Starla Pointer / News-Register##Judge John Collins speaks with Linfield College students in the mass media and law program.

Students get primer on justice system

Judges need to balance the media’s right to report information and the public’s right to know with a defendant’s right to a fair trial, the Hon. John Collins told Linfield College students ...

Mac council to talk sewer rates

The McMinnville City Council is slated to discuss sewer rates at its upcoming Tuesday meeting. It also plans to hear a presentation from Elise Hui, executive director of the Yamhill County Housing Authority, ...

Y-C senior wins Merit Scholarship

YAMHILL — Jake Bibb, who is about to graduate from Yamhill-Carlton High School, has won a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Bibb is planning to study ...

Pair win Gates scholarships

Juan Cortes Perez of McMinnville High and Shane Thomas of Willamina High have been awarded full-ride Gates Millennium Scholarships. They are among 28 Oregon winners in this year’s round of scholarships, ...

County OKs $1 million in budget changes

During meetings held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the Yamhill County Budget Committee left unchaged the county’s property tax rate for the new fiscal year starting July 1 unchanged at $2.57 per ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Mac City Pastors conduct their first patrol Friday night. From left, Terry Armstrong, Dennis Nice, Nancy
Osburn and Su Rademacher.

Mac City Pastors mount downtown patrols

Hoping to help McMinnville cope with objectionable youth behavior downtown, a local church coalition has begun patrolling Third Street on Friday nights, which represent a particular problem time.  Organized ...

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Willamina teacher arrested for allegedly assaulting her daughter

This article was updated on Friday, May 5. WILLAMINA — Heather McDonald Hughes, who teaches at Willamina Middle School and coaches track at Willamina High School, was arrested by Yamhill County ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Customers Brynn McManus, Olivia Coulter and Rylie McManus shop at Margo White and Daphne McManus’
lemonade stand during Lemonade Day. More than 200 young people participated in the event.

 
Taking a Lemonade Day stand

More than 200 young people operated their own lemonade stands Saturday, declared Lemonade Day in McMinnville in what the chamber of commerce hopes will become an annual tradition. Chamber CEO Nathan Knottingham ...

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90 days meted in child, animal sex case

McMinnville resident Casie Nelson was sentenced to three months in the Yamhill County Jail and five years probation Monday, resolving cases in which she pleaded guilty to encouraging child sexual abuse, ...

Lawyers inform students of rights, responsibilities

NEWBERG — A dozen lawyers spent Friday morning at Newberg High School talking with seniors the rights and responsibilities they will have as adults. Judge Ronald Stone, who organized the event, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##McMinnville High students, from left, Katie Steeprow, Kameron Sylvia, Taylor Ames, and others clean and trim their plants in preparation for the upcoming plant sale.

FFA members nurture success

McMinnville High School horticulture students will be selling bedding plants, vegetable starts and flowering baskets at their annual plant sale, set tor Thursday and Friday, May 7 and 8. The sale will ...

Along the Street: Pier 1 Imports closing its doors

Pier 1 Imports plans to close its McMinnville outlet by the end of May. The Texas-based retailer opened the 9,000-square-foot store in the fall of 2001. At the time, the decorative home furnishings retailer ...

Relay fundraiser tonight

Five bands are scheduled to play tonight at a fundraiser for Team Cancer Rebels, one of 21 teams participating in this year’s Relay for Life. Thunder Road, Epoch, Overload, Wasted Days and Kelsey ...

Motorist charged with manslaughter

SALEM — A Newberg man has been indicted by a Marion County Grand Jury on a Class A felony count of first-degree manslaughter in connection with a fatal motor vehicle crash on McKay Road NE, near ...

Willamina schedules kindergarten roundup

WILLAMINA — Willamina Elementary School will hold kindergarten roundup from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the school library. Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1. Parents must present their child’s ...