Laurie Fry/Courtesy MSD##McMinnville Superintendent Maryalice Russell shakes hands with Mac High students who organized Friday s walkout. Several hundred students walked to downtown in a demonstration against racism, and then rallied at the district office, where Russell addressed the crowd.

McMinnville students walk out to protest racism

Ariana Grimaldo said she is sick of racism, sick of people treating her as stupid, lazy and "illegal" just because she is Hispanic. She joined a walkout of hundreds of McMinnville High and Patton Middle ...

Work continues on Willamina projects

WILLAMINA — Work is progressing on several major projects on the Willamina School District campus, Superintendent Carrie Zimbrick told the school board at its regular May meeting. The state ...

Friends raise funds for Carlton pool

CARLTON — Friends of the Carlton Pool presented $62,750 to the city at Tuesday night’s council meeting. It represents the group’s contribution to Carlton’s new pool bathhouse. Friends ...

Charging decision in crash still weeks away

Yamhill County District Attorney Brad Berry said he does not anticipate receiving reports for several weeks related to a fatal motor vehicle crash on Highway 99W earlier this month that may have stemmed ...

Wall of Honor

A Wall of Honor dedicated to veterans who have lost their lives in combat since 9/11 will is slated for public display from Thursday, May 26, through Monday, May 30 — Memorial Day — at the ...

Berry wins easy re-election as district attorney

Yamhill County District Attorney Brad Berry, who swept to easy re-election over Deputy District Attorney Alicia Eagan in Tuesday balloting, said nothing about the election should be perceived as a single ...

Amity elated with fire levy approval

AMITY — Chief Bruce Hubbard said the Amity Fire District received some “fabulous news” Tuesday with the passage of a levy he believes will dramatically improve service to area residents. Voters ...

Y-C supporters doing "happy dance"

YAMHILL — When the first run of results from Tuesday’s election were posted shortly after 8 p.m., a cheer went up at Zippy’s Pizza, where Yamhill-Carlton School District supporters were ...

Bond-linked grants are "awesome"

Three local school districts — McMinnville, Yamhill-Carlton and Gaston — will receive state grants because their voters approved bond issues in the May 17 election. The grant program was created ...

Events to mark Memorial Day

Memorial Day is not all sunshine and hot dogs. It’s also a day for sober and appreciative remembrance. Originally called Decoration Day, as soldiers would decorate the graves of fallen comrades ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##From left, McMinnville School District finance director Susan Escure and superintendent Maryalice Russell check election results online at an election night party for supporters of the McMinnville school bond at Golden Valley Brewery  on Tuesday, May 17.

Mac wins bond OK, lands state grant

In approving McMinnville School District’s request for $89.4 million to expand and improve schools Tuesday night, voters also secured an extra $7.1 million in the form of a state grant. With the ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##After returning from the Clerks Office, Mayor Rick Olson receives applause from the crowd gathered at the Grain Station, for his 2,459 vote lead in the Yamhill County Commissioners race over incumbent Allen Springer.

Voters dump Springer in favor of Olson

Yamhill County voters ousted County Commissioner Allen Springer after one term, sweeping McMinnville Mayor Rick Olson to a decisive victory in Tuesday night’s Oregon primary. Olson collected 13,106 ...

Wharff wins promotion to assessor helm

Final unofficial returns from Tuesday primary balloting have Derrick Wharff, chief appraiser in the Yamhill County Assessor’s Office, topping former appraiser Jeanie Sandall 12,528 to 8,090 or 60.7 ...

Meeting runs just 3 minutes

Yamhill County commissioners set a record Thursday by completing their meeting in just three minutes. Commissioners Allen Springer and Mary Starrett held a flag salute and invocation, then voted unanimously ...

Valedictorians meet with board

Twelve students from McMinnville High School’s Class of 2016 will share valedictorian honors, and 11 of them met with the school board Monday night. They talked about their inspirations, successes ...

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