Mediators mustering renewed hope

Renee Vorm told the McMinnville City Council in late May that withdrawal of city funding had left volunteer mediators staring into the abyss. Without the thousands of dollars Your Community Mediators ...

City may seek affordable housing pilot slot

McMinnville may add 50 acres to its urban growth boundary under a controversial state program designed to promote affordable housing. House Bill 4079, signed by Gov. Kate Brown on March 15, creates a ...

Rockne Roll / News-Register##Cozine Creek runs through southwest McMinnville.

Pesticide presence rises in Cozine Creek testing

The prevalence of pesticide residues in Cozine Creek increased last year, according to monitoring reports from the Yamhill Stewardship Partnership. Every year, the partnership examines multiple samples ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register file photo##McMinnville High School student Nicole Larson waters plants during the annual spring plant sale in 2016.

Supporters try to save horticulture pathway from the chopping block

Chris Ames spoke to Duniway Middle School students in April about her career with Oregon Pride Nursery. Horticulture is “a hot industry,” she said, offering an array of jobs for those with ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Columbus second-grade teacher Reid Kimura helps students Alyse Waldron and Sarah Leggett in April 2013, just after Kimura was named “Outstanding Young Educator.”

Parents, students plead to keep teacher

After Columbus Elementary School parents learned popular teacher Reid Kimura was to be transferred to Wascher Elementary in the fall, they started a campaign to persuade the school district to reverse ...

Inmate flees work crew assignment

Extensive criminal history includes previous flight

Council hikes local lodging tax

Visitors to McMinnville will pay an additional $2 for every $100 they spend at local hotels, motels, inns, vacation rentals and RV parks, under a rate the city council approved Tuesday. Jeff Knapp, executive ...

Run, Walk, Ride on tap

McMinnville’s Habitat for Humanity is hosting Saturday’s 16th annual Run, Walk, Ride event comprised of a 5k/10k run and walk and a 28-mile bike ride. RWR 2017 takes place at The Falls Event ...

New street lights go high tech

Sensors on McMinnville’s new Fifth Street traffic signals calculate the size and speed of oncoming vehicles and determine when their drivers will have to apply their brakes to stop in time. “The ...

Trail meeting draws big crowd

Proponents outnumber opponents two-to-one at lengthy session

Kiwanis Club helps students get ready for summer

The McMinnville Kiwanis Club will host a "Summer Send-Off" event to help local students get ready for the vacation months. The fair will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Duniway Middle ...

Sheridan garbage rates go up

SHERIDAN — Residents will see their Recology Western Oregon garbage rates go up 2.3 percent, the Sheridan Council announced at last week’s meeting. That increases the rate for a 90-gallon ...

Flag Day program Wednesday

CARLTON -- In honor of Flag Day, June 14, the Carlton American Legion Hall will host a historical flag presentation and flag retirement ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The event will start with an American ...

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Patton Middle School seventh-grader Nora Nichol, center, shows a group of fifth graders how to open and close a combination lock. They will need to open their P.E. lockers next year.

Fifth graders learn about middle school

When they start middle school next year, today’s fifth-graders will have to move from room to room, with only four minutes alloted between class sessions. And they’ll need to work combination ...

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At the start of the ceremony, McMinnville High School seniors take their seats to the applause of their teachers.

Crowds cheer Mac's biggest grad class

Families cheered, clapped, shouted, whistled and blew air horns Friday night as McMinnville High School graduated its largest class ever. Though rain poured down mid-way through the afternoon, the weather ...

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