Mac school board to meet

McMinnville School Board members on Monday, June 26, will hold a work session about bond projects and a regular business meeting, which will include a hearing on the 2017-18 budget. The work session will ...

News-Register file photo##At the 2015 Relay for Life, candles honor those who ve been lost to cancer.

Relay for Life fundraiser set this weekend

The American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life runs from noon to midnight Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25, at Newby/Duniway field, 1125 N.W. Second St. Almost 20 teams will walk the track ...

Council eyes trash, planning, ambulance hikes

McMinnville garbage rates will go up 5 percent if the city council approves an increase being sought by Recology Western Oregon. This means a residential customer having a 96-gallon trash container would ...

Jay Pearson

Pearson retires, but keeps showing up for work

City manager expects to make offer for replacement soon

Amity schools settle on one mascot

AMITY — All three Amity schools will be known as the Warriors starting next year, the school board decided Wednesday night. Only the high school has called itself the Warriors in the past. The middle ...

Brian Ceras

Soccer player making progress

Brian Ceras, the eighth-grader who collapsed due to an undiagnosed, congenital heart condition, was scheduled to have open heart surgery Thursday. He has been gradually improving since June 2, when he ...

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Brian Griffin from Power Concrete Cutting & Demolition Inc. uses a mini excavator to break apart large blocks of concrete during the old hosital building demolition.

Along the Street: Remodel work starts on old Mac hospital

The old McMinnville General Hospital building, at the southwest corner of N.E. Evans and Fifth streets, diagonally across from the courthouse, is getting an interior renovation and exterior facelift. The ...

Veterans offered free dental care

Aspen Dental will provide a day of free dental care for veterans on Saturday, June 24. More than 440 Aspen Dental practices across the country are offering the free care. The local office is located at ...

Funds available for shelters, food banks

Nonprofit shelters and food banks have until 5 p.m. Friday, June 30, to apply for a portion of the $47,000 Yamhill County has received from the federal government. Money is available for governmental or ...

Help sought for ill teen

A fundraising account has been set up for Brian Ceras, a eighth-grader who remains hospitalized after collapsing during a soccer camp due to a previously unknown medical problem. Donations may be made ...

Walnut City Kiwanis awards scholarships

The Walnut City Kiwanis Club has presented four $1,000 scholarships to graduating McMinnville High School seniors. The Kiwanis Club, one of two serving McMinnville, presented scholarships to Emma Beyer, ...

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Wascher reading specialist Amanda Vinson helps Silas Clayborne during a reading evaluation.

Teachers 'inspire all of us'

Good teachers “inspire students on a daily basis,” according to Pattie Waltz, retired McMinnville School District personnel director. A Rotarian, Waltz spoke at the McMinnville Rotary Club’s ...

Mediators mustering renewed hope

Renee Vorm told the McMinnville City Council in late May that withdrawal of city funding had left volunteer mediators staring into the abyss. Without the thousands of dollars Your Community Mediators ...

City may seek affordable housing pilot slot

McMinnville may add 50 acres to its urban growth boundary under a controversial state program designed to promote affordable housing. House Bill 4079, signed by Gov. Kate Brown on March 15, creates a ...

Rockne Roll / News-Register##Cozine Creek runs through southwest McMinnville.

Pesticide presence rises in Cozine Creek testing

The prevalence of pesticide residues in Cozine Creek increased last year, according to monitoring reports from the Yamhill Stewardship Partnership. Every year, the partnership examines multiple samples ...

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