Relay fundraiser tonight

Five bands are scheduled to play tonight at a fundraiser for Team Cancer Rebels, one of 21 teams participating in this year’s Relay for Life. Thunder Road, Epoch, Overload, Wasted Days and Kelsey ...

Motorist charged with manslaughter

SALEM — A Newberg man has been indicted by a Marion County Grand Jury on a Class A felony count of first-degree manslaughter in connection with a fatal motor vehicle crash on McKay Road NE, near ...

Willamina schedules kindergarten roundup

WILLAMINA — Willamina Elementary School will hold kindergarten roundup from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the school library. Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1. Parents must present their child’s ...

Mayor cool to manager hiring in Willamina

WILLAMINA — City Attorney Paul Elsner thinks Willamina should seriously consider employing a city manager, at least in a part-time role if not full time. However, Mayor Ila Skyberg wants to give ...

Decision expected in June in Sanai disbarment case

A trial panel of the Oregon State Bar had been expected to rule in early May whether to disbar former Yamhill County Counsel Rick Sanai for legal misconduct in Washington state. However, Sanai has now ...

County budget committee begins budget review

The Yamhill County Budget Committee, consisting of the three commissioners and three lay members, began reviewing the county’s proposed $114.2 million budget Monday. It was scheduled to cap the ...

Dayton council to meet

DAYTON — Dayton city councilors will consider a ban on smoking in public parks when they meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 4. The public session will be held at the city hall annex. Councilors also ...

Joe K. Hill Jr.

Pursuit ends at police station

A vehicle pursuit ended Monday afternoon at one of the best places possible for McMinnville police - the parking lot of their station. The driver was identified as Joe Kennes Hill Jr., 66, of ...

Willamina to meet on budget

WILLAMINA — The Willamina School District will hold its first 2015-16 budget committee meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the school library. A chair and vice-chair will be appointed, and Superintendent ...

Submitted photo##City officials revealed this design plan for a proposed park in Northwest
McMinnville at a neighborhood meeting last week. The park is slated to include a barrier-free playground.

Plans for new park revealed

The McMinnville Parks and Recreation staff revealed designs for a new park in Northwest McMinnville at a community meeting last Thursday.  The four-acre site, which is bisected by the Shadden Claim ...

John Yates, left, and Danielle yates

Couple accused of child abuse win release

YAMHILL — A rural Yamhill couple accused of abusing two foster children placed in their care, a girl 5 and a boy 4, have been granted third-party releases from the Yamhill County Jail. Danielle ...

Edgardo Sanchez Rodriguez

Deputies nab theft suspect in Lafayette

LAFAYETTE — A Lafayette resident has been arrested in connection with a series of thefts, mostly from vehicles. Edgardo Sanchez Rodriguez, 19, was charged with one count of second-degree burglary, ...

Woman wins dog bite suit

A Yamhill County woman has been awarded more than $108,000 for damages suffered when she was bitten in the face by the hosts’ dog at an afternoon cocktail party. Christine Shertzer, 43, had to undergo ...

Motorist nearly crashes into OSP vehicle

NEWBERG — A Newberg motorist who nearly crashed into an Oregon State Police patrol vehicle late Wednesday night was arrested on multiple charges, including driving under the influence of intoxicants. Trooper ...

Commissioners approve Wildwood music festival permit

The Yamhill County commissioners unanimously approved Thursday a permit for the Wildwood Music Festival, allowing it to accommodate 1,000 attendees, up from 500 under previous terms. The popular West ...

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