Superintendent Maryalice Russell announced the honor Tuesday morning at a high school staff meeting. Olsen’s wife, Susan, joined co-workers and other supporters at the announcement ceremony. Mac High cheerleaders waved pompoms and trumpets played a fanfare.

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Saturday May 2nd, 9:30 – 11AM

LOOKING BEYOND GLUTEN FREE Is it enough? What’s next? Join Nancy Ludwig, RD: Discussing: was going gluten free a big improvement, but not the whole solution? Can other foods be the problem? Learn about eliminations diets, food allergies and sensitivities to find an approach that works for you. Fireplace Room, First Baptist Church, 125 SE Cowls Street. Contact Susan Chambers 503.435.9952.


Yamhill County Youth Opportunity Program Wine and Cheese Tasting

4-6pm Friday, May 1

YOOP - Yamhill County Youth Opportunity Program invites your to their Wine and Cheese Tasting. McMinnville Mercantile - Eola Hills Cellars Tasting Room. 448 Third Street, Purchases available - Profits and sale donations to YOOP. RSVP: 503-883-9768


Top Stories

Horse shot and killed in rural Yamhill County

A dead horse that had been shot was found Wednesday by Yamhill County Sheriff's Office woods patrol deputies near the southwest end of Bald Mountain near Gilbert Creek Road. The rural ...

Oregon U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall resigns

PORTLAND - U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall of McMinnville has resigned six weeks after temporarily stepping away from her duties for health reasons. Gerri Badden, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office, ...

Sheridan man arrested in stabbing incident

SHERIDAN - A Sheridan man was arrested Friday morning on charges alleging he stabbed a male acquaintance. The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office identified the suspect as Danial Alan Neal, 34. He was charged ...

Roseburg district turns to New Mexico educator; Y-C's Cline was a finalist

UPDATE / Friday, 7:45 p.m.: ROSEBURG - The Roseburg School Board on Friday selected Gerry Washburn, superintendent of the Los Aalmos Public Schools in Los Almos, New Mexico, as its next superintendent, ...

Vintage Aircraft close to cutting deal with creditors

Evergreen Vintage Aircraft and its dominant creditor, Umpqua Bank, have informed the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Portland that they are nearing a mutually agreeable settlement. The company put up 15 historic ...

Mentors help new teachers settle in

When Amy Fast joined the McMinnville School District in 2001, she was one of three brand-new fifth-grade teachers at Columbus Elementary School. When she and her fellow newbies had questions, they turned ...

Kimura named outstanding young educator

Reid Kimura, a second-grade teacher at Columbus Elementary School, has been named McMinnville’s “Outstanding Young Educator.” He will be honored May 4 at the Distinguished Service Awards, ...

Fireworks display coming to Mac July 4

After an absence of several years, Fourth of July fireworks are back with a bang in McMinnville. The McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum to ...

Board adopts findings for landfill expansion

The Yamhill County commissioners formally adopted Thursday a set of findings supporting its 2-1 approval of Riverbend Landfill’s expansion for continued use. As before, Commissioners Stan Primozich ...

Students get into career spirit

Columbus Elementary School students are thinking about the future this week — the near future, when they’ll knuckle down to take state assessments, and a decade or two later, when they will ...

Along the Street: Prom dress exchange scheduled Saturday

Dayton’s FFA chapter and McMinnville’s Accessory Appeal shop are hosting a Prom Dress Exchange from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, to provide high school girls with free or discount formal ...

Services set for McMinnville attorney

McMinnville attorney Rachel Negra, who made her home in Newberg, died of undetermined causes Friday, April 17, at the age of 37. Negra was attending the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association’s ...

Tickets available for Distinguished Service Awards

Tickets are still available for McMinnville’s 60th Distinguished Service Awards banquet, slated for 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 4, in the McMinnville Grand Ballroom. They run $35 in advance or $40 at ...

Riteway Meat facing three formal beefs

Yamhill County District Attorney Brad Berry is still considering the possibility of bringing criminal charges against Jeff and Sharon Payne, owners of Dundee’s now-defunct Riteway Meat Co., over ...

