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Yamhill County Commissioners approve spirits tasting at Duck Pond Cellars

Note: This article has been updated to correct the name of the distillery and date of its purchase, as well as the fact that it was not appealed. Duck Pond Cellars has received clearance from the Yamhill ...

 
Murder trial to be rescheduled after attorney withdraws, citing dispute with defendant

The murder trial for a 35-year-old man charged in a 2019 shooting death in McMinnville will be rescheduled after his defense attorney withdrew from the case. Dustin Brown is accused of killing 28-year-old ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Thursday, Sept. 24] Yamhill County reported five new cases of COVID-19 today, spread among those in their 20s to their 60s. Two of the new cases were in McMinnville, while the others were in Dayton, ...

 
Wildfire evacuations interfere with COVID testing, county cases total 738

Wildfires that spread throughout Oregon in September, resulting in thousands of evacuations, reduced the number of people tested for COVID-19, the Oregon Health Authority says. The number of newly tested ...

McMinnville teen arrested following speed racing crash

A 17-year-old McMinnville boy was arrested Sunday night on charges related to speed racing on Southwest Baker Street that resulted in his vehicle crashing into the Hagan Hamilton Insurance Solutions building, ...

 
Amity resident assaulted, robbed; suspects arrested

An Amity resident was bound behind his back with electrical cord and tape, assaulted and robbed early Monday morning. Two suspects were taken into custody. The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office identified ...

Bull elk skeleton found near Yamhill, OSP seeks info

The Oregon State Police is seeking information about skeletal remains of a bull elk discovered earlier this month north of Yamhill. Evidence indicates the elk was killed during the first two weeks of ...

 
Rethinking barriers: program helps job seekers let go of self-defeating behaviors

Some job seekers have already overcome major problems — gotten off drugs, served jail time or moved from the streets into safe housing. But they still might need help in surmounting an ...

 
Linfield president to lead Oregon college alliance

Linfield University President Miles Davis is the new chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities, nicknamed “The Alliance.” Davis, who ...

 
McMinnville candidates for mayor make their case in forums

McMinnville Mayor Scott Hill and challenger Heidi Parker described two different visions of city leadership at recent candidate forums organized by Yamhill County Republican Women and the McMinnville Lions ...

Linfield will stream Night of Improvised Sketches

Linfield University theater students will perform “Out of the Box: A Night of Improvised Sketches,” at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. Derek Lane will direct the show, which will be streamed ...

Wildfires intensify economic pain in the West

  By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer The fires consuming the forests of California and Oregon and darkening the skies over San Francisco and Portland are also damaging a regional economy ...

 
Volunteers, donors help with county response

Community support made it possible for Yamhill County to provide a safe haven for people and animals affected by Oregon wildfires over the past weeks, county officials told the Board of Commissioners Thursday. Hundreds ...

Carlton man's death ruled not suspicious

The death of a 51-year-old Carlton man whose body was found in the Panther Creek Road area last week is not considered suspicious, according to the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office. Capt. Chris Ray ...

COVID, smoke, other 2020 problems pile on stress

It’s been six months since we piled our shopping carts high with toilet paper, bought every single face mask in Yamhill County and hunkered down at home with Zoom meetings and banana bread ...

 
Chehalem Mountain fire evacuees return home

After transporting horses from evacuation zones near the Beachie Creek and Powerline fires, Michelle Ladd returned to her home on Bald Peak Road last Tuesday. She was unhooking her horse trailer when ...

Yamhill County commissioners approve new jail risk manager

Yamhill County commissioners  approved a new position for the sheriff’s office, a deputy to manage COVID-19 risk in the jail during the pandemic. The employee hired for the job also will be ...

 
Mac farm helps lions, tigers that barely escaped fire

Tigers snarled and lions roared upon arrival at McPhillips Farms southwest of McMinnville, where they took shelter last week from forest fires burning east of Salem. The big cats and more than 70 other ...

 
How bad has the air been in McMinnville? No way to know

Just stepping outdoors in recent days has reminded McMinnville City Councilor Sal Peralta why Yamhill County, and McMinnville in particular, needs an Air Quality Index monitoring station. Smoke-filled ...

Sheridan council approves curb ramp improvements

The Sheridan City Council approved curb ramp improvements at this month’s special meeting, accepting a $233,000 contract for low-bidder Emory & Sons Construction Group of Salem. City Manager ...

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Yamhill County's Greatest Games: An All-American, a faithful community and the '79 Mac title

Over 41 years ago, head coach Nick Robertson, All-American Charlie Sitton and the McMinnville boys basketball team etched their names into the history books with an undefeated 27-0 season. The ...

