Sweet hired as Mac volleyball coach

McMinnville High School athletic director Mark Hinthorn announced the hiring of Corvallis assistant coach Hayden Sweet as the Grizzlies’ new head volleyball coach on Feb. 28. In addition to her ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##McMinnville wrestling coach Shawn Keinonen accepts the Class 6A Coach of the Year award Saturday evening.

Keinonen the right man for Mac wrestling

It was an inconsequential moment in a long and ultimately successful season, but it felt so definitive. It spoke to McMinnville wrestling coach Shawn Keinonen’s ability to cut to the chase – ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##Members of the Patton Argonauts practice with their robot, Jason. From left, students are Lucas Ledet, Tyler Nelson, Cameron Smith (standing), Rachel Larsen, Ella Stidham and Peter Christensen.

Mac robotics teams headed to state

Robotics teams from both McMinnville middle schools will compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge statewide tournament Saturday and Sunday at Benson Polytechnic High School in Portland. The Patton Argonauts ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Vandals damaged a newly installed statue in City Park during the weekend. The statue is the third art piece to be damaged in this location.

Art vandalized in park again

A new piece of art recently placed at the entrance to City Park, in front of the library’s Carnegie Building, was vandalized over the weekend. This is the third time a piece of art placed there has ...

Hatfield film to show at Linfield

“The Gentleman of the Senate: Oregon’s Mark Hatfield,” a feature-length film about the former governor turned senator, will be shown Wednesday, March 11, at Linfield College. The showing ...

Christopher Kenneth Lewis

Nighttime jail boarder facing a new charge

Repeat sex offender Christopher Kenneth Lewis, who has been spending his nights in the Yamhill County Jail for lack of any approved housing option in the larger community, and has been free on his own ...

And the landfill survey says ...

The News-Register staff Unscientific sample probes Riverbend Landfill expansion Seventy-six percent of online News-Register subscribers responding to an e-mail survey favored closure of Riverbend Landfill ...

Baker Rock denied fish passage easement

Baker Rock Resources is in the process of devising an alternative route for a channel to the Willamette River designed to facilitate fish passage from a gravel mine it is developing on Grand Island. The ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Neon Mustache teammates, from left, Anna Hinchcliff, Kate Cratty, Kaia Brantner, and Cameron Flannigan
discuss their response to a question asked during the Memorial Elementary Battle of the Books finals.

Young readers vie in Battle of the Books

Two top teams — the Neon Mustaches and the Nerdy Reading Pandas — battled it out Tuesday for the reading championship at Memorial Elementary School. When the dust cleared, the Pandas were ...

Photo courtesy Oregon State Police##A McMinnville man was killed Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 99W north of Lafayette.

McMinnville man dies in Highway 99W crash; wife injured

LAFAYETTE — A McMinnville man died about 10 a.m. Thursday in a two-vehicle crash just south of the McDougal junction on Highway 99W. His wife, a passenger in the vehicle he was driving, was injured. Matthew ...

Erickson CEO retiring as stock bleeds value

Erickson Inc., the company that bought McMinnville-based Evergreen Helicopters from the now-defunct Evergreen International Aviation two years ago, announced Tuesday that President and CEO Udo Rieder would ...

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Linfield second baseman Kenzie Schmoll (right) readies herself to tag a Lewis & Clark player Sunday.

Linfield softball posts series victory against Lewis & Clark

The News-Register staff PORTLAND – The Wildcats were all set to wrap up another perfect weekend on the softball diamond in the nightcap of Sunday’s doubleheader against Lewis & Clark. The ...

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Brian Barnes of McMinnville is congratulated by an official after winning the Class 6A  195-pound State Championship match at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland on Saturday, Feb. 28.

State Wrestling: Barnes, Nelson lead Grizz to best-ever finish

PORTLAND – Hours before one of the major wrestling matches of his life, McMinnville 195-pounder Brian Barnes had more pressing issues than his state final against the weight class’ No. 1 seed, ...

School board filings are due by March 19

People interested in seeking school board positions in one of Yamhill County’s seven districts need to file by 5 p.m. Thursday, March 19. About half of each board’s positions will be filled ...

Soroptimists collecting baby items

Soroptimist International of McMinnville is collecting diapers, crib sheets, baby clothes and other items for its annual Community Baby Shower. The club, which works for the benefit of women and girls, ...

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