Electric car charging app released

A new smart phone application allows electric car owners to locate, access and cover the charging fee at stations in the West Coast Electric Highway’s Fast Charging Network, which includes a station ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Vocal teacher Adrienne Angel works with student Natalie Scott during her master class in McMinnville. Angel gave young singers suggestions at a workshop at the Gallery Theater last week.

Local students sing for New York teacher

A strong voice, proper posture and good technique are all important if you want to sing on Broadway. But by themselves, they won’t get you hired, New York vocal teacher Adrienne Angel told young ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Hilda Farris dances the mambo as she leads the McMinnville Community Center’s senior exercise class.

Stopping By: Dance leader retiring anew

Partway through a recent senior exercise class, the recorded music switches to a sensual Latin beat. Seniors tap their feet to “The Macarena,” a popular dance tune that tells the story of ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##June and Jack Coe gave new life to their downtown 1892 Dutch
Colonial after purchasing the home in 1998, and eventually turned it into The Twisted Willow Inn bed & breakfast.

Yard of the Month: Roses make mark on downtown cottage

Serendipity guided some of June and Jack Coe’s choices in designing their McMinnville yard, and the effect struck the McMinnville Garden Club as so lovely they awarded it the Yard of the Month honor ...

McMinnville’s annual cancer awareness event opens June 27

“I relay to bring awareness, loud and clear to everyone, that no matter how big or small your cancer is, you’re a survivor, an amazing person,” said Thomasina Newby, captain of ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Armand Pilotte of Sheridan, the president of the McMinnville Amateur Radio Club, sits in his “radio shack” set up in his garage. The Navy vet became fascinated with ham radio when he was a teen-ager growing up in New Hampshire.

They hear voices

Local ham radio club listens to the world, braces for disaster

See Ya Later moving forward on sports complex

The See Ya Later Foundation is pressing ahead with its plan to develop a youth sports complex on 20 acres on Hill Road. The plan suffered a setback when John Abrams withdrew his two-acre strip from a ...

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Principal Dave Carlson chats with Newby Elementary School students at lunch during the 2014-15 school year. Every student qualified for free meals.

Free meal program pays off

A year ago, as she prepared for McMinnville School District to start offering free meals to all students, Nutrition Services Director Cindi Hiatt-Henry was hoping to see 10 percent more children choosing ...

Luis Perez-Vargas

Alleged pharmacy burglar arraigned

When McMinnville police contacted Luis Perez-Vargas shortly after midnight Sunday about his alleged break-in at the Mac Prescription Shop, 235 N.E. Third St., they said he refused to identify himself or ...

Board schedules budget hearing

The McMinnville School Board will hold a hearing on the district’s 2015-16 budget at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the district office, 1500 N.E. Baker St. A brief special session to consider finalizing the ...

County prayer debates continues

Debate over prayer at county commission meetings continued Thursday, with opponent Mike Blailock and proponent Al LeMay reiterating their positions during the time set aside for public comment. LeMay ...

Along the Street: Freelin-Wade names new general manager

Along The Street David Bates covers local business and economics news for the News-Register.He can be reached at 503-687-1228 or by e-mailing to dbates@newsregister.com. Scott Schwarm ...

City Council to approve budget

The McMinnville City Council is expected to approve a group of resolutions related to the end of the fiscal year at a meeting set for 7 p.m. Tuesday in McMinnville Civic Hall.  The council will give ...

Water & Light debates merits of fiber system

McMinnville Water & Light commissioners approved Tuesday budgets for both its water and fiber departments. However, they first held a lengthy conversation on the future of their fiber-optic program. More ...

City planner Highsmith leaves rich legacy

McMinnville’s first planning director — Richard “Rick” Highsmith, 64 — died June 16. His successor says he leaves an amazing legacy for a community he loved deeply. “I ...

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