Apparent suicide claims life of Amity middle-schooler

UPDATED, Wednesday, Oct. 28, noon: A glowstick celebration of life for Oliva Long will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Amity Middle School. Interim Principal Reg McShane released the following ...

Flurry of campaign finance complaints filed

A series of campaign finance complaints have added to an already contentious election cycle for McMinnville city council races. Complaints have been filed to the Secretary of State against Kellie Menke, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Remy Drabkin of Remy Wines punches down a tub of fresh 2020 Sangiovese grapes in early October. The process allows the grapes to ferment evenly. Drabkin, who serves on the McMinnville City Council and contributes to a number of local charities, was named Outstanding Junior Citizen this year.

Stopping By: Crafted by her hometown

Remy Drabkin has been active in the community most of her life. A McMinnville city councilor, Drabkin volunteered at the International Pinot Noir Celebration as a girl — her mother, Joan Drabkin, ...

Submitted file photo##Grace and Ken Evenstad in 2018 at an event celebrating the couple s $6 million gift to Linfield College s wine studies program.

Winery founder, Linfield supporter dies

Domaine Serene winery founder Ken Evenstad, a major donor to Linfield University’s wine studies program, died Wednesday, Oct. 21. He was 77. Evenstad and his wife, Grace, provided a $6 million gift ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Borat the Welder, aka “Buddy Bones,” wears a welding mask while social distancing at Third and Evans streets. Lippert Components created the hard-working scarecrow.

Scaring up smiles on Third

Comprehensive distance learning is not for the Grizzly ghost on the south side of Third Street near Davis. Wearing a red graduation robe and mortarboard, the ghost is one of 10 scarecrows decorating the ...

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Linfield will have spring, then winter

“Jan. Term” is moving to May at Linfield University, which will flip-flop its 2021 winter and spring terms, in an effort to minimize coronavirus risks, school officials announced. They said ...

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New reporter hired full time; DeJonge moves on

News-Register Managing Editor Jodie DeJonge has accepted a position with the Seattle Times, where she will head the daily’s metro division of several editors and about 30 reporters.  Her final ...

Former trustee’s sex abuse case will go to trial

Former Linfield College Board of Trustees member David Jubb will take his sexual abuse case to trial early next year. His attorney, Stephen Houze of Portland, previously said the defense had received ...

Who governs us: In Yamhill County, cities seek to broaden leadership

After a summer of protests and conversations prompted many residents of Yamhill County to reflect on race and equity in life and work, the fall election season poses an interesting question: Who governs ...

Staff hears defense of fired employee

Fired county employee Jill Olson received emphatic support from a co-worker who is still with the county and two now-retired county employees during a name-clearing hearing before the county on Thursday. All ...

Marcus Larson##Jericka Hoke, a student at St. James School, received first place honors at the state and national levels for her artwork inspired by the theme “Blessed are the Peacemakers.”

St. James students win honors at state, national levels

St. James School students won first place at the national level for their art and first in the state for art and poetry in the Catholic Daughters annual competition.The McMinnville Chapter of Catholic ...

Vineyards lose suit against pot operation

Two Oregon wine grape growers have failed to convince a state judge their grapes would be adversely affected by odors from a neighboring marijuana operation.Yamhill County Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Easterday ...

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Assessor asks for no-contact payment of property taxes

Property tax bills are being mailed to Yamhill County residents this week and the Assessor’s Office is asking for payment by mail, online or over the phone amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Contactless ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Wednesday, Oct. 28] Yamhill County reported four new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total of confirmed and presumptive cases to 1,005. *** [Tuesday, Oct. 27] Yamhill County has passed 1,000 ...

County at 960 cases; state tightens mask rules

Yamhill County reached 960 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, while the state announced it was tightening the rules for face masks in an attempt to slow the spread of the disease. A new workplace outbreak, ...

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