Rockne Roll/News-Register##11:38 a.m.: Crusaders members set up one of the corps  marimbas at Willamina High School for the day s rehersal. Due to a closure of Interstate 5 north of Medford, where they played a show the previous night, the corps did not arrive until 8 a.m.

Photo essay: A day in in the life of a drum and bugle corps

The Oregon Crusaders, based in Portland, are a Drum Corps International World Class drum and bugle corps. With 150 members, all 21 years old or younger, the corps will perform 21 shows over the summer ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Kennedy Laughlin rides down Main St. in Willamina during Saturday’s Fourth of July Parade. The city
celebrated Independence
Day with a barbecue, fireworks and music.

Willamina celebrates 4th in style

WILLAMINA — A breeze from the west blew over Willamina’s Lamson Park Friday night, cooling picnickers who turned out to enjoy a barbecue and listen to music by Portland-based Dedric Clark and ...

Willamette Medical Center acquires DNA sequencer

Whooping cough has been popping up around the county this summer, but patients and physicians have gotten a break in their battle with it: Definitive test results can be obtained in a matter of ...

Tom Henderson/News-Register##Children of Lafayette ride their bikes during the city’s Fourth of July parade Saturday. It started at Joel Perkins Park and winded its way through town.

Kids carry on Lafayette tradition

Celeste Viau-Navetta remembers when the Fourth of July children’s parade in Lafayette went directly down Highway 99W. “Of course, that was 30 years ago when the town was half this size,” ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Fireworks illuminate the sky over the Evergreen Aviation Museum during Saturday night’s fireworks show in McMinnville.

Skies light up for the 4th of July

As crowds gathered at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville for a holiday celebration, museum docent Dee Hemmendinger said she hoped they took time to remember American history and its ...

Firefighters save Monroe Oak office

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan and West Valley firefighters worked quickly Friday afternoon to extinguish a grass fire that threatened the office building at Monroe Oak. Sheridan firefighters were ...

Reduced sentence issued in stabbing

Andrew Nelson of McMinnville, convicted of stabbing a female acquaintance in April, pleaded guilty in Yamhill County Circuit Court to one count of second-degree assault. The Class B felony would normally ...

Submitted photo##Firefighters battle a blaze at a rural Willamina home caused by fireworks.

Fireworks set Willamina home ablaze

WILLAMINA — Spent fireworks that smoldered overnight in barkdust reignited Saturday, touching off a blaze that destroyed a rural Willamina home. West Valley Fire District personnel responded to ...

Photos courtesy Oregon State Police##A two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on Lafayette Highway claimed the life of a Stayton woman.

Stayton woman killed in Hopewell crash

HOPEWELL - A Stayton woman was killed Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash in the Hopewell area on Lafayette Highway. The Oregon State Police gave this account: About 1:15 p.m., law enforcement ...

Doctors change waiting room vibe for teens

Picture a room full of teenagers eating pizza, playing video games and listening to loud music. Sooner or later, they’re going to start dropping their pants. But don’t be shocked. Dr. ...

News-Register file photo##

July 4th events planned throughout Yamhill Valley

Yamhill County residents can celebrate Independence Day in a variety of ways Saturday, two featuring fireworks and two promising parades. A fireworks show will return to McMinnville on Saturday evening. ...

Commissioners condemn background checks bill

Yamhill County commissioners unanimously passed a resolution Thursday calling for the county to ignore Senate Bill 941, which extends criminal background checks to private gun transfers. Commissioner ...

Emily Hoard/News-Register##Ariana Piscitelli and her 7-year-old horse, Diva,
will participate in the grand entry of the Yamhill County Fair & Rodeo.

County rodeo once again has royalty

“I remember sitting in the stands, getting dirt thrown up at me from the rodeo queens’ horses,” Ariana Piscitelli said of past rodeos at the Yamhill County Fair. “I have ...

Amity police will crack down on illegal fireworks

AMITY - Because of the extreme fire danger, Amity police officer James Clark told the city council Wednesday night that the department “will not tolerate” illegal fireworks before, on or after ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Eagle Scout Jason King puts the finishing touches
on his Eagle Scout project by watering some freshly
planted flowers in the waiting area for the St. Vincent
de Paul Food Pantry.

Eagle Scout project aids Food Pantry

Jason King characterized the waiting area at McMinnville’s St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry as a “total train wreck.” It became an Eagle Scout beautification project for him, and what ...

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