News-Register file photo##Ben Franklin and many others consider  McMinnville their hometown -- and Sunset Magazine recently named it one of the best medium-size places to live in the West.

Mac makes Sunset 'Best Places' list

Sunset Magazine’s February 2016 issue includes McMinnville on its list of “Best Places to Live in the West.” “Sunset editors searched the West, from the Arizona desert to the Washington ...

Willamina inks contract with new manager

WILLAMINA — The Willamina City Council reached a contract agreement with City Manager Ross Schultz at Thursday night’s meeting. Council President Rita Baller joined Councilors Allan Bramall, ...

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Willamina suspects have extensive records

WILLAMINA — Sgt. Todd Whitlow, commander of the West Valley Substation for the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office, received a warm welcome when he arrived at Willamina City Hall for Thursday night’s ...

Yamhill-Carlton Career Academy to link training to interests

YAMHILL — Students at Yamhill-Carlton High School’s new Y-C Career Academy will learn real-world work skills, based on their interests. The program, which will be available to all students, ...

Submitted photo##Morgan Conway, foreground, and Journey Drover analyze forensic evidence in a career course at McMinnville High School. The pathway introduces students to a variety of fire and law enforcement jobs.

McMinnville, YC, Willamina share in career ed grants

The McMinnville, Yamhill-Carlton and Willamina school districts are in line for career readiness grants from the state, Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian and Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Salam ...

Training set for therapy dogs

The McMinnville chapter of Paws for Love Therapy Dog Inc. will hold a therapy dog training session from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Linfield College.  The session is intended for dogs ...

Water & Light to weigh loan request from city

The McMinnville Water & Light Commission met Jan 19 to consider a request tonight from the city to borrow $2 million to expand an Alpine Avenue improvement project. The city has the funds in hand ...

City planning group to meet tonight

The McMinnville Planning Commission is scheduled to take up a vacation home rental application at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Jan. 21,  in the McMinnville Civic Hall. The applicant is proposing to establish ...

Board eyes state grants

The Yamhill County commissioners are expected to solidify their Thursday action agenda when they meet in work session at 2 this afternoon at Fenton House, across the street from the courthouse at 434 N.E. ...

News-Register file photo##Workers begin installing a huge beam for the ramp that crosses Highway 99W in Dundee. Today, workers have moved on to a concrete pour for a major bridge in Newberg.

Night work slated on bypass

Weather permitting, crews are working on an an 18-hour concrete pour for the Newberg-Dundee Bypass that started about 2 a.m. Jan. 20.. The non-stop pour, to continue about 18 hours, is for a bridge ...

Series of farm forums set

Friends of Family Farmers is planning to bring its InFARMation series to Yamhill County on the fourth Thursdays of January, February and March. The three-part series, open to the public at no charge, ...

Amity caps class sizes

AMITY — The Amity School Board decided Jan. 13 to reject any incoming transfers from other districts if they would push class sizes past predetermined caps. They board set the ...

Students ' Fuel the Furnace' at Mac High

Sports marketing students hoped to fill the stands for McMinnville High School's girls and boys basketball games Friday, Jan. 15, at their second annual Fuel the Furnace event. The event ...

McMinnville considers siting ambulance in Amity

McMinnville is considering a proposal to station an ambulance at the Amity Fire Station under the auspices of an intergovernmental agreement with the Amity Fire District. That would serve to improve ...

Museum's educational outreach

The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is offering some special programs for educators and homeschoolers. Programs include How Life Needs Water, set for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at ...

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