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 ...

Sheriff's office searches for hit-and-run motorist

AMITY - The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office is searching for a hit-and-run vehicle after a pedestrian was struck Monday, Dec. 10 while walking along Fifth Street across from Amity City Park. The sheriff's ...

Amity board addresses maintenance issues

AMITY — The boiler at Amity High School is an original, dating back to 1965, the school board learned from Superintendent Jeff Clark Wednesday night. “We have gotten a good lifespan out of ...

Amity administrator search begins

AMITY — Chad Olsen went to work as the interim Amity City Administrator in late November, and his first order of business was creating a draft for the recruitment of Justin Hogue’s successor. ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Sheriff  Sgt. Todd Whitlow answers the phone and does paperwork in his new Amity office, formerly the home to the city’s police department. Whitlow, who oversees contract cities, will remain in Amity during the first few month of the sheriff’s office transition into the city.

Sheriff's office begins patrolling in Amity

AMITY — The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office started patrolling in Amity last Saturday. “We’re excited and I’m excited,” Sgt. Todd Whitlow said at Wednesday night’s ...

Santa arrives in Amity

AMITY — Santa Claus will touch down in Amity tonight for the community’s parade and tree lighting ceremony. The parade will begin at 5:45 p.m. from the Amity Fire District on the south end ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Interim Amity City Administrator Chad Olsen spent six years in Carlton before retiring.

Amity turns to Olsen as interim administrator

AMITY - Chad Olsen took about a six-month break after retiring last May as the Carlton City Manager before deciding he was ready to return to work, albeit in a part-time capacity. The Amity City Council ...

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