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County reduced to 'High' risk level; indoor dining, recreation, entertainment can resume Friday

Updated Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.: The state announced Tuesday that Yamhill County, along with neighboring Polk and Marion counties, has been lowered from Extreme to High risk level, meaning that limited indoor ...

 
McMinnville grad named to NYT's White House team

McMinnville native Jim Tankersley has been named to The New York Times’ seven-member White House team, the newspaper announced Monday.  Tankersley, who joined The Times in 2017 as an economic ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Wednesday, Feb. 24] Yamhill County reported six new cases of COVID-19 today. There have now been 64 deaths in the county, and 3,750 cases. *** [Thursday, Feb. 18] Yamhill County reported 14 new ...

 
Storm damage closes two McMinnville parks

Damage caused by the Valentine’s weekend ice and snow storm has closed two McMinnville Parks. Galen McBee Airport Park, 375 S.E. Armory Way, off Highway 18, and Rotary Nature Preserve at Tice Woods, ...

 
'Things kept falling' : Rural couple’s home and deck damaged by toppling trees, limbs

Ron Mills-Pinyas had just finished patching nine spots in his kitchen ceiling that were damaged by an ice-laden limb falling  Then another tree fell on the retired Linfield art professor’s ...

 
Fire damages Newberg home; no one injured

A home on Pinehurst Drive in Newberg was heavily damaged by a fire shortly before noon Tuesday. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue equipment and personnel arrived at the residence to find flames ...

Sheridan Japanese School will close

The Sheridan Japanese School Board voted Monday night to close the charter school at the end of this year, according to Sheridan School District Superintendent Dorie Vickery. In late August 1994, the ...

 
Stopping by: A new mission

Angel and Isabel Aguiar will be moving to a country they’ve never seen, where they know no one and where they will be working with people they’ve never met. But none of that worries them: ...

 
Fire engulfs West Valley ambulance

A West Valley Fire District ambulance was destroyed when a fire engulfed the vehicle Tuesday. The unit was dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on Highway 22 at Sawtell Road, southwest of Willamina, where ...

Sex charges lodged against former McMinnville resident

A Salem resident, who formerly lived in McMinnville, was arraigned last Friday in Marion County Circuit Court on felony child sex abuse charges. Luis Fernando Del Rio Jr., 35, is charged with six counts ...

Amity woman injured in double-fatal crash on 101

An Amity woman was injured and a Newberg man escaped injury in a double-fatal motor vehicle crash on Highway 101, near Hebo, last Thursday morning, according to the Oregon State Police. OSP gave this ...

Amity water system operating normally

The city of Amity lifted water restrictions Friday afternoon; three reservoirs (tanks) were full and the water system was operating normally, according to City Administrator Michael Thomas. The Valentine’s ...

State representative suing Noble, others, resigns

State Rep. Diego Hernandez announced Sunday he had resigned. He was facing the possibility of being the first person expelled from the Oregon Legislature. His lawsuit against the Legislature, which sought ...

Berschauer pushes gun sanctuary

Yamhill County is moving toward becoming the next in Oregon to declare itself a gun sanctuary. Commissioner Lindsay Berschauer last Friday submitted a “Second Amendment Sanctuary Ordinance” ...

 
Power restored to all Yamhill County PGE customers; still 2,600 outages throughout service area

Update:  Yamhill County power outages all have been restored according to Wednesday's 3 p.m. report from Portland General Electric. Outages through the PGE service area were reported at 2,603 Wednesday ...

Along the Street: Applied Physics expands to Hillsboro

McMinnville’s Applied Physics Technologies, Inc. has announced it will relocate its research and development team to Hillsboro. Seven staff members will make the move to a state-of-the-art research ...

County starts vaccinating ages 75+

Update: Adults 70 and older become eligible for vaccinations in Yamhill County on Monday, Feb. 22, and ages 65 and older are eligible beginning Monday, March 1.Yamhill County reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 ...

City issues guidance on tree, debris removal

With many damaged trees throughout McMinnville following last weekend’s snow and ice event, the city issued guidance this week about trimming and removing trees, and what the city Public ...

McMinnville teachers, district reach agreement

McMinnville’s teachers’ union and the school district reached a tentative contract agreement this week after nearly a year of negotiations that included several sessions stretching long into ...

Power outages keep hotels, motels busy

A week ago, the Atticus Hotel in downtown McMinnville was preparing for a busy three-day weekend: In addition to the usual tourists, people had booked reservations for Valentine’s Day and ...

