Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Mayor Remy Drabkin shakes hands with Jivan Lopez Carrillo as she meets Newby Elementary School fourth-graders, clockwise from left, Camila Perez Torrez, JJ Sandmann, Micah Camacho and Andy Gibson.

Pizza party on the agenda as mayor takes questions from fourth-grade constituents

If she were elected mayor of McMinnville, fourth-grader Lillian Goodman said, she would expand recycling programs and get more people to use them. Lillian still has a few years before she becomes eligible ...

Stolen motor bike leads to arrest

A homeless man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing a motorbike from a McMinnville residence earlier in the week. A green Kawasaki dirt bike was reported stolen on Monday, and the owner provided ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Jack and Kirsten Browne loved their house at Ninth and Birch streets in McMinnville. They found the 1904 farmhouse online and fell in love with its majestic 240-year-old walnut tree (pictured below), as well as the renovated interior with plenty of wall space for art.

Stopping by: Ode to an old walnut

McMinnville couple’s yard, shaded by a centuries-old tree, to be featured Sunday on Summer Garden Tour

McMinnville School Board to consider superintendent evaluation

McMinnville School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 10, to consider policies and its evaluation of Superintendent Debbie Brockett. The board also will discuss personnel and facility items, and ...

State of the City: ‘We need housing that serves everyone’

McMinnville Mayor Remy Drabkin touted the city’s accomplishments over the last year and painted a bright picture for its future during a State of the City address Thursday at Ed Gormley Civic Plaza. “This ...

Arrests & Citations: June 7, 2024

Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office Joseph Lee Ebensteinre, 49, Willamina, June 4, criminal driving while suspended or revoked, failure to appear on criminal citation; booked into the Yamhill County ...

Court Records: June 7, 2024

CIVIL FILINGS Wells Fargo Bank vs. Anita L. Zokaites: Granted $4,476.71 judgment. Discover Bank vs. Troy V. Tyma: Granted $30,492.84 judgment. Capital One vs. Robert L. Feitelson: Granted $2,033.35 ...

St. Barnabas to mark 150th with concert, service

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in McMinnville will mark its 150th anniversary the weekend of June 15-16. Events are open to the public. A special heritage concert featuring several musicians will be offered ...

Carlton to open new civic hall

Carlton will mark the grand opening of its new civic center, which will house city offices, the police department and community meeting space, on June 14. A ceremony is scheduled from 3 to 3:30 p.m., ...

Multiple supporters form Game Changer grant program

The McMinnville Area Community Foundation’s Game Changer Fund was created last year to bring together money from multiple sources in order to have a larger impact on the community, said attorney ...

Image: BKF Engineers##This graphic shows 123 street trees designated for removal for varying reasons, including health, lifted root systems and conflicts with the planned Third Street Improvement project. Consultant Jason White said more trees probably will be added to the removal list as construction gets underway.

Nearly all Third Street trees eyed for removal

Only 22 of the 145 trees on Third Street are expected to be preserved through the planned construction project, according to an arborist’s recent report. Members of the Third Street Improvement ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Veronica Aranda, assisted by MV Advancements board member and Design and Build Committee chair Tom Neal, joins Director Kathy Schlotfeldt and board member Dave Haugeberg in ceremonially breaking ground for the nonprofit’s new headquarters building. The facility at 600 N.E. Baker St. is expected to open in a year.

MV Advancements breaks ground for new headquarters

Veronica Aranda gripped a shovel Friday and pushed it into the grassy ground at 600 N.E. Baker St., the future site of the nonprofit MV Advancements headquarters building. “I have to be part of ...

Union reps discuss furlough days for current school year with Newberg board

Newberg School Board continued to navigate the district’s sudden budget crisis during a special meeting Monday, June 3, without its leaders in attendance. In an emergency meeting on May 20, the ...

Kirby Neumann-Rea/News-Register##Cans once holding domestic and foreign beers line shelves on the second floor of Lafayette Schoolhouse Antique Mall.

Calendar of Quirk: Drop a coaster under this serving of fermented local Quirk

The local beer culture deserves a special Quirk brew. June 3 Corner chalkboard at Grain Station Brew Works (to the right of the bar) was created eight years ago, filled (mostly) and changed (occasionally), ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Remodeling work will reface the Hagan Hamilton Insurance Solutions site on South Baker Street with wood and brick and add two small towers to give the boxy building more shape, COO Jason John said. The company also will remodel the interior of the building it has occupied for 45 years.

Along the Street: Hagan Hamilton remodels building inside and out

Hagan Hamilton Insurance Solutions is remodeling its building at 448 S.E, Baker St, McMinnville. It’s the first major update since the company moved to the location 45 years ago, said Jason John, ...

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