Marcus Larson/News-Register##Outgoing Mayor Scott Hill and his wife, Donna, raise their glasses during a toast at the MDA awards ceremony. Hill was honored with the revived Wally Wright Award at the event.

MDA presents honors, including volunteer and Wally Wright awards

Outgoing Mayor Scott Hill received the revived Wally Wright Award during the McMinnville Downtown Association annual awards event Thursday at The Bindery. The Wright Award was created in 1999 to ...

Money taken from Chase Bank ATM

The Chase bank ATM, located at 1675 N.E. Highway 99W, was broken into and an undisclosed amount of money was taken at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday. The involved subjects used a stolen pickup to commit ...

Victims of Sunday's fatal crash on Highway 18 identified

April 14 Update: Names of the four victims of the Sunday crash on Highway 18 near the McMinnville Airport have been released. The occupants of the gray sedan have been identified as Huy Nguyen, 46, of ...

Four die in fiery Highway 18 crash

Four people died in a fiery two-vehicle crash about two miles east of McMinnville on Highway 18 in the area of Southeast Cruickshank Road Sunday morning. Law enforcement and medical personnel responded ...

Willamina Creek closed below falls through May 22

ODFW is closing a section of Willamina Creek to fishing beginning today through May 21 due to concerns about illegal targeting of winter steelhead. Willamina Creek is now closed to all angling between ...

7-Eleven hit by another robbery

The McMinnville 7-Eleven convenience store at 901 S.W. Baker St., was robbed again just after 12 a.m. April 7, the second time in a month that the store has been hit. According to McMinnville police, ...

File photo##Crews have opened the replacement bridge next to the 1950s Three Mile Lane bridge in McMinnville. The old span will be torn down and replaced.

Three Mile Lane 'diversion' bridge opens to traffic

Traffic began crossing McMinnville’s newest – albeit temporary – bridge starting at noon Wednesday. The diversion bridge over South Yamhill River on Three Mile Lane Road is the new thoroughfare ...

Courtesy McMinnville Police Department##Police investigated the crash of a reported stolen vehicle early Friday morning on Three Mile Lane.

Driver allegedly crashes stolen vehicle, flees, later captured

A Hillsboro man was captured with the assistance of a K-9 team after allegedly crashing a stolen SUV and then fleeing the scene on foot early Friday morning. Police identified him as Caleb Watson Sprenger, ...

Courtesy McMinnville Police Department##Mac RV Sales was located on Three Mile Lane.

Mac RV Sales owner indicted on aggravated theft charges

Ruben Dominic Bernt, owner of Mac RV Sales, 4075 N.E. Three Mile Lane, has been indicted by a Yamhill County Grand Jury on 27 counts of first-degree aggravated theft and three counts of first-degree ...

McMinnville teacher arrested in Washington

The News-Register staff Police in Redmond, Wash., arrested a McMinnville fourth-grade teacher during spring break on charges of “communicating with a minor for immoral purposes” and attempted ...

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Journalist, author Floyd McKay dies

Journalist Floyd McKay, a McMinnville High School and Linfield graduate, died March 4 in Bellingham, where he had lived since retirement. He was 86. Service information has not yet been announced. During ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##First Federal President Jim Schlotfedlt hands out awards to McMinnville High School students Klaus Zimmerling, Savannah Thompson and Ethan Thom, recognizing their excellent work in their economics and personal financial class.

Playing the market: Mac students try stocks virtually

McMinnville High School students have a chance to play the market — using virtual money to invest in stocks — in an economics and personal finance class with curriculum supported ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Legion Auxiliary State President Debra Godwin is always smiling whether she’s serving up a beer from behind the bar at the McMinnville American Legion Vets Club or delivering a meal to a patron. Like
staff at the TV bar Cheers, the volunteer knows everybody’s name — including the three joking with her in the background, from the left, John Kovach, Rich Pimm and Al Schmidt.

Stopping By: Looking out for her veterans

Debra Godwin, Oregon District president of the American Legion Auxiliary, works with and for people who’ve served their country. She never refers to them as “the veterans.” Instead, ...

Disturbing the peace?: Cemetery fight pits farm store against families

Yamhill County Commissioners are presiding over a fight to determine whether the parcel next to Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery on Lone Oak Road outside of McMinnville should be changed to light industrial, ...