Marcus Larson/News-Register##After finishing laying a new water main connection line down fourth street, McMinnville Water & Light workers Ryan Sticka, Rolando Martinez, and Mark Knutz shovel hot asphalt to cover the portion across the intersection of 4th and Evans.

Street work continues, despite the heat

Although temperatures are projected to soar toward 110 tomorrow, city and contractor crews will still be working on the streets of McMinnville this week. “Our crews do plan on going on with their ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Duniway teacher Cyndi Havercroft and Principal Hilary Brittan-Lack help students with math problems during summer class.

Refurbished rooms open for summer school

Of the News-RegisterSixth- through eighth-graders were so focused on math and reading as summer school opened Monday at Duniway Middle School that they may not have noticed the paint, flooring and color ...

Ossie Bladine/News-Register##Blackberry bushes and long grass continue to grow higher at the former Evergreen International Aviation headquarters on Highway 18.

Sheriff’s auction slated for Evergreen head office

A building once serving as Evergreen International Aviation headquarters is scheduled to be auctioned off on the courthouse steps Sept. 7, victim of foreclosure action. Together with its 12.9-acre site, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Jack Chapman, right, chats with Peter Reedijk, design director for Sheridan company Sea Reach, about what designs best represent McMinnville if used for signage.

Locals provide input for wayfinding team

Navigating an unfamiliar city in hopes of locating key attractions may require more than typing an address into Google maps. According to the researchers at Sea Reach, a company specializing in the design ...

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Sea Reach principal Susan Jurasz, left, confers with fabricator Ira Trussell at the company s shop in Sheridan.

Signs of Success

Susan Jurasz and her staff at Sea Reach Ltd. in Sheridan create informational markers, explanatory kiosks and directional signs.That job sounds simple, but in fact, it gets complicated. Or, as Jurasz would ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Jeanne Weirich, right, of Church on the Hill helps 86-year-old Geneva Schroerfer with a coloring project at Life Care Center of McMinnville during the church’s Serve Mac service day last year.

Church on the Hill plans day of service

More than 150 volunteers will carry out multiple service projects Saturday as part of Church on the Hill’s second Serve MAC Day. Starting at 8 a.m., they plan to spread out around the community in ...

Council honors officer, colleagues, citizens

The McMinnville City Council took time Tuesday to honor Officer Justin Zemlicka, along with five citizens, seven medics and three dispatchers, for helping save the life of eighth-grader Brian Ceras when ...

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Linfield College student Amy Burrill leads a tour group of high schoolers around campus during Oregon Private College Week. Visitors learned what it’s like to attend a small, close-knit school.

Students take a look at Linfield

Dozens of high school students, including some from far-flung states, toured Linfield College this week under an Oregon private college visitation program.Linfield is one of several schools trying to attract ...

Council caught in crossfire at forum

The McMinnville City Council found itself caught in the crossfire Tuesday as merchants and citizens packed the Kent Taylor Civic Center to address what they called downtown safety concerns, related to ...

Carr leaving Mac Water & Light

The McMinnville Water & Light board has scheduled a special meeting for 7 a.m. Wednesday to discuss policies, procedures, standards and criteria for the recruitment of a new general manager to replace ...

Planners craft new cell tower guidelines

The McMinnville Planning Commission on Thursday fashioned new guidelines for construction and operation of cellphone transmission towers. The guidelines, still subject to approval at a public hearing, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Construction crews last week began framing the second of four floors of the Atticus Hotel at the corner of Fourth and Ford streets in downtown McMinnville.

Atticus Hotel lands celebrated PDX chef

When the Atticus Hotel opens in downtown McMinnville next spring, the ground floor will feature a restaurant conceived by one of Portland’s most celebrated chefs. John Gorham, who opened the Spanish-themed ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##From right, Nerd Herd robotics team coach Alicia Eagen looks on as Max Kuhn, Meira Lee and Jessica Johnson work on one of the team s robots at Eagan s home in McMinnville.

The nuts and bolts of coaching

Former deputy district attorney’s home turned into mechanics shop to boost success of robotics team

Mac Water & Light honors Haugeberg

The McMinnville Water & Light Commission honored its former attorney, David Haugeberg, for more than 40 years of service at its Tuesday night meeting.It noted Haugeberg’s law firm, Haugeberg, ...

Merchants urged to rally on downtown safety concerns

The homeless contingent camping downtown in increasingly conspicuous fashion in recent months seemed to all but disappear over the July 4 holiday. But gone does not, by any means, equate with forgotten ...

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