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McMinnville Fireworks

Monday, July 4th

The “Celebrate in Mac: July 4th Spectacular” will begin at 5 p.m. Monday, July 4, at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, 500 Northeast Captain Michael King Smith Way. The event includes food vendors, merchant booths, a farmers market, beer tent, and fireworks beginning at about 9 p.m. Museum admission for this occasion will be $5. For more information, visit


The 21-Day Sugar Detox

Monday, July 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th

In-Person Certified Coaching in McMinnville.
Four Classes Beginning Monday, July 5th.
Get expert coaching from Certified Nutritional Consultant. Coaching includes comprehensive nutritional assessment, additional email/text support, and exclusive participant workbook. Cost $75 per person (limited time).
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Carlton-Yamhill Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Monday, July 16th

Prior to the Derby Days Parade. All are welcome! Free for anyone turning in recyclable eye glasses. Location moved to the fire hall.


Top Stories

A thinning blue line

Detectives say McMinnville too large for their numbers

Minimum wage law takes effect

Oregon’s minimum wage today increases from $9.25 an hour to $9.75 in Oregon counties with a mix of urban and rural areas, which includes Yamhill County. It’s the first of seven annual increases ...

Massive pot grow site located in rural Dayton

r DAYTON — Local and federal agents converged on a suspected Mexican drug trafficking organization marijuana grow site south of Dayton off Wallace Road early Tuesday morning. They seized approximately ...

Carlton pool won't open Tuesday

CARLTON — With the new bath house still under construction, the city has delayed the opening of its outdoor pool. City Manager Chad Olsen said contractors and city officials met Thursday ...

Commissioners praise WWII hero

Commissioners Stan Primozich and Allen Springer planned to attend the funeral of World War II hero Leonard DeWitt on Thursday, and all three commissioners took a few minutes during their morning ...

Newberg teen drowns

ESTACADA — A Newberg teen drowned Wednesday at Milo McIver Park in rural Clackamas County. He was identified as Brandt W. Hatch, 18, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. About ...

Where to catch fireworks

In honor of Independence Day — falling on a Monday this year — fireworks will light the night skies over McMinnville, Willamina and St. Paul.  The McMinnville display is slated for the ...

Willamina honors longstanding budget member

WILLAMINA — The cake sat on a cart, ready to be cut and served. However, the Willamina School District Budget Committee had to wait for a quorum before it could get down to business Monday ...

Mac adopts school budget

The McMinnville School Board has adopted a $71.3 million general fund budget for 2016-17, up 5 percent. It is part of a total budget of $140 million, including Public Employee Retirement System ...

Planning director marks retirement (almost)

McMinnville Planning Director Doug Montgomery formally retired June 30. Sort of. The McMinnville City Council is having a hard time releasing him. Councilors struck a deal with him at their June ...

Speaker will talk about Mideast peace prospects

Richard Adams, a retired professor of sociology at Lewis and Clark College, plans to address the Palestinian conflict at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the McMinnville Senior Center, 2250 S.E. McDaniel Lane. Adams ...

Friends want to honor dog lover

Friends of the late Toni Doty, who worked with and cared for animals, plan to honor her by installing a reading bench at the McMinnville dog park. Doty worked for Companion Pet Clinic and for ...

Library will host free vision screening for kids

The McMinnville Public Library will host free eye exams for children at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, in its Carnegie Room. Exams are sponsored by the Elks and free to anyone between 3 and 7 ...

Stop the Dump complains to DEQ oversight panel

In their ongoing quest to demand the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality respond to the multiple independent reports they have submitted about Riverbend Landfill, members of Stop the Dump organization ...

Picnic supports mastiff rescue

Mastiff Rescue Oregon has a picnic fundraiser slated for 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 15, at De Ponte Cellars. The winery is located at 17545 N.E. Archery Summit Road, near Dayton. Tickets are ...

