Sports complex goes back to the drawing board

While John Abrams' last-minute withdrawal has thrown into question a proposed expansion of McMinnville's urban growth boundary to accommodate a sports complex, it has not eliminated the possibility entirely. Only ...

State pre-empts county on e-cigs

Yamhill County commissioners were ready Thursday for a showdown on a proposed ban on use of electronic cigarettes in county buildings. However, the state Legislature rendered any action on their ...

Along the Street: Willamette Graystone puts building on market

McMinnville’s Willamette Graystone building supply store has vacated its Lafayette Avenue quarters and put them on the market for $1.7 million. The 20,260-square-foot building, erected in 1980, ...

Board to hold budget hearing

The McMinnville School Board has scheduled a hearing on the 2015-16 school budget for 7 p.m. Monday, June 8, at the district office, 1500 N.E. Baker St. A regular business meeting will follow at ...

Leadership students help community

Seventh-graders in Duniway Middle School’s leadership class raised about $6,000 for seven local nonprofits this spring. It was quite a learning experience, they said Wednesday as they presented ...

Talk set on Anglo/Latino divide

The McMinnville City Club’s final program of the season, set for 11:45 a.m. Tuesday in the McMinnville Grand Ballroom, will feature a talk by Sally Godard on the Anglo/Latino divide and ways it can ...

Pot legalization raises issues

Oregon’s looming July 1 legalization of marijuana has raised concerns in the business community, and the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce will attempt to answer them at a business community town ...

Mac school board to meet

McMinnville School Board will honor retiring staff members at a meeting Monday, June 8. The regular business meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. The board also will discuss policies, personnel, facilities ...

Hot weather on the way

Temperatures are expected to climb into the low 90s this weekend. The National Weather Service warned the sudden leap could catch people unprepared, so issued a warning about some of the potential hazards. Among ...

New development puts premium on parking

Downtown McMinnville faces a parking crunch as new development continues, particularly on the the east toward the Golden Valley Restaurant & Brewery. The latest cause for concern is the newly ...

Inmates deny lethal intent in jail beating

Yamhill County Jail inmate Zachary Chronister told McMinnville police detectives he and fellow inmate Joshua Mulbreght only planned to rough up or intimidate 34-year-old Jed Myers when they entered his ...

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Seniors visit their elementary schools

Children cheered as McMinnville High School seniors visited local elementary schools Thursday. This was the third year for the “Parade of Graduates.” It had Newby Elementary School third-graders ...

County, Riverbend at odds over taxes

Riverbend Landfill has appealed a determination by Yamhill County that it owes more than $265,000 in back taxes, due to a county failure to assess taxes on improvements currently valued at more than $5.7 ...

Brown bag concerts start Thursday

McMinnville’s popular Brown Bag Concerts will return Thursday, June 11. Concerts will be held Thursdays. Most will be on the U.S. Bank Plaza at Third and Cowls streets. However, the opening concert ...

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Chemeketa hosts Spring Gathering

Performers from the Grand Ronde and Siletz tribes sang and danced in traditional regalia, to the rhythm of Native American drummers, in a Thursday celebration at Chemeketa Community College’s Yamhill ...

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