Terroir writing fest this weekend

Writers, hoping-to-be-published authors and other word lovers will gather Saturday, April 18, for the sixth-annual Terroir creative writing festival. Workshops, readings and presentations will run from ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##McMinnville homeowners Linda and Craig Saunders enjoy creating a bright, colorful landscape at their home at 545 N.W. 10th St. The couple’s efforts earned them April Yard of the Month honors from the McMinnville Garden Club.

Yard of the Month: A Floral Transformation

Gardening is a joint endeavor for Craig and Linda Saunders, who won the McMinnville Garden Club’s April Yard of the Month award. Craig says Linda comes up with the plans and he implements them. Both ...

City approves firefighter contract

The McMinnville City Council approved a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with McMinnville firefighters Tuesday. They will receive a 2.1 percent cost of living increase and a 1 percent market ...

YCOM accepts county takeover offer

The Yamhill County commissioners approved Thursday an offer to assume command of the Yamhill 911 Communications Agency’s emergency radio system, contingent on YCOM providing $270,300 in annual funding ...

Braich faces challenge from Bordeaux for Mac school board seat

Incumbent Janis Braich, a retired nurse, will face retired teacher Bill Bordeaux, who does some substituting, in the race for Position 7 on the McMinnville School Board. It’s one of three contested ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##Hairstylist and Twist owner Emma Judd tells Duniway Middle School eighth-graders
about her career. She always wanted to be a hairdresser, she said; she loves the owners and her customers.

Speakers tell Duniway students about careers

Eighth-graders had many questions for adults giving presentations at Duniway Middle School’s Career Day. “Which classes do you need to take? How do you deal with customers? Did you always ...

New memory care facility opens

The doors opened this week at Cherrywood Memory Care, located at the north end of town at 2750 N.E. Doran Drive. The 56-bed facility was erected by RB&R Contractors Inc. of McMinnville at an estimated ...

Along the Street: Leadership training geared to nonprofits

A series of free training sessions is being offered by the Ford Foundation’s Leadership Training Program for Yamhill County residents involved with nonprofits. The sessions are slated to run 5:30 ...

Rite Aid space remains unclaimed

When Rite Aid vacates its current location at the end of the month, it will leave a 36,000-square-foot hole in Highway 99W’s Town Center shopping complex. And so far, no replacement has been arranged. “We’re ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##Kindergartner Kinsey Wark and school board member Tim Roberts, who happens
to be Kinsey’s grandpa, show each other their correct answers on a math problem during Monday’s board meeting.

Mac sets limits on interdistrict school transfers

The McMinnville School District will allow up to 90 students to transfer into the district next year, the school board decided Monday. It set no limit on the number who transfer out. School districts ...

Mr. Mac High slated Saturday

McMinnville High School students will compete for the title “Mr. Mac High” during a humorous and friendly competition set for Saturday. The event will be open to the public, starting at 6 ...

Tensions flare at YCOM session

A Tuesday meeting between the County Board of Commissioners and Yamhill Communications Agency Board exposed deep divides between the respective boards and  between small outlying emergency service ...

McMinnville eyes addition to Urban Growth Boundary

The McMinnville Urban Area Management Commission is slated to consider Thursday a proposal for the addition of 22 acres west of Northwest Hill Road to the city’s urban growth boundary. The meeting ...

County about to be flooded with lemonade

Living in McMinnville, a town famous for beer and wine, Devon Tate understands the importance of offering people a good drink. It has to be just right, as competition in the beverage industry is fierce ...

Taylor Rockwell, left, and Emmy Martin

Eighth-graders to present at history competition

Two Patton Middle School eighth-graders will present some intensive research they’ve done at the annual Oregon History Day competition on Saturday. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oregon ...

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