The city of McMinnville is moving forward with plans to redevelop the former Ultimate RB site off Alpine Avenue, though not as fast as some members of the urban renewal committee would like. City staff ...


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Mayor and three council posts are up for election

Three McMinnville City Council positions are up for re-election, along with Mayor Remy Drabkin and at least half of the races will be contested in the November election. The terms of councilors Chris ...

Stormwater fee proposal winds way toward council

With recommendations for a new stormwater utility mostly in place, the committee in charge of the project turned its attention to McMinnville’s wastewater system at its latest meeting, with a tour ...

Commissioners defend budget, postpone urban renewal vote

Yamhill County Commissioners on Thursday defended their 2024-25 budget decisions and postponed voting on a request by the city of Dayton to approve a new urban renewal district. Commissioners also delayed ...

Resigned treasurer withdraws candidacy

Former Yamhill County Treasurer Kris Bledsoe announced on Thursday that she is withdrawing her candidacy from the November election this week. Bledsoe quit her job in May in protest of decisions made ...

Carlton, Yamhill, Dayton list mayoral, council openings

Carlton residents can file for mayor or any of three openings on the Carlton City Council. All city offices are nonpartisan offices. Mayor Linda Watkins’ two-year term ends Dec. 31. Three council ...

City, Mac school district to discuss after-school care

McMinnville City Council will meet with members of the McMinnville School Board Monday in a joint work session to continue a discussion about the future of after-school day care. Funding for after-school ...

 
Plans move ahead for former Ultimate RB site

The city of McMinnville is moving forward with plans to redevelop the former Ultimate RB site off Alpine Avenue, though not as fast as some members of the urban renewal committee would like. City staff ...

Barrel Roll: Bitter Monk marks anniversary

The Bitter Monk beer bar, 250 N.E. Third St., celebrates its 10th anniversary from 1 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 15. In addition to an anniversary lager presented by Heater Allen Brewing, (and plenty ...

 
Stopping By: Generous of spirit

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church marks 150 years, with special services planned June 15-16

Arrests & Citations: June 14, 2024

YAMHILL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Richard Allen Rogers, 50, Sheridan, June 19, possession of weapons by certain felons, harassment; booked in to the Yamhill County Jail without bail. Kathleen Ellen ...

Monday meeting looks at proposed Carlton hotel

A meeting will be held Monday, June 17, to discuss the hotel proposed to be built in Carlton. The Ground company is proposing to build a two-building, 72-room hotel on land it owns at Highway 47/Yamhill ...

 
Buffet of food events happens this weekend

In downtown McMinnville, at Yamhill County Fairgrounds, and throughout Carlton, three food-forward events take place this weekend. Here’s the lowdown on Taste of Mac, the Oregon Brews & ...

Weekend brings varied activities to Willamina, Sheridan

The West Valley towns of Willamina and Sheridan — from museums, parks and libraries, to streets and rivers — offer plenty of activity over Father’s Day weekend. The Willamina History ...

 
Newberg protesters call for school leadership change; Radich named interim superintendent

Former Newberg School District Superintendent Paula Radich is returning to manage the district over the next 60 days as acting superintendent, while Superintendent Stephen Phillips is on medical leave, ...

Pacific Power settles with 403 plaintiffs

Pacific Power, owned by PacifiCorp, which is facing an onslaught of lawsuits over its role in the 2020 Labor Day fires, announced this month that it has reached a settlement with 403 plaintiffs, for $178 ...

Council discusses development fee increases, budget

In a busy and broad meeting Tuesday, McMinnville City Council discussed budget actions, zoning decisions and a revamp of fees for developers. Much of the meeting was spent discussing an overhaul of city ...

Transient arrested for string of burglaries in rural Dundee

A transient was arrested following a high speed pursuit in the early hours of Saturday, June 8, and later charged with crimes related to three different burglary incidents around rural Dundee. According ...

No teacher contract reached as negotiations reach summer impasse

McMinnville School District and the McMinnville Education Association, or McEA, will continue contract negotiations when school resumes in September, personnel director Steffanie Frost told the school ...

 
Dayton graduates celebrated for their kindness, resilience

Dressed in black gowns, colorfully decorated mortar boards and layers of leis, banners and honor cords, Dayton High School seniors marched across Gubser Field’s Memorial Stadium one by one Saturday ...

Public can tour Carlton’s new civic hall Friday

Carlton community members won’t be paying their water bills at the new civic building quite yet, but they can tour the facility Friday, June 14, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The ceremony ...

Sports

Four YC baseballers make all-state

Yamhill Carlton baseball made a push towards the end of the regular season to secure a spot in the 3A playoffs, and made the most of its chance. After winning its league playoff game against Amity ...

