Just-hired Newberg schools consultant bows out

After a contentious meeting on Dec. 14, the Newberg School Board hired the less experienced of two candidates to lead the search for a new school superintendent. In November the board had fired Superintendent ...

Newberg woman’s crime spree ends with stabbing

A Newberg woman’s alleged crime spree ended when she stabbed her husband with a pair of scissors, according to court records. He was not seriously injured. Celia Parra Pacheco, 47, was arraigned ...

Mushombe

Student from Congo dies

Simon Mushombe, an 18-year-old who moved to Oregon with his family from the Congo, was found dead in his car Nov. 29 in a parking lot in the 13100 block of S.W. Pacific Highway in Tigard. Tigard police ...

Newberg assistant superintendent refuses job as interim, quits

Newberg School District’s Assistant Superintendent, Derek Brown, told School Board Chair Dave Brown he would not take over as interim superintendent, after the board fired Superintendent Joe Morelock ...

Shannon recall achieves enough signatures to force election

A group working to recall controversial members of the Newberg School Board appears to have enough valid signatures to force a recall election of school board Vice Chair Brian Shannon. The group said ...

Along the Street: In Dayton, Glühwein and a winter market

Seufert Winery will host a traditional-style Christmas market event Friday through Sunday, Dec. 10-12. The “Winter Makers Market” will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Seufert tasting ...

Former Newberg resident indicted on hoax bomb

A federal grand jury in Portland returned an indictment Thursday, Dec. 2, charging a former Newberg resident, Sean Case McGinley, with calling in hoax bomb threats to three schools and one hospital in ...

Tai Harden-Moore

Harden-Moore files for Kulla’s seat; Starrett files to run for third term

Newberg diversity consultant and political activist Tai Harden-Moore has announced she plans to run for county commissioner in 2022. Harden-Moore, who ran for the Newberg School Board in 2021, is seeking ...

Shannon recall group submits signatures; campaign against Dave Brown proceeds

A group seeking to recall Newberg School Board members Brian Shannon and Dave Brown turned in more than 3,000 signatures last week, aimed at getting a recall of Shannon onto a special election ballot. The ...

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 ...

Live cantata choir returns; several other holiday performances on tap

The 35th annual Community Christmas Cantata will offer both live and recorded performances of "Love Was Born a King" this month. Admission is free, and offerings will be take to support the YCAP Yamhill ...

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 ...

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 ...

Joe Morelock

School leaders back Morelock; Brown targeted in second recall

Superintendents from nine Oregon school districts, plus the executive director of the Coalition of Oregon School Administrators, have signed a letter in support of fired Newberg School Superintendent ...