Teams gearing up for aircraft pull

The second-annual charity airplane pull, a benefit for Special Olympics, is 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. It is being held in conjunction with the Oregon ...

Tribal officer accused of hiding evidence

GRAND RONDE — A Grand Ronde Tribal Police officer, who resigned his post two weeks after accusations against him surfaced, has been charged with hiding evidence in a drug case, misleading ...

Trial date set in street race case

A trial date was set Thursday for street racing suspects Jeremy Gavlin Hopper and Andrew Robert Dean Olsen, who are facing one count each of first-degree manslaughter, second-degree assault, fourth-degree ...

Nunchuck attacker found guilty except for insanity

A Lafayette man who viciously attacked his mother and sister with a pair of nunchucks — a martial arts weapon featuring two steel bars connected by a length of rope or chain — has been ...

Guilty plea entered

Jill Michelle Auxier, 51, of Willamina, pleaded guilty July 19 to possession of methamphetamine and endangering the welfare of a minor. She is scheduled to undergo sentencing at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 22. The ...

Man is accused of raping bound victim

A McMinnville man was charged July 15 with first-degree rape, second-degree sexual abuse and fourth-degree assault in connection with an attack on an acquaintance. Stephen Charles Cully, 69, was booked ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Rep. Suzanne Bonamici  hands a plate of nachos to 7-year-old Emma LaRon at Newby Elementary School during the summer lunch program. Bonamici, who visited Tuesday, said she supports healthful meals.

Bonamici touts healthy meals for kids

Making sure children receive healthful food today will pay off in the future, U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Oregon, said when she visited McMinnville’s summer lunch program Tuesday. Bonamici donned ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Maria Mihm, left  and her mother, Celia Kaleta, place a donation bin for Beyond Backpacks at Cornerstone Coffee Roasters in McMinnville on Tuesday. Community members may donate school supplies or cash to the program, which expects to serve 900 children this year.

School supplies drive now underway

Beyond Backpacks, formerly Operation Backpack, is once again collecting school supplies to distribute to children in need. “We want kids to be able to start the school year like everybody else,” ...

Tips for sharing the road with farm equipment

Just before the Fourth of July, Bruce Ruddenklau of Amity became a statistic. Through no fault of his own, he joined the ranks of Oregon farmers whose equipment had been struck by a motorist. An ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##The former site of Taylor-Dale Hardware was sold to a members of Jackson Family Wines.

Jackson Wines pair buy historic Taylor building

A couple with close ties to California’s Jackson Family Wines, which has been moving aggressivly into the Oregon wine scene, has purchased downtown McMinnville’s historic Taylor Hardware building. Jeff ...

Along the Street: Two tasting rooms better than one

Elk Cove Vineyards is planning to open an auxiliary tasting room in downtown Carlton, joining the ranks of wineries opting for two or more locations to promote their product. The Pike Road Wines tasting ...

News-Register file photo##The Wings & Waves Water Park features a 747 from which swimmers can slide into the pool below.

Down commits to museum purchase

Utah businessman Steve Down, high bidder at $10.9 million, has formally committed to purchase the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum’s water park and space hall facilities. Down had been given ...

Fire station open house slated in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Fire District is planning to hold an open house Tuesday, Aug. 2, as a means of engaging the community. The district will be hosting a kid’s firefighter combat challenge, ...

Tests detect lead in fountain, a few faucets

Tests have detected lead in one drinking fountain and 13 faucets in older McMinnville school buildings.  The district has received results from the testing of more than 400 water samples from its ...

County places public works chief on leave

Yamhill County Public Works Director John Phelan was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday. The action came one day after the county cancleled a meeting at which Phelan was to brief the ...

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