Yamhill County announces death from COVID-19

Yamhill County health officials announced on Friday that a 93-year-old man with significant chronic health conditions has died of COVID-19. He was the first person in the county to succumb to the disease, ...

Homeward Bound resumes dog adoptions

Homeward Bound Pets has resumed dog adoptions, but only by appointment. McMinnville's non-profit, no-kill shelter had closed to the public and stopped both feline and canine adoption programs earlier ...

Oregon COVID-19 cases increase by 50

Seven cases have been identified in Yamhill County

News-Register battling through trying times

Oregon Lithoprint, Inc., which operates the News-Register Publishing Co. and publishes the News-Register, has joined scores of local and hundreds of thousands of American businesses trying to avoid becoming ...

Spirit Mountain Casino extends closure

Spirit Mountain Casino has extended its closure due to the coronavirus pandemic through Wednesday, April 8. Tribal Council Chair Cheryle Kennedy, Casino General Manager Stan Dillon and other officials ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Third Street in McMinnville devoid of people and cars Thursday afternoon.

The perspective ... from a distance

Community unifies while staying apart

Council approves plans for subdivision

The McMinnville City Council approved plans March 24 for the 280-home Baker Creek North subdivision, despite the continued objections of councilors Adam Garvin and Zack Geary over the amount of traffic ...

Marcus Larson ##A transit bus leaves the station on Second Street in downtown McMinnville.

Yamhill County transit still operating

Bus ridership is down about 50%, but Yamhill County Transit is still operating, and plans to do so for as long as possible during the coronavirus pandemic. “We want to keep people working as long ...

Northwest senior services still providing meals

More than 56,000 senior citizens in Yamhill County received meals from NorthWest Senior and Disability Services food programs last year, so when the COVID-19 response closed its communal meal sites, the ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##At the Memorial Elementary School pickup site, volunteer Michelle Morain hands parent Breeayn Ardianto a Chromebook for checkout.  Students can keep the devices as long as schools remain closed.

Mac teachers go online to reach students

Teachers in the McMinnville School District will resume contact with about 6,700 students April 1, using technology to bridge the coronavirus gap. They will reach out to students and families over the ...

Linfield students react to closure

By ANNA FRAZIER<br/>and STARLA POINTER<br/>Of the News-Register Many Linfield College students are disappointed about having to finish the school year online, rather than living in dorms with ...

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A gnome is well hidden in the Downs’ front yard. The couple hopes seeing the whimsical creatures will bring the day for people taking walks.

Gnomes, teddy bears brighten walkers' paths

In McMinnville, Carlton and other cities across Yamhill County and the U.S., people are posting not just online, but also in their windows. Some have placed teddy bears or other stuffed animals in view ...

Sex offenders will register by phone

Yamhill County sex offenders must register by telephone during the coronavirus pandemic. Law enforcement agencies have the ability to register offenders by phone into the Law Enforcement Data System, ...

Salt Creek Bridge weight limits set

The Oregon Department of Transportation is placing weight restrictions on the Salt Creek Bridge, west of Amity on the Bellevue-Hopewell Highway (153), effective today. The most recent bridge inspection ...

Linfield closes dorms, other buildings

Linfield College announced Monday it will close campus buildings and send home dorm residents to continue their studies online in response to government orders. Students can remain in the dorm if they ...

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