Along the Street: Wine industry flush with success

The wine industry directly and indirectly contributes more than $3.35 billion to Oregon’s economy, according to a report released by Full Glass Research. The research group was founded by Christian ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##Fernando Ohmedo, left, and Aaron Cerda measure a hula hoop to find its circumference. First they rolled it along a tape to find the outside measurement, then they measured its diameter by pi.

Pi Day at St. James

St. James School invited students from five other Catholic schools to visit McMinnville Thursday for a heaping serving of pi. They spent the morning using pi, 3.14, to find the circumference of circles ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##In Judy Ryan’s room at Memorial, kindergartners practice reading with help from teaching assistant Pamela Stringer. “Guided reading” combines with reading aloud and independently to strengthen skills.

Full-day kindergarten will mean more depth, more movement

From the moment kindergartners arrive at school until they head home with their parents, it’s a mad rush to squeeze in all the learning. “With only two hours, 45 minutes, there’s only ...

Storm causes record rainfall

A weekend storm drenched McMinnville in a record-setting amount of rain on Saturday, and followed it up with 40-mile-per-hour winds and gusts up to 50 miles per hour on Sunday. The National Weather Service ...

What happens to Riverbend's power plant?

The decomposing waste in Riverbend Landfill produces gas. While it may not smell pleasant, that naturally occurring byproduct is turned into electricity powering homes and businesses in McMinnville by ...

Submitted photo##Recology submitted this blueprint to the planning department for its proposed transfer station on Orchard Avenue.

What if Riverbend closes?

Transfer station would be needed for McMinnville waste.

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Max Germano from Tesóaria pours wine for Courtney Sapel at the SIP! Wine and Food Classic. The three-day event welcomed thousands
of visitors to the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. The celebration, in its 22nd year, is an annual fundraiser for St. James Catholic School.

Crowds take a Sip! of area wine industry

Hillary and Kevin Dobbs were among the first people through the door Friday to raise their glasses at the annual Sip!, formally titled the McMinnville Wine & Food Classic, at the Evergreen Space Museum. Well, ...

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Sheri King - Possibly Oregon's first city park

Joel Perkins Park in Lafayette will soon be recognized with historical marker

Survey shows support for school improvements

McMinnville residents are fairly positive about their schools and are willing to pay for improvements they consider necessary, according to a survey commissioned by the district in February. The school ...

Jerry Franklin photo##A seral community at HJ Andrews Experimental Forest exemplifies the natural regrowth of forests.

Logging 101: Professor talks 'ecological forestry' with city club

Federally-owned forests in Oregon are mired in politics, with no workable long-term strategy for achieving the goals for them enshrined in federal law, Oregon State University forestry professor K. Norman ...

Master gardeners event Saturday

The Yamhill County Master Gardeners Association will present its third annual Spring into Gardening on March 14 at the McMinnville Community Center, at 600 N.E. Evans Street, from 8:45 to 4 p.m. Cost ...

Vote scheduled on water rights purchase

After weeks of negotiations, McMinnville Water & Light commissioners are expected to vote Tuesday, March 17, on whether to approve purchase of water rights. The board meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. ...

Along the Street: Silhouettes cut at toy store

Silhouette artist Kerry Cook will cut finely detailed likenesses at Hopscotch Toys & Games from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11. Along The Street Tom Henderson is a longtime Oregon ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##EASA students Toby Irving, left, and Sam Freeman prepare a quadcopter for flight during a demonstration in the
Evergreen Space Museum, where the Engineering and Aerospace Sciences Academy meets.

School drone program gets grant

Students will learn about and practice using drones to research and study natural resources as part of a new collaborative effort at McMinnville High School. The natural resources pathway and the Engineering ...

Submitted photo##The Hagan Hamilton building sustained more than $40,000 in damages after the February crash.

'This was very reckless,' Hagan Hamilton CEO says

Hagan Hamilton Insurance Services CEO Rick John told Yamhill County Circuit Court Judge Ronald Stone that an employee often works nights in the same office a 2015 Subaru WRX smashed into at a high rate ...

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