Hall also houses Carlton Legion history, memorabilia

Local garbage rates going up 5%

Along the Street: Willamina Farmers Market opening this week

Watchdog: Neglect and abuse unreported in nursing facilities

WASHINGTON — Nursing facilities have failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of Medicare beneficiaries even though the federal government requires such reporting, says a watchdog report due out Wednesday that calls for a new focus on protecting frail patients.

 

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Woman's alleged attacker back in local custody

Streeter indicted in brutal beating, charged with attempted murder

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McMinnville rehab center on list of nation's worst

State says facility has improved significantly

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Feds criticize Oregon nursing home investigation system

Clock ticking for people living on the street

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Local garbage rates going up 5%

Garbage rates in McMinnville will increase 5% under an agreement approved by the McMinnville City Council June 11. Officials at Recology, the local garbage haulers, asked the council for a 10.47% rate ...

Along the Street: Willamina Farmers Market opening this week

The Willamina Farmers Market opens for the season from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16, with live music from Recca Maze. The market offers fresh produce, honey, baked goods, artisan goods and kids’ ...

Watchdog: Neglect and abuse unreported in nursing facilities

WASHINGTON — Nursing facilities have failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of Medicare beneficiaries even though the federal government requires such reporting, says a watchdog report due out Wednesday that calls for a new focus on protecting frail patients.

 

 
Woman's alleged attacker back in local custody

Streeter indicted in brutal beating, charged with attempted murder

McMinnville rehab center on list of nation's worst

State says facility has improved significantly

Feds criticize Oregon nursing home investigation system

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) needs to address gaps in its oversight of nursing home abuse investigations, “that persisted in Oregon for at least 15 years,” announced the federal Government ...

Clock ticking for people living on the street

City crews painted yellow lines June 4 along the west side of Northeast Dustin Court, extending through the cul-de-sac, but Lee Waldo and his neighbors continue to camp at the end of the street. “The ...

 
Record temperatures scorch county

Scorching was the word of the week, as temperatures soared well above June normals, tying and breaking previous records in McMinnville and several other cities Tuesday and Wednesday. For the remainder ...

'Renewed excitement' for MDA as EID extended

Only kind words were heard about the McMinnville Downtown Association June 11 when city councilors secured its main source of operational funding for the next three years. Last week, there was concern ...

Gap between ambulance service revenue, costs continues to grow

Fifteen years ago, McMinnville’s Ambulance Fund for the first time needed property tax subsidy to support operations, following a new fee schedule reducing how much Medicare pays for transports In ...

 
Stone reflects on a 'wonderful' law career

Recently retired Yamhill County Circuit Court Judge Ronald Stone was a Midwesterner who gravitated to the Yamhill Valley. He addressed the City Club Tuesday afternoon in the Grand Ballroom and told attendees ...

Council debates how to divvy up revenue

City councilors discussed Tuesday, but couldn’t come to a conclusion, how to spend about $870,000 of money generated from transient lodging taxes — projected to be $370,000 in the coming ...

Truckers, loggers push back on Oregon's climate proposals

By SARAH ZIMMERMAN Of The Associated Press SALEM — Dozens of industrial trucks drove laps around the state Capitol Wednesday, blaring their horns and releasing plumes of diesel into the ...

Museum offers free admission to dads

The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum will offer free admission to dads on Sunday, June 16, Father's Day. The museums are filled with vintage aircraft and space vehicles, along with related items ...

School board approves budget

The McMinnville School Board adopted the 2019-20 budget following a public hearing Monday night. The total budget is $126,858,708, with a general fund of $75 million and a Capital Projects fund of $15.1 ...

Newberg to hold community visioning meeting

NEWBERG — The city of Newberg will hold a public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, to review a 20-year draft plan for the city’s future. The meeting will be held in the Chehalem Cultural ...

Many sites offering free summer meals

Free food for those 18 and younger will be available at several sites as part of the federal summer meal program. Lunches, and in some cases breakfasts, will be served. No registration is required. Meals ...

 
Nephew threatens to kill uncle at his Carlton home

Updated. CARLTON — Thomas Greenslade, allegedly armed with a knife, reportedly threatened to kill his uncle after assaulting him Monday afternoon at the victim’s South Yamhill Street residence. Before ...

 
Wolfe indicted by grand jury

Michael Wolfe of Gaston, charged in connection with the disappearance of Karissa Fretwell and her 3-year-old son, William Fretwell II, has been indicted by a Yamhill County Grand Jury on three counts of ...

Commissioners hear a YCAP perspective on car camping program

There is a place for car camping programs, YCAP Adult and Youth Programs Director Kate Stokes told Yamhill County commissioners Thursday, but they are not her particular “cup of tea,” because ...

