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Planner: Development shouldn’t disrupt traffic

Heather Richards responds to concerns raised by committee working on Newberg-Dundee bypass   McMinnville’s proposed Three Mile Lane Area Plan, which would guide development of acreage in southeast ...

State seeing ‘significant transmission’

Oregon reported 2,400 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, and a rolling seven-day average of 1,564 new cases per day, as State Health Officer Dean Sidelinger again emphasized in a media briefing last ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Thursday, May 26] Yamhill  County reported 19new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the county to a total to date of 18,663 cases and 222 deaths.  *** [Wednesday, May 25] Yamhill ...

 
McMinnville man found guilty of assaulting 83-year-old mother

A McMinnville man who asked his 83-year-old mother if she wanted to die, then sat on her chest and held a plastic bag over her face, was found guilty at trial of one count each of fourth-degree ...

Newberg-Dundee Police selects body camera vendor

The Newberg-Dundee Police Department has selected Axon Enterprise, Inc., headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., as its body camera vendor. The agency received an $86,000 grant from the Department ...

 
Yard of the Month: Uncommon garden

Nurturing edible and unusual plants is hobby, therapy for Mac woman   Ruby rhododendrons, orange and yellow ranunculus — and the most impressive garlic ever — make passersby pause at ...

Local schools schedule graduation ceremonies

It’s graduation season again. One local high school, and Linfield University, start things off this weekend, with the rest of Yamhill County schools holding events in early June. Willamina’s ...

 
Arts advocate honored as ‘cultural asset’

Sharon Morgan is third winner of countywide honor   Sharon Morgan has long advocated for the arts, supporting both individuals who pursue the myriad forms of the arts and the organizations that ...

DEQ plans to issue closure permit for Riverbend

DEQ is seeking public comment; ‘no decision on long-term future’   Because Riverbend Landfill has largely stopped accepting garbage, was denied land use approval to expand, and ...

Former federal prison guard pleads guilty to conspiracy

A former corrections officer at the Federal Correctional Institution/Sheridan has pleaded guilty to his role in a bribery and contraband smuggling conspiracy. He was identified as Nickolas Carlos ...

Band of Brothers group to hear about pet therapy

Dave Cutter, who visits the Oregon Veterans Home to offer pet therapy, will speak Thursday, June 2, at the McMinnville Band of Brothers meeting. The meeting will start at 11:30 a.m. in the Evergreen ...

 
Man of Steel: Legendary car designer, fabricator visits Willamina

Corey Fong teaches art at Bethlehem High School in Delmar, New York, an Albany suburb, 150 miles north of New York City. On a Tuesday morning earlier this month, Fong boarded a plane in Albany, flew to ...

 
Flights of fancy: Locally made board game makes its debut

Chase Estep likes to travel the world looking for birds, all while sitting in his living room, turning over cards and rolling dice. He “travels” by playing the solo version of “Bandada,” ...

Turkey Rama returns in July

Turkey Rama will return Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9, with food and vendor booths, family activities, music and other entertainment, according to the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce. “We ...

Linfield commencement ceremony set May 29

Linfield University will graduate more than 330 students, including 60 nursing students, on Sunday, May 29, its first traditional in-person commencement ceremony since 2019. Students from the ...

Along the Street: Alpine Cleaners participates in aid to Ukraine

Alpine Cleaners in McMinnville and other members of the Oregon Dry Cleaners Association have donated $5,000 to Mercy Corps to be used for humanitarian aid in the Ukraine crisis. The dry cleaning ...

 
Bishop to visit Mac church

The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon will visit St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in McMinnville to lead worship services Sunday, May 29. Bishop Diana Akiyama will lead the Holy Eucharist ...

Salinas, Erickson to face off

Democrat Andrea Salinas of Lake Oswego and Republican Mike Erickson of Lake Oswego will face off in November for the new U.S. House District 6 seat. Both candidates won their primaries in Tuesday’s ...

Starrett increases lead; Johnston, Wytoski headed to runoff; Amity, Dayton, Sheridan money measures passing

County election results are available online at Count_CumulativeReport (yamhill.or.us). Statewide election results are available at Oregon Secretary of State (oregonvotes.gov)   Starrett ...

Chef over the moon about her new takeout restaurant

Selene’s Kitchen — named for Greek moon goddess — offers salads, soups and sandwiches to-go   Kathy Messervy, who owns the new Selene’s Kitchen in downtown McMinnville, fell ...

Sports

 
Hughes aims higher: Willamina junior eager for more after winning discus, javelin state championships

EUGENE – Even with two Class 3A State Track and Field titles in her possession, Willamina’s Hallee Hughes is far from satisfied. For most of the season, Hughes’ dominance in ...

