Council eyes towing law, library hours

People who park illegally during public events or near construction projects may find their cars towed if the McMinnville City Council passes a new law at its 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, meeting. Although ...

Water & Light to hear report on proposed water rate increas

Meeting a week and an hour earlier than normal, the McMinnville Water & Light board will hold a public hearing June 12, at 4 p.m., to discuss a proposed water rate increase, and vote on the utility’s ...

New proposed laws target loitering

People who smoke downtown and hang out in the city’s parking structure face trouble as the McMinnville City Council prepares  a series of new laws aimed at loitering. Councilors are scheduled ...

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Sargent steps down as director of YCAP

Jeff Sargent announced his resignation this week as the executive director of Yamhill Community Action Partnership after three years in the position. The private nonprofit organization helps provide food, ...

Library closes for upgrades

The McMinnville Public Library will be closed from Friday to Tuesday, June 22 to 26, while its children area and elevators are upgraded. Library Director Jenny Berg encourages people to come into the ...

Nelson case dismissed

McMinnville dentist James Nelson’s unsuccessful civil case against former employees Linda Hixson and Sherry McMullen, along with the two women’s successful counterclaim against Nelson, have ...

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Linfield College President Thomas Hellie enjoys a sunny day on campus. He ll be moving to Portland after he retires June 30.

Hellie: Linfield was the right place

Back in 2005, Thomas Hellie was content with his job as director of the Kemper Foundation. He enjoyed the work, which put him into contact with colleges and universities across the nation; he liked living ...

Nelson garnishment hearing cancelled

A garnishment hearing centered on defendant McMinnville dentist James Nelson and his Advanced Smile Design business and plaintiffs Linda Hixson and Sherry McMullen, originally scheduled last Thursday in ...

Mac High to graduate 500 plus

McMinnville High School will graduate about 540 students Friday, June 8. Commencement ceremonies will start at 7 p.m. in Wortman Stadium on the Mac High campus. Admission is by ticket only. The Class ...

Tickets available for garden tour; Garden Faire free

Tickets are available for the annual garden tour fundraiser sponsored by the McMinnville Garden Club. The tour of five local gardens will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 24. A free Garden Faire ...

Financial difficulties continue for Falls Event Center

Financial difficulties continue to increase for Utah entrepreneur Steve Down. On Wednesday, May 30, a subsidiary of his company, The Falls Event Center, The Falls at Elk Grove, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy ...

Pros and cons

Study looks at McMinnville's economy

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New owners of the Blue Moon, Michael Griffiths and Justin Dillingham.

New owners take over Blue Moon

At the Blue Moon Tavern in downtown McMinnville, everything changes today ... but nothing will change. Colleen Schroeder, who has operated the iconic watering hole for more than four decades, signed papers ...

A final goodbye to The Furnace

In what they dubbed a “Homegoing Assembly,” McMinnville High School students said goodbye to graduating seniors and to the gym at the heart of Mac High events for 63 years. Students stomped ...

McMinnville pedestrian struck by vehicle

A McMinnville woman was struck by a vehicle in the downtown area Wednesday morning. Police Capt. Rhonda Sandoval gave this account: Shortly after 8:30, Timothy Moran, 58, of McMinnville was westbound ...

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