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  • Gardening Program
    Thursday, March 28

    Joyce Eberhart, senior faculty research assistant at Oregon State University, will give a free presentation on “Growing Native Plants in the Home Garden” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the Carnegie Room of the McMinnville Public Library, 225 N.W. Adams St. The program is sponsored by the Cheahmill Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon.

    For more information, call 503-538-3976.

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    Emergency services respond to future growth

    McMinnville Police Chief Matt Scales understands growth represents a burgeoning tax base, a positive thing for the health of any city. Scales also strives to maintain the health of the department he manages, ...

    District may alter boundaries, but no new schools needed yet

    McMinnville School District owns three pieces of land that someday may become the sites of new elementary, middle and high schools. While one is near Grandhaven Elementary School, the others are along ...

    A bumpy road to development

    McMinnville proved irresistible for developers at Stafford Land Company, said Gordon Root, the founder of the Lake Oswego firm. But McMinnville wasn’t quite as eager to allow Stafford to develop ...

    Mac school board appoints budget member

    McMinnville School Board appointed Jeff Knapp to the district budget committee Monday night. Knapp is head of the Visit McMinnville organization. He and six other laypeople join the seven school board ...

    Merkley speaks to supportive crowd

    U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, told a supportive crowd about his visits to and beyond the southern border, his efforts and frustrations in the Senate, and some of his hopes, as well, when he visited ...

    Author will speak Tuesday

    Cara Meredith,  author of “The Color of Life,” will speak Tuesday at McMinnville First Baptist Church. The free program will start at 7 p.m. in the church, at 125 S.E. Cowls St. Meredith ...

    Budget committee applications due at 5 today

    Yamhill County commissioners had planned to appoint a new member of the county budget committee meeting on Thursday. However, after hearing objections from a county resident who believes it is wrong for ...

    Crowd urges county to rebel on gun laws

    Yamhill County commissioners heard three hours of testimony on Thursday from a massive crowd on whether to declare the county a “sanctuary” from following or enforcing state laws on gun restrictions. Although ...

    Bonamici discusses housing issues with local officials

    John Larsen told U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici March 18 that the Yamhill Community Action Partnership’s budget is a delicate balancing act. Larsen, YCAP’s interim director, said his organization ...

    Council to hear assessment of city buildings

    The McMinnville City Council will receive the first report from an assessment of 57 city-owned buildings during its 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, meeting. In August, councilors approved the assessment, which ...

    City looks to bolster care center 911 law

    McMinnville City Attorney David Koch told city councilors Wednesday he has heard elderly residents face eviction from their care centers for calling 911. “When I started hearing the stories about ...

    Personnel cuts looming in Sheridan

    SHERIDAN — Leading up to the first Sheridan School District Budget Committee Meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the district office, Superintendent Steve Sugg provided a budget preview ...

    Barricaded subject on drugs arrested in Newberg

    NEWBERG — A Salem man allegedly high on ecstacy and methamphetamine barricaded himself in a Newberg residence for more than an hour before being taken into custody Tuesday night. German Alberto ...

    Fire quickly contained at Eola Hills Charter School

    BALLSTON — Chase Emerson, principal and special education director of the Eola Hills Charter School, experienced a flashback to October 2013 when he saw smoke coming from a vent Tuesday morning. A ...

    Newberg resident $1 million lottery winner

    SALEM - Steve and Shirley Seaquist of Newberg showed up at Oregon Lottery headquarters to claim their wining $1 million St. Patrick’s Day Raffle prize. After taxes, the couple took home the lump ...

    Barricaded subject arrested in Newberg

    NEWBERG - A Salem man allegedly high on ecstasy and methamphetamine barricaded himself in a Newberg residence for more than an hour before being taken into custody Tuesday night. German Alberto ...

    Council approves $100K for new park toilet facility

    McMinnville is about get a $100,000 toilet. City councilors approved the money March 12 so the new Jay Pearson Neighborhood Park can have a two-seat unisex toilet facility with its own plumbing. Parks ...

    Affordable housing bill stirs local discussion

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    Belt strikes deemed unreasonable punishment

    DAYTON — Twenty-five strikes of a belt was determined unreasonable punishment by Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office deputy Andrew McMahon, who charged Dayton resident Robert Miller with one count ...

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