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Sales Executive for Oregon Wine Magazine

Oregon Wine Press is seeking a full-time advertising sales executive. Strong organizational skills, confident and knowledgeable in the wine industry, a passion for grapes is a bonus but not required. Former sales experience in the hospitality industry with an ability to build relationships with advertisers is desired. A strong work ethic, general computer knowledge and the ability to work independently and meet deadlines is a plus

In exchange for your talents, we offer a base wage plus commission and provide you with a solid benefits package. Pre-employment drug screening will be conducted. AA/EOE

Please send your resume to Ossie Bladine, Associate Publisher at the News Register: obladine@newsregister.com

Bontrager Family Singers
July 19

See the Bontrager Family Singers, a Bluegrass-gospel band from Iowa, live in concert on Friday, July 19 at 7 p.m. at Baker Creek Community Church, 325 NW Baker Creek Road, McMinnville. This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit BontragerFamilySingers.com.

Top Stories

 
Vigil protests federal immigration policies

Joel Geier will never forget the face of a refugee who emerged from the federal prison in Sheridan last summer. “I was expecting to meet a young man who was being released, but this guy came out ...

Lawmaker shares his view from the center

Ron Noble found himself in the center of a storm over the last five months. The winds raged all around him during the 2019 legislative session. Yet, Noble, the state representative whose House District ...

Amity council undergoes major facelift

AMITY — The Amity City Council, in less than one year, has undergone a complete makeover. The office staff has also experienced significant change. Last August, William Daley, Dawn King, Caralyn ...

'Bad elude' ends with jail sentence

Presiding Judge Cynthia Easterday characterized Colleen Oblepias’ actions as “a bad elude ... a serious elude.” The Washington state woman endangered the lives of multiple law enforcement ...

Tickets on sale for September air show

The Oregon International Air Show moves from Hillsboro to the McMinn-ville Municipal Airport this year, and tickets are on sale for the Friday to Sunday, Sept. 20 to 22, event. General admission tickets ...

 
Town struts its stuff

An almost 60-year tradition of a turkey-themed festivity in the middle of July may seem odd to an out-of-towner. But locals don’t bat an eye at the peculiarity of it. Turkey Rama is just what happens ...

Willamina swears in new board members

WILLAMINA — Brenda Shenk and Ginger Whitman were sworn in and began four-year terms on the Willamina School Board during this month’s meeting. Whitman represents position 1 and Shenk position ...

 
Kittens abandoned at dump site

Four kittens were found among debris dumped Monday west of McMinnville in the 27000 block of Peavine Road, according to the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office. Sgt. Todd Whitlow responded to the illegal ...

Weather warmer than it seems

For all the temperate weather western Oregon has had over the past month, this summer actually remains warmer than average, according to the Portland Office of the National Weather Service, which notes ...

Museum celebrates moon landing anniversary

Celebrating the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum unveiled last weekend “The Greatest Adventure,” an art series commemorating the mission along with historical ...

Planning commission to decide on floating zones

The McMinnville Planning Commission is scheduled to make a formal recommendation at its 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, meeting on whether or not to allow housing in the city’s industrial zone. Commissioners ...

 
Vietnam vets share living history at the museum

Near the aircraft they flew, pilots tell their stories

 
Students put model buildings to the wave test

Summer school science class looks at tsunamis

Ombudsman volunteer training in September

Yamhill County has 30 state-licensed long-term care facilities, but only five ombudsmen. Program directors hope to increase that number with an upcoming volunteer training program in McMinnville this September. “Ideally, ...

Commissioners again debate merits of homelessness plan

Continued discussion on how, or if, the county should create a plan to address homelessness ended in a stalemate Tuesday. Commissioner Rick Olson was absent, leaving Commissioners Casey Kulla and Mary ...

Commissioners hear complaint about delays reuniting dogs and owners

County rules prohibit Homeward Bound Pets, the shelter that houses dogs impounded by the county, from informing owners their dogs are in custody until a county staff member can notify them, Kimball Kiess ...

Restraint motion will be filed in Wolfe murder case

Attorneys for Michael Wolfe, charged with murdering Karissa Fretwell, a 25-year-old single mother from Salem, and her three-year-old son, William “Billy” Fretwell II, told Yamhill County Circuit ...

Open house set for Old Sheridan Road project

An open house providing information on improvements to S.W. Old Sheridan Road will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, in the McMinnville Civic Hall, 200 N.E. Second St. Old Sheridan Road ...

