Linfield faces Wisconsin-Whitewater at 10 a.m. PST on Saturday
(News-Register Sports Dept.) Linfield fans and alumni, despair not if you cannot follow your Wildcats to Whitewater, Wisc. for Saturday's NCAA Division III quarterfinal game.
Linfield College is hosting watch parties in Portland and McMinnville, and fans can enjoy a video stream from the comfort of their own home courtesy of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Brother and sister reunited for first time since being sent to jail
(News-Register staff) ABC News program 20/20's lead story tonight will feature the former McMinnville family who robbed multiple banks together. The show will air at 10 p.m. ABC released the following:
""It was a story that made national headlines – dad Scott Catt, his 20-year-old son Hayden, and his 18-year-old daughter Abby accused of working together to rob a bank in Texas.
McMinnville starting two hours late, others out for the day
Update / 11:30 a.m.:
A multiple vehicle crash has closed Highway 22 in both directions near Buell, about five miles east of the Highway 18 junction in Polk County, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.
Motorists should avoid the area, find an alternative route or expect long delays.
Snow possible during early morning hours
(News-Register staff) A winter weather advisory has been issued for the central Willamette Valley, including McMinnville, for Friday from 2 a.m. to 4 p.m. Although most snowfall is expected further south, there is a 60 percent chance of snow locally, according to the National Weather Service, with accumulation of less than half an inch possible overnight. Temperature tonight is predicted to be in the low 20s, with Friday predicted to reach a high of 31. Cold temperatures are expected to continue through the weekend, with a prediction for a frigid 10 degree low Saturday night.
'Stopping By' to hear about sights, sounds and tastes of various Christmas celebrations
Not everyone says “Merry Christmas.” Not everyone decorates an evergreen tree, whispers their wishes to a Santa in red fur, or shops for piles of presents in December.
I find that fascinating.
Each year, I seek out people who came to Yamhill County from another country or culture and ask them about their holiday traditions. What did they look forward to as children? Which traditions do they continue today?
Video of Linfield punt return goes viral
(News-Register Sports Dept.) Linfield erased a 14-point halftime deficit at Maxwell Field Saturday to defeat second round opponent Hampden-Sydney College, 31-21.
The momentum swung in the Wildcat's favor following a punt return by Mac High graduate Spencer Payne that featured three decleating blocks. The video of the play posted to YouTube has gone viral, with the Seattle sports radio station KJR and the national sports website Deadspin first linking to it, followed by ESPN's The Dan Patrick Show and myriad other sports media outlets.
Multiple gunshots ring out
(News-Register staff) Multiple gunshots were fired at a McMinnville duplex early this morning, according to McMinnville police. No one was struck by any of the rounds.
Capt. Dennis Marks identified the primary target as 1612 S.W. Shirley Ann Drive. It was occupied when the incident was reported shortly after midnight.
Marks said more than 10 rounds were fired from a small caliber weapon. There were bullet entries into the west side of the residence and in the front door.
'Hard News' highlights from the last week of November
(News-Register Staff) A few of last week's news stories from the pages of the News-Register are digested here. Newspaper subscribers can comment on the website. Non- subscribers, if logged onto Facebook, can post Facebook comments that will appear on this article.
(David Bates / News-Register) When it comes to the Christmas holiday ritual of watching “It’s a Wonderful Life,” I’m a Scrooge. In case nobody noticed, that wildly overpraised 1946 classic is a horror film — and I don’t feel like digesting doom and gloom during the holidays, even if the ending approaches the outer limits of saccharinity.
That’s not to say it isn’t well-made, but when Christmas approaches, I prefer some of the other classics: “Miracle on 34th Street,” “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” and “White Christmas,” the latter of which is required viewing in our house as the big day approaches.
But once you’ve seen all those and “The Polar Express” a dozen times or more, what’s left?
Turkey, football, shopping, wine-tasting and more
(Jeb Bladine / News-Register) Thanksgiving needs no introduction. Turkey and gravy; potatoes and beans; cranberries and pumpkin pie; family with kids and animals. Maybe a little football, and an old, late-night movie.
It never gets old.