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City, county to move fire consolidation forward

McMinnville’s plan to consolidate its city and rural fire services may be headed to the ballot if city council and the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners agree to move forward. Although ballot ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Monday, Sept. 26] Yamhill County reported 92 new cases of COVID-19 for the week of Sept. 19 to 26, and two deaths. There have now been 21,229 cases in the county to date, and 240 deaths. *** [Monday, ...

Judge rules Newberg School Board policy unconstitutional

Easterday rules Newberg’s ban of political signs violates state Constitution

PB&J drive will help feed needy

Several local businesses will collect donations of peanut butter and jelly during October to help needy families this fall and winter. Coldwell Banker Professional Group’s offices in McMinnville ...

Does Mac have a short term rental problem?

Depending on who you ask, short term rental properties are either a scourge to the neighborhoods of McMinnville or a vital piece of the city’s tourism efforts. The Planning Commission tackled the ...

Bird knocks McMinnville power out

Electrical power was knocked out on the north side of downtown McMinnville about 9:45 a.m. Monday when a bird flew into a sub-station, according to McMinnville Water & Light Manager John Dietz. Power ...

McMinnville schools ahead on state tests

Statewide drop in scoring attributed to COVID disruption

 
Scottish Festival will feature athletes, music, clans

Oct. 1-2 Scottish Festival will feature games, food, music, and clans

 
Former Mac officer, sheriff Norm Hand dies

Former Yamhill County Sheriff Norm Hand died Wednesday, Sept. 21, in McMinnville. He was 77. No services will be held at this time. A remembrance is planned at a later date. Hand was elected sheriff ...

 
Hotel project at a crossroad

Before plans can move forward on a proposed five-story hotel in downtown McMinnville, developers will need city approval to demolish three buildings on the site. Demolition applications for buildings at ...

 
Farmers market, Dine Out(side) program drawing to a close

The season ends soon for two regular activities that are part of the pulse of summer in downtown McMinnville. The McMinnville Downtown Association’s Dine Out(side) reaches its final weekend of dining ...

Hillside plans learning series

The popular educational series, “Hillside Adventures in Learning,” will return in October for the first time since 2019. Hillside Retirement Communities hosts the series of speakers on a variety ...

Sheridan woman killed in Hillsboro crash

A Sheridan woman was killed in a two-vehicle, double-fatal crash the evening of Thursday, Sept. 22, in Hillsboro. The Hillsboro Police Department identified her as Adrianna Shelton, 19. Also killed in ...

 
Flowers, rock garden features in Yard of the Month

When she was looking for a home to buy in McMinnville, Nancy Kirkelie was quite taken with a yard she saw in the Michelbook Fourth Addition. Surrounded by the parklike golf course, the yard offered plenty ...

Banks collect diapers

Eight banks in McMinnville and Newberg are accepting donations for the annual “Banks for the Bank” diaper drive, which will run Sept. 26 through Oct. 21. Diapers and baby wipes can be dropped ...

Youngsters can enter pumpkin cook-off

The See La Later Foundation will host a pumpkin cook-off for kids this fall. Fifth- through eighth-graders can enter by preparing a dish that includes pumpkin. The dishes will be dropped off between 9 ...

Art Harvest will take visitors into studios

Painters, sculptors and other creators open their studios starting Sept. 30

Impaired driving heightens law enforcement concerns

Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Sam Elliott said the agency’s administrative team and patrol deputies are having serious discussions about how they can have an impact on reducing the ...

County faces hard questions under new court order

Sometimes a person accused of a crime is deemed mentally unable to aid and assist in their own defense. What happens when that person is no longer able to receive care from the Oregon State Hospital, but ...

Commissioners discuss exemption/deferral program future

The Yamhill County Commissioners Thursday morning began discussion of the potential impact of legislation allowing property tax exemptions and deferrals for rural areas. Senate Bill 1565 would allow a ...

Sports

 
Mac rides momentum, but falls short to Liberty

Volleyball is a game of momentum, and the McMinnville Grizzlies squad hadn’t captured much of it lately. Although Wednesday night ended in a five-set loss, 12-25, 25-19, 25-23, 17-25, 5-15, ...

 
Dayton, Y-C trade free kick goals for 2-2 finish

The 2-2 game result was a team outcome, but “the ball was Maddy’s.” And so was the stuffed tiger. Yamhill-Carlton junior midfielder Maddy Tuning forced a free kick past Dayton ...

