Crash injures three people

Three people sustained minor injuries in a three-vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer rig Monday afternoon at the intersection of Northeast Baker and Second streets. Northbound traffic on Baker was ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##A quilter herself, Anita Sommerfeld looks over some of the donated quilts CASA volunteers may give to the children with whom they work. A CASA’s job is to advocate
for what’s best for the kids involved in a court case.

Speaking up for kids

While attorneys, judges and social workers debate and argue about the adults involved in court cases, a special set of volunteers looks out for the best interests of the children. “It’s very ...

Linfield librarian gets new position

Susan Barnes Whyte, library and educational media services director at Linfield College, has been appointed to the Council of Independent Colleges to serve as senior adviser and director of the Consortium ...

Local DAR winners win again

Three Yamhill County youths have won state, as well as local, competitions sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. And two have also gone on to win regionals in their categories, putting ...

Along the Street: Wine industry flush with success

The wine industry directly and indirectly contributes more than $3.35 billion to Oregon’s economy, according to a report released by Full Glass Research. The research group was founded by Christian ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##Fernando Ohmedo, left, and Aaron Cerda measure a hula hoop to find its circumference. First they rolled it along a tape to find the outside measurement, then they measured its diameter by pi.

Pi Day at St. James

St. James School invited students from five other Catholic schools to visit McMinnville Thursday for a heaping serving of pi. They spent the morning using pi, 3.14, to find the circumference of circles ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##In Judy Ryan’s room at Memorial, kindergartners practice reading with help from teaching assistant Pamela Stringer. “Guided reading” combines with reading aloud and independently to strengthen skills.

Full-day kindergarten will mean more depth, more movement

From the moment kindergartners arrive at school until they head home with their parents, it’s a mad rush to squeeze in all the learning. “With only two hours, 45 minutes, there’s only ...

Storm causes record rainfall

A weekend storm drenched McMinnville in a record-setting amount of rain on Saturday, and followed it up with 40-mile-per-hour winds and gusts up to 50 miles per hour on Sunday. The National Weather Service ...

What happens to Riverbend's power plant?

The decomposing waste in Riverbend Landfill produces gas. While it may not smell pleasant, that naturally occurring byproduct is turned into electricity powering homes and businesses in McMinnville by ...

Submitted photo##Recology submitted this blueprint to the planning department for its proposed transfer station on Orchard Avenue.

What if Riverbend closes?

Transfer station would be needed for McMinnville waste.

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Max Germano from Tesóaria pours wine for Courtney Sapel at the SIP! Wine and Food Classic. The three-day event welcomed thousands
of visitors to the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. The celebration, in its 22nd year, is an annual fundraiser for St. James Catholic School.

Crowds take a Sip! of area wine industry

Hillary and Kevin Dobbs were among the first people through the door Friday to raise their glasses at the annual Sip!, formally titled the McMinnville Wine & Food Classic, at the Evergreen Space Museum. Well, ...

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Sheri King - Possibly Oregon's first city park

Joel Perkins Park in Lafayette will soon be recognized with historical marker

Survey shows support for school improvements

McMinnville residents are fairly positive about their schools and are willing to pay for improvements they consider necessary, according to a survey commissioned by the district in February. The school ...

Jerry Franklin photo##A seral community at HJ Andrews Experimental Forest exemplifies the natural regrowth of forests.

Logging 101: Professor talks 'ecological forestry' with city club

Federally-owned forests in Oregon are mired in politics, with no workable long-term strategy for achieving the goals for them enshrined in federal law, Oregon State University forestry professor K. Norman ...

Master gardeners event Saturday

The Yamhill County Master Gardeners Association will present its third annual Spring into Gardening on March 14 at the McMinnville Community Center, at 600 N.E. Evans Street, from 8:45 to 4 p.m. Cost ...

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