Ducks Unlimited banquet slated Saturday

McMinnville's Ducks Unlimited chapter is planning to host its annual banquet and auction at 5 p.m. Saturday on the Yamhill County Fairgrounds. Since its founding in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved ...

Friends help library open some new doors

A new set of doors will slide open automatically at the main entrance to the McMinnville Public Library, beginning this week. The doors were installed as part of a Friends of the McMinnville Library project, ...

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Eighth-grader applies Rotary test to money

Although she started her speech to the McMinnville Rotary Club by saying, “I love money!” eighth-grader Hanna Smith was really making the point that money isn’t everything. Once your ...

Women for Ag offers scholarship

Yamhill County Women for Agriculture is offering a scholarship for students preparing for careers in agriculture or related topics. The $750 stipend is available to Yamhill County residents either attending ...

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Workers restore the original appearance of Cook School, which will serve as the McMinnville School District office. Visitors will enter from the Fifth Street side, though, rather than from Lafayette Avenue.

Renovation restores historic look

Once the construction equipment is cleared away, the front of McMinnville’s historic Cook Elementary Building will look almost the same as it did on Oct. 21, 1929, the day the building welcomed its ...

Grotto outing draws fire

The McMinnville Senior Center is under fire for taking a group of seniors to the Grotto in Portland in December for a Christmas concert. Andrew L. Seidel, staff attorney for the Freedom From Religion ...

City may change way organizations funded

The McMinnville City Council may change the way the city funds community organizations. The issue is slated for discussion at 7 p.m. Tuesday. In the past, organization officials presented funding requests ...

Library to give away free books

The Friends of the McMinnville Public Library will have around 1,500 high school library books to give away from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8, in the library’s Carnegie Room. Duane Bond, ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Banners denoting the closure and clearance sale are on display at the McMinnville RadioShack store.

J.C. Penney and Sears survive, but RadioShack succumbs

JCPenney and Sears will hang onto their McMinnville stores, but RadioShack is out and Staples remains in jeopardy as corporate offices weigh options. That’s the local scorecard in what’s been ...

Third shooting defendant sentenced

Jose Andalon, the third of four co-defendants, has been sentenced in connection with a gang-related McMinnville shooting that unfolded at Northeast 27th and Baker streets in August 2016. Circuit Judge ...

Battle of Books teams advance to state

The Yamhill-Carlton Intermediate School Battle of the Books team placed first at the regional BOB battle, qualifying for the state tournament. The Patton Middle School team was second in the finals of ...

Town hall slated with Noble, Boquist

State. Rep. Ron Noble and state Sen. Brian Boquist, both of whom represent portions of Yamhill County in the Legislature, are scheduled to hold a joint town hall at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Kent ...

Planning commission recommends zone changes

The McMinnville Planning Commission approved Thursday zone changes designed to allow Jae Chon, owner of Jae’s Landing at 2121 N.E. 27th St., to build a house on the northern portion of his property ...

Habitat expands ReStore to reach a global market

Sometimes people bring donations to the McMinnville Habitat for Humanity ReStore that are slightly weird. “We always have weird items,” said Executive Director Mary Stern. “I’m ...

Letter to readers: Downey Jr. didn't visit, but we're sure he'd like us

Brooding actor Robert Downey Jr. didn’t visit McMinnville, encounter friendly locals who helped him get his car fixed or enjoy lunch at Mikey’s Pizzeria while the work was being done. But ...

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