WILLAMINA — Spent fireworks that smoldered overnight in barkdust reignited Saturday, touching off a blaze that destroyed a rural Willamina home. West Valley Fire District personnel responded to ...


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Centers Insurance Community Appreciation Event

Saturday, July 11th

Race on in for a Community Appreciation Event! Saturday, July 11th from 10am to 5pm. Enter to win a Grand Prize by getting an insurance quote!

Located at Centers Insurance, 1133 South Baker St., McMinnville.

Sponsered by Centers Insurance and Great Harvest Bread.

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Carlton-Yamhill Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, July 18th

Join us for a pancake breakfast, prior to the Derby Days Parade! Located at the YC High School cafeteria on Saturday, July 18th, at 6:30am. All are welcome.

Enjoy a free pancake breakfast for anyone turning in recyclable eye glasses.

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Top Stories

Stopping By: Where loves lives

When Corvallis native Debbie Anvick first met fellow Oregon State University student Calvin Kearns, she saw a man who was kind and good, peaceful and stable. Perfect, in fact, except for one thing: He ...

Turkey Rama Preview for Connections

McMinnville’s venerable Turkey Rama, now in its 55th year, is the largest of Yamhill County’s small-town summer festivals. The International Pinot Noir Celebration is probably McMinnville’s ...

Willamette Medical Center acquires DNA sequencer

Whooping cough has been popping up around the county this summer, but patients and physicians have gotten a break in their battle with it: Definitive test results can be obtained in a matter of ...

Skies light up for the 4th of July

As crowds gathered at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville for a holiday celebration, museum docent Dee Hemmendinger said she hoped they took time to remember American history and its ...

Photo essay: A day in in the life of a drum and bugle corps

The Oregon Crusaders, based in Portland, are a Drum Corps International World Class drum and bugle corps. With 150 members, all 21 years old or younger, the corps will perform 21 shows over the summer ...

Firefighters save Monroe Oak office

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan and West Valley firefighters worked quickly Friday afternoon to extinguish a grass fire that threatened the office building at Monroe Oak. Sheridan firefighters were ...

Kids carry on Lafayette tradition

Celeste Viau-Navetta remembers when the Fourth of July children’s parade in Lafayette went directly down Highway 99W. “Of course, that was 30 years ago when the town was half this size,” ...

Reduced sentence issued in stabbing

Andrew Nelson of McMinnville, convicted of stabbing a female acquaintance in April, pleaded guilty in Yamhill County Circuit Court to one count of second-degree assault. The Class B felony would normally ...

Fireworks set Willamina home ablaze

WILLAMINA — Spent fireworks that smoldered overnight in barkdust reignited Saturday, touching off a blaze that destroyed a rural Willamina home. West Valley Fire District personnel responded to ...

Senate votes down hemp bill as Legislature nears adjournment

SALEM — Oregon senators on Monday voted down a bill putting a two-year hold on the development of a hemp industry, a measure that was seen as prioritizing marijuana ahead of hemp. The bill's failure ...

Willamina celebrates 4th in style

WILLAMINA — A breeze from the west blew over Willamina’s Lamson Park Friday night, cooling picnickers who turned out to enjoy a barbecue and listen to music by Portland-based Dedric Clark and ...

Stayton woman killed in Hopewell crash

HOPEWELL - A Stayton woman was killed Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash in the Hopewell area on Lafayette Highway. The Oregon State Police gave this account: About 1:15 p.m., law enforcement ...

Senate passes community college tuition waiver bill

SALEM — Some Oregon students could qualify for tuition waivers at community colleges under a measure given overwhelming bipartisan support by senators. Advocates on Thursday touted a program known ...

Commissioners condemn background checks bill

Yamhill County commissioners unanimously passed a resolution Thursday calling for the county to ignore Senate Bill 941, which extends criminal background checks to private gun transfers. Commissioner ...

Sheriff's deputy shoots, kills Dayton man

[UPDATED: Friday, July 3, with version as it appears in today's newspaper.]  Convicted felon Kevin Lamont Judson, 24, of Dayton, was shot and killed about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday by Yamhill County Sheriff’s ...

Precision instructor, student killed in rural Newberg helicopter crash

NEWBERG - Two people were killed shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday when a helicopter crashed in the area of North Valley and Dopp roads, in rural Newberg. The 2004 Schweizer 300 c helicopter crashed in ...

County rodeo once again has royalty

“I remember sitting in the stands, getting dirt thrown up at me from the rodeo queens’ horses,” Ariana Piscitelli said of past rodeos at the Yamhill County Fair. “I have ...

Doctors change waiting room vibe for teens

Picture a room full of teenagers eating pizza, playing video games and listening to loud music. Sooner or later, they’re going to start dropping their pants. But don’t be shocked. Dr. ...

Eagle Scout project aids Food Pantry

Jason King characterized the waiting area at McMinnville’s St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry as a “total train wreck.” It became an Eagle Scout beautification project for him, and what ...

Amity police will crack down on illegal fireworks

AMITY - Because of the extreme fire danger, Amity police officer James Clark told the city council Wednesday night that the department “will not tolerate” illegal fireworks before, on or after ...

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2015 Boys Track Athlete of the Year

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Spieth a young man with a keen sense of history

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