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Mikey Howard, owner of three local arcades and restaurants, talked about his collection of game machines, many of which are featured in his businesses -- Mikey s Pizzeria and Joysticks in McMinnville and Retro Pizza in Amity. Howard has loved arcade games and pizza since he was a teen in Willamina.

Stopping by Pinball - and pizza - wizard

Mikey’s goes Retro as owner gamely expands restaurant, arcade business

Students returning to school; look at those smiling faces

Smiling children and adults will return to classes in most Yamhill County school districts Tuesday, Sept. 6. By then, Willamina students will have already been back to school for a week, as their ...

Candidates file for city offices

Six mayoral races will be decided Nov. 8

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A photo of Fred the mini dachshund, namesake of 
Diana Backinoff s Amity bistro, hangs in the dining room.

Fred's named for dog

Fred doesn’t work at Fred’s Bistro in Amity. But the beloved miniature dachshund gets a lot of credit for inspiring Diana Backinoff to fulfill her dream of opening her own restaurant. Backinoff ...

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Diana Backinoff, who opened Fred s Bistro in July 2021, talks about developing recipes over the years as she cooked at home and ran a catering business.

Fred's Bistro offers house-made sandwiches, soups, sala

Diana Backinoff, who named her Amity restaurant for one of her dogs, has been cooking all her life. At 5, she recalled, she sat in her mother’s kitchen tearing up bread for the Thanksgiving stuffing. ...

Former sheriff, school safety manager Crabtree dies; services Friday

Updated with service time. Former Yamhill County Sheriff Jack Crabtree, who served as McMinnville School District director of safety after retiring from law enforcement, died of cancer Friday in his home ...

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Yamhill County Fair & Rodeo ambassadors Kaydence Vertner, Cheyanna Kelly and Madison Bingman will be greeting people at the fair Wednesday through Saturday. They say they want to help visitors learn about the importance of agriculture in our lives.

Fair ambassadors promote importance of agriculture

After attending other festivals all summer, the Yamhill County Fair & Rodeo ambassadors are excited about welcoming visitors to their own event this week. They love that the fair lets young people ...

National Night Out events planned in several cities

Several National Night Out events are planned in Yamhill County on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Hosted by local police departments and the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office, they are being held in conjunction ...

Amity serving up pancakes Sunday

The annual Amity Pancake Breakfast, sponsored by the Amity Fire District volunteer staff, will be held from 6 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 24, at City Park, which is bordered to the north and south by Fourth ...

Amity man injured in crash

An Amity man was injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon south of Amity on Highway 99W, according to the Oregon State Police. Trooper Casey Gibson gave this account of the incident that ...

Weapon incident sends Amity resident to prison

A convicted felon with firearm arrests in California (San Diego County) was sentenced to 15 months in prison for repeatedly shooting a handgun inside his residence in June 2021. Carlos Ramirez Grijalva ...

Tombleson family files tort claim notice over Amity death

The estate of Ross Tombleson has filed a tort claim notice against several Yamhill County entities and Oregon State Risk Management. Tombleson was found dead in the family’s Amity residence following ...

Amity holds commencement Saturday

Fifty-nine Amity High School seniors will graduate during a 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11 ceremony at the football stadium. Katie Lanning and Brooke Lopez are this year’s valedictorians. Haley Vanderzanden ...

Starrett increases lead; Johnston, Wytoski headed to runoff; Amity, Dayton, Sheridan money measures passing

County election results are available online at Count_CumulativeReport (yamhill.or.us). Statewide election results are available at Oregon Secretary of State (oregonvotes.gov)   Starrett ...

Amity Market workers claim repeated abuse

Amity Market manager Deedar Singh’s alleged victims, all co-workers of his when they said they were subjected to his unwanted sexual contact, were 18, 51 and 40 years old, according to court records. ...