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Community mediators get new executive director

Chuck Pattishall, a professional motivational speaker, has been hired as the new executive director of Your Community Mediators of Yamhill County. The 29-year-old organization uses volunteer mediators ...

Former director to be new park's namesake

Zack Geary was elected to the McMinnville City Council last November just in time to make a motion to name a new park after former Parks and Recreation Director Jay Pearson. “It’s a great ...

City codes revised (and the bees are safe)

City Council Remy Drabkin expressed concern Feb. 12 that editing and streamlining city codes effectively depletes local bee populations. “There’s some generally accepted knowledge that we ...

CASA will hold its annual fundraiser

Yamhill County CASA's annual gala and auction Saturday, March 2, will raise money to provide for volunteers to advocate for children in the court system. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the McMinnville ...

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Cap-and-trade bill getting its first hearing

A bill before the Oregon Legislature aimed at reducing carbon emissions and curbing the effects of climate change through a so-called “cap-and-trade” system gets its first hearing today at ...

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Water rushes along Cozine Creek, swollen by heavy rain and melting snow. McMinnville s Lower City Park was closed for two days because of the flooding.

As rain takes over, flood concerns rise then fall

After a weekend of on-and-off snow, heavy rains hit the Yamhill Valley, causing rivers to rise. By Tuesday, water flowed over some roads, such as Old Sheridan Road in southwest McMinnville, parts of Baker ...

Amity schools' audit receives high praise

AMITY — Certified Public Accountant Steve Tuchscherer told the Amity School Board Wednesday night the district is “doing a great job of managing overall assets.” His recently completed ...

Willamina councilor leaves office

WILLAMINA — James Daley, elected to the Willamina City Council last November, has resigned the position for health reasons. The council accepted his resignation at its Tuesday night meeting. Theresa ...

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Dereon Froembling holds the red heart on which he wrote his definition of love:  Love means you love and get love at the same time.

Columbus students open their hearts

Love is family, friends, puppies, even unicorns, according to Columbus Elementary School students, who posted their sentiments on red, pink and purple hearts in the hallways during Valentine’s week. The ...

Willamina Native American enrollment on the rise

WILLAMINA — Native American students total 40 percent of K-12 enrollment in the Willamina School District, Superintendent Carrie Zimbrick told the school board Monday night. There are 335 native ...

Jaquith faces Lincoln County charges

NEWPORT — In addition to the Yamhill County case, Ben Jaquith is also facing an open Lincoln County case. A grand jury indictment charges him with one count each of attempt to commit a Class A felony, ...

Lecture looks at academic freedom

Amy Orr, professor of sociology at Linfield College, will discuss academic freedom in higher education during a faculty lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 20. The free program will start at 7 p.m. in the Fred ...

County asks judge to dismiss child abuser's lawsuit

A former Yamhill County judge, along with the Oregon State Police, has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a convicted child molester, on the grounds  he has already sued, making the ...

Sheridan law enforcement alternative suggested

SHERIDAN — Lucy Hebert, a lifelong Sheridan resident elected to the city council last November, suggested at this month’s work session the city might want to consider contracting with a private ...

Sexual harassment victims speak up at Jaquith's sentencing

Former insurance agent sentenced to 25 days for unwanted sexual contact

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