Local firefighting effort aids California crews

Dundee Fire Chief John Stock is about 500 miles removed from the death and destruction that has swept through the community of Paradise in Northern California in recent days. It's a town of about ...

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As the Veterans and First Responders Parade begins Saturday morning, young Ava Mendez rushes out from the crowd to hand her grandfather, Max Wert, a note that says,  We love you, Max.

Parade, program honor those who serve

The crowd along Third Street Saturday morning included veterans and their family members, children and grandchildren of vets and first responders, as well as people with no direct connection to those being ...

Paving on Hill Road could delay traffic

Landscape and grading crews will continue grading, mulching and planting on Hill Road between Northwest Second Street and Baker Creek Road this week. Katie Land, permit coordinator for the McMinnville ...

Further gate debate, no resolution

Yamhill County commissioners last Tuesday continued their discussion about whether to alter conditions in a permit extended to Weyerhauser, to allow it to maintain a locked gate blocking High Heaven Road, ...

Code may allow second-story apartments

The McMinnville Planning Commission will hear testimony at its 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, meeting on whether or not the city should allow a limited number of apartments above commercial businesses. The ...

Voter numbers up in county this year

Whether due to “motor-voter” registration, increasingly rancorous national politics or other reasons, both the number of registered voters in Yamhill County and those casting ballots were up ...

Business leaders honored at Chamber awards

The McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce annual dinner and awards presentation returned this year to the McMinnville Ballroom, which was packed Thursday night as business owners and dignitaries convened ...

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##Cole Lambert and Amos Rodriguez work together to solve a word problem and explain how they found the answer.

Explaining math

LAFAYETTE — For fifth-graders at Wascher Elementary School, math isn’t just about addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. It’s about words, too — sentences that explain ...

Chapman's place on the circuit court bench appears secure

Yamhill County Circuit Court Judge Ronald Stone will retire Dec. 31. A short time later, Jennifer Chapman is expected to be sworn in as his successor. Her lead over Lisl Miller extended to 169 votes in ...

Dangerous pursuit leads to jail time

On a school day in late September, Joshua Wood endangered the lives of Amity Elementary School students, their parents and other individuals. The 30-year-old Wood sped away from Amity Police Chief Chris ...

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Veterans and First Responders Parade Grand Marshal Peggy Lutz waves as she cruises down Third Street. Lutz served in the Navy WAVES during World War II and wore her original uniform for the parade.

WWII vet recalls Americans' bond

Veterans and First Responders Parade grand marshal Peggy Lutz, attired in her six-decade old Navy WAVE uniform, discussed the way the whole country bonded in the 1940s in support of the war effort. Threatened ...

Geary wins council seat after Ruden drops out

Zack Geary ran somewhat unopposed for northwest McMinnville’s Ward 2 city council seat, but 1,451 people still voted for incumbent Alan Ruden, who dropped out of the race Sept. 20. Geary, vice-chair ...

Carlton man resolves Trappist Abbey case

Brent Cordie told Judge Ronald Stone he wants to get his life back on track. The judge said he has an opportunity to change, in part, by getting clean and sober. The 26-year-old Carlton resident was charged ...

Kulla wins commission seat; sets ambitious agenda

By NICOLE MONTESANO<br/>Of the News-Register Yamhill County farmer Casey Kulla won a seat on the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, winning 55.6 percent, to incumbent Stan Primozich’s ...

Report: Airport needs another $180,000

By TOM HENDERSON<br/>Of the News-Register McMinnville Finance Director Marcia Baragary said the McMinnville Municipal Airport’s maintenance fund needs an additional $180,000. In a memo to ...

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