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Ballots are being safely counted, clerk assures

Yamhill County voters’ ballots are being counted as many have been returned much earlier than in previous years — 20,600 as of Thursday, compared to 13,111 at this point in the 2016 election, ...

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Man who hit deacon because 'devil told me to' sentenced

McMinnville attorney Abraham Hanson said defendant Milton Carmona “wants to do the right thing,” but has struggled with drug addiction and mental health. Carmona punched a deacon in the face ...

Carlton planners give nod to 55-home subdivision

Carlton Planning Commission unanimously approved plans Monday for part of a subdivision in the southeast part of town. The planning commission meeting was calm and friendly, in contrast to boisterous earlier ...

In Lafayette, 9 run for 4 council seats

Nine residents are vying for four seats on the Lafayette city council in the Nov. 3 general election, while the current council president is running without opposition for mayor. The council is ...

Who governs us: In Yamhill County, cities seek to broaden leadership

After a summer of protests and conversations prompted many residents of Yamhill County to reflect on race and equity in life and work, the fall election season poses an interesting question: Who governs ...

County at 960 cases; state tightens mask rules

Yamhill County reached 960 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, while the state announced it was tightening the rules for face masks in an attempt to slow the spread of the disease. A new workplace outbreak, ...

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School board appoints a new member

Yanira Vera will join the McMinnville School Board, replacing Tim Roberts, who retired over the summer. She will be sworn in Monday, Oct. 26, at a board meeting. Following the swearing in, the board ...

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Assessor asks for no-contact payment of property taxes

Property tax bills are being mailed to Yamhill County residents this week and the Assessor’s Office is asking for payment by mail, online or over the phone amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Contactless ...

County fires member of union bargaining team; Union declares impasse

Amid heated, monthslong union negotiations, a Yamhill County technology department employee of 35 years, and member of the employees union’s bargaining team for 15 years, has been fired ...

Five seek three seats on Carlton council

Two incumbents and three other residents are vying for three open seats on the Carlton City Council. Councilors Carey Rhoads and Scott Carl are running alongside newcomers Guilherme Brandao, Kevin ...

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Carlton police chief Kevin Martinez and other local first responders observe a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of 9/11.

American Legion remembers 9/11

American Legion members remembered those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, and honored current first responders on Friday in ceremonies at the Carlton Memorial Post 73. Nearly 50 people gathered for the event, ...

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Rusty Rae/News-Register##East winds buffet trees in Joe Dancer Park on Monday, blowing in smoke from fires around the West, darkening the skies and obscuring the late afternoon sun. Scott Rosenbalm, electric division director for McMinnville Water & Light, said the wind gusts weren’t abnormally strong, but they came from a different direction than usual, causing tree damage and power outages.

Fire in the sky: High winds blow in smoke, blow down trees

If you were Dorothy Gale, you would have run for the storm cellar Monday evening as strong winds blew in smoke from regional wildfires and turned the sky an eerie yellowish-gray. It wasn’t a cyclone, ...

Carlton native Tom Jernstedt, known as the ‘Father of Final Four’, dies at 75

Tom Jernstedt, Carlton’s “Father of the Final Four,” died on Saturday. He was 75. A member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and pioneer of the NCAA Division I men’s ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Yamhill County has installed a new ballot drop box in front of the county clerk’s office on Evans Street in McMinnville, so residents can drop off their ballots without having to enter the buiding’s small lobby. Location of drop boxes can be found at the following link: https://www.co.yamhill.or.us/content/ballot-drop-sites.

Larger ballot boxes going in around Yamhill County

Voting by mail and drop box won’t be anything new for Oregonians this November, but Yamhill County Clerk Brian Van Bergen is modifying the formula slightly anyway. As history shows Yamhill ...

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