Yamhill kicked off its 71st year of the annual Derby Days on Friday, with booths from local businesses, live music, and the coronation of the Yamhill Derby Days court. The Derby Days court consists of ...


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Dam appeal decision delayed; appellant questions public process rather than proposal

The Yamhill County Board of Commissioners heard an appeal of a proposed dam on Stoller Vineyards property outside Newberg Thursday, but delayed a ruling at the request of the appellant. Appellant Karyn ...

Siting shelters in face of a ‘rallying cry of opposition’

Should neighbors be alerted when a shelter is planned nearby? That question was the main talking point at a joint meeting between the city of McMinnville’s Affordable Housing Committee and Planning ...

McMinnville tax cap measure short of signatures, Chenoweth seeks council help

McMinnville City Councilor Chris Chenoweth’s attempt to send a property tax limit to voters will need approval from his fellow council members to get on the November ballot. Chenoweth and McMinnville ...

 
Photos: Lights for hope

Luminaria on Third Street part of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life activities in Yamhill County this year

PGE execs discuss pricing, wildfire dangers with Sheridan City Council

Executives from Portland General Electric met with the Sheridan City Council last Monday to discuss recent increases in pricing and ongoing wildfire mitigation and response plans. Utility rates increased ...

 
Yamhill announces Derby Day Queen

Yamhill kicked off its 71st year of the annual Derby Days on Friday, with booths from local businesses, live music, and the coronation of the Yamhill Derby Days court. The Derby Days court consists of ...

John Donnahoo indicted on federal drug, gun charges

John Billy Donnahoo was indicted last week in the U.S. District Court in Portland on five federal charges. Donnahoo, 50, was arrested May 22 following a grand jury indictment on charges stemming from ...

 
Along the Street: MacFresco ends with 600 block of Third Street

MacFresco, organized by the McMinnville Downtown Association, will go back to its original footprint after a business in the 700 block complained this year’s extended street closure was keeping customers ...

 
Village Provisions selective in search for sustainable products

Julie Shivley and her daughter, Alaina Shivley, opened Village Provisions last October to provide a place to buy local and Oregon products made and grown organically and sustainably. “We have such ...

Sheridan man indicted on Measure 11 sex crimes

A historical child sexual assault investigation has led to the indictment of 49-year-old Sheridan man on multiple Measure 11 sex crimes involving the victimization of a girl that allegedly began before ...

Court Records: July 22, 2024

CIVIL FILINGS Midland Credit Management vs. Miguel Alvarez, McMinnville: Seeks $1,169.09 allegedly owed. Midland Credit Management vs. Jay Davis, McMinnville: Seeks $1,038.73 allegedly owed. Midland ...

Arrests & Citations: July 22, 2024

YAMHILL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arlie Ray Bryant Jr., 35, Grand Ronde, July 19, Polk County hold; booked into the Yamhill County Jail without bail. Casandra Marie Wagner, 45, Newberg, July 18, ...

N-R receives ONPA contest awards

News-Register staff members won individual awards in Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association annual judging, announced last week. The paper placed third in General Excellence, behind Rogue Valley Times ...

Pancakes and parade in Amity this weekend

Pancakes, ham and eggs will be on the menu Sunday, July 28, at the annual Amity Pancake Breakfast and antique car show. The breakfast will follow several events on Saturday, “Amity Day,” which ...

Dayton will celebrate with senior royalty, parade, BBQ

Dayton’s annual Old Timers Weekend will start Friday, July 26, with a parade and coronation of the senior court, continue Saturday with downtown activities and finish Sunday with the traditional ...

Mac Water & Light to hike water rates 5%

Members of the McMinnville Water & Light commission opted for a 5% increase to water rates at its meeting last week, which will add approximately $1.80 to monthly residential bills in 2025 if it is ...

Local, national politicos respond to Biden decision

Local and national politicos are taking stock of the news of President Biden’s withdrawal from re-election campaign. Both Oregon senators have registered their support for Vice President Kamala ...

McMinnville motorcycle rider killed

 

 
N-R publisher inducted into the Oregon Journalism Hall of Fame

News-Register publisher Jeb Bladine was inducted into the Oregon Journalism Hall of Fame Thursday night at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association annual convention. “He’s one of the finest ...

Third Street committee curbs its enthusiasm

McMinnville’s Third Street development committee wants to go back to move forward, instructing consultants to revisit design plans to make the future street more “flexible.” “This ...

Sports

Wes Gabrielsen returns from Australia with medals, friends

Former McMinnville and Linfield tennis coach and pickleball Hall of Famer Wes Gabrielsen has returned from southern hemisphere excursion. In Oceania, Gabrielsen played for Major League Pickleball ...