State & Region

Truckers, loggers push back on Oregon's climate proposals

By SARAH ZIMMERMAN Of The Associated Press SALEM — Dozens of industrial trucks drove laps around the state Capitol Wednesday, blaring their horns and releasing plumes of diesel into the ...

Lawmakers move to create an equity office to curb harassment

SALEM — Lawmakers in the House have agreed to overhaul a rule addressing harassment and discrimination and to create a new equity office tasked with improving the Capitol's workplace culture. The ...

Watchdog: Neglect and abuse unreported in nursing facilities

WASHINGTON — Nursing facilities have failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of Medicare beneficiaries even though the federal government requires such reporting, says a watchdog report due out Wednesday that calls for a new focus on protecting frail patients.

 

Lawmakers debate vaccines, business tax

As a bill to require childhood vaccines was hotly debated on the floor of the Oregon Senate May 6, state Rep. Ron Noble of McMinnville already staked out on his position on the bill when it was in the ...

Homeless camping bill stirs debate in Salem

Custodians sweep an elementary school in Mike Vial’s St. Johns neighborhood in Portland every afternoon for discarded heroin needles. Vial told members of the Senate Housing Committee April 29 he ...

Affordable housing bills lurch through Legislature

Affordable housing bills — including one that would create a pilot project in McMinnville -- passed a critical crossroads this week and continue to make their way through the Oregon Legislature. April ...

Might Oregon kill ‘kicker tax’ rebate to help education?

PORTLAND — Momentum is building to end the only-in-Oregon approach of issuing tax rebates in order to build reserves for schools. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that if Oregon economists’ ...

Democrats face hurdles in Oregon despite supermajority

By ANDREW SELSKY Of The Associated Press SALEM — The election gave Democrats a three-fifths supermajority in Oregon’s Legislature with greater power to impose taxes, but the Senate president ...

Yamhill County votes Buehler, but Oregon re-elects Brown for governor

PORTLAND — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown was re-elected Tuesday, saying she won her first full term as leader of the Pacific Northwest state in a “slam-dunk.”
In Yamhill County, Republican challenger Knute Buehler was favored, earning 23,705 votes, or 53.48 percent, to Brown’s 17,274 votes, or 38.97 percent, after initial results released by the county clerk’s office.

Boquist worries some mailed votes may arrive late

SALEM — Voters in Oregon mail in their ballots or leave them in official boxes, but a Republican state lawmaker said Friday more mailed votes may arrive past deadline because of U.S. Postal Service cutbacks that have slowed mail delivery in rural — and primarily Republican — areas.

 

Democrats aim to win supermajority in Oregon Legislature

SALEM — Democrats have a chance to win one more seat each in the state Senate and House in Tuesday's election.

 

Phishing attempts on Oregon election officials increase

SALEM — Oregon’s paper-ballot voting system in the state has never been more accurate or secure, though the number of phishing attempts targeting election officials has increased, the state’s elections director said.

 

Voters in 10 Oregon counties to vote on gun rights ordinance

PORTLAND — Voters in 10 Oregon counties will decide on Second Amendment Preservation Ordinances this Election Day. The ordinances state that county residents have the right to own semi-automatic weapons and high capacity magazines, and the right to own firearms without any registration requirement.

 

Local News

Watchdog: Neglect and abuse unreported in nursing facilities

WASHINGTON — Nursing facilities have failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of Medicare beneficiaries even though the federal government requires such reporting, says a watchdog report due out Wednesday that calls for a new focus on protecting frail patients.

 

McMinnville rehab center on list of nation's worst

State says facility has improved significantly

Newberg to hold community visioning meeting

NEWBERG — The city of Newberg will hold a public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, to review a 20-year draft plan for the city’s future. The meeting will be held in the Chehalem Cultural ...

Along the Street: Willamina Farmers Market opening this week

The Willamina Farmers Market opens for the season from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16, with live music from Recca Maze. The market offers fresh produce, honey, baked goods, artisan goods and kids’ ...

Feds criticize Oregon nursing home investigation system

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) needs to address gaps in its oversight of nursing home abuse investigations, “that persisted in Oregon for at least 15 years,” announced the federal Government ...

Local garbage rates going up 5%

Garbage rates in McMinnville will increase 5% under an agreement approved by the McMinnville City Council June 11. Officials at Recology, the local garbage haulers, asked the council for a 10.47% rate ...

Council debates how to divvy up revenue

City councilors discussed Tuesday, but couldn’t come to a conclusion, how to spend about $870,000 of money generated from transient lodging taxes — projected to be $370,000 in the coming ...

'Renewed excitement' for MDA as EID extended

Only kind words were heard about the McMinnville Downtown Association June 11 when city councilors secured its main source of operational funding for the next three years. Last week, there was concern ...

 
Record temperatures scorch county

Scorching was the word of the week, as temperatures soared well above June normals, tying and breaking previous records in McMinnville and several other cities Tuesday and Wednesday. For the remainder ...

