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Ortho Country Open House & Ribbon Cutting

Thursday, August 27th

Join us at the Ortho Country Open House & Ribbon Cutting, Thursday, August 27th from 5:30 to 7:30pm at our new orthodontic office! Enjoy FREE fun kid activities, DJ music, games & prizes, food & drinks, AND enter our raffle to win a FREE Apple iPad!

Everyone is welcome! Please RSVP at 503.474.5777 or visit www.OrthoCountry.com. Our new orthodontic office is located at 1300 NE Alpha Drive, McMinnville.


Oregon Brews & BBQ

September 11th, 12th, and 13th

Oregon Brews and BBQ is all about Great Food, Great Regional Brews, & A Whole Lot of FUN!!

This is a fundraising event for St. James Catholic School & GhanaHope Foundation. Located in the heart of McMinnville’s Granary District we have over 18,000 square feet of tent, 50+ taps serving craft beer from 35+ breweries for your enjoyment throughout the weekend, delicious barbecue and other food delights, as well as live music. It is a time to get together and have a good time.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.oregonbrewsandbbq.com.


Top Stories

Third Street rail crossing to close Friday

The rail crossing lying between Galloway and Irvine on Third Street will be closed from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. While the crossing is closed, traffic will be rerouted via Fifth and Second Streets.  The ...

Oregonians will get 'kicker' rebates in via tax credit

SALEM — Oregon will send $402 million back to taxpayers next year after the state collected more than expected in personal-income taxes over the last two years, state economists said Wednesday. The ...

McMinnville lifts recreational burning restrictions

Red flag warnings and extreme fire conditions have subsided in Yamhill County. As a result, the McMinnville Fire Department is lifting recreational burning restrictions that were put in place ...

Drying Times: Local cities grapple with water woes

Oregon law requires cities to plan for growth, and that includes ensuring sufficient water supplies to meet projected population increases. The law assumes cities will continue to grow indefinitely, despite ...

Carlton to hold public forum on water issues

CARLTON — The city will hold a town hall meeting on water issues, rates and system improvements on Wednesday, Sept. 16. The public meeting will start at 6 p.m. at Yamhill-Carlton Elementary School. Carlton ...

Cruisers show off goods at the Gut

For many car aficionados, McMinnville’s annual Dragging the Gut is a fantastic car show on the move. For some like Craig Keith, it’s a chance to relive a little of their past. Keith, who now ...

McMinnville man killed in crash

LAFAYETTE — A McMinnville man was killed Friday night in a two-vehicle crash north of Lafayette on Highway 99W at Locks Loop Road. The Oregon State Police identified the victim as Fernando Lopez, ...

Groups file landfill appeal with LUBA

An assortment of local organizations have filed a joint appeal of the Riverbend Landfill expansion with the state Land Use Board of Appeals, naming Yamhill County and Riverbend Landfill Co., a subsidiary ...

Bomb squad responds to Tribal mailroom

GRAND RONDE – A suspicious object discovered about 7 a.m. Friday at The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde mailroom prompted closure of Grand Ronde Road and the arrival of the Salem Police Department ...

Seat belt enforcement becomes top priority

Yamhill County law enforcement agencies will focus patrols on seat belt and child safety seat enforcement through Sunday, Sept. 6. Funding for increased patrols is paid for by the Oregon Department of ...

Sheridan schools bond projects on budget, on schedule

SHERIDAN — Project Manager Bob Collins of Beaverton’s Day CPM Services told the Sheridan School Board last week that the district’s $2.1 million construction project is ...

Willamina Creek Fire is 75 percent contained; East Creek, Willamina Creek roads reopen

(Updated: 3 p.m. Wednesday)   WILLAMINA - The Willamina Creek Fire has been contained to such a degree that Willamina Creek and East Creek roads, north of the junction with Coast Creek Road, will ...

Child advocate to speak at Linfield's opening convocation

Theresa Betancourt, an internationally known advocate for child health and human rights, will present the keynote address at Linfield College’s opening convocation on Friday, Aug. 28. The public ...

Sheridan due water master plan update

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan City Council was not in complete agreement last week that the city should spend $7,800 to authorize Murray, Smith & Associates of Portland to update the water system master ...

Vietnam vets take stage at Band of Brothers

Vietnam veterans will be honored Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Band of Brothers luncheon, a no-host gathering open to all veterans, their spouses and widows. Al Herrera, an Army veteran and Silver Star recipient, ...

Yamhill-Carlton strengthens emphasis on instrumental music

YAMHILL — Every sixth-grader will play an instrument this year, Yamhill-Carlton Intermediate School Principal Michael Fisher told the school board last week. And that means every student ...

Nettles will fill Y-C board seat

YAMHILL — Holly Nettles, co-owner of Green Rising Farm, will fill the empty seat on the Yamhill-Carlton School Board. Nettles was one of four candidates the board interviewed Monday in its search ...

Evergreen seeks extension for property tax exemption application

McMinnville City Council will decide tonight whether to extend the application time for Evergreen’s Wings and Waves Waterpark effort to be granted an exemption from property taxes. The Wings and ...

Stopping By: Treated like family

Food lured Larry Snider and his wife, Cheryl Nangeroni, to Greece. The people drew them back. "They treated us like family," said the McMinnville couple, who are encouraging other adventurous ...

No current West Valley evacuations planned

Smoke is extremely dense in the West Valley, due in part to the Willamina Creek Fire, burning nine miles north of Willamina. No evacuation plans are in the works, according to Sheridan Fire District spokesman ...

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