Board seeks grant audit; says no to LUBA appeal

Yamhill County commissioners on Thursday told staff they want estimates for the costs of conducting both an engineering assessment of a partially built bridge, and a forensic audit of county staff’s ...

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 ...

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 ...

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Area firefighters and EMTs treat members of the Carlton Farms staff following a carbon monoxide leak at the meat packing plant near Carlton Monday morning. Eleven workers were taken to hospitals and 17 total were treated. The plant was closed the rest of the day as firefighters made sure CO was no longer lingering inside.

17 sickened in CO leak at Carlton meat plant

A carbon monoxide leak sickened 17 employees at Carlton Farms Monday morning. The meat packing plant closed temporarily and ambulances took 11 people to area hospitals. Everyone was evacuated before 11:30 ...

Carlton council to hear water rate study

Carlton City Council members will hear a water rate analysis presentation when they meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 6. The public session will be held via Zoom, with a link available on the city website, ...

A few Easter egg hunts spring up

The Easter Bunny will be hippity-hopping through Yamhill County on Saturday, hiding candy-filled eggs and other surprises for children to find in several cities. Because of continuing pandemic restrictions, ...

Yamhill mulls police service fee

Yamhill City Council is considering adding a $5 a month “police services fee” to fund equipment and other needs. The fee would generate $25,260 in the first year, Police Chief Greg Graven ...

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Horse owner indicted on 55 counts of animal neglect

A Carlton woman who allegedly provided inadequate care for 48 horses on her Northeast Hendricks Road property has been indicted on 55 counts of second-degree animal neglect by a Yamhill County Grand Jury. She ...

Courtesy Cleary Family Archive##Beverly Cleary at work. The Yamhill native was known for books such as  Ramona Quimpy, Age 8  and  The Mouse on the Motorcycle.

Locals remember ‘Girl From Yamhill’

Beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary, who was born in McMinnville and spent several years of her childhood in Yamhill, died Friday, March 25, in Carmel, California. She was 104 and would have ...

ODOT turns down invite to negotiate repayment with board

Representatives from the Oregon Transportation Department declined a request from county commissioners to attend this week’s board meeting, to publicly negotiate how the county will repay ...

McMinnville man killed in Highway 47 crash; three injured

A McMinnville man was killed and three others were injured Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle head-on crash on Highway 47, north of Yamhill, in the Cove Orchard area. The Oregon State Police identified ...

Carlton, Amity firefighters will deliver Easter eggs

Two fire departments, Carlton and Amity, will bring Easter eggs to children, rather than hosting a group egg hunt. In Amity, families with children 12 and younger can sign up for the second egg hunt delivery. ...

Yamhill plans town hall on police fee proposal

The city of Yamhill will host a town hall Wednesday, March 24, on a proposal that would add a fee for police services. The teleconference will run from 6 to 7 p.m. A Zoom link is available from the city ...

Candidates file for May election

Several school board races will be contested in the May 18 election. McMinnville has two open positions that are contested, one by the incumbent and two others, the other by the incumbent and one challenger. Newberg ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Owner Forrest Babcock inspects his telescope named Jupiter s Inspiration, which was recovered Thursday morning after being stolen March 11. There was relatively little damage, but the thieves did steal an attached finder scope and took part of the machine apart. Luckily the most precious part of the telescope, its large mirror, was not installed at the time.

Trailer, damaged scopes found

The Carlton Observatory trailer and parts of two telescopes have been found. Yamhill County Sheriff’s deputies located the forest-green, Wells Cargo trailer after receiving a call from a citizen. ...