County clerk to test new/old vote tally system

Yamhill County Clerk Brian Van Bergen was set to test the county's vote tally system for logic and accuracy, a required exercise, today at 10 a.m. in the county clerk's office, 414 N.E. Evans Street, McMinnville.  The ...

Apartment developer requests zone change

Developers from Wilsonville want to build apartments on S.E. Norton Lane, just west of Willamette Valley Medical Center, approximately where the street dead ends. However, zoning on the property doesn't ...

Driver charged with DUII

A McMinnville woman was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants following a two-vehicle motor vehicle crash last Saturday night. Shortly before 8 p.m., Jennifer Olson, 39, was northbound ...

Laurence

Mac man goes to jail for assault on girlfriend

Mearl Laurence Jr. repeatedly threatened to kill his girlfriend. He “bashed her head” on the bathtub, a cupboard and heater in the bathroom of their home, according to McMinnville police officer ...

Coulter

Boyfriend's threat results in prison term

Matthew Coulter’s girlfriend at the time told McMinnville police he came home intoxicated and angry, grabbed a knife from the kitchen, pointed it at her and threatened to stab her. She was pregnant ...

YCAP hires executive director

Alexandra Hendgen has been named the new executive director of Yamhill Community Action Partnership, ending an 11-month search to fill the position. Originally from Yamhill County, Hendgen has been the ...

Linfield numbers up, but budget issues remain

With everyone from admissions counselors to professors to the president redoubling their efforts to recruit students, Linfield College is expecting next year’s number of freshmen and transfers to ...

Commissioners criticize city for lack of action on homeless

The city of McMinnville is failing to take any useful actions to address a growing problem of homelessness, and its residents are rightfully angry, Yamhill County commissioners said Tuesday. They aired ...

Council will discuss homelessness

In response to a public outcry over homelessness, the McMinnville City Council will discuss the difference between camping and sleeping on public property during a 5:45 p.m. work session Tuesday, May 14. Councilors ...

Airport close to getting new fuel tank

The McMinnville Municipal Airport should have a new aviation fuel tank soon, airport manager Chris Norville told the airport commission April 14. A new tank is in production at Mascott Equipment in Portland ...

Air show plans on course, despite turbulence

Bill Braack, the president of the Oregon International Air Show, expressed confidence this week that the event can relocate to McMinnville in September. There are just a few tasks to complete, Braack ...

Mac Legion post to host chili cook-off

American Legion Post 21 in McMinnville will host a “Military Chili Cook-off,” to see which branch makes it best, on Saturday, May 18. The cook-off will run from 8 a.m. to noon. Members of ...

News-Register file photo##The Yamhill County Jail was built in the late 1980s.

Sheriff: Aging jail needs repairs, modernization

Yamhill County’s jail is in need of more than $1 million in immediate maintenance and upgrades. Since jail bed rental money stopped coming in two years ago, the county has not set aside funds for ...

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McMinnville High School Principal greets his staff, who gathered Wednesday morning prior to the beginning of their work day, wearing red, to send a message about the need for more state school funding.

McMinnville teachers show unity for increased state funding

Wearing red shirts, red skirts, red scarves and other attire in similar shades, McMinnville High School teachers and other staff members gathered outside their school’s front entrance at 7:15 a.m. ...

Water & Light negotiates road agreement with BLM

McMinnville Water & Light commissioners spent considerable time negotiating possible terms of a road use agreement with representatives of the Bureau of Land Management. The BLM wants to use Water ...

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