A sprinkle of snow in the air

There is a possibility of low elevation snow early this morning and tomorrow morning, though there might not be “enough to make a snowman,” the Portland office of the National Weather Service ...

Leadership Council gathers update

Mayor Scott Hill and City Manager Jeff Towery hosted a McMinnville Leadership Council video conference last week that provided an update on McMinnville’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. “Most ...

Local response to Census thus far

Less than half of U.S. households have taken the census so far. By April 1, the national response rate was 38.4%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Oregon was ahead of that, at 40.1%, and Yamhill County ...

Submitted photo##Donetta Phelps works at her sewing machine, making masks for health workers and others who need them.

Life savers: Locals cut and sew to help front-line workers

The coronavirus has created a huge need for protective equipment, and many local people are responding by sewing facial masks for health care workers and others needing protection at work, including grocery ...

Graphic by Amber McAlary

Mental health concerns grow during outbreak

McMinnville police are feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the frantic calls from people worrying, unable to sleep, unable to eat and struggling to cope. “These are uncertain times,” ...

Census: You can still be counted

April 1 was a milestone in the 2020 Census, which aims to count every person living in the U.S. and its territories. Once a decade, Americans are asked to report where they were living and who was sharing ...

Donation to buy hundreds of gift cards at Mac businesses

Nearly all downtown storefronts are closed

Submitted photo##Great-granddaughter Whitney Rich holds photos of Ada Rich up to the window during a social distancing birthday party March 31 at Vineyard Heights in McMinnville. Ada’s son and daughter, grandchildren and great-grandkids gathered outside to celebrate the family matriarch’s centennial.

Happy birthday from outside the windows

Ada Grace Rich’s family went ahead with her 100th birthday party on Tuesday — through the windows — since her children, grandchildren and great-grands couldn’t hug her due to the ...

News-Register file photo/Rusty Rae##The people s choice, a Killa Philla from Mac Daddy Donuts.

Melt Down: 13,532 sandwiches sold

Organizer says fundraiser helps food bank, restaurants

Friends offer scholarship

Friends of McMinnville Senior Center is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from a local public school or home-schooler. This is the fifth time the Friends have offered a scholarship. Applicants ...

COVID-19 causes record jobless benefits claims in Oregon

By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press   SALEM, Ore. (AP) — As the COVID-19 pandemic claims more jobs, a record number of people in Oregon filed for unemployment insurance benefits last week, the ...

Outbreak causes record jobless benefits claims in Oregon

By ANDREW SELSKY Of The Associated Press SALEM — As the COVID-19 pandemic claims a record number of jobs, Oregon’s health officer shared good news Thursday: Modeling shows the state ...

Oregon cases jump by 90

Cases of COVID-19 in Oregon jumped by 90 on Thursday, from 689 to 826, and two more deaths were announced, bringing the state toll to 21. Yamhill County has 18 confirmed cases of the disease, placing ...

McKeegan will leave Linfield to become college president

John McKeegan, vice president for institutional advancement at Linfield College, has been named president of Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, Pennsylvania. McKeegan, who also is Linfield’s general ...

Resources for businesses

Resources for business The McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce provides a list of resources for struggling businesses at www.mcminnville.org. The U.S. Small Business Administration offers Economic ...

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