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Wheatland Ferry closes for a brief time Tuesday, Dec. 6

The Wheatland Ferry will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6. A reason for the closure was not specified. The ferry’s weekday hours are 5:30 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Along the Street: HelloCare receives entrepreneur network award

HelloCare, a McMinnville-based company that sends caregivers to homes and recently opened a senior daycare program, received the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network’s Entrepreneurial Achievement Award at ...

Willamina man found guilty of assaulting female

A jury trial has found Anthony Tafolla of Willamina guilty of two counts of fourth-degree domestic assault for striking a female he was living with multiple times in the face with an iPhone, with sufficient ...

County moves to clean up contaminated properties

Yamhill County is taking advantage of its temporary ownership of two contaminated properties to clean up, before they are put up for sale. A long-defunct gas station and automotive shop in Yamhill and ...

Local school districts join E-cigarette lawsuit

Aim is to advocate against ‘number one’ health threat to students

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Monday, Nov. 21] Yamhill County reported 66 new cases of COVID-19 for the week of Nov. 14 to 20, bringing the county to a total to date of 21,714 cases and 245 deaths. Case counts are believed to be a ...

Two appeals filed on city decisions

It’s rare to see McMinnville residents appeal decisions by city boards, but two such cases have recently been filed. Homeowner Emily Lagow is appealing the denial of a short-term rental permit by ...

 
Praise Assembly remodel will create Head Start classrooms

Praise Assembly and Head Start are partnering to turn a wing of the church into new classrooms for preschoolers. “We have the same mission: to help children,” said Ron Noble, pastor of the ...

Hagan Hamilton will work with OMI customers to find new ins

Hagan Hamilton Insurance Solutions, a broker for numerous companies, has about 1,400 customers insured through Oregon Mutual Insurance, many from the McMinnville area. Company representatives plan to contact ...

Girl, 7, takes help to the homeless

Paislee Newcomb led her first donation drive at age 4

Investigation continues into shots fired incident

Video surveillance of the multiple shots fired the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the area of McMinnville High School has been “extremely helpful” to the McMinnville Police Investigation, ...

 
OMI no longer offering personal insurance

Oregon Mutual Insurance no longer will offer personal lines of insurance, including for homes, autos and vacation dwellings. The iconic McMinnville company, founded here in 1894 and now serving customers ...

 
Young leaders look forward to parade

By STARLA POINTER Of the News-Register Fifth-grade leaders from Buel Elementary School are looking forward to walking in the McMinnville Christmas parade Friday afternoon. It will be a good chance to ...

Former jail nurses allege unpaid time, safety issues

A group of former Yamhill County jail nurses has filed complaints with the state against a medical contractor hired by Yamhill County over claims of unkept promises, including a substantial pay increase. The ...

Council holds brief meeting

Describing Tuesday’s meeting of the McMinnville City Council as brief would be an understatement, as councilors didn’t even remove their coats or sit at the dais for the less than 10-minute ...

County turned out in high numbers for election

Still time to cure challenged ballots; a double-electee in Amity

Two runs planned on Thanksgiving day

Turkeys will have their choice of fun runs on Thanksgiving Day in McMinnville. Both events benefit charity, as well as turkey day waistlines. If you’re feeling very charitable, or very concerned ...

 
Thanksgiving, Christmas season under way

The News-Register staff After a pause to reflect during Thanksgiving, the Christmas season will get underway full force this week. Meals for those in need are planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday ...

Parks offer free day-use on Friday

Oregon parks and wildlife agencies are encouraging the public to get out and enjoy public areas and activity. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has announced return of its traditional “Green ...

Leaf pickup continues

It’s autumn, the leaves are falling, and McMinnville Public Works is here to scoop them up. The city’s annual Leaf Pickup Program has “gone good so far,” about halfway through ...

Sports

 
Dayton football falls in semis

Moments after Dayton’s 42-20 loss to Cascade Christian in the 3A state semifinal, Dayton coach Jacob Peterson was brought to tears describing his emotions. “It’s always hard to process,” ...

