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City leaders agree to suspend taxing authority

The city of McMinnville will pause exercising its $1.50 taxing authority for at least a year if consolidation of the city and rural fire districts is approved by voters in May. Members of the budget committee ...

Temperatures will drop

The good news about the weather: The inversion that caused air stagnation this week is ending this morning, according to the National Weather Service. The bad news: A cold front is moving in over the ...

Staff responds to reported COVID outbreak at jail

Wife of incarcerated man says jail was lax in care, precautions

County accepts grant for fairgrounds work

The Delashmutt Arena at the Yamhill County fairgrounds will receive a new roof this year, thanks to a $277,777 grant from the Oregon Business Development Department. Fairgrounds Manager Gary Wertz told ...

County terminates SEDCOR contract

County commissioners, who have been talking about terminating the county’s contract with the Strategic Economic Development Corporation since last April, made it official on Thursday, voting unanimously ...

Harkema gives talk on homelessness

Howie Harkema will speak on homelessness in Yamhill Valley at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of McMinnville. Harkema is president of Encompass Yamhill Valley, a collective ...

City Day at the Capitol

A large contingent of McMinnville leadership was on hand for City Day at the Capitol Wednesday, an annual event that gives city leaders a chance to discuss legislation and funding with lawmakers. Community ...

 
Along the Street: Last days for Aftermath in current location, at least

Aftermath Thrift Store will end its run at 615 N.E. Lafayette Ave., McMinnville, after Saturday — but Tim and Wendy Shuler, the charitable resale shop owners, hope to open soon in a new location. The ...

Yamhill grass seed company, owner guilty of fraud

Gregory McCarthy, owner of Ground Zero Seeds, a Yamhill grass seed production and wholesale company, pleaded guilty Tuesday, Jan. 24, in federal court in Portland to one count of misprision of felony related ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Monday, January 23, 2023] Yamhill County reported 39 new cases of COVID-19 and six deaths for the week of January 17 to 23, bringing the county to a total to date of 22,386 cases and 266 deaths. Case ...

 
Newberg man dies in DOC custody

Thomas James Kjersten of Newberg, sentenced in 2018 to 12 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty in Yamhill County Circuit Court to four counts of first-degree sexual abuse, a Class B felony, died Monday, ...

Cape Kiwanda sinkhole discovered

A sinkhole measuring 20 feet wide and 15 feet deep was discovered in the lower northwest corner of the Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area dune at Pacific City Sunday, Jan. 22. Pacific City is a popular recreational ...

 
Rescue training: Students learn to peel open car to help victim

Sofia Fornof hefted a spreading tool and pushed its jaws into the gap between the driver’s door and the frame of a wrecked sedan. She braced her feet and turned on the battery. After a moment, the ...

 
New N-R photo editor joins staff

Rachel Thompson has joined the News-Register staff as the paper’s photo editor. She was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, spent part of her youth living in Hilo, Hawaii, where she attended high school, ...

Fire damages residential garage

A fire early on the evening of Sunday, Jan. 22, damaged the garage of a McMinnville home at 3034 S.W. Second St. The first unit from the McMinnville Fire Department arrived shortly after 6 p.m. after ...

New Sheridan mayor, councilors sworn into office

Reya Lynn George had the best up close and personal view of anyone in Sheridan City Hall as her father, Cale, was sworn in as one of the newest city council members during a ceremony that took place the ...

Willamina student, linked to fentanyl, will finish school

The on-campus school experience is over for one Willamina High School senior. The student, according to the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office, burned counterfeit M30 pills, containing fentanyl, on ...

City closes parks restrooms

The city of McMinnville has closed bathrooms at two local parks due to “a high volume of negative behaviors.” The restrooms at City Park and the facilities on the west and east ends of Wortman ...

Drabkin to address homeless issues

McMinnville Mayor Remy Drabkin will respond to citizen complaints about issues with the homeless population at tonight’s 7 p.m. city council meeting at Kent Taylor Civic Hall. At a December council ...

Commissioners complain administrator failed to produce l

Yamhill County commissioners last week again convened a last-minute discussion of SEDCOR, without representatives from the company, to continue discussion of whether to terminate its contract. The county ...

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