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 ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Fifth-graders at Yamhill Carlton Intermediate School enjoy their virtual visit with popular young adult author Jason Reynolds just before Winter Break. Librarian Karissa Peterson wrote an essay and won the virtual visit for her students.

Author Jason Reynolds encourages young writers at Yamhill Carlton schools

Maddox Mason was looking forward to hearing what Young Adult author Jason Reynolds had to say when he visited Yamhill Carlton schools in December. "He writes books that have to do with important topic, ...

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 ...

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Blood supply at crisis level; several local drives planned

Several local blood drives are planned in the next few weeks as the American Red Cross tries to restock its supplies during what it calls “a national blood crisis.” McMinnville, Amity and ...

Kristof granted his day in court

As May election preparations loom, the Supreme Court has signaled that a legal avenue is open for Nick Kristof and his plans to run for governor. Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum gave the green light ...

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 ...

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Secretary of State says Kristof doesn't qualify

For author and apple farmer Nicholas Kristof, the goal of becoming governor might not bear fruit.

 

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 ...

In memoriam: Some of those we lost in 2021

We lost friends, relatives and community leaders in 2021. COVID hit many families, as Yamhill County lost about 100 people to the pandemic this year. Other people died from other illnesses, old age, car ...

Yamhill hires interim city manager

Yamhill City Council members voted unanimously Wednesday night to hire Petra Schuetz as the interim city administrator. Schuetz will start the position Monday, Dec. 27. She will work on budgeting for ...

Snow expected; warming shelters ready for use

If you’re traveling for Christmas or over the week before New Year’s, be sure to prepare for winter conditions, National Weather Service forecasters are warning. Locally, warming shelters are ...

Carlton revels in holiday fun for families

Yamhill-Carlton Elementary School students visited a “Winter Wonderland” Friday night, and many of them received personal visits from Carlton police officers Saturday as the Christmas season ...

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Carlton Bakery pastry chef Lisa Bernard rolls a freshly prepared sponge cake with chocolate cream filling made with Valrhona chocolate, which is made near Bernard’s childhood home in the Rhône Valley of France. When decorated, the cake will resemble a log, a French Christmas tradition called “Bûche de Noël.”

Holiday Traditions: French native brings traditional Bûche de Noël log cake to Oregon Christmas

Series looks at traditions shared by local residents who grew up elsewhere

Y-C graduate files lawsuit against district

A 2020 Yamhill-Carlton High School graduate has filed a lawsuit against the Y-C School District, alleging she “fell into a large concealed hole” on campus in September of her senior year, according ...

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 ...