Homeward Bound resumes dog adoptions

Homeward Bound Pets has resumed dog adoptions, but only by appointment. McMinnville's non-profit, no-kill shelter had closed to the public and stopped both feline and canine adoption programs earlier ...

News-Register battling through trying times

Oregon Lithoprint, Inc., which operates the News-Register Publishing Co. and publishes the News-Register, has joined scores of local and hundreds of thousands of American businesses trying to avoid becoming ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Third Street in McMinnville devoid of people and cars Thursday afternoon.

The perspective ... from a distance

Community unifies while staying apart

Council approves plans for subdivision

The McMinnville City Council approved plans March 24 for the 280-home Baker Creek North subdivision, despite the continued objections of councilors Adam Garvin and Zack Geary over the amount of traffic ...

Marcus Larson ##A transit bus leaves the station on Second Street in downtown McMinnville.

Yamhill County transit still operating

Bus ridership is down about 50%, but Yamhill County Transit is still operating, and plans to do so for as long as possible during the coronavirus pandemic. “We want to keep people working as long ...

Northwest senior services still providing meals

More than 56,000 senior citizens in Yamhill County received meals from NorthWest Senior and Disability Services food programs last year, so when the COVID-19 response closed its communal meal sites, the ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##At the Memorial Elementary School pickup site, volunteer Michelle Morain hands parent Breeayn Ardianto a Chromebook for checkout.  Students can keep the devices as long as schools remain closed.

Mac teachers go online to reach students

Teachers in the McMinnville School District will resume contact with about 6,700 students April 1, using technology to bridge the coronavirus gap. They will reach out to students and families over the ...

Linfield students react to closure

By ANNA FRAZIER<br/>and STARLA POINTER<br/>Of the News-Register Many Linfield College students are disappointed about having to finish the school year online, rather than living in dorms with ...

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A gnome is well hidden in the Downs’ front yard. The couple hopes seeing the whimsical creatures will bring the day for people taking walks.

Gnomes, teddy bears brighten walkers' paths

In McMinnville, Carlton and other cities across Yamhill County and the U.S., people are posting not just online, but also in their windows. Some have placed teddy bears or other stuffed animals in view ...

Linfield closes dorms, other buildings

Linfield College announced Monday it will close campus buildings and send home dorm residents to continue their studies online in response to government orders. Students can remain in the dorm if they ...

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Annie Clayton talks with her sisters Eowyn and Rowan about fun they have been having while at home together. Annie, a McMinnville High School senior, said she s glad to be able to spend time with them before she goes to college next year.

Missing friends and classes, but glad to be home

Mac High senior says social distancing is the right thing to do

Linfield closing campus, sending students home to study

Reacting to statewide orders, Linfield College announced Monday it will close campus buildings and send dorm residents home to continue their studies online. Students can stay if they aren't able to leave ...

WVMC suspends all visits; Providence limits them to one per patient

Willamette Valley Medical Center announced Friday it is closing its doors to visitors until further notice. Providence Newberg is still allowing them – but only one per patient. The “decision ...

Students can check out Chromebooks

McMinnville School District students will be able to borrow Chromebooks from the district to access online learning sites and practice math, reading and other subjects. The district and others across ...

Marcus Larson  / News-Register##Toilet paper is on everyone s minds -- but not on many store shelves -- these days.

Talk about TP!

Toilet paper usually isn’t a subject for the dinner table, the water cooler or even tweets and Facebook posts. These days, though, it seems like it’s all people can talk about. “How’s ...

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