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‘A horrible way to spend the end’

CNA who abused incapacitated care home resident sentenced

As state deadline arrives, most county employees prove they’re vaccinated

Monday was the deadline for county employees subject to a state vaccine mandate to either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or to have obtained an exception for medical or religious reasons. County ...

McMinnville City Council considers revenue options

New ‘service fee’ and business license fee are under consideration

Students, citizens chide members of Newberg School Board over ban

Students from Newberg continued to speak out last week, objecting to the school board’s ban on Black Lives Matter and Pride symbols. The board has removed any specific reference to both, replacing ...

Mac looks at 99W bicycle safety

McMinnville city planning commission meets Thursday and holds a public hearing on a proposal to increase bicycle and pedestrian safety on Highway 99W through McMinnville, from Linfield Avenue to Northeast ...

County has reported two more deaths from COVID

Yamhill County reported a new death from COVID-19 on Friday, and another on Monday, along with 67 new cases on Monday, spanning the weekend. The county has a cumulative total of 8,585 cases and 111 deaths. A ...

 
Carlton’s fourth officer on the road

Micah Steeves already knows the community well, looks forward to ‘birthday patrols’

Rep. Bill Post resigns; county commissioners to choose replacement

Yamhill County is losing another legislator, this time due to resignation. Rep. Bill Post, who moved to Nevada with his wife in September, told the Statesman-Journal and Keizer Times that he has learned ...

Linfield prof to discuss current media perceptions

Jennifer Rauch, visiting professor of journalism and media studies at Linfield University, presents an on-line talk, “Partisan Perceptions of Why Mainstream Journalism is Unreliable and Why ‘Alternative ...

 
Some programs return to Mac Parks & Rec facilities

McMinnville Aquatic Center reopened this month after its annual fall maintenance closure, and activities are ramping up at the two other recreation facilities operated by McMinnville Parks and Recreation. The ...

 
Sharing a long tradition

Alpine horns have long been used by Swiss herders to call cows in remote mountain pastures. The animals come near when they hear the deep, resonant tones. So do children, it turns out. Drawn by the sound ...

Noise ordinance waived for dance

City Council has waived the city noise ordinance so McMinnville High School students can hold an outdoor Homecoming Dance on Saturday night. Council unanimously approved the high school’s request ...

 
Stopping By / Waxing poetic: Business burns with passion for creating candles

Everyone has a passion. For Stephanie Sherman, it’s candles that really light her fire. She burns candles for their scent and gentle light. But she also makes and sells them, both for everyday use ...

Nicholas Kristof forms candidate committee, resigns from NY Times

Nicholas Kristof of Yamhill, who since June has been mulling a Democratic bid for Oregon governor, has formed the candidate committee Nick For Oregon. The filing was completed Oct. 12 with the Oregon Secretary ...

County wants to hear drivers’ priorities for improving safety

Yamhill County’s road department wants to know residents’ biggest concerns along the worst section of North Valley Road. Safety concerns include: drivers swerving out of their lanes around ...

N-R receives awards

Results of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association annual journalism judging were released recently, and the News-Register pulled in 14 awards for writing, photography and design, including a variety ...

Linfield COVID outbreak involves exempted students

Linfield University says it believes a recent outbreak of COVID-19 that infected 21 students last week is now under control. One person at the university said they had heard “through the grapevine” ...

 
‘Our voices for peace’: First Baptist hosts special art show, concert

The Peace and Joy Art Exhibit at First Baptist Church, 125 S.E. Cowls St., runs through Oct. 17, 1 to 5 p.m. each day in the chapel and outer mezzanine of the church, entrance off First Street. Art on ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Tuesday, Oct. 19]  Yamhill County reported 37 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the county to  8,622 cases to date and 111 deaths. The county reported that as of Oct. 18, 68%  of ...

Most McMinnville school employees now vaccinated as deadline nears

About 93% of McMinnville school staff members are vaccinated against coronavirus, and the rest have agreed to precautions, including weekly COVID tests and heavy-duty masks. Personnel Director Steffanie ...

Sports

 
FOR THE SENIORS: Grizzlies capture 1st league win in final home match of season

For most of the 2021 fall volleyball season, the McMinnville Grizzlies have struggled. With a healthy dose of roster turnover from the undefeated spring roster, the Grizzlies faced an uphill battle. ...

 
France refuses to surrender

WILLAMINA – Grace France refuses to give in to the pain she feels every time she sets the ball. Yes, her right index finger sends her a jolt of agony on each pass she delivers for the Willamina ...

