Sam Beyer photo/Courtesy The Bruin##Mac High’s class of 2020 on the football field earlier this school year.

Schools formalizing graduation plans

Although school buildings closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Yamhill County high schools are making plans to honor the graduating classes of 2020.

By district, these are the most up-to-date plans.

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Red Hills Market employee Lily Williams serves a veggie sandwich and roast beef sandwich to Dennis and Heather Lewis for their Monday afternoon meal.

Restaurants enjoy successful reopening weekend

Despite new challenges, Yamhill County restaurateurs who reopened their doors to dine-in service this weekend were enthused about the initial results. “You’re sort of reinventing the ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Sheridan High School principal Dean Rech hands out signs to graduates Alyssa Asuncion, Lilliana Somora, and Victoria Smart last Friday. The idea to hand out signs to Sheridan’s class of 2020 was proposed by math teacher Lucy Bertolo.

Signs of the times: Sheridan seniors honored

Sheridan High School Principal Dean Rech and math teacher Lucy Bertolo pulled up to Chris and Heidi Huffman’s Sheridan residence Friday morning, asked for the couple’s son, Taylor. When he ...

Motels used to shelter homeless at high risk

The Yamhill Community Action Partnership has received $85,000 from McMinnville, Newberg and the county to help it house homeless people at high medical risk from COVID-19 in area motel rooms. YCAP also ...

Submitted photo##Gunshot victim Scott Beaudry of Willamina was riding a recreational vehicle in Southern Oregon when he was struck.

Willamina man shot while riding recreational vehicle

Willamina resident Scott Beaudry claimed he could have forgiven whomever accidentally shot him as he rode his utility terrain vehicle in Southern Oregon’s Lake County last month, had the person taken ...

Spirit Mountain decision due soon on casino reopening

The Grand Ronde Tribal Council will soon decide on the reopening of Spirit Mountain Casino, one of the area’s top attractions with more than 2 million visitors a year. Council Vice-Chair Chris Mercier ...

Fire districts seek levy approval

The Amity and West Valley fire districts are asking residents for levy approval in the May election that will enable them to buy or maintain equipment and provide training. Amity’s current five-year ...

Carlton Fun Days canceled

The Carlton Community Foundation announced Thursday that it is canceling Fun Days, the annual festival usually is held during the last weekend of June. The foundation is canceling this year’s parade, ...

Virus-related federal prison concerns arise

Federal public defender Lisa Hay received a telephone call last week from an inmate at Sheridan’s Federal Correctional Institution. He wanted to discuss his case, but also the conditions the facility’s ...

Local crews respond to deadly Dallas fire

A house fire killed three people and a pet early Sunday just outside the Dallas city limits in Polk County. The blaze in the 900 block of East Ellendale Avenue was reported about 3 a.m. The first arriving ...

Highway 18 crash claims one life

One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning west of Grand Ronde on Highway 18, according to the Oregon State Police. The driver and lone occupant has not been identified and ...

Submitted photo##Firefighters battle blaze that destroys Sheridan business.

Sheridan fire not considered suspicious

A preliminary investigation has not determined the cause of a two-alarm fire that destroyed the former Cheers Restaurant and Lounge and adjacent Deer Park petting zoo south of Sheridan, but officials say ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register file photo##Darth Vader will have to wait this year to make a menacing presence at the UFO Festival, which has been moved to Sept. 17-19. Celebrations around the county are having to reschedule, cancel or take their festivities online.

Pandemic shakes up festival season

Aliens are going to have their big day in McMinnville, but they’re arrival will be delayed this year, as the 21st annual McMenamin’s UFO Festival has been moved from mid-May to September because ...

Submitted photo##Fire destroys the business on Highway 18 at Sheridan.

Fire guts former Sheridan business

A Monday morning fire destroyed the former Cheers Restaurant and Lounge and adjacent Deer Park petting zoo in Sheridan. The first crew arrived about 7:15 a.m. to find heavy smoke and flames from the rear ...

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