Former sheriff backs Chemeketa scholarships

Retired Yamhill County Sheriff Lee Vásquez and his wife, Erma, have donated $100,000 to the Chemeketa Community College Foundation. In exchange, the foundation has agreed to launch a campaign to ...

Along the Street: Sokol Blosser makes 'green' list

Yamhill County’s pioneering Sokol Blosser winery has made Oregon Business Magazine’s list of the ‘100 Best Green Workplaces.” The family-owned Dundee winery was the sole Yamhill ...

Early season plays havoc with local farms

Pablo Munoz Farms opened its fresh fruit and vegetable stand earlier than usual this year, as warm weather in early April sped the ripening process. The stand, located at the intersection of Northeast ...

United Way announces grants

Officials of the United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley have announced $338,500 in Community Impact Grants for nine collaborative, inter-agency projects and programs in Yamhill County. Winning funds ...

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Wyden visits Mac High

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden spent 90 minutes with students and members of the larger community Friday at McMinnville High School. He takes pride in conducting town halls in each of Oregon’s 36 counties, ...

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Linfield graduates 700 plus

Thomas James Arand. Shelley Jo Bergmann. Jillaine Katherine Cook. Kacie N. Copeland. Ian Sean Cox ...  and the names kept rolling as Linfield College graduated more than 700 students Sunday. The ...

See Ya Later loses site access

The last-minute withdrawal Thursday, by one of two applicants seeking annexation of Hill Road land into McMinnville’s urban growth boundary, threatens to prevent the See Ya Later Foundation from ...

State whistleblowing case lands in Yamhill County

Investigation and potential prosecution of a high-profile, high-stakes state whistleblowing case has been turned over to Yamhill County District Attorney Brad Berry, after conflict of interest concerns ...

Judge approves Evergreen Vintage Aircraft bankruptcy settlement

Sale of two museum buildings to friendly owner allowed to proceed

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Gyrocopter leaves McMinnville on way around world

Irish flier Norman Surplus taxied his gyrocopter — which looks like a giant motorized tricycle with a whirling blade on top — around the parking lot behind the Evergreen Aviation Museum early ...

Along the Street: Unemployment falls to lowest level since 2007

Yamhill County’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.8 percent in April, down from 5.1 percent in March, according to the latest statistics from the Oregon Department of Employment. That’s the ...

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Death takes downtown hardware man

Longtime downtown hardware store owner Ethan Dale died Tuesday, May 26, in McMinnville. He was 91. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 1, at First Presbyterian Church in McMinnville. ...

Four honored by Walnut City Kiwanis

McMinnville’s Walnut City Kiwanis Club will award $600 scholarships to four graduating seniors at this year’s senior awards presentation at McMinnville High School. Its Youth Services Committee ...

Mac council raises transportation SDC

The McMinnville City Council voted Tuesday to raise the systems development charge it assesses to help cover the cost of growth-related transportation improvements. It took the action over the objection ...

Last excluded student back in school

According to Yamhill County Public Health, all five students excluded from Yamhill-Carlton Intermediate School for lack of whooping cough immunization are now back in school. “All five families ...

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