Mac students better counterparts in state testing

Preliminary results show McMinnville students performed better than their counterparts around the state on the new Smarter Balance testing, Superintendent Maryalice Russell told the school board ...

Theft charges lodged in dental practice case

Linda Hixson and Sherry McMullen each worked more than 20 years for McMinnville dentist Dr. James B. Nelson, Hixson as a bookkeeper and McMullen as a hygienist. Now Hixson, let go in June 2013, and McMullen, ...

Commissioners support life jacket idea

A group of volunteers from the Newberg area made a presentation to the Yamhill County commissioners Monday on their bid for erection of a life jacket kiosk at Rogers Landing in Newberg. The group, which ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Chase McMullen gets extra low to entice his frog Jumper to take his first jump by blowing on the amphibian. Yamhill’s 62nd Derby Days
took over the town this past weekend, with a talent show, running races, the frog jump and the soap box derby race.

Kids fly down track at Derby Days

YAMHILL — Some of the drivers crouched low over their steering wheels as they rolled down a steep ramp and out along the straightaway in the Derby Days races Saturday. Others leaned back, trying ...

Couple arraigned in Riteway Meat trial

Jeffry and Sharon Payne will not be able to live together as husband and wife while they await trial on second-degree criminal mischief charges for allegedly leaving more than five tons of customer ...

City video contract raises questions

The city of McMinnville has signed contracts with two companies to produce videos for its website. But one of those contracts has raised questions from members of the business community, as they are now ...

News-Register file photo##The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum will complete payments for the famous airplane over five years.

Spruce Goose payoff terms finalized

A dispute between the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and the Aero Club of Southern California has been settled in mediation, according to Museum Board President John Rasmussen. Museum founder Del ...

News-Register wins 15 awards in state competition

The News-Register picked up 14 individual awards, including for news and feature stories, editorials, headlines and web operations, in the Oregon Newspaper Publishers’ Association 2015 Better Newspaper ...

Turmoil erupts at Newberg city hall

Police chief, city manager suspended by turns, pending investigations; Mahr will replace Stone as interim city manager

Photo submitted by Brandie Embry##A McMinnville resident wets the roof and side of her house in case a field fire moves her direction. Firefighters controlled the fire before any houses were damaged.

'Suspicious' field fire threatens McMinnville homes

Updated Tuesday A field fire threatened several homes on Northeast Carly Court in McMinnville, but firefighters from multiple agencies ultimately controlled the blaze Saturday afternoon. Investigators ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##District Attorney Brad Berry describes a diagram of the July 1 officer-involved shooting during a press conference Thursday afternoon at the McMinnville Civic Center.

DA rules deputy justified in fatal shooting

Yamhill County District Attorney Brad Berry said Thursday afternoon that sheriff's deputy Richard Broyles, a 16-year veteran of the agency, was justified in the use of deadly force when he shot Kevin ...

City Attorney Candace Haines to retire

McMinnville city attorney Candace Haines is retiring and will be leaving City Hall effective Sept. 30.  Haines has served as city attorney for nearly 16 years. Her retirement was announced ...

Sheridan school construction work moving along

SHERIDAN — Superintendent Steve Sugg led the Sheridan School Board on a tour of the high school Wednesday night so members could observe the progress being made on a $2.1 million construction project ...

McMinnville to expand handicapped parking

Over the next few months, the McMinnville plans to add 26 on-street parking spaces to its inventory of spaces reserved for handicapped use. That will ensure at least one out of every 25 on-street spaces ...

Vintage, unique cars to be on display

DAYTON — North Valley Cruzzers will host its 15th annual car show Saturday, July 18, in Dayton. North Valley Cruzzers is a group of car enthusiasts who’ve been meeting and showing off their ...