Creekside Community Church, based in downtown McMinnville during the past 10 years, this week completed purchase of the McMinnville Elks Lodge building at 4th and Evans streets downtown. Church Pastor ...



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Oregon’s Birthday

SATURDAY, FEB. 13, 2016

The Yamhill County Historical Society is hosting a celebration in honor of Oregon’s 157th birthday from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Lafayette Museum, 605 Market St. The event will include special exhibits, free birthday cake and punch. Admission is free with a food donation to YCAP.

For more information, call Karen Sitton Saxberg at 503-434-2189.


Economic Forum

TUESDAY, FEB. 23, 2016

John W. Mitchell of M&H Economic Consultants will speak about Oregon’s economy and how it will affect local economies at a forum from noon to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third St. Lunch is included. Cost is $20, or $15 for chamber and downtown association members.

To reserve a seat or for more information, call 503-472-6196 or e-mail


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Several community members and business owners complained Tuesday to the McMinnville City Council about aggressive vagrants scaring away customers and putting employees in fear for their safety.  J.W. ...

Willamina City Council meeting canceled

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Wheatland Ferry closed

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Three principals and ex-principal retiring

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Creekside Community Church, based in downtown McMinnville during the past 10 years, this week completed purchase of the McMinnville Elks Lodge building at 4th and Evans streets downtown. Church Pastor ...

Dancing and romancing

One trip around the dance floor can change a person’s whole world.  John Jones asked Marjorie Prettyman to take a spin at one of the Friday night dances at the McMinnville Grange Hall. They ...

McMinnville woman killed in Wallace Road crash

A McMinnville woman was killed Wednesday afternoon in a single vehicle crash on Wallace Road in Polk County. The Oregon State State Police identified the victim as Shari Smith, 50. Troopers gave ...

Suspect found guilty in child meth case

Judge Ronald Stone recalled viewing a photo of Kiven Schoenherr’s 2-year-old daughter, who ingested methamphetamine in September at the McMinnville apartment she shared with Matthew Walker, her boyfriend ...

Hit-and-run driver says he 'panicked'

Ryan Perry told Yamhill County sheriff’s deputy Michael Samerdyke he thought he had killed pedestrian Benjamin Stonebrink as he was driving northbound on Westside Road, northwest of Carlton, about ...

Last occupiers of Oregon wildlife refuge surrender to FBI

By REBECCA BOONE and MARTHA BELLISLE Of the Associated Press BURNS — Surrounded by FBI agents in armored vehicles, the last four occupiers of a national wildlife refuge surrendered Thursday, ...

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Merkley and Bonamici draw big crowd

AMITY — A sizable crowd turned out on Saturday for a joint town hall held by U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley and U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici in the Amity High gym. According to a show-of-hands poll Merkley ...

Sheridan gets good refinancing news

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s effort to refinance the remaining $3.5 million it owes on its Stoney Mountain water storage reservoir is promising to pay even greater benefits than expected. The city ...

Mayor's ball a rip-roarin' success

Cowboy hats and boots, banjo picking and line dancing helped turn the McMinnville Mayor’s Charity Ball into a rip-roarin’ good time Saturday night. With the theme “Country Charm and ...

Homeless net to meet

Piecing Community Together, a consortium of local homeless people and service agency representatives, is slated to meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at McMinnville Cooperative Ministries, 544 N.E. Second ...

Roth's disturbance triggers arrest

Katrin Loretta Shockley walked into Roth’s about noon Monday and started shouting and throwing produce at employees, according to McMinnville police. They said one employee had to deflect oranges ...

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