News-Register file photo##Alter Wiener, second from right, poses with McMinnville students after his 2015 presentation at Mac High.

Holocaust survivor, speaker Alter Wiener dies

Alter Wiener, known to thousands of McMinnville residents for his talks about surviving the Holocaust, was killed Tuesday when he was hit by a vehicle near his home in Hillsboro. He was 92. For many years, ...

Attorney adds inadequate food service to juvenile detention suit

A civil lawsuit against the Yamhill County Juvenile Detention Center now is focusing on whether the center is starving the boy suing it. Staff of the center acknowledge in court documents that he has ...

Staff presents planning, building fee increases to council

Developers pay $580 when they approach McMinnville’s planning department about building a subdivision with less than 10 lots. That price could increase more than fourfold, to $2,558. For projects ...

Lawsuit claims Mac PD failed to protect child

A lawsuit filed in Multnomah County court against the state and the city of McMinnville alleges that, despite being repeatedly warned that a McMinnville man was sexually abusing his very young daughter, ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Yamhill County Gospel Rescue Mission house manager Elaine Richards discusses the facilities the shelter offers those in need during the cold winter season.

Looking for warmth

With nighttime temperatures projected to drop to the low 30s as Christmas approaches, some 1,400 homeless people in Yamhill County are left shivering in the dark. Some (counted during a census in February) ...

Still time to donate toys, blankets

There are still fourteen shopping days until Christmas, but only a few more days for many charity efforts operated from local businesses that will steer toys, clothing and other items to local families. *First ...

MEDP's Christensen hired by Governor

Jody Christensen, who has been the McMinnville Economic Development Partnership executive director since its founding, is going to work for Gov. Kate Brown in January. The MEDP announced Friday that Christensen, ...

Where the games are

During construction of McMinnville High School’s new gym, competitive sports have been moved to other spaces. Varsity basketball games are being played in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium at Linfield College. Freshman ...

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A dump truck and other equipment fit easily inside the footprint of the new gym at McMinnville High School. It will open next September.

New gym walls rising at Mac High

The rectangle that will become McMinnville High School’s new gym and locker area already looks big, with tall concrete block walls ascending toward the sky. For perspective of its size, one can ...

Care centers polling residents about 911 call fines

A cross-section of McMinnville residents are receiving phone calls from a company hired by the Oregon Health Care Association and asked if the new 911 fees imposed by the city council in October are fair. Councilors ...

Airport fuel tank called 'emergency'

McMinnville city officials are recommending city councilors declare a contaminated fuel tank at the airport an emergency circumstance, allowing them to streamline the bidding process. Tuesday’s ...

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Chemeketa teacher Andrew Scholer helps fourth grader Isabella Nelson with her coding work during a special  Hour of Code  activity in Nikki Cedergreen s classroom at Memorial School.

Students spend hour getting comfortable with coding

Oscar Lagunas drew a kite using computer code — breaking down the directions into steps, then telling his laptop what to do when. He pressed a button to run the code, and a tiny character on the ...

Recology quick to submit polystyrene recycling proposal

McMinnville residents may soon be able to recycle plastic cups, utensils and clamshell food containers if the city council adds a new polystyrene recycling program Dec. 11 to its contract with Recology. Councilors ...

MV Advancements aims to aid stricken California non-profit

Ed Wanner, Encave Operations Manager for MV Advancements, which provides services for the developmentally disabled in Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties, closely followed Northern California’s horrific ...

Along the Street: Yamhill CCO launches new partnership

Yamhill County Community Care Organization, the county’s private nonprofit Medicaid insurer, is dropping CareOregon in 2019 and will instead collaborate with Performance Health Technology (PH Tech) ...

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