Cruising event wheels into Mac this weekend

Teens from McMinnville and surrounding cities once filled Third Street on Friday and Saturday nights, cruising to see and be seen. Driving slowly through downtown McMinnville will return Saturday, ...

Council to vote on long-term projects

Several major long-term projects will be discussed Tuesday at Kent Taylor Civic Hall when McMinnville City Council meets for a work session with the urban renewal committee, followed by its regular meeting. The ...

Ambulance calls hit new record, district reports

McMinnville Fire District ambulances had a busy start to the year, racking up the most calls in a single month in the history of city fire service. “January was the largest billable call month in ...

Dancing Our Prayers event planned March 2

Dancing Our Prayers, teams of Native teens who travel locally, regionally and nationally sharing their culture, spirituality, and way of life, will present dance drama and testimony in a 6:30 p.m. event ...

City departments report on challenges of maintaining parks, facilities amid camping and vandalism

Parks and facilities in the city of McMinnville gained renewed focus last week as department heads reported a variety of challenging trends and developments, including: - Staff has seen a 72% increase ...

City revisiting campaign finance rules

McMinnville City Council agreed last week to take another look at a campaign finance disclosure ordinance passed in 2020, due to redundancy and stress on city staff. During a work session requested by ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Trailers and tents are now common sights at encampments such as this one on McDaniel Lane, across from the state Department of Motor Vehicles office. Camping has increased in the area, as well as other locations around town since Marsh Lane temporarily closed to vehicles.

Camping sites spread; enforcement challenged as PD liaison goes on medical leave

As homeless camping issues take center stage for McMinnville City Council, enforcement of its policies could dip following the loss of homeless liaison Officer Tim Heidt due to medical reasons. “Officer ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Trailers and tents are now common sights at encampments such as this one on McDaniel Lane, across from the state Department of Motor Vehicles office. Camping has increased in the area, as well as other locations around town since Marsh Lane temporarily closed to vehicles.

Departments, councilors weigh in on ideas regarding the unhoused and their impacts

School safe zones, banning open fires and changing definitions related to campsites were three potential steps discussed during a comprehensive McMinnville City Council work session on prohibited camping ...

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Planning underway for July 4th fireworks celebrations in Dayton, Mac

Committees in both Dayton and McMinnville are working toward the launch of new Fourth of July fireworks shows, with one eyeing this year and the other planning for 2025. In Dayton, a city committee started ...

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McMinnville author to debut new novel, "Water"

McMinnville writer Linda Kuhlmann, author of the “Koenig’s Triple Crown” books and other novels, will debut her newest novel on Sunday, Feb. 25. She will read from “Water,” ...

Johnson ‘pauses’ search for new athletic director

Linfield University interim President Becky Johnson announced Monday that the school’s search for a new athletic director has been paused, but a new hire is still expected by the spring. “I’ve ...

Economic panel points to need for smaller properties

McMinnville needs small tracts of land for commercial development and a city committee began brainstorming ways to “unlock” some property. The McMinnville Economic Vitality Leadership Council ...

Mac council plans session to discuss fire ban, safe zones

Prohibited camping issues will take center stage Wednesday at an interdepartmental city council work session proposed by Mayor Remy Drabkin. Representatives from the community development, police, city ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##Fon Khunsamart and her youngest son, Asher, show off the new Baker Street Cafe at 205 S.E. Baker St., McMinnville. A native of Thailand, Khunsamart offers several Thai entrees. Her husband, Thomas Gilstrap, bakes pastries such as brownies, big cookies, cinnamon rolls and a variety of Danishes.

Inspired by family

Fon Khunsamart and her husband, Thomas Gilstrap, owners of the newly opened Baker Street Cafe in McMinnville, have three sons, Aiden, 10; Ares, 8; and Asher, 4, who claims to be the “big boss.” The ...

McMinnville library hosts authors fair Saturday

About two dozen other local authors will show and talk about their books during the McMinnville Public Library’s first Authors Day on Saturday, Feb. 24. Admission is free. Representatives of the ...

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