Amity will resume water shutoffs in October

Amity will resume water shutoffs for non-payment in October. The city council approved a shutoff plan at Wednesday night’s meeting, choosing an option suggested by city administrator Michael Thomas ...

Amity extends state of emergency

The Amity City Council has extended its COVID-19 state of emergency declaration through mid-February 2021. City staff had recommended the council extend only through the Wednesday, Sept. 2 meeting, which ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Yamhill City Recorder Lori Gilmore (right) counts votes from the city s biennial caucus in July.

Filing deadlines approach for candidates in city races

Deadlines are approaching for filing for Yamhill County city offices. Candidates must file this month to run for mayor or city council openings. The last date for filing varies by city. To run for a ...

Flour mill dispute resolved in tiny cookie details

A dispute over a proposed flour mill, bakery and farm stand outside Amity has been resolved with an agreement between opponents and the applicants, who asked county commissioners to return the decision ...

Amity flour mill hearing back on

A hearing on a proposed flour mill and farm stand outside Amity, postponed from June, is scheduled for Thursday before the Yamhill County Commissioners. The county had approved Bram Yoffie and Susan Stoller’s ...

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Amity mayor will not seek re-election

Amity Mayor Michael Cape will not seek re-election in November. Appointed mayor in 2006 when Bob Wiro resigned, Cape said it’s always been his intention to step down when his daughter was in high ...

Hearing on proposed mill, bakery posptoned until July

At the request of farmer and breadmaker Bram Yoffie, Yamhill County Commissioners on Thursday postponed until July 16 a hearing on a proposed flour mill, bakery and farm stand near Amity. Yoffie and business ...

Amity, sheriff's office extend policing contract

The Amity City Council has approved a two-year contract extension for law enforcement services with the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office that will increase its costs by 14% in the next contract year ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Amity graduate Dylan Nyseth picks up a gift bag items after receiving his diploma.

In Amity, a pandemic-adjusted ceremony for grads

The Amity High School Class of 2020 likes to joke that it’s cursed. When students began middle school, a band program started at their elementary school. In high school, their homecoming floats ...

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 ...

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