The McMinnville Economic Development Partnership on Friday honored several local companies and business leaders for their contributions to the city’s economy. The annual awards ceremony, with the ...

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Federal judge dismisses motion to throw out bankruptcy

A federal judge in Utah has dismissed a motion by the U.S. Trustee Laurie Cayton to dismiss the bankruptcy petition of the Falls Event Center. Cayton had argued that Brooks Pickering, the company manager ...

Kulla and Primozich discuss approaches to county government

County commission candidates Casey Kulla and Stan Primozich, facing off Thursday in a forum before the McMinnville Kiwanis Club, answered questions ranging from water issues to whether the county should ...

County commissioners impose bridge weight limit, discuss transit

County commissioners on Thursday voted unanimously to impose a weight limit on the Laughlin Road bridge, restricting it to five tons, effective immediately. County engineer Bill Gille said  a neighbor  ...

Chenoweth runs on conservative platform

Chris Chenoweth is running for the McMinnville City Council on a conservative platform that includes limiting the size and scope of government and taking a hard line on crime and homelessness. Regardless, ...

Gautney presents herself as steady hand

By TOM HENDERSON<br/>Of the News-Register Leanna Gautney said her business experience gives her unique abilities to serve Southwest McMinnville in Ward 1 of the city council. She is running against ...

Peralta touts his statewide connections

Sal Peralta joined the McMinnville City Council Jan. 23 to represent Ward 1 after being appointed to fill the unexpired term of departing Councilor Kevin Jeffries. He now hopes voters elect him to a full ...

 
Debate heated between two of three council candidates

City council candidates raised the temperature at the McMinnville Public Library Oct. 16 during what turned into a heated debate. Sal Peralta, the incumbent councilor in Southwest McMinnville’s ...

 
Second home invasion suspect taken into custody

McMinnville police made a second arrest early Thursday morning in connection with an Oct. 3 home invasion robbery. Judas Rocha, 19, of Newberg, was previously indicted by a Yamhill County Grand Jury on ...

Alleged downtown shooter faces 15-count indictment

A Lake Oswego man, who told McMinnville police he fired multiple rounds from his 9mm handgun into the ground in the area of N.E. Third and Ford streets on a Friday evening last August, is facing a 15-count ...

 
Duniway opens 'makerspace'

Students gather to create in Duniway Middle School’s new “makerspace,” a time and place for tinkering with tools, taking things apart and trying new ways to put things together. “It’s ...

 
Rake, Ingham vie for mayor's seat

CARLTON — Two residents who say they love their city are vying for the mayor’s seat. Brian Rake and Jody Ingham are running to replace longtime mayor Kathie Oriet, who had served on the council ...

 
Along the Street: Evenstads honored for distinguished service

Grace and Ken Evenstad, founding owners of Domaine Serene Winery and owners of Château de la Crée in Burgundy, are the recipients of the 2018 Distinguished Service Award announced annually ...

Transit bus involved in multi-vehicle crash

No serious injuries were reported Tuesday afternoon following a three-vehicle crash on North Highway 99W in front of the Big 5 Sporting Goods store. McMinnville police gave this account: About 12:30 ...

Willamina schools secure Nike grant

WILLAMINA — “Swish it, don’t dis it.” The Willamina School District is promoting that message related to a $20,000 Nike Community Impact Fund grant it has received. Nike awarded ...

Sex abuser goes to prison

Judge Ladd Wiles didn’t believe anything George Higareda said at his plea hearing last Friday in Yamhill County Circuit Court. The 39-year-old was indicted by a grand jury on three counts of first-degree ...

 
Second home invasion suspect taken into custody

McMinnville police made a second arrest early Thursday morning in connection with an Oct. 3 home invasion robbery. Judas Rocha, 19, of Newberg, was previously indicted by a Yamhill County Grand Jury on ...

 
Transit bus involved in three-vehicle crash

No serious injuries were reported Tuesday afternoon as the result of a three-vehicle crash on North Highway 99W in front of the Big 5 Sporting Goods store. McMinnville police gave this account: About ...

Grape stomping event still has openings

There’s still time to sign up for the Guinness Book of World Records grape stomping event that will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, in McMinnville. McMinnville High School Grad Night organizers are hosting ...

Linfield choirs to perform

Linfield College student choirs will perform music from hit Broadway musicals and well-known composers Sunday, Oct. 21. The "Resistance, Revolution and Renewal” concert will start at 4 p.m. in the ...

Holbrook files tort claim notice against county

A former California lawyer now living in Newberg has filed a tort claim notice against the county, informing it that he’s considering suing over a sex abuse conviction. Bradley Christopher Holbrook ...

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