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Family objects to Dale Rost murderer’s petition for early prison release

When Dale Rost was due to be somewhere, he was there and on time, his daughter, Sarah Olson, remembers. It was a Wednesday, two days before Christmas, 2005. “He was supposed to be at my grandma’s ...

Yamhill board approves reaccreditation support letter

Mary Starrett’s threat of a “showdown” turned into a stand down. Starrett, the Yamhill County Commission chair, had threatened to take action in Thursday’s Yamhill County ...

Shannon, Brown will retain their seats after Newberg recall failure

With 106 ballots eligible to count, it appears certain that Brian Shannon and Dave Brown will keep their seats on the Newberg School Board. As of Wednesday, the unofficial results in the Jan. 18 recall ...

 
Downtown safety: Lights installed on side streets

Workers have finished installing lights on side streets in downtown McMinnville. The “passageway lights” on Cowls Street north and south of Third, Davis Street and Ford Street will be illuminated ...

Supreme Court starts review of Kristof case

The briefs are in and the Oregon Supreme Court began considering the Nick Kristof ballot eligibility arguments on Jan. 27. A decision by the Supreme Court is expected within two weeks, but the court has ...

Berschauer recall campaign prepares to submit round 2

Organizers of the campaign to recall Yamhill County Commissioner Lindsey Berschauer say they have enough signatures to get the issue on the ballot this spring. Save Yamhill County will continue gathering ...

Retired Y-C School District teacher dies

Retired Yamhill-Carlton School District teacher Don Cram collapsed and died Tuesday morning in the Y-C High gymnasium while exercising with friends and former colleagues, according to information posted ...

Governor hasn’t shied away from granting commutations

The Collateral Consequences Resource Center describes itself as a nonprofit organization that examines criminal case and record-related issues. It explores judicial decisions and new legislation nationwide. A ...

Linfield, Fox lauded for online programs

Linfield University was named the highest-ranked online bachelor’s degree program among private colleges and universities in Oregon. George Fox University in Newberg also made the list, published ...

 
YamCo Watch shuts down as police scanners go silent

Paul and Shauna Karver were living in Northern California in the fall of 2020, trying to close on the sale of a home in Humboldt County and on the purchase of one in Newberg. Wildfires raged in both locations ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Friday, Jan. 28]  Yamhill County reported 211 new cases of COVID-19 and one death today, bringing the county to a total to date of 15,360 cases and 176 deaths.  The county reported that reported ...

Construction worker struck, killed in Northeast McMinnville

A 60-year-old Amity man, identified by McMinnville Police as a construction worker, was struck by a pickup and killed Wednesday morning at Northeast Alpha and Riverside drives in McMinnville. The ...

 
Donation increases Lions Club’s medical supply loan inventory

Good things are in store through the McMinnville Lions Club and donors. Lions Club fills 100 requests a week for medical supplies, providing adult diapers and wound treatment materials or loaning out wheelchairs, ...

County, most local districts, exceed state graduation rate

About 87% of Yamhill County's public school students graduated in four years, exceeding the state rate of 80.6% for the 2020-21 school year, according to reports released this month by the state Department ...

Starrett declares 'showdown" for Thursday's commissioners' meeting

Yamhill County Commission President Mary Starrett is threatening to withhold a letter of accreditation for the county Health Department in order to get her way regarding posting what she believes are COVID-19 ...

Retired Y-C School District teacher collapses, dies on campus

Retired Yamhill-Carlton School District teacher Don Cram collapsed and died Tuesday morning in the Y-C High gymnasium while exercising with friends and former colleagues, according to information posted ...

 
Stopping by: Leading with kindness

Haley Vanderzanden has been learning — and demonstrating — kindness and good citizenship all her life. Her parents, Alicia and Steve Vanderzanden, taught her right from wrong when she ...

 
Economic health is MEDP's business

The McMinnville Economic Development Partnership works with a marketing base of about 90 major companies that are large employers, from Meggitt to Organic Valley Creamery to Willamette Valley Medical ...

County to open grant applications for local nonprofits in February

Yamhill County will open applications in February for non-profit organizations to start applying for grant funds from its American Rescue Plan Act funds, county commissioners learned last week, and hopes ...

Another fatal crash closes Highway 18

A two-vehicle crash claimed one life and closed Highway 18, west of Grand Ronde, for about three hours Monday night. It was the second two-vehicle fatal crash to occur in about the same location in two ...

Sports

 
A wave of adrenaline

FOREST GROVE – Growing up in Brazil, McMinnville senior Julia Sodre didn’t feel compelled to join the soccer craze of her native country. No, she decided to begin a fruitful career ...

