Commissioners to consider paratransit plan

Yamhill County commissioners on Thursday are scheduled to approve an updated transit plan for people with disabilities. Commissioners will meet in their capacity as the transit board of directors, at ...

Water task force focusing on irrigation, development

A water task force headed by County Commissioner Casey Kulla continues to focus on increasing the number of small water catchment ponds on farms, and on finding ways to monitor groundwater. Also discussed ...

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Anthony Warner loads garbage into a bin on Northeast Dustin Court Friday. Warner and the other people living in cars, tents and RVs along the street were given six days to vacate April 9 so crews for McMinnville Water & Light could install three $800 security cameras and perform other maintenance work April 15. The campers were told they were free to return to the street once worked (expected to take only a day) was completed.

Campers temporarily ordered off Marsh Lane

All of the people living in tents, cars and RVs along Northeast Marsh Lane were supposed to be gone yesterday — at least temporarily — so McMinnville Water & Light officials could install ...

Discussion focuses on Amity water project

AMITY — The Amity City Council will hold a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 at city hall to discuss the water system improvement project. The scope of the project, new intake, water ...

Amity board approves expenditures

AMITY — The Amity School District will spend $26,166 to gravel a parking area on the south side of the football stadium and $10,000 to pave the track and field long jump pit. Both expenditures ...

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Wascher Elementary School staff members surround Principal Kourtney Ferrua to congratulate her on winning statewide honors. Since Ferrua joined Wascher, the school s academic scores have grown.

Wascher principal receives top state honor

LAFAYETTE — Kourtney Ferrua, in her sixth year as principal of Wascher Elementary School in Lafayette, on Friday was named Oregon Elementary School Principal of the Year. The Oregon Elementary Principals ...

Amity motorist sent to prison on negligent homicide plea

Admitted to smoking marijuana two hours before driving

Willamina public safety fee debated at hearing

WILLAMINA — City Manager Kenna West, after listening to about an hour of testimony last Tuesday night, recommended the city contract with the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office for two full-time ...

Lecture to explore use of emojis

Kay Livesay, associate professor of psychology at Linfield College, will present “Emojis mean what?” on Wednesday, April 17. The lecture will start at 7 p.m. in Fred Meyer Lounge, located ...

Wascher leader named Oregon elementary principal of the year

LAFAYETTE -- Kourtney Ferrua, who is in her sixth year as principal of Wascher Elementary School in Lafayette, Friday was named Oregon Elementary School Principal of the Year. Wascher and McMinnville ...

Bonamici to hold town hall in McMinnville

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Oregon, will hold a town hall Saturday, April 13, in McMinnville. The public can attend and ask questions at the event, which will be held at 11 a.m. in Ice Auditorium in ...

Homeless man's body found near river

Pride Solomon Jones, 44, was found dead April 7 in a wooded area south and west of Southeast Brooks Street and Three Mile Lane, near the South Yamhill River. He most recently lived in a tent along Northeast ...

Affordable housing bills lurch through Legislature

Affordable housing bills — including one that would create a pilot project in McMinnville -- passed a critical crossroads this week and continue to make their way through the Oregon Legislature. April ...

Sheridan looks to strengthen abatement process

SHERIDAN — An ordinance amending a Sheridan municipal code, to adopt specific nuisance abatement procedures, will undergo second and third readings at the 7 p.m. Monday, April 15, city council meeting. ...

Friends reach settlement with Abbey Road B&B

Owners of Abbey Road Farms, who have been seeking to expand an existing bed and breakfast, have reached a settlement with the Friends of Yamhill County resulting in a smaller expansion than they hoped ...

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