Rockne Roll/ News-Register file photo##Robin Pederson directs the McMinnville High School Symphonic Choir as it prepares to sing at Gov. Kate Brown’s inauguration in Salem. The choir was joined by the BRAVO Youth Orchestra — and the two groups will get together again Saturday, Feb. 25, in McMinnville.

Mac choir, BRAVO Youth Orchestra to perform

The McMinnville High School Symphonic Choir will perform with the BRAVO Youth Orchestra in a concert Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Mac High auditorium. The local Enriching Lives through Music, or ELM, Community ...

Planning commission rejects subdivision plan

The McMinnville Planning Commission unanimously rejected Thursday a request for the rezoning of almost 14 acres of farmland south of Baker Creek Road and east of Hill Road, intended as the first phase ...

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A banner commemorating the 100th year of Lion s Club International has been signed by many club members. District Gov. Garry Charbonneau will carry it at the national convention later this year.

Lions gather in McMinnville

More than 150 Lions Club members gathered in McMinnville for the District O convention Saturday. They also took the occasion to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Lions International. McMinnville’s ...

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After listening to speakers at the Unity Week  Voices  panel, students tie ribbons onto a chain link sculpture of a grizzly bear in the commons.

Students raise voices for unity

Students in each grade at McMinnville High School had a chance to listen to a “Voices” panel, during which several students and staff members told stories of how they worked through challenges ...

Council approves Lafayette substation

The McMinnville Fire Department received approval last Tuesday for a new ambulance substation in Lafayette. “The co-location could result in improved response times in both communities for both ...

City earns high marks for financial reporting

McMinnville city officials have done so well keeping their books they received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for fiscal 2014-15, which concluded in mid-2015. The award, ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Jeff Towery, right, signs papers formalizing his appointment as McMinnville city manager on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the McMinnville Civic Hall.

New city manager vows steady hand 

When Jeff Towery was a youth growing up in Montana, he took a career aptitude test. The test concluded he was best-suited to a career as a judge or TV repairman. “I couldn’t reconcile myself ...

Bag ban passes, following final protest

The McMinnville City Council voted Tuesday to ban merchants from offering non-reusable plastic bags, following the lead of five fellow Oregon locales — Ashland, Corvallis, Eugene, Forest Grove and ...

Mac schools eying calendar options

The McMinnville School District is considering two options for the 2017-18 school calendar that differ only narrowly .  Both have classes starting Sept. 5, the day after Labor Day, and ending June ...

City approves contract for Alpine upgrade

The McMinnville City Council has approved a $3.55 million bid from Salem’s Emery & Sons Construction for improvements along the Northeast Alpine Avenue corridor. That step paves the way for ...

Locals snag acting award

Drama students from McMinnville's Patton Middle School won an Excellence in Acting award at Junior Theater Festival West, held Feb. 10-12 in Sacramento. Patton's International Thespian Society Troupe ...

Robotics teams make state

Both McMinnville High School robotics teams, Blackbird and McMinnville Mastermind Mechanics, or M Cubed, have qualified for this year’s state tournament. It is set for Feb. 25-26 in Portland. They ...

Arrest made in jewelry store heist

Locally made knives spotted for sale on eBay by pawn shop

Philosophy lectures examine climate change

Linfield College’s annual Walter Powell Philosophy Lecture series, Feb. 22-23, will address climate change. Lewis & Clark Professor Jay Odenbaugh will present the lectures at 7 p.m. each evening. ...

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