Hypothesis: The J Dog rocket will fly higher and for a longer time if it weighs less. “We launched it yesterday, then we improved it,” McMinnville High School sophomore Ryan Terry explained ...

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Biggest Turkey Bash

Friday, May 29th

Candidates for Biggest Turkey will hold a Biggest Turkey Bash and auction at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 29, in McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. The event will include a photo booth. Admission is $15, to benefit six local nonprofits.

For more information, call Rhonda at 503-472-8528.


Top Stories

South Yamhill Cemetery clean-up planned

Relatives and friends will gather Saturday, May 23, to clean up the South Yamhill Cemetery, located southwest of McMinnville on McCabe Chapel Road. The cleanup is an annual event that takes place on Memorial ...

Willamina woman killed in rollover crash

WILLAMINA - A 30-year-old Willamina woman was killed Thursday night in a single vehicle, rollover crash about seven miles north of Willamina in the 1200 block of Southwest Gilbert Creek Road. The Yamhill County ...

Drugs seized, two McMinnville residents arrested

Two McMinnville residents were arrested and about 37 grams of methamphetamine, in addition to more than $400 in cash, was seized Tuesday as the result of an investigation by the Yamhill County ...

Unvaccinated Y-C students get 21-day exclusion

Yamhill County Public Health Officer William Koenig has ordered five Yamhill-Carlton Intermediate School students excluded for 21 days because they have not been inoculated against whooping cough and a ...

Bankruptcy settlement threatened by dispute

A proposed settlement in federal Evergreen Vintage Aircraft bankruptcy proceedings is being held up by one of the creditors, and the dispute could derail the deal. Neither side was willing to yield, despite ...

Mac school board incumbents sweep to re-election ... Link to election results

Click here for link to full Yamhill County election results. Editor's Note: This article, originally posted on May 19, was updated on May 22 with additional information. Three incumbents easily ...

Second time the charm for Carlton pool house

Editor's Note: This article, originally posted on May 19, was updated on May 22 with additional information. CARLTON — Carlton’s city pool is due a new bathhouse, based on final unofficial ...

Along the Street: Volunteers clean up alien trash

Activists from Zero Waste were joined by volunteers from McMinnville High School and Linfield College in swooping behind aliens last weekend to steer as much of their trash as possible into recycling and ...

Yamhill fire levy goes down to defeat

This article, originally posted on May 19, was updated on May 22 with additional information. YAMHILL — Voters rejected the Yamhill Fire District tax levy Tuesday. The final unofficial count was ...

Rocket launch caps STEM project

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Pinot noir celebrates 50th with weekend wine tasting events

More than 150 regional wineries and tasting rooms are holding special events over the Memorial Day weekend. This year’s holiday celebration has extra meaning as it’s the 50th anniversary of ...

Children learn about public works

Kindergartners learned about water, electricity, sewers and parks, and the men and women who help make them available, during a “Touch a Truck” event staged Tuesday at Grandhaven Elementary ...

Unique bike racks a community project

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Sheridan names new elementary principal

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan School Board approved the hiring Wednesday night of David Kline as the new principal at K-8 Faulconer-Chapman School. He succeeds Marti Hofenbredl, who served in the post ...

Safety issued aired in Amity

AMITY — Shanena Perez said she went to a packed Amity Police Committee meeting Wednesday afternoon at city hall to defend a segment of the local youth population she believes was unfairly characterized ...

Polk County passes public safety levy

DALLAS — A crucial Polk County public safety levy passed handily Tuesday night. Complete but still unofficial returns had it prevailing 9,059 to 7,013, or 56.4 percent to 43.6. The Willamina City ...

Theft ring member gets 17 months

When Yamhill County sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant at Stephen Herod’s Willamina residence in late January, they found a stolen motorcycle and welder, along with evidence that led ...

Election turnout varies throughout county

Only about one in five Yamhill County voters marked their ballots in Tuesday’s election, which decided an array of school and fire board seats along with two money measures. However, turnout was ...

Incumbent falls in Y-C school balloting

YAMHILL — Challenger Susan FitzGerald defeated incumbent Ron Gelbrich for Position 3 on the Yamhill-Carlton School Board in Tuesday night balloting. Incumbent Tim Pfeiffer turned back Charles McCord ...

McMinnville streets to be paved this summer

A number of McMinnville streets will be waving goodbye to potholes this summer.  The city has released a list of streets due for a new coat of pavement during the coming construction season, the ...

Latest Sports

Brosius steps away from Linfield

Carnahan to regain control of Wildcats' baseball program

Small schools shine at Hayward Field

McShane repeats as dual state champion; Shirley wins first state title

McMinnville baseball sets sun on Apollos' season

Smith, Esparza, Mechals combine on shutout

Scanlon's final act: school record

Clark-Johnson finishes fourth in 6A girls' shot put

Pirates end Spartans' season in walk-off fashion

Young scores on passed ball for win

Laying the lumber

Strong performance at the plate catapults Grizzlies into Class 6A state playoffs

Learning curve

From the depths of junior varsity, Jalyn Clark-Johnson grew into a two-time state qualifier for McMinnville track and field

Dayton's Flowers signs with Lane Community College

Dayton senior D.J. Flowers, a member of the Pirates’ 2014-15 state champion boys basketball team, signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball for Lane Community College on May 15.The 6-foot-5 ...

Amity softball advances in WVL playoffs

AMITY – Amity softball has put the bat on the ball in 2015, scoring 10 or more runs in nine of its 18 games.The Warriors’ defense, however, has been a question mark as a team with two juniors, ...

Sports Briefs

McMinnville Sprint Triathlon on May 30This year marks the sixth year of the Annual McMinnville Sprint Triathlon presented by the McMinnville Parks and Recreation Department. The race takes place in the ...

A day for the record books

Personal records abound at GVC districts, but Rich and Scanlon steal the show.

Amity girls win WVL track title

McShane, Shirley each win 3 events; Rhode, Nelson, James, Spink thrive

Virginia-bound! Wildcats survive super regional

Linfield plays Alfred U. Thursday

Snatching away a playoff berth

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Overlooking the Greater Valley

Grizzlies limit Celtics to 3 hits, take over first place in conference play

Independent studies

Leo and Riley Boardman pursue excellence their way for Willamina track

Picture of selflessness

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Brosius, McMinnville baseball seize GVC lead

Grizzlies limit Celtics to three hits in shutout

Vang no longer with Willamina softball

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Move fast, break spirits

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