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Singers perform holiday concert on plaza Dec. 3

Twilight Singers from McMinnville High School and other musical ensembles will present holiday concerts for the next three Saturdays, at 1:30 p.m., starting Saturday, Dec. 3, at the U.S. Bank ...

Svenson said he won't pursue gun regulation violations

Sheriff Tim Svenson told county commissioners on Thursday he doesn’t plan to pursue violations of Ballot Measure 114, a recent voter initiative that creates new regulations on firearms. It requires ...

Volunteers can write letters to help hospitalized children

Volunteers can help Santa out by writing “Letters from Santa’s Elves” at the event Saturday, Dec. 3. Mikayla Staebler, the mother of a child who was hospitalized last Christmas, is organizing ...

County moves fire consolidation forward

The Yamhill County Board of Commissioners approved a preliminary order approving the formation of a new district at its meeting Thursday, moving the process of consolidating the rural and McMinnville fire ...

Newberg man goes to prison on weapon conviction

Presiding Yamhill County Circuit Court Judge Ladd Wiles made it clear to Joseph Haney that the plea agreement crafted by the District Attorney’s Office and his attorney, Annemarie Sgarlata of McMinnville, ...

 
Community Plate announces closure

Community Plate, a popular Third Street restaurant for nearly a dozen years, will close as of Dec. 18. Proprietors Scott and Courtney Cunningham announced their plans to close on their website and Facebook ...

Snow arrives, rain persists

Oh, the weather outside is … frightful? Beautiful? Rainy? Snowy? All of the above. Yamhill County temperatures remain cold, with alternating dustings of snow, patches of blue and plain ol’ ...

Handmade, metal gift shows planned at Heritage Center

The Yamhill Valley Heritage Center will host two Christmas gift shows this month — the annual Handmade Holiday Bazaar Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4, and the new Metal Arts Gift Show Saturday, ...

Saturday breakfast return to indoor dining

After more than two years of serving takeout, Saturday Morning Breakfast crews will welcome people inside their dining room again starting Dec. 3. Diners will be seated, choose from a menu, and served ...

 
Vintage posters highlight history

The city of McMinnville’s Historic Landmark poster series — an effort to highlight 30 structures and landmarks significant to the city’s history — has been a hit with businesses ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Monday, Nov. 28] Yamhill County reported 70 new cases of COVID-19 for the week of Nov. 21 to 27, and one death, bringing the county to a total to date of 21,784 cases and 246 deaths.  Case counts ...

 
Evidence techs visit Mac High

Collecting and preserving evidence is a vital part of investigating crimes, evidence technicians from McMinnville and Newberg told McMinnville High School students last week. They take in all kinds of ...

 
Mack Theater/Hotel Yamhill owners moving forward

Group feels it can meet challenges of restoring former Hotel Yamhill

 
Fire guts Lafayette manufactured home

Betsey and Casey Ranger and their two children were home in Lafayette’s Pioneer Park Mobile Estates about 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26. “We heard a pop,” Betsey said. “And then some ...

 
Former gas station owner sues county

The former owner of a defunct gas station in Yamhill is suing the county for not selling the property back to her. Carol Glover lost her property to the county in a property tax foreclosure in 2018. A ...

Grant will help Ready for Kindergarten

McMinnville School District has received a $20,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation for its Ready for Kindergarten program. Ready for Kindergarten, which started more than a decade ago, is an ...

Along the Street: ARQ to remodel old shoe grease building

The old Huberd Shoe Grease building on Lafayette Avenue will be extensively remodeled — but not by Diana Riggs and Todd Severson, owners of Mac Market, located in a revamped structure directly behind ...

Cities plan tree lightings, parades

Yamhill County cities are planning tree lightings, Christmas parades and other holiday events. Amity, Lafayette, Sheridan and Yamhill have events scheduled tonight. Amity’s Christmas parade will ...

 
New mural stretches along Alpine

Train travel in McMinnville is part of history, but on Alpine Avenue you can almost feel it, thanks to a newly-completed mural. “Rounding the Bend,” rounds out a year that has been one of ...

 
Richard joins Gallery as manager

Gallery Theater has hired a new manager, Jared Richard, to replace Seth Renne, who is moving on to other work. Richard lives in McMinnville. Since moving here from Salem in July, he has become involved ...

