Local banking figure dies

Kim Mills, a fixture in the local banking industry, died Oct. 11 at the age of 67. A native of Cottage Grove, she started her career in McMinnville in 1989 at Ben Franklin Savings & Loan. She then ...

Public comment invited on vacation rental issue

The McMinnville Planning Commission will host a public discussion at its next regular session, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, on local vacation rentals. Planning Director Heather Richards said the commission is ...

Maps help YCAP map its services

Social service providers at the Yamhill Community Action Partnership are mapping new ways to help people in need — by using actual maps. In a high-tech digital age of data collection and analysis, ...

Rockne Roll / News-Register##HB Pets director Ronnie Vostinak holds Ruth Ann. The cat belonged to Homeward Bound Pets founder Julie Julson until Julson’s death in March.

Late founder's cat needs a home

Julie Julson, who founded the organization that eventually became Homeward Bound Pets, couldn’t pass by a box of kittens offered outside Walmart about 10 years ago. She picked up a tiny ...

Water and Light goes inside

The Water & Light commission will offer the position of general manager to one of its own — Engineering and Operating Manager John Dietz — subject to successful contract negotiations. Dietz ...

Rockne Roll / News-Register##Protesters stand on Evans Street across from McMinnville High School to protest U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos  visit to the school Wednesday afternoon.

DeVos protest sprung on three days notice

More than 250 people lined Northeast Evans Street, across from McMinnville High School, to protest Wednesday’s visit by one of the Trump cabinet’s most controversial figures — U.S. Secretary ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Education secretary Betsy DeVos listens to students discuss poetry in Matt Brisbin s class at Mac High Wednesday afternoon. She also visited AVID and U.S. history classes.

Secretary's visit a teachable moment

In many ways, teachers at McMinnville High School hosted a visit Wednesday from the U.S. secretary of education, not from Betsy DeVos, even though DeVos currently holds the office. "How often do you get ...

Neighbors uneasy with way city handled dispute

The McMinnville City Council declined Tuesday to intervene in a dispute between neighbors on Southwest Edmunston Street and Russ Lane. While applauding that, some neighbors took exception to the way the ...

Trustee sale is put off again

A trustee’s sale of the former Evergreen International Aviation headquarters property, next to the airport at 3800 S.E. Three Mile Lane, was postponed for the fourth time Tuesday. It is now scheduled ...

Along the Street: Mac Gas gears up for major expansion

McMinnville Gas had been operating from a facility at 1384 N.E. Highway 99W for more than half a century, under the direction of three generations of the Buller family. The business had grown over the ...

Prison warden addresses City Club

Inmates at Federal Correctional Institution in Sheridan build cabinets and other items in their wood shop, donate vegetables for the YCAP Regional Food Bank and sometimes cut weeds or perform other tasks ...

News-Register cited for overall excellence

The National Newspaper Association awarded the News-Register an honorable mention in general excellence at this year’s annual convention, held in Tulsa. All elements of the newspaper are factored ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Wascher preschooler Luna Miller and fellow students paint leaves, one of many art projects that will be sent to a survivors of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Children send best wishes to Las Vegas concertgoer

LAFAYETTE — Preschoolers at Wascher Elementary studied friendship during September, their first-ever month of school. This week, they’ve had a chance to put what they’d learned into practice. They’ve ...

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Education secretary Betsy DeVos addresses reporters during her visit to McMinnville High School Wednesday, Oct. 11.

DeVos praises Mac, pitches school choice

[Updated 10 p.m. 10/12/17]  While protesters gathered outside Wednesday — most opposing controversial Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, with some supporting — students and teachers inside ...

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Federal education secretary to visit

Federal Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will visit McMinnville Wednesday. Her itinerary includes a stop at McMinnville High School. DeVos was appointed by President Donald Trump. On Feb. 7, she was ...

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