Property tax bills are being mailed to Yamhill County residents this week and the Assessor’s Office is asking for payment by mail, online or over the phone amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Contactless ...


 

 


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News-Register 2020 Local Election Guide

Yamhill County Treasurer Full-time drama over part-time job in campaign for Yamhill County treasurer McMinnville City Council Mayor McMinnville candidates for mayor make their case in forums Hill ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Saturday, Oct. 24] The Oregon Health Authority announced 399 new cases of COVID-19 today.  *** [Friday, Oct. 23] Yamhill County reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total to 984. ...

 
Assessor asks for no-contact payment of property taxes

Property tax bills are being mailed to Yamhill County residents this week and the Assessor’s Office is asking for payment by mail, online or over the phone amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Contactless ...

 
Who governs us: In Yamhill County, cities seek to broaden leadership

After a summer of protests and conversations prompted many residents of Yamhill County to reflect on race and equity in life and work, the fall election season poses an interesting question: Who governs ...

County at 960 cases; state tightens mask rules

Yamhill County reached 960 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, while the state announced it was tightening the rules for face masks in an attempt to slow the spread of the disease. A new workplace outbreak, ...

 
Man who hit deacon because 'devil told me to' sentenced

McMinnville attorney Abraham Hanson said defendant Milton Carmona “wants to do the right thing,” but has struggled with drug addiction and mental health. Carmona punched a deacon in the face ...

County fires member of union bargaining team; Union declares impasse

Amid heated, monthslong union negotiations, a Yamhill County technology department employee of 35 years, and member of the employees union’s bargaining team for 15 years, has been fired ...

 
Ballots are being safely counted, clerk assures

Yamhill County voters’ ballots are being counted as many have been returned much earlier than in previous years — 20,600 as of Thursday, compared to 13,111 at this point in the 2016 election, ...

Vineyards lose suit against pot operation

Two Oregon wine grape growers have failed to convince a state judge their grapes would be adversely affected by odors from a neighboring marijuana operation.Yamhill County Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Easterday ...

 
School board appoints a new member

Yanira Vera will join the McMinnville School Board, replacing Tim Roberts, who retired over the summer. She will be sworn in Monday, Oct. 26, at a board meeting. Following the swearing in, the board ...

 
Along the Street: First Federal is first in the state

First Federal was named Oregon’s best bank in Newsweek magazine’s new ranking of financial institutions that “best serve their customers’ needs in today’s challenging times.” First ...

 
Blankets for vets

Volunteer Leanne Schnell and other members and supporters of McMinnville’s American Legion Auxiliary carefully cut 3-inch wide sections of fabric while helping to make lap blankets for veterans. The ...

Carlton planners give nod to 55-home subdivision

Carlton Planning Commission unanimously approved plans Monday for part of a subdivision in the southeast part of town. The planning commission meeting was calm and friendly, in contrast to boisterous ...

In Lafayette, 9 run for 4 council seats

Nine residents are vying for four seats on the Lafayette city council in the Nov. 3 general election, while the current council president is running without opposition for mayor. The council is ...

Willamina uses CARES funds to aid residents

The city of Willamina has access to about $66,000 in CARES Act funds, and while some of it has already been spent, the city has a plan to use the rest, City Manager Kenna West told councilors at this month’s ...

 
Mac Mayor 2020: Polarized views challenge Parker in first run for office

Heidi Parker describes herself as a “little red-haired girl from Montana who likes to pick up trash.” It’s an image that points in two directions: to the genesis of her role as a community ...

 
Mac Mayor 2020: Hill promises second term of steady work for McMinnville

In a time of upheaval amid COVID-19 and an economic downturn affecting every corner of McMinnville, Scott A. Hill is proudly offering residents more of the same if he wins a second term as the city’s ...

Yamhill County COVID cases exceed 950

Yamhill County’s COVID-19 case count increased to 951 on Tuesday and McMinnville neared 500 cases. Cases have been recorded throughout the county, though than half of the cases are in the McMinnville ...

Yamhill County employees' union declares impasse

The Yamhill County Employees Association has declared an impasse in mediation, meaning the union could be headed for a strike later this month. In response, the county has filed a statement for employees ...

Wolfe trial set over to late next year

A six-week trial for Michael Wolfe, the 53-year-old rural Gaston man charged with killing his 3-year-old son and the boy’s mother, is now scheduled to begin Sept. 13, 2021, before Presiding Judge ...

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Smith family rooted in ‘Cats’ football success

By the sixth week of the season, starting 11s are set, team routines established and the ‘Cats are rolling toward another conference title. However, at the halfway point of the 1989 season, ...

