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Grants will help local manufacturing

Wine bottles, fiber, animal feed and fertilizer will be produced in the county

Only challenged ballots remain

Today is the last day for voters to resolve ballot challenges from the Nov. 8 general election. Other than those potential votes, the counting is finished, according to Yamhill County Clerk Keri Hinton. The ...

Crisis in hospitalized babies prompts call for action

As a crisis in pediatric hospital beds worsens, Oregon health officials are asking people to wear masks, keep their children home when sick, and to stay home themselves when sick. Due to concerns about ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Monday, Nov. 28] Yamhill County reported 70 new cases of COVID-19 for the week of Nov. 21 to 27, and one death, bringing the county to a total to date of 21,784 cases and 246 deaths.  Case counts ...

Feels like home for Municipal Court Judge Arnold Poole

“I totally get what both of you are saying and I want to be fair, but I want to be fair to both sides,” McMinnville Municipal Court Judge Arnold Poole told the prosecutor and defendant in a ...

Willamina man found guilty of assaulting female

A jury trial has found Anthony Tafolla of Willamina guilty of two counts of fourth-degree domestic assault for striking a female he was living with multiple times in the face with an iPhone, with sufficient ...

Carjacking suspect indicted

Brian Nevels allegedly first tried to carjack an adult male in a parking lot of a medical facility on Northeast May Lane in McMinnville on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 16, according to court records. ...

 
Thinking of art

Jason Berrier finds joy in family, conversation and creativity

 
Giving thanks

Provoking Hope guests, volunteers find plenty of positive

Along the Street: HelloCare receives entrepreneur network award

HelloCare, a McMinnville-based company that sends caregivers to homes and recently opened a senior daycare program, received the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network’s Entrepreneurial Achievement Award at ...

 
Cinderella to debut at Mac High

McMinnville High School students will perform Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” a musical version of the fairytale, Dec. 2 through 10. Shows will start at 7 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays ...

Mac Greeters event changes location

McMinnville Chamber of Commerce has changed the location for this week’s Greeters gathering. The 8 a.m., Friday, Dec. 2, event will be at Encore Home Furnishings, 2730 N.E. Bunn Rd., just off 99W ...

Wheatland Ferry closes for a brief time Dec. 6

The Wheatland Ferry will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6. Marion County public works, which operates the ferry, did not specify a reason for the closure. The ferry’s weekday hours ...

Women's choir to sing

The McMinnville Women’s Choir and Jubilate!, the Women’s Choir of Corvallis, will perform a joint concert Saturday, Dec. 10, in McMinnville. Called “Alleluia!”, the concert will ...

Wheatland Ferry closes for a brief time Tuesday, Dec. 6

The Wheatland Ferry will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6. A reason for the closure was not specified. The ferry’s weekday hours are 5:30 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.

County moves to clean up contaminated properties

Yamhill County is taking advantage of its temporary ownership of two contaminated properties to clean up, before they are put up for sale. A long-defunct gas station and automotive shop in Yamhill and ...

Local school districts join E-cigarette lawsuit

Aim is to advocate against ‘number one’ health threat to students

Two appeals filed on city decisions

It’s rare to see McMinnville residents appeal decisions by city boards, but two such cases have recently been filed. Homeowner Emily Lagow is appealing the denial of a short-term rental permit by ...

 
Praise Assembly remodel will create Head Start classrooms

Praise Assembly and Head Start are partnering to turn a wing of the church into new classrooms for preschoolers. “We have the same mission: to help children,” said Ron Noble, pastor of the ...

Hagan Hamilton will work with OMI customers to find new ins

Hagan Hamilton Insurance Solutions, a broker for numerous companies, has about 1,400 customers insured through Oregon Mutual Insurance, many from the McMinnville area. Company representatives plan to contact ...

Sports

 
’Cats given a Royal send-off

As teams climb the playoff ladder in the NCAA Division III playoffs, the ability to play at a near-perfect level is the difference between winning and going home. In a second round matchup against the ...

Winter sports season starts for local athletes

Winter high school sports around Yamhill County will get under way this week, with basketball, wrestling and swimming all set to begin. This will be the last season without a shot clock at the high school ...

