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  • Fun Run

    Thursday, November 22, 7:15 a.m., with an 8 a.m. start
    Evergreen Nature Trail, McMinnville

    Relay for Life of Yamhill County’s “Give Cancer the Bird” 5K fun run/walk is set for 7:15 a.m., with an 8 a.m. start, Thursday, Nov. 22, at the Evergreen Nature Trail, McMinnville. Donations will be accepted. Pre-registration is available online; a T-shirt is included with a minimum $25 donation. The walk is family and pet friendly. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/20ywT9k.

    Top Stories

    Garbage rates could go up 10.47 percent

    Garbage rates could increase by 10.47 percent next year if the McMinnville City Council grants the request of  local garbage hauler Recology. Carl Peters, general manager for Recology Western Oregon, ...

    Along the Street: Hazelnut harvest falls short

    Oregon hazelnut growers were anticipating a record-high crop in 2018 — until, that is, they harvested the crop. The Capital Press reported this week the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service ...

    Human foot found at Rogers Landing

     

    Local firefighting effort assists California crews

    Dundee Fire Chief John Stock is about 500 miles from the death and destruction that swept through the community of Paradise in Northern California. It’s a town of about 27,000 people, 90 miles north ...

    Judge authorizes trustee appointment in Falls Event Center

    A Utah federal judge has authorized the U.S. Trustee in a bankruptcy proceeding of the Falls Event Center to appoint a trustee to oversee management of the bankruptcy case. Judge Kimball Mosier, despite ...

    Crunched: Mortgage out of reach of many homeowners

    One-third of McMinnville homeowners don’t make enough money to meet their mortgage payments without putting themselves and their families in financial hardship. The numbers are worse for local renters, ...

    Broker sees local housing market leveling off

    Randy McCreith, the principal broker for Bella Casa Real Estate Group, started in McMinnville in March of 2007. It was bad timing to say the least. Just eight months later, executives at Lehman Brothers ...

     
    Down the river, back in time

    Avid fossil hunter Mike Full showed a picture of his dream cruise to the McMinnville City Club Tuesday: A boat gliding down the Yamhill River toward two bull mammoths facing off, tusks gleaming in the ...

    School board to meet Monday

    McMinnville School Board members will discuss policies, the budget calendar and out-of-state travel at their meeting Monday night. The public session will start at 7:30 p.m. in the district office, 800 ...

    Willamina board addresses threat

    WILLAMINA - Two parents expressed concern to the Willamina School Board Tuesday night about the handling of a threat-related incident that occurred late last week. One of the parents, Andrea Balthaser, ...

    County commissions report on child welfare improvements

    Yamhill County Commissioners have approved paying a Dayton contractor $30,000 to create a report detailing how the county can better support foster children, their biological families and foster families. “The ...

    Landfill decision passes one year mark

    Tuesday, Nov. 13, the state Supreme Court reached the one-year mark for its hearing on Riverbend Landfill’s expansion process. Rulings are released on Thursdays, but Thursday passed, with no decision ...

    Linfield offers pet-friendly dorm

    Starting next fall, Linfield College will offer students a chance to bring their pets to school with them. Linfield will become the only Oregon school, and one of a few in the nation, to offer a pet-friendly ...

    Judge doesn't take kindly to plea arrangement

    Judge Cynthia Easterday made it clear to Yamhill County Deputy District Attorney Stephanie Harmon and Dr. Blair Tudor’s Portland attorney, Douglas Stamm, that she was troubled with the plea agreement ...

     
    Amity turns to Olsen as interim administrator

    AMITY - Chad Olsen took about a six-month break after retiring last May as the Carlton City Manager before deciding he was ready to return to work, albeit in a part-time capacity. The Amity City Council ...

    Local firefighting effort aids California crews

    Dundee Fire Chief John Stock is about 500 miles removed from the death and destruction that has swept through the community of Paradise in Northern California in recent days. It's a town of about ...

     
    Parade, program honor those who serve

    The crowd along Third Street Saturday morning included veterans and their family members, children and grandchildren of vets and first responders, as well as people with no direct connection to those being ...

    Paving on Hill Road could delay traffic

    Landscape and grading crews will continue grading, mulching and planting on Hill Road between Northwest Second Street and Baker Creek Road this week. Katie Land, permit coordinator for the McMinnville ...

    Further gate debate, no resolution

    Yamhill County commissioners last Tuesday continued their discussion about whether to alter conditions in a permit extended to Weyerhauser, to allow it to maintain a locked gate blocking High Heaven Road, ...

    Code may allow second-story apartments

    The McMinnville Planning Commission will hear testimony at its 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, meeting on whether or not the city should allow a limited number of apartments above commercial businesses. The ...

    Latest Sports

     
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    YAMHILL – In terms of miles ventured, Nele Carolus’ journey to News-Register Girls’ Soccer Athlete of the Year is perhaps the longestin the history of the award. Carolus, a senior ...

     
    Two versus three: Amity plays Cascade Christian in semifinals of 3A tournament

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    McMinnville football, a state tournament qualifier this season, received 16 all-Special District 3 selections. The Grizzlies finished the year with a 5-5 overall record and a 1-3 league mark, but easily ...

     
    Memories of ‘09

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    Linfield drops Pacific, 50-7, misses national tournament

    Whitworth University head football coach Rod Sandberg no doubt breathed a sigh of relief after Linfield (7-2, 6-1 NWC) was shut out of the NCAA Division III football tournament Sunday, for the ...

     
    Amity advances to semifinals after crushing Nyssa, 58-13

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    Sheridan bounced from playoffs by Kennedy, 27-6

    SHERIDAN – The Spartans were eliminated from the Class 2A state playoffs tonight as the Kennedy Trojans captured a 27-6 victory at Bill Chrisman Memorial Field. Sheridan entered the quarterfinal ...

     
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