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Ted Lopuszynski, longtime county leader, dies at 83

Former Yamhill County Commissioner Ted Lopuszynski, a naturalized citizen who became one of the county’s longest-serving leaders, died Friday in McMinnville. He was 83. A retired Marine, ...

Merkley holds town hall June 16

Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley on Wednesday, June 16, at 4 p.m., will hold a remote and telephone town hall for  Yamhill County. He will update constituents on his work in Washington, ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Tuesday, June 15]  Yamhill County reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 for Saturday to Monday, bringing the county to a total to date of 4,763 cases and 79 deaths. The county reports that as of ...

 
Bees and seeds: Roadside vegetation improvements ongoing

Vegetation growing along the side of the road didn’t always happen there by accident; some plants are seeded deliberately by the road department to control erosion; some are still growing in their ...

 
Learning together through adversity

Saturday’s Amity High School graduation served as one more touch point in the long series of connections and lessons also known as growing up in Amity. Fifty-nine members of the Warrior ...

 
Nearman expelled in historic action; commissioners to help choose replacement

For the first time in state history, the Oregon House on Thursday voted to expel one of its members, removing Representative Mike Nearman from office, after a video surfaced that showed him explaining ...

Sheridan brings back Hometown Days with ‘A Day at the Farm’

Sheridan will celebrate a “Day at the Farm” as part of Hometown Days 2021 scheduled Friday and Saturday, June 18-19, throughout the community. The pandemic forced cancellation of Hometown ...

 
Stopping by: Wishing on a YouTube star

 ‘Sub T Ronan’ battles illness, gives to others through his cyber skills

 
Following instructions to the letters

To encourage individuals and families to get outside this summer, the Yamhill County Parks Department is hosting its annual scavenger hunt-style activity. Once known as “tangleboxing,” ...

 
Vancouver teen arrested on road rage-related charges

A Vancouver, Washington resident was booked into the Yamhill County Jail Thursday night on charges related to an alleged road rage incident that evening. Elcio Antonio Depadua Jr., who turned ...

Lil’ Queenie to perform in Carlton park

Lil’ Queenie will perform a free concert Saturday, June 19, in Ladd Park, downtown Carlton. Everyone is welcome. The band, let by Mike and Linda LeClair of Carlton, usually performs rock ...

Lab error skews positive rate too low

Mistake at local facility discovered during routine reviews, OHA says The percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19 in Yamhill County, and statewide, between April 30 and June 10, was ...

 
Grads turn obstacles into stepping stones

The readerboard in front of Sheridan High School has displayed a message lately, meant for students and staff. It read, “An obstacle is often a stepping stone.” Leading up to Saturday ...

County now in moderate risk category

After weeks in the COVID-19 high risk category under state guidelines, Yamhill County is moving to the moderate risk category, beginning June 11. The Oregon Health Authority reported 107 new cases in ...

Location changed for Flag Day event

A Flag Day celebration will be held Monday evening, June 14, in a different location than origially announced. The free program will start at 7 p.m. at the Mac Music Academy,, located in the old ...

House expels Representative Nearman

For the first time in state history, the Oregon House voted to expel one of its members on Thursday, removing State Rep. Mike Nearman from office, after a video surfaced that showed him explaining ...

Civil rights, Holocaust references spark local objections

Civil rights, Holocaust references spark local objections Ever since Yamhill County Commissioner Mary Starrett began making comparisons on Facebook between actions of Nazi Germany and the ...

Japanese School may stay open

Board meets June 14; landlord forgives next two years’ rent 

Fire at Cascade Steel mill causes extensive damage

An early morning fire on Saturday, May 22, caused extensive damage at McMinnville’s Cascade Steel Rolling Mills plant, 3200 N. Highway 99W. The fire was reported at 4:30 a.m., and went to ...

 
SCAMMING SENIORS: She stood up to the lawyer who stole from her

Financial exploitation victim Bonita Pursel sat in a Yamhill County Circuit Courtroom in August 2019, anxiously waiting for Judge John Collins to return a verdict against now-disbarred attorney ...

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Fly, Cal, Fly

Growing up in the sport of swimming, McMinnville’s Cal Kramer quickly fell in love with the butterfly stroke. The style requires a difficult combination of strength and intensity, and the ...

Basketball roundup: Dayton boys hold off Y-C, 70-66; Willamina sweeps Columbians

Dayton 70, Yamhill-Carlton 66 (boys) DAYTON – Tyler Spink’s 30 points lifted the Dayton boys basketball team to a pivotal 70-66 victory over Yamhill-Carlton during last Friday’s PacWest ...

