Rusty Rae / News-Register##Holly Nelson leads Chemeketa Community College s Yamhill Valley Campus troop of space cowboys in Saturday s UFO Festival parade. Nelson is the school s executive dean for regional education and academic development.

Families that invade together parade together

The Men in Black formed after a group of Baltian refugees landed on March 2, 1961, just outside New York City to establish Earth as an apolitical neutral zone. That’s what they want you to believe ...

After buyouts and enrollment increase, Linfield says no lay

Linfield College officials said Monday that no layoffs are planned this spring. “There will still be some restructuring,” a college spokesman said. “But this is positive.” At ...

Planner approve controversial Oak Ridge development

It was the night of dueling hydrologists May 16 at the McMinnville Planning Commssion meeting, but commissioners ignored the conflict and voted in favor of developers. The Friends of Baker Creek presented ...

Local voices speak out on homelessness

Susan Smith, an elderly woman who has lived in McMinnville most of her life, said she has never seen so many people living on the city’s streets. It’s past time for the police to tell them ...

False rumors spread on alleged homeless camp

The McMinnville City Council informally discussed the possibility April 14 of eventually giving people living in RVs along Northeast Dustin Court and Marsh Lane a place to park on public property. However, ...

Training helps people treat homelessness with compassion

A training session designed to help people respond compassionately to issues surrounding homelessness will be held from 1:30 to 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. ...

Committee forwards school budget proposal

McMinnville’s School Budget Committee last week adopted a spending plan for 2019-20 that now will go to the school board for final consideration. The board will hold a public hearing in June before ...

Defendant says he feared for his life before firing gun

Believing he was being attacked by Jamie Rollins the night of Nov. 24, 2017, and also thinking that Zippy’s Pizza employee Lacey Everett was under attack from Rollins, Richard Mershon testified during ...

Along the Street: Cornerstone Coffee spot up for lease

The former Cornerstone Coffee Roasters location at 216 N.E. Third St. is up for lease. Steve Down, founder of the bankrupt Falls Event Center, announced in 2016 he planned to open a sandwich shop called ...

Committee passes budget with reduced reserve

The McMinnville Budget Committee approved the city’s 2019-2020 budget May 15, but was distressed by dwindling reserves in the city’s general fund. The 2018-2019 budget year ended with a 20-percent ...

Council considers law to remove homeless

Raising wastewater fees to pay for shelters on the table 

Reach the Beach goes through Yamhill County Saturday

Three segments of the American Lung Association’s annual Reach the Beach “Cycle for Air” fundraising bike ride will start in Yamhill County Saturday morning. About 3,000 riders are expected ...

Walk will help fight hunger

The News-Register staff Walk will help fight hunger A walk to raise money and awareness about hunger will start at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the McMinnville First Presbyterian Church, 390 N.E. Second ...

Greenhouse use grows

A greenhouse was included when Patton Middle School was built in the late 1970s — it was called McMinnville Junior High School and later McMinnville Middle School before changing to its current name. But ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##A group of students work on starts during a class session. The students plant seeds and follow their growing process as a part of the class in the Patton Greenhouse. From the left: David Thunderbird, Kushi Virka, Ava Pendleton, Nick Compton (partially hidden) and Daniel Ornelas.

Growing green

Students take garden work from school to home

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