Rusty Rae/News-Register##The Grinch (Ben Blanco) prepares to ride in Friday afternoon s Santa Parade, which will
roll through downtown McMinnville starting at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26. The Grinch and
his little dog, too, will be joined by real estate agents from Coldwell Banker of McMinnville
and Newberg, who built the float using the company s blue and white colors, according to
Tammy Cooley, one of the Coldwell employees.  We like to do it for the community,  she
said, noting that agents will be handing out 3,000 candy canes, as well. More than two
dozen other floats, marching groups and bands will take part in the parade, which marks the
arrival of the Christmas season and Santa s first visit to McMinnville this year.

Christmas activities around the county

- Amity’s annual Christmas event is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 3. Santa and the Amity Fire Department will lead a parade through the streets starting about 5:30 p.m. At 6 p.m., Mayor Rachel ...

Photo courtesy Yamhill County Sheriff s Office##This residence on Southeast Sheridan Road was heavily damaged when a fleeing pickup crashed into it Monday morning.

Sheridan man crashes pickup into residence

Kelly Aaron McMurray told Judge Ladd Wiles he was “extremely remorseful” for crashing his pickup into a house on Southeast Sheridan Road Monday morning, causing extensive damage, while fleeing from Yamhill County Sheriff’s deputies.

 

Sheridan district, bleacher firm in contract dispute

By PAUL DAQUILANTE Of the News-Register The Sheridan School District is taking legal action after it alleged that Bleachers International did not satisfactorily complete the grandstand work it was contracted ...

Trunk or treats, other events planned

Numerous trunk-or-treat events and other activities are planned for Halloween weekend. Many private residents plan to hand out candy. Some will start early, in mid-afternoon, so children can collect their ...

Samuel Riding In named Hatfield Fellow by tribes

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Spirit Mountain Community Fund have announced that Samuel Riding In is the 2021/22 Hatfield Fellow. Riding In grew up in Apache, Okla., and is a member of ...

Bag of drug needles turns up in Willamina

Innova NW account executive Andrew Gutierrez said it was disturbing to watch someone recently hand in a backpack that contained drug needles. “It was heartbreaking, to realize that kind of ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Guitarist Jake Blair leads a set at the Mac Market on Saturday. The Market is expanding its food, beverage and event offerings, with another music series coming up early next year.

Along the Street: Mac Market expanding its offerings

Mac Market, a community gathering places that offers food, beverages, local produce, crafts, and events, is making some changes to provide more selections for its customers, owner Diana Riggs said. Located ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Laura Medved, a classroom assistant at A Family Place, plays with one of the children in the organization’s new West Valley facilities. A Family Place helps at-risk children and families, recently expanded, adding a classroom and diaper closet on the Willamina School District campus in addition to its McMinnville and Newberg sites.

‘There’s no such thing as somebody else’s children’

Preschoolers are busy in the playground outside their classroom at A Family Place’s West Valley location, running, cooking at a pretend stove, pulling at plants, having fun. They are learning to ...

Counties issue W. Valley ambulance warning

West Valley Fire District is leaving ambulance and other emergency medical calls in its district to the new ambulance service provided by the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and other agencies, ...

West Valley crime spree results in prison term

Tanner Abbott carjacked one victim, stole four other vehicles, including a forklift, and led a Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office deputy on a high-speed pursuit, all within a two-and-a-half-week period ...

Area schools report more than 100 cases

The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., rang its bells 700 times Tuesday, once for every 1,000 Americans lost to COVID-19 since the pandemic started — 700,000 deaths. In Oregon, 3,867 people ...

Cameras eyed for Sheridan City Park

The Sheridan Rotary Club is raising money to install surveillance cameras at City Park. Members Matt Huegli and Brad Myers presented a proposal to the city council at Monday night’s work session. “Unfortunately, ...

Submitted photo##Grand Ronde tribal leaders held a ceremony last month to mark the beginning of demolition work on the former site of the Blue Heron Paper Mill in Oregon City.

Demo begins on former Blue Heron Paper Mill site

Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde leaders gathered in ceremony Sept. 21 to mark the beginning of on-site demolition work at the former Blue Heron Paper Mill in Oregon City. The event marked the first ...

Esri Redistricting##The boundaries of newly created U.S. House Dist. 6, indicated by the blue line, include all of Yamhill and Polk counties, and portions of Marion and Washington counties.

New political lines drawn; same divide may remain

Voters in the cities of Newberg, Dundee, Amity, Sheridan, Willamina and Grand Ronde will have new representation in the Oregon House and in a Senate District 12 that now includes nearly all of Yamhill ...

Teens will show, sell Mustangs at September event

Oregon Teens and Mustangs will host its 2021 Mustang Adoption Challenge on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 4-5, at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds. Lexi Merkel and Lindy will compete in the youth division. ...

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