Legion Auxiliary offering boxes for vets, families

The McMinnville American Legion Auxiliary is putting together holiday gifts for vets in care homes and food and toy boxes for other veterans and their families. They are taking applications for the boxes. ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Becka Morgan loves her home, which she helped build along with volunteers from Habitat for Humanity 18 years ago.

‘Miracle of my life’ - Habitat home life-changing for McMinnville family

Becka Morgan wouldn’t be where she is — physically, emotionally or financially — if she hadn’t joined the McMinnville Habitat for Humanity program nearly two decades ago. She ...

McMinnville hires new public works director

The city has hired Anne Pagano as public works director. Pagano was selected after a recruitment process that began over the summer. She joins McMinnville’s leadership group after holding a municipal ...

Berschauer recall group submits paperwork for another attempt

Save Yamhill County, a grassroots group of county residents, announced Thursday that it has resubmitted the paperwork for a petition to recall County Commissioner Lindsay Berschauer. Under state rules, ...

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School leaders back Morelock; Brown targeted in second recall

Superintendents from nine Oregon school districts, plus the executive director of the Coalition of Oregon School Administrators, have signed a letter in support of fired Newberg School Superintendent ...

News-Register file photo##Ron Noble during a 2017 visit with Yamhill-Carlton Intermediate School students.

Noble confirms plan to run for Congress in new district

State Rep. Ron Noble confirmed this week that he plans to run for Congress next year in Oregon’s new 6th District, which encompasses the territory he represents in the Legislature. Noble said he’s ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Alex Tombleson appears in court by video from the Yamhill County Jail. His second probation violation hearing was held Wednesday morning.

Tombleson’s fitness to proceed questioned

Shortly before Amity antique dealer Ross Tombleson was found dead earlier this month in The Treasure Attic, the Trade Street shop doubling as the family residence, sheriff’s deputies visited in hopes ...

No weapon found at YC High

School and police officials investigated a report that a student might have a weapon at Yamhill Carlton High School and found that the report was incorrect, Superintendent Clint Raever said. "All students ...

News-Register file photo##Judge John Collins, pictured here in 2015, plans to retire effective Friday, Dec. 31.

Judge Collins to retire at year’s end

Judge John Collins, who served as district attorney before being appointed to the Yamhill County Circuit Court bench in 1992, plans to retire effective Friday, Dec. 31. Collins has served as a pro tem ...

Clerk reports that recall signatures short by 323

Yamhill County Clerk Brian Van Bergen provided a report Friday on the signature verification process for petitions seeking to recall County Commissioner Lindsay Berschauer. Petitioners turned ...

Amity seeks funding for pedestrian light

In an attempt to improve pedestrian safety on Trade Street, which carries Highway 99W traffic through town, the Amity City Council will seek funding to place a rapid flashing beacon light where ...

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Newberg school board fires superintendent

The Newberg School Board fired Superintendent Joe Morelock in an unannounced late night action, by a four to three vote Tuesday night, overriding pleas to wait and let the public provide comments. Numerous ...

New COVID hospitalizations up last week

New hospitalizations statewide from COVID-19 increased last week from 313 the previous week to 378, even as new cases declined by 16%. The Oregon Health Authority reported that 6,643 new cases were reported ...

Woman who assaulted grandmother sentenced

Defense attorney Mark Pihl characterized Melissa Wagoner as an “unfortunate soul” who needs mental health treatment more than continued incarceration in the Yamhill County Jail. The 39-year-old ...

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Funds being collected for Tombleson family

A fundraising effort has been launched for the Tombleson family of Amity. Alex Tombleson was taken into custody after his father, Ross Tombleson, was found dead Wednesday, Nov. 3, in the downtown Amity ...