Sports Memory Lane 06/28/24

10 years ago -Two races will take place Saturday along the trails around Miller Woods: a 1-mile kids’ race, and a 4-mile all-comers race. The event is cast as a fundraiser for Miller Woods and the ...

Bobby Walker takes over as Amity football boss

There will be a new face at the helm of Amity football in the autumn of 2024. Bobby Walker replaces outgoing coach Baltazar Campuzano after serving as an assistant coach the previous two years. ...

Valley Panthers strong spring finish to season bodes well for fall season

The Valley Panthers girls rugby club had a strong finish to their season, beating Canby 49-12 on May 18 at Western Oregon University to finish third in the state. Waverly Phillips scored the Panthers’ ...

Timbers to host community event in Newberg

The Portland Timbers will host the community event “Rose City Road Trip’ presented by Providence in Newberg, on Aug. 2. Rose City Road Trip returns for its 10th annual edition and will include ...

Sports Memory Lane 07/05/24

A look back at Yamhill County sports 10 years ago - Dante Rosario did not choose the latest stop in his peripatetic football career. Nevertheless, the former Dayton High School football star and ...

Ron Kam, longtime swim coach, aquatics director dies at 81

Ron Kam, the longtime leader of “McSwimville,” died June 25 at the age of 81. “Look at the pool that was built there. And the programs he built. The families that he touched. It goes ...

Hyder Dental baseball's success streak snapped

The McMinnville-based squad Hyder Dental baseball squad easily dispatched Sunset on Monday at Patton Middle School, 10-0. Through the majority of the month of June, Hyder Dental had been strong, ...

Four YC baseballers make all-state

Yamhill Carlton baseball made a push towards the end of the regular season to secure a spot in the 3A playoffs, and made the most of its chance. After winning its league playoff game against Amity ...

Sports Memory Lane 06/14/24

Sheridan’s Joni Huntley bettered her own American indoor record for women in the high jump Saturday, registering 6-0 ¾ at the Hayward Field Restoration meet in Eugene. The effort was ...

Summer camp briefs

McMinnville Soccer Camp The Grizzlies will host a co-ed soccer camp from August 5-8 for girls and boys of all skill levels, from kindergarten up through the eighth grade. The camp will be at Baker Field. The ...

 
AOY: Eli Rolfe's game buoyed by teammates and coaches

McMinnville baseball’s Eli Rolfe has accolades that speak for themselves. The graduating senior has been a part of three Pacific Conference championship squads, and as a freshman was a part ...

 
Coaching moves: Shell takes over Willamina volleyball

When the fall sports season rolls around, Willamina volleyball will have a new head coach atop the program. Catrina Shell will be the new boss, taking over for the exiting Heather Hughes. Shell, ...

Linfield softball's title run ends in Texas

Linfield’s softball team made the long trek down to Marshall, Texas and played a quartet of games, earning wins against Tufts and Wisconsin-Oshkosh. But the journey ended after the Wildcats ...

Yamhill Carlton's Maddy Tuning wins Pitcher of the Year

Yamhill Carlton and Dayton tied with one another in the 3A Special District 2 standings at 9-3, while Scio went 12-0 in league and reached the 3A state championship game. At the time of the rankings ...

Yamhill County brings in PacWest baseball honors

It was tough going for many of Yamhill County’s 3A baseball squads, but the 3A Special District 2 coaches still recognized the play of several of Yamhill Carlton, Amity, Dayton and Sheridan ...

Athlete of the Year: Amity junior Kiyan Vrell and his javelin among best in state

Amity junior Kiyan Vrell is among the elite of Oregon’s high school athletes. The javelin thrower took first place in the 3A state championships with a throw of 182 feet even (182’), ...

Mac softball brings in all-conference nods

McMinnville softball’s season was cut short in the playoffs by McNary, but the regular season was one of collective perseverance. The Grizzlies overcame a skid midway through Pacific Conference ...

Sports Memory Lane - May 31

A look back at Yamhill County sports 10 years ago -Sisters Cassi and Kylee Hill each went 3-for-4, driving in a combined five runs, as No. 2 Dayton softball overwhelmed No. 15 Clatskanie, 11-0, in six ...

 
Yamhill Carlton, Willamina softball fall in state semifinals

Yamhill Carlton’s season came to a close on Tuesday, May 28 at South Umpqua High School in Myrtle Creek. The Tigers fell 6-3, unable to maintain a 3-0 lead heading into the bottom of the ...

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