Rusty Rae/News-Register##New owners of the Bayou Golf Course plan to turn the Mansion into a fine-dining restaurant.

New Bayou owners will upgrade golf course, open restaurants

The new owners of the Bayou Golf Course plan to refurbish the greens and fairways and open both casual and fine dining restaurants on the site. Headwaters Concepts, which manages restaurants in the Portland ...

Woman who assaulted grandmother sentenced

Defense attorney Mark Pihl characterized Melissa Wagoner as an “unfortunate soul” who needs mental health treatment more than continued incarceration in the Yamhill County Jail. The 39-year-old ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register## Ellen and Gabriel Orocios are putting the final details on their restaurant, Orocios, which will open in downtown Carlton after the first of the year.

Along the Street: New restaurant coming to Carlton early next year

Orocios, a new restaurant in downtown Carlton, is expected to open in early 2022, according to owners Ellen and Gabriel Orocios. They had hoped to open at 217 W. Main St. this fall, but said they faced ...

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Contractor Armando Lopez sands original Douglas fir floorboards in the Grand McMinnville, formerly the McMinnville Grand Ballroom. The space has reopened with a new paint job, as well.

Ballroom reopens for events

‘Grand McMinnville’ under new ownership By STARLA POINTER Of the News-Register The Grand McMinnville — formerly the McMinnville Grand Ballroom — is open again for meetings, weddings, ...

McMinnville Council moves ahead with rental review pilot program

By KIRBY NEUMANN-REA Of the News-Register Poor rental housing conditions are known anecdotally to exist in McMinnville, and the city is embarking on a program to give tenants recourse and the city a ...

Mac considers rental inspections, ambulance funding plan, new fees

The McMinnville City Council will meet Nov. 9 by Zoom, starting at 6 p.m. with a public work session. The regular meeting starts at 7 p.m.  First item of business will be a presentation on ...

McMinnville educators, students will have 'wellness day'

McMinnville teachers and other staff, as well as students, will have a "wellness day' -- an extra day off -- on Wednesday, Nov. 24. That will give them a five-day holiday over Thanksgiving. Superintendent ...

Questions over form may disqualify some recall signatures

Yamhill County Clerk Brian Van Bergen has indicated that 1,500 signatures gathered by Save Yamhill County in favor of recalling Lindsay Berschauer may be disqualified because of an apparent error involving ...

Unique properties go on the market in Lafayette

Want to buy a church? The Poling Memorial Church, an 1894 structure at Sixth and Market streets in Lafayette, is on the market. It has been used for more than 50 years as exhibit space by the ...

City to release some police files to newspaper

When former Linfield University Trustee David Jubb pleaded no contest to two counts of sexual harassment, that prompted the City of McMinnville to release “relevant police files” to the News-Register ...

Judge shows support for N-R’s stand in records request suit

The City of McMinnville defended itself against the News-Register during a public records request lawsuit by arguing, in part, that withholding the “record of an arrest” and “the report ...

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##The Yamhill County Historical Society is selling both the log cabin and the 1890s church next door as it moves its exhibits to the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center near McMinnville.

County Historical Society consolidates museums

With the Yamhill County Historical Society consolidating its exhibits and records in one location, the nonprofit organization’s museum buildings in Lafayette are up for sale. YCHS will sell ...

Schools, community will honor veterans

Numerous activities are planned to honor veterans and military personnel during the week of Veterans Day, which officially falls on Nov. 11. “It’s really important. They served our ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Gary Langenwalter enjoys getting to help other business owners as an ambassador for the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce. The former pastor and professor runs several consulting businesses.

Ambassadors advise new Chamber of Commerce members

Chamber ambassadors help new members learn about the organization and get the most of taking part in the Chamber. For those who are new to business, as well, the ambassadors can be a voice of experience. “We’re ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce President Gioia Goodrum talks with events director Rhonda Pope in the Chamber’s new offices.

Stopping by: Business champion

Each Friday morning, members of the Greater McMinnville Chamber of Commerce start the day with coffee, muffins, banter and networking. The latter is an especially important part of the Chamber’s ...