Erin Stephenson

Stephenson named to state board

Erin Stephenson of McMinnville will be working to improve tourism and its economic impact not just locally, but also on a state level. Stephenson, chair of the Visit McMinnville board, has been chosen ...

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##John and Cinda Rima are surrounded by memorabilia, awards and products during their final days at the front desk of John s Mower Hospital. They’ve been cleaning out their 11th Street headquarters in anticipation of John’s retirement at the end of the year.

Fixing to retire

John Rima is looking forward to enjoying a lazy Saturday off next spring.  He hasn’t had Saturday off during fine weather for decades. For a lawnmower repairman, Saturday is always a busy day, ...

Warming centers ready for cold

Warming shelters are preparing to open in McMinnville and other parts of the county this winter when temperatures fall to 32 degrees or colder. An inch or more of driving rain over a 24-hour period also ...

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Local musician Freddie Lamb plays  Feliz Navidad  and other Christmas songs for the cheering crowd as he travels down Third Street in this year s Santa s Parade.

Parade, and Santa, returns

H undreds upon hundreds of families packed Third Street Friday afternoon for the return of a beloved McMinnville tradition, Santa’s Parade. Community residents said they were thrilled to be able ...

Marine Patrol deputy honored for water work

Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol deputy Robert VandeBergh, this year’s Oregon State Marine Board Officer of the Year, was saddened by the tragedies that repeatedly rippled across ...

City, county reach accord on Dayton boat ramp

Yamhill County and the city of Dayton have agreed to focus on fixing the long-defunct boat ramp at Dayton Landing Park, and hold discussions about further improvements at a later date, according to Dayton ...

Former Linfield student settles federal case

Former Linfield University student AnnaMarie Motis has settled the sexual harassment civil lawsuit she filed in U.S. District Court against former Linfield Trustee David Jubb. Magistrate Judge Jolie A. ...

Omicron variant raises concerns

The identification of a new variant of coronavirus is spreading alarm around the world. Scientists in South Africa sequenced and identified the variant, known as Omicron, and notified the rest of the world ...

Amanda Mesa photo##A McMinnville man and two others were killed in a two-vehicle, head-on, wrong-way crash Tuesday east of The Dalles on Interstate 84.

McMinnville man killed in triple-fatal crash

A McMinnville man was one of three people killed in a wrong-way, head-on crash about two miles east of The Dalles on Interstate 84 late Tuesday afternoon. The Oregon State Police gave this account: Troopers ...

Linfield upsets Saint John's, 31-28; 'Cats advance to DIII quarterfinals

Editor's Note:  Linfield College announced Monday that the Wildcat team will travel to Belton, TX, for Saturday's playoff game against Mary Hardin-Baylor. ----------------------- COLLEGEVILLE, Minnesota ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Children wave to Santa as he arrives on Third Street during Friday s Santa Parade.

Families crowd downtown for first Christmas parade since 2019

Young and old alike said they were thrilled by the return of McMinnville's Santa Parade Friday afternoon -- and, of course, by the arrival of Santa on a fire truck at the end of the parade. Many people ...

Trial delayed in elderly mother’s assault

A McMinnville man who allegedly assaulted his 83-year-old mother and asked her if she wanted to die, and was indicted by a grand jury on charges that include second-degree attempted murder, will not go ...

Downtown Mac firearm incident leads to arrest

A McMinnville man who police said does not possess a concealed handgun license allegedly pointed a firearm at three individuals outside the downtown Blue Moon Lounge last Saturday night, according to court ...

State drops outdoor mask rule

The Oregon Health Authority announced this week that it is dropping the state’s outdoor mask mandate, effective immediately, although masks must still be worn indoors in public locations. OHA Director ...

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WVMC receives an ‘A’ from Leapfrog

By NICOLE MONTESANO Of the News-Register Willamette Valley Medical Center has announced that it received an “A” grade for safety from the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization that provides ...

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