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. ...

Fire destroys Amity pole barn

Multiple agencies responded Friday afternoon to a pole barn fire northwest of Amity, but they couldn’t save the structure or its contents. The fire was reported at 2:42 p.m. at 18220 Hook ...

Amity Market manager charged with unwanted sexual contact

The manager of the Amity Market, 520 S. Trade St., has been charged by the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office with 21 counts of third-degree sexual abuse, a Class A misdemeanor, alleging he engaged ...

Districts receive $1.9 million in Common School Fund money

Yamhill County public schools will receive almost $1.9 million from the Common School Fund in 2022, according to the State Land Board. Across the state, 197 school districts will share $64.2 million ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Custodian Jeff Buczynski  tends to the Amity Middle School boiler, which came off a ship, and is more than 75 years old. Plans for the building are yet to be determined, but no bond money would be used on the aging middle school property.

Amity School District will seek construction bond in May 17 vote

Amity Middle School Principal Mary Matocha acknowledges there is a rich feeling of nostalgia associated with the one-story Church Avenue brick building. “It’s an important and iconic piece ...

Decisions on charges still pending in Amity death

Alex Tombleson waits in Oregon State Hospital while the legal case surrounding the death of his father is at a standstill. Tombleson, 31, who surrendered to deputies following a Nov. 3 standoff after ...

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