Water & Light to hold rate increase hearing

McMinnville Water & Light Commission continues a water rate increase hearing in its meeting starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20. The commission is now looking at two different rate designs that both ...

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Demolition starts on former smokehouse

Old concrete and wood are being dismantled and broken up in a downtown demolition project that will make way for two housing units. Crews are razing a structure attached to the southern end of the 1901 ...

Stratus Village receives $11 million in funding

McMinnville’s planned 175-unit affordable housing community is now fully funded, thanks to an $11.25 million investment from Oregon Housing and Community Services. Stratus Village — to be ...

City service charge approved, decision on Three Mile Lane delayed

Concerns over the size of a proposed retail center delayed adoption of the Three Mile Lane Area Plan by McMinnville City Council Tuesday, while the new city services utility charge passed by a split vote. Although ...

Along the Street: Eyrie reopens tasting room

The Eyrie Vineyards, one of Oregon’s original wineries, has reopened its tasting room following more than two years of closure due to the pandemic. “People are eager. We’ve had ...

Champions run results

Champions Run Results 5K, Men 1. Lucas Zook – Sheridan 2. Jerry Nance – McMinnville 3. Joshua Sullivan – McMinnville 5K, Women 1. Ann Campbell, Sheridan 2. Karen Tuck, St. Paul 3. ...

Kirby Neumann-Rea/News-Register##An enthusiastic group of 15 youngsters dashes around the short course at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum grounds as part of the Champions Run fun. Near the finish line, they exchanged high-fives with law enforcement officers, including Oregon State Trooper Travis Neubauer and Yamhill County Sheriff Tim Svenson.

Motivations abound as locals, visitors join Champions Run 9/11 anniversary event

The numbers were down but the enthusiasm was up for Saturday’s Champions run, a 5K-10K-fun run at Evergreen Air and Space Museum grounds. The annual event saw fewer runners than 2021, likely because ...

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Al and Megan Whitaker and their crew serve up New York-style thin-crust pizza at 3rd Street Pizza, which the Whitakers recently took over from founder Jerry Hunter. The new owners said they are happy to be keeping the restaurant open because it’s an “iconic” landmark in McMinnville.

Whitakers continue 3rd Street Pizza tradition

Running 3rd Street Pizza is a business proposition for Al and Megan Whitaker. And more. “This place is important for McMinnville,” said Al, who has been transitioning into owning the restaurant ...

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Team PMS (Plane Moving Sisters) competes Saturday in the Special Olympics Plane Pull at Evergreen Air and Space Museum. From right are Jennifer Leslie, Mikalie Marino, Katy Farman, Pam Ramsey, Michelle De Oliveira, Tori Fay and (hidden) Becky Neumann. All are current or past employees of Yamhill County, Team PMS competed among 55 teams in the day-long event, which has raised more than $95,000 surpassing its $80,000 goal and the $71,000 raised in 2021 by 35 teams. Funds go to help Special Olympics athletes travel to competitions.

Teams turn out to pull planes, help Special Olympics

Fifty-five teams turned out Saturday to move airplanes and, more importantly, raise money for Oregon Special Olympics. They raised more than $95,000, surpassing their goal of $80,000. They also beat the ...

Council to vote on service charge, Three Mile Lane plan

Two controversial proposals that will substantially impact residents of McMinnville will go before city council tonight at Kent Taylor Civic Hall. The council will vote to implement a $13 per month city ...

County orders unpermitted quarry to stop operating

Neighbors complain to county of speeding, dust

Law enforcement officers respond to Wortman Park

About a dozen law enforcement officers from three agencies responded to the Northeast McDaniel Lane side of McMinnville’s Wortman Park late Sunday afternoon after a citizen reported seeing an adult ...

Auction benefits Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound Pets is holding its annual virtual auction, “Paws for a Celebration,” through Sunday, Sept. 18. Bidders can go online to see items, including dog houses built by McMinnville ...

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Mikey Howard, owner of three local arcades and restaurants, talked about his collection of game machines, many of which are featured in his businesses -- Mikey s Pizzeria and Joysticks in McMinnville and Retro Pizza in Amity. Howard has loved arcade games and pizza since he was a teen in Willamina.

Stopping by Pinball - and pizza - wizard

Mikey’s goes Retro as owner gamely expands restaurant, arcade business

Mac seeks applicants for budget, airport panels

The city of McMinnville is seeking applicants for positions on the McMinnville Budget Committee and McMinnville Airport Commission. Both boards have three openings and the deadline to apply is September ...