COVID levels relatively flat, RSV concerning doctors

Cases of RSV, an illness that usually causes mild cold-like symptoms, have been increasing nationwide, including in Oregon. This has caused an unusual spike in hospitalizations, particularly among infants ...

Fall wave of COVID likely

Warnings are increasing about a new, large wave of COVID-19 this fall and winter, as newer, more immune-evasive variants increase, along with concerns about a possible severe outbreak of influenza. In ...

Commissioners renew pressure on Public Health

Commissioners Mary Starrett and Lindsay Berschauer refused on Thursday to approve a contract amendment with the state to secure $60,000 in funding for Public Health, because they object to language requiring ...

State reports second pediatric case of monkeypox, updates eligibility for vaccine

Oregon has reported its second pediatric case of hMPXV, known as monkeypox. There are now 214 confirmed or suspected cases of the disease in Oregon, although none reported in Yamhill County. Nationwide, ...

Bivalent COVID boosters approved for Oregon

regonians 12 and older can begin receiving new bivalent COVID-19 booster shots, after the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup has approved them for distribution in the state. The ...

ARPA projects underway

McMinnville City Council received an update Wednesday on the use of nearly $8 million in COVID recovery funds allocated to the city last year. Work has begun on some of the 28 phase one projects ...

Students returning to school; look at those smiling faces

Smiling children and adults will return to classes in most Yamhill County school districts Tuesday, Sept. 6. By then, Willamina students will have already been back to school for a week, as their ...

Covid and monkeypox still spreading

COVID-19 and hMPXV, human monkeypox disease, continue to spread in Oregon this week, with 69 cases of hMPXV now reported in the state. Cases have more than doubled in the past 12 days. None have been reported ...

State epidemiologists encourages masking

Health authorities encourage state residents to mask as COVID spreads

File photo##The Yamhill County Transit Area is having trouble keeping enough drivers, in part due to reprecussions from the COVID pandemic.

Transit cutting more services for lack of drivers

‘Safety has to come first and foremost,” transit company says

COVID-19 transmission rising in Oregon

24 Oregon counties now have high transmission; Yamhill County medium

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McMinnville senior Lucy
Angevine returns a shot during
a tennis match against Glencoe
during the 2022 spring season.
Angevine was a three-sport
standout for the Grizzlies the
past four years, but lost multiple
opportunities during the pandemic.

Missed experiences: Last two years didn't meet expectations for Mac's Angevine

The past two years weren’t how Lucy Angevine envisioned upperclassman life at McMinnville High School. She expected to share memorable experiences with her friends and teammates during pep ...

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Dayton senior Benji Hudson scores the first of his three goals during the Pirates’ state playoff against Rogue Valley last November.

‘It’s been rough’ Dayton’s Benji Hudson critical of COVID restrictions

DAYTON – As an all-state athlete in soccer, basketball, baseball and track and field, Dayton’s Benji Hudson didn’t appear affected by the ongoing restrictions of the COVID-19 ...

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Amity’s Haley Vanderzanden prepares to throw the shot put during the 2021 district track meet. Vanderzanden
was a two-time state qualifier in throwing events, but her career was derailed by the pandemic.

Turning her world upside down

AMITY – For an outgoing and ambitious athlete like Amity’s Haley Vanderzanden, the COVID-19 pandemic completely altered her day-to-day life. Aside from her career in volleyball and ...

FCI inmates initiate hunger strike

Eighty people incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution-Sheridan began protesting extensive lockdowns in their cells, inadequate meals, limited medical care and restricted access to computers ...