Sheriff's office steps up for eclipse

Any other Monday morning, the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office has half a dozen deputies out on the road. But on eclipse Monday, it had 15. Capt. Chris Ray said the office needed all the help it ...

Shakespeare scholar speaks at Linfield

Professor Daniel Pollack-Pelzner will give a talk titled "Digital Shakespeare" at Linfield College's opening convocation, set for Friday, Aug. 25. The public ceremony will get underway at 9:30 a.m. in ...

Sheridan High sets open house

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School will host a Back to School Bash for the community from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30. The open house will celebrate the return of staff and students to school on ...

Sex abuser draws 10-year sentence

A Newberg man who abused his female victim between the ages of 11 and 16 has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Charles Foote, 51, entered an Alford plea to three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, ...

Traffic heavy following eclipse

Multiple crashes adding to congestion

Man sentenced in motorcyclist’s death

DALLAS — Brenden Duck of McMinnville, driver of a stolen car that struck and killed a Sheridan motorcyclist in April, was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday in Polk County Circuit Court. The ...

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Meira Pewonka, left, and Cooper Johns, right, along with other third and fourth graders, play a song of peace on the dunun drums during the Rotary Peace Village day camp last week at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.

Rotary Peace Village teaches respect for all

Izzy Sheppard knew only one other student when she arrived at the Rotary Peace Village day camp last Monday. By the end of the week, she’d made friends. “I interact with people more here,” ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##An estimated 5,500 people attended the eclipse event at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum to catch the awesome moment of totality.

Spectators revel in totality at Evergreen

The Space Odyssey theme blasted through the speakers at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum on Monday as an estimated 5,500 spectators, universally sporting special eclipse-viewing glasses, gazed ...

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Clifton Mesick, who was alive during the 1918 and 1979 eclipse, stares up as the moon eclipses the sun while attending the Brookdale Senior Living.

Seniors enjoy watching eclipse

Almost every night before bed, Shirley Haynes goes outside briefly to watch the moon and stars. “I used to know all the stars,” she said. “At 85, I’ve forgotten a lot of them, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##The August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse during totality.

AWESOME: Eclipse captures hearts in the valley

Science answered a million questions about Monday’s solar eclipse: What a rarity it was for the shadow to race all the way across the U.S.; how the moon, just 1/400th the size of the sun, could ...

Submitted photo##The car ended up on Darci Drive after traveling through a house

Vehicle hits house in McMinnville

A car crashed into a house in the 1200 block of Southwest Darci Drive just before midnight Friday, damaging the structure and seriously injuring the driver. According to McMinnville police, Mario Gomez-Martinez ...

MHS marching band benefits from fundraiser

McMinnville High School's marching band will benefit from a silent auction being held at numerous downtown businesses. Each participating business, which is marked by a yellow sign, will offer an item ...

Starla Pointer / News-Register##Participants in an impromptu peace and diversity rally wave a passing traffic Friday morning.

Crowd gathers in support of peace, respect for all

Supporters of peace and respect stood alongside Adams Street near the McMinnville Public Library Friday morning, holding signs such as "Love Trumps Hate" and "Diversity" and "Hate Has No Home Here." Many ...

McMinnville conducts survey

The city of McMinnville is hosting an online survey seeking opinions on its wayfinding program, designed to guide visitors to and through the city. It is part of a project Visit McMinnville launched this ...

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