Talk slated on Hong Kong

Linfield College senior Austin Browning will present “From McMinnville to Hong Kong and Beyond” on Tuesday, Sept. 15. The free talk is set for 4 p.m. in Riley 201. Browning, a biology major, ...

County approves jail contract

The Yamhill County Commissioners on Thursday approved a contract with Oregon Heating & Air Conditioning for the replacement of the county jail’s H-block hearting and air conditioning unit. They ...

Sherwood teens cited for speeding

SHERIDAN — Two Sherwood teens were cited by the Oregon State Police just before midnight Sunday for high-speed traffic violations west of Sheridan on Highway 18. Justin Christopher Humphreys, 18, ...

All-day kindergarten begins

About 480 children started kindergarten in McMinnville School District on Tuesday, the first day of the 2015-16 school year. This is the first year McMinnville and most other districts in Oregon have ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##Kindergartners practice walking in a line as they explore the playground at Columbus Elementary School.

A long, happy day

Parents lined up outside Columbus Elementary School before the final bell Tuesday, eager to collect their children after the first day of classes. “It’s been different without Tanner home,” ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Juanita Clarno is an adviser to the EASA robotics team in addition to teaching engineering and manufacturing at the McMinnville High School academy.

Stopping By: Flying high with physics

Flying with the Blue Angels was the second-best thing teacher Juanita Clarno did during her summer vacation. “It was a living physics experiment. It was awesome!” said Clarno, who teaches ...

David Bates/News-Register##Dr. Jim Rickards’ new medicine ball has images showing a variety of exercises possible with the medicine ball. Rickards was inspired to create the ball after forgetting his phone that has an app showing different exercises.

Radiologist puts new spin on medicine ball

A few years ago, Dr. Jim Rickards discovered an iPhone app detailing 20 different medicine ball exercises used by NCAA basketball players. The McMinnville radiologist started using it at the gym. ...

News-Register file photo##Oregon Brews & BBQs volunteer Olivia Scales serves a Silver Moon beer to Leslie Plotts at last year’s festival in McMinnville’s Granary District.

Brews & BBQs on tap

Beers from more than 35 craft breweries will be on tap Friday through Sunday, Sept. 11-13, at the eighth-annual Oregon Brews & BBQs event. The festival, a fundraiser for GhanaHope and St. ...

County approves pot grow and sale site

After a lengthy discussion, and a recess to confer with Planning Director Mike Brandt, the Yamhill County Planning Commission decided Thursday to allow a medical marijuana dispensary and grow operation ...

David Barton

New band teacher aims to build program

In order to build the instrumental music program at McMinnville High School, new band teacher David Barton will be working with students at the middle and elementary schools levels as well. Young ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##Dayna Gilbert, a familiar face as a sub in the McMinnville School District, now has her own classroom at Memorial School. She welcomed kindergartners today.

A new start, a new school

As soon as she was hired to teach kindergarten at Memorial Elementary School, Dayna Gilbert announced the news to her friends via her Facebook page. “Starting fresh!” she declared, noting ...

Tort claim alleges easement violation

Lake Oswego lawyer Roy Thompson has filed a tort claim against the city of McMinnville, alleging a utility easement acquired by Water & Light in 2006 has also been used by other utilities without authorization. The ...

News-Register photo archive##Carol Riley pours batter onto the stove at the Amity Pancake Breakfast and Car Show in July. The event may cease to exist in the future because of dwindling involvement in the Amity Valley Women’s Club.

Feed faces cloudy future in Amity

AMITY — The Amity Valley Women’s Club’s pancake breakfast, an iconic summertime event dating back 58 years, is struggling to survive. One issue is dwindling club membership. The club ...

Steven Scott Smith

Newberg High gunfire leads to charges

NEWBERG — A Newberg man has been charged in connection with shots fired near the Newberg High School athletic field Thursday night during a girls’ soccer match. The gunfire led players, ...

Sheridan work session canceled

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan City Council work session scheduled for 7 tonight has been canceled. Items from the agenda will be taken up instead at the council’s next regular meeting, set for 7 p.m. ...

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