Volunteers can write letters to help hospitalized children

Volunteers can help Santa out by writing “Letters from Santa’s Elves” at the event Saturday, Dec. 3. Mikayla Staebler, the mother of a child who was hospitalized last Christmas, is organizing ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Leslie De La Rosa points to the fire truck bearing Santa. Watching are Ella, who joined her family from the crowd, and her daughter Mia De La Rosa, and son Noah.

Hello, Santa!

Despite rainy weather, crowds turned out Friday to welcome Santa during McMinnvllle's annual holiday parade. Children and adults alike followed the floats and walkers to City Park afterwards for the lighting ...

Mac Greeters event changes location

McMinnville Chamber of Commerce has changed the location for this week’s Greeters gathering. The 8 a.m., Friday, Dec. 2, event will be at Encore Home Furnishings, 2730 N.E. Bunn Rd., just off 99W ...

Crisis in hospitalized babies prompts call for action

As a crisis in pediatric hospital beds worsens, Oregon health officials are asking people to wear masks, keep their children home when sick, and to stay home themselves when sick. Due to concerns about ...

Grants will help local manufacturing

Wine bottles, fiber, animal feed and fertilizer will be produced in the county

Only challenged ballots remain

Today is the last day for voters to resolve ballot challenges from the Nov. 8 general election. Other than those potential votes, the counting is finished, according to Yamhill County Clerk Keri Hinton. The ...

Wheatland Ferry closes for a brief time Dec. 6

The Wheatland Ferry will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6. Marion County public works, which operates the ferry, did not specify a reason for the closure. The ferry’s weekday hours ...

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Jason Berrier used to paint dark, somber images, but now both his art and his outfits are much brighter.  Berrier uses oil paints to depict both realistic and abstract images. He grew up in a creative household, he said, but his artistic sensibilities really were awakened in college.


Thinking of art

Jason Berrier finds joy in family, conversation and creativity

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Robin Miguel, manager of the soup kitchen, talks with a regular customer as he arrives for Thanksgiving dinner. Diners said they are grateful for the soup kitchen and other services that make their lives easier in McMinnville.


Giving thanks

Provoking Hope guests, volunteers find plenty of positive

Women's choir to sing

The McMinnville Women’s Choir and Jubilate!, the Women’s Choir of Corvallis, will perform a joint concert Saturday, Dec. 10, in McMinnville. Called “Alleluia!”, the concert will ...

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Playing the title role in Mac High’s “Cinderella,”  Yalia Becerril Perez sings about her hopes and dreams.

Cinderella to debut at Mac High

McMinnville High School students will perform Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” a musical version of the fairytale, Dec. 2 through 10. Shows will start at 7 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays ...

Feels like home for Municipal Court Judge Arnold Poole

“I totally get what both of you are saying and I want to be fair, but I want to be fair to both sides,” McMinnville Municipal Court Judge Arnold Poole told the prosecutor and defendant in a ...

Carjacking suspect indicted

Brian Nevels allegedly first tried to carjack an adult male in a parking lot of a medical facility on Northeast May Lane in McMinnville on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 16, according to court records. ...

County moves to clean up contaminated properties

Yamhill County is taking advantage of its temporary ownership of two contaminated properties to clean up, before they are put up for sale. A long-defunct gas station and automotive shop in Yamhill and ...

Willamina man found guilty of assaulting female

A jury trial has found Anthony Tafolla of Willamina guilty of two counts of fourth-degree domestic assault for striking a female he was living with multiple times in the face with an iPhone, with sufficient ...

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