Flag Day event tonight

American Legion Post 21 in McMinnville will host a Flag Day ceremony at 8 o’clock tonight, June 14. The ceremony will honor the U.S. flag. Legion members are accepting worn and torn flags for a ...

School board approves budget

The McMinnville School Board adopted the 2019-20 budget following a public hearing Monday night. The total budget is $126,858,708, with a general fund of $75 million and a Capital Projects fund of $15.1 ...

 
Woman's alleged attacker back in local custody

Streeter indicted in brutal beating, charged with attempted murder

 
Stone reflects on a 'wonderful' law career

Recently retired Yamhill County Circuit Court Judge Ronald Stone was a Midwesterner who gravitated to the Yamhill Valley. He addressed the City Club Tuesday afternoon in the Grand Ballroom and told attendees ...

Gap between ambulance service revenue, costs continues to grow

Fifteen years ago, McMinnville’s Ambulance Fund for the first time needed property tax subsidy to support operations, following a new fee schedule reducing how much Medicare pays for transports In ...

Clock ticking for people living on the street

City crews painted yellow lines June 4 along the west side of Northeast Dustin Court, extending through the cul-de-sac, but Lee Waldo and his neighbors continue to camp at the end of the street. “The ...

Many sites offering free summer meals

Free food for those 18 and younger will be available at several sites as part of the federal summer meal program. Lunches, and in some cases breakfasts, will be served. No registration is required. Meals ...

Museum offers free admission to dads

The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum will offer free admission to dads on Sunday, June 16, Father's Day. The museums are filled with vintage aircraft and space vehicles, along with related items ...

State files eminent domain proceedings against landowner

The state Department of Transportation has filed for eminent domain proceedings against a landowner in its ongoing attempt to complete the Newberg-Dundee Bypass, specifically the Wilsonville Road realignment. The ...

 
Wolfe indicted by grand jury

Michael Wolfe of Gaston, charged in connection with the disappearance of Karissa Fretwell and her 3-year-old son, William Fretwell II, has been indicted by a Yamhill County Grand Jury on three counts of ...

 
New journeys await Yamhill-Carlton graduates

YAMHILL — Community members waved and cheered as buses carried members of Yamhill-Carlton High School’s Class of 2019 — also waving and cheering — through both towns on their way ...

Sports

 
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. ...

Senior golf scores

Bayou Golf Course, McMinnville, Friday, May 31 KP No. 7: Dick Harris LP No. 9: Walter Koluch LD No. 8: Larry Chastain LD No. 8: George Cabrera Low Gross No. 1: Donnie Davis 43 LG No. 2: Bob Graham ...

Sports briefs

SNACK summer programs set The McMinnville SNACK Program plans both soccer and food education activities this summer. SNACK will set up at the McMinnville Farmers Markey June 20 through August ...

 
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 ...

 
Reid leads Bulldog all-conference selections

WILLAMINA – Kaleb Reid, a first-team honoree for Willamina, led the six Bulldog baseball and softball all-league selections recently released by the Coastal Range League. Of the Bulldogs’ ...

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 ...

Spartans named to all-league lists

SHERIDAN – Despite a grueling three-win campaign, the Sheridan baseball team received three selections to the Class 2A Special District 2 all-conference lists. The Spartans earned three wins ...

Sports briefs

SNACK summer programs set The McMinnville SNACK Program plans both soccer and food education activities this summer. SNACK will set up at the McMinnville Farmers Markey June 20 through August 29 from ...

Senior bowling scores

Walnut City Lanes Mixed League Summer Senior Hobblers June 6 TEAM High game scratch: Swingers, 459. High series scratch: Swingers, 1347. MEN High game scratch: Johnnie Williams, 181; Hamish Densmore ...

 
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 ...

 
Pirates fall to Tigers in title game

EUGENE – Missed opportunities. Lessons learned. Tears shed. It’s not difficult imagining the returning Dayton softball players will grow after the disappointment of Friday’s ...

 
Lead Foot Racing paces Mud Drags

WILLAMINA – In a field of 76 trucks, Lead Foot Racing earned the Team Award at Saturday’s Willamina Mud Drags. The team was led by Open Class winner Mondo Ojeda. OPEN CLASS (Davison ...

 
Pirates lose state title game to Clatskanie, 10-5

EUGENE -- Dayton's second-ranked softball team fell in today's Class 3A OSAA State Championship to undefeated Clatskanie, 10-5. The Pirates briefly took a 5-3 lead in the top of the fifth inning, but ...

 
Pirates edge Challengers, 5-4, in state semifinals

DAYTON - Death, taxes and the Dayton softball team playing for a Class 3A state championship. While the first two still hold true, the last quickly became the surest bet in Oregon prep softball. ...

