Marcus Larson/News-Register##A team of volunteers go through the slow process of adjudicating write-ins on turned in ballots.

Letter to Readers: Masked election night slow and quiet

I’ve been going to the Yamhill County Clerk’s Office on election nights since the early 1980s, when ballots were carried from live polling places, rather than arriving in the mail. Tuesday’s ...

Rusty Rae/New-Register##Mark and Sandy Hyder, left, and Tammy Maxwell share a few moments over wine at Pinot Vista in downtown McMinnville  Wednesday afternoon.

Wineries reopen to patrons, 'slow and safe'

“First and foremost, it’s not business as usual for Memorial Day Weekend,” said Morgen McLaughlin, executive director of the Willamette Valley Wineries Association. This would ...

Falls Event Center lawsuit against Millegan, Peterson dismissed after sale to Stoller

A byzantine chapter in the long-running saga of the Falls Event Center’s operation in McMinnville was finally settled this month. The event center, part of the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum ...

Committee approves $117M city budget as pandemic impact looms

McMinnville’s budget committee on Monday approved a $117 million 2020-21 city budget that officials said may require a mid-year adjustment as the city copes with the fallout of decreased ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Several farmers drove their tractors down Fifth Street in front of the Yamhill County Courthouse in protest of the proposed Yamhelas Westsider Trail.

Attorneys present trail arguments to commissioners

Farmers who live along the proposed Yamhelas Westsider Trail congregated with tractors in front of the Yamhill County Courthouse Thursday morning, protesting the 17-mile corridor for hikers and bikers ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Current Yamhill County Commissioner Mary Starrett greets future commissioner Lindsay Berschauer, while maintaining social distancing policy, during the Yamhelas Westsider Trail protest outside the Yamhill County Courthouse.

Berschauer wins commissioner's race

Carlton political consultant Lindsay Berschauer has won a seat on Yamhill County’s board of commissioners, besting hay and vegetable farmer Barbara Boyer in a pricey race that included controversial ...

Rusty Rae / News-Register##Flags fly Sunday evening as dusk approaches.

Flags will fly to honor fallen soldiers

Staff members and students will place nearly 6,000 flags in front of McMinnville Christian Academy, previously Bethel Christian School, as a tribute to Oregon’s fallen soldiers. “We ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Ballot collection volunteers Darrell King and Eric Wright collect ballots just after 8 p.m. on election night from the Yamhill County Courthouse box.

Bledsoe, Alexandria advance to runoff in treasurer's race

Kris Bledsoe and Paulette Alexandria will advance to a November runoff in the race for Yamhill County Treasurer, a part-time job that manages the county’s $50 million investment portfolio. In ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##By-Pass Bar and Grill bartender Isaiah Benavidez mixes a drink for a customer.  Owner Mylee Smith, left, was recently able to rehire Benavidez after she received her PPP loan.

PPP Round 2: Smaller businesses receive help

Mylee Smith placed a “Welcome Back” sign in the window of The By-Pass Bar & Grill on Ferry Street in Dayton Saturday. She opened the business a year ago, then shut it except for take-out ...

Mac High student wins National Merit Scholarship

A McMinnville High School senior is one of 26 Oregon students chosen to receive $2,500 awards through the National Merit Scholarship Corp. Jordan Brantner, who plans to become a software engineer, was ...

SWAC approves $1 increase in landfill tipping fee

The Solid Waste Advisory Committee, meeting by conference call, voted Wednesday to recommend approval of a $1 increase in tipping fees for Riverbend Landfill. The proposal will go next to the county Board ...

Sheridan announces superintendent finalists

The Sheridan School District has selected three finalists for its superintendent position to replace Steve Sugg, who resigned effective June 30 to become the superintendent in Dayton. The finalists are ...

Willamina celebrates 54 graduates

Willamina High School will graduate 54 seniors with a drive-through ceremony on the school campus on Saturday, May 23. Paul Morris is the valedictorian and Zorien Klass is the salutatorian. There will ...

Household hazardous waste collection postponed til August

Yamhill County’s popular Household Hazardous Waste collection day, usually scheduled for mid-May, has been postponed until August, Solid Waste Coordinator Ashley Watkins said. As usual, there will ...

Sam Beyer photo/Courtesy The Bruin##Mac High’s class of 2020 on the football field earlier this school year.

Schools formalizing graduation plans

Although school buildings closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Yamhill County high schools are making plans to honor the graduating classes of 2020.

By district, these are the most up-to-date plans.

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