Work session focuses on PERS and other disasters

Oregon’s Public Employees Retirement System accounted for 16.66 percent of the city of McMinnville’s payroll in 2007. In 2019, it rises to 28 percent. “Well, this has been fun,” ...

Miller tops judge candidates in bar poll

Deputy District Attorney Lisl Miller is the choice of her peers for Yamhill County Circuit Court Judge, Position 2 /25th district, in the May 15 primary election, according to results of a local bar association ...

Union forum short four commissioner candidates

Three  of seven candidates running for two seats on the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners appeared Tuesday evening at a forum organized by Annette Madrid of the Yamhill County Employees’ ...

Dundee bypassed? Commissioners listen to city's concerns

DUNDEE -- With the Newberg-Dundee Bypass in operation, some Dundee officials are feeling bypassed. City Councilor Kristen Svicarovich said she worries about new bus routes taking the bypass without making ...

Inmate charged with courtroom attack

A Yamhill County Jail inmate has been charged in connection with allegedly assaulting another inmate while they were waiting in a courtroom to have their cases heard by Judge Cynthia Easterday. Antonio ...

Along the Street Strategic Economic Development

Yamhill County has in the past relied on the Strategic Economic Development Corporation, a Salem-based agency that assists governments and companies, and now SEDCOR has a staffer based in McMinnville in ...

Eleanor Macy

Community loses Eleanor Macy

Eleanor Macy, a dynamic force in the McMinnville community since 1945, died Tuesday in her home. McMinnville’s 1975 Woman of the Year, she was 95. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April ...

Lawrence not deterred by previous election defeat

Defense attorney Mark Lawrence and Yamhill County Deputy District Attorney Lisl Miller stepped into the jury room in Judge Ronald Stone’s courtroom to confer. When they were finished, Lawrence sat ...

Sheridan residents decry lack of code enforcement

SHERIDAN — Tkeisha Wydro used the Communities of the West Valley Facebook page to inform locals about Monday night’s city council meeting. The agenda included a discussion with the Sheridan ...

Jeb Bladine: Bag charge seems like gentle reminder

An editorial today urges the city of McMinnville to stand firm with the 5-cent charge on paper bags at retail locations. It’s a “ho-hum” issue for some people, but others maintain it’s ...

Revisions to sign, bag laws on council agenda

The McMinnville City Council could revise two of the more controversial laws it has passed in recent months — restrictions on local signs and a ban on plastic bags. Both laws will be re-examined ...

Zero Waste celebrates Earth Day with Earth Night

Members of Zero Waste McMinnville will host a Earth Night party from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the Grain Station Brew Works, 755 N.E. Alpine Ave. Ramsey McPhillips, one of the leaders of Zero Waste, ...

School board to discuss nutrition, PERS

McMinnville School Board members will hear updates on the school nutrition program, PERS and other topics when they meet in a work session Monday, April 23. The session will be open to the public starting ...

Mac school board sets transfers, looks at fees

McMinnville will accept up to 120 interdistrict transfers this year, the school board decided Monday night. Students from other districts can apply starting May 15. Stephanie Legard, curriculum director, ...

Carlton council looks at vacation

CARLTON — City council members set a public hearing for May 15 on a request to vacate 150 feet of alley just west of Highway 47. Councilors will consider granting the vacation after the hearing, ...

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