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Families crowd downtown for first Christmas parade since 2019

Young and old alike said they were thrilled by the return of McMinnville's Santa Parade Friday afternoon -- and, of course, by the arrival of Santa on a fire truck at the end of the parade. Many people ...

Trial delayed in elderly mother’s assault

A McMinnville man who allegedly assaulted his 83-year-old mother and asked her if she wanted to die, and was indicted by a grand jury on charges that include second-degree attempted murder, will not go ...

Forest accord hailed as ‘Oregon Way’

After dueling ballot measures last year threatened to make a battleground out of Oregon forestry yet again, Governor Kate Brown asked environmentalists and timber owners to negotiate a compromise ...

 
Along the Street: What’s going up — and coming down

Here are some commercial building projects under way in Yamhill County communities: - The old McMinnville Apartments building on Baker Street near Handley has been razed. No plans for the site have ...

 
Christmas activities around the county

- Amity’s annual Christmas event is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 3. Santa and the Amity Fire Department will lead a parade through the streets starting about 5:30 p.m. At 6 p.m., Mayor Rachel ...

Downtown Mac firearm incident leads to arrest

A McMinnville man who police said does not possess a concealed handgun license allegedly pointed a firearm at three individuals outside the downtown Blue Moon Lounge last Saturday night, according to court ...

 
Mac clinic closing, but OB-GYNs will continue serving patients

The question Dr. Brandi Spence has heard most this fall is “Can you still be my doctor?” The answer is yes. Although Valley Women’s Health is closing at the end of December, Spence will ...

 
Boundary challenge denied, new districts affirmed

By JULIA SHUMWAYOf the Oregon Capital Chronicle Oregon’s new legislative boundaries are set for the next 10 years after the Oregon Supreme Court on Monday dismissed two challenges to the maps ...

 
WVMC receives an ‘A’ from Leapfrog

By NICOLE MONTESANO Of the News-Register Willamette Valley Medical Center has announced that it received an “A” grade for safety from the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization that provides ...

State drops outdoor mask rule

The Oregon Health Authority announced this week that it is dropping the state’s outdoor mask mandate, effective immediately, although masks must still be worn indoors in public locations. OHA Director ...

 
Five will be taken down, eight planted

Five downtown trees that are damaged or causing sidewalk breakage on or near Third Street are scheduled for removal next month under the city’s Downtown Tree Plan Public Works Supervisor David Renshaw ...

 
Memories reside in tiny playhouse

Genne Sherman was 6 when she first made a pot of tea in her new playhouse. She poured a cup for her favorite doll, whom she had named Katherine. “Would you like a cookie?” she surely ...

Hospital will continue birthing center

Willamette Valley Medical Center has announced it will continue its birthing center, despite the upcoming closure of Valley Women’s Center. Valley Women’s Center OB-GYNs doctors Brandi Spence ...

 
Painting the pandemic: Artist to show new COVID-inspired series

The coronavirus had two distinct impacts on Yamhill County’s many artists: First, it forced them to stay home, giving them more time to create in their studios. Second, it cut off many of their chances ...

 
Santa set to arrive at Friday parade

Santa Claus is looking forward to cruising into McMinnville atop a fire truck Friday. “I’m elated and super excited for this year,” said Santa, whose phone interview was arranged by ...

 
School leaders back Morelock; Brown targeted in second recall

Superintendents from nine Oregon school districts, plus the executive director of the Coalition of Oregon School Administrators, have signed a letter in support of fired Newberg School Superintendent ...

 
Phase II of bypass on track

Phase two of the Newberg-Dundee bypass has been divided into sections, and Project Manager Andrew Walker of the state Transportation Department told the Parkway Committee last week that part A is on schedule. “We’re ...

County likely to have Sedcore handle economic impact grants

Yamhill County will most likely hire Sedcore Corp. to operate a grant program for businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for a portion of the county’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) ...

‘Staycation’ prize offered in downtown promotion

Downtown businesses will add a special prize to its ‘Twere the Weeks Before Christmas promotion this weekend — the chance to win a “staycation.” Shoppers will receive “golden ...

COVID 19: Nurses tell Merkeley they need help

Nurses from across Oregon told Senator Jeff Merkley last week they desperately need help, and that the nation needs to invest far more in training new nurses. Critical Care Nurse Misty Richards appeared ...

Sports

 
Athlete of the Year: Standout from the start Mac’s Rue leads the way as a freshman

Yemi Rue loves to run. She enjoys the feeling of embarking on two-, three-, and four-mile runs, whether that’s with her friends or on a solo outing. Rue simply appreciates the exercise and ...

