Marcus Larson/News-Register##This crosswalk is the last piece of the City of Lafayette Hwy 99W reconstruction project.

Final crosswalk will get its light in Lafayette

Major highway projects at the north and south ends of McMinnville, and in the town of Lafayette, resulted in repeated traffic delays in 2021. The News-Register’s summary of the major stories of 2021 ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Andrea Burton, left, enjoys the sensory station, while fellow student Sydney Sandness tries out the yoga station in Wascher Elementary School’s Wellness Center.

Focus stations lessen stress for Wascher students

For some students, writing a paper is stressful. For others, it’s a math test that brings on those feelings. And some just feel stressed generally. At Wascher Elementary School in Lafayette, staff ...

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 ...

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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 ...

99W work in Lafayette approaches completion

The “dig out” is done in Lafayette, and both lanes are open on Highway 99W as Oregon Department of Transportation nears completion of the rebuild of the highway through the city. The final ...

Crash claims life of Vancouver man

A Vancouver, Washington, man died of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning south of Lafayette on Highway 99W in the area of Mineral Springs Road. The Oregon State Police gave this ...

Vancouver man critically injured in crash

A Vancouver, Washington man was critically injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning south of Lafayette on Highway 99W in the area of Mineral Springs Road. The Oregon State Police gave this account ...

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Second missing swimmer found in Willamette

Both men who were lost in the Willamette River Saturday during the heat wave have been found dead. The body of Nasiruddin Shaik, 37, was located about noon today half a mile downriver from where he was ...

Two swimmers missing , presumed drowned in the Willamette

Two swimmers went missing Saturday night in the Willamette River and are presumed drowned, according to the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office. They were identified as Nasiruddin Shaik, 37, of Salem, ...

Summer meals offered to young people

Free summer meals are available for those 18 and younger at several sites around Yamhill County. School districts are serving the meals in the federal program. Generally, meals are served at school ...

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Bonita Pursel defended her life savings, and the memory of her husband, Lyle, through a long and difficult fraud case.

SCAMMING SENIORS: She stood up to the lawyer who stole from her

Financial exploitation victim Bonita Pursel sat in a Yamhill County Circuit Courtroom in August 2019, anxiously waiting for Judge John Collins to return a verdict against now-disbarred attorney ...

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Yamhill Valley Heritage Center volunteer Carol Williams gives a tour to Ryder Somes and his younger brother, Brighton, during last weekend’s reopening. Both the Heritage Center and the museum in Lafayette now are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

History’s doors reopen

Yamhill County’s two historical museums — the varied collections in the Miller Museum Research Center in Lafayette and the agriculture-focused Yamhill Valley Heritage Center in McMinnville ...

Highway work impacts traffic

Excavation is scheduled to start June 14 in Lafayette as the Oregon Department of Transportation work continues on Highway 99W. Work is primarily grading, drainage, and paving the roadway from ...

Historical sites to reopen Saturday

The Yamhill County Historical Museum in Lafayette and the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center just southwest of McMinnville will reopen Saturday, June 4.  Both sites have been mostly closed throughout ...

A few Easter egg hunts spring up

The Easter Bunny will be hippity-hopping through Yamhill County on Saturday, hiding candy-filled eggs and other surprises for children to find in several cities. Because of continuing pandemic restrictions, ...

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