The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., rang its bells 700 times Tuesday, once for every 1,000 Americans lost to COVID-19 since the pandemic started — 700,000 deaths. In Oregon, 3,867 people ...

 

Caleb Hulett, a third-grader at Amity Elementary, said wearing a mask during the day at school makes him feel light-headed. Eight-year-old Caleb was standing alongside his mother, Jocelyn, at a rally ...

 

 

 

 

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Most McMinnville school employees now vaccinated as deadline nears

About 93% of McMinnville school staff members are vaccinated against coronavirus, and the rest have agreed to precautions, including weekly COVID tests and heavy-duty masks. Personnel Director Steffanie ...

Linfield COVID outbreak involves exempted students

Linfield University says it believes a recent outbreak of COVID-19 that infected 21 students last week is now under control. One person at the university said they had heard “through the grapevine” ...

 
Pirates break through against rival Amity

DAYTON – With a midseason COVID-incurred cancellation of three matches, it’s been difficult for the Dayton volleyball team to maintain much rhythm this fall. The Pirates started their season ...

Area schools report more than 100 cases

The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., rang its bells 700 times Tuesday, once for every 1,000 Americans lost to COVID-19 since the pandemic started — 700,000 deaths. In Oregon, 3,867 people ...

 
Masking issue fuels Amity rally

Caleb Hulett, a third-grader at Amity Elementary, said wearing a mask during the day at school makes him feel light-headed. Eight-year-old Caleb was standing alongside his mother, Jocelyn, at a rally ...

Amity schools now enforcing mask mandate

Parents angry over state rules plan student walkout, rally Complaining that “someone tattled” that Amity School District was not enforcing a statewide school mask mandate, Amity parent Melissa ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Tuesday, Oct. 19]  Yamhill County reported 37 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the county to  8,622 cases to date and 111 deaths. The county reported that as of Oct. 18, 68%  of ...

Hospital now providing monoclonal antibodies

Willamette Valley Medical Center announced that it is now providing monoclonal antibody treatment for “non-hospitalized patients with a mild or moderate case of COVID-19.” The hospital said ...

County announces three new deaths but cases decreasing

Yamhill County announced three more deaths from COVID-19 this week, but new daily cases have shown a decline. Hospital beds remain in short supply, but more have been available this week than in the preceding ...

Masks, other steps help children stay safe, doctor tells Mac school board

COVID-19 is a real threat to young people, but masks and other precautions help reduce the risk of spread, a pediatrician told the McMinnville School Board Monday night. “It’s vital to work ...

School board to hear COVID update

McMinnville School Board will hear an update on COVID-19 at their work session Monday, Sept. 27. The public session will start at 7:30 p.m in person at the district office, 800 N.E. Lafayette Ave., ...

Statewide COVID-19 deaths increase

Deaths from COVID-19 increased in the state for the week of Sept. 13-19, from 120 to 148. Cases and hospitalizations decreased slightly, according to the latest report from the Oregon Health Authority. ...

Controversies continuing over county public records

Save Yamhill County’s Shaw decries Berschauer’s ‘target’ comment Public records and record requests made to Yamhill County continued to generate controversy this week. County ...

Employee emails aren’t found in records search

A search by the county’s IT department of emails sent to county commissioners Mary Starrett and Lindsay Berschauer failed to turn up any emails from county employees asking for help with obtaining ...

 
Inmate’s fiancée: ‘I fear for his life there'

Judge orders Sheridan prison inspection in two weeks; psychiatrist calls conditions ‘severely deleterious’ Ikaika Ryan Chung and Chad Noziska are Bureau of Prisons statistics. The ...

COVID cases surge at prison

Countywide, more than 300 cases involve children Sixty-seven new cases of COVID-19 associated with the ongoing outbreak at the federal prison in Sheridan pushed Yamhill County’s report of ...

Commissioners declare emergency over expected staffing shortages

Kulla calls move ‘absolute abuse’ of process; sheriff mum on jail measures At the request of County Commissioner and board chair Mary Starrett, she and Commissioner Lindsay Berschauer ...

McMinnville homeless encampment evicted

An encampment of homeless people has been evicted from their S.E. Davis Street camp after police briefly postponed the eviction in response to concerns about whether members of the group had COVID-19. ...

County reports two COVID deaths

Yamhill County reported 57 new cases of COVID-19 and two deaths on Wednesday, while the Oregon Health Authority’s weekly report said hospitalizations and deaths statewide had dropped for ...

County Transit reduces service due to COVID

Saying, "the COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll on YCT staffing resources," Yamhill County Transit director Cynthia Thompson announced service cutbacks on Sept. 8. Staffing levels are ...