Hearing slated Thursday on UGB expansion

The Yamhill County commissioners are scheduled to hold a public hearing Thursday on an urban growth boundary expansion for the city of Lafayette. The county has an agreement with all of its cities requiring ...

Carlton pool closed over weekend following cardiac death

Updated with additional information on Tuesday, June 23. CARLTON — A local man suffered a heart attack at the Carlton pool Thursday. Lifeguards, medics and police officers did everything they could, ...

Michaela Fujita-Conrads/News-Register##Chris Alexander assists his daughter, Annika Alexander, cast in the Sheridan
Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 20.

Fishing derby a hit with the kids

SHERIDAN — Families with fold-up chairs and fishing rods lined the shores of Sheridan’s Southside Park pond Saturday morning to watch their children try catching some hatchery trout planted ...

Linfield grants faculty awards

Linfield College honored five faculty members for scholarly achievement, teaching excellence, international scholarship, creative achievement and contribution to the life of the college. Honored were: ...

American Legion brings state convention to Mac

Several hundred American Legion members will be in McMinnville this week for their 97th annual state convention. McMinnville’s Legion Post 21 and auxiliary are hosting the activities. Sessions are ...

Prison escape attempt foiled

SALEM — Two minimum-security Oregon Department of Corrections inmates, one claiming Yamhill County ties, attempted to escape Monday morning from the department’s Central Distribution Center ...

Electric car charging app released

A new smart phone application allows electric car owners to locate, access and cover the charging fee at stations in the West Coast Electric Highway’s Fast Charging Network, which includes a station ...

Agencies respond to Polk fire

SHERIDAN — A barn fire spread into the surrounding field Sunday night, drawing a broad responses from Polk and Yamhill county fire agencies. The 100-foot by 70-foot barn was full of hay when it ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Vocal teacher Adrienne Angel works with student Natalie Scott during her master class in McMinnville. Angel gave young singers suggestions at a workshop at the Gallery Theater last week.

Local students sing for New York teacher

A strong voice, proper posture and good technique are all important if you want to sing on Broadway. But by themselves, they won’t get you hired, New York vocal teacher Adrienne Angel told young ...

Sheridan board extends superintendent's contract

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan School Board Wednesday night approved a two-year contract extension for Superintendent Steve Sugg at an annual salary of $109,315. Sugg has guided the Sheridan district ...

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McMinnville man arrested following tasing in vehicle

A McMinnville man who allegedly caused a disturbance Monday afternoon at a downtown convenience store had to be tased in order to be removed from a vehicle prior to being taken into custody. McMinnville ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Hilda Farris dances the mambo as she leads the McMinnville Community Center’s senior exercise class.

Stopping By: Dance leader retiring anew

Partway through a recent senior exercise class, the recorded music switches to a sensual Latin beat. Seniors tap their feet to “The Macarena,” a popular dance tune that tells the story of ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register file photo##During last year’s Carlton Fun Days, Julia Kiser exchanges the tickets she won while playing the games for a pair of butterfly wands.

Fun planned in Carlton on June 26-27

CARLTON — While Carlton residents surely think every day is fun, they’ll go all-out to celebrate Fun Days on June 26 and 27. The city’s annual festival draws locals, people who happen ...

Tickets available for Sunday's garden tour

Five private gardens will be on display Sunday, June 28, during the McMinnville Garden Club’s annual tour. Visitors can tour the gardens at their leisure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 ...

Scholarships available to ag students

Interested in pursuing a career related to agriculture after college? You have until Aug. 1 to apply for one of two $1,500 scholarships offered by the Yamhill County Farm Bureau. To qualify, applicants ...

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