Rusty Rae/News-Register##Seniors Rodolfo Figueroa of McMinnville Parker Sanderson of Lincoln chase a 50-50 ball near midfield during the game Wednesday.

Grizzlies come up short in ‘game of inches’

The McMinnville boys soccer players and coaches walked out of Wortman Stadium Wednesday night with their first loss of the season, but their heads high. Mac’s (2-1) non-league action against Lincoln ...

Kirby Neumann-Rea##Yamhill County quartet Bootleg Jam played bluegrass harmonies on stage Sunday in the two-day Walnut City Music Festival. Band members, from left, are Dave Poarch of Newberg, and Joel Kiff, Dave Sumner and Rob Higgins, all of McMinnville.

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County to work on fire district ballot measure

Yamhill County Commissioners on Thursday agreed to begin working on a ballot measure to consolidate the McMinnville Rural Fire District with the McMinnville Fire Department, to save the districts from ...

Mac School board to meet Sept. 12

The McMinnville School Board will discuss district goals for the year when they meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the district office. The public session also will be available via Zoom; go to the website, msd.k12.or.us, ...

Fire redistricting survey available

A survey on the fire redistricting question is available through city website, mcminnvilleoregon.org/fire, under the tab “How We’re Planning For Our Community’s Fire and Emergency ...

Kirby Neumann-Rea##McMinnville Fire paramedics Israel Pintor, left, and Travis Brenneman examine a defibrillator as they do an equipment checklist inside one of the department ambulances. Increased staffing and upgraded equipment would be among the impacts of the proposed fire district merger.

Positive responses shown for fire merger proposal

“Red dot” parts of town have McMinnville Fire Chief Rich Leipfert worried. He said as much Tuesday at a public information meeting held at Kent Taylor Civic Center attended by 50 people ...

Along the Street: Cruising event awards grants to nonprofits

Cruising McMinnville distributed some of its proceeds to five local charitable organizations chosen by the volunteers who helped with the Aug. 27 car show and cruising event. The volunteers chose Juliette’s ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Karley Herrick Jones, who graduated from McMinnville High School,plays the piano in the choir room at her alma mater, where she now teaches.

New Mac High teachers return to their alma mater

For Karley (Herrick) Jones, Dan Huwaldt and a few other new McMinnville High School teachers, starting the school year is like coming home. It hasn’t been long since they were students at ...

Vintage team hosts Portland base ball club Saturday

The weather will be hot but the boys of the local club promise brisk action in the annual Vintage Base Ball game, to be played at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 10. Events begin at 1 p.m. as the Yamhill County ...

Blazers to host event in Mac

The Portland Trail Blazers and Moda Health will host the basketball team’s eighth-annual Rip City Rally from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at Damian Lillard Toyota, 3142 N.E. Doran Drive, ...

Constitution Day to be marked by bells

Daughters of the American Revolution, Yamhill Chapter, will host a Constitution Day celebration at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, beside the Ben Franklin statue at Third and Davis streets in McMinnville. DAR ...

Marcus Larson/For the News-Register##Grizzly back Austin Rapp scored twice Friday night, including this 54-yard tear, despite an opponent grabbing his face mask. McMinnville declined the third-quarter penalty.

Hawaii visitors hold on for defeat of Grizzlies

Victorious Hawaiian visitors’ “8-0-8” chant and McMinnville football coach’s post-game words were like echoes Friday night at Wortman Stadium. “Eight more to go,” said ...

Jake Volz/Eagle Eye Droneography##An aerial photo shows Riverbend Landfill rising above the South Yamhill River. A leachate pond constructed between the landfill and the river is intended to capture and store toxic runoff, which is later trucked offsite.

DEQ says landfill failure unlikely

Officials from the Department of Environmental Quality said they believe Riverbend Landfill is unlikely to suffer a catastrophic failure, its seismic engineering is sufficient, and that monitoring of groundwater ...

Unauthorized holiday stay trips up application for Mac vacation rental

A McMinnville property was in the final steps of obtaining a short-term rental permit from the city planning department when neighbors reported the house was already being rented out. Property owner Emily ...

Vehicle fired upon, suspect taken into custody

A Salem man was arrested Friday morning after he allegedly fired a gun at an adult male and female as they were driving away from a convenience store. He was identified as Andre Baraka Mushombe, 22, and ...