Volunteers can write letters to help hospitalized children

Volunteers can help Santa out by writing “Letters from Santa’s Elves” at the event Saturday, Dec. 3. Mikayla Staebler, the mother of a child who was hospitalized last Christmas, is organizing ...

County moves fire consolidation forward

The Yamhill County Board of Commissioners approved a preliminary order approving the formation of a new district at its meeting Thursday, moving the process of consolidating the rural and McMinnville fire ...

Svenson said he won't pursue gun regulation violations

Sheriff Tim Svenson told county commissioners on Thursday he doesn’t plan to pursue violations of Ballot Measure 114, a recent voter initiative that creates new regulations on firearms. It requires ...

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Community Plate has been a fixture in downtown McMinnville since 2011. It will close Dec. 18, although the owners are looking for something to move into the space.

Community Plate announces closure

Community Plate, a popular Third Street restaurant for nearly a dozen years, will close as of Dec. 18. Proprietors Scott and Courtney Cunningham announced their plans to close on their website and Facebook ...

Snow arrives, rain persists

Oh, the weather outside is … frightful? Beautiful? Rainy? Snowy? All of the above. Yamhill County temperatures remain cold, with alternating dustings of snow, patches of blue and plain ol’ ...

Newberg man goes to prison on weapon conviction

Presiding Yamhill County Circuit Court Judge Ladd Wiles made it clear to Joseph Haney that the plea agreement crafted by the District Attorney’s Office and his attorney, Annemarie Sgarlata of McMinnville, ...

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The Frank E. Rodgers House at the corner of 6th and Cowls streets was built in 1896. Yards signs have been placed in front
of many historic homes throughout the city that include QR codes linking to informational web pages about the homes on
the city’s website. [The code can also be scanned from the picture printed here.]

Vintage posters highlight history

The city of McMinnville’s Historic Landmark poster series — an effort to highlight 30 structures and landmarks significant to the city’s history — has been a hit with businesses ...

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Picture taken October 2021 showsf the Mack Theater’s marquee illuminated at night.

Mack Theater/Hotel Yamhill owners moving forward

Group feels it can meet challenges of restoring former Hotel Yamhill

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The back of a manufactured home in Lafatette burned to the ground and the structure was
deemed a total loss. Wet conditions helped prevent the fire from spreading to neighboring
properties.

Fire guts Lafayette manufactured home

Betsey and Casey Ranger and their two children were home in Lafayette’s Pioneer Park Mobile Estates about 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26. “We heard a pop,” Betsey said. “And then some ...

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Former gas station owner sues county

The former owner of a defunct gas station in Yamhill is suing the county for not selling the property back to her. Carol Glover lost her property to the county in a property tax foreclosure in 2018. A ...

Handmade, metal gift shows planned at Heritage Center

The Yamhill Valley Heritage Center will host two Christmas gift shows this month — the annual Handmade Holiday Bazaar Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4, and the new Metal Arts Gift Show Saturday, ...

Grant will help Ready for Kindergarten

McMinnville School District has received a $20,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation for its Ready for Kindergarten program. Ready for Kindergarten, which started more than a decade ago, is an ...

Along the Street: ARQ to remodel old shoe grease building

The old Huberd Shoe Grease building on Lafayette Avenue will be extensively remodeled — but not by Diana Riggs and Todd Severson, owners of Mac Market, located in a revamped structure directly behind ...

Saturday breakfast returns to indoor dining

After more than two years of serving takeout, Saturday Morning Breakfast crews will welcome people inside their dining room again starting Dec. 3. Diners will be seated, choose from a menu, and served ...

Cities plan tree lightings, parades

Yamhill County cities are planning tree lightings, Christmas parades and other holiday events. Amity, Lafayette, Sheridan and Yamhill have events scheduled tonight. Amity’s Christmas parade will ...