Sheridan board extends superintendent's contract

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan School Board Wednesday night approved a two-year contract extension for Superintendent Steve Sugg at an annual salary of $109,315. Sugg has guided the Sheridan district ...

Richard McDaniel

McMinnville man arrested following tasing in vehicle

A McMinnville man who allegedly caused a disturbance Monday afternoon at a downtown convenience store had to be tased in order to be removed from a vehicle prior to being taken into custody. McMinnville ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Hilda Farris dances the mambo as she leads the McMinnville Community Center’s senior exercise class.

Stopping By: Dance leader retiring anew

Partway through a recent senior exercise class, the recorded music switches to a sensual Latin beat. Seniors tap their feet to “The Macarena,” a popular dance tune that tells the story of ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register file photo##During last year’s Carlton Fun Days, Julia Kiser exchanges the tickets she won while playing the games for a pair of butterfly wands.

Fun planned in Carlton on June 26-27

CARLTON — While Carlton residents surely think every day is fun, they’ll go all-out to celebrate Fun Days on June 26 and 27. The city’s annual festival draws locals, people who happen ...

Tickets available for Sunday's garden tour

Five private gardens will be on display Sunday, June 28, during the McMinnville Garden Club’s annual tour. Visitors can tour the gardens at their leisure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 ...

Scholarships available to ag students

Interested in pursuing a career related to agriculture after college? You have until Aug. 1 to apply for one of two $1,500 scholarships offered by the Yamhill County Farm Bureau. To qualify, applicants ...

McMinnville’s annual cancer awareness event opens June 27

“I relay to bring awareness, loud and clear to everyone, that no matter how big or small your cancer is, you’re a survivor, an amazing person,” said Thomasina Newby, captain of ...

See Ya Later moving forward on sports complex

The See Ya Later Foundation is pressing ahead with its plan to develop a youth sports complex on 20 acres on Hill Road. The plan suffered a setback when John Abrams withdrew his two-acre strip from a ...

Submitted photo##Firefighters combat a blaze at an abandoned house in Grande Ronde.

Fire destroys abandoned home

GRAND RONDE — A fire destroyed an abandoned home late Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 18 and Fire Hall Road. Submitted photo##The fire spread from the abandoned house to trees ...

Be prepared for life or death situations, police say

CARLTON — While statistically rare, a mass shooting could happen anywhere, at any time. People need to think in advance about what they would do if they were on the scene, Carlton police said at ...

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Principal Dave Carlson chats with Newby Elementary School students at lunch during the 2014-15 school year. Every student qualified for free meals.

Free meal program pays off

A year ago, as she prepared for McMinnville School District to start offering free meals to all students, Nutrition Services Director Cindi Hiatt-Henry was hoping to see 10 percent more children choosing ...

Local fire restrictions go into effect

The Oregon Department of Forestry will increase restrictions on forest activities in the West Oregon District, that includes Yamhill County, due to rising fire danger on Monday, June 22. The “regulated” ...

County prayer debates continues

Debate over prayer at county commission meetings continued Thursday, with opponent Mike Blailock and proponent Al LeMay reiterating their positions during the time set aside for public comment. LeMay ...

Luis Perez-Vargas

Alleged pharmacy burglar arraigned

When McMinnville police contacted Luis Perez-Vargas shortly after midnight Sunday about his alleged break-in at the Mac Prescription Shop, 235 N.E. Third St., they said he refused to identify himself or ...

County breaks ground on realignment

The county has broken ground on the realignment of an awkward three-way intersection notorious for causing wrecks, some fatal. The realignment of Abbey, Kuehne and Hendricks roads, near Lafayette, was ...