Marcus Larson/News-Register##Construction workers dismantled the old Gallery Theater sign piece by piece late last year so it could be remodeled with new siding and lettering.

Theater will begin reopening

Gallery Theater, McMinnville's community theater, will reopen this month for its first indoor show since the coronavirus pandemic began — pending state regulations about gatherings and the risk of ...

Writing contest celebration planned

The News-Register staff Writing contest celebration planned The Paper Gardens literary contest will celebrate winners with a virtual event Thursday, May 13. The celebration will include remarks from ...

McMinnville School Board to meet Monday

The News-Register staff School board to meet Monday McMinnville School Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 10. The public session will be held via Zoom. The board also will hold an executive ...

Mac council hears housing strategy Tuesday

A resolution adopting McMinnville’s new City Center Housing Strategy – more than two years in the making – will be considered Tuesday by the identical governing bodies of McMinnville ...

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“Mars in Motion” will let visitors explore Mars as if they landed on the red planet and need to figure out a way to return to Earth. Designed by George Fox University students, the new space museum exhibit will including interactive stations that let people experience Mars’ gravity or operate a miniature Mars Rover.

‘LET THEIR IMAGINATIONS RUN’

Education has been a focus of the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum since it was conceived in the early 1990s by the late Michael King Smith and his father, Evergreen Aviation founder Del Smith. Now, ...

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Baer appointed new Sheridan mayor

City Council President Aaron Baer was appointed Sheridan mayor at Monday night’s work session. Baer was elected to the council in 2016 and again this year. He previously served on the Sheridan ...

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Dayton firefighter Harlyn Rios climbed a ladder steadied by Lt. Jeremy McLoud and retrieved the U.S. and state of Oregon flags on the Organic Valley Creamery property during the April 27 three-alarm fire.

Firefighters lauded for saving flags during creamery blaze

Mariah Brooks and her mother, Jennifer Tehama, were having lunch at McMinnville’s Sandwich Express on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 20, when a three-alarm, multi-million dollar fire burned ...

Along the Street: Taxes due May 17

Many people breathed a sigh of relief when Tax Day was postponed in April. Now they need to take a deep breath and get to work on finishing their tax forms, because taxes are due Monday, May 17. Tax Day ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Faye Westendorf, 4 1/2, tries out the butterfly ladder at the new Wennerberg Park playground, which also features slides, a bridge and other areas meant to appeal to youngsters. “It’s good!” Faye said. Grants paid for the play equipment.

‘I can climb things!’

Children swarmed Carlton’s newest playground as soon as it officially opened in mid-April. “It’s good!” said Faye Westendorf, 4 1/2, who wore her favorite fairy dress for ...

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Haugeberg responds to complaint

A February 2020 report by an anonymous Linfield alumna outlines what she described as inappropriate behavior, including comments made, and a hug, at the hands of David Haugeberg, a McMinnville attorney ...

State COVID case counts down slightly after weeks of increases

Oregon saw mixed results in its tracking of COVID-19 last week. The Oregon Health Authority reported that the percentage of people testing positive increased from 6% to 6.8%, but there was a slight ...

Funds from Rescue Act boost county’s budget

Yamhill County’s budget is about 2% smaller this year than last under current projections, but it will grow substantially once it adds in the $20.77 million it expects to receive from the American ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register file photo ## With fighter jets, airliners, historic aircraft and, of course, the Spruce Goose, the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is celebrating 20 years with a new owner and lofty plans for the future.

BLUE SKIES AHEAD FOR EVERGREEN?

After two decades of flying high but being buffeted by plenty of turbulence, the Evergreen museum is ready to take off on a smooth trip to a promising future. Bill Stoller’s McMinnville ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Linfield English professor Jamie Friedman congratulates English majors on their successful year of in-person classes, and also takes a moment to thank and show her support for former colleague Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, who was fired by the university in late April.

Additional groups call for change at Linfield

Faculty decry graduation day removal of signs supporting fired professor By Kirby Neumann-Rea Of the News-Register  Renewed calls for the resignation of president Dr. Miles Davis and Board of Trustees ...

Rep. Nearman charged in breach at state Capitol

By ANDREW SELSKYOf The Associated Press SALEM — Prosecutors leveled two criminal charges Friday against a Republican member of the Oregon House of Representatives who let far-right rioters into ...

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