County to buy body scanner for jail

It has become burdensome to continuously haul inmates to the hospital for X-rays or monitoring, after they swallow — or claim to swallow — questionable items, Sheriff Tim Svenson told county ...

County awards contract for bridge repair

In a move that will be a relief to local farmers, Yamhill County Commissioners Thursday awarded a contract for repair of the Palmer Creek Bridge. Located a little more than three miles south of Dayton ...

School board to discuss open enrollment

McMinnville School Board members will discuss open enrollment, the 2018-19 calendar and other topics when they meet Monday, Feb. 12. The public session will start at 7:30 p.m. in the district office, Fifth ...

Carjacking case resolved

A rare Yamhill County car jacking case has come to a complete resolution. Co-defendant Alexander Woods, a 22-year-old from Newberg, pleaded guilty in circuit court to one count each of second-degree robbery, ...

Truck driver dies in Highway 99W crash

DUNDEE — A truck driver suffered a heart attack, triggering a two-vehicle crash about one mile south of Dundee on Highway 99W Wednesday morning. The Oregon State Police identified him as Dwayne ...

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Bridge to 100

Tournament honors longtime player

Bradly James

MDA hires new leader

The McMinnville Downtown Association’s search for a new executive director ended this week when they hired Bradly James of Portland. The position, which officially begins March 5, concludes a lengthy ...

Lawsuit filed related to sex allegations

A Newberg business owner has filed a lawsuit in Yamhill County Circuit Court alleging local businessman Benjamin Jaquith subjected her to “unexpected, uninvited and unconsented sexual touching and ...

Oregon birthday celebration Saturday

LAFAYETTE — The Yamhill County Historical Society will host a birthday party for Oregon on Saturday, Feb. 10. The public event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the history museum at 605 Market ...

State historic preservation group to meet in Carlton

CARLTON — The state Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation will meet in Carlton Friday, Feb. 16, to consider nominations to the National Register of Historic Place. The public meeting will ...

Along the Street: Yamhill County ahead on income

Hopscotch Toys, McMinnville’s only locally owned toy store, is now accepting entries for its annual LEGO contest.  Entries must fill a space no larger than 18-inches square, with no limits ...

Teen draws jail sentence for punching deputy

Judge Cynthia Easterday told Brody Broyles that no parent wants to see their child start adulthood in the manner he’s chosen. “But in 10 years, you might look back and this is just a chapter,” ...

Trustee sale postponed to March

A trustee’s sale of 3800 SE Three Mile Lane — former headquarters of Evergreen International Aviation — was postponed on Tuesday, until March 6. It will be held at 10 a.m. on the steps ...

Defendant unable to aid and assist; charges dismissed

Charges have been dismissed against a woman who allegedly stabbed her victim at the residence they shared in a Lafayette mobile home park last May. Mary Britt, 66, was found unable to aid and assist in ...

McMinnville Downtown Association hires new leader

The McMinnville Downtown Association announced Monday that it has hired a new executive director. Bradly James will join the MDA March 5, according to Jenny Berg, president of the association's board. ...

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