Starla Pointer/News-Register##Linda Hart, her husband Bob Hart, dressed as 19th century University of Oregon professor Thomas Condon, and Anne Foster, dressed as a suffragette, chat before dinner at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center conference.

Costumes add historical authenticity

Pioneers who crossed the Oregon Trail, suffragettes who fought for women’s rights, a nattily attired mid-1800s Easterner and an assortment of characters from other eras gathered Friday at the Yamhill ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Juliette’s House Executive Director Hayley Collins shows the large selection of stuffed animals children can choose.

Waiting for help

Abused children need immediate help, but “immediate” has become a relative term in Yamhill County. Children sometimes have to wait up to a month before they receive services from Juliette’s ...

Kasey Heermann

Nunchuck attacker aimed to kill mother

Kasey Heermann told Yamhill County sheriff’s deputy Todd Steele he repeatedly struck his mother with a set of nunchucks, punched her a number of times and kicked her Saturday at the Lafayette residence ...

Landfill proceeding with permit applications

Riverbend Landfill, having obtained county permission to proceed with a long-delayed expansion project, is in the process of applying for permits. An appeal is still pending before the state Land Use Board ...

Submitted photo##Proposed plans of an updated McMinnville High School.

Bond would update Mac High, other facilities

McMinnville School District officials and supporters are preparing to ask voters for $89 million to fund major improvements at McMinnville High and less ambitious updates at the district’s other ...

Readers needed for SMART program

Start Making a Reader Today programs will begin in mid-October at five of the McMinnville School District’s elementary schools, along with other grade schools around Yamhill County. The students ...

Submitted photo##A card skimming device was found Tuesday in a pump at a local gas station. Customers should check their bank records.

Card skimmer discovered at 76 station

A technician reported Tuesday he had discovered what appeared to be an electronic skimming device installed in a pump at the Buy 2 Union 76 gas station located on McMinnville’s north end at 1720 ...

Carlton water shutoffs possible

CARLTON — Residents will continue to see detours and street closures as work continues on a new water main in Carlton. In addition, water may be shut off from midnight Monday, Sept. 28, until about ...

Along the Street: Yamhill County adds nearly 300 jobs in August

Yamhill County added 290 jobs in August, according to the latest monthly statistics from the Oregon Employment Department. That’s about twice the typical increase of 150 jobs. Along The Street David ...

Deputy administrator to retire at county

There was a point in his varied career when Chuck Vesper, Yamhill County’s deputy administrator, wasn’t sure he’d ever be interested in retiring. Now, however, the idea of spending his ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Teams from as far away as Portland competed in the plane pull event, raising money for Special Olympics.

Plane pull raises $5,000

Eighteen teams raised nearly $5,000 for Special Olympics during Saturday’s first fundraising plane pull. The McMinnville Crossfit team proved to be the quickest, taking just 17.235 seconds to drag ...

Pot on council's Oct. 27 agenda

The McMinnville City Council will begin mulling recreational marijuana regulations at its Oct. 27 meeting. It will discuss a variety of rules related to recreational sale, which is slated to become legal ...

Sheridan fine-tunes smoking ordinance

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council is in the process of fine-tuning an ordinance designed to regulate the sale and use of tobacco and electronic smoking devices. Councilors discussed the inner ...

Council changes meeting dates

CARLTON — After decades of meeting on Monday night, the Carlton City Council is switching to Tuesday. Starting in November, the council will meet at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the ...

Mac council to create homelessness committee

After spending six months listening to presentations and gathering information, the McMinnville City Council has decided to create a special committee to develop some action recommendations on the issues ...

Web Design and Web Development by Buildable