Rusty Rae / News-Register##The Dayton School District will replace windows and light fixtures and make other repairs if voters approve a bond in the May 21 election.

Dayton seeks bond for repairing schools, adding safety meas

DAYTON - The Dayton School District will ask voters in May to approve an $11 millioin bond measure to make repairs and add safety measures to local schools. The measure would replace an earlier bond that ...

Commissioners to consider paratransit plan

Yamhill County commissioners on Thursday are scheduled to approve an updated transit plan for people with disabilities. Commissioners will meet in their capacity as the transit board of directors, at ...

Water task force focusing on irrigation, development

A water task force headed by County Commissioner Casey Kulla continues to focus on increasing the number of small water catchment ponds on farms, and on finding ways to monitor groundwater. Also discussed ...

Amity motorist sent to prison on negligent homicide plea

Admitted to smoking marijuana two hours before driving

Willamina public safety fee debated at hearing

WILLAMINA — City Manager Kenna West, after listening to about an hour of testimony last Tuesday night, recommended the city contract with the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office for two full-time ...

Neighbors object to part of Baker Creek Road development

Proposed subdivision along Baker Creek heads to planning commission By TOM HENDERSON Of the News-Register Builders want to complete a long-planned development between Baker Creek Road and Baker Creek, ...

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Anthony Warner loads garbage into a bin on Northeast Dustin Court Friday. Warner and the other people living in cars, tents and RVs along the street were given six days to vacate April 9 so crews for McMinnville Water & Light could install three $800 security cameras and perform other maintenance work April 15. The campers were told they were free to return to the street once worked (expected to take only a day) was completed.

Campers temporarily ordered off Marsh Lane

All of the people living in tents, cars and RVs along Northeast Marsh Lane were supposed to be gone yesterday — at least temporarily — so McMinnville Water & Light officials could install ...

Homeless man's body found near river

Pride Solomon Jones, 44, was found dead April 7 in a wooded area south and west of Southeast Brooks Street and Three Mile Lane, near the South Yamhill River. He most recently lived in a tent along Northeast ...

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Wascher Elementary School staff members surround Principal Kourtney Ferrua to congratulate her on winning statewide honors. Since Ferrua joined Wascher, the school s academic scores have grown.

Wascher principal receives top state honor

LAFAYETTE — Kourtney Ferrua, in her sixth year as principal of Wascher Elementary School in Lafayette, on Friday was named Oregon Elementary School Principal of the Year. The Oregon Elementary Principals ...

Amity board approves expenditures

AMITY — The Amity School District will spend $26,166 to gravel a parking area on the south side of the football stadium and $10,000 to pave the track and field long jump pit. Both expenditures ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##About 200 people squeezed in to the McMinnville City Council chambers Tuesday to talk about the homeless situation.

Crowd packs council to demand action on homeless

Gioia Goodrum, the president of the McMinnville Area of Chamber Commerce, spoke to the city council April 9 to demand that councilors take action against groups of homeless people living on city streets ...

Discussion focuses on Amity water project

AMITY — The Amity City Council will hold a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 at city hall to discuss the water system improvement project. The scope of the project, new intake, water ...

Miles Davis

Linfield president tells City Club about leadership

Linfield College President Miles Davis talked about “leadership in times of change” when he addressed the McMinnville City Club Tuesday. “Decisions have to be made,” he said. “Leaders ...

Wascher leader named Oregon elementary principal of the year

LAFAYETTE -- Kourtney Ferrua, who is in her sixth year as principal of Wascher Elementary School in Lafayette, Friday was named Oregon Elementary School Principal of the Year. Wascher and McMinnville ...

City lays off two to outsource ambulance bills

The McMinnville City Council laid off two people in the city’s finance department as ambulance and motor vehicle accident billing will now be handled through a contract with Systems Design West LLC. Finance ...

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