 
Peaking at the right time

EUGENE – Randy Gibson’s first full season of high school track and field couldn’t have concluded any better. The Sheridan senior won the OSAA 2A Boys High Jump State Championship ...

 
Panthers complete epic comeback, claim rugby championship, 31-28

PORTLAND — After what head coach Mike Fair described as the most amazing comeback he’s ever witnessed in 30 years of playing/coaching rugby, the Valley Panthers rallied from a 28-5 ...

 
Grizzlies take on state’s best at track and field championships

EUGENE –The McMinnville track and field team sent its best athletes to Eugene Friday and Saturday for the OSAA 6A State Championships. Mac fielded a squad of nine competitors, but didn’t place ...

Mac tennis players notch wins at state

BEAVERTON – Seven McMinnville athletes earned valuable experiences and memories while competing at the OSAA 6A State Tennis Championships held last weekend. The Grizzly boys sent three doubles teams ...

 
Valley Rams place 5th in state with decisive victory over Lincoln

PORTLAND — Let there be no doubt: The Valley Rams Rugby Team easily locked up the fifth-place trophy for the state of Oregon. The Rams earned their hardware Saturday with a team victory over ...

 
Fearsome foursome

Four Yamhill County baseball and softball teams. Four conference champions. Four state title contenders. The number-one ranked Yamhill-Carlton softball, the third-rated Tiger baseball team, ...

Inaugural Race to Space event helps Linfield students ‘learn on the run’

Linfield University’s one-mile Wellness Trail served as a somewhat swampy base for a May 14 event that was about both student learning and community running. The first Race to Space, named ...

Beyer finishes 40th at state

CRESWELL – McMinnville senior Molly Beyer concluded her spectacular high school career with her second appearance at the 2022 OSAA Girls Golf State Championships, held Monday and Tuesday at Emerald ...

Valley Rams enter playoffs as 5th seed

PORTLAND – Eight players scored to lead the Valley Rams Rugby Club to Saturday’s 76-7 state semifinal win over Newberg. Erik Potter led the Rams in scoring with a pair of tries and was named ...

 
Ropes and reins: Local OHSET squad wins state titles

REDMOND – Yamhill County’s Oregon High School Equestrian Teams (OHSET) proved their mettle during last weekend’s state competition held at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds Expo ...

 
Grizzly girls nab 2nd at districts; Angevine qualifies for state

HILLSBORO – First-year head girls tennis coach Lily Elmer steered her team to a second-place finish during last Friday’s Pacific Conference District Championships at Century High School. ...

Mac boys claim 1st district tennis title since 2018

HILLSBORO – “It was truly a team effort.” So McMinnville boys tennis head coach Ericson Teller said following the Grizzlies district-title winning performance at last Friday’s ...

Linfield softball eliminated from postseason play by Belhaven

MARSHALL, Texas – Linfield’s Northwest Conference champion softball team grabbed a pair of victories during last weekend’s NCAA Division III Regional, but ultimately was eliminated from ...

Van Wijck, Barton secure titles at Pacific Conference Championships

The McMinnville track and field team earned a pair of individual titles during last week’s Pacific Conference Championships at Linfield University’s Maxwell Field. Emma Van Wijck and Laura ...

Baseball roundup: Weeks leads Grizzlies over Jags in extra innings

McMinnville 7, Century 6 (nine innings) HILLSBORO – Kade Weeks’ go-ahead single in the top of the ninth lifted the McMinnville baseball team to a 7-6 extra-innings victory over Pacific Conference ...

Softball recap: Big sixth inning powers Mac over Crimson Tide

McMinnville 13, Glencoe 1 (six innings) HILLSBORO – An eight-run sixth inning powered the McMinnville softball team to a 13-1 blowout of Glencoe during last Friday’s league matchup. Maddy ...

Panthers advance to state title game

PORTLAND – For the second straight rugby season, the Valley Panthers are heading to the state championship game. Following their victorious title run in the fall, the Panthers have become the top ...

Senior golf scores

Bayou Golf Course, McMinnville, Friday, May 13 LP No. 5: Lynn Foster Low Gross No. 1: Bob Vertregt LG No. 1: Duane Qualey Low Net No. 1: Duane Qualey LN No. 1: Bob Vertregt Cross Creek Golf Course, ...

 
The final piece of the puzzle

YAMHILL – Longtime Yamhill-Carlton softball coach John Kuehnel felt confident he’d command a state contender this season. The program would return several key contributors from 2021’s ...

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