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Janice Patrice Bleck and Martin Bleck, pictured here during a 2016 Winter Wednesday Supper Series event, recently sold Subterra - A Wine Cellar Restaurant to new owners and have retired to the Oregon coast. The Blecks operated the restaurant, along with a catering company, for more than a decade in Newberg.

Along the street: Owners of Subterra retire, close catering company

After more than 36 years in the food business, Janice Patrice Bleck and her husband, Martin Bleck, have sold their Newberg restaurant, Subterra, and closed their Rogue Gourmet Catering company. They ...

Commissioners OK Worden Hill Road winery application

Wine companies and tourism officials consider Worden Hill Road an ideal place for new wineries, because it is already a tourist destination, but neighbors argue it is severely ground water limited, and ...

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DAR honors history essay winners

Members of Yamhill Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, gathered for the first time in a year last week to honor winners of their annual American History Essay Contest. Alaina Voeller, a seventh-grader, ...

Candidates file for May election

Several school board races will be contested in the May 18 election. McMinnville has two open positions that are contested, one by the incumbent and two others, the other by the incumbent and one challenger. Newberg ...

Courthouse to get fresh paint

Yamhill County Commissioners on Thursday approved a quote from Newberg-based JK Painting to paint the county courthouse. According to Facilities Manager Joe Moore, the entire complex that is home to the ...

Deadline near for county school, fire board filings

The deadline to file for election to area school and fire boards is Thursday, March 18. Voters will decide in the May 18 election. Ballots will arrive in mailboxes at the end of April. Several positions ...

County ends emergency declaration

Commissioners ended the county’s pandemic emergency declaration on Thursday, saying they don’t believe the situation can still be considered an emergency since the county has had a year to ...

Photos courtesy Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue##A Pinehurst Drive home in Newberg was heavily damaged by a fire Tuesday.

Seven residents escape house fire in Newberg

A home on Pinehurst Drive in Newberg was heavily damaged by a fire shortly before noon Tuesday. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue equipment and personnel found flames and smoke coming from the garage ...

Along the Street: Applied Physics expands to Hillsboro

McMinnville’s Applied Physics Technologies, Inc. has announced it will relocate its research and development team to Hillsboro. Seven staff members will make the move to a state-of-the-art research ...

Chehelam Parks & Recreation pursuing bypass trail

The Chehalem Parks and Recreation District (CPRD) is working toward a major addition to its Chehalem Heritage Trails project. The Newberg-Dundee Bypass Trail would eventually run from Highway ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Jeri Harris of McMinnville dips her Melt Down grilled cheese sandwich into tomato bisque prepared by Brooks Wines chef Norma Buchholz.

Off to a gooey start

It may be freezing outside, but cheese is melting on grilled sandwiches all over Yamhill County. Diners eagerly started ordering Melt Down specials as the annual grilled cheese fundraiser for the county ...

Newberg man sentenced to 10 years on sex charges

Walter Elston, whose victim said she was sexually abused by him for years since she was 8, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. A 49-year-old Newberg resident, Elston pleaded guilty to one ...

Planners approve new Worden Hill Road winery

Yamhill County planning Commissioners on Feb. 4 unanimously approved an application by Jared Etzel for a conditional use permit to build a winery on his vineyard property on Worden Hill Road. Etzel owns ...

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Newberg Animal Shelter embezzler sentenced to jail

Judge John Collins told Laura Stone he was baffled over her decision to embezzle more than $87,000 while serving as the Newberg Animal Shelter treasurer. The 40-year-old Newberg woman pleaded guilty to ...

School board seats open in county

Candidates for school board seats around Yamhill County can file for election with the Yamhill County Clerk's Office. March 18 is the filing deadline for the May 18 election. School board positions that ...