Starrett increases lead; Johnston, Wytoski headed to runoff; Amity, Dayton, Sheridan money measures passing

County election results are available online at Count_CumulativeReport (yamhill.or.us). Statewide election results are available at Oregon Secretary of State (oregonvotes.gov)   Starrett ...

Council continues Three Mile Lane Plan hearing

Planning director to discuss transportation funding May 19 with Parkway Committee

McMinnville bicyclist hit by vehicle on Highway 18

A McMinnville bicyclist was struck by a vehicle early Monday night on Highway 18 in the area of Booth Bend Road, the Oregon State Police reported. The bicyclist, identified as Leroy Louis Crum, 51, was ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Visit McMinnville commissioned artist Will Schlough to paint a mural on the side of the Village Quarter building near Third Street and the railroad tracks. Featuring butterflies stealing wine grapes, it’s called “Heist.” He finished the 14-by-69-foot project Tuesday.

Mural takes wing

Giant butterflies rise above the railroad tracks just north of Third Street in McMinnville. The insects aren’t interfering with the freight trains that roll through town several times a day; rather, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Leviathyn Cruikshank of Salem Tent & Awning Co. reinstalls the refurbished 46-by-8-foot awning over the Third Street Pizza entrance. The business will host this weekend’s McMinnville Sci-Fi Film Fest.

Along the Street: Youngsters can sign up for Lemonade Day

Lemons turn into life lessons Local youngsters can turn lemons into lemonade – and earn money and learn business skills – by signing up for the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce’s ...

UFO Fest brings three running events

This weekend’s UFO Festival brings three running events, including the new “Race to Space.” Linfield University’s Economics of Running Class will present “Race to Space” ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Julie Enders and friend Katie Kulla take a closer look at a woven basket held by Tribal Collection curator Stephanie Craig of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.

Camas Festival blossoms at Linfield

The first Camas Festival started with a song, “Travels With Our Ancestors,” before moving on to the observance of the historic cultural and culinary importance of a flowering plant and its ...

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UFO Festival: This weekend, we are not alone

You never know who you’ll see at McMinnville’s UFO Festival. A local resident costumed as if they’ve been grabbed by an alien in preparation for a space flight. A pug dressed as Frank ...

Taylor-Dale building inspires hotel, chef inspires restaurant

It was after they fell for the historic Taylor-Dale building that vineyard owners Shaun Kajiwara and Katie Jackson thought about what to put in it. They loved the history of the longtime hardware store, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##McMinnville Soroptimists gathered to celebrate the service club’s 70th anniversary Tuesday applaud for Sara Goodman, this year’s recipient of the Live Your Dream grant. The club awards funds each year to women who’ve returned to school to better themselves.

Soroptimists mark 70 years of supporting women

McMinnville Soroptimists gathered last week to celebrate the service organization that has brought them all lasting friendships and opportunities to support and encourage other women and girls. Soroptimist ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##The Tributary Hotel, with rooms named for Oregon rivers, will occupy the top floor of the century-old Taylor-Dale building. The brick structure went up in 1917 to hold Jamison Hardware. Two Tributary suites will be located in the building next door, which will house okta restaurant at street level.

Taylor-Dale’s upscale future: Tributary Hotel transforms historic hardware building

The 105-year-old former hardware store/apartment building at Third and Ford streets will see new life as a luxury hotel opening this summer. And two of the eight upstairs hotel suites will sit above the ...

Get ballots in by 8 p.m. May 17

Ballots are due May 17 for Oregon’s primary election. They may be placed in ballot drop boxes throughout the county, or mailed, but must be postmarked by May 17, and arrive at the clerk’s office ...

As cases rise again, Multnomah County recommends masks

Multnomah Health Officer Dr. Jennifer Vines has asked residents of that county to wear masks indoors, including in schools, as COVID-19 cases rise. The Oregonian noted that Multnomah County is averaging ...

Mac board gives superintendent high marks

After surveying staff and parents and conducting their own assessment, McMinnville School Board members have given Superintendent Debbie Brocket a positive evaluation on her first 10 months with the district. “We ...

Mac School District hires equity coordinator

McMinnville School District has hired its first director of equity, diversity and inclusion, as well as a student and family engagement manager. Karina Smith, who holds a doctorate in education, will ...