21 apply for Dayton interim superintendent job

Board hires interim high school principal Mike Solem

TEDx Salon event planned

A TEDx Salon, featuring discussion, TEDx speakers live and on video, and food and beverages, is planned Tuesday, July 23, in McMinnville. The Mac Market, 1140 N.E. Alpine Avenue, will host the event from ...

Latest Sports

 
Mac struggles in home tournament, loses three of four

What happens when routine plays become irregular? McMinnville Hyder Dental head baseball coach Todd Peterson faced that question this weekend at Linfield College’s Mac Tournament. Peterson’s ...

 
25 years: Justen’s varied impact

SHERIDAN – There aren’t many people in the Yamhill County athletic community who can champion their legacies at two different rival schools. Many factors play into such anomalies – ...

 
Woods leading next wave of Grizzly stars

Roster turnover remains an obvious problem for any high school baseball coach. At best, a prep manager interacts with athletes for four seasons before they graduate. On average, it takes a season ...

 
'Know a little about everything'

DAYTON – While Ron Hop may have missed his calling as a sociologist, it’s safe to say the Dayton graduate has made quite a name for himself in the realm of Oregon sports. The boys’ basketball ...

Drew Wasmund takes command of Mac cross country program

While Drew Wasmund admits he has “huge shoes to fill” as the head coach of McMinnville’s cross country program, the Wilsonville transfer remains fully prepared to build on the ...

Bulldogs hire longtime Central coach to lead football team

WILLAMINA – The question was “out of the blue.” When athletic director Jerry Buczynski called Shane Hedrick about a head football position at Willamina High School, Hedrick felt ...

 
‘Like a game of chess’

AMITY – Joel Magill doesn’t care for spring football. Or early summer workouts. Or basically anything related to high school football unless it happens in the fall. Head coaches like ...

 
GRIZZLY ALL-STARS

CORVALLIS – During one of their final opportunities representing McMinnville High School, Colton Smith and Caden Slaughter performed admirably at the Oregon All-Star Series baseball exhibition ...

Swinehart promoted to head football coach

SHERIDAN – Jeff Swinehart is no stranger to changing the lives of student-athletes. The Sheridan social studies and history teacher of 22 years recently delivered the commencement speech ...

 
Downs calls it a career

For over 31 years, Vic Downs impressed his passionate work ethic on the McMinnville track and field and cross country teams. The Lewiston High School and Linfield College graduate started his career with ...

 
Slaughter lands AoY after comeback season

Even Caden Slaughter couldn’t predict his comeback season for the McMinnville baseball team. Sure, the Grizzly senior pitcher created goals for himself following a devastating lower leg break ...

 
Linfield names former WSU assistant Dan Spencer next baseball manager

After a three-year stretch serving as an associate head coach in Washington State University’s baseball program, Dan Spencer will fill the recently vacated manager position at Linfield College. ...

 
AoY Payton Hudson concludes career with special year

Two years ago, when McMinnville’s Payton Hudson, a sophomore at the time, was named the News-Register’s Athlete of the Year, the Grizzly pitcher and slugger credited her hitting coach, ...

 
Yamhill native wins derby championship

YAMHILL – When 12-year-old Alexis Lowe visited Yamhill Derby Days as a youngster, she was mesmerized by the soapbox races. Witnessing the homemade cars drive past her in the audience ignited ...

 
Mac softball places six on all-league first team

McMinnville’s eighth-ranked Class 6A softball team, which reached the quarterfinals of the state playoffs this season, recently earned six first-team nominations in the Pacific Conference. ...

 
Focused determination: State champ Hensley earns AoY

WILLAMINA – When Willamina’s David Hensley approaches the triple jump pit, he immediately stands out for several reasons. The Bulldog senior is always a picture of focus – talking ...

 
Oswald resigns coaching position

WILLAMINA – “I am forever grateful for my time at Willamina and will cherish the relationships I was able to make there.” With some parting words, Dan Oswald’s head football ...

Peterson steps down as Sheridan football coach, athletic director

SHERIDAN – After two years leading the Sheridan football program, Jacob Peterson resigned his coaching and athletic director positions. In two seasons, Peterson coached the Spartans to a ...

Munoz named Pitcher of the Year in PacWest Conference

Dayton – Liam Munoz, Dayton’s prolific ace pitcher, paced the Pirates in wins this season, leading the PacWest Conference coaches to name him the Pitcher of the Year. The senior hurler ...

 
Versatility, community support boost Horne to state title

YAMHILL – By her own admission, News-Register Athlete of the Year Sadie Horne’s first career state title wasn’t supposed to occur in track and field. No, the Yamhill-Carlton three-sport ...

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