Eagle Eye Droneography##City of McMinnville will continue studying two potential recreation/aquatic facility sites in the coming by months: land on Keck Avenue, seen above in aerial view looking north, located on the south end of Linfield University campus, and the McMinnville Water & Light parcel, at Riverside Drive and Marsh Lane, shown below.

MacPAC presents final report on recreation center to city council

Two open fields and plenty of open questions stand before McMinnville City Council. Two sites remain under consideration for the city’s combined recreation center and aquatics facility, after two ...

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Jesse McFerran’s wife, Victoria Ward, right, and Melanie Lowe, the mother of his son, back, honor the McMinnville tattoo artist from Lafayette with his children, Theodore McFerran, Isaiah McFerran and stepdaughter Zenna Larsen, during a remembrance service Sunday night in front of The Fancy Rabbit Art Collective on Northeast Third Street.

‘Tragedy of the pandemic’: Hope for safe return turns to anguish

McMinnville tattoo artist Jesse McFerran went missing Oct. 23, and for 77 days, family members and so many others who knew him searched throughout the Willamette Valley and beyond for the husband and father. They ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Jessie Bowers addresses the court at Matthew Mayes  sentencing hearing. Mayes, far right, and his attorney, Abraham Hanson of McMinnville,  listen.

Crash sentence ‘insulting,’ says victim’s mother

Karie Mathis, the mother of double-fatal motor vehicle crash victim Kennyth (KC) Holsclaw, told defendant Matthew Mayes that he was “getting off easy” with a 74-month — six years ...

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Kulla ends run for governor; files for state labor commissioner

Yamhill County Commissioner Casey Kulla has ended his run for governor, he announced this week. Instead, he has filed to run for the office of state Labor Commissioner. Kulla said he is withdrawing from ...

Parks and Rec facilities to reopen

McMinnville Parks and Recreation facilities will reopen Monday, Jan. 24, after a two-week COVID-related closure. The aquatic center and senior center will open at 9 a.m. Monday. The community center, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Fifth-graders at Yamhill Carlton Intermediate School enjoy their virtual visit with popular young adult author Jason Reynolds just before Winter Break. Librarian Karissa Peterson wrote an essay and won the virtual visit for her students.

Author Jason Reynolds encourages young writers at Yamhill Carlton schools

Maddox Mason was looking forward to hearing what Young Adult author Jason Reynolds had to say when he visited Yamhill Carlton schools in December. "He writes books that have to do with important topic, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Bobby Hatch, left, and Cooper Walters perform an inspection on a Grand Ronde Fire Department ladder truck at the station located off Grand Ronde Road.

Rescue effort: When fire district merger falls apart, tribe steps in

The West Valley Fire District Board of Directors reached out to its citizenry in a jarring way with a letter crafted in early December. “As many of you are aware, the West Valley Fire District ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##It takes teamwork to put a new electrical pole into position. Located at Baker Creek Road and Meadows Drive, the new pole will service the substation across Baker Creek Road. Working the project are superintendent Brian Moody of Wilson Construction in orange, at the left, journeyman lineman Jonathan Sickler, holding one of the ropes guiding the pole into position. On the crane is one of Brian’s sons, Garrett Moody, while son Collin Moody in the brown coveralls holds a second rope.  Power line connections will be handled by McMinnville Water and Light.

Northwest McMinnville gets utility upgrades

The busy work zone on Northwest Baker Creek Road near Hill Road extended last week into grassy, tree-lined Roma Sitton Memorial Park. New homes are quickly filling the North Baker subdivision, and the ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Construction began Friday of the south-end dogleg on Three Mile Lane onto the temporary bridge across South Yamhill River bridge. Demolition of the existing bridge will start later this year.

ODOT bridge project brings Three Mile Lane disruption

The ramped-up Northeast Three Mile Lane construction project at South Yamhill River bridge involves temporary, but long-term, changes to vehicle traffic as well as relocating a section of sewer main. Scheduled ...

Independence man sentenced to prison for Mac shooting

Estevan Pacheco, who posted a message on his Facebook page expressing intentions to harm and/or kill various people was sentenced to 180 months — 15 years —in prison by Judge Ladd Wiles. Pacheco, ...

City of Willamina to assist fire district

Willamina City Manager Kenna West said the city council is extremely supportive of the West Valley Fire District and the city is dedicated to helping the agency rebuild. The district and city have drafted ...

Commissioners decline to change how marijuana applications are processed

Yamhill County Commissioners on Thursday considered, but rejected, requiring all marijuana processing plant applications to go through what is known as a Type B planning process. The discussion was continued ...

Newberg voters rejecting school board recall in early returns

Controversial Newberg School Board members Brian Shannon and Dave Brown appear to have held onto their seats following Tuesday's recall election, although more ballots are still expected to arrive this week.

 

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Blood supply at crisis level; several local drives planned

Several local blood drives are planned in the next few weeks as the American Red Cross tries to restock its supplies during what it calls “a national blood crisis.” McMinnville, Amity and ...

Dayton schools take a break; some Sheridan classes online

Some Yamhill County school districts are closing buildings or switching to online learning temporarily, with many staff members as well as students absent because of COVID or in quarantine related ...