Program offers free, healthy meals for kids in summer

School districts around Yamhill County are now offering free meals for children and teens 18 and younger this summer as part of a federal feeding program “When you’re a low-income ...

Mac High's Kris Olsen to move to another educational job

McMinnville High School Principal Kris Olsen retired Thursday and today started his new job with the staff of the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators. While a principal, he was COSA president ...

Newberg teen sent to youth correctional facility

Yamhill County Circuit Judge John Collins sentenced former Newberg High student Jacob Hill, 17, to a secure Oregon Youth Authority facility Friday, at the conclusion of a two-day disposition hearing. A ...

Carlton goes country at Fun Days Festival

CARLTON — Four-year-old Bridgett turned into a one-person waving machine during Saturday’s Carlton Fun Days Parade. She only stopped waving long enough to pick up candy tossed her way ...

Sarge says detectives understaffed, overwhelmed

Det. Sgt. Scott Fessler of the McMinnville Police Department told the city council June 14 he was not normally given to strong public displays of emotion. So he apologized for the catch in his voice and ...

Latest Sports

Harlow, Seifert resign coaching jobs

Mac baseball head coach departs to run Linfield JV team; softball skipper seeking more time with family

An Olympic Performance

Young track stars shine at Junior Olympics in Portland; 30 move on to regional round

Grizzlies claw back against Aloha

Timely hits, Smith’s pitching gem guide Hyder Dental to doubleheader sweep

The Roar of Competition

It’s more than just getting dirty for mud racers of Willamina

2016 All-Valley Boys Track and Field Athletes of the Year

Hollywood at Hayward: A battle of brothers and a surprise state champion made the truth better than any fiction at the 2016 OSAA Track and Field State Championships

Mechals, Swenson shine amongst Oregon’s All-Stars

CORVALLIS - Despite all the awards and recognition showered upon the players selected for the Oregon All-Star Series held at Coleman Field in Corvallis, for some players it’s about more than meerly ...

Shorthanded Grizzlies drop two to Clackamas

In any developmental league such as the Oregon Independent Baseball Association, growing pains are expected. With five regular starters away at football camp, McMinnville endured those struggles in a recent ...

Life on the Bayou

While seemingly everything has changed at McMinnville’s public golf course, there’s been one constant: Jim Crowell

Marshall makes cut at Oakmont, finishes 61st

After a grinding eight days of golf at one of the nation’s toughest courses, Carlton resident Matt Marshall stood on the 18th tee box Sunday and soaked it all in. “There’s so many people ...

Racing for a good cause

Cyclists depart from Grain Station Brew Works for the cycling portion of the 15th Annual Run Walk Ride, held by McMinnville Area Habitat for Humanity on Saturday. Nearly 100 racers signed up for one of ...

Family Focused

Youth activities key to solid financial footing for resurgent shooting club

Dayton’s Hill is 3A Player of the YearY

Eleven softballers honored with All-State selections; two Pirates make 3A baseball team

2016 Athlete of the Year: Girls Track and Field

Confessions of a champion thrower: Amity’s McShane chats about life, love and throwing heavy objects as she prepares to join Oregon State track program

Designing a dome

District travels to Texas to evaluate new concept for replacement gym

Biker girls in Wine Country

Cycle Oregon hosted its first women’s event, “Joyride,” at Stoller Family Estate on Saturday. Hundreds of women took part in the sold-out event, cycling between 17 and 60 miles through ...

Open Bound

Carlton resident, winery owner Matt Marshall qualifies for U.S. Open

Aponte off to Iowa Wesleyan

Sheridan senior lands big scholarship to set for Tigers

Silver sluggers

Rainier thwarts Dayton softball’s comeback attempt in Friday’s OSAA Class 3A state final

Catch your wave

Dayton slips past Pleasant Hill to return to 3A softball state title game today

End of the road

Big sixth inning for Crusaders stops Grizzlies during 6A state playoff run

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