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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

Yamhill County Commissioners this morning voted to ask Gov. Kate Brown to allow the county to move to Phase 2 reopening. If approved, the county could be in Phase 2 by June 6. However, approval is uncertain. State ...

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 ...

Census: It's not too late to be counted

More than 60% of U.S. residents have completed the 2020 Census, but nearly 40% still need to fill it out. They still can, and still should, according the Census Bureau. “Everyone living in the United ...

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Newberg woman charged with beating boyfriend

A Newberg woman faces charges accusing her of hitting her boyfriend over the head with a frying pan, breaking a wine bottle over his head and attacking him with a running weed whacker, leaving bruises ...

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Sheridan standoff suspect receives 2-year prison term

A 48-year-old man involved in a seven-hour standoff at the Sheridan home of his disabled father has been sentenced to two years in prison. Kenneth Sundrud was accused of threatening people at the home ...

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