Erin Stephenson

Stephenson named to state board

Erin Stephenson of McMinnville will be working to improve tourism and its economic impact not just locally, but also on a state level. Stephenson, chair of the Visit McMinnville board, has been chosen ...

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##John and Cinda Rima are surrounded by memorabilia, awards and products during their final days at the front desk of John s Mower Hospital. They’ve been cleaning out their 11th Street headquarters in anticipation of John’s retirement at the end of the year.

Fixing to retire

John Rima is looking forward to enjoying a lazy Saturday off next spring.  He hasn’t had Saturday off during fine weather for decades. For a lawnmower repairman, Saturday is always a busy day, ...

Warming centers ready for cold

Warming shelters are preparing to open in McMinnville and other parts of the county this winter when temperatures fall to 32 degrees or colder. An inch or more of driving rain over a 24-hour period also ...

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Local musician Freddie Lamb plays  Feliz Navidad  and other Christmas songs for the cheering crowd as he travels down Third Street in this year s Santa s Parade.

Parade, and Santa, returns

H undreds upon hundreds of families packed Third Street Friday afternoon for the return of a beloved McMinnville tradition, Santa’s Parade. Community residents said they were thrilled to be able ...

Marine Patrol deputy honored for water work

Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol deputy Robert VandeBergh, this year’s Oregon State Marine Board Officer of the Year, was saddened by the tragedies that repeatedly rippled across ...

City, county reach accord on Dayton boat ramp

Yamhill County and the city of Dayton have agreed to focus on fixing the long-defunct boat ramp at Dayton Landing Park, and hold discussions about further improvements at a later date, according to Dayton ...

Former Linfield student settles federal case

Former Linfield University student AnnaMarie Motis has settled the sexual harassment civil lawsuit she filed in U.S. District Court against former Linfield Trustee David Jubb. Magistrate Judge Jolie A. ...

Omicron variant raises concerns

The identification of a new variant of coronavirus is spreading alarm around the world. Scientists in South Africa sequenced and identified the variant, known as Omicron, and notified the rest of the world ...

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WVMC receives an ‘A’ from Leapfrog

By NICOLE MONTESANO Of the News-Register Willamette Valley Medical Center has announced that it received an “A” grade for safety from the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization that provides ...

Amanda Mesa photo##A McMinnville man and two others were killed in a two-vehicle, head-on, wrong-way crash Tuesday east of The Dalles on Interstate 84.

McMinnville man killed in triple-fatal crash

A McMinnville man was one of three people killed in a wrong-way, head-on crash about two miles east of The Dalles on Interstate 84 late Tuesday afternoon. The Oregon State Police gave this account: Troopers ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Thursday, Dec. 2] Yamhill County reported 18  new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the county to  9,806 cases to date and 143 deaths.  The county reported that as of Dec. ...

Forest accord hailed as ‘Oregon Way’

After dueling ballot measures last year threatened to make a battleground out of Oregon forestry yet again, Governor Kate Brown asked environmentalists and timber owners to negotiate a compromise ...

Trial delayed in elderly mother’s assault

A McMinnville man who allegedly assaulted his 83-year-old mother and asked her if she wanted to die, and was indicted by a grand jury on charges that include second-degree attempted murder, will not go ...

Oregon s 6th congressional district, newly created earlier this year.

Boundary challenge denied, new districts affirmed

By JULIA SHUMWAYOf the Oregon Capital Chronicle Oregon’s new legislative boundaries are set for the next 10 years after the Oregon Supreme Court on Monday dismissed two challenges to the maps ...

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G&P Obrist Excavating workers Mike Taylor and Mike Sayles clear out rubble from an apartment building at 429 S.E. Baker
St. that burned Nov. 30, 2020.

Along the Street: What’s going up — and coming down

Here are some commercial building projects under way in Yamhill County communities: - The old McMinnville Apartments building on Baker Street near Handley has been razed. No plans for the site have ...