Five seek three seats on Carlton council

Two incumbents and three other residents are vying for three open seats on the Carlton City Council. Councilors Carey Rhoads and Scott Carl are running alongside newcomers Guilherme Brandao, Kevin ...

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Carlton police chief Kevin Martinez and other local first responders observe a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of 9/11.

American Legion remembers 9/11

American Legion members remembered those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, and honored current first responders on Friday in ceremonies at the Carlton Memorial Post 73. Nearly 50 people gathered for the event, ...

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Rusty Rae/News-Register##East winds buffet trees in Joe Dancer Park on Monday, blowing in smoke from fires around the West, darkening the skies and obscuring the late afternoon sun. Scott Rosenbalm, electric division director for McMinnville Water & Light, said the wind gusts weren’t abnormally strong, but they came from a different direction than usual, causing tree damage and power outages.

Fire in the sky: High winds blow in smoke, blow down trees

If you were Dorothy Gale, you would have run for the storm cellar Monday evening as strong winds blew in smoke from regional wildfires and turned the sky an eerie yellowish-gray. It wasn’t a cyclone, ...

Carlton native Tom Jernstedt, known as the ‘Father of Final Four’, dies at 75

Tom Jernstedt, Carlton’s “Father of the Final Four,” died on Saturday. He was 75. A member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and pioneer of the NCAA Division I men’s ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Yamhill County has installed a new ballot drop box in front of the county clerk’s office on Evans Street in McMinnville, so residents can drop off their ballots without having to enter the buiding’s small lobby. Location of drop boxes can be found at the following link: https://www.co.yamhill.or.us/content/ballot-drop-sites.

Larger ballot boxes going in around Yamhill County

Voting by mail and drop box won’t be anything new for Oregonians this November, but Yamhill County Clerk Brian Van Bergen is modifying the formula slightly anyway. As history shows Yamhill ...

Smoke raises COVID respiratory risks

In the days leading up to Labor Day, Oregonians were urged to stay home and avoid gatherings and those not living in their households, in an attempt to lessen spikes in COVID-19 the state recorded after ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##MacHub volunteer Ericson Teller sands a dresser drawer so it will close more smoothly, above, and paints a cabinet, left. Teller has spent the past several months preparing donated furniture for MacHub’s in-person sale and online auction. The nonprofit’s community market sale will take place Friday and Saturday at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds.

In-person sale canceled, but MacHub will still benefit from big sale

UPDATE: The community market scheduled for Friday and Saturday has been CANCELED. Our earlier story: MacHub, which resells community donations to support job training programs, will hold a large community ...

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Burglar draws jail term

A judge sentenced a 40-year-old McMinnville man to 30 days in the Yamhill County Jail for his role in a crime spree in which churches and other businesses, including an auto dealership, were burglarized ...

Red flag warning issued through Wednesday

Unusually strong, hot dry winds are creating critical fire danger for much of northwestern Oregon, the Portland office of the National Weather Service warned. It issued a red flag warning that went into ...

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Teacher Chandler Harrison, upper right, leads a small group session on Zoom during summer school. Students meet with their teachers online, then work on studies independently before going online again to review and take part in more lessons during the three-week program -- similar to what they will do when school begins Sept. 14.

Students go online for summer school

As the summer school class began, students’ photos popped onto the Zoom screen, joining teacher Chandler Harrison. “Good morning, Mila! Good morning, Nicholas!” Harrison called out, ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register file photo##Brayden Bullock, 14, Valeria Serratos, 14, and Virginia Serratos, 20, all of Dayton, take part in a July 22 Black Lives Matter protest on Adams Street in McMinnville. “We need to make some noise,” Serratos said.

Showing up, standing up: An anti-racism movement awakens in Yamhill County

In 2015, Jessica Haney bought her first home in Newberg. The therapist and her three children were cleaning before moving in when a new neighbor stopped by. Instead of welcoming her, the woman said, “You ...

Excessive heat watch issued for weekend

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening with a heat wave expected to raise temperatures into the triple digits over the weekend. The ...

Amity extends state of emergency

The Amity City Council has extended its COVID-19 state of emergency declaration through mid-February 2021. City staff had recommended the council extend only through the Wednesday, Sept. 2 meeting, which ...

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