Along the Street: Freelin-Wade names new general manager

Along The Street David Bates covers local business and economics news for the News-Register.He can be reached at 503-687-1228 or by e-mailing to dbates@newsregister.com. Scott Schwarm ...

Water & Light debates merits of fiber system

McMinnville Water & Light commissioners approved Tuesday budgets for both its water and fiber departments. However, they first held a lengthy conversation on the future of their fiber-optic program. More ...

Board schedules budget hearing

The McMinnville School Board will hold a hearing on the district’s 2015-16 budget at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the district office, 1500 N.E. Baker St. A brief special session to consider finalizing the ...

Pot grower cited by DEQ

SHERIDAN — The state Department of Environmental Quality has assessed a $9,600 penalty on a Sheridan medical marijuana grower for discharging agricultural wastewater into the city’s storm drain ...

City Council to approve budget

The McMinnville City Council is expected to approve a group of resolutions related to the end of the fiscal year at a meeting set for 7 p.m. Tuesday in McMinnville Civic Hall.  The council will give ...

City planner Highsmith leaves rich legacy

McMinnville’s first planning director — Richard “Rick” Highsmith, 64 — died June 16. His successor says he leaves an amazing legacy for a community he loved deeply. “I ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##Destination business consultant Jon Schallert expands on some of his advice as he talks with Cynthia Abel, owner of the Carlton Main Street House vacation rental.
Schallert spoke Wednesday in Carlton.

Destination business speaker inspires in Carlton

CARLTON — Destination business consultant Jon Schallert addressed an attentive crowd of city, county and private sector leaders Wednesday morning. They listened intently to his often humorous 90-minute ...

Dog waste riles Sheridan councilor

SHERIDAN – City Councilor Val Adamson voiced his concern Monday night about dog walkers leaving waste in their wake. He said there ought to be a law, or in this case, a city ordinance discouraging ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Neyssa Hayes points out an owl near a trail on the Miller Woods property during Spring Adventures.

Watershed Education Adventures explores the outdoors

“Children in nature become curious, inquisitive, excited learners,” said Theresa Crain, a local naturalist and outdoor educator. “The natural world abounds with wonders and countless ...

St. Paul Rodeo drills own well to help water issues

ST. PAUL – Threatened with restrictions on its water use, the St. Paul Rodeo Association has completed initial development on a new city well, projected to ultimately cost about $250,000, all coming ...

Fire damages Amity home

AMITY — A Monday night fire caused an undetermined amount of damage to a two-story single-family home at 104 E. Third St. Two adults and a 6-month-old girl were staying at the residence, in addition ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Mac Prescription Shop in downtown was broken into early Sunday morning.

Citizens help police nab drug heist suspect

A group of citizens flagged down police early Sunday to report a break-in in which a cache of Schedule II narcotics were stolen from the Mac Prescription Shop, located at 225 N.E. Third St. in the heart ...

Starrett reconvenes water task force

Summer hasn’t yet officially begun, but most of Oregon remains in the grip of ongoing drought, including much of Yamhill County. With an eye on those conditions, Yamhill County Commissioner ...

Drug deal sends mom to prison

Deputy District Attorney Alicia Eagan told Yamhill County Circuit Judge John Collins that Stephanie Freund’s recent drug activity had traumatized her children. She said it had been very disruptive ...

Michaela Fujita-Conrads/News-Register##Hope Ulery smiles at her parents while riding a merry-go-round at the Sheridan Days Festival on Saturday,
June 13.

Sheridan Days: A festival of magic

About 20,000 people from all over Oregon gathered in Sheridan over the weekend for the 17th annual Sheridan Days festival. This year’s theme was, “We Believe in Magic.” A carnival and ...

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