Kistler

Wine drinking Amity planning commissioner denied reappointment

Amity City Council President Ryan Lehman raised the issue of Rob Kistler drinking wine during a recent Zoom Planning Commission meeting. As a result, the council elected not to reappoint him to the commission ...

Watkins

Carlton swears in new mayor, councilors

Carlton’s council transformed Tuesday night as several new leaders were sworn in. Linda Watkins, voice shaking with emotion, was the first to take her oath of office as the new mayor. A former city ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Ila Skyberg attended her final Willamina City Council meeting as mayor last month. City Manager Kenna West presented her with a glass memento in addition to a picnic basket filled with goodies. Skyberg served six years.

Skyberg says goodbye to City Hall

Longtime Willamina businesswoman and community leader Ila Skyberg said she wanted to be a “cheerleader” for her city when she defeated Roy Whitman in the 2014 mayoral race. Skyberg, who ran unopposed ...

Linfield graduate on 'The Bachelor'

A Linfield University graduate won the “First Impression” rose Monday night during the season premiere of “The Bachelor” on ABC TV. Abigail Heringer, 25, graduated in 2017 from ...

MURAC sweetens facade program during COVID

The McMinnville Urban Renewal Advisory Committee (MURAC) has approved 28 COVID recovery facade improvement grants in recent months as part of a program to make it more affordable for property ...

Board discusses supporting lawsuit against governor

The county Board of Commissioners on Thursday briefly discussed a request by new Chair Mary Starrett to send letters of support to three Oregon legislators who are suing Governor Kate Brown to challenge ...

Lafayette sewage plant overflows

Heavy rain over the weekend caused the Lafayette sewage treatment plant to overflow in what city officials characterized as “a minor overflow event.” The city noted it’s a common occurrence ...

Submitted photo##Artist Erin Hanson s paintings often feature subjects she s seen in the outdoors. She said she is looking forward to moving her studio to McMinnville, where she will be closer to nature.

Along the Street: Prominent California impressionist setting up shop in McMinnville

Artist Erin Hanson, considered one of the leading contemporary impressionists in the country, is relocating her flagship gallery and studio to McMinnville . Hanson paints in a style described ...

##In addition to poems by seven writers, the Poetry on Demand book also features work of other Yamhill County artists. Jeri Paull, Mike s wife, took the front cover photo of an old-fashioned typewriter. The back cover includes a message from librarian Courtney Terry. Gail Watson of Resolute Printing in Newberg put the book together. Local artists, such as Marilyn Affolter, Dee Boyles and Janelle Olivarez, created the illustrations. Copies are available at Third Street Books for $11 each.

Group of local writers publish on-demand poetry anthology

Seven local poets sat down with seven typewriters to churn out people-pleasing poems while their audience waited.  Now they have collected some of those poems into an anthology. Proceeds from sales ...

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Man gets two DUIIs in less than 24 hours

A McMinnville man, who was driving uninsured and on a suspended license, was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants twice in less than 24 hours late last month. Other charges lodged against ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Rick Shaw of Rick Shaw delivery poses with his vehicle near the Bi-Mart Pharmacy pick-up window. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he has focused his business on medication and grocery pick-up from local stores.

Business as Unusual: Frontline drivers navigate pandemic

[Business As Unusual is an occasional series examining how COVID-19 has affected various sectors of the local economy.] Yamhill County’s transportation workers faced three challenging options when ...

County reports three more COVID deaths

In the week after Christmas, Dec. 28 to Jan. 3, the Oregon Health Authority recorded a 17% increase in cases of COVID-19. Yamhill County reported three new deaths the past week, along with 34 new cases ...

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.

 

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LUBA remands trail, again

Opponents of the proposed Yamhelas Westsider Trail scored another victory last week when the state Land Use Board of Appeals remanded the county’s approval of a 2.82-mile segment of trail a ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Kathleen McKinney feeds the  Burning The Old Year  fire with notes about what she wished to forget about 2020. The First Baptist Church hosted the event.

Burning down the old year

Politics, the pandemic and personal troubles burned away during a New Year’s Eve ceremony at McMinnville First Baptist Church. Church members and other residents laughed and joked as they fed the ...

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