Jose Reynaga-Estrada

Hit-and-run sends Mac man to prison

When Jose Reynaga-Estrada drove off, after slamming into the back of a vehicle stopped for a red light, he had no idea he had left his front license plate. It had become wedged under the back bumper of ...

Board to meet in Mac

The McMinnville School Board will consider educational standards and the district's annual audit report when it meets Monday. The public session is set for 7:30 p.m. at the district office, 1500 ...

County notches DUII-free holiday

The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office mounted an aggressive effort to identify impaired drivers and hold them accountable over the holidays. The campaign, funded with grant money from the Oregon Department ...

Ball tickets available

Get out your Wranglers and your cowboy boots — or your sparkly ball gown — because the McMinnville Mayor’s Charity Ball is set for Saturday, Feb. 6, with the theme “Country Charm ...

David Koch

New city attorney starts work

David Koch began work as McMinnville's new city attorney Monday, taking over an office vacated by Candace Haines in September. He comes to the city from Coos Bay, where he had served as CEO of ...

Y-C School Board to meet Jan. 11

YAMHILL -- The Yamhill-Carlton School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, to discuss a proposed school repair and remodeling bond.  The public meeting will be held in the district office, ...

Nestucca Access to close

The Nestucca Access Road will be closed from Hoag Pass Road to Fan Creek Road from Jan. 13 to Jan. 16. There will be no detour and traffic is urged to take other routes during the closure. The Bureau ...

Olsen replaces Burke at McMinnville High School

Kris Olsen is back in the principal’s office at McMinnville High School. He replaces longtime assistant principal Sean Burke, who was tapped in August to run the school during the 2015-16 school ...

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Joel Bowder of Mountain View Oral Surgery shovles slush from his office parking lot Monday, Jan. 4. McMinnville School District and St. James Catholic School (background) were operating on two-hour delay Monday, other schools throughout the Yamhill Valley were closed Monday due to the icy conditions.

A few buses still on snow routes

Tuesday's local school announcements: Gaston: Two hours late. Buses on snow routes. Newberg: Buses on snow routes. Buses 11,25 and 32 on restricted routes. Yamhill-Carlton: Buses on snow routes. Route ...

Carlton Council to meet Tuesday

CARLTON — City council members will discuss tobacco use in city parks and on other city property when they meet Tuesday, Jan. 5. The public work session will start at 6 p.m. in city hall. Councilors ...

Little girl's fundraiser tops goal

Second-grader Kiyah Parker wanted to raise $375 to buy a sewing machine through the nonprofit World Vision International. That way, she said, a woman in a poor country could make clothes to sell, ...

Board alters schedule

In their final meeting of 2015, held Thursday, the Yamhill County Commissioners approved purchase of $147,852 in equipment and services from Star Microwave Inc. The aim is to implement Phase 3 of the county’s ...

Lafayette UGB remanded

The state Department of Land Conservation and Development has remanded an expansion of Lafayette’s urban growth boundary for encompassing too little additional land. The remand itself is not unusual, ...

Deputy administers overdose drug

SHERIDAN — Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office deputy Jacob Herr administered the anti-overdose drug, Naloxone, to a 22-year-old unresponsive male in the garage of a Southwest Mill Street residence ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Judge Cynthia Easterday presides over truancy court. Truancy court aims to keep children in school as mandated by the state.

Seeking solutions to school truancy

One of Judge Cynthia Easterday’s responsibilities involves fining parents whose children chronically skip school. The reasons why some young people simply refuse to attend school vary widely, she ...

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