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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 ...

Sotero Garcia

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 ...

County opens COVID relief grant for businesses, nonprofits, agencies

Yamhill County is offering grants to businesses and nonprofit organizations that support individuals and families "most affected by the emerging health, economic and social impacts of COVID-19." The ...

Who governs us: In Yamhill County, cities seek to broaden leadership

After a summer of protests and conversations prompted many residents of Yamhill County to reflect on race and equity in life and work, the fall election season poses an interesting question: Who governs ...

John Lizak

Defendant: drugs fueled attack on dog

Justin Lizak told a judge he was taking drugs and wasn’t in his right mind when he “intentionally and knowingly tortured” a dog named Sammy in Dayton in early March, according to court ...

Submitted photo##Robert and Susie Valdez were killed in the 2019 crash.

22-year sentence in crash that killed three

A Salem woman was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for causing a 2019 car crash south of Dayton that killed a Salem couple and a 4-year-old girl. Krista Ashley, 34, who was intoxicated when she ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Yamhill City Recorder Lori Gilmore (right) counts votes from the city s biennial caucus in July.

Filing deadlines approach for candidates in city races

Deadlines are approaching for filing for Yamhill County city offices. Candidates must file this month to run for mayor or city council openings. The last date for filing varies by city. To run for a ...

Ann Coleman s commercial grill was a total loss. Submitted photo.

Good deed destroyed in flames

Dara Abell’s mother, Ann Coleman, expresses love through her cooking. “She’s been cooking as long as I can remember,” Abell said. “Ask anyone in Dayton. She’s amazing. ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Dayton school superintendent Steve Sugg is preparing for the start of school during the pandemic.

Sugg prepares Dayton for school year

Had he become Dayton’s school superintendent any other year, Steve Sugg would have planned to visit classrooms in every school, every day. He’d have met with teachers in a large group in the ...

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 ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Dayton High School graduate Yessica Rojas-Carrillo accepts a rose and a balloon, along with her diploma, from Principal Mike Solem during a parade following the commencement ceremony.

Honks, cheers for 65 Dayton grads

A cacophony of car horns erupted as Dayton High School seniors moved the tassels on their mortarboards from left to right, signaling they had officially graduated Saturday afternoon. Students sat in their ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sam Beyer photo/Courtesy The Bruin##Mac High’s class of 2020 on the football field earlier this school year.

Schools formalizing graduation plans

Although school buildings closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Yamhill County high schools are making plans to honor the graduating classes of 2020.

By district, these are the most up-to-date plans.

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