Trees OK'd behind department store

McMinnville Landscape Review Committee approved a proposal Oct. 16 by owners of the new Marshalls department store at McMinnville Plaza to install new trees and grass behind the shopping center Store ...

Family play day offered

Yamhill Community Care will offer a “family play day” Saturday, Oct. 19, at Sue Buel Elementary School in McMinnville. The free program for families with children 5 years old and younger will ...

Police use less lethal round to apprehend suspect

McMinnville police removed a suspect from his vehicle by breaking out the back window with a less lethal 40 mm round during a high-risk traffic stop Monday afternoon on the Linfield College campus. He ...

Public can give input on schools

Community members can discuss what they like about the McMinnville School District and what it could do with additional revenue at a public meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Duniway ...

Amity School District network system hacked; ransom was not paid

AMITY - Superintendent Jeff Clark reported to the Amity School Board at this month’s regular meeting the district was infected with a ransomware attack the weekend of Saturday/Sunday, Oct. 5-6. Ransom ...

Commissioners approve hardship dwelling

Yamhill County Commissioners on Thursday unanimously approved a hardship dwelling for a rural Sheridan property where Janine and Paul Vandonzel hope to build their home. The couple have approval to build ...

County drops expansion referral

County won’t refer board expansion to May ballot

County trail decision remanded again

Yamhill County punted too many important questions to the master planning process for the proposed Yamhelas Westsider Trail, the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals ruled this week, and must instead address ...

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Farmer alleges county contractors smashed his fence

YAMHILL -- Yamhill farmer Bryan Schmidt is alleging that contractors working for the county smashed through his pasture fence and allowed his cows to escape. The fence is situated across a former railroad ...

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Ray Smith and his mother Susan usually spend their nights in front of True Vine Fellowship on Fourth Street and their days outside the McMinnville Public Library. The Smith says a law passed by the city council May 28 to restrict homelessness has improved living conditions downtown.

Still homeless

Report looks at homelessness four months after ordinance

Along the Street: Pulitzer winners get into wine, cider

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof is turning his family’s cherry orchard in Yamhill County over to cider apples and wine grapes. Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn — both of whom ...

Mac High kids to ask council for climate action

Seven McMinnville High students plan to act as “climate ambassadors” at the 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, city council meeting, as they urge councilors to a pass a resolution to deal with climate ...

Council decides land-use process works just fine

McMinnville councilors discussed Wednesday the possibility of automatically hearing testimony on land-use issues that have passed through the planning commission, but ultimately rejected the idea. They ...

Council to discuss rec center, fire merger

McMinnville city councilors will continue discussing plans Tuesday, Oct. 22, for a new recreational facility as well as combining the city’s fire department with neighboring firefighting agencies. Councilors ...

Grape Stomp goes for the record Sunday

Community members can join in an attempt to break the world record for group grape crushing Sunday, Oct. 20, at the second-annual Grizzly Grape Stomp. The free event is sponsored by the McMinnville High ...

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