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County health director: If you have symptoms, assume COVID

COVID-19 is surging in Yamhill County, dwarfing the highest numbers seen during last summer’s Delta variant surge, County Health and Human Services Director Lindsey Manfrin told a group of elected ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Tuesday, Jan. 18] Yamhill County reported 755  new cases of COVID-19 for the three-day weekend, bringing the county to a total of 13,165 cases and 168 deaths to date.  The county ...

Organizers end effort to recall West Valley Fire board member

With the West Valley Fire District no longer performing its own services and a chief some members disliked gone from the district, organizers of a recall effort against West Valley Fire Board President ...

Kristof granted his day in court

As May election preparations loom, the Supreme Court has signaled that a legal avenue is open for Nick Kristof and his plans to run for governor. Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum gave the green light ...

Grand Ronde woman killed in Highway 22 crash

A Grand Ronde woman was killed early Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 22 in Polk County, about nine miles east of the Highway 18/22 interchange. She was identified as Elisabeth Robin, ...

Republican, conservative money targets recall vote

By NICOLE MONTESANO Of the News-Register Right-wing politicians and organizations have been pouring money into the Newberg School Board recall election, with fliers attempting to link it to everything ...

Grand Ronde tribe to take over West Valley emergency services

With the West Valley Fire District essentially out of action for the time being after having lost all of its paid staff, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde have agreed to take over fire and emergency ...

 
Substitute shortage puts squeeze on local schools

With slightly higher than usual staff absentee rates and a smaller than usual pool of substitutes, McMinnville schools are scrambling this month to make sure all teaching positions are filled so in-person ...

 
Classified worker turned sub enjoys teaching duties

Danielle Vironen is planning to become a teacher when she finishes her master’s degree in 2023. She’s had a chance to get started early, though, substituting for absent teachers in the school ...

What to do if you get sick with COVID-19

The Oregon Health Authority and Yamhill County are posting guidelines for people sick at home with COVID-19. The state has set up a call line, 866-917-881, for people with questions, either about health ...

Dayton schools take a break; some Sheridan classes online

Some Yamhill County school districts are closing buildings or switching to online learning temporarily, with many staff members as well as students absent because of COVID or in quarantine related ...

 
Blood supply at crisis level; several local drives planned

Several local blood drives are planned in the next few weeks as the American Red Cross tries to restock its supplies during what it calls “a national blood crisis.” McMinnville, Amity and ...

 
Along the Street: Salon opening celebration helps Homeward Bound

Colorful McCaw, a locally owned and operated hair salon for people of all ages, will celebrate its new location with an event Saturday, Jan. 15. The grand opening will run from 1 to 5 p.m. at 525 N.E. ...

Burns Supper honors poet with haggis and bagpipes

A few tickets are still available for the 2022 Burns Supper, hosted by the Celtic Heritage Alliance in McMinnville. The evening, a celebration of the poetry of Robert Burns, will include haggis and other ...

Commissioners push for changes to COVID website

County Commissioners Mary Starrett and Lindsay Berschauer sought on Thursday to add to the information provided by the county’s Public Health website about COVID-19, and include unproven home treatment ...

Dayton cancels high school, junior high classes due to staff shortages

Dayton School District's high school and junior high will be closed Thursday, Jan. 13, due to staff shortages. The elementary school is open as usual today, but both schools will be closed Friday. Dayton ...

‘Very difficult decision’: Mac Parks & Rec facilities closed

McMinnville’s aquatic center, community center and senior center are closed as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. The city made the “very difficult decision to pause” its programs ...

Board backs restoring tribe’s hunting rights

Yamhill County Commissioners on Thursday decided to postpone resuming in-person meetings for three weeks, given the massive surge of COVID-19 cases in the state, and agreed to support a bill in the U.S. ...

Kristof petitions court to let him continue candidacy

Nicholas Kristof, stymied by Oregon Secretary of State in his run for governor, has asked the state Supreme Court to intervene, via a document known as Writ of Mandamus, to ensure his name is on the May ...

