Amity High graduates 45 on Saturday

Amity High School will graduate 45 seniors with a drive-through ceremony at 12:40 p.m. Saturday. The ceremony will begin with valedictorian Vanessa Baron and salutatorian Elizabeth Dyer addressing the ...

Hearing planned on proposed flour mill

Yamhill County Commissioners will hold a hearing on Thursday, June 11, to consider an appeal by the owners of a proposed wheat farm and flour-milling operation on a family farm between Amity and Ballston. Bram ...

Sam Beyer photo/Courtesy The Bruin##Mac High’s class of 2020 on the football field earlier this school year.

Schools formalizing graduation plans

Although school buildings closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Yamhill County high schools are making plans to honor the graduating classes of 2020.

By district, these are the most up-to-date plans.

Amity Fire District photo##Three occupants of this house on Highway 99W, south of Amity, escaped a fire late Wednesday night thanks to smoke alarms.

Smoke alarms alert residents to fire

Smoke alarms were credited with alerting the occupants of a home on Highway 99W, south of Amity and just north of the McCoy Junction, of a fire late Wednesday night. Three adults escaped unharmed. It ...

Fire districts seek levy approval

The Amity and West Valley fire districts are asking residents for levy approval in the May election that will enable them to buy or maintain equipment and provide training. Amity’s current five-year ...

Oregon State Police photo##Two Eugene residents were killed in a two-vehicle crash south of Amity on Highway 99W Thursday afternoon.

Two killed in Highway 99W crash

Two Eugene residents were killed in a two-vehicle crash south of Amity at the intersection of Highway 99W and Bethel Road about 4 p.m. Thursday. The Oregon State Police gave this account of the incident: A ...

Amity declares state of emergency

Amity City Administrator Michael Thomas declared a state of emergency during Wednesday night's city council meeting. The order is tentatively scheduled to end Wedneday, June 3. It allows the city ...

Amity City Council meeting postponed

The Amity City Council meeting, scheduled for 7 o'clock tonight at the community center, has been postponed until Wednesday, April 8, at the same time and location. City Administrator Michael Thomas said ...

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A gnome is well hidden in the Downs’ front yard. The couple hopes seeing the whimsical creatures will bring the day for people taking walks.

Gnomes, teddy bears brighten walkers' paths

In McMinnville, Carlton and other cities across Yamhill County and the U.S., people are posting not just online, but also in their windows. Some have placed teddy bears or other stuffed animals in view ...

Salt Creek Bridge weight limits set

The Oregon Department of Transportation is placing weight restrictions on the Salt Creek Bridge, west of Amity on the Bellevue-Hopewell Highway (153), effective today. The most recent bridge inspection ...

Yamhill County schools offer take-home meals during closure

With Oregon schools closing for a two-week spring break — twice as long as usual, due to concerns about coronavirus — some districts will continue to offer meals for students. McMinnville ...

Amity plans training burn

The Amity Fire District and neighboring agencies will conduct a fire training exercise on Sunday, March 15, in which they will burn a donated property. Residents are advised that flames and smoke will ...

Daffodil Festival canceled

Organizers have canceled Saturday’s Amity Daffodil Festival. The free event at the Amity Community Center was to feature a flower show and competition, an art show, plant sale, vendor booths and ...

Daffodil Festival blooms in Amity

Yellow blossoms will take center stage in Amity during the city’s annual Daffodil Festival. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 14, in the Amity Community Center adjacent to ...

Amity farm, McMinnville forge received county start-up grants

Two new county businesses have received $25,000 start-up grants from Yamhill County. County commissioners announced the awards to Chatanika Farms of Amity and Vesuvian Forge of McMinnville at their weekly ...

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