Marcus Larson/News-Register##Charlie (Logan Yates)
talks with his Grandpa Joe (Ben Sparrow) and other grandparents about his wish to find the golden ticket so he can win a tour of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.

Patton puts on 'Chocolate Factory'

Patton Middle School will perform “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” Friday through Sunday, May 29 to 31. The show, adapted by Richard George from Roald Dahl’s popular novel, features ...

Rite Aid to open at new site Thursday

Rite Aid is scheduled to open in its new, more compact digs Thursday morning. Manager John Jackson said there won’t be any down time. He said the store will close at its old location at 1201 Highway ...

Stephani Ann Freund, left, and Richard Peter Graham

Local pair snagged in drug raid

More than an ounce of methamphetamine was seized last week, along with cash, drug paraphernalia and illegal prescription narcotics, on the basis of a joint investigation by the Yamhill County Interagency ...

Kiwanis awards $18,500 in scholarships

The McMinnville Noon Kiwanis Club, larger and older of two in town, awarded $17,000 worth of scholarships to nine graduating Mac High seniors at a Thursday awards luncheon. The 70-member club, which recently ...

Park gets taste of Lemonade Day profits

A new McMinnville park featuring a playground for people of all abilities and disabilities moved $360.76 closer to reality this month, thanks to lemonade. Students in the transitions class at Mid-Valley ...

Alumna to deliver commencement address

Gale Castillo, founder and president of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber in Portland, will deliver the commencement address to Linfield College's Class of 2015. The 1973 Linfield graduate will speak ...

Wyden to visit McMinnville

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden will hold a town hall at 1 p.m. Friday at McMinnville High School. The senator holds at least one town hall in every county in Oregon every year.  Wyden has been drawing national ...

Training sessions slated

The Oregon Community Foundation will hold two local training session Thursday for nonprofits interested in learning more about the OCF grant process. The sessions will run 9-11 a.m. at First Baptist Church ...

McMinnville baseball sets sun on Apollos' season

Smith, Esparza, Mechals combine on shutout

Rockne Roll/News-Register##McMinnville senior Tanner Scanlon knocks down a hurdle during his school record-setting performance (38.86 seconds) in the Class 6A boys  300-meter hurdles final Saturday.

Scanlon's final act: school record

Clark-Johnson finishes fourth in 6A girls' shot put

Brad Thompson photo##Scott Brosius, Linfield College s baseball coach, is stepping down after eight seasons.

Brosius steps away from Linfield

Former New York Yankee star and World Series hero Scott Brosius resigned Saturday as head baseball coach at Linfield College. Updated at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday He returned the reins to the man he replaced ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##McMinnville junior Micah Steeves cleared 12 feet, 6 inches in the 6A boys  pole vault, good for 11th place overall.

Small schools shine at Hayward Field

McShane repeats as dual state champion; Shirley wins first state title

Bankruptcy settlement threatened by dispute

A proposed settlement in federal Evergreen Vintage Aircraft bankruptcy proceedings is being held up by one of the creditors, and the dispute could derail the deal. Neither side was willing to yield, despite ...

Starla Pointer / News-Register##Student Ryan Terry attaches the flowered rocket to the pump, which will raise the water pressure inside the soda bottle from which the rocket is made. This will cause it to fly high into the air.

Rocket launch caps STEM project

Hypothesis: The J Dog rocket will fly higher and for a longer time if it weighs less. “We launched it yesterday, then we improved it,” McMinnville High School sophomore Ryan Terry explained ...

Submitted photo###Volunteers from Zero Waste staffed 10 different stations throughout downtown McMinnville during the UFO Festival this past weekend. They collected 700 pounds of compostable material.

Along the Street: Volunteers clean up alien trash

Activists from Zero Waste were joined by volunteers from McMinnville High School and Linfield College in swooping behind aliens last weekend to steer as much of their trash as possible into recycling and ...

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