Santa's Parade launches holiday season

Santa’s Parade, caroling and the Upper City Park tree lighting ceremony will launch McMinnville's holiday season Friday. The parade will begin at 4:30 p.m., lasting about half an hour, and  starting ...

House fire inflames neighbor complaints

McMinnville City Attorney David Koch said city officials were prepared to initiate enforcement action at a house at 2433 N.E. Baker St., citing code violations constituting an eyesore and health hazard. ...

Church hosts dinner

St. James Catholic Church plans to host a community Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at 1145 S.E. First St. The dinner is free to anyone who needs food or companionship. The Yamhill ...

Colin Armstrong dies at 93

Capt. Colin Armstrong, who served as a U.S. Navy aviator during World War II, and went on to become a county commissioner and community leader, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, in McMinnville. He was 93. Funeral ...

Council adds monthly work session

The McMinnville City Council will begin meeting almost every week, starting in January, with the addition of an informal work session at 5 p.m. every third Wednesday. Councilors already meet the second ...

Tommy Douglass

Teen wins contest

CARLTON — Tommy Douglass, a McMinnville High School junior, took first place in Carlton American Legion Post 173's annual high school oratorical contest, held Saturday. Contestants are asked to ...

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Firefighters from McMinnville, Lafayette, and Amity work at the scene of a fatal house fire on McDonald Lane Saturday afternoon.

Fire claims 71-year-old Mac woman

A 71-year-old woman died early Sunday in a fire at her Northeast McMinnville residence. The fire was one of two reported within 90 minutes of each other. The victim was identified as Betty Wilson of 1925 ...

Education foundation awards grants

The McMinnville Education Foundation has awarded about $25,000 in mini-grants to fund 34 projects in the McMinnville School District. Grants of $200 to $1,000 will help cover the cost of equipment, travel, ...

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Dietz looking forward to challenges ahead

McMinnville Water & Light — and new General Manager John Dietz — are going to be busy in the coming years. Dietz, named in October to replace Kem Carr, cited a shortage of new workers ...

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The scene of a fatal fire in McMinnville early Sunday, Nov. 19.

McMinnville fire kills 71-year-old woman

A 71-year-old woman died early Sunday morning as the result of a fire at her Northeast McMinnville residence. She was identified as Betty Wilson, who lived at the Willamette Place Senior Apartments, ...

Physicians hear alternatives to opioids at pain summit

Multi-disciplinary efforts to improve quality of life and avoid opioids in treating chronic pain sufferers, by both Physicians Medical Center and the Yamhill County Care Organization, are showing impressive ...

FBI serves search warrant at McMinnville residence

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents were assisted by a McMinnville police officer in serving a search warrant early Wednesday at a residence in the 600 block of Northeast Second Street. An employee ...

Landfill foe warns council as it ponders dump switch

The McMinnville City Council should proceed with its plans to begin sending local garbage somewhere other than the local Riverbend Landfill, said landfill opponent Ramsey McPhillips — or else. A ...

Suit over Mac police shooting dismissed

The family of Juventino Bermudez-Arenas, the McMinnville man shot and killed by police on Nov. 15, 2014, has agreed to drop a federal lawsuit seeking damages. In exchange, the city has agreed not to seek ...

Along the Street: O'Dell building on the market

One of the oldest and most prominent buildings in downtown McMinnville — the one, in fact, where this story was written — has been listed for sale or lease. The historic O’Dell Building, ...

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