Mac pool reopening, reservations required

The McMinnville Aquatic Center will reopen Monday, July 6, for lap swimming and water walking. Reservations are required, as the number of swimmers will be limited. “We’ve missed being able ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Lilly Riha sews a mask ear saver under the guidance of her grandmother, Jeanne Clayton

Little girls take on big project in McMinnville

Sisters Lilly, Harley and Delaney Riha took on a big project this spring: Making ear protectors to help people who need to wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic. So far, the McMinnville girls have ...

Work to close section of Mac bypass two weekends in July

Oregon Department of Transportation maintenance on the OR 18 Yamhill Overflow Bridge in McMinnville will require road closures for two consecutive weekends in July and is expected to cause traffic delays ...

Amanda Guile-Hinman

McMinnville hires city attorney

The city of McMinnville has hired Amanda Guile-Hinman, an assistant city attorney in Wilsonville, as its new in-house legal counsel. She starts Aug. 3. She replaces interim city attorney Walt Gowell, ...

McMinnville Mayor Scott Hill

Mac mayor files for re-election

McMinnville Mayor Scott Hill is seeking re-election to the post he won handily in 2016, saying he wants to build on the city’s “heritage and legacy” while promoting more diversity as ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##George Stastny  talks every Fourth of July with a friend he left behind in the Czech Republic.

Mac man a 'lucky, lucky' American

Forty years after immigrating to the U.S., George Stastny still reminds himself daily how glad he is to be here. “I’m a lucky man,” said Stastny, who fled communist Czechoslovakia in ...

McMinnville bicyclist hit by pickup

A pickup struck and injured an eight-year-old McMinnville girl who was riding her bicycle Tuesday afternoon. The girl, who was not wearing a helmet, was riding southbound on Northeast Galloway Street. ...

City approves $117 million budget

The McMinnville City Council approved a $117 million 2020-21 budget that received a couple of last-minute tweaks, but didn’t address police department funding, which scores of residents had criticized ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Omar Sandoval, 23, pictured here, and Gustavo Guerrero, 24, right, became the youngest county chair and vice-chair duo in the Oregon Democratic Party when they were elected in April.

County Dems elect youngest chair and vice-chair in Oregon

Dayton native Omar Sandoval wasn’t predicting a career in politics or government when he applied for a fellowship with immigrant rights’ group Movimiento Cosecha in 2018, yet it started his ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Linfield facilities worker John Holland mows the grass near the athletic facilities on campus. The campus reopened in mid-June and will look its best when the name changes to Linfield University July 1.

‘U’ turn ahead: Linfield set to graduate ‘college’

After almost a century as Linfield College, McMinnville’s private school will be renamed Linfield University on July 1. “With the new name, we are not just staying the course, nor simply changing ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register file photo##Chief Warrant Officer 2 Mike Newgard stands on his unit’s Blackhawk helicopter for a better view during last year’s Oregon International Air Show at the McMinnville Airport.

COVID-19 grounds Oregon International Air Show

COVID-19 has grounded the Oregon International Air Show originally scheduled for Sept. 25-27 at the McMinnville Municipal Airport. Safety considerations and government restrictions related to the coronavirus ...

Water & Light reviews disconnection, fee policies

McMinnville Water & Light has waived more than $126,000 in fees for late payments, reconnections and credit card transactions through early June, as it joined utilities across the nation in suspending ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Wortman Stadium will be used again in July as student athletes begin skills drills and strength training.

In McMinnville, students can play, practice while keeping apart

Students may be practicing football or soccer, taking part in cheerleading or engaging in other activities on McMinnville school campuses starting in July.  There won’t be any tackling, though, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Diners enjoy an outdoors experience at Red Hills Kitchen in McMinnville.

Third Street dining moves into the street on July 3

Most of McMinnville’s Historic Third Street restaurants and bars will extend into the street for al fresco dining starting Friday, July 3, exchanging cars for canopies each weekend through Labor ...

Workers for K&E Excavating install a 28-inch water transmission pipeline along Highway 18. It will carry water to the Lafayette pump station. Submitted photo.

Lafayette to buy Mac water

A new water transmission line between McMinnville and Lafayette, a project decades in the making, is expected to be operational by the end of the month. Water & Light’s board of directors, led ...

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