Rockne Roll/News-Register##Jeanne Weirich, right, of Church on the Hill helps 86-year-old Geneva Schroerfer with a coloring project at Life Care Center of McMinnville during the church’s Serve Mac service day last year.

Church on the Hill plans day of service

More than 150 volunteers will carry out multiple service projects Saturday as part of Church on the Hill’s second Serve MAC Day. Starting at 8 a.m., they plan to spread out around the community in ...

Oregon Department of Transportation photo##Aerial view of Phase 1 of the Newberg-Dundee Bypass from the south terminus looking north.

ODOT and Parkway Committee planning bypass viewing party

Members of the state Department of Transportation and the Yamhill County Parkway Committee are planning a festival a few months before the scheduled completion date to give people a chance to see an up ...

County responds to lawsuit settlement

Sheriff Tim Svenson has released a statement acknowledging the negotiation of a settlement with the estate of a man who died of a jailhouse beating in 2015, and expressing his regret. The statement does ...

Old Fashioned Fest slated in Newberg

Newberg’s 37th annual Old Fashioned Festival returns this weekend with a menu of fun for everyone. The four-day event kicked off with a Thursday night children’s parade, setting out from 6th ...

Night Out event on tap in Carlton

CARLTON — Carlton residents will be gathering for an annual National Night Out party Tuesday, Aug. 1. Carlton Police Department hosts the event, which is taking a fiesta theme this year. The aim ...

Council caught in crossfire at forum

The McMinnville City Council found itself caught in the crossfire Tuesday as merchants and citizens packed the Kent Taylor Civic Center to address what they called downtown safety concerns, related to ...

Medics respond to vehicle vs. pedestrian crash near library

Medics are responding to a crash involving a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on West Second Street near the McMinnville Public Library. The initial call at 3:35 p.m. indicated the pedestrian was injured. ...

Carr leaving Mac Water & Light

The McMinnville Water & Light board has scheduled a special meeting for 7 a.m. Wednesday to discuss policies, procedures, standards and criteria for the recruitment of a new general manager to replace ...

Museum landlord facing SEC probe, financial woes

One of the two principal landlords at McMinnville’s Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is facing a federal Securities and Exchange Commission investigation and accompanying financial difficulties, ...

Jail death suit settled for $5 million

Yamhill County has reached a $5 million settlement with the estate of a jail beating victim who died after several hours of crying out in vain for help from jail deputies. Jed Hawk Myers, 34, died May ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Participants release balloons into the evening sky at a gathering last Thursday at the Yamhill County Courthouse to remember the victims of the May 2016 street racing crash on Highway 99W north of McMinnville.

Remembering the victims

When Melissa Gates first entertained the idea of hosting a gathering to memorialize victims of a May 2016 street racing crash north of McMinnville on Highway 99W, she thought the best meeting location ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Steve Ruyle, left, and Mo Larmi mix up pancake batter at the 60th Annual Amity Pancake Breakfast and Classic Car Show on Sunday in Amity City Park.

Pancake breakfast serves as community reunion [w/ video]

AMITY — The scent of grilled ham and fresh pancakes wafted through city park, as locals were joined by visitors in gathering for Amity’s annual Pancake Breakfast and Antique Car Show. Lines ...

Planners craft new cell tower guidelines

The McMinnville Planning Commission on Thursday fashioned new guidelines for construction and operation of cellphone transmission towers. The guidelines, still subject to approval at a public hearing, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Construction crews last week began framing the second of four floors of the Atticus Hotel at the corner of Fourth and Ford streets in downtown McMinnville.

Atticus Hotel lands celebrated PDX chef

When the Atticus Hotel opens in downtown McMinnville next spring, the ground floor will feature a restaurant conceived by one of Portland’s most celebrated chefs. John Gorham, who opened the Spanish-themed ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##From right, Nerd Herd robotics team coach Alicia Eagen looks on as Max Kuhn, Meira Lee and Jessica Johnson work on one of the team s robots at Eagan s home in McMinnville.

The nuts and bolts of coaching

Former deputy district attorney’s home turned into mechanics shop to boost success of robotics team

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