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, ...

Make Music McMinnville will fill the town with tunes

The annual Make Music McMinnville will fill the town with tunes on Friday, June 21. Listening and participating is free. The event will feature music at 14 venues this year, including several downtown ...

Tool library seeks input

McMinnville Tool Library organizers are asking community members to complete a survey about their needs and desires. The anonymous survey can be accessed at the website, mactoollibrary.org. It is available ...

Kirby Neumann-Rea/News-Register##Al Whitaker, center, toasts 3rd Street Pizza and those who are working on the reconstruction, including, right, Eric Wolff, and left, Karl and Max Wolff of WORX Construction. Whitaker and his wife, Megan, who own the pizza shop and theater, hosted a traditional German Richtfest, or roof raising party, for workers on Saturday, complete with a tree hanging from the ceiling.

3rd Street Pizza owners find silver linings

It looked a bit like Christmas on Saturday as Al and Megan Whitaker hosted a Richtfest, or traditional German roof raising party, to celebrate progress on their 3rd Street Pizza/Moonlight Theater restoration. WORX ...

Sewer upgrade to start in southeast Mac

Construction work is beginning on a $1.8 million sewer rehabilitation project in southeast McMinnville. The Chandlers Addition Basin Sanitary Sewer Project will repair 5,300 feet of sewer pipelines ...

Police: Man arrested twice in a day after firing at parking

A McMinnville man was arrested Saturday evening for allegedly firing a hand gun into the ground and into an unoccupied, parked vehicle in the area of Cowls and Washington streets, near First Baptist Church. Dispatch ...

Fire district committee finalizes 2024-25 budget

The McMinnville Fire District budget committee finalized details of its 2024-25 fiscal budget of $22.9 million last week and will officially approve it at a meeting later this month. The balanced budget ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##The St. Barnabas sanctuary dates from 1964, when the building went up at 822 S.W. Second St. in McMinnville. It replaced the original church at Fifth and Davis streets downtown.

Stopping By: Generous of spirit

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church marks 150 years, with special services planned June 15-16

City, Mac school district to discuss after-school care

McMinnville City Council will meet with members of the McMinnville School Board Monday in a joint work session to continue a discussion about the future of after-school day care. Funding for after-school ...

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Plans move ahead for former Ultimate RB site

The city of McMinnville is moving forward with plans to redevelop the former Ultimate RB site off Alpine Avenue, though not as fast as some members of the urban renewal committee would like. City staff ...

Mayor and three council posts are up for election

Three McMinnville City Council positions are up for re-election, along with Mayor Remy Drabkin and at least half of the races will be contested in the November election. The terms of councilors Chris ...

Stormwater fee proposal winds way toward council

With recommendations for a new stormwater utility mostly in place, the committee in charge of the project turned its attention to McMinnville’s wastewater system at its latest meeting, with a tour ...

Council discusses development fee increases, budget

In a busy and broad meeting Tuesday, McMinnville City Council discussed budget actions, zoning decisions and a revamp of fees for developers. Much of the meeting was spent discussing an overhaul of city ...

No teacher contract reached as negotiations reach summer impasse

McMinnville School District and the McMinnville Education Association, or McEA, will continue contract negotiations when school resumes in September, personnel director Steffanie Frost told the school ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Cheering Saturday as the final graduates’ names are announced are McMinnville High graduates, from left: Aiden Whitt, Emilia Salgado, Lillian Strong, Christopher Perez, Heidi Nava Serrano, Hailey Ann Moore and Joslyn McCrady.

Graduating seniors, joyful and tearful, are celebrated at McMinnville High School

The crowd of about 5,000 relatives and friends murmured a collective “awww” Friday night as Lexi Del Reyo, one of McMinnville High School’s commencement speakers, choked up while describing ...

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