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Man of Steel: Legendary car designer, fabricator visits Willamina

Corey Fong teaches art at Bethlehem High School in Delmar, New York, an Albany suburb, 150 miles north of New York City. On a Tuesday morning earlier this month, Fong boarded a plane in Albany, flew to ...

 
Flights of fancy: Locally made board game makes its debut

Chase Estep likes to travel the world looking for birds, all while sitting in his living room, turning over cards and rolling dice. He “travels” by playing the solo version of “Bandada,” ...

Turkey Rama returns in July

Turkey Rama will return Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9, with food and vendor booths, family activities, music and other entertainment, according to the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce. “We ...

Linfield commencement ceremony set May 29

Linfield University will graduate more than 330 students, including 60 nursing students, on Sunday, May 29, its first traditional in-person commencement ceremony since 2019. Students from the ...

Along the Street: Alpine Cleaners participates in aid to Ukraine

Alpine Cleaners in McMinnville and other members of the Oregon Dry Cleaners Association have donated $5,000 to Mercy Corps to be used for humanitarian aid in the Ukraine crisis. The dry cleaning ...

 
Bishop to visit Mac church

The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon will visit St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in McMinnville to lead worship services Sunday, May 29. Bishop Diana Akiyama will lead the Holy Eucharist ...

Salinas, Erickson to face off

Democrat Andrea Salinas of Lake Oswego and Republican Mike Erickson of Lake Oswego will face off in November for the new U.S. House District 6 seat. Both candidates won their primaries in Tuesday’s ...

Starrett increases lead; Johnston, Wytoski headed to runoff; Amity, Dayton, Sheridan money measures passing

County election results are available online at Count_CumulativeReport (yamhill.or.us). Statewide election results are available at Oregon Secretary of State (oregonvotes.gov)   Starrett ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Friday, May 20] Yamhill County reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the county to a total to date of 18,488 cases and 222 deaths. *** [Thursday, May 19] Yamhill County reported 23 new cases ...

Chef over the moon about her new takeout restaurant

Selene’s Kitchen — named for Greek moon goddess — offers salads, soups and sandwiches to-go   Kathy Messervy, who owns the new Selene’s Kitchen in downtown McMinnville, fell ...

 
Yamhill dairy ambassador vies for title

Hanna VanDeWalle, who has represented the dairy industry this year as Yamhill-Polk Counties Dairy Princess Ambassador, will compete Saturday for the state title. VanDeWalle, 20, grew up in Carlton ...

McCracken: America facing a hate problem

By LISA McCRACKEN Concerned McMinnville resident  On the heels of yet another mass shooting targeting the African American community, this time in Buffalo, New York, it’s clear we have a hate ...

 
Marvin Henberg: Small private schools face major challenges

Our natural environment is filled with thousands of byproducts of our industrial age, some with deleterious health effects. One result is that among us are a few friends and loved ones who will ...

A guide for avoiding party entanglements

By LELAND THOBURN Independent-minded McMinnville resident “Leland, are you a lifelong Democrat?” was the header for an e-mail I received recently. “Are you abandoning Trump?” ...

Placing a few local calls from a virtual front porch

In case no one else noticed, here is a modest collection of springtime sights and sounds found about town. Call them virtual front-porch glimpses or local notes on matters small and large: n A car featuring ...

 
Chainsaw attacker convicted

A Salem man, who used a chainsaw to cut into the driver’s side of a vehicle with two people inside in a March 2022 incident, was found guilty by a Yamhill County jury of one count each of ...

Operation Generation holds fundraiser dinner

Operation Generation, a housing complex for families and senior residents, holds a kickoff fundraiser 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 20, at Praise Church, 8930 N.E. Third St. Tickets for the dinner ...

Remains positively identified as missing man

UPDATE, May 17: The remains found in the car in the Willamette River off Rogers Landing have been positively identified as those of Ralph Brown. according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. ...

 
Soroptimists mark 70 years of supporting women

McMinnville Soroptimists gathered last week to celebrate the service organization that has brought them all lasting friendships and opportunities to support and encourage other women and girls. Soroptimist ...

