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 ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Tim Simonson, left, was one of many event participants to get a haircut courtesy of Northwest College of Beauty students like Morgan Lundgren.

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. ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Cookie plays with her stuffed monkey. Her one ear up, one down look is not caused by her handicap.

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 ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Students from Columbus Elementary check out the Linfield College fountain near Riley Hall during
their tour of the campus last week.

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 ...

Events to mark Memorial Day

Yamhill Valley residents will mark Memorial Day with numerous ceremonies and special events Monday. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day. It was first celebrated in 1868 as a way of honoring ...

Car takes out utility pole

A McMinnville man who apparently fell asleep at the wheel crashed his car into a utility pole early Sunday on Southeast Davis Street, near its intersection with Aletha Way. Luis A. Osornio-Salinas, 20, ...

Tom Henderson/News-Register##Christopher Dillworth, 11, spent half his money from Lemonade Day May 2 to buy toys for the new play area at Henderson House. Members of McMinnville’s
Chamber MAC Leadership Team built the new area for
the domestic violence shelter and officially christened the project May 13.

Henderson House unveils new kids play patio

The children convinced them, said Rachel Karl. Karl remembered how she and the other members of the McMinnville Chamber’s MAC Leadership Team were searching for a service project last fall. Members ...

MDA launches ambitious tourism campaign

McMinnville may have lost the cover story in Parade Magazine’s America’s Best Main Street contest to Collierville, Tennessee, but tourism advocates say just making the final round created a ...

Farmers Market Celebrates 15 Years

Yamhill County farmers say they’re ready with fresh produce for Thursday’s opening of the McMinnville Downtown Association’s Farmers Market. Actually, they were ready a few weeks ago, ...

Council learns about affordable housing

As the McMinnville City Council gathers additional information about the city’s homeless problem, it asked Elise Hui, director of Housing Authority of Yamhill County, to address the subject at its ...

Commission to make parking decision

The McMinnville Planning Commission will issue a final decision Thursday on the request for a reduction in the parking space requirement at an apartment complex proposed at 433 NE 17th St. It also plans ...

Pool offers swimming lessons

Registration is now underway at the McMinnville Aquatic Center for summer swimming lessons. Morning and evening lessons will start the week of June 15. The Learn to Swim Program offers a variety of instructional ...

Chemeketa meeting Wednesday

SALEM — The Chemeketa Community College Board is slated to meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Building 2, on the college’s main campus in Salem. The agenda includes a public hearing on its proposed ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Aliens walked the streets of McMinnville on Saturday during the annual UFO Festival. This year’s event drew more vendors and visitors
than ever before to downtown McMinnville. The 16th annual UFO Festival celebrates the 1950 photographs published in the precursor to the News-Register that many claim is among the most credible photos of UFOs.

 
UFO fest out of this world

McMinnville’s downtown simmered with excitement most of the weekend, peaking Saturday afternoon, as the 16th annual UFO Festival made contact with planet Earth.  The landing party Friday night ...