Polk sheriff announces retirement

DALLAS — Polk County Sheriff Bob Wolfe is planning to retire at the end of the year. Wolfe, whose law enforcement career spans 39 years, the last 16 as sheriff, cited family reasons. He said his ...

Michaela Fujita-Conrads/News-Register##Colleen Johnson sings the National Anthem.

These colors don't run

  Michaela Fujita-Conrads/News-Register##St. James School fifth-grader Vincent Hoffarth waits to present a historical American flag. The Elks Lodge conducted its ...

OLCC adds pot to its regulatory domain

When Steve Marks became executive director of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission 18 months ago, he expected to be working largely with liquor laws, with which he was well familar. But as it ...

Unidos seeking to bridge ethnic divide

“Latino immigrants are the backbone of our economy here in Yamhill County,” Sally Godard told the McMinnville City Club Tuesday. “We wouldn’t be successful in any of these industries ...

Submitted photo##Tarik Alfadi struck a passing truck on his
motorcycle.

Motorcycle tangles with pickup on Hwy. 47

GASTON — A Beaverton man was injured Friday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a pickup driven by a McMinnville man. The collision occurred about 4 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 47 ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##While other Duniway students watch, workshop leader John Niebergall and Laura Denney put together a multilayered, multi-colored vinyl cutout.

Applying the learning at Duniway

In the last few days of school, Duniway Middle School students did some applied learning. Educators use the term to describe how concepts studied in the classroom can be used with activities in the larger ...

Willamina awards contracts

WILLAMINA — The Willamina City Council awarded two public works contracts Thursday night. North Santiam Paving of Stayton won a Northeast Main Street curb and sidewalk project with a bid of $143,297.13. ...

Carlton community forum slated

CARLTON — At a community forum tonight, police will discuss the best ways to respond to shooting situations. “Active Shooter — Safety Response for Citizens” is set for 6:30 p.m. ...

DEQ reopens landfill hearing

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has reopened the public comment period on a new air quality permit for McMinnville’s Riverbend Landfill. Since beginning consideration of the permit ...

County budget hearing slated Thursday

The Yamhill County commissioners will take public comment on their proposed budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year at 10 a.m. Thursday in Room 32 of the county courthouse. A copy can be viewed online at www.co.yamhill.or.us ...

Warnings giving way to tickets

Yamhill County sheriff’s deputies have only been issuing warnings to motorists speeding through the construction zone at the three-way intersection of Abbey, Hendricks and Keuhne roads. But that’s ...

Students graduate from online school

Eighteen Yamhill County students graduated last week from the Oregon Connections Academy, an online school based in Scio. About 330 of the academy’s students received diplomas. Commencement ceremonies ...

Prayer debate flares anew at county

The opening prayer of the Yamhill County commissioners was followed Thursday by yet another debate on the rationale of opening public meetings with prayer. Two members of the public spoke in opposition. ...

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum photo##This de Havilland DH.4 saw service as a bomber in World War I. It s one of 25 planes that Evergreen Vintage Aircraft has on display at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.

Judge values disputed plane

Despite another last-ditch effort by World Fuel Inc. to delay a hearing designed to establish the value of a vintage plane it claims as collateral, U.S. District Judge Randall Dunn insisted on proceeding ...

Submitted photo##Firefighters with the Amity Fire District train with their new ventilation prop.

Amity firefighters make use of vent prop

AMITY — The Amity Fire District is planning to establish a training facility at its Perrydale substation. And it has taken a step in that direction by assembling a ventilation prop its volunteers ...

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