as the Oregon Independent Baseball Association, growing pains are expected. With five regular starters away at football camp, McMinnville endured those struggles in a recent ...

Life on the Bayou

While seemingly everything has changed at McMinnville’s public golf course, there’s been one constant: Jim Crowell

Marshall makes cut at Oakmont, finishes 61st

After a grinding eight days of golf at one of the nation’s toughest courses, Carlton resident Matt Marshall stood on the 18th tee box Sunday and soaked it all in. “There’s so many people ...

Racing for a good cause

Cyclists depart from Grain Station Brew Works for the cycling portion of the 15th Annual Run Walk Ride, held by McMinnville Area Habitat for Humanity on Saturday. Nearly 100 racers signed up for one of ...

Family Focused

Youth activities key to solid financial footing for resurgent shooting club

Dayton’s Hill is 3A Player of the YearY

Eleven softballers honored with All-State selections; two Pirates make 3A baseball team

2016 Athlete of the Year: Girls Track and Field

Confessions of a champion thrower: Amity’s McShane chats about life, love and throwing heavy objects as she prepares to join Oregon State track program

Designing a dome

District travels to Texas to evaluate new concept for replacement gym

Biker girls in Wine Country

Cycle Oregon hosted its first women’s event, “Joyride,” at Stoller Family Estate on Saturday. Hundreds of women took part in the sold-out event, cycling between 17 and 60 miles through ...

Open Bound

Carlton resident, winery owner Matt Marshall qualifies for U.S. Open

Aponte off to Iowa Wesleyan

Sheridan senior lands big scholarship to set for Tigers

Silver sluggers

Rainier thwarts Dayton softball’s comeback attempt in Friday’s OSAA Class 3A state final

Catch your wave

Dayton slips past Pleasant Hill to return to 3A softball state title game today

End of the road

Big sixth inning for Crusaders stops Grizzlies during 6A state playoff run

Good luck charms

Warriors’ youth comes through in state playoff victory over Cavaliers

High school state hammer championships held in Newberg

‘The more we have stuff like this, the bigger it will become’

Xthona pulls off distance double for Yamhill-Carlton in 4A state championships

Schmidt, Davis compete in first state track championships

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