Marcus Larson/News-Register##Peter Brown receives three breakfast meals from volunteer Elaine Richards during the Saturday Morning Breakfast service at McMinnville Cooperative Ministries. Run by community volunteers, the program gives away meals to all.

Church’s free Saturday breakfast program turns to takeout during pandemic

Ten years ago, a child at McMinnville Cooperative Ministries asked her parents, “Why don’t we feed the hungry?” A simple question, perhaps, but one of the most profound Christians should ...

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.

McMinnville's Third Street to 'spill out' on summer weekends

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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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, ...

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 ...

Sheridan spaces out graduation

Sheridan High School is spacing graduation over four days, culminating with a Saturday, June 6, event for the 48 seniors. The 2020 graduating class: Brandon Ashlock, Alyssa Asuncion, Emilia Ayala, Michael ...

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 ...

Yamhill County considers next step in reopening economy

Yamhill County is reviewing the criteria necessary to enter the next phase of reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic, one that may allow for increased work in offices, outdoor gatherings of up ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##McMinnville High School graduate Evan Ewing smiles as he receives a congratulatory yard sign from Assistant Principal Mark Hinthorn during Senior Day, a pre-graduation event on Friday.

Signs of grad times

Teachers, standing a few feet apart, waved as a steady line of student cars snaked through McMinnville High School’s parking lot Friday. “This is awesome,” Matt Saltmarsh said, clapping ...

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 ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Local skateboarder Evan Armstrong practices a move Wednesday evening, taking advantage of the ample sun at the skateboard park at  Discovery Meadows Community Park. Skateparks throughout the county reopened under Phase 1 guidelines; however, many park facilities and all playgrounds remain closed.

Parks departments work to balance services, safety

Local parks and recreation departments have been battling health issues related to the COVID-19 outbreak from multiple angles. While parks have remained open to the public, most facilities and ...

COVID-19 case confirmed in Sheridan

After dropping to fewer than 20 new cases a day recently, Oregon reported more than 70 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and 49 on Thursday, with three new deaths reported Thursday, bringing the state’s ...

Bargaining continues between McMinnville teachers, district

Teams from McMinnville’s teacher union and the McMinnville School District are discussing safety issues and employee assignments, as well as finances, as they negotiate a new contract. The ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Ann-Marie Anderson rides her bike past the Yamhill County Courthouse Thursday morning, joining over 100 others in support of the proposed Yamhelas Westsider Trail.  The rally followed one last week by opponents of the trail, including a parade of tractors. The board of commissioners ultimately voted to move forward with a section of the trail on a 2-1 vote.

Yamhelas trail moves forward on split vote

Supporters of the Yamhelas Westsider Trail took a turn rallying in front of the county courthouse on Thursday, an hour before commissioners began deliberations on whether an initial segment of the trail ...

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