McMinnville schools will open Sept. 14 with distance learning

UPDATED with local information. ------ McMinnville schools will open Sept. 14, a week later than planned, with comprehensive distance learning rather than in-person classes. The district, which had ...

Dennis Durham, who resigned as city manager of Carlton on Thursday.

Carlton will seek city manager

Carlton will look for a new city manager to replace Dennis Durham, whose resignation was accepted by the city council during a special meeting Thursday night. Durham has been city manager since May 2018. ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##A Macy and Son Funeral Director’s hearse passes by hundreds of supporters on Highway 18 with the body of Oregon Army National Guard soldier Pfc. Alexander Blake Klass of Willamina Thursday afternoon

Hundreds honor Willamina soldier

Hundreds of flag-waving supporters lined both sides of Highway 18 on Thursday, hoping for a glimpse of the hearse that carried the body of Oregon Army National Guard soldier Pfc. Alexander Blake Klass ...

Newberg woman arrested for stealing from animal shelter

The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office Tuesday arrested a Newberg woman for allegedly embezzling more than $86,000 from the nonprofit Newberg Animal Shelter. Laura Marie Stone, 39, who served as the shelter's ...

Submitted photo##The Wildcats take on the Willamette Bearcats in a previous season.

Wildcats won't play football until spring

 Sports with less contact will compete in fall

 

 

County COVID-19 cases jump by 16

Yamhill County doubled its previous largest daily increase in new COVID-19 cases today, reporting 16 new cases and one death, a 74-year-old woman who died June 30 in Willamette Valley Medical Center. She ...

Burglars steal West Valley FD equipment

Burglars stole communications equipment from two apparatus bays after breaking into the West Valley Fire District main station in Willamina. The two entered the building on Main Street about 12:30 a.m. ...

Sheridan FD gets seismic grant

The Sheridan Fire District has received a $2.1 million grant for seismic upgrades to the 37-year-old main station. Building codes have changed significantly since the brick station was constructed on ...

City approves $117 million budget

The McMinnville City Council approved a $117 million 2020-21 budget that received a couple of last-minute tweaks, but didn’t address police department funding, which scores of residents had criticized ...

Mask issue raises unfiltered feelings

If the traveling salesmen of “The Music Man” were chugging into River City, they might be singing, “Masks at the dry goods store. Masks at the grocery store. Masks when you’re dining ...

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 ...

Fired county attorney alleges discrimination, retaliation

A former county attorney hired to provide legal advice to employees has filed a tort claim notice against the county claiming she was fired in May in retaliation for complaints about race and sex discrimination. Josephine ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Linfield facilities worker John Holland mows the grass near the athletic facilities on campus. The campus reopened in mid-June and will look its best when the name changes to Linfield University July 1.

‘U’ turn ahead: Linfield set to graduate ‘college’

After almost a century as Linfield College, McMinnville’s private school will be renamed Linfield University on July 1. “With the new name, we are not just staying the course, nor simply changing ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register file photo##Chief Warrant Officer 2 Mike Newgard stands on his unit’s Blackhawk helicopter for a better view during last year’s Oregon International Air Show at the McMinnville Airport.

COVID-19 grounds Oregon International Air Show

COVID-19 has grounded the Oregon International Air Show originally scheduled for Sept. 25-27 at the McMinnville Municipal Airport. Safety considerations and government restrictions related to the coronavirus ...

Governor extends mask mandate statewide starting Wednesday

Face coverings will be required statewide in indoor public spaces, including many businesses, as of Wednesday, Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday.The new regulation is an effort to prevent Fourth of July ...

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