Soccer roundup: Dayton boys win sixth straight; Mac teams beat Century; Amity girls earn 5th victory in a row

Local soccer teams are showing off their talent this season, with several programs in line to capture both league titles and postseason berths. As of Thursday, Oct. 14, six of the seven Yamhill County ...

Volleyball: Tigers sweep Amity to move into 2nd place in PacWest

Yamhill-Carlton 3, Amity 0 YAMHILL – Yamhill-Carlton’s Class 3A volleyball team notched a momentous win Monday night at home against PacWest Conference opponent Amity. The Tigers surged into ...

Cross country: Bulldogs win at Fort Yamhill; Grizzlies place 2nd at Glencoe

Willamina Invitational GRAND RONDE – The rising Willamina boys cross country team snagged another win Oct. 7 during its home meet at Fort Yamhill in Grand Ronde. With an impressive score of 20 points, ...

 
Jumping into first place

DAYTON – With one of the tallest talent ceilings in the Class 3A boys soccer classification, the Dayton Pirates are loaded with potential. As evidenced by last season’s appearance in ...

 
No. 7 Wildcats deliver 42-7 knockout punch to Whitworth in Northwest Conference clash

Linfield quarterback Wyatt Smith revels in an ongoing brotherly rivalry with wide receiver, Colton. Who is the faster of the two siblings? There really wasn’t ever any doubt, but in his younger ...

 
Grizzlies can’t contain Bowmen in 48-14 league defeat

An inability to finish drives severely hampered the McMinnville football team during last Thursday’s Class 6A Pacific Conference contest against Sherwood. The Grizzlies’ lack of execution ...

Football roundup: Tigers shut out Clatskanie, 34-0; Warriors, Bulldogs, Spartans lose

Yamhill-Carlton 34, Clatskanie 0 YAMHILL – Bouncing back from a two-game losing skid, the Yamhill-Carlton football team shut out Clatskanie 34-0 last Friday night at home. The Tigers evened up their ...

Volleyball recap: Spartans win 8th straight; Y-C sweeps Dayton; Willamina takes down Clatskanie

Sheridan 3, Colton 0 COLTON – Sheridan improved its season-high winning streak to eight matches with last Friday’s 25-10, 25-14, 25-16 sweep of Tri-River Conference foe Colton. The Spartans’ ...

Senior bowling scores

Walnut City Lanes            Mixed League – Week 4 Senior Citizens League OCT 05 TEAM High game scratch: The No Names, 695. High series ...

 
Pirates break through against rival Amity

DAYTON – With a midseason COVID-incurred cancellation of three matches, it’s been difficult for the Dayton volleyball team to maintain much rhythm this fall. The Pirates started their season ...

 
From the Rams to the East Coast

SPRINGFIELD – For the past two months, it’s been a whirlwind of activity for McMinnville High School alum Aaron Resendez. Back in August, Resendez and the West Valley Rams Rugby Club ...

 
Oregon freerunner featured on Jones Soda root beet bottles

William Bonnett was happy just throwing himself off and over obstacles as he competed in freerunning and parkour. He posted clips of his exploits on Instagram and other social media sites, and traveled ...

Soccer roundup: Grizzly girls shut out Glencoe, 4-0; Dayton girls take down Cavs, Cougars; Dayton boys beat Blanchet

McMinnville 4, Glencoe 0 (girls) HILLSBORO – Morgan Lee’s two goals helped the McMinnville girls soccer team end a brief two-match skid with Wednesday’s 4-0 victory over host Glencoe. ...

Senior golf scores

Bayou Golf Course, McMinnville, Friday, October 1 KP No. 7: Vern Brockman LP No. 9: Duane Qualey LP No. 5: Larry Chastain LD No. 8: Randy Sollars LD No. 8: Lynn Foster Low Gross No. 1: Bob Vertregt ...

Volleyball: ‘Dogs’ defense too much for Warrenton

Willamina 3, Warrenton 1 WARRENTON – Led by an incredible defensive effort, the Willamina volleyball team earned a four-set victory over Warrenton during Tuesday night’s Coastal Range League ...

Senior bowling scores

Walnut City Lanes            Mixed League – Week 3 Senior Citizens League SEP 28 TEAM High game scratch: The No Names, 638. High series ...

Mac football drops 48-14 loss to Sherwood

McMinnville struggled to contain the Sherwood offense during tonight's Class 6A Pacific Conference matchup, which the Grizzlies lost, 48-14. Sherwood wide receiver Cody Hall torched the Mac secondary for ...

 
Linfield continues to roll

TACOMA — You wouldn’t think there was much adversity involved in eighth-ranked Linfield University’s (3-0, 1-0 NWC) 55-6 beat down of winless University of Puget Sound (0-4, 0-1 ...

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