 
Five Grizzlies named first team all-league baseball

McMinnville’s ninth-ranked baseball team, which made a second round appearance in the state playoffs, earned 10 all-Pacific Conference honors, including five first team nominations. Senior ...

Umbenhower named PacWest Conference Coach of the Year

Rob Umbenhower earned his third consecutive all-league Coach of the Year award and the Pirates led the PacWest Conference with nine all-league selections. Umbenhower, who coached the team to a ...

Features

 
Vintage News-Register

Click scrolling arrows on side of pictures to pause slideshow.   Chronicling life in the Yamhill Valley through the generations with the newspaper archives. Vintage galleries are printed each Friday ...

 
Stopping By: Personalities in paint

LAFAYETTE — Tricia Heiser Wente has painted portraits of children, businessmen, families, even royalty — one of her more recent works is the official portrait of 2018 Rose Festival ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: World champion boxer by day, shanghaier by night

In 1903, shanghaier Larry Sullivan was at the height of his power in Portland. Hard-fisted and belligerent, yet socially polished and with what passed in old Portland society for refined manners, ...

Goodbye, Sheridan Days; hello, Hometown Days

SHERIDAN — Marilyn Levy paused for a moment when asked if she was sad to see Sheridan Days canceled permanently after last year. “I grew up here,” she said. “It is sad, ...

Rohse: Round of applause for the handshake

For thousands of years, humans have been shaking hands to indicate good will, friendship, congratulations, kept promises. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, ...

Savvy Senior: How a government pension might reduce your Social Security

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Savvy Senior Jim Miller is a longtime advocate for senior issues and regular contributor to the NBC "Today Show."Send your questions to Jim at Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, ...

 
Stopping by: like Mamá made

When Jesus Galvan was a child in Cuautla, a small town in Mexico, he asked his mother to teach him to cook. That was unusual for a boy in the state of Jalisco, on Mexico’s west coast. Tradition ...

 
Athletes don competition kilts for return of Highland Games

Whether a first-timer or a titan, Highland Games competitors need to complete nine different events that mimic tasks required of Scottish workers and warriors back in the day. Many inspired modern ...

Festival celebrates all things Scottish

Maybe you can’t toss a caber, the telephone-pole-like piece of wood that’s iconic to the Scottish Highland Games. Maybe you can’t toss a 56-pound barrel 40 feet or more, either. Maybe ...

Kiwanis honors top Mac High grads

The McMinnville Kiwanis Club awarded more than $21,000 in college scholarships to 10 graduating Mac High seniors Thursday. Carrying on a long tradition, the club also presented academic recognition ...

Rohse: Vintage manual is just my type

How sad it is that typewriters — especially the manual variety — are now so little appreciated and esteemed. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, ...

 
Carlson: Unlearning my Greyhound knowledge

I am old enough to be unsurprised that many times when I think I know a lot about a topic — and even offer advice about it — it turns out, I have not a clue. It is in this state of cluelessness ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: Portland’s ‘Shanghai Tunnels’ mainly myth, but not entirely

One of the most popular tourist attractions for visitors to Portland is a tour of the “Shanghai Tunnels” that run beneath Old Town’s streets. Offbeat Oregon Finn J.D. John, ...

 
Stopping by: Wildest dreams

Both Renee Belt, a Yamhill teenager, and Ruby, a mustang born wild in Eastern Oregon, were nervous when they first met. Now they are BFFs. Fourteen weeks later, the only thing worrying Renee is ...

Green Flash eludes hopeful beachgoer

I had a wonderful Mother’s Day this year — except that I did not get my hoped-for gift. I went with my son, Mitch, and daughter-in-law Louann, to their place at Agate Beach. Rohse Colored ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: Diamond Bill had a way with heiresses

Every now and then, one runs across a man who can sweet-talk absolutely anyone into anything. Such a man was William “Diamond Bill” Barrett Jr., the black sheep of a solid, respectable ...

 
Stopping By: Hybrid vehicle

  Chloe is looking forward to some fun: Many other mules and horses will be joining her at the Flying M Ranch for the Oregon Mule Skinners’ 35th annual Memorial Day Trail Ride. Just ...

 
Yard of the Month: Tranquil seating

Homeowner creates serene spots to pause and enjoy the view By HEATHER BROOKS Of the News-Register Benches are arranged outside the McMinnville home Jerri Solan shares with her husband, Tom, so passersby ...

Rohse: Buzzwords and other language we love to use

Fashions in clothing are forever changing, as per the tight-legged pants that presently are a choice. But clothes aren’t the only things that change. Change is everywhere — including words, ...

Carlson: Dogs behaving badly, and what to do about it

I’ve gotten behind on reading my dog magazines again. In my defense, they have an uncanny ability to arrive while I am engrossed in a page-turner mystery, and when I’ve finally gotten to the ...

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