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McMinnville Police Department s school resource officer car shows off McMinnville High School s Grizzly logo, including scratches and pawmarks.

SRO car gets 'scratched' up with Grizzly pride

Clawmarks from a Grizzly mark the hood of the patrol car driven by Mac High’s school resource officer -- a point of pride for this school, where a benevolent bear is the beloved mascot. The clawmarks, ...

Mac High choir to sing and serve dessert

McMinnville High School Symphonic Choir’s annual “Symphonic Sweets and Songs” dessert concert will be held Wednesday, Feb. 12. Music will start at 6:30 p.m. in the high school food court. Listeners ...

Jail thwarts pruno making attempt

A Yamhill County Jail inmate awaiting trial in an arson death mixed sugar, tomato paste and yeast in a garbage bag in an attempt to produce “pruno,” a homemade alcoholic beverage commonly found ...

McMinnville School Board to meet Monday

The McMinnville School Board will consider overnight field trip requests and hear reports on facilities, finances and personnel Monday, Feb. 10. The board’s public meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. ...

Fatal street racing crash lawsuits settled

The estate of a man killed when a driver lost control during a street racing crash between two sports cars four years ago in McMinnville, and a surviving passenger who was critically injured, have settled ...

Nazarene pastor will add district duties

Dave Anderson, senior pastor at the Nazarene Church on the Hill in McMinnville, will add a new duty Feb. 15: superintendent of the Oregon-Pacific Nazarene District. Anderson said he will continue his ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Drivers passing through the roundabout at Hill and Baker Creek roads will see  Coyote,  a  new art piece by Grand Ronde sculptor Travis Stewart.

New sculpture goes up in roundabout

“Coyote” now watches over traffic in the roundabout at Baker Creek and Hill roads. The 14-foot sculpture by Grand Ronde artist Travis Stewart, a nod to Native American myths and legends such ...

Judge denies bid to foreclose on water park

A federal bankruptcy judge in Utah has denied a bid by a creditor to foreclose on the Wings & Waves Waterpark. Creditors represented by Union Home Loans had argued that it isn’t fair that the ...

Council to discuss floating zones

McMinnville planners have an idea for how to provide more affordable housing in the city — a concept known as “floating zones.” A floating zone enables a private developer to build temporary ...

Mayor awards 'Pillars' of community

Marilyn Dell Worrix told the crowd gathered at Mac Market on Monday that her commitment to serving McMinnville is easy to understand. “It is so simple why I have been involved in this community, ...

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McMinnville City Mayor Scott Hill chats with candidate for Yamhill County Commissioner Lindsay Berschauer and Heidi Parker of Action in Mac moments before taking the stage for his annual State of the City address.

Mayor outlines state of the city

City crews completed $8.8 million worth of improvements along Northwest Hill Road last year as well as $2.2 million of pedestrian improvements at First and Second streets. Mayor Scott Hill touted the ...

Yamhill County fair announces musical lineup

Sawyer Brown, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Quiet Riot are among entertainers that will perform at the Yamhill County Fair July 29 through Aug. 1. The 166th fair, Oregon’s oldest, also will feature ...

City Club will hear about cults

Author William Sullivan will discuss “Cults in Oregon” when he speaks Tuesday, Feb. 11, to the McMinnville City Club. Sullivan will talk about a variety of cults that have moved into Oregon ...

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Mac Reads authors Kristof and WuDunn to speak

Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof, authors of a new book that uses Kristof’s hometown of Yamhill in its exploration of economic and social problems in the U.S., will present a program Friday, Feb. ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Formerly of the Associated Press and overseas media sources, Jodie DeJonge joined the News-Register Monday as managing editor.

News-Register hires new managing editor

Jodie DeJonge began work Monday, Feb. 3, as the managing editor of the News-Register. She replaces Associate Publisher Ossie Bladine, who took over the duties when longtime managing editor Steve Bagwell ...

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