Rusty Rae/News-Register##Wick and Nat Roth celebrate their 75th anniversary at a party in Brookdale McMinnville Town Center, where they live. Fellow residents and old friends from when the Roths lived in McMinnville in the 1980s attended the event Monday.

Diamond Days: Wick and Nat Roth mark 75 years as best friends

Wick and Nat Roth are best friends who’ve done just about everything together for the last 75 years. Valentine’s Day has long been a special day for the Roths. Married since Feb. 12, 1949, ...

Police find drugs, bomb materials in home search

A Thursday, Feb. 8, knock on the door led to a visit by the Oregon State Police bomb squad and seizure of drugs and bomb-making materials. McMinnville police are investigating what officers found after ...

Diversity, inclusion assessment of city programs kicks off

A Diversity, Equity and Inclusion assessment of all city of McMinnville programs, policies and services is kicking off, with the first meeting between the consultant and advisory committee last week. The ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Tiffanie Willis, associate planner, helps customer Jean Fulton of Yamhill in the Yamhill County Planning and Development Department’s new quarters in the Oregon Mutual Insurance building at Northeast Fifth and Baker streets. OMI had extra room since many of its employees are now working remotely; the planning department needed more space.

County Planning moves into OMI

The Yamhill County Planning Department has finally landed in its long-term new home in the Oregon Mutual Insurance building, after months of dealing with temporary quarters and uncertainty. Last July, ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Sylla McClellan and her staff at Third Street Books are marking her 20th year of ownership. McClellan said the shop prides itself on being a community bookstore with something for every customer.

Third Street Books celebrates 20th anniversary with weekend events

Third Street Books proprietor Sylla McClellan always wanted to run her own book shop. Now she’s marking 20 years of doing just that. The shop at 320 N.E. Third St., McMinnville, will have a 20th ...

Mac High robotics teams qualify for state

Both McMinnville High School robotics teams qualified Feb. 4 for the Oregon state FIRST Robotics championship tournament, which will be held March 9-10. Coach Dave Clauson said teams Ursa Mechanica and ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Brad Asher, who runs the House of Brassi’s food truck with fiancée Kassi Irwin, adds ricotta to a pizza before cooking it in the wood-fired oven. The “Forest Floor” pizza also includes spinach, sorrel, local mushrooms, béchamel and mozzarella.

Inspired by the NW and beyond

House of Brassi’s, a new food truck located in a pod at the Mac Plaza, 500 S.E. Adams St., McMinnville, offers Italian-inspired Northwest food and more.“We’re traveled a bit, and we want ...

Urban renewal fund on upward swing

A decade in, McMinnville’s Urban Renewal District is trending in the right direction with property tax revenues topping $600,000 and major projects underway. The district’s advisory committee ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Solid Form workers, from left, Ethan Parlette and Charlie Lewis and owner Keath Paolo guide the new steampunk grain thresher art into place on Alpine Avenue near Eighth Street Thursday morning. A crane was used to lift into place the heavy steel piece, created by Solid Form fabrication.

Steampunk sculpture

Historic elements used in ‘grain sorter’ art installed on Alpine

City, county to partner on behavioral health services

The city of McMinnville is hoping to enlist Yamhill County Behavioral Health to assist with education and enforcement efforts for those experiencing mental health or addiction crises. McMinnville City ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Tara Quincy, First Federal vice president and branch manager, hands an award to April Rodriguez, a McMinnville High School junior who was one of the top stock investors in her economics class. She and Amos McKee chose stocks with values that went up dramatically.

Mac High students learn by playing the markets

Back in September, McMinnville High School teacher Francesca Morrison asked her students to choose stocks to buy with pretend money. The juniors in her Economics and Personal Finance class picked a variety ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Justin Horgan of McMinnville Water & Light operates a backhoe as boulder installation work begins on Marsh Lane. Concrete blocks are in place to prevent parking during the project. The street and sidewalk remain closed from Riverside Drive to the Water & Light offices through about March 1.

Boulder project begins along Marsh Lane

Work has begun on the installation of $12,000 worth of boulders between the street and sidewalk along Marsh Lane. The month-long McMinnville Water & Light project began with street closure and cleaning ...

Homeless task force wants improved communication

Ahead of a multi-departmental city work session on public camping rules later this month, the McMinnville Community Task Force submitted a letter to the city clarifying the efforts of the citizen-led group ...

City seeking nominations for awards

Do you know someone making a positive impact in McMinnville? Or a student who could lead the city? The city of McMinnville is currently accepting nominations for its annual community awards and submissions ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Fast action and entrances and exits are featured in the show “See How They Run” at Gallery Theater. Actors include Erica Fox, lying on the floor, and Steve Cox at left, Daric Moore in foreground, Katrina Godderz in background, and Amanda Westphal on right.

Humor in hard times: Gallery to open farce 'See How They Run'

Gallery Theater will present “See How They Run,” a farce set in England during World War II, Friday, Feb. 9, through Sunday, March 3. Shows will start at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and ...

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