 
Stopping by: A play of light

At first glance, you might think James Violette works with only with wood, metal, wire and cloth. But he also works with less tangible media: illumination. The McMinnville artist usually uses a computer ...

Sports

 
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 ...

Sports briefs

Wildcats host softball clinic Linfield University’s softball program is conducting two instructional all-skills Fastpitch clinics for girls ages 8-18 January 15 and January 22 on the university ...

Basketball recap: ‘Dogs win 12th straight

The News-Register staff Willamina 46, Santiam Christian 9 (girls) WILLAMINA – With Tuesday’s 46-9 blowout of visiting Santiam Christian, the Willamina girls basketball team remains undefeated ...

 
Grizzlies fall short against Canby, but find mojo

Maybe it takes a loss to light the fuse. Will sparks from a blazing fourth-quarter performance by McMinnville High School’s boys’ basketball team (6-6,0-0) in a Thursday evening 48-44 ...

 
Lefebvre takes class at MHS Invitational

Portable microphone in hand, McMinnville head wrestling coach Jordan Barich slipped through the the crowd on main floor of the McMinnville High School gym. He was a man on a mission, putting out ...

 
Y-C top local team in Dayton invitational

When it comes to wrestling communities, Yamhill County is second to none. Take this weekend: When the annual Bob Bishop Tournament at Willamina was postponed due to a positive COVID test by one ...

Spartans bounce Dragons, 60-30; take on No.2 Riverside

The undefeated Sheridan boys’ basketball team kept its unblemished mark intact with a 60-30 defeat of The Delphian School Saturday on the Spartans home court. Last week they downed Scio 60-49. Sheridan, ...

COVID can’t defeat Grizzly swimmers; sites change, practices may move to Linfield

Although they won’t be able to practice at the McMinnville Aquatic Center, the McMinnville High School Grizzlies swimmers plan to take part in meets Thursday, Jan. 13, and Thursday, Jan. 20. This ...

 
Wildcats ready for NWC clashes

Linfield University head basketball coach Shanan Rosenberg predicts his squad will become world class lemonade-makers after the team’s two-game road trip to Whitman and Whitworth this weekend ...

 
Willamina girls remain undefeated, dismantle Dayton, 49-19

In the hoops parlance of “give me the rock,” on Wednesday Gracie France stocked a veritable quarry. France, the senior point guard and defensive spear-point for the Willamina girls ...

 
Pirate boys sail by 'Dogs, 70-37

Dayton’s boys basketball team bolted to a 17-4 first quarter lead Wednesday in Willamina’s gym, with junior Michael Freeborn scoring 6 early points, and the Pirates did not look back ...

 
Grizzlies’ defense bumps Celtics, 36-33

McMinnville senior starting guard Lucy Angevine, all 5’-6’ of her, carries the leadership role for the Grizzlies’ young, scrappy basketball squad. She contributes the grit and ...

Linfield sets softball clinic

Linfield University’s softball program is conducting two instructional all-skills Fastpitch clinics for girls ages 8-18 January 15 and January 22 on the university campus in McMinnville.  All ...

 
La monte de toros

Those attending the Mexican Rodeo Sunday at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds took a trip across the border to enjoy an evening of food, music and competition.A family-affair, which featured a pair of Mexican-styled ...

 
Hoopin' it up in Salem

SALEM – Every year, basketball teams from around the state venture to the state’s capital for a year-end tournament at Salem Academy. The three-day event serves as a proper barometer ...

2021 Sports in Review

The Yamhill Valley athletic landscape appeared much different in 2021. Masks, physical distancing, shortened seasons, no playoffs – all resulted from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Fall and winter ...

 
What a year for the Wildcats!

As we ring in the New Year, where should Linfield’s football team be ranked? The Wildcats finished the season 11-1, with their only loss coming to the eventual DIII national champion, University ...

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