Marcus Larson/News-Register##At the conclusion of the graduation ceremony, Tanner Autencio proudly waves the McMinnville High School flag. The Class of 2015
included 482 graduates, the largest in the history of the school.

Mac High graduates largest class

Thousands of relatives and friends filled Wortman Stadium Friday night to watch McMinnville High School graduate its largest class ever, 482 students. This article was updated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##As graduate Erik
Cropp walks in the parade of graduates, his aunt Dani Bowers left the crowd and placed several congratulatory leis around his neck.

More than 50 graduate in Amity

“We did it!” said Chelsey Woodley-Bunn, Amity High School’s valedictorian, after her class graduated Saturday. “Look out world,” she said. “Class of 2015 coming through!” Commencement ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Dayton High School graduates toss their caps in the air at the end of the graduation ceremony.

Dayton High School graduates 58

DAYTON — “There he is!” Delaney Ecker cried as she spotted her brother, Jake, walking across the Dayton High School football field, his graduation robe casually draped over his shoulders. “He’s ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Marti Hofenbredl
performs the ceremonial
turning of the tassel for
Sheridan Co-Valedictorian
Jacob Hertel during
commencement exercises
at Sheridan High School
on Saturday, June 6.

Sheridan valedictorian remembers cousin

SHERIDAN — Jacob Hertel’s presence was hard to miss at Sheridan High School’s 107th commencement, held Saturday afternoon on Bill Chrisman Memorial Field. He had placed half a basketball ...

Michaela Fujita-Conradsl/News-Register##Emily Drevdahl reminisces about Yamhill-Carlton High School during her salutatorian speech Sunday.

Y-C grads lauded for spirit, humor

YAMHILL — Attendees at Sunday afternoon’s Yamhill-Carlton High School commencement were treated to performances of Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman’s “Time to Say Goodbye,” ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Officer Jared Wiebold inspects a vehicle with Jack, the McMinnville Police
Department’s new drug detection dog. Jack has been trained to detect methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin.

Drug detection dog joins Mac PD

McMinnville police have welcomed a new recruit to the force — Canine Jack, aka Chewy, a 22-month-old labrador retriever The addition become official when Jack and his handler, officer Jared Wiebold, ...

Along the Street: Brown Bag series to kick off Thursday

The 22nd annual Brown Bag Summer Concert Series is slated to get underway at noon Thursday in downtown McMinnville. The venue for the inaugural concert, featuring pianist Michael Allen Harrison, is First ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Tree farmer Dick Enger points out the signs of trees dying from lack of water.

Drought stressing valley's Douglas firs

When the branches of a Douglas fir turn red, it means the tree is dying, likely due to water stress. McMinnville-area woodlot owner Cathy Bisset said she started to notice the weakening of some of her ...

News-Register honored for work

The News-Register won seven awards in this year’s Society of Professional Journalists competition for Region X, which encompasses Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. Honored were: - ...

County to consider budget adjustments

The Yamhill County commissioners will hold their final budget hearing of the year at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 18, in Room 32 of the county courthouse, 535 N.E. Fifth St. Written comments may be submitted ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##McMinnville’s parking garage was constructed in 1980 using funds that would have gone toward constructing
a bridge over the Willamette to I-5, connecting Yamhill County with the freeway. That projected bridge never materialized after costs ballooned.

Rural bridge morphed into urban parking garage

You might call it the accidental parking garage. But it’s certainly stood the test of time. It’s been faithfully serving motorists at Fifth and Evans for more than 35 years, and shows no signs ...

Mac council to create tourism board

The McMinnville City Council plans a meeting tonight to appoint members to a governing board charged with overseeing the city’s new Visit McMinnville tourism promotion campaign. The board will govern ...

McMinnville Elks plan flag ceremony

The McMinnville Elks Lodge will host its annual Flag Day celebration and retirement Thursday, June 11. The free program will start at 7:30 p.m. at the lodge’s downtown quarters, at 333 N.E. Evans ...

Business expert booked in Carlton

CARLTON — Nationally known destination business expert Jon Schallert is slated to speak Wednesday, June 17, in the Carlton VFW Hall, 158 E. Main St. The City of Carlton and the Carlton Business ...

McMinnville High School student Elide Sanchez leads a group of seniors Thursday through the halls of Newby Elementary School. The class of 2015 graduates at 7 p.m. tonight.

Seniors visit their elementary schools

Children cheered as McMinnville High School seniors visited local elementary schools Thursday. This was the third year for the “Parade of Graduates.” It had Newby Elementary School third-graders ...