Marcus Larson/News-Register##Mayor Rick Olson speaks to the McMinnville City Club Wednesday in the Grand Ballroom.

Mayor paints rosy state of the city

Mayor Rick Olson gave McMinnville a healthy prognosis Tuesday during his state of the city speech to the McMinnville City Club. The mayor spoke for more than 45 minutes on the city’s credit rating, ...

Linfield homecoming set for weekend

Linfield College will host homecoming activities today and Saturday, culminating with a Saturday afternoon football game against California’s Chapman Panthers. Registration for alumni activities ...

Enforcement agencies eye busy weekend

A number of events scheduled this weekend in McMinnville and Yamhill County, some of them alcohol-related, will have law enforcement agencies on alert. Linfield College and local public schools are back ...

Assault nets prison term

A McMinnville man who physically and sexually assaulted his victim, then repeatedly called her from the Yamhill County Jail in an attempt to persuade her to change her story, has been sentenced to 41 months ...

Carlton plans town hall to discuss water issues

CARLTON — The city of Carlton is planning to conduct a town hall meeting on water rates and issues on Wednesday, Sept. 16. It is set for 6 p.m. at Yamhill-Carlton Elementary School. Carlton has ...

Mac board to discuss goals, facilities

McMinnville School Board members plan to discuss goals, facilities and the start of school when they meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The public session will be held in the district office, 1500 N.E. Baker St. Board ...

Along the Street: Coldwell Banker returns to McMinnville

The Coldwell Banker Professional Group is back in town. It opened a new Yamhill County office at 650 N.E. Adams St. The Realtor has an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24. In the meantime, ...

News-Register file photo##Workers construct the YCAP building in 2011. General contractor Coyote Commercial
Construction alleges a subcontractor failed to properly construct parts of the facility.

Costly YCAP leaks trigger lawsuit

It took more than $3.1 million, a cartwheeling commissioner and an impressive array of grants and gifts, but in 2011, the Yamhill Community Action Partnership finally fulfilled a longtime dream by moving ...

Linfield lecture looks at forgotten element of WWII

“Mexican Railroad Soldiers: A Forgotten Story of World War II” will be the topic of a lecture set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Linfield College. Erasmo Gamboa, professor of history and ...

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 ...

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