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 ...

Officials warn about unsafe viewing

Yamhill County Health & Human Services is preparing for possible eye damage and auto accidents connected with Monday’s solar eclipse. Director Silas Halloran-Steiner said the staff “will ...

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Eclipse casts shadow over normal routines

As the saying goes, neither snow nor rain nor heat nor dark of night stays postal couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. Dark of 9:30 in the morning, on the other hand? That might ...

Solar eclipse will elicit strong law enforcement presence

Capt. Chris Ray of the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office stopped short of using the word “gridlock” to describe a potential traffic escalation stemming from Monday morning’s total ...

Sheridan planners greenlight 72-acre solar array

Company asking city to annex majority of land in the plan

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