State fair admission just a quarter Thursday

SALEM — Oregonians paid 25 cents to enter the first state fair, held in 1861 in Oregon City. They’ll pay that price again Thursday, Sept. 3, which has been dubbed “Throwback Thursday.” Both ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##New Linfield students pose for a class photo near the campus Oak Grove, all
holding up a hand to the camera and making an ‘L’ with their hands.

Linfield welcomes 580 new students

Some 485 freshmen, 65 transfers and 30 exchange students joined returning upperclassman as Linfield College started classes Monday morning. President Thomas Hellie welcomed the new arrivals, along with ...

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Be on the lookout for buses and students

Drivers are urged to use extra caution on the roads, especially in the morning and mid-afternoon, as the start of a new school year means an influx of students and buses. Most districts in Yamhill County, ...

Newberg settles with manager on terms

The city of Newberg released a statement Friday afternoon finalizing terms of the resignation of City Manager Jacque Betz, who has spent recent weeks on paid administrative leave. It listed Aug. 20 as ...

Eight vie for trio of tribal posts

GRAND RONDE — Eight candidates are vying for three paid, full-time posts on the Grand Ronde Tribal Council in a mail-ballot election due to end Saturday, Sept. 12. Jon George, Cheryle Kennedy and ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##McMinnville police officers conduct an “active shooter” training at Patton Middle School last Monday. The McMinnville School District’s
safety officer, former Sheriff Jack Crabtree, led the exercise.

Training for the worst

Police conduct shooter training at Patton Middle School

Marcus Larson / News-Register##A comfortable couch and stuffed animals help make up the soft interview room at the McMinnville Police Department. The space was created to calm the nerves of sexual assault victims while they talk to detectives.

Treating a victim as more than a witness

She thought she just was drunk and passed out. A male friend persuaded her to drink a single rum and Coke. And at the age of 16, she assumed that must have been enough to render her unconscious ...

Starla Pointer / News-Register##Teachers Sarah Schweiger, right, and Lisa Ekstrom lead new first-graders in a funny song during the back-to-school transition camp at Wascher Elementary School.

Youngsters ease back into school

LAFAYETTE — Incoming first-graders filed into the Wascher Elementary library Wednesday for a morning of back-to-school activities. They dug into sacks of animal crackers and sipped apple juice, ...

A hard rain's gonna fall

The next major rain is expected to arrive Friday and stick around through the weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement, noting, “This could be the most ...

Containment close on Willamina fire

WILLAMINA — The 260-acre Willamina Creek Fire is almost fully contained, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry. As a result, officials reopened Willamina Creek and East Creek roads, north ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##A new paint job on patrol cars is one of many cosmetic changes implemented this year at the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office.

New look for the sheriff's office

It’s a new look Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office on several fronts. There’s a new sheriff in town, following last November’s election of Tim Svenson, formerly a captain with the ...

Courthouse beefing up security

The Yamhill County Courthouse plans to implement a security scanning system Tuesday, Sept. 1. In conjunction, visitor access will henceforth be limited to the main front entrance on Northeast Fifth Street. Based ...

Commissioners approve entry policy

The Yamhill County Commissioners approved a new policy Thursday for employees entering the county courthouse. It allows them to bypass a new security screening system by producing their electronic identification ...

County jail logs perfect score

The Yamhill County Jail achieved a 100 percent Oregon Jail Standards score during an inspection conducted in June and July. The Oregon State Sheriff’s Association adopted standards to be applied ...

Along the Street: County unemployment ticks up in July

Yamhill County shed an unusual number of jobs in July, pushing its unemployment rate to 5.5 percent, up from 5.2 percent in June. Statewide unemployment ticked up in July as well, rising from 5.5 percent ...

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