City updates nuisance codes

A revision of McMinnville’s nuisance codes last week included one that enables city officials to put a lien on the property if code violations remain unaddressed. “However, the lien would ...

Amity students visit Costa Rica, Panama

AMITY — JD and Cydney Stables presented an overview of their trip to Costa Rica and Panama with a group of high school students at this month’s school board meeting. The two narrated a PowerPoint ...

Willamina schools have large ending fund balance

WILLAMINA — Superintendent Carrie Zimbrick told the Willamina School Board at this month’s meeting that the district is carrying a $1.827 million ending fund balance. Despite the large carryover, ...

Rusty Rae / News-Register##A poster made by Candy Duer s grandson honors her final days with the Dayton School District.

Dayton honors Duer

The Dayton School Board recently honored Candy Duer, board secretary, who is retiring this month. In Duer's honor, the board room was packed with staff, community members and other well-wishers. Former ...

Amity mayor, council address water issues

AMITY - Mayor Michael Cape sought to ease residents’ fears related to the city’s water supply at this month’s council meeting.  Concerns about water quality were raised at recent ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##At Moonbeam Cafe & Odditorium in downtown McMinnville, plastic straws are kept on the counter for customers who want them.

New law regulates single-use straws

Under new ‘ban,’ customers have to ask for plastic straws

Linfield welcomes largest entering class in years

Linfield College is expecting 532 new students to start classes later this month, the largest entering class in many years — and a result of comprehensive recruitment efforts involving everyone at ...

Referral of board expansion measure debated

Commissioners on Thursday voted two to one to have county counsel prepare a draft ordinance that would allow the board to refer to voters a measure to expand to five members. Commissioner Mary Starrett ...

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Gerardo Ochoa, who s in charge of the First Gen program, hands a
bracelet to Addison Grimm of Richfield, Washington, during an
orientation event Friday. Grimm plans to study nursing.

First Gen students arrive at Linfield

About half of Linfield College’s new group of first-generation college students arrived on the McMinnville campus Friday to participate in pre-orientation activities. While the school has always ...

Rusty Rae / News-Register##Grand Ronde s Uyxat Powwow Grounds featured four entries, including this one Saturday afternoon. Large crowds attended the three-day competition powwow.

Dancing and drumming the weekend away at Grand Ronde's powwow

Dancers take to the turf for annual Contest Powwow

Roundabouts, traffic lights eyed for Three Mile Lane corridor

Traffic lights and roundabouts — and possibly a bypass for bicyclists and pedestrians — are under consideration for Three Mile Lane and Highway 18. Members of an advisory committee studying ...

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Pulled by a team of draft horses driven by Michelle Blumenthal, a vintage harvester cuts the oat crop planted in April during the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center s Farm Fest.

History in action

Centuries-old farmwork on display at annual festival

Grand Ronde Tribe finalizes former paper mill site purchase

OREGON CITY — Grand Ronde Tribal Council member Kathleen George arrived at the former Blue Heron Paper Mill site Friday morning, on a day she won’t soon forget. “It’s a great day ...

Dayton makes money on bond sales

DAYTON — Voters approved a $11.4 million for construction and improvements to Dayton school buildings in May. But the district will have nearly $14 million for the projects instead, thanks to favorable ...

Judge acquits on sex charges

Brian Thorpe, a Salem resident acquitted at trial by Yamhill County Circuit Court Judge Ladd Wiles on sexual abuse and sodomy charges, still has five months to serve on a 24-month prison sentence after ...

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