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County certifies election results

Yamhill County certified elections results show a final turnout of 41.36% of county voters cast ballots for county commissioner in the May primary. The county elected one commissioner outright, incumbent ...

COVID-19 transmission rising in Oregon

24 Oregon counties now have high transmission; Yamhill County medium

Turkey Rama headed our way

 

Community fair, music highlight return of annual summer festival; no carnival this year

Tommy's adding another location, rental bikes

Tommy’s Bicycle Shop is adding rental bikes, both conventional and e-bikes, in addition to those it offers for sale. It’s also expanding its service department to provide more room for repairs ...

He's got a Model A to make him feel young

Willamina celebrates an Old-fashioned Fourth of July

Yamhill caucus to determine candidates

Yamhill residents will gather Wednesday, July 6, to select a slate of candidates for the November city council election. The caucus will start at 6 p.m. in Beulah Park. Voters in November will choose ...

Newberg school district losing dozens of teachers and admin

The Newberg School District is witnessing a staff exodus that has left its district offices short-handed for months. Since November, some 56 staff members have either resigned or retired, including 29 ...

 
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Couple's gardening efforts pay off in Yard of the Month award

Council, school board discuss joint issues

McMinnville School District and the city of McMinnville share numerous programs and cooperatively use facilities, school board and city council members said during a joint meeting June 27. In their first ...

Evergreen hires new museum CEO

Tyson Weinert, who has been a leader in public, private and military sectors, has been named the new president and CEO of Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. The board of Directors announced his hiring ...

Willamina district takes a hard look at security

As an educator, you never get used to learning about another school shooting, Willamina School District Superintendent Carrie Zimbrick told the school board at the Monday, June 27, regular meeting. “It’s ...

 
Council selects Jessica Payne to fill vacant seat

 

Downtown Economic District renewed, along with resolution to put services charge in place

Wiles succeeds Easterday as presiding judge

Judge Cynthia Easterday is stepping down as Yamhill County Circuit Court Presiding Judge. She will continue in her role as one of the judges in the 25th District. The Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Tuesday, July 5] Yamhill County reported 70 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the county to a total to date of 19,752 cases and 227 deaths. The county reported a 30% increase in new cases between ...

COVID cases see sharp increase this week

Although in mid-June Oregon Health & Science University confidently forecast that COVID-19 cases numbers in Oregon “appear to have crested,” and case numbers dropped slightly between June ...

FCI inmates initiate hunger strike

Eighty people incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution-Sheridan began protesting extensive lockdowns in their cells, inadequate meals, limited medical care and restricted access to computers ...

Commissioners to vote on ending term limits in July

Yamhill County Commissioners decided Thursday to vote on ending term limits for some elected officials at their July 14 meeting. In the meantime, they are asking the public for its thoughts on ending term ...

 
Worried, optimistic about wine grape crop

After suffering frost and snow in April, a warmer than usual winter and a cool, wet spring, wine country grape growers are concerned … uncertain … confident … hopeful … about ...

 
Relay For Life renews local fight against cancer

Event at Dayton draws 300 people, seeks more volunteers for future fundraisers

Two suspects break into Willamina market

The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a break-in at Willamina’s Center Market, 180 N.E. Main Street, around midnight Monday, June 27. The pair allegedly stole about $2,500 work ...

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Turning her world upside down

AMITY – For an outgoing and ambitious athlete like Amity’s Haley Vanderzanden, the COVID-19 pandemic completely altered her day-to-day life. Aside from her career in volleyball and ...

 
‘It’s been rough’ Dayton’s Benji Hudson critical of COVID restrictions

DAYTON – As an all-state athlete in soccer, basketball, baseball and track and field, Dayton’s Benji Hudson didn’t appear affected by the ongoing restrictions of the COVID-19 ...

Senior golf scores

Bayou Golf Course, McMinnville, Friday, June 24 KP No. 1: Vern Brockman KP No. 3: Charlie Nagely KP No. 7: Les Toth LP No. 9: Charlie Nagely LP No. 5: Roland Vorrath LD No. 8 Red: Vern Brockman LD ...

