McMinnville women's choir goes online

The McMinnville Women’s Choir, which is open to all women singers, will hold rehearsals online this fall. Director Betty Busch and accompanist Bethany Lee will lead Zoom rehearsals. Choir members ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##WildCat Sanctuary keeper Kira Abramovitc works with the big takes taking refuge at a farm near McMinnville on Thursday.

Mac farm helps lions, tigers that barely escaped fire

Tigers snarled and lions roared upon arrival at McPhillips Farms southwest of McMinnville, where they took shelter last week from forest fires burning east of Salem. The big cats and more than 70 other ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##McMinnville mayor candidate Heidi Parker, left, and current Mayor Scott Hill answer questions posed by moderator Victoria Keister during a GOP forum at the American Legion hall.

McMinnville candidates for mayor make their case in forums

McMinnville Mayor Scott Hill and challenger Heidi Parker described two different visions of city leadership at recent candidate forums organized by Yamhill County Republican Women and the McMinnville Lions ...

How bad has the air been in McMinnville? No way to know

Just stepping outdoors in recent days has reminded McMinnville City Councilor Sal Peralta why Yamhill County, and McMinnville in particular, needs an Air Quality Index monitoring station. Smoke-filled ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Patton Middle School teachers Michelle Harris and David Ledi discuss plans for teaching with Google Classrooms.

McMinnville teachers prepare for new kind of school year

UPDATED: McMinnville School District announced Sunday afternoon, Sept. 13, that school would not start until Tuesday due to the continuing poor air quality caused by wildfire smoke. - - - - - - Patton ...

Riverbend Landfill file photo 2020

Waste Management files notice of intent to appeal Riverbend Landfill ruling

Waste Management Inc., owner of Riverbend Landfill, has filed a notice of intent to appeal the county’s recent vote against the 29-acre expansion of the landfill on the South Yamhill River outside ...

Public school starts Monday in Mac

School will be in full swing — virtually, in most cases — starting Monday, Sept. 14. Some small private schools will welcome students part time in person, but public schools will use ...

Submitted photo##Yamhill County native Mark Cushing.

Stopping By: Writers shaped by McMinnville

McMinnville is a character in new books by two people who grew up in Yamhill County — New York Times reporter and longtime journalist Jim Tankersley, and attorney Mark Cushing, whose practice specializes ...

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Burglar draws jail term

A judge sentenced a 40-year-old McMinnville man to 30 days in the Yamhill County Jail for his role in a crime spree in which churches and other businesses, including an auto dealership, were burglarized ...

Business grants applications available after slight delay

Applications are open after a short delay for a grant program for small businesses in McMinnville affected by COVID-19 shutdowns. The program will distribute $200,000 in emergency business assistance ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Teachers Sandra Stevens and Terra Potter push students on swings on the playground at Care for Kids child care center in McMinnville.

Business as Unusual: Child care getting back in the swing of things

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Sandy Stevenson noticed an intriguing trend among the children enrolled in her Care for Kids Childcare Center. While playing pretend and imagining creative ...

A half-hour from McMinnville in the Coast Range, Haskins Creek Reservoir is the smaller of two sources of water for the city of McMinnville.

McMinnville Water & Light seeks 3% rate increase

McMinnville Water & Light will hold a Sept. 15 hearing on a proposed 3% water rate increase. The utility is proposing a usage rate increase of 2.4% and a meter charge increase that raises the total ...

2014 file photo of Recology bins.

Recology rate hike OKed

Residential customers will see a slight hike in their bills for garbage removal and recycling starting Sept. 1 after the McMinnville City Council approved a 2.9% rate increase for Recology Western Oregon ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##A Gallery Theater outside production in August.

Gallery Theater continues outdoor Thursday performances in McMinnville

After three successful, live outdoor performances, Gallery Theater plans two more: “Tea for Three,” a play about first ladies Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford, on Thursday, ...

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