McMinnville man killed in Highway 47 crash; three injured

A McMinnville man was killed and three others were injured Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle head-on crash on Highway 47, north of Yamhill, in the Cove Orchard area. The Oregon State Police identified ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Landscape painter Erin Hanson shows off how her open impressionistic style captures blooms at the Woodburn Tulip Festival. Her brush strokes never overlap.

Stopping by: 'Endless paintings'

Driving from her new home in Amity to her studio in McMinnville, landscape artist Erin Hanson notices daffodils and oaks, green fields and hills, moody sky and rainbows. “I see 10 or 12 ...

Adaptive egg hunt planned April 3

Families with special-needs children can attend the annual Adaptive Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3. The free event is open to children with physical, developmental or intellectual disabilities. ...

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The Grandhaven Elementary PTA put up a sign welcoming students back to classrooms as hybrid education started Monday.

Teachers, students excited to return to the classroom

As elementary students settled into their classrooms for the first time in a year, teacher Erik Svec noticed a fourth-grader who seemed much more eager to apply himself than he had during distance learning. From ...

Mac school board chooses a finalist, starts negotiations

After 15 hours of in-person interviews and discussion last week, the McMinnville School Board narrowed its search for a new superintendent to one finalist. Board members are negotiating with the finalist ...

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McMinnville man charged with attempted murder of his elderly mother

John Anderson allegedly asked his 83-year-old mother if she wanted to die, according to court records. Then, over a period of time, he sat on her chest, covered her face with a pillow and held a plastic ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## The historic Yamhill Hotel, built in 1886 on the corner of what is now Third and Evans streets, is for sale along with the Mack Theater and the Macy Building, which houses retail shops along Evans and Second streets.

Iconic Third Street buildings up for sale

Third Street icons the Mack Theater and historic Yamhill Hotel are for sale, according to Gary Kerwood, who has been one of the managers of the properties since 1999. The 6,500-square-foot theater, 11,365-square-foot ...

City reaches settlement in case against police, DHS

The McMinnville City Council authorized the city manager last week to carry out a settlement in the case of a young survivor of sexual abuse who sued the city and state for what her lawsuit described as ...

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Reading instructor Megan Whitaker points the way to students as they hop off the bus and head back to classes at Columbus Elementary School Monday morning, the first day of hybrid learning in the McMinnville School District.

For younger students, it’s back to the classroom

Large yellow buses rolled through McMinnville and Lafayette Monday as elementary students returned to classrooms in the McMinnville School District. It was the first day of in-person classes in ...

School board, union ratify new contract

McMinnville School Board last week ratified a new, four-year contract with its teachers’ union, the McMinnville Education Association, or McEA. Union members had taken the same step Friday, March ...

Mac council approves fee hikes, hears budget update

Nobody testified last week during public hearings on McMinnville building and planning fee increases, but Councilor Adam Garvin raised a concern about why land use compatibility statements cost nearly ...

Deadline near for county school, fire board filings

The deadline to file for election to area school and fire boards is Thursday, March 18. Voters will decide in the May 18 election. Ballots will arrive in mailboxes at the end of April. Several positions ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register## Kathleen McKinney places daffodils on the memorial for 411 Eatery and lounge owner Rick Drakely who died unexpectedly over the weekend. Like so many others, McKinney has fond memories of Drakely. She described how hard he was trying to make the restaurant succeed during trying times.  He wasn t going to give up,  McKinney said.  He was going to make sure 411 survived, but now I m not sure what s going to happen.

Downtown loses a 'friend to many'

Downtown business owners and other McMinnville residents were shocked and saddened over the weekend to learn popular restaurateur Rick Drakeley died suddenly of a heart attack. He was 47. Friends said ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register## MacPac recommends the city build a new library in the space of the current Aquatic Center. The Carnegie Library would be preserved and could be turned into another city building, and the committee proposes building a 50-meter pool, possibly on a site owned by Linfield University.

Advisory panel recommends building new library next door

MacPAC recommended building a new free-standing library on the site of the current Aquatic Center and a 50-meter-long pool able to host large-scale swim meets. The advisory committee is tasked with making ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register## Linfield University wants to raze 84-year-old Mac Hall to make way for another science building to support the school s nursing and other science-focused programs. The building started as a men s dorm before being converted into office space in 2007.

Linfield seeks to replace old dorm with science building

The historic landmarks committee will consider this week an application to demolish Mac Hall on Linfield University’s campus to site another science building. The building, located at 900 S.E. Baker ...

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