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. ...

Carlton water to be shut off tonight

CARLTON — City water will be shut off in Carlton from midnight tonight — Tuesday, Sept. 8 — until early tomorrow morning. The shutoff, designed to allow a crew to work on the main line, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Sarah Norwood, new principal of Willamina Elementary School,  helps students find their assigned buses at the end of the day.

The best job she's ever had

WILLAMINA — Sarah Norwood was up at 4 a.m. the first day of teacher in-service in the Willamina School District. As a new elementary school principal, she officially greeted her staff for the first ...

Newberg chooses police assessment firm

NEWBERG — The city of Newberg has chosen the Massachusetts firm of Strategic Policy Partnership LLC to perform an assessment of the Newberg-Dundee Police Department. The review will begin later this ...

Submitted photo##The Lafayette Fire Department has acquired a new fire truck. The department has sent volunteers to five fires outside of the area this summer.

Lafayette buys new fire truck

After saving for a decade, the city of Lafayette bought a new fire truck, delivered at the end of August. Fire Chief Terry Lucich said there wasn’t much time to celebrate, though; he and some of ...

Robot drops by county courthouse

The Yamhill County commissioners hosted a very special and unusual visitor Thursday — Jayne, a tote-stacking robot built by McMinnville High School’s competitive robotics team, Nerd Herd Team ...

Chemeketa teams up with OSU

Chemeketa Community College and Oregon State University are launching a partnership to help Latino families in Yamhill County succeed in the educational system. Called “Juntos,” which means ...

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