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Beverly Cleary event planned in Yamhill

On May 15, “A Walk with Beverly” will feature multiple events in downtown Yamhill from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Yamhill Downtown Association will hold a grand opening of its self-guided Beverly ...

Many students will skip state tests

McMinnville students will spend their time learning, rather than taking state assessment tests this spring, McMinnville School District officials and school board confirmed Monday. With some students ...

Local universities share in state funds

Yamhill County’s two universities and the two community colleges with local campuses all are receiving part of the American Rescue Plan Act money targeted to institutions of higher education. Oregon ...

Commissioners continue discussion about American Rescue Plan funds

Yamhill County Commissioners are still working to decide how to set priorities for spending $20 million the county will receive from the American Rescue Plan Act. However, they began this week identifying ...

County employees request extension of telework policy

Two weeks after county employees and community members sent 85 letters to the board of commissioners asking it to extend the county’s telework policy beyond June 1, the board has not taken up the ...

Extra patrols focus on distracted driving

The Newberg-Dundee Police Department arrested eight people on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants during enhanced traffic patrols in April. Officers also stopped 70 people for ...

Report of shots fired in Albertsons lot was fabricated

A report of gunshots in the Albertsons parking lot on Wednesday, April 28, was fabricated, according to McMinnville police. Colby L. Goodale, 29, of McMinnville was cited to appear Wednesday, May 26, ...

No charges in fatal bicycle crash

No charges will be filed in connection with the Friday, April 16 motor vehicle crash in downtown McMinnville that resulted in the death of bicyclist Donald Mowers Jr., 24, of McMinnville. Mowers ...

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Meg and Zach Hixson will soon be opening their new store, Left By West. They purchased Yamhill Valley Dry Goods, where Meg had worked, and she and her artist husband changed the name and moved it to the 500 block of Third Street.

Taking a ‘slow fashion’ approach

After years of being involved in the community, Zach and Meg Hixson are ready to take the next step by running their own business. They will open Left By West, a new version of Yamhill Valley ...

Along the Street: More restaurants reopen indoor dining

As more people are innoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine, Yamhill County restaurants are beginning to reopen their dining rooms. Most also continue to offer outdoor dining and takeout. In McMinnville, ...

Mac High choirs will live-stream concert

McMinnville High School choirs will perform in a live-streamed concert Wednesday, May 26. The concert will be feature the Mac High Symphonic Choir, Concert Choir, Advanced Women’s Ensemble ...

ODOT hosts open house on highway interchange project

The Oregon Department of Transportation offers an online open house for the OR 18/OR 22 interchange project that will improve safety and reduce congestion near Spirit Mountain Casino and Fort Hill. The ...

Ballots due Tuesday for school, fire board elections

Voters have until 8 p.m. to return ballots in the May 18 election. Ballots can be dropped into voting boxes at the county courthouse, the clerk’s office, local city halls or Chemeketa Community ...

Telescope display planned in new museum partnership

The Carlton Observatory Project will display its largest telescope, Big Blue, and nine other vintage and handmade scopes in the Evergreen Space Museum starting in June. It’s the first step ...

Man found safe in remote area

Searchers located a missing 73-year-old Washington state man, following an extensive three-day search in rural Yamhill County involving about 100 people from several counties. Yamhill County ...

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