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Millie Mae, Lisa Henry s cat, pays a visit to neighbor Darrell  Dee  Evans. The older woman enjoys playing with and cuddling the feline, who stops by almost every day.

Friendly feline

Millie May knew, somehow, that her neighbor needed a friend. So the big black-and-white paid her a visit. She called at the door, and, once admitted, climbed onto Darrell “Dee” Evans’ ...

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Patty Williams of the Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation talks about the dedication of Mindy Menke, right, who has led Oregon Mutual Insurance s Christmas gift giving program. She and other OMI employees, supported by the company, have presented personalized gifts to more than 80 families over the years. Menke was honored Thursday in a surprise ceremony at OMI.

Honors for OMI employee

Representatives of the Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation surprised Mindy Menke of Oregon Mutual Insurance Thursday in appreciation of the hundreds of hours she has devoted to helping cancer patients ...

Submitted photo##McMinnville firefighters work to extinguish a blaze on 14th Street.

Fire damages McMinnville home

A fire caused an undetermined amount of damage to a McMinnville home in the 1400 block of Northeast Johnson Street early Friday morning. No cause has been determined, according to McMinnville Fire Department ...

County accepts grant for fairgrounds work

The Delashmutt Arena at the Yamhill County fairgrounds will receive a new roof this year, thanks to a $277,777 grant from the Oregon Business Development Department. Fairgrounds Manager Gary Wertz told ...

City Day at the Capitol

A large contingent of McMinnville leadership was on hand for City Day at the Capitol Wednesday, an annual event that gives city leaders a chance to discuss legislation and funding with lawmakers. Community ...

City leaders agree to suspend taxing authority

The city of McMinnville will pause exercising its $1.50 taxing authority for at least a year if consolidation of the city and rural fire districts is approved by voters in May. Members of the budget committee ...

Staff responds to reported COVID outbreak at jail

Wife of incarcerated man says jail was lax in care, precautions

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McMinnville High School firefighting skills student Angeles Ceja uses a hydraulic cutting tool to snap the post holding up the rear driver s side of the roof of the wrecked sedan. The tool is heavy, she said, but she learned techniques that let her control it.

Rescue training: Students learn to peel open car to help victim

Sofia Fornof hefted a spreading tool and pushed its jaws into the gap between the driver’s door and the frame of a wrecked sedan. She braced her feet and turned on the battery. After a moment, the ...

Harkema gives talk on homelessness

Howie Harkema will speak on homelessness in Yamhill Valley at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of McMinnville. Harkema is president of Encompass Yamhill Valley, a collective ...

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Tim Shuler spends his last few days in the Aftermath Thrift store location at 615 N.E. Lafayette Avenue. He and his wife, Wendy, started the charitable business 13 years ago. They hope find a new location where they can resume selling used goods and handing out vouchers to people in need.

Along the Street: Last days for Aftermath in current location, at least

Aftermath Thrift Store will end its run at 615 N.E. Lafayette Ave., McMinnville, after Saturday — but Tim and Wendy Shuler, the charitable resale shop owners, hope to open soon in a new location. The ...

Rachel Thompson

New N-R photo editor joins staff

Rachel Thompson has joined the News-Register staff as the paper’s photo editor. She was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, spent part of her youth living in Hilo, Hawaii, where she attended high school, ...

Fire damages residential garage

A fire early on the evening of Sunday, Jan. 22, damaged the garage of a McMinnville home at 3034 S.W. Second St. The first unit from the McMinnville Fire Department arrived shortly after 6 p.m. after ...

City closes parks restrooms

The city of McMinnville has closed bathrooms at two local parks due to “a high volume of negative behaviors.” The restrooms at City Park and the facilities on the west and east ends of Wortman ...

Economic council to mull buisness license fee

Despite initial apprehension by several members, the McMinnville Economic Vitality Leadership Council voted to explore a general business licensing program at its meeting last week. Following a discussion ...

Drabkin to address homeless issues

McMinnville Mayor Remy Drabkin will respond to citizen complaints about issues with the homeless population at tonight’s 7 p.m. city council meeting at Kent Taylor Civic Hall. At a December council ...