No one is tampering with party affiliation, clerk says

Yamhill County Clerk Brian Van Bergen has a plea for county residents — and all voters, really: If you have questions about your ballot, or your party affiliation, please, call your local ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Nakoa Mercier is surrounded by family at his Willamina High School graduation.

In Willamina, a drive-through graduation

About an hour before the start of Saturday afternoon’s Willamina High School drive-through graduation ceremony, a pickup pulled to the curb at the bottom of Oaken Hills Drive, where the job of decorating ...

More storage needed for MacHub project

Organizers for MacHub’s curbside collection project are searching for more storage space to hold the “stuff” collected so far in May from more than 300 area residences. Private businesses ...

Lafayette planners review 238-lot subdivision

The Lafayette Planning Commission will consider a request Thursday for annexation of 40 acres into the city, part of a 60-acre site on which a developer wants to build a 238-lot subdivision. Twenty of ...

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McMinnville trio face burglary, theft charges

A 20-count grand jury indictment accuses three McMinnville men of burglarizing local churches and other businesses throughout April and early May. McMinnville police announced last week that “high ...

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Online meetings zoom in popularity

Who’s Zooming whom? These days, almost everybody. With so many people remaining and working at home over the past two-plus months, the internet conferencing platform Zoom has zoomed in popularity. ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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