Attorney trial rescheduled

A local attorney charged with misappropriating some of a client’s funds has waived her right to a jury trial. Erin Cooper Walters, charged with five counts of misapplication of entrusted property, ...

Care center petitioner challenges ballot title

Some McMinnville care center operators favor a measure before local voters, but they don’t like the wording. The proposed measure would amend McMinnville’s city charter so care centers cannot ...

Planners to discuss 'floating zones'

McMinnville planners are floating a new concept from the traditional division city maps into zones. Geographic zones allow only specific kinds development (commercial, residential and so on) within their ...

Jail body scanner reveals smuggle attempt

The Yamhill County Jail body scanner is doing the job it was intended to do, Sheriff Tim Svenson said. Amberann Renee Lane can attest to that. Renee was lodged in jail last Thursday and subjected ...

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DAR honors West Valley vet

Yamhill Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, honored Steve Bobb last week for his contributions to the Grand Ronde and Willamina areas. DAR members presented their Excellence in Community Service ...

Silent47/Can Stock Photo##Human trafficking, of both girls and boys, remains a common problem in the Northwest and the rest of the country, Shared Hope International says.

Human trafficking an all-too-common problem

Human trafficking remains a tragic problem in the Northwest, across the country and around the world, a speaker from Shared Hope International told Yamhill County Republican Women. Kelly McCaughey spoke ...

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Seth Bierbower and Bryce Branson, with Heron Timber clean a large area of trees along Highway 18 to make it safer for small planes to land at the nearby McMinnville Airport.

Runway-obstructing trees removed near airport

The trees obstructing pilots’ view at the McMinnville Municipal Airport should be gone this morning. Rich Spofford, the city’s engineering services manager who oversees airport operations, ...

Council says goodbye to Ruden as Geary sworn in

Alan Ruden marked the end of his eight years on the McMinnville City Council Tuesday as his successor, Zack Geary, was sworn in. In honor of the departing councilor, Mayor Scott Hill proclaimed Jan. 8 ...

Meeting looks at 'Great Neighborhoods'

There will be a joint meeting of the McMinnville City Council and the advisory committee on the city’s buildable lands inventory, housing needs analysis and housing strategy project at 5:30 p.m. ...

Park bid accepted, amidst cheerleading

Bids for public projects rarely generate much excitement at city council meetings, but an $800,000 bid from C&M Excavation had McMinnville councilors jubilant at their Tuesday, Jan. 8 meeting. Acceptance ...

City adopts final draft of strategic plan

McMinnville leaders adjusted the vision statement for the city’s strategic plan, City Manager Jeff Towery told city councilors Jan. 8. The first draft apparently sounded too generic. “It sort ...

Along the Street: New Mexican restaurant opens

Mexican restaurant opens in old Baker Street deli’s spot Mezcal Sabores de Mexico opened for business this week at 1208 S.W. Baker St., the former location of Jake’s Deli & Restaurant. Jim ...

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Mac High junior Amos Grell uses a TIG welder to fuse the corner of a sign he and Marckus Smith are making at Solid Form Fabrication. The teens learned fabrication basics at school.

After learning basics at school, shop students practice professional skills

Fabrication company helps students practice professional skills

McMinnville police photos##This piece of construction equipment was used to knock an ATM off its mooring at a First Federal bank branch

McMinnville bank ATM destroyed

McMinnville police are investigating an incident in which the ATM at the First Federal Savings & Loan branch, 350 N.E. Baker Creek Road, was rammed into by a piece of construction equipment ...

Commissioners to hold hearing about High Heaven gate

Yamhill County Commissioners plan to take testimony on Thursday about two gates across High Heaven Road that block public access. The hearing will be held during commissioners’ regular Thursday ...

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