County now in moderate risk category

After weeks in the COVID-19 high risk category under state guidelines, Yamhill County is moving to the moderate risk category, beginning June 11. The Oregon Health Authority reported 107 new cases in ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Monday, June 14]  Yamhill County reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 for Saturday to Monday, bringing the county to a total to date of 4,752 cases and 79 deaths. The county reports that ...

Location changed for Flag Day event

A Flag Day celebration will be held Monday evening, June 14, in a different location than origially announced. The free program will start at 7 p.m. at the Mac Music Academy,, located in the old ...

House expels Representative Nearman

For the first time in state history, the Oregon House voted to expel one of its members on Thursday, removing State Rep. Mike Nearman from office, after a video surfaced that showed him explaining ...

Civil rights, Holocaust references spark local objections

Civil rights, Holocaust references spark local objections Ever since Yamhill County Commissioner Mary Starrett began making comparisons on Facebook between actions of Nazi Germany and the ...

Japanese School may stay open

Board meets June 14; landlord forgives next two years’ rent 

Fire at Cascade Steel mill causes extensive damage

An early morning fire on Saturday, May 22, caused extensive damage at McMinnville’s Cascade Steel Rolling Mills plant, 3200 N. Highway 99W. The fire was reported at 4:30 a.m., and went to ...

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Bonita Pursel defended her life savings, and the memory of her husband, Lyle, through a long and difficult fraud case.

SCAMMING SENIORS: She stood up to the lawyer who stole from her

Financial exploitation victim Bonita Pursel sat in a Yamhill County Circuit Courtroom in August 2019, anxiously waiting for Judge John Collins to return a verdict against now-disbarred attorney ...

Elcio Depadua

Road rage incident leads to Washington teen's arrest

A Vancouver, Washington resident was booked into the Yamhill County Jail Thursday night on charges related to an alleged road rage incident earlier in the evening. Elcio Antonio Depadua, 19, was ...

Along the Street: Thistle bistro and bar returns to business

Thistle, an American bistro and cocktail bar in downtown McMinnville, reopened this week after being closed since November. “We’ve been absolutely looking forward to it,” owner ...

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Yamhill Valley Heritage Center volunteer Carol Williams gives a tour to Ryder Somes and his younger brother, Brighton, during last weekend’s reopening. Both the Heritage Center and the museum in Lafayette now are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

History’s doors reopen

Yamhill County’s two historical museums — the varied collections in the Miller Museum Research Center in Lafayette and the agriculture-focused Yamhill Valley Heritage Center in McMinnville ...

Not just water: Hydroponics shop opens

A new shop, Ohana Gardening & Hydroponics, is offering gardening and hydroponics supplies and information, as well. The store at 2147 N.E. Cumulus Drive, McMinnville, carries a variety of ...

School board to meet

Board to discuss language curriculum

Mac shooter said to have threatened victim, others

Estevan Pacheco posted a message on his Facebook page last week, expressing his intentions to harm and/or kill various people, and named eventual victim David Blewett by first and last name, according ...

Firefighter, Dundee reach an agreement

City close to moving on new fire chief hir