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Mac boys basketball team puts on youth camp The McMinnville boys basketball program will be hosting their annual Grizzly Basketball Camp, June 28 through July 1 at McMinnville High School. The camp is ...

 
Oliveira’s breakout continues, Pirates stun Warriors, 39-30

AMITY – Renika Oliveira has quickly become an unexpected standout for the Dayton girls basketball team. The Pirates’ freshman point guard recently seized command of the team’s ...

 
Dayton boys beat rival Amity, surge into tie for 1st place

AMITY – Much has changed for the Dayton boys basketball team since a dramatic blowout loss to Yamhill-Carlton during the second week of the season. Since the 26-point defeat to the Tigers, ...

Basketball recap: Mac girls win 7th straight; Bulldogs move into 1st place

McMinnville 67, Glencoe 28; McMinnville 60, Liberty 53 (girls) HILLSBORO – Kylee Arzner’s 20-point, 10-rebound double-double led the McMinnville girls to a 67-28 win over Glencoe during Tuesday’s ...

Sports briefs

Mac boys basketball team puts on youth camp The McMinnville boys basketball program will be hosting their annual Grizzly Basketball Camp, June 28 through July 1 at McMinnville High School. The camp is ...

 
If you build it, they will throw

AMITY – Amity head track and field coach Randy Hayes finally realized his dream of creating a hammer ring at Randolph Scoggan Field. Last Saturday, the Amity Track Club hosted a throws competition, ...

 
Grizzly wrestlers finding their footing in early matches

With a mix of veteran talent and youthful inexperience creating the McMinnville wrestling roster this season, head coach Jordan Barich hopes his athletes begin to find consistency. Last weekend, ...

Tomlin takes the reins of Mac football program

Ty Tomlin, former Lebanon head coach, is eager to bring his state championship pedigree to the McMinnville football program. After his hiring, made public last Thursday, Tomlin officially replaced ...

Grizzly assistant coach compiles records for wrestling room

McMinnville’s assistant wrestling coach Jeremy Wilson is a man on a mission. For the past year, Wilson has devoted his time to creating a comprehensive list of every Mac wrestler who achieved ...

Mac swimmers take on Newberg, Liberty

NEWBERG – McMinnville’s boys and girls swimming teams split their duals against Newberg and Liberty last Thursday. The Grizzly boys lost to the Tigers, 94-61, and beat the Falcons, 80-24. Mac’s ...

Basketball roundup: Dayton girls win; Bulldogs drop Warrenton

Dayton 54, Blanchet Catholic 27 (girls) DAYTON – Renika Oliveira’s career-high 23 points powered the Dayton girls basketball team to a 54-27 win over Blanchet Catholic during Friday’s ...

Sports briefs

Marshall wins Reno Open RENO – Matt Marshall, of Yamhill, was awarded an exemption into the 2021 Barracuda Championship after winning this year’s Reno Open. The three-day tournament was held ...

 
Arzner, Elkins lead Grizzlies over Newberg, 44-34

When the McMinnville girls basketball team graduated four starters last season, Jadie Elkins knew her time to shine would arrive in 2021. As a crucial member of the Grizzlies rotation the past ...

 
Three-time Coach of the Year Wes Gabrielsen departs Mac tennis

For the past five seasons, Wes Gabrielsen remained a pillar within the McMinnville tennis community. The Grizzlies’ head boys tennis coach became a symbol of stability for the team, leading ...

Basketball roundup: Local teams notch league wins

Amity 65, Willamina 50; Amity 67, Blanchet Catholic 49 (boys) AMITY – The Warriors won their third and fourth consecutive games this week, defeating non-league opponent Willamina Tuesday, 65-50, ...

Tomlin hired as new Mac football coach

McMinnville High School has announced the hiring of Ty Tomlin as its new head football coach. Tomlin, Lebanon High School's football coach for the past eight years, will replace Ryan McIrvin, who stepped ...

 
Grizzlies fall short against Jaguars, 62-60

During Friday’s Pacific Conference clash, the McMinnville boys basketball team watched its victory stolen away by the determined and resilient Century Jaguars. Leading 55-43 with four minutes ...

 
Bulldogs lose 61-45 to reigning state champion Clatskanie

WILLAMINA – To be the best, a team must beat the best. Willamina’s girls basketball team experienced an extremely tough measurement during last Friday’s Coastal Range League ...

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