Submitted Photo/Ron Mills-Pinyas## Numerous trees and branches fell on and around the house where Ron Mills-Pinyas and his wife, Mirabel, live in the Walnut Hill area during the Valentine s weekend ice storm. Mills-Pinyas said he was delighted when power returned and he could see that repairs to his ceiling kitchen were holding.

'Things kept falling' : Rural couple’s home and deck damaged by toppling trees, limbs

Ron Mills-Pinyas had just finished patching nine spots in his kitchen ceiling that were damaged by an ice-laden limb falling  Then another tree fell on the retired Linfield art professor’s ...

Storm leaves Amity almost dry

Last weekend’s destructive Western Oregon ice and snow storm left Amity with only about 24 hours of water remaining before the city went dry. As of 8 a.m. Wednesday, however, thanks to the teamwork ...

Amity woman injured in double-fatal crash near Hebo

An Amity woman was injured and a Newberg man escaped injury in a double-fatal motor vehicle crash near Hebo on Highway 101 Thursday morning, according to the Oregon State Police. OSP gave this ...

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 ...

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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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 ...

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.

 

Photo courtesy Amity Fire District##A Saturday morning fire destroyed both units of a duplex on Sherman Street in Amity. Only one minor injury was r eported.

Fire destroys Amity duplex

A Saturday morning fire destroyed a duplex in Amity. Residents of both units escaped unharmed, but the structure and contents are a total loss. Fire crews responded to the blaze at 206 and 210 Sherman ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Amity Mayor Michael Cape addresses residents after lighting the town’s Christmas tree earlier this month. Cape didn’t run for reelection this year and attended his final city council meeting as mayor on Dec. 2.

Not ‘just a place where people live’

Outgoing Amity mayor Michael Cape reflects on what makes a city a community

Amity burglary, assault co-defendant draws prison term

Jason Westfall received 35 months in prison for his role in the late September assault and robbery of an Amity man who said he was friends with the assailants. Westfall, 39, pleaded guilty to one count ...

Amity launches holiday season with tree lighting

The News-Register staff The city of Amity will host its Christmas tree lighting event at 6 p.m tonight. The Downtown Improvement Group, Amity Fire District, businesses and other individuals will welcome ...

News-Register file photo##Bram Yoffie, right, a miller and bread baker, and Wesley Stoller, a farmer, planned to use the historic granary on Stoller s farm near Amity to sell bread from farm-grown heritage grains.

A dream lost in litigation: Pair’s plans for bakery, flour mill fall apart

Two entrepreneurs who hoped to open a local flour mill and bakery outside of Amity have neither the time, patience nor money to battle an opponent who appealed county approval of the plan to the state ...

Sheriff's office carries out drug bust at Amity home

An Amity man and woman were arrested following execution of a search warrant Wednesday morning at highway-front property known for suspicious behavior. The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office, which ...

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Marcus Larson/News-Register##Community members and officials from McMinnville Economic Development Partnership and McMinnville Industrial Promotions attend the Colvin Court Extension ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 22. The extension will mean more land for manufacturing buildings, including the new Casteel’s Custom Bottling plant that broke ground that day.

Along the Street: Bottling operation breaks ground on expanded Colvin Court

McMinnville Economic Development Partnership, McMinnville Industrial Promotions and the City of McMinnville recently celebrated the extension of Colvin Court. The 440-foot road extension will allow greater ...

County opens COVID relief grant for businesses, nonprofits, agencies

Yamhill County is offering grants to businesses and nonprofit organizations that support individuals and families "most affected by the emerging health, economic and social impacts of COVID-19." The ...