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Fifth grade teacher Ryan Wells shows his pleasure in getting doused with a bucket of ice water. Doing the honors is fifth grader Sophie Bingman.
Cooper Lamb cheers on the pourers.

Amity kids go cold on their teachers

Dousing teachers with ice water serves as reward for meeting fundraiser goal

Friends will fundraise for new library

Friends of the Amity Public Library will be fundraising to pay for things (furniture, computers, etc.) that cannot be covered by Community Development Block Grant funding. There’s also hope the community ...

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Amity Public Library Director
Anne Jenkins hopes to gain
support for a new facility
that is “an inclusive and
welcoming space for all age

Book it ... Amity makes a push for a new library

This is how Amity Public Library Director Anne Jenkins might describe the building to someone who’s never visited it. “It’s old. It wasn’t built as a library. It was built as a ...

Amity man draws jail sentence related to sexual contact

Deedar Singh, who subjected three Amity Market co-workers to unwanted sexual contact over a four-month period of time last year, pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree sexual abuse and two counts ...

Subject threatens to shoot deputy

A Newberg man allegedly told a Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office deputy that he planned to shoot him in the face during contact at Maud Williamson Park Friday night. Additionally, he made ...

Aid and assist hearing scheduled for Tombleson

An aid and assist hearing for Alex Tombleson of Amity was held at 4 p.m. Monday in Yamhill County Circuit Court with Judge Jennifer Chapman presiding. There were previously three county residents at the ...

Amity City Council meet rescheduled

The monthly Amity City Council meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, has been postponed. It will be held at the same time on Wednesday, Oct. 12. The meeting will include a public hearing ...

Art Harvest will take visitors into studios

Painters, sculptors and other creators open their studios starting Sept. 30

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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 ...

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