Along the Street: First Federal awards grants to nonprofits

First Federal has awarded $6,825 to three Yamhill County nonprofit organizations as part of its community giving program. The savings institution granted: n $4,810 to The Soup Kitchen at St. Barnabas ...

Sanai appeals Oregon disbarment

Former Yamhill County Counsel Rick Sanai has asked the Oregon Court of Appeals to review a decision by the Oregon State Bar to disbar him. Sanai fought a lengthy battle in Washington to avoid being disbarred ...

Council to consider pot sales ban

When it next meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, the McMinnville City Council is slated to consider an ordinance banning early sale of recreational marijuana at medical marijuana dispensaries.  Senate Bill ...

Amity considers graffiti ordinance

AMITY — The Amity City Council held a first reading Monday on a new graffiti ordinance. In a report to the council, Police Chief Dan Brown acknowledged concerns expressed by members about an inability ...

Dayton school board sets sessions

DAYTON — The Dayton School Board has a pair of meeting slated Tuesday. There is a work session scheduled for 5 p.m. and a business meeting for 6 p.m. Both meetings will be held in the board room, ...

Teachers share memories of summer

As schools open, many teachers are asking their students, “What did you do for your summer vacation?” We thought we’d pose the same question to educators themselves. Summer meant Irish ...

Genetics talk slated at Linfield

Professor Catherine Reinke will discuss the study of genetics in the age of whole-genome sequencing during a lecture set for Wednesday, Sept. 16. It is set for 7 p.m. in Riley Hall 201. The talk is the ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##Glinda (Leeann Ries) noted, “I told Dorothy ‘if she believed, they would achieve.’ Now even little Toto is reading at grade level.”

Educators embark on 'Mission: Possible'

Educators face many challenges as they help students learn and achieve, Superintendent Maryalice Russell told McMinnville school staff members at the district’s welcome back event Wednesday. But ...

Victim spots suspect, helps cops snag him

During an Aug. 22 visit to Kathleen’s Hallmark Shop, next to Radio Shack at 1321 N.E. Highway 99W, George Edward Nunnally allegedly slipped into a back room and emptied a cash box. The Californian ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Argyle Winery employees J.C. Jogerst, left, and Dustin Rice, lower right, work to load the presser with close to six tons of freshly picked pinot noir grapes.

Hot summer fuels early grape harvest

Since we were enjoying strawberries before Memorial Day, it’s hardly a surprise that crews have started bringing in Yamhill County’s signature crop — wine grapes. Thanks to a hot summer, ...

Mac welcomes nearly 50 new teachers

The McMinnville School District welcomed about 50 new teachers, most of whom have years of experience, as it opened the 2015-16 school year with a round of in-service training. It’s the largest ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register file photo##Ted Mayfied works the barbecue during 2013 Sheridan He spent many years as vice-chair of the event.

Sheridan's Ted Mayfield dies in aviation mishap

SHERIDAN — Ted Mayfield, a former Sheridan city councilor and civic leader who repeatedly ran afoul of the Federal Aviation Administration with his local skydiving business, died Friday afternoon ...

Water park gets its day in tax court

A property tax appeal filed on behalf of the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum’s Wings & Waves Waterpark, finally went to trial in the Oregon Tax Court at the end of August, two years after ...

Richard Wayne Oster, left, and Andrew Ryan Richter

Deputies bust ATV theft ring

Two men have been charged in connection with the theft of all-terrain vehicles from locations in Yamhill County. Andrew Ryan Richter, 25, of Yamhill, and Richard Wayne Oster, 24, of Sheridan, were booked ...

Fire destroys Carlton garage

CARLTON — A garage attached to the back of a house burned Thursday in the vicinity of West Grant and South Scott streets, according to Darci Ancalade of the Carlton Fire District. She said firefighters ...

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