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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

City updates nuisance codes

A revision of McMinnville’s nuisance codes last week included one that enables city officials to put a lien on the property if code violations remain unaddressed. “However, the lien would ...

Linfield welcomes largest entering class in years

Linfield College is expecting 532 new students to start classes later this month, the largest entering class in many years — and a result of comprehensive recruitment efforts involving everyone at ...

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Gerardo Ochoa, who s in charge of the First Gen program, hands a
bracelet to Addison Grimm of Richfield, Washington, during an
orientation event Friday. Grimm plans to study nursing.

First Gen students arrive at Linfield

About half of Linfield College’s new group of first-generation college students arrived on the McMinnville campus Friday to participate in pre-orientation activities. While the school has always ...

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