Events to mark Memorial Day

Yamhill Valley residents will mark Memorial Day with numerous ceremonies and special events Monday. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day. It was first celebrated in 1868 as a way of honoring ...

Car takes out utility pole

A McMinnville man who apparently fell asleep at the wheel crashed his car into a utility pole early Sunday on Southeast Davis Street, near its intersection with Aletha Way. Luis A. Osornio-Salinas, 20, ...

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Henderson House unveils new kids play patio

The children convinced them, said Rachel Karl. Karl remembered how she and the other members of the McMinnville Chamber’s MAC Leadership Team were searching for a service project last fall. Members ...

MDA launches ambitious tourism campaign

McMinnville may have lost the cover story in Parade Magazine’s America’s Best Main Street contest to Collierville, Tennessee, but tourism advocates say just making the final round created a ...

Farmers Market Celebrates 15 Years

Yamhill County farmers say they’re ready with fresh produce for Thursday’s opening of the McMinnville Downtown Association’s Farmers Market. Actually, they were ready a few weeks ago, ...

Council learns about affordable housing

As the McMinnville City Council gathers additional information about the city’s homeless problem, it asked Elise Hui, director of Housing Authority of Yamhill County, to address the subject at its ...

Commission to make parking decision

The McMinnville Planning Commission will issue a final decision Thursday on the request for a reduction in the parking space requirement at an apartment complex proposed at 433 NE 17th St. It also plans ...

Pool offers swimming lessons

Registration is now underway at the McMinnville Aquatic Center for summer swimming lessons. Morning and evening lessons will start the week of June 15. The Learn to Swim Program offers a variety of instructional ...

Chemeketa meeting Wednesday

SALEM — The Chemeketa Community College Board is slated to meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Building 2, on the college’s main campus in Salem. The agenda includes a public hearing on its proposed ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Aliens walked the streets of McMinnville on Saturday during the annual UFO Festival. This year’s event drew more vendors and visitors
than ever before to downtown McMinnville. The 16th annual UFO Festival celebrates the 1950 photographs published in the precursor to the News-Register that many claim is among the most credible photos of UFOs.

 
UFO fest out of this world

McMinnville’s downtown simmered with excitement most of the weekend, peaking Saturday afternoon, as the 16th annual UFO Festival made contact with planet Earth.  The landing party Friday night ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Lynn Crowell’s charming mixture of herbs,
vegetables, flowers and fruiting shrubs made her yard a winner with the McMinnville Garden Club. She designed her McMinnville property to be beautiful, productive, edible and easy to maintain, with raised beds set in gravel paths.

Yard of the Month: A little of everything, and a lot of charm

Flowers, herbs and vegetables snuggle together comfortably in Lynn Crowell’s yard in Southwest McMinnville. The effect is so charming the McMinnville Garden Club awarded her its Yard of the Month ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Parents escort students home from Grandhaven Elementary School Wednesday afternoon after a
threatening phone call brought police to the building.

School back to normal after death threat

Grandhaven Elementary School operated as usual Thursday, after a phone threat to “kill lots of kids” brought McMinnville police out in force Wednesday afternoon.

Rockne Roll/News-Register##McMenamin’s Hotel Oregon decorated its window
for the upcoming UFO Festival.

Aliens to parade through Mac on Saturday

Aliens of all varieties, from little green creatures to elegant Klingons, will parade through McMinnville during the annual UFO Festival costume parade. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. from the east end ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Owner of the newly opened 1882 Grille, Dustin Wyant, helps serve food to
customers during a busy opening day.

KAOS opens rooftop restaurant

For about a week, the crew at the 1882 Grille, atop the new KAOS building in downtown McMinnville, has been rehearsing. It has been running drinks, burgers and pizza out to invitation-only, soft-opening ...

Arsonist ruled insane

Ralph Helmken told McMinnville police he didn’t like the staff at the apartment complex where he was residing, so he set his unit on fire. The 50-year-old Helmken pleaded guilty but for insanity ...

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