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Four-year-old Briggden Reed, at left, asks Santa for a T-Rex dinosaur
toy for Christmas during the Amity Christmas event on Friday. Amity
residents came out in droves to watch the tree lighting outside the
community center and visit Santa inside.

Lighting the season

Lighted trees are everywhere this month. Each community in Yamhill County has a tree lighting ceremony. Residents flock to community centers and parks to see the event, sing carols and warm up with hot ...

Yamhill council to meet

YAMHILL — City council members will meet Wednesday, Dec. 11, to discuss a zone change and consider approval of a subdivision. The public meeting will start at 7 p.m. in council chambers adjacent ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##McMinnville firefighters use a ladder truck to hang the huge holiday banner across Highway 99W in south McMinnville Sunday morning. Banners on each end of town will greet travelers throughout the season. Below: Comcast lineman Mitch Evans of Independence places a Christmas wreath on a pole near Bi-Mart. Comcast has been helping with the installation of McMinnville’s holiday displays for more than two decades.

Local communities ring in the holidays

Santa’s Parade and the Upper City Park tree lighting ceremony that follows will help families jump start their holly, jolly holiday season in downtown McMinnville Friday afternoon. The parade starts ...

Yamhill tree lighting event Friday

YAMHILL — Residents will gather Friday, Dec. 6, for the 11th annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Activities will start at 6 p.m. outside Yamhill City Hall. In addition to the lighting of the ...

Walk in the Park gives out grants

CARLTON — The Walk in the Park Foundation awarded 13 grants to Carlton and Yamhill organizations on Monday. The foundation started in 2003 by organizing a fundraising event, Carlton’s A Walk ...

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Carlton police Chief Kevin Martinez is all smiles as he takes a breakfast order from a  student at the Yamhill-Carlton Elementary School Tuesday morning. Police visit the school frequently so students know then as friendly faces.

Police, chocolate milk draw kids for breakfast

CARLTON -- As soon as Yamhill-Carlton Elementary School opened its front doors Tuesday, students rushed in and lined up for breakfast. Eighty to 85 children usually eat the morning meal at the 360-student ...

Yamhill Council to meet, hold public hearing

YAMHILL — The Yamhill City Council will hold a public hearing on a proposed zone change and subdivision permit Wednesday, Nov. 6. The hearing will open at the start of the council’s regular ...

Along the Street: Horse Radish reopens in new location, adds dinner

Owners of the Horse Radish in Carlton have moved the restaurant a few doors down from 211. W. Main St. to its new location at 119 W. Main St. The restuarant also added a dinner menu, available Thursday, ...

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Child predator sting nabs two local men

HILLSBORO — McMinnville and Newberg residents were among nine men arrested by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office related to a child predator sting. Investigators posed on a variety of ...

County trail decision remanded again

Yamhill County punted too many important questions to the master planning process for the proposed Yamhelas Westsider Trail, the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals ruled this week, and must instead address ...

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Rae/News-Register ##Farmer Bryan Schmidt holds up a fence post he said he found in the nearby bushes after contractors for the county drove an excavator through his fence across the county s former railroad right of way. Schmidt said the contractor destroyed a large swath of his fence, allowing his cattle to escape.

Farmer alleges county contractors smashed his fence

YAMHILL -- Yamhill farmer Bryan Schmidt is alleging that contractors working for the county smashed through his pasture fence and allowed his cows to escape. The fence is situated across a former railroad ...

Case law tips Carlton drug case

A Carlton drug case has unraveled in the face of legal precedents, leading to dismissal of charges against two of three defendants. Carlton police served a search warrant at a residence near Yamhill-Carlton ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##During the tournament, 14-month-old Tyson Smalley tries to participate by grabbing the pink and black bean bags and throwing them.

Tournament kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness month

About 26 teams entered the second-annual Paint Mac Pink cornhole tournament on Saturday, an event that kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The With Courage organization sponsors celebration during ...

Yamhill County photographer enters California plea

Yamhill County photographer Robert Koester entered a plea last week in San Diego County Superior Court to three felonies, including possession of child pornography, rape and sexual battery, and agreed ...

Carlton council to meet Tuesday

CARLTON — The city council will meet for a training at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, then hold a business session at 7 p.m. Both will be open to the public in Carlton City Hall. During the business meeting, ...

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