Mac council to create homelessness committee

After spending six months listening to presentations and gathering information, the McMinnville City Council has decided to create a special committee to develop some action recommendations on the issues ...

Forum slated on Alpine Avenue

The city of McMinnville will host a forum on proposed improvements to Alpine Avenue at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Civic Hall. Much of Alpine currently lacks pavement and sidewalks, and the city is proposing to ...

Visit McMinnville names executive director

Visit McMinnville, the city’s new tourism promotion agency, has hired Jeff Knapp to serve as its first executive director.  Knapp worked at Sokol Blosser, where he has served as its director ...

Robbery suspect nabbed at casino

GRAND RONDE — A suspect in the Sept. 15 robbery of the First Tech Credit Union in Wilsonville was taken into custody Wednesday night at Spirit Mountain Casino. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s ...

Mac school board to hold work session

The McMinnville School Board will meet for a work session at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28. The public meeting will be held in the district office, 1500 N.E. Baker St. The board will hear reports on Smarter ...

Carlton pool house committee to meet

CARLTON — The Pool Project Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Carlton City Hall.  Members will discuss the status of the pool house project and fundraising efforts. ...

Yamhill firefighters host barbecue

YAMHILL — Yamhill Fire Protection District volunteers are slated to host a barbecue from 5:30 to 8 this evening to thank the community for its continued support. An Oregon Lifeguard helicopter will ...

 
Plane Pull for Special Olympics

Members of the McMinnville Fire Department lean into it as they try to pull a 37,000-pound airplane 50 feet. The event was held to raise money for Special Olympics.

Charter school report on Amity agenda

AMITY — The Amity School Board will receive a report on the Eola Hills Charter School when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the district office. For information, call the district at 503-835-2171.  

Case made for homeless shelter expansion

In a packed Civic Hall, supporters of the Yamhill County Gospel Rescue Mission — and neighbors who oppose its expansion — faced off Thursday night before the McMinnville Planning Commission. The ...

City, residents talk about Carlton water

CARLTON — Residents discussed ongoing water use restrictions, reservoir dredging needs and replacement of city water lines at a town hall meeting Wednesday night. The meeting, the first in what ...

Prison term meted in DUII crash

Matthew Cannard was driving under the influence of intoxicants two years ago when he ran a red light and slammed his 2007 Toyota Camny into a 1992 Buick Riviera just outside Corvallis on Highway 20, critically ...

Fox to dedicate Roberts Center

NEWBERG — George Fox University is planning to rededicate its Villa Academic Complex as Roberts Center, in honor of Professor Arthur Roberts and his wife, Fern. The ceremony is set for 4:30 to 5:30 ...

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Local directors and sponsors chat away during the 2014 McMinnville Short Film Festival reception at Chemeketa.

Mac Film Festival announces lineup

The McMinnville Short Film Festival is preparing for its fifth edition this fall. It will feature a full day of screenings and round-table discussions, along with a presentation by Oscar- and Emmy-winning ...

Pianist to give master class

Natalya Antonova, a professor at the Eastman School of Music, will present an all-Chopin recital on Friday, Sept. 25. The free program will start at 7:30 p.m. in Melrose Hall. Antonova also will lead ...