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Linfield men conclude exhibition season with win over Beacons

In the final exhibition match of the 2021 season, the Linfield men’s soccer program recorded a gritty 2-1 victory over the visiting Bushnell beacons Tuesday evening at the Linfield Soccer ...

 
Wildcat women defeat Bushnell, 4-0, lose to Pacific

Facing a pair of non-conference foes at home this week, the Linfield women’s soccer squad split the two contests. The Wildcats routed the Bushnell Beacons 4-0 Tuesday afternoon, but fell ...

Football coaches prepare for season after receiving clearance from state

Yamhill County’s high school football players have trained for months with no clear picture of the Oregon School Athletics Association’s (OSAA) plan for a condensed season in the spring. ...

 
Mac golfer sinks first albatross at Bandon's Sheep Ranch

What did McMinnville golfer Willi Sheller do after carding a rare albatross – or three strokes under par on one hole – January 27 on the 18th hole of Bandon Dunes Sheep Ranch Golf Course? He ...

Governor announces outdoor contact sports can resume

By SARA CLINE Associated Press PORTLAND - Gov. Kate Brown announced Wednesday that some outdoor contact sports, including high school football, can resume this week. In addition, the Oregon Health Authority ...

Tales of an outlaw: The fall of Rhett 'Tommy' Phillips

Sometimes the road less traveled was simply the wrong road. Members of the 1971 football program realized their own pathways to success, becoming doctors, lawyers, pastors, teachers and coaches. McMinnville ...

 
A band of brothers

You are there fifty years ago: Richard M. Nixon is president; the Vietnam War turbulently and slowly moving towards it end; Ironically, Joy to the World by Three Dog Night is the number-one song; ...

 
Sports are back! Linfield soccer squads open season with wins

Linfield’s soccer players waited a long time for victories like they achieved last weekend in exhibitions against Multnomah and Corban universities. Playing their first matches in over a ...

 
Joe Crabtree, who coached Mac to 2006 soccer title, dies at 77

In his first year as head coach of the McMinnville boys’ soccer team, Joe Crabtree led the Grizzlies to an incredible Class 6A state championship in 2006. Crabtree’s involvement with ...

Linfield soccer returns to action

Linfield athletes feel more than ready to begin competition again. Following nearly a year of postponed and canceled contests, Wildcat soccer players finally return to the pitch this weekend in ...

 
Linfield teams begin practicing, aim for February competitions

While COVID-19 restrictions continue to limit the landscape of college athletics, Linfield University’s sports teams return to practice with the hope of beginning competition next month. After ...

Mac alum Gubrud signs pro football contract, joins CFL’s BC Lions

Gage Gubrud’s professional football career has begun. The former McMinnville player signed a contract with the BC Lions Football Club of the Canadian Football League (CFL). The six-foot, two-inch ...

 
Yamhill County's Greatest Games: Barnett’s calm guidance led tightknit Tigers to ‘92 title

Larry Barnett’s legacy in Yamhill County was born from a calm wisdom which played a tremendous role in Yamhill-Carlton’s 1992 boys’ basketball state championship. In his 17th ...

 
Culture is key to Linfield football success

There’s a quote on the desk belonging to Linfield head football coach Joseph Smith. It was given to him by his mother. It stares at him every day, a relentless reminder of the importance ...

 
2020 Sports in Review

Local sports hampered by pandemic, Governor’s orders Coronavirus concerns and subsequent decisions by Oregon lawmakers and health officials directly affected Yamhill County athletics in 2020. Linfield ...

 
Heroin user sentenced in building crash

A Corvallis man was under the influence of heroin when he drove into and heavily damaged Newberg’s ETS Laboratories building in early August, Circuit Court Judge Ladd Wiles said. Landre Andrews, ...

 
Yamhill County's Greatest Games: Bulldog brotherhood captures 2009 state baseball title

In 2009, a brotherhood of Bulldogs orchestrated one of the most unexpected state baseball championships in Oregon’s history. According to head coach Cliff Toney, it’s categorized as ...

 
The gift of a lifetime: ‘One Goal’ Wildcats claim 2004 national championship

Four years of demoralizing playoff losses — games in which supremely talented Linfield football teams lost rather than being beaten. From their frustration, in the spring of 2004, a group ...

 
The wait is over: Linfield sports to resume after Jan. 1

Following a lengthy coronavirus-related layoff, Linfield athletics will return in 2021. The Division III Northwest Conference Presidents’ Council decided to resume all league competition and championships ...

 
'There can be only one': Penultimate contests create thrills and anguish for ‘Cat football

“There can be only one” – the tagline from the 1980s cult film Highlander could well be the motto for the NCAA Division III playoffs. Only one team finishes the season with a ...

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