Crews prepare to paint historic Fenton House

Contractors are scraping loose paint at Fenton House in preparation for repainting the 109-year-old structure. Built in 1909 for McMinnville attorney Frank W. Fenton in the Colonial Revival style, according ...

Council takes a look at permit process

The McMinnville City Council will be briefed on how city officials issue permits for special events during a work session at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at Kent Taylor Civic Hall, 200 N.E. Second St. “The ...

Council tags legislative priorities

The McMinnville City Council wants Oregon lawmakers to increase taxes on beer and cider and reform the Public Employee Retirement System. Those were two of the council’s top legislative priorities ...

Councilor IDs certain people as roadblocks to progress

Planning Director Heather Richards presented the city council with a plan to make McMinnville a more vibrant city, but Councilor Alan Ruden remarked some people might stand in the way “We have quite ...

News-Register file photo##Like past Turkey Rama festivals, this one features a carnival. Find it at Fourth and Baker streets in the OMI parking lot.

Turkey Rama struts stuff

Turkey Rama takes over downtown McMinnville this weekend with stage performances, carnival rides and vendor booths today and Saturday, ending with a Sunday car show on Third Street.  Third Street ...

Street work a welcome sight in Willamina

WILLAMINA — Residents who attend Willamina City Council meetings frequently voice concerns about the condition of streets in the community. They should be happy to know  Fourth Street between ...

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Gallery Theater summer camp teacher Anami Day directs a group of students in the proper timing of a dance number.

Theater camp promotes kids' confidence

Anna Johnson started her first theater camp feeling nervous and shy. It took a few years before she finally auditioned for a show. Ten years later, she’s been in too many productions to count, playing ...

Cougar sighting reported at Miller Woods

Krista Gentry of Lafayette said she’s fairly certain she isn’t going to hike again through the Miller Woods Conservatory Area, located about five miles northwest of McMinnville, anytime soon. She ...

McMinnville School Board approves contract

McMinnville School Board members on Monday finalized a new contract with confidential personnel — support staff for administrators and supervisors. This is the second contract approved with an employee ...

Sheridan/West Valley joint-chief concept remains on track

SHERIDAN - The Sheridan/West Valley Fire District joint-chief concept remains viable. It may take longer than anticipated for the agreement to come to fruition. The Sheridan board is pursuing hiring a ...

One year later

A look at homeless issues in McMinnville

Along the Street: Microbrews on tap

Like any industry, the microbrew scene is subject to ups and downs. A new report by the Oregon Employment Department suggests the brewery business is, for now, slowing.  “Although we continue ...

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Falls Event Center files for bankruptcy

UPDATED July 13.   The Falls Event Center LLC, which bought the Wings and Waves Waterpark and some of the land and buildings occupied by the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in 2016, has filed ...

Summer program gives students chance to catch up

By STARLA POINTER<br/>Of the News-RegisterNinth- and 10th-graders unsuccessful in math or science courses can fall behind and on opportunities during their remaining years at McMinnville High School.But ...

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