 
Early improvements spur Linfield success against rival Raiders

Week two games for any football coach concern improvement. After teams have played their first game, coaches now glimpse their squad’s potential. Retired hall of fame head coach Ad Rutschman ...

 
Coaching Conversations: Scott Nelson transformed Warriors into contenders

AMITY – Scott Nelson’s coaching career began in his backyard. His four sons – Cody, Kyle, Lance and Jaycen – would engage in hearty competitions at the family’s Amity ...

 
Remembrance of games past: Adversity spurs Wildcats’ run of dominance in 2010s

In Linfield’s first game of the 2008 football season, the Wildcats traveled to Abilene, Texas, opening head coach Joseph Smith’s third season, and arriving with high hopes for a play-off ...

 
Coaching conversations: Rosenberg's odyssey in men's basketball

Fully embracing the Japanese term “kaizen,” Linfield head men’s basketball coach Shanan Rosenberg continuously seeks to improve himself. The term, which means “change for ...

Linfield football earns three preseason All-Americans

Three Linfield football players were named to the D3football.com Preseason All-America team. Senior quarterback Wyatt Smith, junior offensive guard Matt Metcalf and junior defensive tackle Chase Lydig ...

 
Y-C family moves to Idaho for fall sports

YAMHILL  -- In early August, Quinten Ramsey and his stepsister, Ali Barnett, anxiously awaited the Oregon School Activities Association’s (OSAA) decision on the upcoming 2020/21 sports ...

 
Y-C’s ‘Father of the Final Four’ deserves Oregon Hall

For the past three years, former Yamhill-Carlton baseball coach Larry Hermo fought tirelessly for his ex-player Tom Jernstedt’s inclusion in the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. Jernstedt, one ...

Linfield sports suspended until 2021, rules Northwest Conference

Local Linfield fans must wait until 2021 to watch their favorite Wildcat teams compete in Division III athletics. Monday, the Northwest Conference (NWC) Presidents’ Council decided to suspend all ...

 
Coaching Conversations: Dana Dickey-Greene creates a pipeline for future success

SHERIDAN — Inspired by her mother, Sheridan’s Dana Dickey-Greene has become a positive force in the Spartan volleyball program. Entering her fourth season with the team, Dickey-Greene ...

 
Finding closure on the diamond

KEIZER – Nearly five months since their last competition, three Amity seniors finally earned a measure of closure on their final baseball season. Last weekend, Warrior ballplayers Luke Johnston, ...

 
Dayton hires former Sheridan coach to lead football program

DAYTON – Dayton High School hired a familiar face and an old foe to lead its football program. Jacob Peterson, who competed against the Pirates as the head football coach of Sheridan in 2017, was ...

Mac to resolve Title IX complaint

The McMinnville School District has approved a voluntary resolution agreement related to a February 26 Title IX complaint. The original accusation filed against the district raised issues with discrepancies ...

OSAA adopts new 2020/21 athletic plan; Fall sports postponed to March

The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) shifted its traditional fall sports season contests to begin in March under a new 2020-21 school activities calendar approved Wednesday by the association’s ...

 
Coaching Conversations: Tom Anderson teaches hoops and fosters relationships

WILLAMINA – Entering his 15th season as the Willamina head girls basketball coach, Tom Anderson is as equally comfortable deploying defensive strategies on the court as he is fostering bonds ...

 
Coaching Conversations: Henry serves as coach, mentor for Dayton wrestlers

DAYTON – In his 13 years of coaching at Dayton High School, Rob Henry discovered his calling: Mentoring athletes, and not only in wrestling, but in life. He found each of his wrestlers ...

 
Dingers, Stingers and Ringors: Local softball stars win national title

WARSAW, IN – Yamhill County’s Dingers, Stingers and Ringors left their mark on the inaugural National Softball Association’s Odd Age 13U World Series two weeks ago in Warsaw, ...

Linfield postpones fall sports

Linfield University is postponing its football season until spring, along with soccer, rowing and volleyball, and moving golf and tennis to fall along with cross country. Linfield and eight other schools ...

OSAA pushes back start of fall sports

The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) Executive Board decided Wednesday to delay the first contest date for cross country, volleyball and soccer, changing the start of fall sports from August ...

 
Coaching Conversations: Hartmann leaves legacy of success at Y-C soccer

Brittany Hartmann leaves an impressive legacy of success with the Yamhill-Carlton girls soccer program. As head coach for the past five years, she proved instrumental in transforming the Tigers ...

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