Parking places, living spaces

Some people living in their cars could receive an early Christmas present this week — a place to live, or more accurately, a place to park. Parking spaces might be available at First Christian Church ...

Baby Jesus still welcome at Santa Parade

Despite rumors to the contrary (and some contentious debate last week on social media), depictions of Jesus and other religious scenes are welcome at Santa’s Parade and Tree Lighting in downtown ...

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus

“Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down Third Street way...” Santa’s Parade and the tree lighting that follows will launch McMinnville’s holiday season Friday. The ...

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Retired Tomb guard Gavin McIlvenna talks with Eleanor Fuhrer, regent of Daughters of the American Revolution, Yamhill Chapter.

Oregon soldier recalls guarding Tomb of Unknown Soldier

Sgt. Major (Ret.) Gavin McIlvenna proudly and humbly stood sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider for two years, he told the Daughters of the American Revolution, Yamhill Chapter, last week. He the ...

Thanksgiving fun run scheduled

The seventh-annual Ham Fam Harvest Fun Run & Walk starts at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 22. The event is a 5K fun run and 2K fun walk. It starts with a kid’s fun run (a quick ...

Judge authorizes trustee appointment in Falls Event Center

A Utah federal judge has authorized the U.S. Trustee in a bankruptcy proceeding of the Falls Event Center to appoint a trustee to oversee management of the bankruptcy case. Judge Kimball Mosier, despite ...

Garbage rates could go up 10.47 percent

Garbage rates could increase by 10.47 percent next year if the McMinnville City Council grants the request of  local garbage hauler Recology. Carl Peters, general manager for Recology Western Oregon, ...

School board to meet Monday

McMinnville School Board members will discuss policies, the budget calendar and out-of-state travel at their meeting Monday night. The public session will start at 7:30 p.m. in the district office, 800 ...

Broker sees local housing market leveling off

Randy McCreith, the principal broker for Bella Casa Real Estate Group, started in McMinnville in March of 2007. It was bad timing to say the least. Just eight months later, executives at Lehman Brothers ...

Crunched: Mortgage out of reach of many homeowners

One-third of McMinnville homeowners don’t make enough money to meet their mortgage payments without putting themselves and their families in financial hardship. The numbers are worse for local renters, ...

Linfield offers pet-friendly dorm

Starting next fall, Linfield College will offer students a chance to bring their pets to school with them. Linfield will become the only Oregon school, and one of a few in the nation, to offer a pet-friendly ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Avid fossil hunter Mike Full speaks to the McMinnville City Club.

Down the river, back in time

Avid fossil hunter Mike Full showed a picture of his dream cruise to the McMinnville City Club Tuesday: A boat gliding down the Yamhill River toward two bull mammoths facing off, tusks gleaming in the ...

Judge doesn't take kindly to plea arrangement

Judge Cynthia Easterday made it clear to Yamhill County Deputy District Attorney Stephanie Harmon and Dr. Blair Tudor’s Portland attorney, Douglas Stamm, that she was troubled with the plea agreement ...

Geary wins council seat after Ruden drops out

Zack Geary ran somewhat unopposed for northwest McMinnville’s Ward 2 city council seat, but 1,451 people still voted for incumbent Alan Ruden, who dropped out of the race Sept. 20. Geary, vice-chair ...

Paving on Hill Road could delay traffic

Landscape and grading crews will continue grading, mulching and planting on Hill Road between Northwest Second Street and Baker Creek Road this week. Katie Land, permit coordinator for the McMinnville ...

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