Emerson

Newberg woman bilks 80-year-old out of more than $15,000

Kelly Emerson befriended her Newberg apartment complex neighbor, offering to clean, do laundry and check the mail. She was given a key to her neighbor’s unit and helped set up an online bank ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Sue Buel Elementary third grade teacher Laura Hyman gets her first COVID-19 vaccine shot from TVF&R paramedic Brian Pine with assistance from Ryan Niemeyer, during McMinnville School District s vaccine clinic.

County reports five deaths this week; six new cases this week at Linfield

Yamhill County reported five new deaths from COVID-19 this week, bringing the county to a total of 53 residents lost to the disease. As of Thursday, the county had reported 3,367 cases. Also this week, ...

Along the Street: Farmers Market offers prize for winning poster design

The McMinnville Downtown Association is seeking submissions of art for the 2021 Farmers Market poster. Designs will be used on the 11x17-inch poster for the market, which will run from noon to 6 p.m. ...

Newberg celebrates MLK Day

Dr. Carol Parker Walsh began her address with a simple request, directed at white people: “Raise your hand if you would be happy to be treated as this society in general treats people of color, marginalized ...

## Davis

Newberg drug dealer sentenced; buyer died of an overdose

Newberg drug dealer Jared Davis sold the oxycodone pills that resulted in the overdose death of a 29-year-old mother of an infant, yet he can’t be held directly responsible under Oregon law, said Yamhill ...

Planning commission holds winery, timber hearings open

Yamhill County planners took testimony on two applications Jan. 7, but held the record open for both to allow participants more time to submit written testimony. In Sheridan, applicant Craig Fanshier ...

## Goodwin

Teen charged in fatal crash

A 19-year-old from Newberg has been charged by the Marion County District Attorney’s office in connection with an August 7, 2020, fatal motor vehicle crash in South Salem. Tristan Goodwin faces ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## The top of a giant Douglas fir snaps off as workers from R&R Tree Service begin removing the tree in preparation for work on the Three Mile Lane Bridge. A temporary bridge will be built next to the existing one, which will be removed and replaced.

ODOT projects will disrupt traffic around Yamhill County

Three ODOT projects in and around McMinnville begin this week, resulting in some lane closures and delays at various points in the year. The Three Mile Lane Bridge is in poor condition and will be replaced ...

County planning commission to hold hearings Thursday

Yamhill County planning commissioners will hold two public hearings Thursday: one for a new winery on Worden Hill Road and the second for a change in farm use on Gopher Valley Road near Sheridan. Jared ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Andrew Wegman, with his hunneybeez food truck in the background, says his insurance policy will cover some of the damage done by vandals last Tuesday. He was able to clean up quickly and is back in business, though he s still waiting to get all of the systems replaced.

Burglary targets food truck pod

Andrew Wegman arrived at his Newberg food truck, Hunnybeez, last Tuesday to find the windows smashed, the truck’s contents strewn about the floor, and the empty cash register destroyed. All six carts ...

## Andrews

Heroin user sentenced in building crash

A Corvallis man was under the influence of heroin when he drove into and heavily damaged Newberg’s ETS Laboratories building in early August, Circuit Court Judge Ladd Wiles said. Landre Andrews, ...

Newberg man indicted on sex abuse charges

Walter Eli Elston’s alleged victim said she was sexually abused by him over a period of years, dating from when she was 8.  Elston, 49, of Newberg, has been indicted by a grand jury on two ...

Affordable housing to be discussed in Newberg sessions

The city of Newberg is holding two online discussions next week related to affordable housing in Newberg. The first, a public forum on “middle housing,” will be held from 6 to 8 o’clock ...

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Matt Ross reaches up to secure some loose bulbs on a giant sphere-shaped display consisting of 3,600 lights. Below: Ross’ decorated home in Newberg draws plenty of spectators, many of whom donate to charitable causes — this year, FFA and science programs at Sheridan High.

Miles of lights: Educator pours skill and creativity into Christmas display

Matt Ross has lost count how many LED bulbs are now part of his impressive Christmas display. He knows, though, how many feet of extension cords it takes to power all those lights and moving displays, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register file photo##Election processers work in the Clerks office last month on election night.

Outcomes the same after council recounts for Newberg, Lafayette

On Friday, the Yamhill County Clerk’s office finished its third recount of the November election results, but the figures did not change outcomes of close council races in Lafayette and Newberg. County ...