Burglars steal West Valley FD equipment

Burglars stole communications equipment from two apparatus bays after breaking into the West Valley Fire District main station in Willamina. The two entered the building on Main Street about 12:30 a.m. ...

Sheridan FD gets seismic grant

The Sheridan Fire District has received a $2.1 million grant for seismic upgrades to the 37-year-old main station. Building codes have changed significantly since the brick station was constructed on ...

City approves $117 million budget

The McMinnville City Council approved a $117 million 2020-21 budget that received a couple of last-minute tweaks, but didn’t address police department funding, which scores of residents had criticized ...

Mask issue raises unfiltered feelings

If the traveling salesmen of “The Music Man” were chugging into River City, they might be singing, “Masks at the dry goods store. Masks at the grocery store. Masks when you’re dining ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Omar Sandoval, 23, pictured here, and Gustavo Guerrero, 24, right, became the youngest county chair and vice-chair duo in the Oregon Democratic Party when they were elected in April.

County Dems elect youngest chair and vice-chair in Oregon

Dayton native Omar Sandoval wasn’t predicting a career in politics or government when he applied for a fellowship with immigrant rights’ group Movimiento Cosecha in 2018, yet it started his ...

Fired county attorney alleges discrimination, retaliation

A former county attorney hired to provide legal advice to employees has filed a tort claim notice against the county claiming she was fired in May in retaliation for complaints about race and sex discrimination. Josephine ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Linfield facilities worker John Holland mows the grass near the athletic facilities on campus. The campus reopened in mid-June and will look its best when the name changes to Linfield University July 1.

‘U’ turn ahead: Linfield set to graduate ‘college’

After almost a century as Linfield College, McMinnville’s private school will be renamed Linfield University on July 1. “With the new name, we are not just staying the course, nor simply changing ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register file photo##Chief Warrant Officer 2 Mike Newgard stands on his unit’s Blackhawk helicopter for a better view during last year’s Oregon International Air Show at the McMinnville Airport.

COVID-19 grounds Oregon International Air Show

COVID-19 has grounded the Oregon International Air Show originally scheduled for Sept. 25-27 at the McMinnville Municipal Airport. Safety considerations and government restrictions related to the coronavirus ...

Governor extends mask mandate statewide starting Wednesday

Face coverings will be required statewide in indoor public spaces, including many businesses, as of Wednesday, Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday.The new regulation is an effort to prevent Fourth of July ...

Accusations continue to dog Dundee fire chief

A second Dundee firefighter is accusing Chief John Stock and other male employees of harassing and discriminating against her and other female employees, according to a complaint filed with the Bureau ...

Submitted photo##McMinnville Fire Department Rope Rescue Team responded to the Sunday morning double-fatal crash.

Willamina Creek Road crash claims two lives, including Willamina resident

A vehicle plunged more than 100 feet over an embankment, killing two people and injuring four others Sunday morning in rural Willamina. The victims were identified as Kennyth Charles Holsclaw, 22, of ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Johnny Edwards serves as the caretaker for the Lafayette Masonic Cemetery, where vandals recently pushed over 30 headstones, breaking a number of them. “It was a sad cemetery before,” he said. “Now, it’s even sadder.”

‘Beauty destroyed’: Vandals wreak havoc at Lafayette Masonic Cemetery

Johnny Edwards, caretaker and sexton at the Lafayette and McMinnville Masonic cemeteries, said he’s been “traipsing around headstones” since he was in his early 20s. He simply enjoys ...

Gov pauses reopening as COVID-19 cases climb

Oregon reported another 259 cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, continuing an upswing that started when the state began reopening a month ago. As of Sunday morning, the state was reporting 5,636 ...

County reissues Yamhelas trail bridge contract

Over objections by opponents of the Yamhelas Westsider Trail, Yamhill County Commissioners on Thursday approved a new contract for bridge construction, in a 2-1 vote. Commissioner Mary Starrett ...

McMinnville man charged in fatal Portland hit-and-run

A 30-year-old McMinnville man faces manslaughter charges in connection with the June 4 hit-and-run death of a Portland resident. Steven Edward Killeen was charged in Multnomah County Circuit Court with ...

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