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Oregon receives ventilators, expired medical equipment

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's requests to the federal government for medical supplies to cope with COVID-19 have had mixed results. Officials requested 1 million N95 masks and received about ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Updated 5:20 p.m. Friday, April 3] Yamhill County Health and Human Services Director Lindsey Manfrin confirmed that there are now 23 cases of COVID-19 in Yamhill County. The state was able to post more ...

Commissioners delay consideration of employee requests

Yamhill County commissioners on Thursday ratified an updated policy for employees needing paid leave related to COVID-19, but delayed addressing other concerns related to safety during the pandemic. Numerous ...

 
Donation to buy hundreds of gift cards at Mac businesses

Nearly all downtown storefronts are closed

 
Mental health concerns grow during outbreak

McMinnville police are feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the frantic calls from people worrying, unable to sleep, unable to eat and struggling to cope. “These are uncertain times,” ...

 
A-dec to supply Legacy with protective gear

A-dec, a global dental equipment manufacturer based in Newberg, has signed an agreement to begin manufacturing personal protection gear for health care workers at the Portland-based Legacy Health hospital ...

The vacation cruise that wouldn't seem to end

The Alaska Airlines flight from San Diego touched down at Portland International Airport the evening of Thursday, March 26. Off stepped Sheridan City Manager Frank Sheridan and his wife, Rhoda. They collected ...

Census: You can still be counted

April 1 was a milestone in the 2020 Census, which aims to count every person living in the U.S. and its territories. Once a decade, Americans are asked to report where they were living and who was sharing ...

 
Melt Down: 13,532 sandwiches sold

Organizer says fundraiser helps food bank, restaurants

Outbreak causes record jobless benefits claims in Oregon

By ANDREW SELSKY Of The Associated Press SALEM — As the COVID-19 pandemic claims a record number of jobs, Oregon’s health officer shared good news Thursday: Modeling shows the state ...

Carlton council will resume talking about ODOT project

Carlton’s City Council will meet Tuesday to resume discussing about the state’s plans for rebuilding Highway 47 through town. The city was in the midst of difficult deliberations about Highway ...

A sprinkle of snow in the air

There is a possibility of low elevation snow early this morning and tomorrow morning, though there might not be “enough to make a snowman,” the Portland office of the National Weather Service ...

 
Life savers: Locals cut and sew to help front-line workers

The coronavirus has created a huge need for protective equipment, and many local people are responding by sewing facial masks for health care workers and others needing protection at work, including grocery ...

Newberg library marshals Mask Force

Last week, the director of the Newberg Public Library received a request: could the library staff join local Rotarians to make protective masks for those in need? A group of volunteers quickly responded ...

Leadership Council gathers update

Mayor Scott Hill and City Manager Jeff Towery hosted a McMinnville Leadership Council video conference last week that provided an update on McMinnville’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. “Most ...

Local response to Census thus far

Less than half of U.S. households have taken the census so far. By April 1, the national response rate was 38.4%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Oregon was ahead of that, at 40.1%, and Yamhill County ...

 
Happy birthday from outside the windows

Ada Grace Rich’s family went ahead with her 100th birthday party on Tuesday — through the windows — since her children, grandchildren and great-grands couldn’t hug her due to the ...

Reusable bags safe, but wash often, Ag Dept says

Some shoppers and stores are starting to raise concerns about reusable bags in the time of the coronavirus. According to the Oregon Department of Agriculture, the bags are safe to use — but shoppers ...

Dundee fire chief placed on leave

Longtime Dundee Fire Chief John Stock has been placed on administrative leave, pending an investigation of a complaint that he harassed an employee, gave her unwelcome personal attention, and treated her ...

West Valley fire districts declare state of emergency

The Sheridan/Southwest Polk/West Valley Fire Districts declared a joint state of emergency during a special board meeting this week. The declaration allows the three administrative teams to revise or ...

Latest Sports

OSAA continues suspension of season

OSAA continues suspension of spring sports, championships not cancelled The OSAA Executive Board held an online meeting April 1 to discuss the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 situation. The ...

 
A world without sports? Not so fast, readers

No, readers, the goalposts haven’t moved. As sports editor of the News-Register, my primary mission remains. In the weeks ahead, I plan to write in-depth, personal features about our local athletes ...

