Gilmore, Potter run for two council openings in Yamhill

YAMHILL — Incumbent Rita Gilmore has filed as an independent candidate to keep her seat on the Yamhill City Council. Also running for council in the Nov. 8 election is Yvette Potter, who ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##A firefighter works to gain access to the smoldering attic of a house fire on Southwest Alexandria Street in McMinnville on Friday, Aug. 26.

Fire guts McMinnville home

Residents of a manufactured home at 1820 S.W. Alexandria St. escaped the burning unit Friday afternoon. It was a total loss. The first fire crew responded about 2:15 p.m. to find heavy smoke and ...

Alleged shooter denies role in NE Mac incident

McMinnville police allege Gustavo Andalon fired several rounds from a handgun at another vehicle earlier this month in the area of Northeast 27th and Baker streets. He was then struck by the vehicle ...

Fulfilling her dreams

As a student at Grandhaven Elementary and Patton Middle School, Maria Flores dreamed of enrolling at Linfield College.  She’d heard great things about the McMinnville college, and going ...

MV Advancements at 50

In 1966, a group of parents decided to create opportunities for their adult children, whom they knew were capable of many things despite having developmental disabilities. Led by Ezra and Veda ...

Fire damages Lafayette public works structure

LAFAYETTE — A building housing the Lafayette Public Works Department office was heavily damaged by an early morning fire last Thursday. City Administrator Preston Polasek said the building ...

Waste Management asks court to throw out dump appeal

Waste Management has asked the Oregon Court of Appeals to throw out an appeal by the Stop the Dump Coalition and allies. The Texas corporation argues that the opponents missed a deadline and said ...

Clerk's office taking applications

The Yamhill County Clerk’s office is recruiting applications for the county Board of Property Tax Appeals. The Board hears taxpayer appeals for property value reductions, for the reduction ...

Commissioners to hear solar farm appeal Thursday

Yamhill County Commissioners on Thursday will hold a public hearing on the appeal of a solar farm approved for a farm on Mill Creek Road near Sheridan. The commissioners will meet at 10 a.m. September ...

Fifty new staff members join Mac schools

About 50 new teachers and administrators met Monday morning to begin preparations for McMinnville School District’s opening. Other teachers and staff members also will report this week. ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Passengers in a Chevrolet Chevelle SS cruise down Third Street during Dragging the Gut on Friday, Aug. 26, in McMinnville.

All ages enjoy Drag the Gut

  The seventh annual Dragging the Gut Festival revved up Friday and continued through Saturday, attracting vehicles, people and music to downtown McMinnville. What started as a nostalgia-laced, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Workers at Stoller Vineyards hastily collect grapes for this year s harvest.  Picking is happening several weeks early this year.

Another early wine grape harvest

When Yamhill County’s wine grape harvest began during the final days of August last year, the most recent precedent local winemakers had for such an early start was 1992. This year, vineyard ...

Starla Pointer / News-Register##Joey Vogt tells youngsters about survival techniques at the McMinnville disaster camp.

Youngsters learn emergency survival

Faced with spending a night or two in the wilderness before being rescued, youngsters in last week’s disaster preparedness day camp started gathering sticks, bark and anything else that looked ...

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Fire crews battle a house fire in Southwest McMinnville on Friday afternoon.

Firefighters mop up after house fire in southwest McMinnville

Update: 4 p.m., firefighters are cleaning up from the fire, which resulted in a collapsed roof and other damage to the structure. Update, 2:58 p.m. The worst of the flames appears to have been extinguished, ...

County hires new planner

There’s a new planner in town, and he couldn’t be happier to be here. When County Planning Director Mike Brandt retired this summer, department manager Ken Friday stepped into the ...

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