Wildcats strong defense leads to 2-0 weekend

The Linfield women’s basketball won both of its games in the Ken Schumann Classic over the weekend to improve to .500 on the season. At 2-2, the Wildcats have already topped their win total in each ...

Bryant leads way as Wildcats get first win

The Linfield men’s basketball team split its two games in the USCS Classic in Santa Cruz, California over the weekend. In their first matchup, 21 points from Reece Gibb and 20 points from Trey Bryant ...

 
Linfield advances to second round

Unranked Pomona-Pitzer, based on its season record, coming into the first round NCAA Division III football playoff contest with undefeated Linfield University, was supposed to play the role of patsy for ...

State hosts free Thanksgiving parks, clamming and fishing days

Oregon parks and wildlife agencies are encouraging the public to get out and enjoy public areas and activity. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has announced return of its traditional “Green ...

Mac AD, coaches speak on Mac sports

Participation is rising in McMinnville High School sports, athletic director Ryan McIrvin and several coaches told the school board Monday night. That’s good for the student athletes and the school, ...

 
‘Cats take home NWC honors

The Northwest Conference announced its all-conference honors on Monday, with the 9-0 Wildcats earning 21 all-conference selections. Junior linebacker Blake Rybar was named NWC Defensive Player of the ...

 
Linfield loses exhibition to EOU

After a tight-knit first half, the Mountaineers of Eastern Oregon University dropped 53 points in the second half to pull away and beat the Linfield Wildcats 92-79 in an exhibition game at Ted Wilson Gymnasium ...

 
Dayton preps for semifinals

The Dayton Pirates football team will head south this weekend to Cottage Grove, where they will take on the second-seeded Cascade Christian Challengers in the 3A state semifinals on Saturday. The Challengers ...

 
Valley Panthers finish second in state tourney

The Valley Panthers rugby team, primarily made up of McMinnville High School girls, took second in the state rugby sevens tournament after winning it last fall. Throughout the course of the season, the ...

 
Dayton upsets South Umpqua, advance to semifinals

Dayton coach Jacob Peterson couldn’t script a better start to a game. Five minutes into Dayton’s quarterfinal match at South Umpqua, the Pirates had already jumped out to a 21-0 lead. After ...

Amity's historic girls soccer season ends in semifinals

Moments after the final whistle blew in Amity’s state semifinal on Tuesday, a 6-0 loss to two-time defending champions Catlin Gabel, the Warriors made their way to their bench. After some hugs and ...

Dayton heads south for quarterfinals

The Dayton Pirates football team hits the road this week for its state quarterfinal match, traveling to Myrtle Creek to face the third-ranked South Umpqua Lancers. The matchup will feature a clash of ...

 
Linfield dominates, improves to 8-0

Total Domination! Any way you spell it, any way you define it, any way you describe it – it’s what Linfield University’s fourth-ranked football team accomplished Saturday at ...

 
Mac cross country competes at state

After its district meet on Oct. 26, the McMinnville cross country team knew it would be sending the entire girls team and three boys to the state meet on Saturday. Last Sunday, however, the Grizzlies ...

Willamina loses to eventual state champs

A great season came to an end on Friday at the hands of a familiar foe, as the Willamina volleyball team lost in straight sets to Salem Academy in the state quarterfinals. It was the fourth time that ...

 
Amity among final four

After 100 scoreless minutes weren’t enough, the Amity Warriors and Sisters Outlaws girls soccer teams needed penalties to determine who would advance to the state semifinals to face top-seeded Catlin ...

Mac falls in first round of postseason

The McMinnville football season came to an end on Friday in Portland, where the Grizzlies lost to the Jefferson Democrats 18-9 in the first round of the Columbia Cup. Another strong showing from Austin ...

 
Dayton dominates, advances to quarterfinals

Despite five turnovers and an unrelenting downpour, the Dayton Pirates demolished the Coquille Red Devils, running for over 400 yards en route to a 45-0 victory on Friday. Although it didn’t make ...

Back in the PNW

I’m happy to finally be writing this. In the chaos of moving and starting a new job, it took a while to get around to writing this intro column. There was a small piece about me in a previous edition, ...

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