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 ...

City creates tourism board

McMinnville now has a new tourism marketing organization and a board to govern it. The city council approved the board Tuesday. It also appointed a complement of members, most carrying over from a transient ...

Along the Street: Hospitals viewed as economic engine

Oregon hospitals accounted for $18.9 billion in economic output in Oregon in 2013, according to an ECONorthwest study released by the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. Along The Street David ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##School board members Stan Primozich and Larry Vollmer congratulate Karen Ray, Gnelia Ray and other McMinnville School District retirees at a ceremony in their honor Monday night.

16 retiring from Mac schools

A dozen teachers and four classified staff members are retiring this month from the McMinnville School District. School board members honored the retirees Monday night. They presented each with ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##Newby School fourth-graders and school board members discuss the pros and cons of drilling and its impact on the environment during a demonstration of learning techniques at Monday’s board meeting.

Board joins student discussion

McMinnville School Board members knelt on the floor or sat on chairs beside Newby Elementary School fourth-graders Monday night for a joint Socratic seminar. Socratic discussion is one of the techniques ...

Free meals offered this summer

Children and teens up to age 18 are entitled to free breakfasts and lunches at several Yamhill County sites this summer. Adult meals are available, as well, for a small charge, generally between $2.75 ...

Japanese School graduates 7

SHERIDAN — Seven seniors graduated Saturday, June 6, from the Sheridan Japanese School. Devin Frost, Payton James, Zack Monroe, John Myers, Mara Neel, Diego Rentsch and Wynton Skowrup received diplomas. Neel ...

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