Park gets taste of Lemonade Day profits

A new McMinnville park featuring a playground for people of all abilities and disabilities moved $360.76 closer to reality this month, thanks to lemonade. Students in the transitions class at Mid-Valley ...

Alumna to deliver commencement address

Gale Castillo, founder and president of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber in Portland, will deliver the commencement address to Linfield College's Class of 2015. The 1973 Linfield graduate will speak ...

Wyden to visit McMinnville

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden will hold a town hall at 1 p.m. Friday at McMinnville High School. The senator holds at least one town hall in every county in Oregon every year.  Wyden has been drawing national ...

Training sessions slated

The Oregon Community Foundation will hold two local training session Thursday for nonprofits interested in learning more about the OCF grant process. The sessions will run 9-11 a.m. at First Baptist Church ...

McMinnville baseball sets sun on Apollos' season

Smith, Esparza, Mechals combine on shutout

Rockne Roll/News-Register##McMinnville senior Tanner Scanlon knocks down a hurdle during his school record-setting performance (38.86 seconds) in the Class 6A boys  300-meter hurdles final Saturday.

Scanlon's final act: school record

Clark-Johnson finishes fourth in 6A girls' shot put

Brad Thompson photo##Scott Brosius, Linfield College s baseball coach, is stepping down after eight seasons.

Brosius steps away from Linfield

Former New York Yankee star and World Series hero Scott Brosius resigned Saturday as head baseball coach at Linfield College. Updated at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday He returned the reins to the man he replaced ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##McMinnville junior Micah Steeves cleared 12 feet, 6 inches in the 6A boys  pole vault, good for 11th place overall.

Small schools shine at Hayward Field

McShane repeats as dual state champion; Shirley wins first state title

Bankruptcy settlement threatened by dispute

A proposed settlement in federal Evergreen Vintage Aircraft bankruptcy proceedings is being held up by one of the creditors, and the dispute could derail the deal. Neither side was willing to yield, despite ...

Starla Pointer / News-Register##Student Ryan Terry attaches the flowered rocket to the pump, which will raise the water pressure inside the soda bottle from which the rocket is made. This will cause it to fly high into the air.

Rocket launch caps STEM project

Hypothesis: The J Dog rocket will fly higher and for a longer time if it weighs less. “We launched it yesterday, then we improved it,” McMinnville High School sophomore Ryan Terry explained ...

Submitted photo###Volunteers from Zero Waste staffed 10 different stations throughout downtown McMinnville during the UFO Festival this past weekend. They collected 700 pounds of compostable material.

Along the Street: Volunteers clean up alien trash

Activists from Zero Waste were joined by volunteers from McMinnville High School and Linfield College in swooping behind aliens last weekend to steer as much of their trash as possible into recycling and ...

Starla Pointer / News-Register##Kindergartner
Adalyn Sousa drives the big lawn mower usually
used by city worker Christina Reed during the “Touch a Truck” event at Grandhaven Elementary School.

Children learn about public works

Kindergartners learned about water, electricity, sewers and parks, and the men and women who help make them available, during a “Touch a Truck” event staged Tuesday at Grandhaven Elementary ...

McMinnville streets to be paved this summer

A number of McMinnville streets will be waving goodbye to potholes this summer.  The city has released a list of streets due for a new coat of pavement during the coming construction season, the ...

Meeting set for online school

The Oregon Connections Academy, a free online school open to students throughout the state, will hold an informational meeting Tuesday in McMinnville. The free session will start at 6:30 p.m. at the McMinnville ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Hal Sheldon spends time with his three mules Gus, Otis and Lizzy. They like him, he said. “They know you’re the guy who’s been feeding them, so they buddy right up.”

Hoofing it

It’s not that Gus, Otis and Lizzy don’t enjoy trail riding. They love being out on the trail, as long as they don’t encounter a mean dog or some other threat. And when they’ve ...

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