Starla Pointer/News-Register##Members of the Patton Argonauts practice with their robot, Jason. From left, students are Lucas Ledet, Tyler Nelson, Cameron Smith (standing), Rachel Larsen, Ella Stidham and Peter Christensen.

Mac robotics teams headed to state

Robotics teams from both McMinnville middle schools will compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge statewide tournament Saturday and Sunday at Benson Polytechnic High School in Portland. The Patton Argonauts ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Neon Mustache teammates, from left, Anna Hinchcliff, Kate Cratty, Kaia Brantner, and Cameron Flannigan
discuss their response to a question asked during the Memorial Elementary Battle of the Books finals.

Young readers vie in Battle of the Books

Two top teams — the Neon Mustaches and the Nerdy Reading Pandas — battled it out Tuesday for the reading championship at Memorial Elementary School. When the dust cleared, the Pandas were ...

Baker Rock denied fish passage easement

Baker Rock Resources is in the process of devising an alternative route for a channel to the Willamette River designed to facilitate fish passage from a gravel mine it is developing on Grand Island. The ...

And the landfill survey says ...

The News-Register staff Unscientific sample probes Riverbend Landfill expansion Seventy-six percent of online News-Register subscribers responding to an e-mail survey favored closure of Riverbend Landfill ...

Christopher Kenneth Lewis

Nighttime jail boarder facing a new charge

Repeat sex offender Christopher Kenneth Lewis, who has been spending his nights in the Yamhill County Jail for lack of any approved housing option in the larger community, and has been free on his own ...

Council to look at new use for lodging taxes

The city of McMinnville is considering creation of a destination marketing organization to allocate revenue from the tourism promotion portion of its transient lodging tax. After conducting several meetings ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Vandals damaged a newly installed statue in City Park during the weekend. The statue is the third art piece to be damaged in this location.

Art vandalized in park again

A new piece of art recently placed at the entrance to City Park, in front of the library’s Carnegie Building, was vandalized over the weekend. This is the third time a piece of art placed there has ...

Commissioners waive boat race fee

The Yamhill County commissioners, going further than usual in their efforts to accommodate the annual Memorial Weekend hydroplane races in Newberg, voted unanimously Thursday to waive the entire Roger’s ...

Pipe bomb disarmed in Newberg

NEWBERG — Public works employees discovered a suspicious device about 1 p.m. Monday at a vacant lot next to North Valley Friends Church, located in the 4000 block of North College Street in rural ...

Erickson CEO retiring as stock bleeds value

Erickson Inc., the company that bought McMinnville-based Evergreen Helicopters from the now-defunct Evergreen International Aviation two years ago, announced Tuesday that President and CEO Udo Rieder would ...

Sheridan focusing on rail crossings

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council is prioritizing railroad crossing projects for the 2015-16 fiscal year, due to get underway July 1. The council has three in mind for early attention. They are ...

Amity seeks Green4Growth grant

AMITY — The Amity City Council gave staff the go-ahead Wednesday night to apply for a Green4Growth grant funded by Waste Management Inc., operator of the Riverbend Landfill. Each of the 10 Yamhill ...

Hatfield film to show at Linfield

“The Gentleman of the Senate: Oregon’s Mark Hatfield,” a feature-length film about the former governor turned senator, will be shown Wednesday, March 11, at Linfield College. The showing ...

Photo courtesy Oregon State Police##A McMinnville man was killed Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 99W north of Lafayette.

McMinnville man dies in Highway 99W crash; wife injured

LAFAYETTE — A McMinnville man died about 10 a.m. Thursday in a two-vehicle crash just south of the McDougal junction on Highway 99W. His wife, a passenger in the vehicle he was driving, was injured. Matthew ...

Y-C School Board to meet

YAMHILL - The Yamhill-Carlton School Board will finalize the 2015-15 calendar when it meets at 7 p.m. Monday in the district office. A board sub-committee work session will precede the resular meeting ...

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