Marcus Larson / News-Register##Argyle Winery employees J.C. Jogerst, left, and Dustin Rice, lower right, work to load the presser with close to six tons of freshly picked pinot noir grapes.

Hot summer fuels early grape harvest

Since we were enjoying strawberries before Memorial Day, it’s hardly a surprise that crews have started bringing in Yamhill County’s signature crop — wine grapes. Thanks to a hot summer, ...

Mac welcomes nearly 50 new teachers

The McMinnville School District welcomed about 50 new teachers, most of whom have years of experience, as it opened the 2015-16 school year with a round of in-service training. It’s the largest ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register file photo##Ted Mayfied works the barbecue during 2013 Sheridan He spent many years as vice-chair of the event.

Sheridan's Ted Mayfield dies in aviation mishap

SHERIDAN — Ted Mayfield, a former Sheridan city councilor and civic leader who repeatedly ran afoul of the Federal Aviation Administration with his local skydiving business, died Friday afternoon ...

Water park gets its day in tax court

A property tax appeal filed on behalf of the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum’s Wings & Waves Waterpark, finally went to trial in the Oregon Tax Court at the end of August, two years after ...

Richard Wayne Oster, left, and Andrew Ryan Richter

Deputies bust ATV theft ring

Two men have been charged in connection with the theft of all-terrain vehicles from locations in Yamhill County. Andrew Ryan Richter, 25, of Yamhill, and Richard Wayne Oster, 24, of Sheridan, were booked ...

Fire destroys Carlton garage

CARLTON — A garage attached to the back of a house burned Thursday in the vicinity of West Grant and South Scott streets, according to Darci Ancalade of the Carlton Fire District. She said firefighters ...

State fair admission just a quarter Thursday

SALEM — Oregonians paid 25 cents to enter the first state fair, held in 1861 in Oregon City. They’ll pay that price again Thursday, Sept. 3, which has been dubbed “Throwback Thursday.” Both ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##New Linfield students pose for a class photo near the campus Oak Grove, all
holding up a hand to the camera and making an ‘L’ with their hands.

Linfield welcomes 580 new students

Some 485 freshmen, 65 transfers and 30 exchange students joined returning upperclassman as Linfield College started classes Monday morning. President Thomas Hellie welcomed the new arrivals, along with ...

Be on the lookout for buses and students

Drivers are urged to use extra caution on the roads, especially in the morning and mid-afternoon, as the start of a new school year means an influx of students and buses. Most districts in Yamhill County, ...

Newberg settles with manager on terms

The city of Newberg released a statement Friday afternoon finalizing terms of the resignation of City Manager Jacque Betz, who has spent recent weeks on paid administrative leave. It listed Aug. 20 as ...

Eight vie for trio of tribal posts

GRAND RONDE — Eight candidates are vying for three paid, full-time posts on the Grand Ronde Tribal Council in a mail-ballot election due to end Saturday, Sept. 12. Jon George, Cheryle Kennedy and ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##McMinnville police officers conduct an “active shooter” training at Patton Middle School last Monday. The McMinnville School District’s
safety officer, former Sheriff Jack Crabtree, led the exercise.

Training for the worst

Police conduct shooter training at Patton Middle School

Marcus Larson / News-Register##A comfortable couch and stuffed animals help make up the soft interview room at the McMinnville Police Department. The space was created to calm the nerves of sexual assault victims while they talk to detectives.

Treating a victim as more than a witness

She thought she just was drunk and passed out. A male friend persuaded her to drink a single rum and Coke. And at the age of 16, she assumed that must have been enough to render her unconscious ...

Starla Pointer / News-Register##Teachers Sarah Schweiger, right, and Lisa Ekstrom lead new first-graders in a funny song during the back-to-school transition camp at Wascher Elementary School.

Youngsters ease back into school

LAFAYETTE — Incoming first-graders filed into the Wascher Elementary library Wednesday for a morning of back-to-school activities. They dug into sacks of animal crackers and sipped apple juice, ...

A hard rain's gonna fall

The next major rain is expected to arrive Friday and stick around through the weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement, noting, “This could be the most ...

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