Two more farms file liens against Firestone Processing

Two more farms have filed liens against Firestone Processing LLC, owned by Yamhill County Commissioner Lindsay Berschauer and her husband, Michael Firestone, over their payments for the 2023 hazelnut crop. The ...

Commissioners to provide intent to award notice

Just two items are on the agenda this week for the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners: a notice of intent to award a contract for bridge maintenance on Northeast Ribbon Ridge Road, and an amendment ...

Newberg crime spree suspect jailed in Arizona

As one half of a duo suspected of a Newberg crime spree in November continues to negotiate with the District Attorney’s office, the other is being held in an Arizona jail, where she was arrested ...

Kirby Neumann-Rea/News-Register##Ryan McKinnon of Northwest Geotech Inc., collects paint samples from the curb on Northeast Baker at Lincoln Street as part of the ADA projects planned in 2025 by ODOT. Colored flags, seen at right, indicate rights-of-way. The paint samples will be tested in a lab to show where lead-based paint was used, so that safety measures can be employed when it comes to cutting and removing curb and sidewalk sections.

Flags mark planned curb ramp project

Pink, orange and white flags on three-foot survey stakes seemed to sprout like spring flowers in recent weeks along Baker Street/Highway 99W and Highway 18. Call them a bouquet of boundary markers, signs ...

Third Street Revitalization: Engineering phase nears completion

The city of McMinnville is looking for feedback on plans for the future of Third Street and will host a community forum Monday to discuss trees, furnishings and other features planned for the historic ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Mark and Pattie Bjornson are opening a new tasting room in McMinnville for the wines they make at their winery near Amity. The Bjornsons wanted to own a vineyard, so they studied winemaking at Chemeketa Community College. They grow several unusual varieties, as well as Pinot noir and Chardonnay, at two vineyards, one near Amity and the other in the Van Duzer Corridor.

Along the Street: Bjornson tasting room to open downtown

Bjornson Wines will open a new tasting room on Davis Street just north of Third this weekend. After the soft opening, the tasting room at 323 N.E. Davis St. will be open from 2 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Fridays. ...

Scott Unger/News-Register##EMPWR USA President Stefan Hoonhoud discusses expansion plans with, left to right, MEDP Deputy Director Heather Hadley Blank, EMPWR Maintenance Manager Zach Pittman and Belgian Consul General Sophie Hottat.

Local officials, Belgium’s consul general help EMPWR snack producer celebrate expansion

Dignitaries from Belgium joined local and state leaders last week for a tour of the EMPWR manufacturing facilities and an update on the company’s expansion plans. The Belgium-based snack bar company ...

Kirby Neumann-Rea/News-Register##Common Cup owner Jeannie Coelho, right, helps customer Stacy Peairs of Tigard, who owns property outside Amity and enjoys coming to the Marketplace while on a break from yardwork.

Common Cup adds ‘on the go’ Marketplace option in Amity

More and more is happening in the Amity Commons businesses. Common Cup waffle and coffee bar, 516 S. Trade St., has expanded to Common Cup Marketplace, in the space that was formerly Fred’s Bistro, ...

Willamette School lands a ‘Moon tree’

Willamette Elementary School will soon plant a “moon tree” seedling, grown from seed that flew into space on the Artemis 1 mission. The school was notified last week that it was one of a small ...

Carlton woman arrested again on theft charges

While facing charges for stealing more than $50,000 from the Main Street Market & Deli in Carlton, Aubrie Jo Ivie, 36, allegedly stole more than $10,000 of Apple products and other merchandise from ...

Tigard group to perform vocal concert in Dayton

The Cantico Octet, a community vocal ensemble from Tigard, will perform Sunday, May 26, in Dayton. The concert, part of the “Performing Arts of Dayton” series, will run from 4 to 6 p.m. at ...

Planning commission approves zone change with unclear future

The McMinnville Planning Commission unanimously approved a zoning change for a Second Street parcel Thursday, despite having questions on what comes next for the property. Applicant Hillary Harris of ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##Peter Hofstetter, left, and Rosemari Davis, right, both former Willamette Valley Medical Center CEOs, talk during the 120th anniversary celebration with current staff members T.J. Henderson, director of operations, center left; Milton Bates, nuclear medicine, center; and Jim Bratcher, respiratory therapist, center right. The McMinnville hospital has many longtime employees.

Hospital marks 120th anniversary and looks to future

Employees who have worked for Willamette Valley Medical Center for one year or more, even 32 to 43 years, joined community members Thursday to celebrate the hospital’s 120 years of providing health ...

Arrests & Citations: May 20, 2024

YAMHILL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Christobal Portillo, 47, Willamina, May 16, U.S. Marshals’ hold, unlawful possession of methamphetamine; booked into the Yamhill County Jail without bail. Jonathan ...

‘Go bag’ emergency class set in Yamhill on Saturday

The Yamhill Neighborhood Association offers a free class in preparing emergency and disaster “go-bags,” from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 25. Attendees will learn about preparing for unexpected ...

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