Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Mike Freeman, current president of Friends of the Library, and Neil Kunze, past president, prepare books for the fundraising book sale to be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the McMinnville Public Library’s Carnegie Room. The men are good friends and reading buddies, in addition to being library volunteers.

Stopping by: Friends from the first page

Mike Freeman and Neil Kunze are true “friends of the library,” and no wonder: Both are book-lovers by nature, avid readers who enjoy discussing what they’re learning. The like-minded ...

Fatal hit-and-run driver sought

The body of an unidentified adult male was found late Sunday morning in the ditch on Durham Lane near Highway 18, about one mile west of McMinnville. He was the victim of a hit-and-run incident. Yamhill ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##McMinnville Mayor Scott Hill celebrates his reelection with council member Remy Drabkin and Donna Day during a Tuesday night party at Pacific Reflex Signs. Friends and family joined Hill to watch as vote counting results showed the mayor with a large lead over challenger Heidi Parker.

In McMinnville, the day belongs to incumbents

After heated election season, Mayor Hill, Councilors Menke and Garvin hold onto seats, Chenoweth will come aboard

McMinnville seeks community input on UGB expansion

The city of McMinnville will four hold public information sessions this month on the proposed expansion of the city’s urban growth boundary, followed by public hearings on the topic in early December. The ...

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Marcus Larson/News-Register##Community members and officials from McMinnville Economic Development Partnership and McMinnville Industrial Promotions attend the Colvin Court Extension ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 22. The extension will mean more land for manufacturing buildings, including the new Casteel’s Custom Bottling plant that broke ground that day.

Along the Street: Bottling operation breaks ground on expanded Colvin Court

McMinnville Economic Development Partnership, McMinnville Industrial Promotions and the City of McMinnville recently celebrated the extension of Colvin Court. The 440-foot road extension will allow greater ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Scott Hill takes in the moment as friends and family celebrate the initial returns on Election night, showing the mayor with a large lead over challenger Heidi Parker.

Hill wins second term as McMinnville's mayor

Scott Hill has won a second term as McMinnville's mayor.

Unofficial results show the incumbent with 8,817 votes, or 59.93%, to contender Heidi Parker's 5,828 votes, or 39.61%.

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Members of the McMinnville Education Association, representing more than 400 district educators, rallies in front of the McMinnville School District office Friday afternoon. The group met at the Mac Market and then marched to the district office, where teachers heard from McEA leaders and demonstrated to passer-bys before marching back to the Mac Market.

Teacher contract negotiations continue

The McMinnville teachers’ union, McEA, and the school district are continuing negotiations on a new contract. The two groups have spent about 70 hours in bargaining meetings since April. Another ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Wascher Elementary School teachers and the Wildcat mascot enjoy seeing the new lunch bus during its visit to the school Oct. 28.

School district’s new mobile kitchen hits the road

Families picking up school meals this week will get two extra treats along with their lunch, dinner and breakfast: Bus-shaped cookies and a peek at the McMinnville School District’s new mobile kitchen/meal ...

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County approves rural broadband project

Over the next 12 to 18 months, every rural home in Yamhill County wanting adequate internet service should be able to have it. Yamhill County Commissioners on Thursday unanimously approved using $500,000 ...

Westside truck route deemed too costly, not a safety improvement

Turning Westside Road into a dedicated truck route would cost far too much and not improve safety, officials of the Oregon Department of Transportation concluded Thursday. Jim West, Region 2 project manager, ...

Bank of America ATM disturbed

McMinnville police investigated an attempted ATM break-in at the McMinnville branch of Bank of America, 1650 N.E. Highway 99W, early Friday morning. Officers responded to the bank shortly before ...

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Mike Brooks and his wife Shannon decorate their Morgan Lane home for Halloween each year. They have numerous inflatable items, scary clowns and other fun and frightening displays. They enjoy decorating for Christmas, as well.

For the love of Halloween

Mike and Shannon Brooks make their house as frightening as possible for Halloween. Naturally, that includes some clowns. “Mike has scary clowns hanging up. He’s always trying to scare me,” ...

Submitted photo##Duniway Middle School art teacher Rona Asphlom holds a drawing for her students to view during a Zoom classroom session.

Getting creative with arts education

Vocal teacher Robin Pederson was thrilled when the McMinnville High School Twilighters started rehearsing in-person again last week. “This is huge,” she said of the 45-minute rehearsals held ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register## Ella King, in the foreground, along with Daphne Riddle, center, and Kaiya Miller, right, practice with about half of the members of the Twilighters jazz choir in the McMinnville High School Auditorium.

Groups, teams getting some in-person practice

McMinnville High School singers are learning to harmonize far apart, but at least they’re together again. “It’s really nice to be with the others,” said Kaiya Miller, choir president ...

LIPI bringing students back a few at a time

McMinnville students struggling the most with Comprehensive Distance Learning are being allowed to return to school buildings for a few hours a week for Limited In-Person Instruction, or LIPI, administrators ...

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