Local agency fights rural Dallas fire

The Sheridan/Southwestern Polk/West Valley fire districts responded Saturday morning to a structure fire on Laura Lane, just outside the city of Dallas. A two-car garage with converted living ...

Yamhill council to discuss police fee

Yamhill City Council members will discuss a proposed $5 a month police service fee when they meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14. The public meeting will be held via Zoom. A link is available on the city ...

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Carlton's new city manager adapts dispute resolution background to work and life

Shannon Beaucaire had been attending Carlton City Council meetings for several months before she started her job as city manager on Monday, April 5. Moving into city hall in town in person confirmed what ...

Former nursery worker pleads guilty in embezzlement case

Jeanna Buxton claimed she was “addicted to and consuming large amounts of Ambien” over a five-year period when the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office said she allegedly embezzled about $4.4 ...

News-Register file photo##The first phase of the Newberg-Dundee bypass opened at the end of 2017 after many years of discussion and construction.

Committee endorses local match funding for next phase of bypass

The Yamhill County Parkway Committee officially committed Thursday to spending local dollars to help build Phase II of the highway project currently known as the Newberg-Dundee Bypass. The resolution ...

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Board says county fair is back in the saddle

The Yamhill County Fair is back in business, albeit with a case of anxiety and plans for plenty of face masks and hand sanitizer. The concern, Fairgrounds Manager Gary Wertz said, stems from the ...

LUBA upholds expansion denial

The state Land Use Board of Appeals on Friday decisively upheld a decision by the county board of commissioners to deny an expansion permit application from Riverbend Landfill. LUBA said in its ...

Submitted photo##Sheridan and West Valley fire departments help extinguish an early morning blaze.

Sheridan, West Valley fire departments help fight garage blaze

Fire destroyed a two-car garage and the living quarters on its top floor near Dallas early Saturday morning, according to the Sheridan Fire Department. Sheridan, West Valley and S.W. Polk fire crews responded ...

Sheridan Council hears about formation of new fire district

Chief Fred Hertel, who oversees Sheridan/Southwestern Polk/West Valley Fire District operations, made a pitch for the formation of District 22 to the Sheridan City Council Monday night. The district would ...

Carlton expects water, sewer rate hike

Carlton residents and businesses users will see a hike in water and sewer bills each year in order to pay for current operations and infrastructure improvements, a water rate consultant told the city council ...

News-Register file photo##In 2019, Master Gardeners prepare plants for their sale at the fairgrounds. This year, they having a virtual sale, with plants available on their website.

Plant sale returns this year in new format

Yamhill County Master Gardeners are offering vegetable starts and ornamental plants through an online sale. Plants can be ordered through May 15, with pickup dates May 6-8 and 13-16. The online sale replaces ...

School board to discuss secondary return

Mac school board to discuss secondary return McMinnville School Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 12, to approve a calendar for 2021-22. It also will hear reports the secondary hybrid ...

Carlton Farms open, monitoring

The Carlton Farms meat plant is up and running again after being cleared out Monday by a carbon monoxide leak that sent 11 workers to the hospital and sickened six others. McMinnville Fire Department ...

Along the Street: Departing MEDP director says Mac has bright economic future

Scott Cooper, who has been executive director of the McMinnville Economic Development Partnership since 2019, is leaving to take a similar job in Scottsdale, Arizona. McMinnville won’t be ...

Threats lead to arrest in Sheridan

Yamhill County Sheriff’s Sgt. Russ Vandewettering repeatedly knocked on the door of a Sheridan residence in an attempt to speak with Steven Smith, who then called the Yamhill Communications Agency ...

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