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Hometown Product Greene Returns For 9th Annual Food Bank Fundraiser

A hometown product returns to McMinnville for the ninth straight year Saturday to raise funds for the Warren County Emergency Food Bank. Chip Greene and Friends has raised as much as $10,000 for the Food Bank with the annual concert. Food Bank Director Helen Owens said the facility needs more support now than ever. She said over the last few, ... Read More »

24th Ron Hillis Toy Drive Collecting Toys For Kids Friday

The Ron Hillis Memorial Toy Drive will be collecting toys Friday, the 24th time the event has asked the community for help. The Central Baptist Association and McMinnville motorcyclists team up for the event. Central Baptist Association Director of Missions Jim Ramsey said the event has supplied toys to some 450 children in each of the last two years. “For ... Read More »

Kids Of The Community Christmas Party Dec 16 Gives Gifts To Kids In Need

Kids of the Community will host their annual Christmas party on December 16 where children and their families will enjoy a meal and receive gifts from sponsors. Kids of the Community Program Director Megan Marttala said the party is the only opportunity for many of the children invited to receive any presents this holiday season. Marttala said the kids will ... Read More »

Warren County’s New Gym Floor Gives A Nod To Community

Warren County High School has given its gym floor a face-lift to keep athletes safe and represent the entire Warren County community. Assistant Principal Anthony Lippe said the new design features a map of Warren County. Lippe said peeling and cracking in the floor made the project a safety priority. “The kids are excited about it, the coaches love it, ... Read More »

Wonderland Of Trees Event To Benefit Warren Hospice Patients

Caring Hearts United will hold its 13th annual Wonderland of Trees this week to provide hospice patients with much-needed items. Co-founder Dianne Sneed said this event is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Warren County-based group. Organizations, churches, and individuals are invited to bring decorated trees and other Christmas decor to be set up and auctioned off. “You’ve ... Read More »

“Ghost Of Christmas Past” Tour Shares McMinnville Past Stories Saturday

McMinnville residents can enjoy stories of Christmases past Saturday. County Historian Jimmy Haley said the guided walking tour will focus on Main Street in the 1960s. Haley said the tour will highlight historic buildings and citizens to paint a picture of what McMinnville was like in Christmas of yesteryear. “I just thought it would be a nice thing to kind ... Read More »

Bids Slightly Over Expectation For Warren Senior Center Roof Project

Bids to replace parts of the roof at the Three Star Mall for a new Warren County Senior Center came in slightly over budget. Warren County Executive Terry Bell said the bid came in at $452,000. Bell said while that number is some $50,000 higher than expected, it is well within the range set by the county budget. “Right now, ... Read More »

McNeilus Steel To Expand With New Warren County Facility

A steel manufacturing company will expand its operations into Warren County creating some 50 new jobs. The state announced Tuesday that McNeilus Steel will spend some $23 million to expand to Morrison. The new facility will open on East Maple Street. McNeilus Steel General Manager Zachary Ernst said that the company has been providing steel products around the country for ... Read More »

McMinnville Appreciation Day Thursday Offers Free Lunch For Community

McMinnville residents can enjoy a free lunch on Thursday as the city celebrates Community Appreciation Day. City Stormwater Manager Lyndon Bussell says that the city has talked about hosting this event for some time. Bussell said community members have joined forces and now is the right time. “Here in McMinnville, we have a very close-knit community that help each other ... Read More »

Warren Schools Moving Forward With Updated 5-Year Maintenance Plan

The Warren County Schools ready to tackle maintenance issues across the system, after the school board updated the five-year strategic plan. Director of Schools Grant Swallows said the board adjusts the plan every year to account for the various needs of its 12 schools. Like so many school systems, Warren County used COVID money to take care of many maintenance ... Read More »