Council mulls relationship with Visit McMinnville

The McMinnville City Council on Tuesday could set a path to renegotiate its terms with Visit McMinnville, which contracts with the city to provide tourism promotions. Earlier this year, some councilors ...

County to finally begin space needs analysis

After months of sporadic discussion, Yamhill County Commissioners on Thursday approved without comment a contract for a space needs analysis. The county will pay SERA Architects Inc. $94,800 to assess ...

Health and Human Services director submits resignation

County Health and Human Services Director Silas Halloran-Steiner is resigning effective the end of January. Halloran-Steiner submitted a letter to the county in mid-September, saying the decision “was ...

Along the Street: Russ named county's Realtor of the year

The Yamhill County Association of Realtors has named Katie Russ as its 2019 Realtor of the Year. The award is based on involvement with the association as well as volunteer activities in the community. In ...

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 ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Construction workers with Lex General Contractors work on framing a new 16-unit apartment complex on First Street near downtown McMinnville. Property owner Jonathan Rousa previously said the units will be market priced, as building costs make lower-cost housing unfeasible.

Consultant: Building costs a barrier for downtown housing

Consultant says building costs are a barrier as city seeks an increase in residential units in downtown ar

McMinnville will change how it hires substitutes

McMinnville School District will change how it hires substitute teachers and other workers starting in early 2020. Subs currently are hired through a company called CTA Substitute Services, run through ...

Elude suspect indicted

A Gaston resident who allegedly led law enforcement personnel on a pursuit that began on Ferry Street in Dayton and ended on Northeast Ridge Road in rural Gaston has been indicted by a Yamhill County Grand ...

Church on the Hill lawsuit settled

A $5.2 million lawsuit filed by the mother of a then 6-year-old girl who sought help from leaders at McMinnville’s Nazarene Church on the Hill after she disclosed she was sexually assaulted by her ...

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In one of the homes on the holiday tour, Rori Hartzell said she was going for a mid-century modern look when she
decorated this tree in mustard and black. The tree, one of six in the
house, stands in the family room upstairs.

Tickets still available for home tour

Five local homes will be decorated to the nines for the 31st annual Wine Country Holiday Home Tour, a fundraiser for Soroptimist International of McMinnville. The tour will run from noon to 4 pm. Sunday, ...

Sheridan manager faces criticism as contract discussed

SHERIDAN — Mike Breed told the Sheridan City Council at this month’s special meeting that the city manager’s job is a “high dollar position,” and he questions whether the ...

Hillside plans choral concert

Hillside Retirement Communities’ residents will perform in a winter program Thursday, Dec. 12. The event will be open to the public starting at 3 p.m. in the dining room at the Manor. Admission ...

Suspects arrested in robbery report

Yamhill County sheriff’s deputies responded on Monday morning to a report of an armed robbery at Rose Lodge, and assisted Lincoln County deputies in taking two people into custody. According to ...

Water & Light receives clean audit

McMinnville Water & Light received a “clean” audit report for 2019, its auditors told the utility’s board of commissioners late last month. Auditor Julie Desimone, partner for Moss ...

Bench trial resumes following guilty verdict

Gasps were heard and a feeling of shock permeated the courtroom among Vaughn Monagon supporters when Judge John Collins announced the jury had found him guilty last Wednesday of eight counts of first-degree ...

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