Homeward Bound Pets takes over dog licensing

Homeward Bound Pets will serve as Yamhill County’s licensing center for dogs beginning Tuesday, June 16, assuming responsibility from the sheriff’s office. The transfer of services will add ...

Chemeketa willl offer free test prep courses

Chemeketa Community College will offer free courses this summer to prepare students for the GED test and the exam for English for Speakers of other Languages. Administrators are offering the free courses ...

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Grandhaven Elementary School teacher Kamrie Hoggard tells fifth-graders about different forms of writing during a class early in the 2018 school year. Teachers will wear masks and won’t be able to get so close to students this fall because of precautions related to coronavirus.

Students will return, but school will look different in fall

Each building will have unique plan for keeping students separate, safe

District agrees to make sure school day is the same length

McMinnville School District has agreed to address a complaint that schools dismissed some students with disabilities earlier than the rest of the student body, reducing their instruction time. Federal ...

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When the McMinnville Public Library reopens Tuesday, patrons will enter through the original Carnegie Building and climb the steps into the fiction and mysteries room. They will exit through the sliding doors downstairs. After a three-month closure, the library will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Mac library to reopen

Patrons will enter doors on the Carnegie Building’s north side

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Heather Shea uses a megaphone to lead a group of Yamhill County employee protesters in chants demanding better protections from COVID-19. They rallied prior to the June 4 meeting of the Yamhilll County Commissioners, at which the board extended the work-at-home policy and temporary leave policy, both enacted because of the coronavirus pandemic.

County employees rally for COVID-19 protections

In March, after a co-worker worried aloud about having contracted COVID-19, county health care worker Erika Escobar’s life became a routine of showering immediately after work and diligently sanitizing ...

Rusty Rae / News-Register##Jim Botten loads a box of food into a client’s car Friday as a part of the St. James food box giveway. In the background in the red is John Deagas. Also in the background is Father Mike Walker. This event will continue each Friday throughout June.

Food giveaway draws hundreds in McMinnville

Like many people struggling with unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic, Rosita Morales worried about how long it would take for her to receive unemployment benefits amid a state system that has ...

Lions give $12,000 in scholarships

The McMinnville Lions Club, which raises money by selling Christmas trees, has presented $12,000 worth of scholarships to eight 2020 McMinnville High School graduates. The 2020 recipients are: * Megan ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Rep. Ron Noble speaks during a Monday, June 1  Justice For George  vigil and community discussion outside McMinnville s Civic Hall.

Noble joins request for police accountability special session

Rep. Ron Noble is among a broad, bipartisan group of state legislators who joined the Legislative People of Color Caucus Thursday in requesting Gov. Kate Brown to convene a special session within 30 days ...

District must ensure disabled students have same-length school day

McMinnville School District has voluntarily agreed to address a complaint that alleged it dismissed some students with disabilities earlier than the general population was dismissed at the end of the school ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Amity graduate Dylan Nyseth picks up a gift bag items after receiving his diploma.

In Amity, a pandemic-adjusted ceremony for grads

The Amity High School Class of 2020 likes to joke that it’s cursed. When students began middle school, a band program started at their elementary school. In high school, their homecoming floats ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##YC High graduate Cody Brault and his parents, Tracy and Craig Brault, pose for a photo following the commence-ment ceremony held at Bailey Nurseries west of Yamhill. About 61 students graduated Sunday afternoon.

Yamhill-Carlton holds commencement in the country

Surrounded by farm fields and rolling hills, Yamhill Carlton High School’s Class of 2020 received their diplomas Sunday afternoon. With school grounds closed because of the coronavirus pandemic ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Dayton High School graduate Yessica Rojas-Carrillo accepts a rose and a balloon, along with her diploma, from Principal Mike Solem during a parade following the commencement ceremony.

Honks, cheers for 65 Dayton grads

A cacophony of car horns erupted as Dayton High School seniors moved the tassels on their mortarboards from left to right, signaling they had officially graduated Saturday afternoon. Students sat in their ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Sheridan High graduate Devin Drader and others line up their cars in the Forest River RV plant parking lot for a drive-through ceremony on Saturday.

Sheridan grads will forever be remembered

As Sheridan High School Principal Dean Rech introduced the Class of 2020, graduation caps flew out the windows and through the sunroofs of vehicles in the Forest River RV parking lot Saturday afternoon. “It’s ...

Rusty Ray/News-Register##Retired teacher and longtime fire volunteer Dan Belderrain, seated, and his family wave to firefighters and police officers who escorted Belderrain to McMinnville from a Portland hospital June 1. He spent his final week at home before dying Saturday, June 6.

Teacher, fire photographer Dan Belderrain dies

Dan Belderrain, longtime fire department volunteer and retired teacher, died Saturday, June 6, in his McMinnville home. He was 70. Belderrain, who joined the McMinnville Fire Department in 1979, had returned ...

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