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Oregon’s Birthday

SATURDAY, FEB. 13, 2016

The Yamhill County Historical Society is hosting a celebration in honor of Oregon’s 157th birthday from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Lafayette Museum, 605 Market St. The event will include special exhibits, free birthday cake and punch. Admission is free with a food donation to YCAP.

For more information, call Karen Sitton Saxberg at 503-434-2189.


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Three seek recreational pot sales permits

Fourth local files with OLCC for a grow permit

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Cascade Steel Rolling Mills will reduce its crew by about 70 workers in a couple weeks, citing West Coast market conditions that have produced stiff competition from international steel importers. With ...

Commissioners oppose minimum wage increase

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Chamber opposes minimum wage hike

Proposals to raise Oregon’s minimum wage are flying fast and furious in the Oregon Legislature, and the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce has a position nailed down on all of them. It’s ...

Brown's revised wage proposal criticized at first hearing

SALEM — Oregon lawmakers on Tuesday held their first public hearing on Gov. Kate Brown's scaled-back minimum wage proposal, and it immediately ran into criticism.


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Abuser gets 20 years

The mother of Gerson Rojo-Caro’s victim told Yamhill County Circuit Court Judge John Collins she wanted to see him serve “hard time” for the crimes he committed. “This process ...

Diaper drive relieves burden on poor families

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Amity council briefed on infrastructure woes

AMITY - Public Works Superintendent Matt Johnson delivered an alarming infrastructure report to the Amity City Council Wednesday night. In response, Mayor Michael Cape issued a call for action, acknowledging ...

Along the Street: McMinnville to host economic forum

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Visit McMinnville launches ad campaign

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Commissioners formally move to accept landfill testimony

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Driver gets 80 months for assault, DUII

Sheriff’s deputy David Mills sat in the front of Judge John Collins’ courtroom Monday for Randy Manns’ plea and sentencing hearing in Yamhill County Circuit Court. Manns pleaded no contest ...

Cats need a new roof

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City to focus on existing goals, forgo new ones

Arguing the staff is already overburdened, City Manager Martha Meeker urged the McMinnvill City Council not set any additional goals for the city during its annual goal-setting session, which ran ...

Opponents weigh in on Riverbend

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Arrest made in hit-and-run

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Children learn about birds of prey

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Patton one of several Oregon schools that received threatening call

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First Zika tests ordered in Oregon

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Latest Sports

Bouncing Back

Following a pair of rivalry losses, Pirates regroup, win on home floor

Huskies sweep Yamhill-Carlton hoops

Rough shooting fells Tigers' boys; North Marion's rebounding takes down Y-C girls

Grizzlies hold Vikings to new low in victory

Willamina senior France recovering from head injury

Krotzer’s free throws lift Warrior girls over Pirates

Danton and Amity split season series again.

Warrior boys wipe out Pirates

Dayton suffers worst loss in three seasons at hands of Amity

Willamina's France hospitalized with head injury

Occurred during Monday's girls basketball game against Amity

Basketball Without Borders

McMinnville senior Dominik Titz, a native of Germany, quickly adapts to high school basketball 

Vikings Torched

Autencio comes through in the clutch in bounce-back game for Grizzlies

Tigers in three stripes: Y-C, Adidas begin partnership

Agreement to outfit varsity teams ‘kind of a no-brainer’

Prep Basketball: Grizzlies go cold against host Vikings

Amity sweeps Sheridan on road; Bernards has double-double for Dayton

Autencio's free throws lift Grizzlies over Vikings

Controversy ensues on a free throw knocked back through the hoop

Fight to the finish

McMinnville fends off illness, Titans to earn GVC sweep in home waters

Williams leads Pioneers to top of 2A

ST. PAUL – It’s tough for a freshman to just make the varsity squad of an elite basketball program like Western Mennonite. Pioneers point guard Johnny Williams does more than that – ...

Freeman, treys propel Lady Pios

Willamina wins at Westside; Perrydale pounds C.S. Lewis

Grizzly boys fall flat against Celtics

Dayton dumps Horizon, Amity wins gut-check game at Santiam Christian

Close Encounters

Standings in Greater Valley Conference shaken up as Grizzlies fall to Titans; Dayton boys take first loss against SC

Spartans, Bulldogs split wild rivalry clashes

Sheridan boys survive Farmer, Willamina

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Agcaoili-Ostrom, Smith, Shouldis imposed their will on prep football contests

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