 
A season's end: Pirates fall 6-0 to top-seed OES in semifinals

PORTLAND – “Look at this team and realize this is where we need to be.” So Dayton head coach Pat Myer said in reference to the Oregon Episcopal School Aardvarks following Tuesday’s ...

Dayton boys upset Riverside, 2-1, advance to state final

BOARDMAN – The Dayton boys soccer team’s magical postseason run continued this week in Boardman. After beating Rogue Valley Adventist Academy in the first round, 7-1, and scoring a 2-1 upset ...

Mac boys soccer picks up all-conference honors

Following a fifth-place finish in the Class 6A Pacific Conference, the McMinnville Grizzlies’ boys soccer team earned six all-league selections. The Grizzlies concluded their regular season campaign ...

 
Amity, Dayton, Y-C nab all-league soccer awards

After finishing the year as the top-three teams in the Class 3A/2A/1A Special District 2, the Dayton, Yamhill-Carlton and Amity girls soccer teams were well-represented on this season’s all-conference ...

Senior golf scores

Bayou Golf Course, McMinnville, Wednesday, October 27 KP No. 4: Dick Harris LP No. 3: Lynn Foster Low Gross No. 1: Greg Smith 42 LG No. 2: Bob Larson 44 LG No. 2: Frank Warren 44 LG No. 3: Sam Peterson ...

 
‘Cats and ‘Dogs preparing for Division III round 1 matchup

Linfield University’s (9-0, 7-0 NWC) seventh-ranked football team continues its quest for a national championship Saturday at Maxwell Field in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs. ...

 
Silver Linings: Dayton boys soccer cherish successful season despite finals blowout

Once the last second ticked off the clock for the Dayton Pirates OSAA 3A State championship game, an 8-1 loss to Catlin Gabel, there were tears and hugs all around. It was a disappointing finale ...

 
‘Cats overcome slow start in rout of Pioneers

Senior day at Maxwell Field on Saturday became an emotional experience for the entire team — and even more so for head coach Joseph Smith, whose son, Wyatt, was one of 26 seniors given a ...

 
Dayton soccer teams make Final Four

DAYTON – It’s a great time to be a Dayton soccer fan. Supporters of both programs were treated to a pair of thrilling state quarterfinal contests last Saturday. The number-four Pirate ...

 
Valley Panthers earn state championship in Fall 7s

Mike Fair was preparing for the upcoming McMinnville school year in August when he was asked to lead the local Valley Panthers Rugby Club. When the team’s organizers asked him to manage the club, ...

 
Dayton edged 7-6 by Santiam Christian in first round

DAYTON – Dayton head coach Jacob Peterson’s postgame message to his players following last Friday’s first-round playoff exit was clear: the football program will only go up from ...

Linfield cruises to 77-7 conference win over Willamette

SALEM – Linfield’s number-seven ranked football program continued its late-season dominance of Division III Northwest Conference opponents during last Saturday’s road trip to Willamette ...

State cross country: Mac’s Spencer finishes 20th; ‘Dogs place sixth in 3A boys’ race

EUGENE – The final cross country meet of the season for schools like McMinnville, Willamina and Yamhill-Carlton concluded last Saturday at Lane Community College. Competing in the OSAA State Championships, ...

Football roundup: Amity, Y-C lose in opening round of state

South Umpqua 35, Yamhill-Carlton 6 MYRTLE CREEK – Number-14 Yamhill-Carlton battled third-seed South Umpqua to a 7-0 margin at halftime of last Friday’s first-round state playoff, but the ...

 
Friday night football: Dayton loses 7-6 to Santiam Christian in opening round of playoffs; Amity, Y-C also fall

DAYTON - The Pirates' suffered a narrow 7-6 loss to Santiam Christian Friday night in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs. Dayton earned the postseason's sixth seed after winning its first ...

 
Dayton boys advance in state playoffs, win 7-1 over Rogue Valley

DAYTON – Senior goalkeeper Marcos Ceja watched with growing excitement as his Dayton boys soccer teammates ignited a furious offensive attack during Wednesday’s state playoff match ...

 
Cardinal comeback: Pirate girls erase one-goal deficit against Brookings-Harbor, reach state quarters

DAYTON – They may not have played their ultimate brand of soccer, but the Dayton girls did enough to overcome visiting Brookings-Harbor during Tuesday night’s Class 3A/2A/1A first round ...

 
Mac girls collect all-conference honors

The McMinnville girls soccer team, which just finished its season with a Class 6A first-round playoff loss to Summit, earned numerous all-Pacific Conference honors, as voted by league head coaches. The ...

District cross country: Willamina boys earn 2nd place

LEBANON – Michael Fox and Jose Cruz finished third and fourth during last Thursday’s 3A/2A/1A Special District 2 Championships, leading the Willamina boys team to a second-place result. At ...

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