Marcus Larson/News-Register##Noah Roberts and Wynne Peterson-Nedry work to unload cases for 00 Wine at The Carlton Winemakers Studio in preperation for filling them with wine the next day.

Wine industry adapts to post-pandemic business

Yamhill County wineries struggling financially during the first two months of the coronavirus pandemic say they have responded in two key ways to reinvigorate the industry as it reopens: innovation ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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McMinnville burglary, theft cases solved

Burglaries in McMinnville spiked in March and April, McMinnville police began what it called "high-intensity targeting," and as a result, made 49 arrests of 26 suspects related to 35 cases. "Like most ...

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 ...

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.

McMinnville extends school year

McMinnville students will continue their online studies through June 17, rather than ending on June 11. The school board agreed with Superintendent Maryalice Russell that the district should make up four ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Red Hills Market employee Lily Williams serves a veggie sandwich and roast beef sandwich to Dennis and Heather Lewis for their Monday afternoon meal.

Restaurants enjoy successful reopening weekend

Despite new challenges, Yamhill County restaurateurs who reopened their doors to dine-in service this weekend were enthused about the initial results. “You’re sort of reinventing the ...

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A patron walks into Los Molcajetes Mexican eatery on Third Street in downtown McMinnville Friday afternoon as it is one of the first to open its door to inside dining after Governor Kate Brown allowed the country to open.

McMinnville awakes: Businesses begin reopening

McMinnville’s Historic Third Street may not have been bustling Friday afternoon, but signs of life – and commerce – emerged on the first day of Yamhill County’s reopening. Eight ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Third Street Books owner Sylla McClellan processes an order over the phone. Although her retail shop is allowed to open today, McClellan said she will take a couple weeks to adjust the layout of the store before permitting walk-in traffic.

County receives permission to reopen; will businesses follow?

Yamhill County has received approval to reopen, effective today, one of 33 counties in Oregon that asked Gov. Kate Brown for permission to restart their local economies during the coronavirus pandemic. County ...

Along the Street: Turkey Rama, boat races, garden tour canceled

Turkey Rama, McMinnville’s annual downtown summer festival scheduled for July 10-12, has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Mass gatherings are prohibited through September as part ...

Linfield cancels July graduation

Linfield College has canceled the graduation ceremony rescheduled for late July because of the coronavirus pandemic. President Miles Davis said college officials are working with students, parents and ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##McMinnville High graduate Peyton Burke takes a moment to write her name on the photo booth wall after having her graduation photo taken Monday morning.

Setting the stage: Seniors take graduation photos for virtual commencement

McMinnville High School seniors are donning caps and gowns and holding diplomas this week — one by one, as they pose for individual photos that will be compiled into a graduation video. The ...

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