Photo courtesy Oregon State Police##A Sheridan man was killed Friday morning in a motorcycle crash on Highway 22 in Polk County.

Sheridan man killed in motorcycle crash; McMinnville resident charged

A McMinnville resident has been charged in connection with the alleged hit-and-run death of a Sheridan motorcyclist early Friday morning. Oregon State Police Lt. Fred Testa, who oversees the McMinnville ...

Book signing set

Megan Krueger, a graduate of Yamhill-Carlton High School, will sign copies of her book “Dust and Blood” from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at the Falls Event Center. The center is housed ...

Council discusses earlier meeting times

Remy Drabkin would prefer to see McMinnville City Council meetings start earlier. She proposed the idea at the council’s April 11 meeting, touting it as a way to encourage better attendance. Councilors ...

Jay Pearson

Pearson retiring as parks director

McMinnville Parks and Recreation Director Jay Pearson announced his retirement at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. He said his official retirement date is May 1, but he would be willing to ...

Mac schools will accept 120 transfers

The McMinnville schools will accept up to 120 students from other districts during the official inter-district transfer period, which opens May 15. School board members voted Monday to set the number ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##River Gilmore and her brother Maverick dig through a wading pool full of foam peanuts, searching for colored eggs.

Everyone can find an egg

Cason Watson dug through a wading pool filled with Styrofoam peanuts, searching for colorful Easter eggs. ‘I can’t find any,” the 7-year-old told his mother after just a few seconds ...

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Young adult author April Henry tells Patton Middle School students about her mystery books. The Portland author also spoke at Duniway during her visit to McMinnville.

Middle schoolers meet a favorite author

Patton Middle School student Paislee Matson said she didn’t always consider herself a big reader. When she picked up “The Night She Disappeared,” though, everything changed. She’s ...

Music professor to speak

A professor of music composition and theory will present “Gesture, Imagery, Noise: Transforming Imagination to Music” Wednesday at Linfield College. Andrea Reinkemeyer will speak at 7 p.m. ...

Boating class scheduled

A boating safety class is slated to run 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays from April 18 to May 19. It is being hosted by Chemeketa Community College on its Yamhill Valley campus, located at 288 N.E. Norton Lane, Building ...

Asbestos removal at Newby done right, regulators say

A parent, surprised to learn asbestos was removed from the Newby Elementary School gym over spring break, complained to McMinnville school officials and barred her children from the gym after keeping them ...

Plaid Pantry robber back in jail

An Amity man recently sentenced for his role in a March 2016 armed robbery at a McMinnville Plaid Pantry, then released because he had already served his time while awaiting resolution of the case, is ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Work is under way to upgrade and reopen the old Farmers Coop Creamery.

Organic Valley upgrading Mac dairy

If you’ve driven by the old Farmers Cooperative Creamery on Highway 99W recently, you may have noticed something happening. The nearly 80-year-old milk plant was purchased last fall by Organic Valley, ...

SDC loan urged for Atticus

The McMinnville Urban Renewal Advisory Committee is recommending approval of a $100,000 loan to the developers of a new luxury hotel downtown to cover system development charges. Under the proposed terms, ...

Fitness enthusiast dies at 69

Fitness enthusiast Jerry Hogevoll, a 1965 graduate of McMinnville High School who wrote such books as “Fit Over 50” and “The Fitness Revolution,” died March 17. He was 69. Gerald ...

Mac School Board to meet Monday

McMinnville School Board members will consider adopting textbooks and setting limits on inter-district transfers when they meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 10. The public session will be held in the longtime ...

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