Sports

 
Mac girls win opener

Season openers always bring a mix of nervousness and excitement. They can serve as an opportunity to knock the rust off from a long offseason and a chance to see what a team can do together for the first ...

 
Dayton duo leads Pirates to Final Four

As defensive coordinators prepped for the Dayton Pirates this season, two players jumped off the screen. The running back duo of Zach Smith and Nate Arce wreaked havoc on opposing defenses all season, ...

 
’Cats given a Royal send-off

As teams climb the playoff ladder in the NCAA Division III playoffs, the ability to play at a near-perfect level is the difference between winning and going home. In a second round matchup against the ...

Winter sports season starts for local athletes

Winter high school sports around Yamhill County will get under way this week, with basketball, wrestling and swimming all set to begin. This will be the last season without a shot clock at the high school ...

Oregon OC hired by ASU; Linfield alum will remain on staff

Arizona State hired Oregon offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham as its next head coach on Sunday. In his introductory press conference, Dillingham made sure to note that he would be retaining Shaun ...

Tigers earn all-league honors

Twenty-five Yamhill-Carlton student-athletes earned all-league honors across 3A cross country, soccer, volleyball and football. Louie Etta earned All-League cross country honors in the second special ...

 
Linfield prepares to host Bethel Royals in second round battle

For the first time in the programs’ history, the undefeated Linfield Wildcats and the Bethel Royals of Arden Hills, Minnesota will meet on the gridiron in the second round of the NCAA Division III ...

 
Haley Ayala combined leadership with great play for Sheridan volleyball

After Sheridan’s 3-0 sweep against Dayton on Oct. 11, Haley Ayala was looking forward to the volleyball postseason. At 16-4, the Spartans were a few wins away from clinching a spot in the 3A state ...

 
Dayton football falls in semis

Moments after Dayton’s 42-20 loss to Cascade Christian in the 3A state semifinal, Dayton coach Jacob Peterson was brought to tears describing his emotions. “It’s always hard to process,” ...

Wildcats strong defense leads to 2-0 weekend

The Linfield women’s basketball won both of its games in the Ken Schumann Classic over the weekend to improve to .500 on the season. At 2-2, the Wildcats have already topped their win total in each ...

Bryant leads way as Wildcats get first win

The Linfield men’s basketball team split its two games in the USCS Classic in Santa Cruz, California over the weekend. In their first matchup, 21 points from Reece Gibb and 20 points from Trey Bryant ...

 
Linfield advances to second round

Unranked Pomona-Pitzer, based on its season record, coming into the first round NCAA Division III football playoff contest with undefeated Linfield University, was supposed to play the role of patsy for ...

State hosts free Thanksgiving parks, clamming and fishing days

Oregon parks and wildlife agencies are encouraging the public to get out and enjoy public areas and activity. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has announced return of its traditional “Green ...

Mac AD, coaches speak on Mac sports

Participation is rising in McMinnville High School sports, athletic director Ryan McIrvin and several coaches told the school board Monday night. That’s good for the student athletes and the school, ...

 
‘Cats take home NWC honors

The Northwest Conference announced its all-conference honors on Monday, with the 9-0 Wildcats earning 21 all-conference selections. Junior linebacker Blake Rybar was named NWC Defensive Player of the ...

 
Linfield loses exhibition to EOU

After a tight-knit first half, the Mountaineers of Eastern Oregon University dropped 53 points in the second half to pull away and beat the Linfield Wildcats 92-79 in an exhibition game at Ted Wilson Gymnasium ...

 
Dayton preps for semifinals

The Dayton Pirates football team will head south this weekend to Cottage Grove, where they will take on the second-seeded Cascade Christian Challengers in the 3A state semifinals on Saturday. The Challengers ...

 
Valley Panthers finish second in state tourney

The Valley Panthers rugby team, primarily made up of McMinnville High School girls, took second in the state rugby sevens tournament after winning it last fall. Throughout the course of the season, the ...

 
Dayton upsets South Umpqua, advance to semifinals

Dayton coach Jacob Peterson couldn’t script a better start to a game. Five minutes into Dayton’s quarterfinal match at South Umpqua, the Pirates had already jumped out to a 21-0 lead. After ...

Amity's historic girls soccer season ends in semifinals

Moments after the final whistle blew in Amity’s state semifinal on Tuesday, a 6-0 loss to two-time defending champions Catlin Gabel, the Warriors made their way to their bench. After some hugs and ...

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