UFO Fest returns to Earth

The signs are everywhere: the McMinnville UFO Festival will soon land again. No Vogon standup comedy allowed, and if you want drama, consider the title of one presentation: “High Strangeness ...

Fired union employee files tort claim notice

  A former county employee fired for activities related to her position with the union, has filed a tort claim notice against the county. A tort claim preserves a person’s right to ...

COVID cases surge at prison

Countywide, more than 300 cases involve children Sixty-seven new cases of COVID-19 associated with the ongoing outbreak at the federal prison in Sheridan pushed Yamhill County’s report of ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Thursday, Sept. 23] Yamhill County reported 53 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the county to a total to date of 7,628 cases and 99 deaths. The county noted that as of Sept. 22, 66.4%  of ...

Survey shows trail support

Decommissioning of partially built bridge to be considered As the Chehalem Parks and Recreation District is touting the results of a recent survey showing strong support for the Yamhelas Westsider ...

Arrest made in shooting

Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a reported shooting at a residence in the 400 block of North Jackson Street in Lafayette shortly after 11 p.m. Friday. A 35-year-old unidentified ...

Controversies continuing over county public records

Save Yamhill County’s Shaw decries Berschauer’s ‘target’ comment Public records and record requests made to Yamhill County continued to generate controversy this week. County ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##During Cruising show in August. passenger door of the X-51 frames Ken Hardison, who with his son, Rod, owns the customized 1951 Ford Coupe.

Cruising event showcased the legendary X-51 hot rod

Back in 1954, Ron Courtney of McMinnville, known then as a top body repair specialist in Oregon, turned his 1951 Ford coupe into a hot rod perhaps never equaled. Nearly 50 years ago the dazzling ...

Mac woman charged with assaulting grandmother, 90

A McMinnville woman, who allegedly assaulted her 90-year-old grandmother, later spit on two McMinnville police officers while being taken into custody. Melissa Sue Wagoner, 38, was booked into ...

Gunman holds up Sheridan Pharmacy for RX painkillers

The Sheridan Pharmacy was robbed at gunpoint Saturday afternoon of prescription medication, according to the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office. A pharmacy employee said she could not comment ...

McMinnville homeless encampment evicted

An encampment of homeless people has been evicted from their S.E. Davis Street camp after police briefly postponed the eviction in response to concerns about whether members of the group had COVID-19. ...

Willamina SDCs are due for an increase

A massive increase in Willamina’s system development charges, which have remained stagnant for more than 20 years, is on the horizon, City Manager Kenna West reported at the Tuesday, Sept. ...

Rusty Rae News-Register ## Gregg and Leslie Rogers are surrounded by flowers in their southwest McMinnville front yard. The property is eye- catching despite the loss of two distinctive blue eucalyptus trees over the past winter.

Stopping by: Beauty beyond the trees

Couple’s yard shines despite loss of two striking eucalyptus trees Leslie and Gregg Rogers thought their beautiful front yard was a loss when their huge blue eucalyptus trees toppled ...

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The Carlton City Council is considering replacement of the current city hall buidling, a 1970s cement block structure that council members agree is too small.

Carlton again mulls new city hall

Design options include a nod to the old ‘Log Cabin’ restaurant Carlton City Council members recently reviewed several potential designs for a new city hall and police buildings, and ...

Willamina’s return to in-person school called ‘beyond energizing’

It must be the start of a new year in the Willamina School District. Maintenance Supervisor Craig Johnson has the grounds on the elementary/middle/high school campus in pristine condition. The ...