News-Register file photo##Oregon Mutual Insurance s headquarters building in downtown McMinnville.

OMI no longer offering personal insurance

Oregon Mutual Insurance no longer will offer personal lines of insurance, including for homes, autos and vacation dwellings. The iconic McMinnville company, founded here in 1894 and now serving customers ...

Former jail nurses allege unpaid time, safety issues

A group of former Yamhill County jail nurses has filed complaints with the state against a medical contractor hired by Yamhill County over claims of unkept promises, including a substantial pay increase. The ...

Girl, 7, takes help to the homeless

Paislee Newcomb led her first donation drive at age 4

Council holds brief meeting

Describing Tuesday’s meeting of the McMinnville City Council as brief would be an understatement, as councilors didn’t even remove their coats or sit at the dais for the less than 10-minute ...

Two appeals filed on city decisions

It’s rare to see McMinnville residents appeal decisions by city boards, but two such cases have recently been filed. Homeowner Emily Lagow is appealing the denial of a short-term rental permit by ...

Along the Street: HelloCare receives entrepreneur network award

HelloCare, a McMinnville-based company that sends caregivers to homes and recently opened a senior daycare program, received the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network’s Entrepreneurial Achievement Award at ...

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Praise Assembly Pastor Ron Noble shows the area where remodeling is underway to create two preschool classrooms that will be used by Head Start during the week and the downtown McMinnville church on weekends. Noble, former police chief and state legislature, said his church wants to help children and the community.

Praise Assembly remodel will create Head Start classrooms

Praise Assembly and Head Start are partnering to turn a wing of the church into new classrooms for preschoolers. “We have the same mission: to help children,” said Ron Noble, pastor of the ...

Leaf pickup continues

It’s autumn, the leaves are falling, and McMinnville Public Works is here to scoop them up. The city’s annual Leaf Pickup Program has “gone good so far,” about halfway through ...

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The Mack Theater marquee promotes the upcoming parade
and Christmas tree lighting in downtown McMinnville.

Thanksgiving, Christmas season under way

The News-Register staff After a pause to reflect during Thanksgiving, the Christmas season will get underway full force this week. Meals for those in need are planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday ...

Two runs planned on Thanksgiving day

Turkeys will have their choice of fun runs on Thanksgiving Day in McMinnville. Both events benefit charity, as well as turkey day waistlines. If you’re feeling very charitable, or very concerned ...

FCI-Sheridan holds hiring event

The Federal Correctional Institution-Sheridan will host a hiring event on the first Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Sept. 2, 2023, at the Staff Training Center, 27072 Ballston Road. There ...

County turned out in high numbers for election

Still time to cure challenged ballots; a double-electee in Amity

Brief council meeting expected

McMinnville City Council will convene Tuesday to hold a second vote on extending the moratorium for short term rental applications. A six-month moratorium on applications began in September after city ...

Local school districts join E-cigarette lawsuit

Aim is to advocate against ‘number one’ health threat to students

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Emmit Watson, center, and other Buel Elementary School leadership students are happy to be able to make stuffed animals for children who visit
Juliette’s House. It’s one of several service projects they’ll do this year as fifth-grade leaders.

Young leaders look forward to parade

By STARLA POINTER Of the News-Register Fifth-grade leaders from Buel Elementary School are looking forward to walking in the McMinnville Christmas parade Friday afternoon. It will be a good chance to ...