Marcus Larson / News-Register##New Linfield students pose for a class photo near the campus Oak Grove, all
holding up a hand to the camera and making an ‘L’ with their hands.

Linfield welcomes 580 new students

Some 485 freshmen, 65 transfers and 30 exchange students joined returning upperclassman as Linfield College started classes Monday morning. President Thomas Hellie welcomed the new arrivals, along with ...

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Be on the lookout for buses and students

Drivers are urged to use extra caution on the roads, especially in the morning and mid-afternoon, as the start of a new school year means an influx of students and buses. Most districts in Yamhill County, ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Sue Kinion holds a precious souvenir she brought back to McMinnville from the medical mission: A tapa cloth, made from mulberry leaves that are beaten and dried, then painted with traditional Fijian designs.

Stopping By: No resort, just reward

On some vacations, Sue Kinion has enjoyed the kind of travel that takes her to a resort catering to her every whim. This year, though, she has jumped at the chance to take a very different kind of trip, ...

Rockne Roll / News-Register##Curly (Lance Nuttman) and Laurey (Karen Kumley) share a flirtatious moment in “Oklahoma!”

Oklahoma to open Sept. 4

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical, “Oklahoma!”, will open Friday, Sept. 4, at Gallery Theater, Second and Ford streets in downtown McMinnville. Featuring tunes such as “Oh, ...

Rockne Roll / News-Register##Delphia Perezselsky is a home visitor for A Family Place in McMinnville. She works with new parents facing challenges such as substance abuse, poverty and depression.

A friend of the family

Delphia Perezselsky sees countless young girls in her role as a social worker, and many of them share the same story. Feeling lost and unloved, they decided to create a perfect little being who ...

Starla Pointer / News-Register##Lifelong friends and fellow Mac High grads Dorian Klaus and Nick Spencer smooth the ground around new benches they installed on Riverside Drive near the McMinnville dog park.
The resting area also includes a rock sculpture and inspirational plaque.

Place for rest and reflection

Walkers and runners on Riverside Drive will have a place to sit and reflect, thanks to the work of two recent high school graduates. Dorian Klaus, who graduated from Western Mennonite School, ...

Gallery plans 'Music Man,' other shows in 2016

Gallery Theater will feature three musicals and three other plays during its 2016 season, theater officials announced Sunday at a special preview for members. Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man," ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##McMinnville police officers conduct an “active shooter” training at Patton Middle School last Monday. The McMinnville School District’s
safety officer, former Sheriff Jack Crabtree, led the exercise.

Training for the worst

Police conduct shooter training at Patton Middle School

Marcus Larson / News-Register##A comfortable couch and stuffed animals help make up the soft interview room at the McMinnville Police Department. The space was created to calm the nerves of sexual assault victims while they talk to detectives.

Treating a victim as more than a witness

She thought she just was drunk and passed out. A male friend persuaded her to drink a single rum and Coke. And at the age of 16, she assumed that must have been enough to render her unconscious ...

Starla Pointer / News-Register##Teachers Sarah Schweiger, right, and Lisa Ekstrom lead new first-graders in a funny song during the back-to-school transition camp at Wascher Elementary School.

Youngsters ease back into school

LAFAYETTE — Incoming first-graders filed into the Wascher Elementary library Wednesday for a morning of back-to-school activities. They dug into sacks of animal crackers and sipped apple juice, ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##A new paint job on patrol cars is one of many cosmetic changes implemented this year at the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office.

New look for the sheriff's office

It’s a new look Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office on several fronts. There’s a new sheriff in town, following last November’s election of Tim Svenson, formerly a captain with the ...

Courthouse beefing up security

The Yamhill County Courthouse plans to implement a security scanning system Tuesday, Sept. 1. In conjunction, visitor access will henceforth be limited to the main front entrance on Northeast Fifth Street. Based ...

Commissioners approve entry policy

The Yamhill County Commissioners approved a new policy Thursday for employees entering the county courthouse. It allows them to bypass a new security screening system by producing their electronic identification ...

County jail logs perfect score

The Yamhill County Jail achieved a 100 percent Oregon Jail Standards score during an inspection conducted in June and July. The Oregon State Sheriff’s Association adopted standards to be applied ...

Along the Street: County unemployment ticks up in July

Yamhill County shed an unusual number of jobs in July, pushing its unemployment rate to 5.5 percent, up from 5.2 percent in June. Statewide unemployment ticked up in July as well, rising from 5.5 percent ...

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