Marcus Larson/News-Register##Third Street may be free of cars, but filled with diners on weekends this summer, as restaurants serve al fresco – a method to strengthen business after the coronavirus pandemic.

Third would be closed to cars on weekends this summer

Eateries along McMinnville’s Historic Third Street have hatched a plan to escape the confines of coronavirus-induced spacing in restaurants and bars, which cramped business even as they provided ...

Governor approves Phase 2 for Yamhill County

Yamhill County will advance to a less-restrictive phase of reopening on Saturday, making the way for larger gatherings, more sports and a midnight curfew for bars and restaurants.

 

News-Register file photo##[Original caption, April 8, 1960]
Store Remodeled But Quality Unchanged

Not The Same -- Penny s in McMinnville no longer shows this yellow and black tile to the public. Renovated store exterior is a brown shade of enamel porcelain. Doors were converted to a large center double door, windows were enlarged.

End of an era as McMinnville 'Penney's' set to close

For the first time in over a century, McMinnville will soon be without a JCPenney store. J. C. Penney Company, Inc., doing business as JCPenney, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on May 15. Today it announced ...

Paige Barton, a council representative for Oregon AFSCME, rallied with employees at the courthouse on Thursday. Marcus Larson/News-Register

County employees rally over COVID-19 treatment

About 25 Yamhill County employees rallied at the courthouse on Thursday, saying they had not received necessary protections and respect amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The workers, members of the Yamhill ...

Oregon State Police photo##A two-vehicle crash early Thursday morning west of Salem on Highway 22 claimed the life of a McMinnville woman.

McMinnville woman dies in Polk County crash

A McMinnville woman was killed early Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash west of Salem on Highway 22 in Polk County. The Oregon State Police identified her as 41-year-old Kimberly Johnson. About 1:30 ...

Submitted photos##An early Thursday morning fire in Sheridan proved fatal.

Two killed in Sheridan house fire; one survives

Two people were killed in a three-alarm fire that engulfed a house in the 300 block of Northeast Yamhill Street in Sheridan early Thursday morning. Randy Hoff, 71, and Adam Hoff, 31, died in the blaze, ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Updated 11:20 a.m. and 6:25 p.m. Thursday, June 3] Yamhill County reported five new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, taking the total to 80. That's nine new cases in two days. The county reported ...

Portland won't use police in school following protests

By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s largest school district said Thursday it will discontinue the use of school resource officers in its schools in the aftermath ...

Sixth night of protest in Portland attracts thousands

Thousands of protesters who gathered for the sixth consecutive night of protests in Portland, Oregon remained peaceful. The Portland Police Bureau said Thursday that a crowd estimated at 10,000 or more ...

News-Register file photo

Linfield will reopen campus, with in-person classes this fall

Students will return to in-person classes this fall at Linfield University, President Miles Davis said today. "We are going to comply with the best scientific data, as well as make sure you have a good, ...

Top Oregon health official: No virus surge since state reopening

Oregon hasn’t seen a coronavirus resurgence in the weeks since most counties began to slowly reopen businesses, the state’s top health official said. Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick ...

News-Register file photo##Phase 2 loosens restrictions on many activities, including bowling, arcades, batting cages and mini-golf,  with limits on occupancy and physical distancing.

Commissioners ask for county to move to Phase 2 reopening

UPDATE: Thursday afternoon Yamhill County received approval from the state to move to Phase 2 Reopening on Saturday, June 6.   -------   Yamhill County Commissioners Wednesday morning voted ...

Oregon loosening virus restrictions for restaurants, pools for counties in Phase 2

By SARA CLINE Associated Press/Report for America SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s Phase 2 coronavirus reopening plan will begin Friday and includes opening pools, zoos, museums and movie ...

Dorie Vickery

Sheridan names Vickery superintendent

The Sheridan School Board unanimously approved the hiring of Dorie Vickery as superintendent during a special Zoom meeting Tuesday night. Vickery is an educational consultant for the Philomath School ...

Local law enforcement agencies react to Floyd death

McMinnville Police Chief Matt Scales said he felt disgust when he saw the video of a Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer kneeling on George Floyd’s neck, even as he gasped “I can’t ...

Web Design and Web Development by Buildable