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McMinnville Women s Choir director Betty Busch leads the group in performing an opening song at a Friday night vigil at McMinnville City Hall in opposition to federal immigration policies.

Vigil protests federal immigration policies

Joel Geier will never forget the face of a refugee who emerged from the federal prison in Sheridan last summer. “I was expecting to meet a young man who was being released, but this guy came out ...

Tickets on sale for September air show

The Oregon International Air Show moves from Hillsboro to the McMinn-ville Municipal Airport this year, and tickets are on sale for the Friday to Sunday, Sept. 20 to 22, event. General admission tickets ...

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Dave the Turkey struts across the Turkey Rama main stage Friday night.
The big bird was pardoned by Mayor Scott Hill for the second year in a row.

Town struts its stuff

An almost 60-year tradition of a turkey-themed festivity in the middle of July may seem odd to an out-of-towner. But locals don’t bat an eye at the peculiarity of it. Turkey Rama is just what happens ...

Museum celebrates moon landing anniversary

Celebrating the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum unveiled last weekend “The Greatest Adventure,” an art series commemorating the mission along with historical ...

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Students at the Patton Middle School science camp watch as wooden towers
get slammed with a tsunami of water in a test tank. The goal is to keep
a golf ball, representing people, safe from drowning.

Students put model buildings to the wave test

Summer school science class looks at tsunamis

Planning commission to decide on floating zones

The McMinnville Planning Commission is scheduled to make a formal recommendation at its 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, meeting on whether or not to allow housing in the city’s industrial zone. Commissioners ...

Lawmaker shares his view from the center

Ron Noble found himself in the center of a storm over the last five months. The winds raged all around him during the 2019 legislative session. Yet, Noble, the state representative whose House District ...

Ombudsman volunteer training in September

Yamhill County has 30 state-licensed long-term care facilities, but only five ombudsmen. Program directors hope to increase that number with an upcoming volunteer training program in McMinnville this September. “Ideally, ...

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Vietnam-era Marines pilot Larry Wood, a member of the Oregon Aviation Hall of Honor, talks about flying the A-4 in the violent skies during the war. Today, Wood is a docent at the Evergreen Air and Space Museum.

Vietnam vets share living history at the museum

Near the aircraft they flew, pilots tell their stories

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Cleanup begins at Pam Hermens  house, which was ruined in a Sunday blaze. Firefighters said an alarm system notified them of the fire, which started in the garade area.

Community responds when fire destroys home

Mac woman loses home and business to fire

Cascade Steel workers may strike

Cascade Steel Rolling Mills union members have voted to authorize a strike if they don’t have an acceptable contract offer by Aug. 1, according to a report in the NW Labor Press. Union representatives ...

Along the Street: Downtown doughnuts

Mac Daddy Donuts will celebrate its move to a downtown storefront with a ribbon cutting at noon today, July 12, in its new location, 709 N.E. Third Street, next to Thai Country. Chris and Niki Durig have ...

Residents split on building vs. maintaining recreational facilities

Results of survey will be part of council’s discussion of master plan

Open house set for Old Sheridan Road project

An open house providing information on improvements to S.W. Old Sheridan Road will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, in the McMinnville Civic Hall, 200 N.E. Second St. Old Sheridan Road ...

Vigil to be held on immigration issues

A vigil to draw attention to asylum seekers and other immigrants in federal detention centers will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 12, at McMinnville City Hall, 230 N.E. Second St. Similar vigils ...

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