Marcus Larson/News-Register##Repair work on the Mack Theater’s marquee has been underway as potential buyers work toward a deal to purchase the building, home to the historic theater and Cook’s Hotel.

Mack Theater subject of big plans

McMinnville businessman J.W. Millegan reported on social media Sunday that his sons, Drew and Quinn, have the Mack Theater building at 510 N.E. Third St. in escrow, with plans for an upscale renovation. “There ...

Chamber advocates for care center measure

City questions use of public funds for advocacy of measure

City grapples with law eliminating single-family-only developments

Oregon legislators passed a law this year banning residential zones restricted to single-family homes. Duplexes, triplexes and quadplexes must now be allowed in residential developments to provide more ...

Along the Street: New antique mall owners host lawn sale

The Lafayette Schoolhouse Antique Mall, now under new ownership, is hosting a Vintage Lawn Sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Former Lafayette mayor Don Leard, who owns multiple downtown properties along ...

Woman's alleged attacker taking case to trial

Jermaine Streeter, who is charged with attempting to kill Traci Spurgeon of McMinnville in early May of last year, will take his case to trial. The 30-year-old Streeter has been indicted by a Yamhill ...

County authorizes repairs to Salt Creek bridge

Yamhill County commissioners on Tuesday declared an emergency to award a contract for rapid repairs to Salt Creek bridge on River Bend Road outside McMinnville. The bridge is limited to cars and light ...

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Malinda Asada works with one of her students, Arlette Arriaga, on the first day of school. Asada gave each second-grader individual attention, in addition to encouraging and joking with the whole class.

First day, second grade, third year

After a summer of freedom, second-graders wriggled a little as they settled into the structure of school on Tuesday, the first day in McMinnville and most other districts in Yamhill County. Entering their ...

McMinnville power outage lasts just a few seconds

A power outage that McMinnville Water & Light Electric Division Director Scott Rosenbalm said lasted four seconds and impacted the northwest part of town and a portion of downtown Tuesday morning was ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Cindy Perkins discusses her homestead garden outside of Lafayette, where she grows year-round fresh vegetables. A small orchard also provides an abundance of apples, figs, plums, pears and quince, and a berry patch fills in additional summer fruit.

Group promotes Victory Gardens of Yamhill County

Fruit trees grow around one end of Cindy Perkins’ lush garden, and roses, lupines and dahlias surround it. In the middle, hills of potatoes wait to be dug for the winter, tomatoes, peppers and broccoli ...

Lottery winner wants to spend money to help others

Nicole Zurfluh of McMinnville occasionally buys lottery scratch-it tickets for fun, but said she doesn’t give the purchase much thought. In fact, she said, she doesn’t know exactly when she ...

Latino celebration seeks to build community

Members of the Latino community — whether they are immigrants or not — live in fear, said Miriam Vargas Corona, the executive director of Unidos Bridging Community in McMinnville. Even ...

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##Jan Jackman confronts architect Geoffrey James over Rivergate Center, a proposed 28-acre housing and light-industrial development in McMinnville s industrial area. James led a discussion on behalf of developers at the McMinnville Public Library Aug. 29 where he encountered numerous nearby residents opposed to the project.

Rivergate architect faces tough room

Architect Geoffrey James of Salem started an upbeat presentation Aug. 29 about Rivergate Center, a proposed housing and light industrial campus near Northeast Riverside Drive. Audience members began heckling ...

Local interest in reopening Willamette Locks

Yamhill County Commissioner Rick Olson believes reopening the Willamette Falls Locks is more a matter of “when” than “if,” given the commitment they have from the governor and the ...

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New McMinnville High school Principal Amy Fast meets with the administrative team, from left, Veronica Chase, Robin VanBuren, and Mark Hinthorn.to discuss the plans for students arriving for the start of school.

Fast welcomes students as McMinnville High School principal

McMinnville High School’s new principal, Amy Fast, welcomed freshmen today and will greet most of her school’s other students Wednesday as classes get underway for 2019-20. She spent time ...

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Sarah Fletcher, who owned the original building at 618 N.E. Third St., has become a topic of conversation again now that the current building at the address is about to be demolished. Plans for the site have revived the story of the early McMinnville entrepreneur who helped shape the community while being a major presence on the local social scene.

Remembering Sarah

Local theater owner Robert Mattecheck liked Sarah Fletcher so much that he gave her lifetime passes to the Lark, Gaiety and Mac theaters. She had a lot of other friends in the community, too. Many of ...

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