Sheridan Fire District thanks community

The Sheridan Fire District, in appreciation of the community's response to the Willamina Creek fire, issued the following statement today: As reports of the fire on Willamina Creek were coming in we saw ...

News-Register file photo##Vintage cars will fill Third Street this weekend during the sixth annual
Dragging the Gut festival. In addition to the cruising event, activities include a car show, live music and vendors.

Cruising Memory Lane

Hundreds of cars — from hot rods to old family station wagons to the latest electric models — will roll slowly down Third Street on Friday and Saturday evenings, Aug. 21 and 22, during ...

Crash closed Highway 18 / Lafayette Highway

DAYTON -- Medics rushed to a serious crash on Highway 18 at Lafayette Highway about 10:30 this morning. Reports say the wreck involves a semi-truck trailer rig and a van. One woman is trapped in the private ...

No letup in sight for Oregon drought

The U.S. Drought Monitor shows Yamhill County is facing severe drought conditions. The conditions throughout the state range from severe to extreme. Kathie Dello, deputy director of Oregon Climate Service, ...

Drying Times: Drought in Yamhill County

Fourteen years ago, when the News-Register ran an in-depth series titled “All Tapped Out,” Yamhill County, along with the entire American West, was facing a future of severe water shortages. It ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register## Gloriana Clabaugh, left, and Lillian Kenyon talk as Aladdin and Dexter take a break. They have been training in Yamhill alon with Layla Knight, Emily Shoepe, Lauren Martin and Moira McCarthy.

Yamhill teens love helping Mustangs

YAMHILL -- On a cool summer morning, Gloriana Clabaugh and Lillian Kenyon stood in the center of one of FitzGerald Farms' arenas, watching a pair of Mustangs run. The horses, Aladdin and Dexter, ...

McMinnville schools plan 'Be College Ready' month

In an effort to encourage more students to continue their education following high school, McMinnville School District will participate in a new “Be College Ready” program this fall. Be ...

Operation Backpack needs a few more things

Operation Backpack is still looking for backpacks, markers, Kleenex, notebook paper and other items to distribute to students headed back to school. The nonprofit, volunteer-run program provides school ...

Estate of man beaten in jail files tort claim notice

An attorney for the estate of a man who was beaten to death in the Yamhill County Jail in May has filed a tort claim notice with the county. Attorney Matthew Kaplan wrote in the notice that claims ...

Betz reaches settlement with Newberg, will resign

(Updated Friday, Aug. 21, with additional information) Embattled Newberg City Manager Jacuque Betz will resign from her position after she reached a settlement with the city. Betz will receive six months’ ...

Photo courtesy Oregon State Police##Two Willamina residents were rescued from their burning vehicle. They sustained minor injuries.

Citizens save Willamina couple from burning vehicle

(Updated with new information Monday, Aug. 17) SHERIDAN - Paul Dolan understands how close he and his wife, Joann, were to losing their lives last Wednesday afternoon. Now he believes the good Lord has ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Sean Burke will serve as McMinnville High School principal for the year.

Mac High to get new principal for a year

McMinnville High School will have a new principal during 2015-16. Sean Burke will move from assistant principal to acting principal while Kris Olsen spends the year working in the district office. Olsen ...

Third Street rail crossing to close Friday

The rail crossing lying between Galloway and Irvine on Third Street will be closed from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. While the crossing is closed, traffic will be rerouted via Fifth and Second Streets.  The ...

Sheridan couple runs 'afowl' of city ordinance

SHERIDAN — Municipal Court Judge Cliff Ross found Andrew and Stephanie DeWitt guilty of two ordinance violations Tuesday, stemming from their continued stewardship of three chickens in the ...

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Eola Hills Charter School returning to Ballston

AMITY — The Eola Hills Charter School will resume operations this fall in Ballston, near the site where it started in 2006 prior to moving to 7575 Bethel Road. A two-alarm fire destroyed the K-12 ...

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