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Former Memorial Elementary School student Kyle Harris, who will graduate from McMinnville High 
School tonight. receives high fives from current students as he walks down the halls of his old school.

Graduates return to grade school halls

Younger students inspired by red-robed graduates-to-be

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Iliana Martinez and Rosa Rodriguez check out Rosa s study of the leopard shark. Rosa said the little shark shouldn t be feared: it eats octopus and shrimp, not people.

Going, going, gone

Students suggest ways to save threatened species

Committee adopts budget proposal of $73 million for schools

McMinnville’s School Budget Committee has agreed on a $73 million general fund budget for 2017-18. However, that figure might change slightly by the time the board adopts the budget later this month, ...

Along the Street: Evergreen plans eclipse events

The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is gearing up for what promises to be a one-time-only Oregon tourist attraction: The total solar eclipse slated to sweep through during the mid-morning of Aug. ...

Mac High to graduate more 500 Friday

McMinnville High School will graduate a 500-strong Class of 2017 on Friday. Commencement ceremonies will begin at 7 p.m. in Wortman Stadium. Admission is by ticket only. Valedictorians are Jacob Barlow, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register file photo##News-Register photographer Marcus Larson earned 2nd place for this photo of Trenton Sitton trying his hand at a bean bag toss game at the 2016 Carlton Fun Days  kids games.

News-Register collects a dozen national awards

The News-Register won a dozen awards, including three firsts, in this year’s National Newspaper Association competition. The paper’s Viewpoints editorial section took top national honors. ...

Dog wash, hot dogs

Homeward Bound Pets and the Yamhill County Champion Team will host "Dog Days," a fundraiser and pet adoption event, on Saturday. The event will run 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Nature's Pet, 900 N.E. Highway ...

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Students dig in the McMinnville Montessori School garden, which they updating in honor of the late Maria Eustrom. She taught at the school for more than 30 years before she died of cancer earlier this year.

Montessori students garden for Maria

Students attending the McMinnville Montessori School are digging, planting and weeding, all for Maria. The children, with help from parents and staff, are creating a memorial garden to honor the late ...

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Veteran Angel Mendoza and McMinnville Police officer Mike LaRue properly fold an American flag to be used for the new police program that aims to give deceased veterans the honor they deserve.

Police carry flags to honor veterans

When people die at home, police officers often respond to assist their families. One such death particularly stands out for McMinnville Officer Mike LaRue — that of Vietnam vet Ronald Fredrickson. When ...

Starla Pointer / News-Register##Salam Noor, state superintendent, watches fourth-graders Jorden Woolen, left, and Nahla Nelson work on their Chromebooks. Noor heard about teaching and learning strategies, encouraging young students to think of college and other topics during his visit to Wascher Elementary.

Deputy state superintendent visits local schools

LAFAYETTE — To preschoolers at Wascher Elementary School, the delegation visiting Tuesday represented simply another set of adults — welcome, but not nearly as interesting as the language and ...

Along the Street: Magazine lists local companies

Two Yamhill County companies appear on Oregon Business Magazine’s annual Best Green Workplaces list, announced Wednesday at a luncheon at The Nines Hotel in Portland Sokol Blosser Winery in Dundee, ...

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Haugeberg gives up Linfield board chair

McMinnville attorney Dave Haugeberg has stepped down as chairman of the Linfield College Board of Trustees, but is retaining a board seat and continuing to play a board role. If only he could trade his ...

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Legion member Juan Palacios opens the Memorial Day ceremony at the Dayton Veterans  Memorial Monday morning. The Honor Guard, Legion Auxiliary and Legion Riders also took part in the ceremony.

Making sure veterans are honored

DAYTON — With reverberations from a nine-round salute still lingering in the air, a bugle sounded the first notes of “Taps,” honoring those who’ve served their country. A second ...

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After placing his own acorn in the bowl, Kyle Chandler places his best friend Parker Moore s acorn in the bowl as well.  Moore was tragically killed in an off-campus stabbing.

Linfield grads encouraged to keep learning

Su-Yen Wong said she didn’t fully appreciate what she’d learned at Linfield College on receiving her degree in music and computer science in 1989. But in the ensuing years, she told the graduating ...

Metro votes to cut ties with Riverbend

Landfill says decision won’t affect its expansion plans

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