Kids on the Block faces funding challenges

McMinnville’s afterschool program, Kids on the Block, depends on funding that could dry up soon. Reserve funds for Kids on the Block Inc., the fundraising arm of the program, could be depleted within ...

Longtime Mac High teacher dies

Longtime McMinnville teacher Chris Chennell died Saturday, Sept. 15, in Portland from complications following a bone marrow transplant. He was 70. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. ...

Ruden withdraws from council race

McMinnville City Councilor Alan Ruden, candidate for a third term in the Nov. 6 general election, announced his withdrawal from the race Thursday.  It’s too late for Ruden to remove his statement ...

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Veterans and first responders dedicate a new memorial erected by Macy & Son Funeral Directors at Evergreen Memorial Park. The monuments honor all those who served their city, state and country.

Memorial honors veterans, first responders

Veterans and first responders gathered Tuesday at Evergreen Memorial Park for the dedication of a monument in their honor. The monument, erected by Macy & Son Funeral Directors, comprises two granite ...

Submitted photo##A McMinnville High School student died when the car in which he was riding was hit by a tractor on Highway 99W near Lafayette.

Mac High student dies in tractor/car crash; sun ruled out as the cause

School ‘family’ grieves a second loss in three days

McMinnville plans for future

For the moment – indeed, for the foreseeable future – McMinnville has a plentiful water supply that is the envy of most cities in the county and beyond. But it didn’t reach that level ...

Rusty Rae / News-Register##McGuire Reservoir in the Coast Range is surrounded by forestland managed by Mac Water & Light.

Water & Light has lengthy history of water planning

The McMinnville Water & Light utility has a nearly century-old history of securing water for the city. When the city was incorporated in 1882, residents depended on private wells, city wells or cisterns ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##McGuire Reservoir from the dam looking east as the sun rises. The water is fully protected and the public has neither access to this body of water nor the Haskins Reservoir.

Keeping McMinnville's water clean

Much effort goes into keeping McMinnville’s water system clean. What matters most is what doesn’t go in. The water, collected 1,890 feet above sea level in the Coast Mountain Range, begins ...

Photo courtesy Oregon State Police##One person was killed Tuesday morning south of Lafayette on Highway 99W in a crash involving a tractor and car.

17-year-old Lafayette boy killed in tractor/car crash

LAFAYETTE - A 17-year-old Lafayette boy was killed Tuesday morning just south of Lafayette, at the intersection of Highway 99W and Mineral Springs Road, in a crash involving a John Deere tractor and a ...

Zero Waste sets council forum

Candidates for McMinnville City Council will make short presentations and answer audience questions during a forum from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, in the Carnegie Room of the McMinnville Public Library, ...

LUBA issues partial ruling in trail appeal

Although a date for a hearing has not been scheduled, the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals on Friday issued a partial ruling over procedural arguments in an appeal of the county’s most recent action ...

Peloqin joins United Way

The United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley has hired Nick Peloquin as the resource development coordinator of Yamhill County. Peloquin will be the direct contact for United Way in Yamhill County for ...

McMinnville gets part of airport grants

The McMinnville Municipal Airport will receive a portion of $57,848 in federal grants for an environmental study. The money is part of more than $2.7 million in federal transportation grants announced ...

Planning commission looks at adding upper-story flats

Planning commissioners will discuss allowing upper-level apartments for caretakers and other residents at their 6:30 p.m. meeting Thursday, Sept. 20, at Kent Taylor Civic Hall, 200 N.E. Second St. Planning ...

Oregon State Police photo##Three people died in a head-on collision Saturday.

Mac High grad, local woman killed in Highway 18 triple fatal

A McMinnville woman and a McMinnville High School graduate were among three killed early Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 18 in the area of the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. The ...

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