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Rocket launch caps STEM project

Hypothesis: The J Dog rocket will fly higher and for a longer time if it weighs less. “We launched it yesterday, then we improved it,” McMinnville High School sophomore Ryan Terry explained ...

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Along the Street: Volunteers clean up alien trash

Activists from Zero Waste were joined by volunteers from McMinnville High School and Linfield College in swooping behind aliens last weekend to steer as much of their trash as possible into recycling and ...

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Children learn about public works

Kindergartners learned about water, electricity, sewers and parks, and the men and women who help make them available, during a “Touch a Truck” event staged Tuesday at Grandhaven Elementary ...

McMinnville streets to be paved this summer

A number of McMinnville streets will be waving goodbye to potholes this summer.  The city has released a list of streets due for a new coat of pavement during the coming construction season, the ...

Meeting set for online school

The Oregon Connections Academy, a free online school open to students throughout the state, will hold an informational meeting Tuesday in McMinnville. The free session will start at 6:30 p.m. at the McMinnville ...

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Hoofing it

It’s not that Gus, Otis and Lizzy don’t enjoy trail riding. They love being out on the trail, as long as they don’t encounter a mean dog or some other threat. And when they’ve ...

Mac school board incumbents sweep to re-election ... Link to election results

Click here for link to full Yamhill County election results. Editor's Note: This article, originally posted on May 19, was updated on May 22 with additional information. Three incumbents easily ...

Bank foreclosure suit targets Smith estate

The U.S. Bank National Association, acting as custodian and trustee for the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation, has filed for foreclosure against the estate of Del Smith, the Ventures Acquisition ...

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Along the Street: Dayton kicks off Friday Night Series

For the second year in a row, Dayton will kick off a summer menu of family-oriented Friday night fun. Centered on Dayton’s historic town square, the free events are slated to run 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. ...

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Soup Kitchen gets a new manager

Robin Miguel served as the chef for two consecutive presidents at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company in Columbus, Ohio. Then she decided she would rather serve people in greater need. Miguel started ...

Mac High choirs to sing tonight

The McMinnville High School choirs will be staging a pair of concerts tonight. They are slated for 6:30 and 8 p.m. in the school auditorium. Admission is free. Teacher Robin Pederson will direct both ...

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Agencies connect on Chemeketa campus

Representatives of more than 40 different social agencies gathered at Chemeketa Community College’s McMinnville campus Friday to connect the homeless and other people in need with an array of services. ...

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Handicapped dog needs special home

Cookie, a Staffordshire terrier mix, doesn’t realize she has a handicap. She’s happy and healthy, despite a birth defect that makes it hard for her to walk more than a few steps without toppling. She ...

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Fourth-graders get glimpse of college

College is a place where you can learn things that will help you become what you want to be, said Quenburly Elias, a fourth-grader who visited the Linfield campus Thursday. “I thought it might be ...

County weighs e-cigarette ban

The Yamhill County commissioners are scheduled to begin consideration next week of a board order subjecting e-cigarettes to the same restrictions as conventional cigarettes, including a ban on use in county ...

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