Formal wear donation drive

With an in-person prom approaching, McMinnville High School is seeking formal wear for students who plan to attend the big dance. Community members can drop off clean, gently-used male and female formal ...

Wine & Food tickets available

Advance tickets are available — and recommended by organizers — for the McMinnville Wine and Food Classic, which will be held March 11 to 13 in the Evergreen Space Museum. The event is limited ...

Renner: Beyond animal care

In 1980 I visited the zoo in a major U.S. city and found row after row of bare concrete boxes with jailhouse-style bars occupied by animals from around the world.
The animals appeared to be in good physical condition, but many were staring into space or pacing restlessly around the edges of their tiny quarters. It was depressing.

Brave and remarkable animals earn place as heroes in history

Lots of school kids, I suspect, might enjoy history with a new set of heroes to study. Our country has outstanding heroes such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##American Legion Auxiliary members Carol Doege, right, and Susan Haley, center, hand veteran Annie Gholz a crocheted Valentine’s Day lap robe to thank her for her years of service in the Navy. Gholz was one of about 20 vets the McMinnville Auxiliary members met at Brookdale Senior Living; they also take gifts to vets in other care centers.

A warm thank you: American Legion Auxiliary to veterans: ‘We don’t want to forget’

“We don’t want to forget anybody,” said Carol Doege as she and other members of the McMinnville American Legion Auxiliary prepared to hand out crocheted blankets at Brookdale Senior Living ...

Paper Gardens entries due

Entries are due March 3 for the annual Paper Gardens Creative Writing Contest. Writers of all ages can enter fiction or non-fiction prose of 1,000 words or fewer, or poetry in four categories: traditional, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##McMinnville High School’s version of “The Addams Family” features, from left, Grandma (Elizabeth Lambert), Lurch (Evan Harris), Wednesday Addams (Lezly Olmedo Fernandez), Gomez Addams (Mason Fuller), Morticia Addams (Kaylee Keikkala), Pugsley Addams (Rivers Reid Goodman), and Uncle Fester (Rowan Wardell). The show runs through March 5.

Mac High presents ‘The Addams Family’

McMinnville High School students will perform the musical “The Addams Family,” Feb. 25 to March 5. Drama teacher Danielle Potter is directing the show. It will be staged at 7 p.m. Friday and ...

Gabbie Wharff

DAR honors young essayists

Yamhill Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, honored three middle school students as winners of the 2022 History Essay Contest. Gabbie Wharff won the fifth-grade division of the competition. ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Ray Crain, Linfield University Black Student Union president, reflects on programs for Black History Month. “Racism is still with us,” he said. “I want people to see us like us, not like a color.”

Stopping by: The struggle to be seen, heard

Linfield University master’s degree candidate Ray Crain, who goes by “Ray Ray,” likes to carry his research materials and other belongings in his backpack. It’s handy, and he always ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Lynn Tupper enjoys a Melt Down special at The Diner featuring bacon-tomato jam, smoked gouda, cheddar, apple and onions on sourdough. A great combination of flavors, Tupper said, and for a good cause: $2 from each sandwich goes to the Yamhill County food bank.

Menus go gooey this month for good cause

Mikey Beckwith of The Diner sliced freshly baked sourdough bread, slapped the slices on the grill, spread them with smoked tomato and bacon jam, and sprinkled on smoked gouda and cheddar cheeses. After ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##McMinnville Public Library Director Jenny Berg places copies of the Mac Reads 2022 book, “The House of Broken Angels,” on display.

Program to feature author Urrea

The Mac Reads community reading program will feature a novel by Luis Alberto Urrea, who will visit McMinnville for a reading and discussion in early May. Featured is Urrea’s book, “The House ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Film festival co-founder Nancy Morrow, left, talks with filmmaker Adam David Nilsson (“Oases”) and his wife, Upekla Wijayratne, during the festival weekend reception at Ten Oaks Gallery.

Morrows step down, but Mac film festival on path to grow

Nancy and Dan Morrow founded the McMinnville Short Film Festival in 2011, back when the film buffs owned Movietime Video. They’ve nurtured it as it has expanded from a local event to a major festival ...

Rohse: The good ol’ days of ‘Hit Parade’

Once upon a time, young misses dressed in bobby socks, saddle shoes, pleated plaid skirts and Sloppy Joes, with their hair in pageboy-style, huddled around on Saturday nights with the radio dial turned ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Painter Ashley Hope works on panels for the Rose Marie Caughran mural, which will hang on a building at Third and Cowls streets

Thanks to Rose Marie: Mural artist paints tribute to late McMinnville volunteer

The late Rose Marie Caughran, known for nurturing trees throughout McMinnville,once again will tend to her plants on a mural planned for Third and Cowls streets this spring. Artist Ashley Hope ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##J.P. and Cya Kloninger are partners in all parts of life, including their Crossfit business and HawaiiFive-O-Three restaurant, shifting from food truck to a downtown cafe, three days a week starting Feb. 22.

Stopping by: Fitness coach, cook has a lot on his plate

Which comes first, the energy to run a gym and do half a dozen other things at once, or the exercise that gives J.P. Kloninger that energy? The answer is undetermined. But for Klonginger, a native of ...