 
‘Cats defense dominates in front of homecoming crowd

Linfield’s No. 8 ranked football team made homecoming weekend special for all alums in attendance, with the exception of the University of Redland’s head coach Jim Good, a 1994 Linfield ...

Grizzlies grind out win on the road

The McMinnville Grizzlies edged Ridgeview 15-7 in Redmond Friday night in a game where both teams’ momentum was frequently stalled by penalties. McMinnville (2-1) running back Austin Rapp ...

Sheridan volleyball stays undefeated in league play

Sheridan volleyball coach Dana Dickey-Greene said senior Haley Ayala is determined to lead her younger teammates to a playoff appearance this year. Ayala totaled 18 kills, 10 digs and three aces Thursday ...

Wildcat alum takes over ASU football team

Former Linfield Wildcat running back Shaun Aguano was named interim coach of the Arizona State University football team Sunday after the program agreed to part ways with head coach Herm Edwards. Aguano ...

Amity executes well for first win

Following both of Amity’s losses to start the season, head football coach Baltazar Campusano said his team will be tough to beat if they can limit the turnovers and execute properly in the ...

 
Swanson a key ingredient to Linfield's defense

Linfield defensive end Travis Swanson is a difference-maker for the Wildcats. A preseason all-American selection, the fifth-year senior was recently named the Northwest Conference’s Defensive ...

OSAA adds shot clock to high school hoops

After years at the forefront of discussion and debate, the shot clock is coming to Oregon high school basketball starting in the 2023-24 season. The Oregon School Activities Association unanimously ...

Grizzlies expect physical game at Ridgefield

Following a blowout win at Forest Grove last week, McMinnville football coach Ty Tomlin said there are still plenty of mistakes the Grizzlies saw on tape that need to be cleaned up as they travel to Redmond ...

Y-C volleyball tops Banks to extend win streak to five

What the Yamhill-Carlton volleyball team lacks – size – is driving the team’s identity early in the 2022 season. “Tiny but mighty,” is how senior captain Dorothy ...

 
Tigers defense steps up to take down Warriors

YAMHILL — Amity’s size and pounding Wing-T offense is meant to wear down opponents through 48 minutes of gametime. That was the case last year when they faced Yamhill-Carlton, outscoring the ...

 
Nisly scores four as Amity shuts out Dayton

AMITY — Amity’s girls soccer (2-1, 2-0 PacWest) team surprised the visiting Dayton Pirates (1-2, 1-1 PacWest) Thursday on the Warriors’ pitch, 5-0. The Pirates came into the match as ...

McMinnville’s big plays lead to blowout win over Forest Grove

After a slow start to the game, McMinnville quarterback Kane Sullivan hit Mason Yochum for a 59-yard touchdown reception late in the first quarter. It was the first of many big plays on offense that propelled ...

 
Bulldogs cruise in win over Sheridan

SHERIDAN — In a football game that was a blowout win for the opponents by the end of the first half, Sheridan head football coach John Taylor saw a glimmer of hope for what his Spartan team may become. ...

Dayton overcomes lengthy bus ride to topple La Pine

The Dayton Pirates improved to 2-0 on Friday night with a resounding 40-6 victory against the La Pine Hawks. Before the game, there was concern about how the team would come out of the gate after their ...

 
Grizzlies come up short in ‘game of inches’

The McMinnville boys soccer players and coaches walked out of Wortman Stadium Wednesday night with their first loss of the season, but their heads high. Mac’s (2-1) non-league action against Lincoln ...

Bulldogs get best of Spartans in non-league volleyball action

Coming off an impressive league win against Amity on Tuesday, the Sheridan Spartans volleyball team looked to be in control early against neighboring town rival Willamina on Wednesday night. Sheridan ...

 
Hawaii visitors hold on for defeat of Grizzlies

Victorious Hawaiian visitors’ “8-0-8” chant and McMinnville football coach’s post-game words were like echoes Friday night at Wortman Stadium. “Eight more to go,” said ...

 
‘More than a football game’

The first game on the Grizzlies’ football schedule was pure learning experience. Part game, part cultural exchange, this was the first-ever visit by a Hawaiian high school team to McMinnville. Visitors ...

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