Amanda Mesa photo##A McMinnville man and two others were killed in a two-vehicle, head-on, wrong-way crash Tuesday east of The Dalles on Interstate 84.

McMinnville man killed in triple-fatal crash

A McMinnville man was one of three people killed in a wrong-way, head-on crash about two miles east of The Dalles on Interstate 84 late Tuesday afternoon. The Oregon State Police gave this account: Troopers ...

Linfield upsets Saint John's, 31-28; 'Cats advance to DIII quarterfinals

Editor's Note:  Linfield College announced Monday that the Wildcat team will travel to Belton, TX, for Saturday's playoff game against Mary Hardin-Baylor. ----------------------- COLLEGEVILLE, Minnesota ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Children wave to Santa as he arrives on Third Street during Friday s Santa Parade.

Families crowd downtown for first Christmas parade since 2019

Young and old alike said they were thrilled by the return of McMinnville's Santa Parade Friday afternoon -- and, of course, by the arrival of Santa on a fire truck at the end of the parade. Many people ...

Trial delayed in elderly mother’s assault

A McMinnville man who allegedly assaulted his 83-year-old mother and asked her if she wanted to die, and was indicted by a grand jury on charges that include second-degree attempted murder, will not go ...

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 ...

Downtown Mac firearm incident leads to arrest

A McMinnville man who police said does not possess a concealed handgun license allegedly pointed a firearm at three individuals outside the downtown Blue Moon Lounge last Saturday night, according to court ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##A maple at the southwest corner of Third and Galloway streets, photographed last month,
will likely be the first tree to be removed in the upcoming downtown project.

Five will be taken down, eight planted

Five downtown trees that are damaged or causing sidewalk breakage on or near Third Street are scheduled for removal next month under the city’s Downtown Tree Plan Public Works Supervisor David Renshaw ...

Hospital will continue birthing center

Willamette Valley Medical Center has announced it will continue its birthing center, despite the upcoming closure of Valley Women’s Center. Valley Women’s Center OB-GYNs doctors Brandi Spence ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Midwife Erica Koltenuk, Dr. Greg Eppard and Dr. Brandi Spence will join Women s Healthcare
Associates Jan. 1, following the closure of Valley Women s Health. They will practice in
Newberg until WHA opens a McMinnville office.

Mac clinic closing, but OB-GYNs will continue serving patients

The question Dr. Brandi Spence has heard most this fall is “Can you still be my doctor?” The answer is yes. Although Valley Women’s Health is closing at the end of December, Spence will ...

Candice Cameron captured  That Fully Vaccinated Feeling 
in her painting of a discarded mask. It s part of her COVID
series, which she will show at an open house this weekend
on Artists Sunday.

Painting the pandemic: Artist to show new COVID-inspired series

The coronavirus had two distinct impacts on Yamhill County’s many artists: First, it forced them to stay home, giving them more time to create in their studios. Second, it cut off many of their chances ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##
Mandy and Joseph Vadnay make their own chocolate from cocoa beans, which are cracked in the shop. The nibs are ground into a paste, to which sugar and, sometimes milk, is added.

Chocolate dream

Joseph Vadnay has loved chocolate from the time his Hungarian grandmother regularly offered him candy from her apron. Growing up, he also devoured chocolate from Van Duyn Chocolates in the Lloyd Center ...

Submitted photo##Items recovered by McMinnville police.

Hundreds of stolen items recovered by Mac PD

Two suspects, one from Albany and the other from Salem, have been linked to a burglary investigation spanning four months. An extensive amount of stolen property was recovered by by McMinnville Police ...

Area communities plan tree lightings, parades

Holiday activities are planned throughout Yamhill County. They include: * Amity’s annual Christmas event is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 3. Santa and the Amity Fire Department will lead a parade through ...

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.

Santa set to arrive at Friday parade

Santa Claus is looking forward to cruising into McMinnville atop a fire truck Friday. “I’m elated and super excited for this year,” said Santa, whose phone interview was arranged by ...

‘Staycation’ prize offered in downtown promotion

Downtown businesses will add a special prize to its ‘Twere the Weeks Before Christmas promotion this weekend — the chance to win a “staycation.” Shoppers will receive “golden ...