Rusty Rae/News-Register##Yamhill City Recorder Lori Gilmore (right) counts votes from the city s biennial caucus in July.

Filing deadlines approach for candidates in city races

Deadlines are approaching for filing for Yamhill County city offices. Candidates must file this month to run for mayor or city council openings. The last date for filing varies by city. To run for a ...

Ann Coleman s commercial grill was a total loss. Submitted photo.

Good deed destroyed in flames

Dara Abell’s mother, Ann Coleman, expresses love through her cooking. “She’s been cooking as long as I can remember,” Abell said. “Ask anyone in Dayton. She’s amazing. ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Dayton school superintendent Steve Sugg is preparing for the start of school during the pandemic.

Sugg prepares Dayton for school year

Had he become Dayton’s school superintendent any other year, Steve Sugg would have planned to visit classrooms in every school, every day. He’d have met with teachers in a large group in the ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Omar Sandoval, 23, pictured here, and Gustavo Guerrero, 24, right, became the youngest county chair and vice-chair duo in the Oregon Democratic Party when they were elected in April.

County Dems elect youngest chair and vice-chair in Oregon

Dayton native Omar Sandoval wasn’t predicting a career in politics or government when he applied for a fellowship with immigrant rights’ group Movimiento Cosecha in 2018, yet it started his ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Dayton High School graduate Yessica Rojas-Carrillo accepts a rose and a balloon, along with her diploma, from Principal Mike Solem during a parade following the commencement ceremony.

Honks, cheers for 65 Dayton grads

A cacophony of car horns erupted as Dayton High School seniors moved the tassels on their mortarboards from left to right, signaling they had officially graduated Saturday afternoon. Students sat in their ...

Mayors, council seats up for election in November

Voters in cities around Yamhill County will elect council members and, in most cases, mayors in the Nov. 3 general election. Candidates can start filing in McMinnville, Newberg and most other cities this ...

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 ...

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.

Dayton's Brookside Cemetary project honored

Volunteers righted 121 historic graves, formulated preservation plan

Lafayette, Dayton offer mutual aid to businesses, residents

The cities of Dayton and Lafayette are offering local residents the opportunity to help themselves while supporting local businesses through utility relief programs. In Dayton, residents may turn in up ...

Community leaders hold second COVID-19 meeting

Several more community leaders joined in a second online meeting about responses to the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday, and agreed to hold the meetings twice a week for the foreseeable future. County ...

Wheatland Ferry closed over coronavirus threat

Marion County officials said the Wheatland Ferry is closed because of the coronavirus threat. The ferry crosses the Willamette River between Yamhill and Marion counties south of Dayton. Officials said ...

Yamhill County schools offer take-home meals during closure

With Oregon schools closing for a two-week spring break — twice as long as usual, due to concerns about coronavirus — some districts will continue to offer meals for students. McMinnville ...

Dayton closes city hall over concerns about illness

Dayton City Hall is closed and an ill employee is in voluntary self-quarantine. City officials are asking that anyone who has visited city hall in March take precautions against coronavirus and other ...

Dayton declares emergency

Dayton City Council members called a special meeting for 5 p.m. today to ratify Mayor Beth Wytoski's declaration of an emergency related to efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus. The emergency declaration ...

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