Submitted graphic##The new hotel will rise at Fourth and Ford streets.

Hotel project proposed in Mac

A development group has announced plans for building a four-story boutique hotel at the corner of Fourth and Ford streets in downtown McMinnville. The hotel, dubbed The Atticus, Latin for elegant or classy, ...

Flu on the rampage

Despite a good match between the vaccine and the strains circulating through the country, this has been bad year for the flu, according to Shanna Middaugh, manager of infection prevention and patient safety ...

Brewery appeal held open

The Yamhill County commissioners have continued until Feb. 16 deliberation on a Newberg brewery’s desire to stage up to 18 food and beer tasting events annually. The planning director authorized ...

Smash and grab nets pricey knives

A burglar used a block of concrete to smash the glass in a back door and display case at Timmreck & McNicol jewelers early Tuesday. The intruder stole eight numbered, inlaid collector-quality William ...

Council considers waiving noise ordinance

Walt Gowell is making some noise at the McMinnville City Council because he wants to make some additional noise in August. The 16th Street resident wants the council to waive the city’s noise ordinance ...

Public hearing set on plastic bag ban

The McMinnville City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday on a proposal to ban most single-use plastic bags. The impetus is from Zero Waste, a local environmental action group. Interim ...

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Hundreds planning to join local protest

More than 200,000 women are expected to march Saturday in Washington, and 30,000 in Portland, to protest today’s inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States. The crowd will be ...

Sheridan Education Foundation awards grants

SHERIDAN — The 2016-17 Sheridan Education Foundation Innovative Grant award winners were introduced to the school board Wednesday night. The foundation awarded $9,815 to three successful applicants. ...

Linfield prof nominated for poetry award

Joe Wilkins, associate professor of English at Linfield College, is in the running for an Oregon Book Award for his collection of poetry, “When We Were Birds.” Wilkins is a finalist for the ...

Sheridan finance chief retires

SHERIDAN — Joel Wade will retire Jan. 31 after 21 years as Sheridan’s finance director. City Manager Frank Sheridan introduced his replacement, Marissa Matias, at Tuesday night’s city ...

Bay Area Tech firm expands into Mac

For three years, a high-tech company called Predicta has used artificial intelligence to offer cutting-edge market research from an office just south of downtown San Francisco. Now the company is also ...

Street-racing defendant to settle case with plea

Andrew Olsen, one of two alleged street racers charged in connection with last spring’s fatal high-speed crash north of McMinnville on Highway 99W, has decided not to take his case to trial. Olsen, ...

Submitted photo / Pamela Stringer##McMinnville police officers detain Marvin Leroy Smith at a meeting in the Yamhill County Public Works Auditorium Wednesday night.

Transient arrested in McMinnville stabbing

A man who slashed an employee’s neck with a knife Wednesday evening in the Burger King parking lot was quickly taken into custody by city and county officers. Marvin Leroy Smith, 60, a transient ...

If you're going to march

IF YOU GO Women’s March events, designed to send a message to new President Donald Trump that he needs to treat everyone with respect and fairness, are scheduled as follows Saturday: n McMinnville, ...

Mac students will make up snow days

The McMinnville School District has decided to extend the school year by three days to compensate for time missed because of snowy weather. Students in McMinnville and Lafayette have been off school four ...

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