Marcus Larson/News-Register##MEPD Executive Director Jody Christensen, shown here presenting during the organization s annual awards lunch in October, has accepted a state position.

Christensen accepts state job; MEDP to seek new director

Jody Christensen, who has been the McMinnville Economic Development Partnership executive director since its founding, has accepting a state position as the Mid-Valley Regional Solutions Coordinator, covering ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Sheriff  Sgt. Todd Whitlow answers the phone and does paperwork in his new Amity office, formerly the home to the city’s police department. Whitlow, who oversees contract cities, will remain in Amity during the first few month of the sheriff’s office transition into the city.

Sheriff's office begins patrolling in Amity

AMITY — The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office started patrolling in Amity last Saturday. “We’re excited and I’m excited,” Sgt. Todd Whitlow said at Wednesday night’s ...

Wounded OSP trooper files $30 million lawsuit

Oregon State Police trooper Nic Cederberg, who patrolled at one time out of the McMinnville area command office, and his wife, Hayley Shelton, have filed a $30 million lawsuit against the Washington County ...

MV Advancements aims to aid stricken California non-profit

Ed Wanner, Encave Operations Manager for MV Advancements, which provides services for the developmentally disabled in Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties, closely followed Northern California’s horrific ...

Airport fuel tank called 'emergency'

McMinnville city officials are recommending city councilors declare a contaminated fuel tank at the airport an emergency circumstance, allowing them to streamline the bidding process. Tuesday’s ...

Recology quick to submit polystyrene recycling proposal

McMinnville residents may soon be able to recycle plastic cups, utensils and clamshell food containers if the city council adds a new polystyrene recycling program Dec. 11 to its contract with Recology. Councilors ...

Weathers resolves her case

Jennifer Weathers and the Yamhill County District Attorney’s office have resolved her case. She is charged with one count of driving under the influence of intoxicants and recklessly endangering ...

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Chemeketa teacher Andrew Scholer helps fourth grader Isabella Nelson with her coding work during a special  Hour of Code  activity in Nikki Cedergreen s classroom at Memorial School.

Students spend hour getting comfortable with coding

Oscar Lagunas drew a kite using computer code — breaking down the directions into steps, then telling his laptop what to do when. He pressed a button to run the code, and a tiny character on the ...

4-H members donating to victims of fire

NEWBERG — The Bacon Bits n’ Friends 4-H Club will sell Christmas trees this weekend and Dec. 15-16 in front of Grocery Outlet, 1510 Portland Road, Newberg. Douglas fir trees will be available ...

Linfield must attract more students, president says

Linfield College has a critical need to increase its enrollment, President Miles Davis told a crowd of employees and students at a community forum on Friday. He described a nationwide trend of decreasing ...

Along the Street: Yamhill CCO launches new partnership

Yamhill County Community Care Organization, the county’s private nonprofit Medicaid insurer, is dropping CareOregon in 2019 and will instead collaborate with Performance Health Technology (PH Tech) ...

Commissioners approve Ste. Michelle winery

Yamhill County Commissioners on Thursday approved a site design permit allowing Chateau Ste. Michelle to build a new winery in the Dundee Hills, at 18010 N.E. Fairview Drive, which intersects with Worden ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Francine Fiore has been encouraging donations to Juliette s House and the abused and neglected children it serves for the past 13 years as the agency s development director. She is leaving the job this month.

'There's only one Francine'

After 13 years of confronting child abuse as the development director of Juliette’s House, Francine Fiore has decided it’s time for a change. Russell Mark, the executive director of the McMinnville ...

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Sheriff's office cracks a pair of theft rings

A McMinnville man was arrested Sunday when Sgt. Sam Elliott of the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office recognized stolen property in the driveway of his home.  Gregory Gerald Pritchard, 29, of ...

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Bogus Craigslist post leads to woman's arrest

A Newberg woman allegedly created a Craigslist post seeking male companionship. She titled the entry, “Single mom looking for a man or men to rock my world.” The post continued in explicit ...

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