Chehelam Parks & Recreation pursuing bypass trail

The Chehalem Parks and Recreation District (CPRD) is working toward a major addition to its Chehalem Heritage Trails project. The Newberg-Dundee Bypass Trail would eventually run from Highway ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Jeri Harris of McMinnville dips her Melt Down grilled cheese sandwich into tomato bisque prepared by Brooks Wines chef Norma Buchholz.

Off to a gooey start

It may be freezing outside, but cheese is melting on grilled sandwiches all over Yamhill County. Diners eagerly started ordering Melt Down specials as the annual grilled cheese fundraiser for the county ...

Newberg man sentenced to 10 years on sex charges

Walter Elston, whose victim said she was sexually abused by him for years since she was 8, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. A 49-year-old Newberg resident, Elston pleaded guilty to one ...

Planners approve new Worden Hill Road winery

Yamhill County planning Commissioners on Feb. 4 unanimously approved an application by Jared Etzel for a conditional use permit to build a winery on his vineyard property on Worden Hill Road. Etzel owns ...

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Newberg Animal Shelter embezzler sentenced to jail

Judge John Collins told Laura Stone he was baffled over her decision to embezzle more than $87,000 while serving as the Newberg Animal Shelter treasurer. The 40-year-old Newberg woman pleaded guilty to ...

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 ...

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Newberg woman bilks 80-year-old out of more than $15,000

Kelly Emerson befriended her Newberg apartment complex neighbor, offering to clean, do laundry and check the mail. She was given a key to her neighbor’s unit and helped set up an online bank ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Sue Buel Elementary third grade teacher Laura Hyman gets her first COVID-19 vaccine shot from TVF&R paramedic Brian Pine with assistance from Ryan Niemeyer, during McMinnville School District s vaccine clinic.

County reports five deaths this week; six new cases this week at Linfield

Yamhill County reported five new deaths from COVID-19 this week, bringing the county to a total of 53 residents lost to the disease. As of Thursday, the county had reported 3,367 cases. Also this week, ...

Along the Street: Farmers Market offers prize for winning poster design

The McMinnville Downtown Association is seeking submissions of art for the 2021 Farmers Market poster. Designs will be used on the 11x17-inch poster for the market, which will run from noon to 6 p.m. ...

Newberg celebrates MLK Day

Dr. Carol Parker Walsh began her address with a simple request, directed at white people: “Raise your hand if you would be happy to be treated as this society in general treats people of color, marginalized ...

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Newberg drug dealer sentenced; buyer died of an overdose

Newberg drug dealer Jared Davis sold the oxycodone pills that resulted in the overdose death of a 29-year-old mother of an infant, yet he can’t be held directly responsible under Oregon law, said Yamhill ...

Planning commission holds winery, timber hearings open

Yamhill County planners took testimony on two applications Jan. 7, but held the record open for both to allow participants more time to submit written testimony. In Sheridan, applicant Craig Fanshier ...

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Teen charged in fatal crash

A 19-year-old from Newberg has been charged by the Marion County District Attorney’s office in connection with an August 7, 2020, fatal motor vehicle crash in South Salem. Tristan Goodwin faces ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## The top of a giant Douglas fir snaps off as workers from R&R Tree Service begin removing the tree in preparation for work on the Three Mile Lane Bridge. A temporary bridge will be built next to the existing one, which will be removed and replaced.

ODOT projects will disrupt traffic around Yamhill County

Three ODOT projects in and around McMinnville begin this week, resulting in some lane closures and delays at various points in the year. The Three Mile Lane Bridge is in poor condition and will be replaced ...

County planning commission to hold hearings Thursday

Yamhill County planning commissioners will hold two public hearings Thursday: one for a new winery on Worden Hill Road and the second for a change in farm use on Gopher Valley Road near Sheridan. Jared ...

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