Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Legendary Southern California automobile customizer and metal fabricator Gene Winfield put his expertise on display at Willamina High School earlier this month. He’s 94 years old, but as one student was quick to point out, “He’s still got it.”

Man of Steel: Legendary car designer, fabricator visits Willamina

Corey Fong teaches art at Bethlehem High School in Delmar, New York, an Albany suburb, 150 miles north of New York City. On a Tuesday morning earlier this month, Fong boarded a plane in Albany, flew to ...

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Chase Estep shows off the cards for Bandada, the new board game he created for 1 or 2 players. His game debuted recently at a party for supporters at Bierly Brewing in downtown McMinnville.

Flights of fancy: Locally made board game makes its debut

Chase Estep likes to travel the world looking for birds, all while sitting in his living room, turning over cards and rolling dice. He “travels” by playing the solo version of “Bandada,” ...

Turkey Rama returns in July

Turkey Rama will return Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9, with food and vendor booths, family activities, music and other entertainment, according to the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce. “We ...

Linfield commencement ceremony set May 29

Linfield University will graduate more than 330 students, including 60 nursing students, on Sunday, May 29, its first traditional in-person commencement ceremony since 2019. Students from the ...

Along the Street: Alpine Cleaners participates in aid to Ukraine

Alpine Cleaners in McMinnville and other members of the Oregon Dry Cleaners Association have donated $5,000 to Mercy Corps to be used for humanitarian aid in the Ukraine crisis. The dry cleaning ...

## Akiyama

Bishop to visit Mac church

The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon will visit St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in McMinnville to lead worship services Sunday, May 29. Bishop Diana Akiyama will lead the Holy Eucharist ...

Salinas, Erickson to face off

Democrat Andrea Salinas of Lake Oswego and Republican Mike Erickson of Lake Oswego will face off in November for the new U.S. House District 6 seat. Both candidates won their primaries in Tuesday’s ...

Starrett increases lead; Johnston, Wytoski headed to runoff; Amity, Dayton, Sheridan money measures passing

County election results are available online at Count_CumulativeReport (yamhill.or.us). Statewide election results are available at Oregon Secretary of State (oregonvotes.gov)   Starrett ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Friday, May 20] Yamhill County reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the county to a total to date of 18,488 cases and 222 deaths. *** [Thursday, May 19] Yamhill County reported 23 new cases ...

Chef over the moon about her new takeout restaurant

Selene’s Kitchen — named for Greek moon goddess — offers salads, soups and sandwiches to-go   Kathy Messervy, who owns the new Selene’s Kitchen in downtown McMinnville, fell ...

## VanDeWalle

Yamhill dairy ambassador vies for title

Hanna VanDeWalle, who has represented the dairy industry this year as Yamhill-Polk Counties Dairy Princess Ambassador, will compete Saturday for the state title. VanDeWalle, 20, grew up in Carlton ...

McCracken: America facing a hate problem

By LISA McCRACKEN Concerned McMinnville resident  On the heels of yet another mass shooting targeting the African American community, this time in Buffalo, New York, it’s clear we have a hate ...

Marvin Henberg: Small private schools face major challenges

Our natural environment is filled with thousands of byproducts of our industrial age, some with deleterious health effects. One result is that among us are a few friends and loved ones who will ...

A guide for avoiding party entanglements

By LELAND THOBURN Independent-minded McMinnville resident “Leland, are you a lifelong Democrat?” was the header for an e-mail I received recently. “Are you abandoning Trump?” ...

Placing a few local calls from a virtual front porch

In case no one else noticed, here is a modest collection of springtime sights and sounds found about town. Call them virtual front-porch glimpses or local notes on matters small and large: n A car featuring ...