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Patton Middle School students tell Lafayette Mayor Marie Sproul and council member Wade Witherspoon what they would like to see in Lafayette s new park, planned for 14th and Bridge streets.

Lafayette leaders ask students about park

Patton Middle School students from Lafayette told their city’s leaders they want trampolines, tether balls and tire swings in the city’s new park, located at 14th and Bridge streets. They suggested ...

Abbey Road Farm B&B hearing set back two weeks

A hearing on an application by Abbey Road Farm to expand its bed and breakfast operation has been rescheduled for7 p.m. Feb. 21 in room 32 of the county courthouse.  County planning commission ...

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Students from Wascher Elementary participate in author Trudy Ludwig s lesson on ways to deal with bullying. From the left: Chloe McLeod, Ariza Guillen and Lincoln Kennedy.

Children’s author offers tools to manage bullying

LAFAYETTE -- If someone picks on you, don’t bully them back, children’s author Trudy Ludwig told Wascher School students last week. Instead, she taught them, use some tools to disarm the person ...

Two package theft suspects charged

Two package theft suspects have been charged by the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office with theft. They were identified as Jeffrey Michael Blickenstaff, 49, of Lafayette, and Samuel Cloyd Ice, ...

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##Rich Choate enjoys a quick walk in Wortman Park with his rottweiler, Prince. The companion dog lost his leg to cancer and is receiving chemotherapy.

Prince's owner seeks help for service dog

Service dog a ‘trooper’ through amputation, chemotherapy treatments Prince, a 10-year-old rottweiler, has always been there for his disabled owner, Rich Choate. Now Prince’s life is ...

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##Cole Lambert and Amos Rodriguez work together to solve a word problem and explain how they found the answer.

Explaining math

LAFAYETTE — For fifth-graders at Wascher Elementary School, math isn’t just about addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. It’s about words, too — sentences that explain ...

Lafayette man charged with rape

LAFAYETTE — A Lafayette man was arraigned Wednesday in Yamhill County Circuit Court on charges that allege he had sexual contact with his victim who was incapable of consent by reason of physical ...

Photo courtesy Oregon State Police##One person was killed Tuesday morning south of Lafayette on Highway 99W in a crash involving a tractor and car.

17-year-old Lafayette boy killed in tractor/car crash

LAFAYETTE - A 17-year-old Lafayette boy was killed Tuesday morning just south of Lafayette, at the intersection of Highway 99W and Mineral Springs Road, in a crash involving a John Deere tractor and a ...

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Carlton resident allegedly burglarizes Trappist Abbey

A Carlton transient was arrested Tuesday in connection with a burglary and theft at Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey, 9000 block of N.E. Abbey Road, north of Lafayette. Brent Adam Cordie, 25, was ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Liam Christensen blows on the sail of his foam boat to propel it down a water-filled gutter during Lafayette s National Night out.

Lafayette celebrates its first National Night Out

LAFAYETTE — Brown and gray horses Ceito and Chetski welcomed the attention from passersby at Tuesday’s National Night Out in Lafayette. They munched on hay as youngsters admired their soft ...

Lafayette man charged with multiple sex crimes

A Lafayette man faces a 15-count Yamhill County Grand Jury indictment on charges that allege he had sexual contact with a minor female between March 2013 and January 2018. Ryan William Phillip Thomas, ...

National Night Out events planned

When National Night Out started in 1984, organizers asked people to turn on their porch lights and use the event as a springboard for getting to know their neighbors and local police officers. Not only ...

Anna Lieberman/News-Register##Camden Vorderstrasse stands by his tricycle, won of the winners at Lafayette s bike parade. When his grandparents asked about his favorite part of the Fourth of July, he said  the decorations.

Lafayette hosts traditional July 4th celebration

LAFAYETTE — Almost 10 years ago, some Cub Scout moms decided to create a special Fourth of July parade and picnic for their children. Now it’s become a Lafayette tradition. Almost 100 families ...

Lafayette to enforce Level 1 water limits

LAFAYETTE — Starting Thursday, Lafayette plans to implement precautionary Level 1 water restrictions. It will limit outside watering to odd or even days, based on addresses. The city hopes to avoid ...

State Supreme Court declines to hear Sparks petition

The Oregon Supreme Court has denied a petition for review by Jeffery Dana Sparks, a former Lafayette resident sentenced to death in 1999, for the murder of 12-year-old Lacey Robancho. Last December, the ...

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