Sports briefs

Dayton hosts JBO playoff tournament The Dayton Junior Baseball Organization (JBO) will host district playoffs for the Senior National and Minor National leagues next weekend. The Pirates feature a pair ...

 
The importance of high school athletics

SHERIDAN – If there’s one lesson learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, Sheridan’s Gavin Anderson hopes it’s an understanding of the positive impact of high school sports. The ...

 
Missed experiences: Last two years didn't meet expectations for Mac's Angevine

The past two years weren’t how Lucy Angevine envisioned upperclassman life at McMinnville High School. She expected to share memorable experiences with her friends and teammates during pep ...

 
Willamina Mud Drag results

WILLAMINA – A total of 82 vehicles competed in Saturday’s Willamina Mud Drags and Boggs, with Outlaw Racing capturing the Top Team Award for overall performance. The annual racing event included ...

 
'Day in, day out' Randy Gibson reaches pinnacle of high jump with tireless effort

SHERIDAN – For the past three Athlete of the Year features, a common theme of hard work proved a central aspect during the breakout seasons of Hallee Hughes, Ky Hoskinson and Brynn McManus. Today’s ...

 
A new perspective

YAMHILL – When the COVID-19 pandemic erased many of Olivia Southard’s social and athletic opportunities in 2020 and 2021, the Yamhill-Carlton standout gained a new appreciation for high ...

 
Nelson calls COVID lockdowns 'damaging' to mental, physical health

WILLAMINA – Over a year after COVID-19 restrictions forced Willamina High School to online learning and placed a hold on athletic competitions, Spyre Nelson feels certain they placed a tremendous ...

Senior golf scores, 6-24-22

Cross Creek Golf Course, Dallas, Wednesday, June 8 Front nine KP No. 4: Lynn Foster KP No. 7: Jim Givens LP No. 8: Larry Peterson LP No. 9: Doug Halsebo Low Gross No. 1: Matt Dunckel 40 LG No. 1: ...

Jerami Grant to be traded to Blazers

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports A person with knowledge of the situation said the Detroit Pistons have agreed to trade Olympic gold medalist Jerami Grant to the Portland Trail Blazers, with the biggest part ...

Winker homers again, Mariners blank A

By Michael Wagaman AP Sports OAKLAND — Jesse Winker homered for the second straight day, Cal Raleigh also connected and the Seattle Mariners won consecutive games for the first time in more than ...

 
One of the greatest

Brynn McManus’ numerous Class 6A hitting records tell only a fractional part of her incredible story. McMinnville’s star shortstop earned the News-Register’s Softball Athlete ...

All-State Baseball: Hoskinson named Player of the Year in 6A; 10 local athletes earn honors

Ten Yamhill Valley high school baseball players, including Class 6A Player of the Year Ky Hoskinson, received all-state recognition for their efforts during the 2022 spring season. Hoskinson, who pitched ...

Y-C’s Preston, Hurley balance all-star duties with graduation

The Class 1A, 2A, 3A OSAA Senior All-Star baseball West team, with Yamhill-Carlton High School standouts Wyatt Hurley and Jacob Preston on the squad, swept the East team in three games over Saturday and ...

 
Hoskinson’s dominance led Mac to historic season

“Memories. So many good memories.” Those were the words McMinnville senior Ky Hoskinson used to describe his final baseball season in a Grizzly uniform. The right-handed pitcher couldn’t ...

 
McManus named 6A Co-Player of the Year; Antle earns 3A’s top award

When the all-state softball lists were released earlier this week, Yamhill County’s top players were justly rewarded for their breakout spring seasons. Two local athletes – McMinnville’s ...

 
Learning from the best: Athlete of the Year Hallee Hughes teaches the finer points of javelin

WILLAMINA – For this spring’s Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year feature on Willamina junior Hallee Hughes, I decided on a fresh approach. Hallee has earned her fair share of ...

Sports briefs

Hoskinson to play in All-Star Series McMinnville’s Ky Hoskinson has been invited to compete in the 2022 Richardson Oregon All-Star Series June 18-19 at Oregon State University’s Goss Stadium. ...

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