Rusty Rae/News-Register##McMinnville High School junior Nicole Aquinas receives a swagbag of school supplies from English language teacher Christopher Staff during a drive-by distribution on Wednesday.

Distance learning: Parents see good, bad, complications

Public school is underway, with students learning from home using computers to interact with their teachers and classmates. The format is no one’s first choice — not what students would ...

Linfield will stream Night of Improvised Sketches

Linfield University theater students will perform “Out of the Box: A Night of Improvised Sketches,” at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. Derek Lane will direct the show, which will be streamed ...

McMinnville teen arrested following speed racing crash

A 17-year-old McMinnville boy was arrested Sunday night on charges related to speed racing on Southwest Baker Street that resulted in his vehicle crashing into the Hagan Hamilton Insurance Solutions building, ...

Linfield University President Miles Davis. Submitted photo.

Linfield president to lead Oregon college alliance

Linfield University President Miles Davis is the new chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities, nicknamed “The Alliance.” Davis, who ...

Dustin Brown

Murder trial to be rescheduled after attorney withdraws, citing dispute with defendant

The murder trial for a 35-year-old man charged in a 2019 shooting death in McMinnville will be rescheduled after his defense attorney withdrew from the case. Dustin Brown is accused of killing 28-year-old ...

McMinnville women's choir goes online

The McMinnville Women’s Choir, which is open to all women singers, will hold rehearsals online this fall. Director Betty Busch and accompanist Bethany Lee will lead Zoom rehearsals. Choir members ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##WildCat Sanctuary keeper Kira Abramovitc works with the big takes taking refuge at a farm near McMinnville on Thursday.

Mac farm helps lions, tigers that barely escaped fire

Tigers snarled and lions roared upon arrival at McPhillips Farms southwest of McMinnville, where they took shelter last week from forest fires burning east of Salem. The big cats and more than 70 other ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##McMinnville mayor candidate Heidi Parker, left, and current Mayor Scott Hill answer questions posed by moderator Victoria Keister during a GOP forum at the American Legion hall.

McMinnville candidates for mayor make their case in forums

McMinnville Mayor Scott Hill and challenger Heidi Parker described two different visions of city leadership at recent candidate forums organized by Yamhill County Republican Women and the McMinnville Lions ...

How bad has the air been in McMinnville? No way to know

Just stepping outdoors in recent days has reminded McMinnville City Councilor Sal Peralta why Yamhill County, and McMinnville in particular, needs an Air Quality Index monitoring station. Smoke-filled ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Patton Middle School teachers Michelle Harris and David Ledi discuss plans for teaching with Google Classrooms.

McMinnville teachers prepare for new kind of school year

UPDATED: McMinnville School District announced Sunday afternoon, Sept. 13, that school would not start until Tuesday due to the continuing poor air quality caused by wildfire smoke. - - - - - - Patton ...

Riverbend Landfill file photo 2020

Waste Management files notice of intent to appeal Riverbend Landfill ruling

Waste Management Inc., owner of Riverbend Landfill, has filed a notice of intent to appeal the county’s recent vote against the 29-acre expansion of the landfill on the South Yamhill River outside ...

Public school starts Monday in Mac

School will be in full swing — virtually, in most cases — starting Monday, Sept. 14. Some small private schools will welcome students part time in person, but public schools will use ...

Submitted photo##Yamhill County native Mark Cushing.

Stopping By: Writers shaped by McMinnville

McMinnville is a character in new books by two people who grew up in Yamhill County — New York Times reporter and longtime journalist Jim Tankersley, and attorney Mark Cushing, whose practice specializes ...

Ramon Ayala

Burglar draws jail term

A judge sentenced a 40-year-old McMinnville man to 30 days in the Yamhill County Jail for his role in a crime spree in which churches and other businesses, including an auto dealership, were burglarized ...

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