Marcus Larson/News-Register##Following heavy rain this week, the Yamhill River is swelling near the old Joe Dancer Park boat ramp and in other places as it passes through the county. Minor flooding in places is possible by midday today.

Rivers expected to near flood stage, but crest safely

Raindrops keep falling on the heads of McMinnville residents who will have been doused by more than three inches of precipitation this month by the time the National Weather Service checks the local rain ...

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 ...

Photo courtesy Southwest Polk Fire District##Numerous pets, including a bearded dragon lizard, were rescued from an RV that crashed Wednesday afternoon on Highway 22 in Polk County.

Pets rescued from crashed RV

Numerous pets were rescued late Wednesday afternoon after a recreational vehicle that crashed on Highway 22, west of Beck Road in Polk County, according to the Southwest Polk County Fire District. Personnel ...

Grand Ronde tribe to take over West Valley emergency services

With the West Valley Fire District essentially out of action for the time being after having lost all of its paid staff, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde have agreed to take over fire and emergency ...

Willamina council OKs SDC increase

Willamina City Council unanimously voted at this month’s meeting to raise its System Development Charges. One incentive for the move is that the city’s SDCs lagged behind other Yamhill ...

State opens new high volume vaccine sites as Omicron spreads

Thousands of flights were canceled across the country over the long Christmas weekend as the Omicron variant spread with breathtaking speed across the country. The CDC reported that average daily new ...

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 ...

Head-on crash ends pursuit on Highway 18

A Salem man faces charges related to a pursuit Dec. 15 that resulted in a head-on crash on Highway 18 just east of Sheridan. The suspect was identified as William Dalton Hall, 29, according to the Oregon ...

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 ...

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 ...

Photo courtesy Yamhill County Sheriff s Office##This residence on Southeast Sheridan Road was heavily damaged when a fleeing pickup crashed into it Monday morning.

Sheridan man crashes pickup into residence

Kelly Aaron McMurray told Judge Ladd Wiles he was “extremely remorseful” for crashing his pickup into a house on Southeast Sheridan Road Monday morning, causing extensive damage, while fleeing from Yamhill County Sheriff’s deputies.

 

Sheridan district, bleacher firm in contract dispute

By PAUL DAQUILANTE Of the News-Register The Sheridan School District is taking legal action after it alleged that Bleachers International did not satisfactorily complete the grandstand work it was contracted ...

Trunk or treats, other events planned

Numerous trunk-or-treat events and other activities are planned for Halloween weekend. Many private residents plan to hand out candy. Some will start early, in mid-afternoon, so children can collect their ...

Samuel Riding In named Hatfield Fellow by tribes

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Spirit Mountain Community Fund have announced that Samuel Riding In is the 2021/22 Hatfield Fellow. Riding In grew up in Apache, Okla., and is a member of ...

Bag of drug needles turns up in Willamina

Innova NW account executive Andrew Gutierrez said it was disturbing to watch someone recently hand in a backpack that contained drug needles. “It was heartbreaking, to realize that kind of ...