McMinnville School board will meet Monday night

McMinnville School Board members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in the district office, 800 N.E. Lafayette Avenue. An executive session on students records will precede the meeting. During the ...

Bledsoe and Berschauer file for office

Two candidates have filed to run for county offices in next May’s primary. Lindsay Berschauer of Carlton has filed for a seat on the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners. Local activist Kris Bledsoe ...

County gets nowhere on gates

At the request of Yamhill County Commissioner Casey Kulla, the board of commissioners reviewed several gates Tuesday that block rural roads leading into wooded areas outside McMinnville. Last winter, ...

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Approximately 160 people packed into the McMinnville Council Chambers Oct. 8 to hear councilors discuss possible plans for a new facility that could combine a community center and aquatics center.

Rec center discussed in packed council chamber

Approximately 160 people packed McMinnville City Council chambers Tuesday, most of them young swimmers and their parents, eager to hear a proposal for a new aquatic and recreational facility. While they ...

Judge denies motion to sanction winery

A federal judge this week denied a request by pot farmer Richard Wagner and his parents to sanction a neighboring winery for filing legal complaints against him. The Wagners failed to prove that winery ...

Mac High to celebrate homecoming

McMinnville High School will hold its homecoming celebration Monday through Saturday, Oct. 14-19. A big Friday parade will precede a Grizzly football game against Glencoe, kicking off at 7 p.m. at Wortman ...

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Retailers respond to vaping ban

Governor places temporary restrictions on flavored products

Along the Street: Volunteers sought for downtown Halloween

Officials at the McMinnville Downtown Association are looking for volunteers to help with the organization’s annual Trick-or-Treat on Third Street event. Between 3:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, ...

St. James fifth-grader wins national poetry award

McMinnville fifth-grader Eric Candela won a national prize for poetry in the Catholic Daughters' annual competition. He also placed first in his school, St. James of McMinnville, and his state for the ...

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During a presentation at the Wascher School Kids on the Block program, Shanti Kriens introduces a monitor lizard from Africa. It s not something to fear, like its cousin, the huge komono dragon, she said.

Creature feature

Speaker tells students how important critters are to environment

Sheridan man pleads to sex abuse charges

A Sheridan man pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree encouraging child sexual abuse, a Class B felony, and was sentenced to 60 days in the Yamhill County Jail. Lane Parr, 23, received a 20-day ...

Case law tips Carlton drug case

A Carlton drug case has unraveled in the face of legal precedents, leading to dismissal of charges against two of three defendants. Carlton police served a search warrant at a residence near Yamhill-Carlton ...

Sheridan council hears parks review

SHERIDAN — City Planner Jim Jacks reviewed the Sheridan Parks Development Plan for the city council at this month’s special meeting. The plan was adopted by ordinance in May 2014. Jacks described ...

Willamina get Nike grant

WILLAMINA — The city of Willamina has received an $18,500 Nike Community Impact Fund grant through the Oregon Community Foundation, City Manager Kenna West told the city council at this month's meeting. The ...

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While searching for pumpkins in the Heiser Farms patch, Rachel Waldron shows her daughters, Awnika and Vivian, a Woolly Bear caterpillar she found nearby.

Pumpkin patch attracts October visitors

Heiser’s Pumpkin Patch, a popular fall attraction, is open on weekends through the end of October. Saturday and Sunday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to pumpkins, the site offers hay rides, ...

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