 
Yamhill County's Greatest Games: Amity bests Dayton 20-12 in ‘99 championship

Under the direction of head coach Jeff Flood, Amity won four consecutive Class 2A state football championships from 1998 to 2001. The run of excellence included an exhilarating 45-game unbeaten ...

 
Mueller, Rutschman and the Seahawks: How the former Linfield QB saved Seattle’s football franchise

Who actually saved the Seattle Seahawks from moving to Los Angles nearly a quarter century ago? To answer that question, we have to visit a Sheraton Hotel in Spokane one Friday night in the spring ...

 
Breaking ground: ‘Cats celebrate $1.55M soccer/lacrosse renovation

Fresh off changing its name to Linfield University, the Division III McMinnville school has broken ground on a $1.55 million renovation of its soccer and lacrosse field. While the Wildcat men’s ...

 
Never say die and the best comebacks in Linfield football history

If you’ve watched a Linfield football game, you know the Wildcat tradition of raising four fingers at the start of the fourth quarter. It wasn’t always the case. This custom dates back ...

 
Yamhill County’s Greatest Games: ‘Coach' claims his final state title

The stakes couldn’t have been higher. In 2002, the Oregon Class 2A state football championship featured longtime rivals Dayton and Amity. On one side, the Pirates lined up with state coaching ...

 
Linfield football: Bye weeks and extending ‘The Streak’

Fans think bye weeks are a bore. Coaches, however, have a different perspective. Wildcat head coach Joseph Smith notes, “Over the years I’ve really enjoyed the bye week. After four ...

 
Yamhill County's Greatest Games: An All-American, a faithful community and the '79 Mac title

Over 41 years ago, head coach Nick Robertson, All-American Charlie Sitton and the McMinnville boys basketball team etched their names into the history books with an undefeated 27-0 season. The ...

 
Early improvements spur Linfield success against rival Raiders

Week two games for any football coach concern improvement. After teams have played their first game, coaches now glimpse their squad’s potential. Retired hall of fame head coach Ad Rutschman ...

 
Coaching Conversations: Scott Nelson transformed Warriors into contenders

AMITY – Scott Nelson’s coaching career began in his backyard. His four sons – Cody, Kyle, Lance and Jaycen – would engage in hearty competitions at the family’s Amity ...

 
Remembrance of games past: Adversity spurs Wildcats’ run of dominance in 2010s

In Linfield’s first game of the 2008 football season, the Wildcats traveled to Abilene, Texas, opening head coach Joseph Smith’s third season, and arriving with high hopes for a play-off ...

 
Coaching conversations: Rosenberg's odyssey in men's basketball

Fully embracing the Japanese term “kaizen,” Linfield head men’s basketball coach Shanan Rosenberg continuously seeks to improve himself. The term, which means “change for ...

Linfield football earns three preseason All-Americans

Three Linfield football players were named to the D3football.com Preseason All-America team. Senior quarterback Wyatt Smith, junior offensive guard Matt Metcalf and junior defensive tackle Chase Lydig ...

 
Y-C family moves to Idaho for fall sports

YAMHILL  -- In early August, Quinten Ramsey and his stepsister, Ali Barnett, anxiously awaited the Oregon School Activities Association’s (OSAA) decision on the upcoming 2020/21 sports ...

 
Y-C’s ‘Father of the Final Four’ deserves Oregon Hall

For the past three years, former Yamhill-Carlton baseball coach Larry Hermo fought tirelessly for his ex-player Tom Jernstedt’s inclusion in the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. Jernstedt, one ...

Linfield sports suspended until 2021, rules Northwest Conference

Local Linfield fans must wait until 2021 to watch their favorite Wildcat teams compete in Division III athletics. Monday, the Northwest Conference (NWC) Presidents’ Council decided to suspend all ...

 
Coaching Conversations: Dana Dickey-Greene creates a pipeline for future success

SHERIDAN — Inspired by her mother, Sheridan’s Dana Dickey-Greene has become a positive force in the Spartan volleyball program. Entering her fourth season with the team, Dickey-Greene ...

 
Finding closure on the diamond

KEIZER – Nearly five months since their last competition, three Amity seniors finally earned a measure of closure on their final baseball season. Last weekend, Warrior ballplayers Luke Johnston, ...

 
Dayton hires former Sheridan coach to lead football program

DAYTON – Dayton High School hired a familiar face and an old foe to lead its football program. Jacob Peterson, who competed against the Pirates as the head football coach of Sheridan in 2017, was ...

Mac to resolve Title IX complaint

The McMinnville School District has approved a voluntary resolution agreement related to a February 26 Title IX complaint. The original accusation filed against the district raised issues with discrepancies ...

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