Mayor blocks ban on local pot sales

But staff asked to draw up ordinance granting Linfield a thousand-foot buffer

Kindergartners due $25 each in college savings seed money

To encourage parents to start thinking about their children’s college education early, the Oregon College Savings Plan is offering to award $25 to every McMinnville youngster starting kindergarten ...

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Dave Mihm is shown with his metal detector in this Wednesday, Nov. 11 portrait at his home in McMinnville.

Fellowship of the ring

Good Samaritan with metal detector retrieves couple’s lost ring

Medical pot dispensary near Linfield?

A medical marijuana dispensary is planned for the former site of Jakes Deli, a McMinnville fixture that shuttered its doors last month.  Linfield officials don’t want to see a dispensary prominently ...

LUBA remands dump expansion decision

The Land Use Board of Appeals has remanded approval of proposed expansion of the Riverbend Landfill to the county for further consideration. The county’s decision was appealed by the Stop the Dump ...

McMinnville woman dies in crash

A McMinnville woman died early Thursday, Nov. 12,  in a one-car crash  in the 17000 block of Northwest Baker Creek Road, west of McMinnville. The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office identified ...

Along the Street: Wine industry raving about great 2015 season

The Oregon Wine Board has compiled a report on the 2015 harvest, and the news is positive from virtually all regions of the state. The 2015 vintage began with warm conditions over the winter, leading ...

Roundabout eyed at Fifth and Lafayette

The McMinnville City Council had its first glimpse at possible Fifth Street improvements at its meeting Nov. 10. The project, to be paid for as part of a $24 million bond passed by voters in November 2014, ...

Veterans Day rescue for Army veteran

WILLAMINA — On Veterans Day, of all days, Gulf War veteran Timothy Marsh of Lane County was located by Yamhill County Search and Rescue after spending several days and nights with his dog in a rural ...

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EASA student Kimberly Goss explains her team s hovercraft project to Rear Admiral Nancy Norton.  It was an amazing opportunity to get to meet her,  said Goss, a senior. She said she was especially impressed by Norton s advice that students take advantage of the amazing opportunities offered by the Engineering and Aerospace Science Academy.

Admiral visits EASA

In order to keep doing her job effectively, Navy Rear Admiral Nancy A. Norton said, she needs people like the students in McMinnville High School's Engineering and Aerospace Sciences Academy. People who ...

A Veterans Day rescue for an Army veteran

WILLAMINA - On Veterans Day, fittingly, Gulf War Army veteran Timothy Marsh was located by Yamhill County Search and Rescue members after spending several days with his dog in a rural area of Willamina. The ...

Commissioners clash over trail grant request

The county staff plans to seek board of commissioners approval Thursday for grant applications for design and construction of bridges on the Yamhelas Westsider Trail route, which follows abandoned rail ...

Manufacturing sector recognized

About halfway through the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards banquet, the festivities were briefly put on hold for another presentation. This one was staged by the McMinnville Economic ...

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Duniway Middle School honored veterans with an assembly Monday morning. At the conclusion of the assembly, students line up to shake hands with the visiting veterans.

Veterans tell students to be kind, respectful

World War II veteran Ben Asquith gave Duniway Middle School students an assignment when he spoke at their Veterans Day assembly Monday morning. “Freedom is the biggest thing,” the Navy vet ...

Chamber celebrates 100th, honors key contributors

Hundreds of local business leaders packed the McMinnville Grand Ballroom on Thursday night, gathering to both celebrate the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce’s 100th birthday and bestow awards ...

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