Rusty Rae / News-Register##Holly Nelson leads Chemeketa Community College s Yamhill Valley Campus troop of space cowboys in Saturday s UFO Festival parade. Nelson is the school s executive dean for regional education and academic development.

Families that invade together parade together

The Men in Black formed after a group of Baltian refugees landed on March 2, 1961, just outside New York City to establish Earth as an apolitical neutral zone. That’s what they want you to believe ...

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Officers from several law enforcement agencies and the state police SWAT Team negotiate with a Sheridan man who barricaded himself in his father s house and threatened residents with weapons Monday.

Hours long standoff in Sheridan ends peacefully

SHERIDAN — A seven-hour standoff ended peacefully with an armed suspect taken into custody after barricading himself in his father’s house Monday morning. Kenneth Lee Sundrud, 47, was taken ...

After buyouts and enrollment increase, Linfield says no lay

Linfield College officials said Monday that no layoffs are planned this spring. “There will still be some restructuring,” a college spokesman said. “But this is positive.” At ...

Planner approve controversial Oak Ridge development

It was the night of dueling hydrologists May 16 at the McMinnville Planning Commssion meeting, but commissioners ignored the conflict and voted in favor of developers. The Friends of Baker Creek presented ...

Local voices speak out on homelessness

Susan Smith, an elderly woman who has lived in McMinnville most of her life, said she has never seen so many people living on the city’s streets. It’s past time for the police to tell them ...

False rumors spread on alleged homeless camp

The McMinnville City Council informally discussed the possibility April 14 of eventually giving people living in RVs along Northeast Dustin Court and Marsh Lane a place to park on public property. However, ...

Training helps people treat homelessness with compassion

A training session designed to help people respond compassionately to issues surrounding homelessness will be held from 1:30 to 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. ...

Commissioners to discuss continuum of care program

Yamhill, Marion and Polk counties are considering whether to form a regional Continuum of Care to address homelessness. Yamhill County commissioners will discuss the matter today at 1 p.m. during a work ...

Committee forwards school budget proposal

McMinnville’s School Budget Committee last week adopted a spending plan for 2019-20 that now will go to the school board for final consideration. The board will hold a public hearing in June before ...

Defendant says he feared for his life before firing gun

Believing he was being attacked by Jamie Rollins the night of Nov. 24, 2017, and also thinking that Zippy’s Pizza employee Lacey Everett was under attack from Rollins, Richard Mershon testified during ...

Willamina graduates number 70

WILLAMINA — Seventy Willamina High School seniors will graduate at 1 p.m. Saturday during a ceremony on the football field. Hannah Hughes and Jordan Reyes are the valedictorians and Taryn Hunt the ...

Jury finds Mershon guilty of all 12 charges

Versions of what exactly happened the night of Nov. 24, 2017, at Zippy’s Pizza in Yamhill differed greatly, defense attorney Mark Pihl told the jury during his closing argument as the four-day Richard ...

Linfield to graduate 610 Sunday

Linfield College will graduate 610 members of the Class of 2019 on Sunday, May 26. The graduates from the main campus, the Portland nursing program and the Office of Continuing Education will be honored ...

Ballots due today

Voters must return ballots by 8 p.m. in order for them to be counted in today’s election. Ballots can be dropped off at the Yamhill County Clerk’s Office, Fourth and Evans streets in McMinnville. ...

Commissioners deny Woodland Heights appeal

After neighbors strongly criticized their proposal to divide four parcels on Woodland Heights Road below the five-acre minimum allowed in the zone, applicants Richard and Sybylle Beck and their developer, ...

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