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 ...

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WWII Journals & Letters, "Waiting For Peace" Book Talk With Karen Huntsberger

Monday, July 6th

We are hosting Karen Huntsberger on July 6th at 11:00am for July's Life Long Learning Series at Vineyard Heights Assisted Living & Retirement Cottages. Karen is going to talk about her new book "Waiting for Peace" which centers around the journals and letters written by her father during WWII.

There will be several copies of Karen's book, "Waiting for Peace" to raffle off to guests.

The event will be held in our Parlor.

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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.


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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I-5 closed hours after fatal shooting in police pursuit

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Sheriff's deputy shoots, kills suspect in North McMinnville

[UPDATE: 4:15 p.m.] The McMinnville Police Department has identified the man shot this morning by a sheriff's deputy as Kevin Lamont Judson, 24, of Dayton, and the involved deputy as Deputy Richard ...

Astoria Column closed for repairs through summer

ASTORIA — The Astoria Column will not open by the Fourth of July after all. The city had hoped the popular landmark, which was closed in June for a $1 million restoration project, would ...

Journey drummer jailed on rape charge

The drummer for the classic-rock band Journey sat in jail Tuesday after being indicted on a rape charge two weeks after his domestic violence arrest. Deen Castronovo, 50, faces new charges of ...

Fun days for the kids in Carlton

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Fireworks: rules, regulations and dangers

“In these conditions, it could take only one spark to cause chaos,” said Rich Hoover, community liaison in the State Fire Marshal’s Office.  @@fast-facts@@ Before people set off ...

County eyes resolution to ignore gun law

The Yamhill County commissioners are planning to vote Thursday on a resolution pledging to forgo enforcement of Senate Bill 941, a new state law mandating expanded background checks on gun transfers in ...

Walking to heal and remember

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Officer honored at Legion convention

American Legion members honored Carlton Police Chief Kevin Martinez at the Legion’s 97th annual state convention, held Wednesday through Saturday in McMinnville. Martinez, who earlier was named ...

Students boning up on science and math

While many students are on vacation, others are learning about science, technology, engineering and math in summer camps offered by the McMinnville School District. Middle schoolers studied robotics, ...

Commissioners approve Lafayette ugb expansion

Yamhill County Commissioners spent considerable time Thursday morning exploring the concerns of two opponents to the Lafayette urban growth boundary expansion, asking city planner Jim Jacks to ...

Teens charged in Carlton burglaries

CARLTON — Carlton police arrested two local teens last week in conjunction with burglaries committed in May and June. The 15- and 17-year-old Carlton residents were lodged in the Yamhill County ...

Weed is legal; here's a guide

On Wednesday, the pot stashes in Oregon are legal — up to 8 ounces. So is the homegrown, up to four plants a household. The legalization of recreational marijuana on July 1 makes the state the fourth ...

Heat maintains its hold on Northwest

Clouds moved in over the weekend, holding temperatures a few degrees below the predicted roasting level. Nonetheless, the weather remained much warmer than normal for June, nonetheless. And the ...

Rocket lost after lifting off with Mac High experiment

[Updated 6/27/15 10 a.m.] The SpaceX Rocket carrying McMinnville High School's corrosion experiment launched on time this morning, but broke up 2 minutes, 19 seconds into its flight. The rocket and ...

Local homeless percentage higher than Portland's

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Coop honored to controversial homeless ministry

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Hatcheries releasing fish early because of drought

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