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Community Cantata Choir

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015

The Community Cantata Choir will present a free Christmas musical at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at St. John Lutheran Church, 2142 N.E. McDonald Lane, McMinnville. A free will offering to benefit YCAP will be taken.

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Driver in Saturday's fatal crash arrested

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Members of a freshman seminar sent packages to some special soldiers this week. Students in Francesca Morrison's class wrapped gifts for three recent Mac High grads who are serving overseas — ...

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One of McMinnville’s more conspicuous homeless residents, 71-year-old Rick “Max” McMahon, died Nov. 20 of a combination of hypothermia, dehydration, pneumonia and a stroke. Judging ...

Fourth graders love to read, to learn

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Commissioners reject meeting time change

The Yamhill County Board of Commissioners has dismissed a plea to change its meetings to evening hours. However, it said it is open to another of the petitioners’ suggestions — holding town ...

For which we are thankful

Thanksgiving is a holiday that encourages us to focus on the really important things. Not about what we’re going to get, or show off; or about what we lack. It makes us think about the people we ...

Sheriff's office will increase holiday patrols

The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office will increase patrols today and throughout the weekend with an emphasis of impaired drivers. In addition to the regular flow of holiday traffic, the Civil ...

Mac man warms up in stolen car

A McMinnville man told Polk County sheriff’s deputies he stole a car in Salem and drove it to Rickreall because he was cold and wanted to warm up. Christopher Scott Woodward, 34, was arraigned last ...

Riverbend installs 44 new gas wells

Dave Wilson, a gas operations specialist at the Riverbend Landfill, said 44 new wells have been installed to collect methane gas generated by garbage decomposition, increasing the total amount of gas captured. ...

Carlton woman vying for Arctic slot

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Missing Newberg woman returns home safely

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Icy roads on local horizon

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St. James students study science

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Bypass could receive priority status

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County moves veterans office

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