Bicyclist struck by truck, killed

An adult male McMinnville bicyclist was struck and killed by a commercial truck shortly before 6 a.m. Friday in the area of Northeast Baker and Fifth streets. The victim was identified as Donald “Donnie” ...

As Champion Team closes, another nonprofit steps in

By NICOLE MONTESANO AND DORA TOTOIAN Of the News-Register Champion Team, a nonprofit supporting people experiencing homelessness and other challenges, will dissolve at the end of this month and move ...

County reports another death, additional cases

Yamhill County reported 46 new cases of COVID-19 from Saturday to Monday, and one death. According to the Oregon Health Authority, a 58-year-old man diagnosed on Feb. 19 died April 7. He had underlying ...

Commissioners considering ending trail master plan work

Yamhill County Commissioners last week proposed ending a master plan for the Yamhelas Westsider Trail, but delayed a vote so staff can again ask Oregon Department of Transportation if doing so will obligate ...

Over 100 students exposed to COVID in Willamina

Three Willamina High School students and one other student were diagnosed with COVID-19, Superintendent Carrie Zimbrick told the News-Register Friday. Additionally, the baseball and ...

Adult bicyclist struck and killed in McMinnville

An adult male bicyclist was struck and killed by a commercial motor vehicle shortly before 6 a.m. Friday in the area of Northeast Baker and Fifth streets in McMinnville. The 24-year-old victim ...

County will replace all planned J&J vaccine doses with Moderna

Health officials across Oregon and the country are making hasty plans to replace all Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses with Moderna or Pfizer, after learning Tuesday that the Centers for Disease ...

Hot, dry weather leads to burn ban

With hot, dry weather in the forecast, fire danger is expected to be especially high through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service and area fire departments. Outdoor burning is banned ...

Cause determined in West Valley ambulance fire

A catastrophic failure of the transmission that blew oil over engine parts, and ignited a fire was the cause of a late February blaze that destroyed a West Valley Fire District ambulance. The Sheridan/Southwestern ...

Sheridan council to meet in school gym

The Sheridan City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 19, in the Sheridan High School gymnasium. The meeting was originally scheduled to be held in the cafeteria. There will be a public hearing ...

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Grand Ronde powwows canceled for second year

The Marcellus Norwest Memorial Veterans Powwow, traditionally held in July, and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Contest Powwow, an August fixture on the tribal grounds, have been canceled for ...

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Mike Bisset, community development director, is retiring after two decades with the city of McMinnville. Working on the civic hall was one of his favorite projects.

Mike Bisset retiring after 21 years as Mac's community development director

In the past 54 years, the city of McMinnville has had only three public works/community development directors, each with a tenure of about 20 years.  “I think that’s reflective ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Duane Van Dyke drives Shire horses Nick and Emma during the Oregon Draft Horse Breeders Association plowing competition Saturday at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center. Draft horses were part of Farm Fest, which became virtual this year, with many guests watching on Facebook rather than attending in person. Yamhill County Historical Society plans to host in-person events again starting in June.

Farm Fest goes virtual, but live events planned later this year

The gigantic draft horses didn’t care about COVID; they were just there to lend their muscles to pull plows at the 2021 Farm Fest, a Yamhill County Historical Society event that went virtual this ...

News-Register file photo##During the first summer Dine Out(side) in downtown McMinnville, Sheri Lunsford, left, and Susan MacLean enjoy lunch at McMenamins. About 30 restaurants will set up tables on Third Street this summer during the second round of Dine Out(side).

Dine Out(side) will return to Third

Downtown street will close to cars on weekends starting at end of May Diners will be able to enjoy al fresco meals and wine tastings this summer as McMinnville’s Dine Out(side) program returns for ...

Secondary students to start hybrid classes

McMinnville middle and high school students will return to in-person classes Monday, April 19, 13 months after schools closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Students will be in classrooms ...

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