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Sheridan man killed in crash; driver arrested

A Sheridan man was arrested in connection with the death of a Sheridan resident in a single-vehicle rollover crash shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday about two miles southeast of Sheridan on Ballston Road. Passenger Thomas Dean ...

 
COVID-19 toll updated to remove 26-year-old Sheridan man

A 26-year-old Sheridan man who died in July after being sick for three days has been removed from state and county lists of deaths attributed to COVID-19. An autopsy found no evidence of the virus ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Tuesday, Sept. 29] Yamhill County reported a new COVID-19 death today. A 60-year-old woman tested positive on July 30 and died on Aug. 18 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying health conditions. The ...

 
Riverbend Landfill fight over 'vertical expansion' comes to an end

A yearslong court fight over a contentious land use compatibility statement Yamhill County issued to Riverbend Landfill to allow for its expansion has been dismissed. In 2016, the landfill outside ...

Health authorities: Be vigilant, COVID-19 cases increasing

Oregon reported its highest daily count of COVID-19 cases on Friday, as worldwide deaths near 1 million, and cases continue to spike nationwide. Nearly 205,000 people in the United States have died of ...

Sign of the times: A letter to readers

As the tans and yellows of late summer make way for the oranges and golds of autumn, numerous colored political signs stand out along highways and streets in Yamhill County. Bright red, white and blue ...

Union alleges Yamhill County illegally harassing union bargaining members

Yamhill County spied on a union bargaining member through her computer and then used a private investigator to try to illegally obtain privileged information about internal union activities, according ...

 
A facelift for Sheridan? City eyes Masonic Lodge in revitalization

There’s a strong interest in rejuvenating Sheridan’s downtown, and the city council should move aggressively toward achieving that goal and not take a back seat, Councilor Aaron Baer said at ...

Meeting set on Westside Road bypass between Mac and Yamhill

The Oregon Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting next week about the possibility of turning Westside Road into a designated truck route between McMinnville and Yamhill. ODOT is considering ...

Amity flour mill gets go-ahead after lengthly negotiations

A proposed grain farm, mill and bakery outside Amity received unanimous approval from Yamhill County’s three commissioners on Thursday. Baker Bram Yoffie and Wesley Stoller, owner of Chatanika Farms, ...

 
McMinnville man sentenced for child pornography

McMinnville transient Jeffrey VanHouten, whose cell phone was found with thousands of images depicting child pornography, was sentenced Tuesday to 32 months in prison. VanHouten, 56, was sentenced by ...

Oregon records largest one-day COVID-19 case count

UPDATE, Sept. 28: OHA on Saturday reported an additional 277 COVID-19 cases and 4 more deaths, and on Sunday reported 242 more cases and one death.By SARA CLINE Associated Press/Report for America SALEM, ...

McMinnville's new campaign finance reporting rules are complex

How complicated are the new campaign finance reporting requirements for McMinnville City Council and mayoral candidates? Confusing enough that city attorney Amanda Guile-Hinman hesitates to provide any ...

A few glitches, but teachers in McMinnville happy to see students again

After months of planning, McMinnville High School Principal Amy Fast was thrilled when fall classes started Sept. 15. She said it was “really fulfilling” to see “solid teaching and learning” ...

 
Distance learning: Parents see good, bad, complications

Public school is underway, with students learning from home using computers to interact with their teachers and classmates. The format is no one’s first choice — not what students would ...

Film festival plans virtual weekend in October

The McMinnville Film Festival Foundation will offer a number of award winners from its first nine years at a virtual event Oct. 16 to 18. The show will include a sampling of short films dating back to ...

Willamina schools start later than usual

Willamina schools have traditionally been the first in the Yamhill Valley to ring in a new school year, but that changed this year as the district waited until Tuesday, Sept. 22. Questioned about the ...

 
Newberg paper mill site near river sold for redevelopment

The former WestRock paper mill site near the Willamette River in Newberg has been sold to an out-of-state corporation that specializes in redevelopment of properties with environmental contamination. Newberg ...

 
Yamhill County receives $850,000 plus in cultural grants

Nineteen Yamhill County arts and cultural organizations will share in an $858,658 grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust. The Yamhill County Cultural Coalition worked with the Oregon Cultural Trust to identify ...

 
Cyber sex abuser draws 33-year prison term in Yamhill case

A judge sentenced Silverton cyber-sex abuser Jacob Olive to more than 33 years in prison this week in connection with sexual images involving a child that were uploaded to a home in Yamhill. Google tipped ...

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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 ...

OSAA adopts new 2020/21 athletic plan; Fall sports postponed to March

The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) shifted its traditional fall sports season contests to begin in March under a new 2020-21 school activities calendar approved Wednesday by the association’s ...

 
Coaching Conversations: Tom Anderson teaches hoops and fosters relationships

WILLAMINA – Entering his 15th season as the Willamina head girls basketball coach, Tom Anderson is as equally comfortable deploying defensive strategies on the court as he is fostering bonds ...

 
Coaching Conversations: Henry serves as coach, mentor for Dayton wrestlers

DAYTON – In his 13 years of coaching at Dayton High School, Rob Henry discovered his calling: Mentoring athletes, and not only in wrestling, but in life. He found each of his wrestlers ...

 
Dingers, Stingers and Ringors: Local softball stars win national title

WARSAW, IN – Yamhill County’s Dingers, Stingers and Ringors left their mark on the inaugural National Softball Association’s Odd Age 13U World Series two weeks ago in Warsaw, ...

Linfield postpones fall sports

Linfield University is postponing its football season until spring, along with soccer, rowing and volleyball, and moving golf and tennis to fall along with cross country. Linfield and eight other schools ...

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