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 ...

Dayton woman drove into river

The driver of an SUV that drove into the Willamette River near the Wheatland Ferry and sank last week has been identified as a 56-year-old Dayton woman. Jeanie Sandall was a Sheridan High School graduate ...

Dayton woman identified as driver of car that went into river

Authorities have identified a Dayton woman as the driver of a car that went into the Willamette River near the Wheatland Ferry and sank. Jeanie Sandall, 56, died in the incident , which happened just ...

Officer files tort claim against county

A Forest Grove police officer has filed a tort claim notice against the county, threatening to sue after being arrested on domestic violence charges. Matthew Krump of Dayton was charged with harassment ...

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