Water & Light holds multiple closed sessions

The McMinnville Water & Light board of commissioners met in executive session — closed to the public — on six separate matters Tuesday night. Four of the closed-to-the-public sessions ...

Third Street access slightly restricted Aug. 27

Officials at Visit McMinnville will be shooting photos and videos for tourism promotion between 8:30 and 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, on Third Street between Cowls and Davis streets. There will be assistants ...

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McMinnville Planning Director Heather Richards and Senior Planner Tom Schauer expressed McMinnville s housing needs through 2041 with a series of jars filled with jelly beans. Each jar represents a time period, and each bean in the jar represents a new home that will be needed during that period. Richards and Schauer made their presentation during a joint meeting between the McMinnville City Council and Yamhill County Board of Commissioners Aug. 21. During a break, County Commissioner Casey Kulla talked with constituent Marcie Rosenzweig.

McMinnville's housing problems amount to a hill of beans

McMinnville Planning Director Heather Richards brought 8,269 jelly beans to a joint meeting of the city council and county commissioner Aug. 21. Not approximately 8,269 jelly beans — precisely 8,269 ...

Tax assessor's office reviewing deferral programs

Yamhill County Tax Assessor Derrick Wharff told county commissioners Tuesday his staff has spent much of the past year and a half developing improved tools for conducting field appraisals and reviewing ...

Willamina council hones in on water projects

WILLAMINA — A capital improvement plan for Willamina’s sewer, stormwater and water systems was approved at this month’s city council meeting. City Manager Kenna West said in her report ...

Cruising McMinnville will fill downtown streets

Third Street will be filled with vehicles Saturday -- first for a car show, then for a see-and-be-seen cruising event, which will encompass Second and Fifth streets, as well. The Cruising McMinnville ...

County to settle with former Public Works director

Although commissioners did not discuss the issue either Tuesday or Thursday, the county is settling a lawsuit with its former public works director, John Phelan, for $45,000. After remaining silent on ...

Free citizenship classes held at Chemeketa

Free citizenship classes for legal permanent residents eligible to become naturalized U.S. citizens run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 30 to Nov. 13, at Chemeketa Community College’s ...

Council to hear report on bridge

The McMinnville City Council will hear a presentation at its meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, about construction of the South Yamhill River Bridge in McMinnville.Valerie Greenway, project manager from ...

Open mic jam planned at American Legion

The band Laymans Terms will perform during an open mic jam from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at the American Legion, 126 N.E. Atlantic St. Sign ups for the open mic begin at 5 p.m. “Building a ...

Teen pleads guilty to arson, manslaughter charges

Jacob Brooks, a participant in the June 2018 fire that resulted in the death of a rural Willamina resident, pleaded guilty to one count each of first-degree manslaughter and first-degree arson in Yamhill ...

Starla Pointer / News-Register##School board members and administrators admire the new McMinnville High School gym from the walking track that circles the facility at second-floor level.

MHS students will have new classrooms, gym

McMinnville High School students will gather for assemblies, as well as games, this year in a new gymnasium. The facility, which includes an auxiliary gym and walking track as well as a wrestling room ...

Needle exchange program to start this month

Yamhill County took another step toward controlling used needles on Thursday. Commissioners approved accepting funding from the county’s Coordinated Care Organization for a needle exchange program. ...

Water & Light to hold rate increase hearing in September

The McMinnville Water & Light Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding changes to all water rates and charges on September 17, at 5:30 p.m. at the McMinnville Water & Light Office, 855 ...

McMinnville school food program wins state challenge

McMinnville’s school nutrition program was named top winner, along with Corvallis School District, in the Oregon Department of Education’s Child Nutrition Program’s 2018 Farm to Summer ...

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