Amity purchases high school boiler, bus

AMITY — The Amity School Board approved spending $199,400 on a new high school boiler at Wednesday night’s meeting. A $47,900 expenditure was approved for a used mini bus. There were four ...

Amity, McMinnville fire agreement set

Amity Chief Bruce Hubbard will have dedicated more than 40 years to the fire service profession when he retires July 1. “It’s time to get out and do something fun,” said Hubbard, the ...

How to submit testimony about Woodland Heights

How to submit testimony Parties have until 5 p.m. March 14, to submit additional written testimony on two applications for replatting lots in the Woodland Heights subdivision. They then have until 5 ...

Neighbors vehemently oppose smaller lots on Woodland Heights

Hearing on Amity-area subdivision gets heated

Amity, McMinnville fire merger imminent

AMITY — The McMinnville Fire Department is scheduled to assume oversight of the Amity Fire District on July 1. The intergovernmental agreement (IGA) was sparked by the pending retirement of longtime ...

Incident forces lockout at Amity schools

AMITY — Amity Elementary, Middle and High schools were locked out for a short time Wednesday because of law enforcement activity in the community, specifically on Rice Lane, where the elementary ...

Amity woman admits to marijuana use prior to fatal crash

Jessica Macken told Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies she smoked marijuana two hours before her 2002 Kia Sportage crossed the center line on Nusom Road NE in rural Silverton and crashed head-on ...

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 ...

Van Soolen leaves Amity City Council

AMITY — Rudy van Soolen, who has served on the Amity City Council at various times dating back to July 2003, has resigned from Position 3, a term that expires Dec. 31, 2020. His resignation was accepted ...

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Amity man fires rifle rounds during domestic 'rant'

When the daughter of rural Amity resident David Turnidge called 911 and reported hearing gunshots and her parents arguing in their bedroom, the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police ...

Amity secures Travel Oregon business grant

AMITY — Travel Oregon has awarded more than $850,000 in grants to 12 projects through its Competitive Medium Grants Program, with Amity receiving $20,000 toward branding the business community. The ...

Rusty Rae / News-Register##Business members of Trade Street Commons relax with coffee from the Common Cup. From left are Sandra Villasenor of Piked and Posh; Francisco Sanchez of Tacos Burros; Erin Rainey of the Rain Flower; and Jeanne Coelho of Common Cup, manager of the facility.

Amity business owners directing their future

AMITY — It’s not quite business as usual along Amity’s Trade Street these days. Centered within small shops with typical small-town charm is something just a little out of the ordinary ...

Amity council holds work session

AMITY — The Amity City Council will hold a work session at 9 a.m. Saturday at city hall to discuss the city administrator recruitment process and the soon-to-be vacant city treasurer/recorder position. Justin ...

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Fire Writers conference panelist Teresa Klepinger, a children s author, center, talks about what she does when suffering from writer s block. She suggested joining a writing group or giving  yourself permission to take a break.

Conference sparks students to write

NEWBERG — Lorelei Lubbes, a sophomore at Dayton High School, was eager to attend the first Fire Writers Conference because — like the 150 other students at the event — she considers herself ...

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Siblings Mike, Kathy and Steve Morris stand on the Ballston Bridge, which is under construction. The trio grew up right next to the south end of the bridge on DeJong Road.

Family has long relationship with Ballston Bridge

BALLSTON — The Morris siblings grew up just south of the Ballston Bridge — literally a few steps from where it begins. The curving structure dominates the view from their property along both ...

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