Rusty Rae/News-Register## Wildcat Pantry employees include Annie Flood, a junior and marketing and media major from Salem. The new pantry is located on the second floor of Riley Center, and is open 24/7.

A clear need: Linfield Wildcat Pantry expands, serves numerous students

The Wildcat Food Pantry in Linfield University’s Riley Center, founded in 2020, meets a large need and recently moved into larger space. In January the pantry moved to bigger quarters on the second ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Student Kai Wyller, left, deposits a wheelbarrow of concrete for the shed floor with help from Victor Hernandez of Parker Concrete. Kai and Malachi Fish, right rear, are among students in McMinnville High School’s construction internship class. Teacher Eric Alexander said hands-on projects like this teach job skills, including responsibility and attention to detail.

A solid lesson: Students experience construction work with concrete

Students in McMinnville High School construction internship class got a hard lesson last week — but extremely valuable, they said. They leveled and prepared a 16-by-8-foot site, fitted it with rebar, ...

Budget-strapped Linfield University cuts 35 positions

Linfield University laid off eight staff members last week as part of a larger effort to cut into its operating deficit. A total of 35 positions have been eliminated this year (the majority through attrition), ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##Zoie Recolan of Juliette’s House explains how to figure out how a situation is safe to kindergartners at Grandhaven Elementary School Monday. Trainers from Juliette’s House make “Safe Kids” presentations all year at schools throughout Yamhill County, including during April, Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Juliette's House teaches child safety

“All kids have a right to be safe,” Zoie Recolan, a presenter for Juliette’s House’s Safe Kids program told kindergartners at Grandhaven Elementary Monday. Her presentation was ...

Bargaining begins between union and school district

The McMinnville School District and its teachers’ union, the McMinnville Education Association, or McEA, have started bargaining with the goal of reaching a new construct. The previous three-year ...

Ponzi named Linfield director of wine studies

Linfield University has named Anna Maria Ponzi as Director of the Center for Wine Studies, removing the interim tag she has held since January. “I’m delighted, this is an opportunity to use ...

Linfield appoints president search committee

Linfield University is ready to begin the search for its next president, announcing the names of a 16-member search committee and hiring of a consultant to assist with the process Monday. Presidential ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Ansel Robertson carefully practices a capital A in cursive — the first letter of his name. He was one of about 20 elementary and middle school students who took Amy Brewer’s class at the McMinnville Public Library.

Connecting with cursive: Youngsters learn to follow their own script

Lines of b’s, g’s and w’s, all connected, marched across sheets of lined paper as young people practiced cursive writing at the McMinnville Public Library during spring break. The letters ...

Next year could be last for after-school program

The McMinnville School District’s after-school care program may be shut down if additional funding for scholarships isn’t identified. Funding for the Camp Fire Columbia program — which ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##During a role-playing exercise, children’s author Trudy Ludwig acts goofy, diffusing the “bullying” portrayed by student Iven Brenden, who was only pretending to be a meanie. Ludwig teaches children to walk away, ignore, ask “why” or say “so what,” rather than strike back. She was one of several authors who visited Willamette Elementary School Thursday, March 21.

‘Make it your own’: Visiting authors encourage Willamette student writers

It’s likely that many Willamette Elementary School students are spending part of their spring break putting pencil to paper as they write their own stories. Children’s authors visited the ...

Hampton donates $1M for tech center

Hampton Lumber has announced a $1 million donation to the Sheridan School District to assist in development of the Barbara Roberts Career Technical Education (CTE) Center. The planned 24,000 square-foot ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Faulconer-Chapman third-grader Kaleb Myatt joins music teacher Jon Sherwood as he plays guitar during a lesson Tuesday. Students at the Sheridan school have numerous new instruments for learning musical concepts, thanks to a donation from the Snowman Foundation’s Play It Forward program.

Sheridan school receives array of musical devices

Children at Sheridan’s Faulconer-Chapman School are learning rhythms, dynamics and other musical skills using new instruments donated by the Snowman Foundation. The collection of instruments was ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Linfield debater David Stephens, standing, makes a point that brought a moment of levity to what was a generally serious debate involving Irish history and culture, March 15 in Ford Hall at Linfield University. From left are Eoin Ryan from Ireland, Katie Jones from Linfield, Louise Cullen from Ireland, Carla Johanson from Linfield, and Cladhna McHugh of Ireland.

Debaters from Ireland, Linfield spar over St. Patrick’s Day question

Keep the celebrations. An hour-long debate involving Irish and American university students resulted in a firm affirmation of Americans’ way of expressing Irish-ness. Held March 15 in the ...

Willamina chooses superintendent

Willamina School Board on Monday chose Mike Gass of Colorado as the next school superintendent. He will join the Willamina School District this summer to replace Carrie Zimbrick, who is retiring. Gass ...

News-Register filephoto##Genevieve “Vivo” Greninger was named Student of the Year at the Oregon ProStart culinary competition.

Greninger honored at culinary competition

Both McMinnville High School culinary teams placed second Monday in the Oregon ProStart competition, held in Salem. A student who competes on both teams earned the ProStart Student of the Year Award. Genevieve ...

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