Sports Memory Lane 06/14/24

Sheridan’s Joni Huntley bettered her own American indoor record for women in the high jump Saturday, registering 6-0 ¾ at the Hayward Field Restoration meet in Eugene. The effort was ...

Summer camp briefs

McMinnville Soccer Camp The Grizzlies will host a co-ed soccer camp from August 5-8 for girls and boys of all skill levels, from kindergarten up through the eighth grade. The camp will be at Baker Field. The ...

 
AOY: Eli Rolfe's game buoyed by teammates and coaches

McMinnville baseball’s Eli Rolfe has accolades that speak for themselves. The graduating senior has been a part of three Pacific Conference championship squads, and as a freshman was a part ...

 
Coaching moves: Shell takes over Willamina volleyball

When the fall sports season rolls around, Willamina volleyball will have a new head coach atop the program. Catrina Shell will be the new boss, taking over for the exiting Heather Hughes. Shell, ...

Linfield softball's title run ends in Texas

Linfield’s softball team made the long trek down to Marshall, Texas and played a quartet of games, earning wins against Tufts and Wisconsin-Oshkosh. But the journey ended after the Wildcats ...

Yamhill Carlton's Maddy Tuning wins Pitcher of the Year

Yamhill Carlton and Dayton tied with one another in the 3A Special District 2 standings at 9-3, while Scio went 12-0 in league and reached the 3A state championship game. At the time of the rankings ...

Yamhill County brings in PacWest baseball honors

It was tough going for many of Yamhill County’s 3A baseball squads, but the 3A Special District 2 coaches still recognized the play of several of Yamhill Carlton, Amity, Dayton and Sheridan ...

Athlete of the Year: Amity junior Kiyan Vrell and his javelin among best in state

Amity junior Kiyan Vrell is among the elite of Oregon’s high school athletes. The javelin thrower took first place in the 3A state championships with a throw of 182 feet even (182’), ...

Mac softball brings in all-conference nods

McMinnville softball’s season was cut short in the playoffs by McNary, but the regular season was one of collective perseverance. The Grizzlies overcame a skid midway through Pacific Conference ...

Sports Memory Lane - May 31

A look back at Yamhill County sports 10 years ago -Sisters Cassi and Kylee Hill each went 3-for-4, driving in a combined five runs, as No. 2 Dayton softball overwhelmed No. 15 Clatskanie, 11-0, in six ...

 
Yamhill Carlton, Willamina softball fall in state semifinals

Yamhill Carlton’s season came to a close on Tuesday, May 28 at South Umpqua High School in Myrtle Creek. The Tigers fell 6-3, unable to maintain a 3-0 lead heading into the bottom of the ...

 
`Cats on to World Series after Central wins

After dropping their second game of the season, a protracted 4-2, 11-inning contest last Thursday at Del Smith Stadium, Linfield University’s softball team (48-2) slowly squeezed the life ...

Mac Hoops wins tightly contested adult basketball tournament

Mac Hoops basketball team capped a 10-0 by winning the spring adult basketball league tournament on May 23. Late baskets, including two three-pointers by Joe Montano of Mac Hoops, lifted the team ...

Senior golf scores - May, 29, 2024

May 15, 2024 Cross Creek Golf Course, Front Nine Closest to pin, #4: Claudia Navarro Closest to pin, #7: John Gilpin Long putt, #5: Rob Ramage Long putt, #8: John Seibel Low gross, #1: Charlie Poe, ...

Hayward Happenings

McMinnville McMinnville’s boys finished tied for 25th with 10 points, while the girls finished 30th with five points. On the girls side, senior Charlotte Terry finished the 800-meter race ...

Linfield softball battles past Redlands into Super Regional

Linfield began the Regional round of play much like they had the rest of the season, by putting together an 11-3 win in five innings over Redlands on May 16. The win was the McMinnville-based ...

Both McMinnville ball clubs enter 6A sweepstakes

The playoffs are here! With the conclusion of regular season play and smaller schools league playoffs, baseball and softball postseasons are upon us. Yamhill County’s schools will be well ...

Grizzly boys, girls tennis sends eight to state

McMinnville tennis will send eight athletes to compete against 6A’s elite at Tualatin Hills Tennis Center. For the boys team, doubles pairings of Jameson Rickards and Nylan Bills, and Emerson ...

Mac softball shuts out Sherwood for league title

In her first extended stay in the circle since the middle of April, McMinnville junior pitcher Mackenzie Roberts shone bright, helping to bring McMinnville the league championship. Roberts gave ...

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