Marcus Larson / News-Register##In the halls of St. James School, Cole Stritzke applies some final touch-up paint with assistance from his
mother, Patti. He repainted the walls of his alma mater for his Eagle Scout project.

Eagle Scout paints school walls

When Cole Stritzke was attending St. James School, he walked halls painted a muddy brown, sort of like a mud puddle. When students return next month, they’ll find walls painted light blue ...

Linfield football enters fall camp: Five questions surrounding the Wildcats

Big uglies, local talents, and more pressing matters

McMinnville schools plan 'Be College Ready' month

In an effort to encourage more students to continue their education following high school, McMinnville School District will participate in a new “Be College Ready” program this fall. Be ...

Operation Backpack needs a few more things

Operation Backpack is still looking for backpacks, markers, Kleenex, notebook paper and other items to distribute to students headed back to school. The nonprofit, volunteer-run program provides school ...

Estate of man beaten in jail files tort claim notice

An attorney for the estate of a man who was beaten to death in the Yamhill County Jail in May has filed a tort claim notice with the county. Attorney Matthew Kaplan wrote in the notice that claims ...

Starla Pointer / News-Register##The Class of ’42 today, clockwise from lower left, Vic Banke, Janice (Crabtree) Jeffery, Marilyn (Holden) Smithrud, Don Reifenrath, Dorothy (Kendrick) Prater, Al Laurie and Maurice Prater, Pat (Gearin) Bates and Rita (Turner) Milton.

Stopping By: 'Those were interesting times to live in'

McMinnville's Class of 1942 recalls graduating in wartime

News-Register file photo##Vintage cars will fill Third Street this weekend during the sixth annual
Dragging the Gut festival. In addition to the cruising event, activities include a car show, live music and vendors.

Cruising Memory Lane

Hundreds of cars — from hot rods to old family station wagons to the latest electric models — will roll slowly down Third Street on Friday and Saturday evenings, Aug. 21 and 22, during ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Sean Burke will serve as McMinnville High School principal for the year.

Mac High to get new principal for a year

McMinnville High School will have a new principal during 2015-16. Sean Burke will move from assistant principal to acting principal while Kris Olsen spends the year working in the district office. Olsen ...

Third Street rail crossing to close Friday

The rail crossing lying between Galloway and Irvine on Third Street will be closed from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. While the crossing is closed, traffic will be rerouted via Fifth and Second Streets.  The ...

Along the Street: SP Newsprint acquired by Virginia firm

WestRock Company, based in Richmond, Virginia, has announced purchase of SP Fiber Holdings Inc., based in Greenwich, Connecticut, for $288.5 million. The deal, still subject to regulatory approval, includes ...

Levi Carlile

Levi Carlile, former Linfield prof, dies at 87

Levi Carlile, who taught economics and business at Linfield College from 1964 to 1993, died Aug. 10. He was 87. Linfield accounting professor Rich Emery recalled Carlile saying people self-select Linfield. ...

Board grants rodeo conditional approval

The Yamhill County commissioners tentatively approved Thursday a rodeo proposed on private land on Mineral Springs Road, subject to several conditions, including submission of a fire safety plan the week ...

Rockne Roll / News-Register##Nearly a year later, work is finally progressing on the front steps at the Fenton House, the location of the offices for Yamhill County Commissioners. The original wooden steps were found to be rotted and are being replaced
with concrete.

Fenton House steps nearing completion

It has taken most of a year, but the county says the front porch steps to Fenton House, the historic house where county administration offices are located, are finally near completion. They aren’t ...

Museum hosts balloon rally

The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is hosting its eighth annual Loose Goose hot air balloon rally this weekend. Balloons will begin inflating at dawn and lift off soon after, going wherever the ...

Rockne Roll / News-Register##“Oregon Art Beat” host Katrina Sarson talks with Rose Marie Caughran as they
prepare to tape sequences in McMinnville. The television show will run Oct. 22 on
Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Librarian shows off Mac art for TV crew

When the team at Oregon Public Broadcasting decided to focus on public art for an episode of “Oregon Art Beat,” it needed look no farther than McMinnville. And when the team needed a local ...

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