Dayton board meeting will start in executive session

DAYTON — The school board will meet in special session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, in the district office. The meeting will begin with an executive session on personnel. After the board returns ...

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Jesse Perez with Spink Painting covers Wortman Stadium’s exterior with primer in preparation for a new coat of paint.

Wortman Stadium, other sports facilities get facelift

As soon as graduation crowds cleared out of Wortman Stadium, workers began painting the structure and making improvements to the McMinnville High School football field and track. The school district this ...

Highway 18 reopens following crash near Sheridan

SHERDAN -- Highway 18 near Sheridan has reopened after being closed in both directions near Red Prairie Road because of a crash. The two-vehicle wreck occurred shortly before noon Thursday. Sheridan firefighters ...

GOP senators in Oregon walk out over cap and trade

SALEM —  The Latest on a walkout by Oregon Senate Republicans to protest legislation to address climate change. Updated 12:09 p.m. GOP Senators will each be hit with a $500 fine for fleeing ...

Tribe eyes Blue Heron mill site along Willamette River

By DEAN RHODES Smoke Signals editor The Grand Ronde Tribe is attempting to purchase two pieces of property in Clackamas County along the Willamette River, including the 23-acre Blue Heron paper mill ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Brian Bixler s second grade class takes part in a tug-o -war game during
Newby Elementary School s field day Monday. Friendly competitions
celebrated the final day of school.

STEAMING into summer

As the clock ticked off the final moments of the school year, students in the McMinnville district were enjoying field days and educational activities masquerading as fun. At Newby Elementary, for instance, ...

Open burn season ends in county

Open burn season has ended in the county, as temperatures are warming and fire danger is increasing. Burning of yard debris remains popular among Oregonians, although fire officials ask residents to consider ...

Waste Management files for review of LUBA remand

Action further delays expansion application

Water & Light to meet at 3 today

The McMinnville Water & Light Commission will meet at 3 p.m. today, to hold a public hearing on a proposed electricity rate increase. The meeting will be held in the utility’s conference room, ...

Film screening Saturday for 'Phoenix, Oregon'

Independent filmmaker Gary Lundgren will host a viewing of his new film, “Phoenix, Oregon,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 22, in the McMinnville Cinemas, 300 N.E. Norton Lane, as part of the ...

County budget hearing on Thursday

Yamhill County Commissioners will hold their final budget hearing at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 20. The $150 million budget is down slightly from the current fiscal year budget of $153 million, partly ...

Dayton loses several teachers, board chair as turmoil continues

DAYTON — Turbulence continues in Dayton over the resignation of longtime principal Jamie Fluke, for which many community members blame the superintendent and school board members who hired him in ...

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Young pioneers Lizzie and Kelly Williams ride along in their covered wagon as part of the Sheridan Hometown Days parade.

Serving up shortcake at Hometown Days

Community spirit marks revamped festival

Mother took drugs into FCI for her son

SHERIDAN — Federal Correctional Institution inmate Johnny Leandre Hudson said he owed a debt to another inmate. His mother, Tina Marie Richards, said she feared for his safety within the facility. So ...

Willamina man killed in Marion County crash

NEWBERG — A Willamina man was killed Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash about 8 1/2 miles southeast of Newberg on McKay Road NE near Case Road NE. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office gave ...

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