Construction to cause summer congestion

Construction along the section of Second Street cutting through downtown McMinnville will continue from June to October, according to Community Development Director Mike Bisset. As a consequence, he said, ...

Appointment process raises eyebrows

Charles Hillstead and Jack Morgan sought reappointment to the McMinnville Planning Commission, but were denied by the city council Feb. 22 in favor of newcomers Erin Butler and Susan Dirks. Local resident ...

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From left, Georgann Percival, Ronnie Vostinak and Marcy McDowell of Homeward Bound Pets lead a tour of the non-profit s forthcoming spay and neuter clinic in McMinnville.

Spay and neuter clinic begins to take shape

With only $27,000 remaining on its $195,000 fundraising goal, Homeward Bound Pets is moving forward with renovation of a McMinnville building to serve as a   low-cost spay and neuter clinic for ...

Submitted photo##A Memorial Elementary School second-grader show school board member Janis Braich how she can program a computer.  Students told the school board about their coding lessons Monday night.

Little radon found in Mac schools

By 2021, Oregon schools must test for radon gas, a carcinogen occurring naturally in some soils as a result of the decay of the radioactive element radium. McMinnville School District decided to go ahead ...

City gears up for Alpine Avenue launch

City officials plan to join other local dignitaries Monday, March 20, in celebrating the launch of an extensive urban renewal upgrade on Alpine Avenue. The festivities start at 11 a.m. The Alpine Avenue ...

Aquatic Center closed for swim meet

The McMinnville Aquatic Center will host the 2017 Willamette Valley season finale swim meet Saturday and Sunday, March 18-19. No public swimming will be offered. About 325 swimmers from five teams will ...

Planning commission take up 'housekeeping' zone change

Jae Chon, the owner of Jae’s Landing at 2121 N.E. 27th St. in McMinnville, wants to build a house on the northern portion of his property and continue to operate his restaurant on the southern part. That ...

New Y-C tennis team practices at Mac city courts

Players on Yamhill-Carlton High School’s new tennis team will practice on McMinnville’s city-owned courts while they plan for their own courts at Yamhill’s Jane Heinrich Park. McMinnville ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Flowers at Hopscotch, the toy store where Forness worked.

Teen charged in connection with McMinnville woman's murder

Andrew David Vineyard, 15, has been charged by the Yamhill County District Attorney’s office in connection with last Wednesday’s death of Kimberly Forness and the wounding of Ron Spiker. Vineyard ...

Patton plans theater month play

Patton Middle School Thespians will perform a free play Saturday, March 18, in celebration of Theater in Our Schools Month. Students will present "The Reluctant Dragon," by playwright George Fosgate, ...

City eyes fire contract, street and sewer work

The McMinnville City Council will go into executive session Tuesday to discuss a new union contract with local firefighters. The council is expected to emerge from the closed-door meeting to ratify a ...

McKeegan gets new set of college duties

John McKeegan, general counsel at Linfield College, will be adding the title of vice president for institutional advancement. In that capacity, he will be charged with coordinating fundraising activiites, ...

Author to read

The author of "Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta" will read from his book at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at the Linfield College library. Admission is free. Mike Copperman, a senior instructor ...

File photo##Julie Julson with one of the many dogs she adopted over the years.

Pet advocate Julie Julson dies at 80

Julie Julson, who made sure thousands of pets found permanent homes, died Wednesday in McMinnville. She was 80. Julson founded the pet adoption program that grew into Homeward Bound Pets, a no-kill shelter ...

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McMinnville s Taya Lewis, an eighth-grader at Duniway Middle School, hopes to travel the world someday. First, though, she s heading to the Oregon finals of the National Geography Bee finals.

Geography student interested in the world

If she could travel anywhere, Taya Lewis probably would choose someplace in Italy — or maybe a tropical island in the Pacific. First. Then she’d start ticking off other places on her list. ...

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