 
It’s her time: Mac’s Emily Jensen seizes opportunity in starting role

After losing her junior basketball season to an injury, McMinnville’s Emily Jensen focused on giving everything she had during her final year in a Grizzly uniform. Two years removed from ...

 
Jones’ feat of strength

FOREST GROVE – It requires tremendous fitness and strength to competitively contend in high school swimming. Athletes must be committed to fine-tuning their bodies for the rigors of the pool. ...

 
Grizzlies capitalize on Mac Madness, defeat rival Newberg

It was Madness, and the Grizzlies loved every minute of it. Last Friday night, McMinnville’s boys basketball team took down rival Newberg, 54-43. The home-team Griz were powered by the incredible ...

Basketball: Freeborn propels Pirates over Amity

DAYTON – Michael Freeborn’s breakout performance lifted the host Dayton Pirates to a 66-53 rivalry win over Amity during last Thursday’s PacWest Conference clash. Freeborn, a junior forward, ...

Senior bowling scores

Walnut City Lanes            Mixed League Senior Citizens League JAN 18 TEAM High game scratch: The No Names. 636. High series scratch: The No ...

 
NEW FACES, SAME GOALS

AMITY – The Amity boys basketball team looks very different this season. Very few varsity contributors remain from the annual state championship contenders of the past three years. The squad’s ...

The Classic: Local wrestlers compete at dual meet championships

REDMOND – Every year, Yamhill County’s high school wrestling teams test their respective programs at the unofficial dual meet state championships held in Redmond. The annual Oregon ...

Grizzly girls defeat rival Newberg in swim dual

NEWBERG – With complete dominance in the relays, the McMinnville girls swimming team conquered rival Newberg during the January 13 Pacific Conference dual at the Chehalem Aquatic Center. The Grizzly ...

NCAA ratifies new constitution, paving way to restructuring

By Ralph D. Russo AP Sports INDIANAPOLIS — NCAA member schools voted to ratify a new, pared-down constitution Thursday, paving the way for a decentralized approach to governing college sports that ...

Basketball: Mac splits versus Tide, Viks

Glencoe 63, McMinnville 58; McMinnville 58, Forest Grove 44 (boys) With Wednesday’s 58-44 victory over Forest Grove, the McMinnville boys basketball team snapped a four-game losing streak which ...

 
Mac Madness!

How can we generate excitement, attract more fans to student athletic competitions and involve the community, as well? That's what McMinnville High School business teacher Sarah Breyer asked students in ...

 
Salem Academy hands Spartans 1st loss of season, 54-44

SALEM - Its unbeaten start to the season finally over, the Sheridan boys basketball team sets its sights on igniting another lengthy winning streak following Friday's 54-44 road loss to Salem Academy. ...

 
A learning experience: Sheridan girls fall to Crusaders

SALEM - Sheridan head girls basketball coach Jeremy Brown remains confident in the culture change the Spartans have achieved in the past two years. After taking over the program in 2019, Brown ...

Basketball roundup: Willamina boys defeat Warrenton, 49-39; Pirate boys drop Tigers, 71-47; Bulldog girls claim 13th consecutive victory

Willamina 49, Warrenton 39 (boys) WILLAMINA - Cohen Haller's game-high 20 points powered the Willamina boys basketball team to a Coastal Range League opening 49-39 win over Warrenton during Friday's contest. ...

Senior bowling scores

Walnut City Lanes            Mixed League Senior Citizens League JAN 4 TEAM High game scratch: Bad News Misfit, 661. High series scratch: The ...

 
Full throttle: Warriors out-hustle Loggers in PacWest opener, win 67-32

“We came out and showed our league what we’re made of.” So Amity junior forward Megan Scharf said following her team’s impressive 67-32 victory over Scio during Tuesday ...

 
Bryant’s historic triple-double lifts Linfield men over Pacific

By MADDIE LOVERICH Special to the News-Register Down by as many as 17 points against Northwest Conference foe Pacific University (4-8, 0-3), Linfield’s men’s basketball team desperately needed ...

 
Wildcat women still seeking 1st victory after 73-52 loss to Boxers

By MADDIE LOVERICH Special to the News-Register Linfield women’s basketball fell to Pacific University 73-52 Tuesday evening in the team’s first contest of 2022. With the loss, the young ...

Grizzlies finish 2nd at Double Distance meet

SALEM – The McMinnville boys and girls swimming teams both claimed runner-up finishes during the December 30 Double Distance Invitational at West Salem High School. Newberg won the boys’ class ...

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