A few Easter egg hunts spring up

The Easter Bunny will be hippity-hopping through Yamhill County on Saturday, hiding candy-filled eggs and other surprises for children to find in several cities. Because of continuing pandemic restrictions, ...

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Dayton teen faces rape charges

A Dayton teenager is accused of rape and sexual assault in two separate cases, with a third case being investigated. Carlton police arrested 18-year-old Cameron McCready of Dayton last month, alleging ...

Candidates file for May election

Several school board races will be contested in the May 18 election. McMinnville has two open positions that are contested, one by the incumbent and two others, the other by the incumbent and one challenger. Newberg ...

Deadline near for county school, fire board filings

The deadline to file for election to area school and fire boards is Thursday, March 18. Voters will decide in the May 18 election. Ballots will arrive in mailboxes at the end of April. Several positions ...

Dayton council to meet Monday

Dayton City Council will meet by Zoom Monday night to consider a liquor license renewal and citywide goals for 2021-22. The public session will start at 6:30 p.m. A link is available from the city website, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register## Angel and Isabel Aguiar are already starting to pack in preparation for their three-year mission to Columbia for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He will be the mission president supervising young missionaries.

Stopping by: A new mission

Angel and Isabel Aguiar will be moving to a country they’ve never seen, where they know no one and where they will be working with people they’ve never met. But none of that worries them: ...

School board seats open in county

Candidates for school board seats around Yamhill County can file for election with the Yamhill County Clerk's Office. March 18 is the filing deadline for the May 18 election. School board positions that ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Family members and friends of Monty Fergus say goodbye during a ceremony at Evergreen Memorial Park. The family held a small gathering in their church, but more people could attend the outdoor service.

Mourners gather outdoors to remember 'Monty' Fergus

Relatives and friends of Golden Maughn “Monty” Fergus gathered to say goodbye to him Jan. 22. Part of the funeral took place at the McMinnville Latter-day Saints church, where he and ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Patricia Arroyo Marquez experienced COVID-19 symptoms for months, including trouble breathing, body aches,  headaches and eye pain. She has mostly recovered now, but says she still has chest pain and some difficulty breathing.

Latino communities hit hard by COVID

Patricia Arroyo Marquez had been struggling to breathe for months. She also experienced body aches, splitting headaches and pain behind the eyes. The symptoms never occurred simultaneously, and she was ...

Districts around the county planning for school return

After months of working on a variety of plans for returning to in-person classes before the school year, then converting to comprehensive distance learning instead, Yamhill County school districts expect to finally begin reopening school buildings this month.

 

Rusty Rae/News-Resgister ## Leslie Overgard decorated her home and yard for the holidays this year. She wanted her granddaughter and other Dayton residents to see Christmas Lights, especially in 2020.

Dayton woman carries on husband's festive tradition

Leslie Overgard didn’t decorate her house on Main Street in Dayton in 2019. Her husband, Duane Overgard, had died suddenly that February at age 59. He had always loved decorating for Christmas, ...

Dayton COVID surge continues; county likely to remain at 'extreme risk'

Yamhill County, listed as one of 21 counties at “extreme risk,” because of the high rate of COVID-19 transmissions, added 109 new cases from Saturday to Monday. The county’s test ...

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Enjoying a glass of wine together Tuesday at Willamette Valley Vineyards’ downtown McMinnville tasting room are Tami VanSlyke, Ann Lewis, Karen Gormanand Shirley Bahrman, all of McMinnville. A statewide “freeze” took effect Wednesday, closing restaurants, bars and tasting rooms to indoor dining and drinking.

Wineries once again adapt to restrictions

Vineyards and wineries in the Willamette Valley have been forced into a series of adjustments in 2020, from responding to the decline of wine sales due to restaurant closures, to a harvest with complications ...

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California fugitive located in Dayton

The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office took a California fugitive into custody Wednesday night in Dayton.  He was identified as Sotero Jose Garcia Garcia, 51. He was located at the Country View ...

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County approves rural broadband project

Over the next 12 to 18 months, every rural home in Yamhill County wanting adequate internet service should be able to have it. Yamhill County Commissioners on Thursday unanimously approved using $500,000 ...

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