Puppy theft suspect told different stories

Tristan Burtch and an acquaintance first told Yamhill County sheriff’s deputy Russ Meade they had nothing to do with trying to sell three American Boxer puppies they reportedly stole from a Yamhill ...

News-Register file photo##Alter Wiener, second from right, poses with McMinnville students after his 2015 presentation at Mac High.

Holocaust survivor, speaker Alter Wiener dies

Alter Wiener, known to thousands of McMinnville residents for his talks about surviving the Holocaust, was killed Tuesday when he was hit by a vehicle near his home in Hillsboro. He was 92. For many years, ...

Attorney adds inadequate food service to juvenile detention suit

A civil lawsuit against the Yamhill County Juvenile Detention Center now is focusing on whether the center is starving the boy suing it. Staff of the center acknowledge in court documents that he has ...

Staff presents planning, building fee increases to council

Developers pay $580 when they approach McMinnville’s planning department about building a subdivision with less than 10 lots. That price could increase more than fourfold, to $2,558. For projects ...

Lawsuit claims Mac PD failed to protect child

A lawsuit filed in Multnomah County court against the state and the city of McMinnville alleges that, despite being repeatedly warned that a McMinnville man was sexually abusing his very young daughter, ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Yamhill County Gospel Rescue Mission house manager Elaine Richards discusses the facilities the shelter offers those in need during the cold winter season.

Looking for warmth

With nighttime temperatures projected to drop to the low 30s as Christmas approaches, some 1,400 homeless people in Yamhill County are left shivering in the dark. Some (counted during a census in February) ...

Amity administrator search begins

AMITY — Chad Olsen went to work as the interim Amity City Administrator in late November, and his first order of business was creating a draft for the recruitment of Justin Hogue’s successor. ...

Still time to donate toys, blankets

There are still fourteen shopping days until Christmas, but only a few more days for many charity efforts operated from local businesses that will steer toys, clothing and other items to local families. *First ...

MEDP's Christensen hired by Governor

Jody Christensen, who has been the McMinnville Economic Development Partnership executive director since its founding, is going to work for Gov. Kate Brown in January. The MEDP announced Friday that Christensen, ...

Yamhill County fire crews busy last week

Fire agencies throughout Yamhill County responded to multiple calls Thursday and Friday. The mutual aid agreement agencies rely upon played a major role in handling the responses.  A Carlton Fire ...

Submitted photo##One of the missing puppies.

Boxer puppies stolen from Yamhill residence

YAMHILL — Rhonda Scheiderlein simply wants to know that her three stolen purebred boxer puppies are safe and receiving good care. The unknown is what bothers her most. She said her mind goes to ...

Where the games are

During construction of McMinnville High School’s new gym, competitive sports have been moved to other spaces. Varsity basketball games are being played in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium at Linfield College. Freshman ...

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A dump truck and other equipment fit easily inside the footprint of the new gym at McMinnville High School. It will open next September.

New gym walls rising at Mac High

The rectangle that will become McMinnville High School’s new gym and locker area already looks big, with tall concrete block walls ascending toward the sky. For perspective of its size, one can ...

Care centers polling residents about 911 call fines

A cross-section of McMinnville residents are receiving phone calls from a company hired by the Oregon Health Care Association and asked if the new 911 fees imposed by the city council in October are fair. Councilors ...

4-H members donating to victims of fire

NEWBERG — The Bacon Bits n’ Friends 4-H Club will sell Christmas trees this weekend and Dec. 15-16 in front of Grocery Outlet, 1510 Portland Road, Newberg. Douglas fir trees will be available ...

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