Housing meeting draws full house

As the McMinnville City Council attempts to tackle homelessness as one of its goals for 2015, it invited a panel of guests to address the issues and affordable housing Wednesday. About 50 people were present ...

Limits up on paper, but not in practice

The state Department of Environmental Quality is proposing to issue Riverbend Landfill a new air quality permit allowing it to emit 303,300 tons of greenhouse gases per year, up from 107,000 under its ...

Yamhill Fire District seeks levy approval

YAMHILL — The Yamhill Fire District is seeking approval of a 10-year, $1.95 million local option levy in the May 19 election. The money would be used for capital projects, beginning with the 2015-16 ...

Play Review: Anne Frank

You’ll fall in love with Anne Frank (Anna Johnson, who could hardly be better in the role) in Gallery Theater’s production based on the diary she kept while hiding from the Nazis during World ...

All in Flavor: Y-C event shatters record

The 12th annual Flavors of Carlton, held Saturday at Ken Wright Cellars, proved a resounding success. It raised three times as much as any of its predecessors for Yamhill-Carlton Together Cares, which ...

American, Italian hostages killed in US drone strike

WASHINGTON - An American and an Italian held hostage by al-Qaida, as well as two Americans working with the terror group, were inadvertently killed by CIA drone strikes early this year, the government ...

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2015 Girls Basketball Athlete of the Year

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Grizzlies hold off Blazers rally to win 115-109, go up 3-0

PORTLAND — Stung by the loss of point guard Mike Conley, the Grizzlies gritted out their latest victory over the Trail Blazers.

Blazers G Damian Lillard says adversity part of the game

PORTLAND — Last season Damian Lillard became part of the highlight reel for the playoffs with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer that catapulted the Trail Blazers out of the opening round for the first time in 14 years. It's far different this season, as Lillard struggles to find his shot against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Manfred: Rose will be allowed to be part of All-Star Game

By RONALD BLUM Of the AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK — Commissioner Rob Manfred says Pete Rose will be allowed to participate in activities surrounding this summer's All-Star Game in his hometown of ...

Grizzlies take 2-0 series lead, beating Trail Blazers 97-82

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Known for pounding opponents inside with Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph, the Memphis Grizzlies are showing they can be just as effective outside the paint. Hey, they can even shoot 3-pointers.

Mariota gets another honor: Subway food statue

Marcus Mariota already is part of the lore of a famous statue, having won the 2014 Heisman Trophy. Now he has something that might not be so prestigious, but is edible.

Nike unveils white and black home uniforms for US women

BEAVERTON — Nike has unveiled black and white home uniforms for the U.S. Women's World Cup team. Wait, what? There's no prevalent red, white and blue in the home kits — save for a small blue patch surrounding 13 white stars on the inside back neckline. The jerseys are white with boxy black numbers and letters, to go with neon yellow socks that give way to electric blue cleats.

2015 Wrestling Athlete of the Year

Mind over matter for Sheridan’s Acuff

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Despite falling in its regular-season finale, Linfield women’s  tennis secures place in NWC tournament

Growing Up Fast

Big plays mitigate youthful mistakes as Bulldogs walk off against Spartans

Grizzlies come up short against Bulldogs

Reeser hits inside-the-park home run

Grizzlies never trail, rout Trail Blazers 100-86 in Game 1

MEMPHIS — Beno Udrih is doing his best to make sure the Memphis Grizzlies can ease Mike Conley and Tony Allen back into the lineup from their injuries.

Holding serve

Grizzlies lose first GVC match of season, but strong performance at Bend tournament inspires confidence

Ashley, Dayton keep Bulldogs at bay

DAYTON – After some early struggles at the dish, the Dayton Pirates were rolling offensively in Tuesday’s contest against Willamina. Thanks to the efforts of ace pitcher Jarred Ashley, the ...

Grizz complete sweep of Forest Grove

McShane, Hall, Butler excel at Great White Invite

Bullpen goes the distance for ‘Cats

Bannerot finishes 2nd in heptathlon at NWC Championships

Titans push past Grizzlies on field, in standings

McMinnville softball racks up 11 hits but falls to West Salem

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