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 ...

Hearing on proposed mill, bakery posptoned until July

At the request of farmer and breadmaker Bram Yoffie, Yamhill County Commissioners on Thursday postponed until July 16 a hearing on a proposed flour mill, bakery and farm stand near Amity. Yoffie and business ...

MURAC approves funding for MDA COVID-19 program

The McMinnville Urban Renewal Agency Committee voted at its June 3 meeting to approve a $15,000 grant to the McMinnville Downtown Association for a COVID-19 safety supplies program, contingent on the MDA ...

Run, Walk, Run fundraiser will go virtual

[Updated Wednesday, June 17, to correct cost of registration] McMinnville Habitat for Humanity will host its fundraising Run, Walk, Run on Saturday, June 20. The theme is “Run, Walk, Run ... Away ...

YC approves school budget

Yamhill Carlton School Board on Thursday approved a nearly $20 million budget for 2020-21 along with a list of potential cuts if funding is less. The total budget is $19,667,385, with a general fund of ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Attorney Cynthia Kaufman Noble kneels along with numerous other local attorneys and members of the law profession Thursday in front of the Yamhill County Courthouse. Noble organized the demonstration, where she spoke to cohorts and led an 8:45 minutes of silence, equal to the amount of time a police officer knelt on the neck of George Floyd.

Black Lives Matter march in Mac draws legal community

A group of lawyers, legal assistants, retired police officers, court interpreters and others gathered at the Yamhill County Courthouse on Friday to demand equal justice under the law. The Black Lives ...

Winery owners give scholarship for diverse wine students

A newly endowed scholarship will promote diversity in Linfield’s Wine Studies program. Domaine Serene Winery, founded by Grace and Ken Evenstad, donated $500,000 to the school, which is changing ...

YC hires interim superintendent

Retired school superintendent William “Bill” Rhoades will serve as interim superintendent of the Yamhill Carlton School District for the upcoming school year. Rhoades, who has previously filled ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##On the first day of Evergreen Aviation Museum’s reopening, James Geyer and his four grandchildren, from left, Ryan Cover, Boman Geyer, Nicky Geyer, and Grace Geyer tour the wide variety of planes on display.

Evergreen Museum reopens to visitors

Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, home to the iconic Spruce Goose wooden airplane, opened Monday, June 15, with discounted prices of $20 per person. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Under Phase 2 reopening ...

In McMinnville, echos of a national cry to defund the police

Mac council hears call to defund police

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Victor Serrano (foreground) and Alanna Murphy work on filling online orders at the Chalice Farms dispensary. The Dundee business offered online sales during the pandemic shutdown, in addition to establishing routines for customers who wanted to pick up orders.

Cannabis industry among bright spots in county economy

Marijuana sales trend upward as other markets struggle

Heidi Parker

Activist running for McMinnville mayor

“Community influencer” Heidi Parker has filed to run for mayor of McMinnville. A retired nurse, Parker moved to McMinnville in 2016 from California with her husband, Aaron Orta. The couple ...

Along the street: Cinema reopens

McMinnville Cinema will reopen Friday, June 12, with a limited schedule of two showings daily of each movie. The selections include classics such as “The Goonies” and more recent releases ...

State lists requirements, recommendations for reopening schools

Schools in McMinnville and across the state will be reopening in September for the 2020-21 school year. Some may continue distance learning, like they’ve been using since schools were closed in ...

Kenna West

Willamina, city manager to negotiate contract

The city of Willamina will begin contract negotiations with manager Kenna West in hopes of keeping her on the job for at least another three years. Mayor Ila Skyberg, who will represent the city in negotiations ...

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