County, most local districts, exceed state graduation rate

About 87% of Yamhill County's public school students graduated in four years, exceeding the state rate of 80.6% for the 2020-21 school year, according to reports released this month by the state Department ...

Willamina, other schools alter class schedules

Dealing with both coronavirus-related absences and a shortage of substitutes, Willamina School District canceled classes this week, Jan. 18-21. The district also will remain closed on Monday, Jan. 24, ...

County commissioners OK water, sewer grants

Yamhill County Commissioners have approved grants to cities for water and sewer infrastructure, and authorized the county administrator to begin advertising for consultants to create a plan for the county ...

By law, public comments must be allowed online as well as in-person

People who have something to say to any government agency that holds public meetings will be able to do so whether they attend in person or online. They’ll still need to follow the rules. Boards ...

Schools continue activities with additional precautions being taken

Local schools plan to continue extracurricular activities, such as winter sports, in the wake of the state Department of Education and Oregon Health Authority’s announcement Monday that districts ...

Mac woman, son killed in Salem crash

A McMinnville woman and her son were killed in a two-vehicle crash on Christmas Eve in South Salem, according to Salem Police. The victims were identified as 61-year-old Linda Diana Lee and Jason Bernard ...

McMinnville woman and her son killed in Christmas Eve Salem crash

A McMinnville woman and her son were killed in a two-vehicle crash on Christmas eve in South Salem, according to the Salem Police Department. The victims were identified as 61-year-old Linda Diana Lee ...

Rusty Rae/ News-Register##Dave and Deolinda Coelho continue Portuguese traditions with their children and grandchildren, and at their Amity winery, as well.

Holiday Traditions: Deolinda and Dave Coelho of Amity honor their Portuguese roots

When Dave and Deolinda Coelho were growing up, the Christmas season meant batting at piñatas, dining on delicious Portuguese food, going to Mass and enjoying huge family get-togethers — all activities they still enjoy as part of their heritage.

 

Along the Street: Local wines make international Top 100 list

Five Oregon wines are included in Wine Spectator’s new list of the Top 100 Wines of the Year. Alexana Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Revana Vineyard topped the Oregon entries, coming in at No. 14 out of ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##The Grinch (Ben Blanco) prepares to ride in Friday afternoon s Santa Parade, which will
roll through downtown McMinnville starting at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26. The Grinch and
his little dog, too, will be joined by real estate agents from Coldwell Banker of McMinnville
and Newberg, who built the float using the company s blue and white colors, according to
Tammy Cooley, one of the Coldwell employees.  We like to do it for the community,  she
said, noting that agents will be handing out 3,000 candy canes, as well. More than two
dozen other floats, marching groups and bands will take part in the parade, which marks the
arrival of the Christmas season and Santa s first visit to McMinnville this year.

Christmas activities around the county

- Amity’s annual Christmas event is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 3. Santa and the Amity Fire Department will lead a parade through the streets starting about 5:30 p.m. At 6 p.m., Mayor Rachel ...

Fun with fish

Ken Dollinger has a special passion for both fish and children, particularly students, to whom he can share his knowledge of a subject like the salmon life cycle. “Last year I was a certified angling ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Ken Dollinger leads a lesson on the lifecycle of fish.

Amity students get salmon's life lesson

Ken Dollinger announced his arrival to the Amity Elementary School front office staff through the intercom system at the front doors. The McMinnville retiree carried a cooler containing 100 salmon eggs. ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Guests have a choice of seating as they sample Coelho wines in the winery’s tasting room in Amity. It features natural lighting, a fireplace and a piano, along with many wine barrels.

Coelhos celebrate heritage with music, food of Portugal

Coelho Winery owners Dave and Deolinda Coelho share their Portuguese heritage with friends and wine customers every year at an event featuring the music and food of Portugal, as well as their own wines ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Alex Tombleson appears in court by video from the Yamhill County Jail. His second probation violation hearing was held Wednesday morning.

Tombleson’s fitness to proceed questioned

Shortly before Amity antique dealer Ross Tombleson was found dead earlier this month in The Treasure Attic, the Trade Street shop doubling as the family residence, sheriff’s deputies visited in hopes ...

Amity seeks funding for pedestrian light

In an attempt to improve pedestrian safety on Trade Street, which carries Highway 99W traffic through town, the Amity City Council will seek funding to place a rapid flashing beacon light where ...