 
The Natural: Arzner achieves breakout campaign

Kylee Arzner is in her comfort zone on the basketball court. With the ball in her possession, the McMinnville forward confidently backs down a defender. Teammates make off-ball cuts, and Kylee ...

 
Midrange marksman: Ashley’s shooting, defense earn AoY

Dawson Ashley is a game changer. This season, he stepped up as a breakout star for the Pirates’ boys basketball team. Though a quiet presence and “leader by example,” Dawson ...

 
Sherman’s journey: Dayton wrestler overcomes pain, fear

Travis Sherman waited . . . and waited . . . and waited for his moment. Since he was four years old, the wrestler poured untold hours into the practice mat at Dayton High School. No matter the ...

Spring sports pushed back another month, rules OSAA

Organization aims for April 28 start Per Governor Brown’s announcement March 17 regarding statewide school closures, the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) has extended the suspension of ...

 
Athletes watch dream seasons disappear

This was their year. Linfield seniors Neirton Oliveira and Noah Cutting, both accomplished members of the Wildcat swimming team, were set to make school history at this week’s NCAA Division ...

 
Arzner earns first team all-Pacific nomination

McMinnville’s girls and boys basketball teams received a combined total of seven Class 6A all-Pacific Conference selections for their efforts during the 2019/20 season. The Grizzly girls racked up ...

 
Grizzlies’ successful season ends on quiet note

PORTLAND – The University of Portland’s Chiles Center was eerily quiet Thursday morning during the McMinnville girls basketball team’s Class 6A consolation state playoff against ...

Linfield sports suspended indefinitely through end of school year; prep sports on hold

Coronavirus concerns and subsequent decisions by Oregon lawmakers and health officials have directly affected Yamhill County athletics. Linfield College, as a member of the Division III Northwest ...

State basketball to continue with no spectators; essential personnel, media only

Due to coronavirus concerns, Thursday's McMinnville/Sheldon OSAA 6A Girls Basketball State Championship consolation game will be closed to supporters. The OSAA announced its decision Wednesday night ...

 
Bulldogs place sixth in state

COOS BAY – “The sky’s the limit for this group if they stay together.” So Tom Anderson remarked following his Willamina girls basketball team’s sixth-place finish ...

Mac upsets No. 3 West Linn in 2nd round

PORTLAND – Kylee Arzner’s breakout performance propelled the 14th-ranked McMinnville girls basketball team to a massive 57-53 upset of third-seeded West Linn Friday night on the Lions’ ...

 
Warriors go two-and-out in Coos Bay

COOS BAY – With their sights set on a similar run to last year’s Class 3A state basketball final, the Amity Warriors emerged from this year’s tournament with a sense of dissatisfaction. The ...

 
Pirates upset by Challengers, Crusaders

COOS BAY – Upset followed upset. The Dayton boys basketball team watched in awe as the 2020 State Championship tournament appeared to smile on the Pirates. Every top seed – number-one ...

Grizzlies stun No. 3 West Linn in 2nd round

PORTLAND - Kylee Arzner's breakout performance propelled the 14th-ranked McMinnville girls basketball team to a massive 57-53  upset of third-seeded West Linn Friday night on the Lions' home court. ...

Coos Bay Day Three: Bulldogs finish 6th in state

COOS BAY - Willamina's girls basketball team fell 34-33 in today's fourth/sixth place state playoff contest against Vale at Marshfield High School in Coos Bay. The Bulldogs finish the season sixth in the ...

 
Coos Bay Day Two: Willamina beats Harrisburg; Amity, Dayton eliminated

COOS BAY – Willamina’s girls basketball team stands as the only remaining Yamhill Valley program still competing in the Class 3A state tournament in Coos Bay after today’s consolation ...

 
Coos Bay Day One: Local teams upset in quarterfinals

COOS BAY – In surprising fashion, all three Yamhill Valley basketball teams competing at the state tournament in Coos Bay – Amity boys, Dayton boys and Willamina girls – all lost their ...

 
In the spotlight: Local athletes capture wrestling titles

PORTLAND – Under the bright lights of Veterans Memorial Coliseum, bombarded by the cheers of thousands of screaming fans, Yamhill Valley’s high school wrestlers delivered exhilarating ...

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