Rusty Rae / News-Register##Zero Waste volunteer Annely Germaine, right, assists Devon Cutrell with a load of foam packaging that will be sent to the Agilyx Corporation in Tigard.

Group celebrates 'little step' toward zero waste

Volunteers help usher in new program for plastic foam recycling

Wyden to hold town hall at Linfield

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, has scheduled hold a town hall meeting Friday, Jan. 4, at Linfield College. The McMinnville event will start at 1:30 p.m. in the Ice Auditorium on campus. Wyden also plans ...

Vehicle break-ins spike in McMinnville

Forty-seven vehicle break-ins have been reported to McMinnville police since Nov. 1. Officers took 31 reports in November and have logged 16 this month. Capt. Rhonda Jaasko said the break-ins have not ...

Veterans to hear from planning director

Heather Richards, McMinnville planning director, will speak Thursday, Jan. 3, to the McMinnville Band of Brothers veterans’ group. The meeting will start at 11:30 a.m. in the theater building at ...

Submitted photo##Rotarians help children from McMinnville schools shop for gifts for themselves and others earlier this month.

Rotarian seeks to expand Santa program into spring

Each year, local Rotarians take children shopping at Christmas, providing funds and support to buy gifts for family members and necessities, such as winter clothing, for themselves. Now club members want ...

Land inventory gives snapshot of housing picture

McMinnville has a shortage of buildable land for housing, but Senior Planner Tom Schauer told planning commissioners Dec. 20 that the city has another problem. “Local wages are not keeping pace ...

Mac planners approve zone change, despite criticism

The McMinnville Planning Commission was presented with what appeared to be a simple request for zoning change, allowing MV Advancements to build its new offices on residential land adjacent to Linfield ...

Pressboard on historic home doesn't appeal to planners

If pressboard had existed some 120 years ago, Julia Gault and her husband would probably have used it in building their home on Southeast Lincoln Street. At least that’s what contractor Terry Hall ...

Rusty Rae / News-Register##Chuck Rowland of McMinnville with some of his hand-made canes.

Turning wood into canes and staffs

If Santa needed a walking stick to help him negotiate slick rooftops during the Christmas delivery season, he could have stopped in McMinnville to select a staff handmade by Chuck Rowland. A retired logger ...

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Mike Rice smiles while holding the engine for his 1953 Lionel train set. The set has been a part of his Christmas tradition for many years.

Bubble lights, a train and family memories

Mike and Nancy Rice’s Christmas tree, in the center of their living room, allows visitors a chance to see ornaments on all sides as well as the train that circles beneath the branches. The ornaments ...

Zero Waste celebrates new recycling program

McMinnville residents will be able to drop off their Styrofoam for recycling beginning the day after Christmas, and members of the local environmental group Zero Waste are celebrating. Zero Waste members ...

Viewing tonight of documentary about local teeth collector

New York filmmaker Megan Hattie Stahl will be showing and discussing her documentary “Laura In Search of Teeth” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, in the Carnegie Room of the McMinnville Public Library, ...

Fire department beefs up inspections

McMinnville business owners might be seeing a surprise visitor in the next few months — a fire inspector. Fire Marshal Debbie McDermott said fire inspections have been rare in recent years, primarily ...

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A large oak tree fell on a house at 2753 Pinot Noir Drive resulting in an injury to a resident home at the time.

McMinnville home crushed by fallen oak

David and Mary Benitz’s home on Northwest Pinot Noir Drive in McMinnville is nestled in a forest of tall oak trees. Their son, Tony, who lives in Beaverton, makes sure the roof is free of tree debris. ...

Along the Street: MEDP taps Montgomery as interim director

Doug Montgomery, a longtime McMinnville City Planning Director, will temporarily lead the McMinnville Economic Developmen Partnership while it searches for a new, permanent director. Montgomery had ...

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