Oregon OC hired by ASU; Linfield alum will remain on staff

Arizona State hired Oregon offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham as its next head coach on Sunday. In his introductory press conference, Dillingham made sure to note that he would be retaining Shaun ...

Tigers earn all-league honors

Twenty-five Yamhill-Carlton student-athletes earned all-league honors across 3A cross country, soccer, volleyball and football. Louie Etta earned All-League cross country honors in the second special ...

 
Linfield prepares to host Bethel Royals in second round battle

For the first time in the programs’ history, the undefeated Linfield Wildcats and the Bethel Royals of Arden Hills, Minnesota will meet on the gridiron in the second round of the NCAA Division III ...

 
Haley Ayala combined leadership with great play for Sheridan volleyball

After Sheridan’s 3-0 sweep against Dayton on Oct. 11, Haley Ayala was looking forward to the volleyball postseason. At 16-4, the Spartans were a few wins away from clinching a spot in the 3A state ...

 
Dayton football falls in semis

Moments after Dayton’s 42-20 loss to Cascade Christian in the 3A state semifinal, Dayton coach Jacob Peterson was brought to tears describing his emotions. “It’s always hard to process,” ...

Wildcats strong defense leads to 2-0 weekend

The Linfield women’s basketball won both of its games in the Ken Schumann Classic over the weekend to improve to .500 on the season. At 2-2, the Wildcats have already topped their win total in each ...

Bryant leads way as Wildcats get first win

The Linfield men’s basketball team split its two games in the USCS Classic in Santa Cruz, California over the weekend. In their first matchup, 21 points from Reece Gibb and 20 points from Trey Bryant ...

 
Linfield advances to second round

Unranked Pomona-Pitzer, based on its season record, coming into the first round NCAA Division III football playoff contest with undefeated Linfield University, was supposed to play the role of patsy for ...

State hosts free Thanksgiving parks, clamming and fishing days

Oregon parks and wildlife agencies are encouraging the public to get out and enjoy public areas and activity. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has announced return of its traditional “Green ...

Mac AD, coaches speak on Mac sports

Participation is rising in McMinnville High School sports, athletic director Ryan McIrvin and several coaches told the school board Monday night. That’s good for the student athletes and the school, ...

 
‘Cats take home NWC honors

The Northwest Conference announced its all-conference honors on Monday, with the 9-0 Wildcats earning 21 all-conference selections. Junior linebacker Blake Rybar was named NWC Defensive Player of the ...

 
Linfield loses exhibition to EOU

After a tight-knit first half, the Mountaineers of Eastern Oregon University dropped 53 points in the second half to pull away and beat the Linfield Wildcats 92-79 in an exhibition game at Ted Wilson Gymnasium ...

 
Dayton preps for semifinals

The Dayton Pirates football team will head south this weekend to Cottage Grove, where they will take on the second-seeded Cascade Christian Challengers in the 3A state semifinals on Saturday. The Challengers ...

 
Valley Panthers finish second in state tourney

The Valley Panthers rugby team, primarily made up of McMinnville High School girls, took second in the state rugby sevens tournament after winning it last fall. Throughout the course of the season, the ...

 
Dayton upsets South Umpqua, advance to semifinals

Dayton coach Jacob Peterson couldn’t script a better start to a game. Five minutes into Dayton’s quarterfinal match at South Umpqua, the Pirates had already jumped out to a 21-0 lead. After ...

Amity's historic girls soccer season ends in semifinals

Moments after the final whistle blew in Amity’s state semifinal on Tuesday, a 6-0 loss to two-time defending champions Catlin Gabel, the Warriors made their way to their bench. After some hugs and ...

Dayton heads south for quarterfinals

The Dayton Pirates football team hits the road this week for its state quarterfinal match, traveling to Myrtle Creek to face the third-ranked South Umpqua Lancers. The matchup will feature a clash of ...

 
Linfield dominates, improves to 8-0

Total Domination! Any way you spell it, any way you define it, any way you describe it – it’s what Linfield University’s fourth-ranked football team accomplished Saturday at ...

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