Former Sheridan FCI staffer pleads guilty to bribery, contraband smuggling

 
 

This case was investigated by the FBI with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Prisons. It is
being prosecuted by Ethan Knight and Katherine Rykken, Assistant U.S. Attorneys for the
District of Orego

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Ropes and reins: Local OHSET squad wins state titles

REDMOND – Yamhill County’s Oregon High School Equestrian Teams (OHSET) proved their mettle during last weekend’s state competition held at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds Expo ...

 
Grizzly girls nab 2nd at districts; Angevine qualifies for state

HILLSBORO – First-year head girls tennis coach Lily Elmer steered her team to a second-place finish during last Friday’s Pacific Conference District Championships at Century High School. ...

Mac boys claim 1st district tennis title since 2018

HILLSBORO – “It was truly a team effort.” So McMinnville boys tennis head coach Ericson Teller said following the Grizzlies district-title winning performance at last Friday’s ...

Linfield softball eliminated from postseason play by Belhaven

MARSHALL, Texas – Linfield’s Northwest Conference champion softball team grabbed a pair of victories during last weekend’s NCAA Division III Regional, but ultimately was eliminated from ...

Van Wijck, Barton secure titles at Pacific Conference Championships

The McMinnville track and field team earned a pair of individual titles during last week’s Pacific Conference Championships at Linfield University’s Maxwell Field. Emma Van Wijck and Laura ...

Baseball roundup: Weeks leads Grizzlies over Jags in extra innings

McMinnville 7, Century 6 (nine innings) HILLSBORO – Kade Weeks’ go-ahead single in the top of the ninth lifted the McMinnville baseball team to a 7-6 extra-innings victory over Pacific Conference ...

Softball recap: Big sixth inning powers Mac over Crimson Tide

McMinnville 13, Glencoe 1 (six innings) HILLSBORO – An eight-run sixth inning powered the McMinnville softball team to a 13-1 blowout of Glencoe during last Friday’s league matchup. Maddy ...

Panthers advance to state title game

PORTLAND – For the second straight rugby season, the Valley Panthers are heading to the state championship game. Following their victorious title run in the fall, the Panthers have become the top ...

Senior golf scores

Bayou Golf Course, McMinnville, Friday, May 13 LP No. 5: Lynn Foster Low Gross No. 1: Bob Vertregt LG No. 1: Duane Qualey Low Net No. 1: Duane Qualey LN No. 1: Bob Vertregt Cross Creek Golf Course, ...

 
The final piece of the puzzle

YAMHILL – Longtime Yamhill-Carlton softball coach John Kuehnel felt confident he’d command a state contender this season. The program would return several key contributors from 2021’s ...

 
Pirates fail to gain ground in league, fall to Cavs

DAYTON – With the regular season nearing its conclusion, the Dayton baseball team hosted Blanchet Catholic Wednesday. With a win, the Pirates would remain in the hunt for the Class 3A Special ...

Local athletes show off talent at district track meet

SALEM – Track and field athletes from Amity, Dayton, Willamina and Yamhill-Carlton locked up their state qualifications during this week’s Class 3A Special District 2 Championships at Blanchet ...

Softball recap: Sheridan, Willamina split in league play

Jefferson 11, Sheridan 8; Sheridan 8, Santiam 2; Santiam 24, Sheridan 7; Sheridan 22, Western Christian 9 SALEM – Sheridan split its four Special District 2 contests this week to maintain its grip ...

Baseball roundup: Y-C sweeps Amity; Mac defeats Century

Yamhill-Carlton 16, Amity 4 (five innings); Yamhill-Carlton 2, Amity 0 AMITY – The Tigers won their 13th and 14th consecutive games Monday, sweeping Amity in a Special District 1 doubleheader, 16-4 ...

Grizzly golfers cap seasons at Stone Creek Regionals

OREGON CITY – McMinnville’s Luc Navari and Sam Beyer barely missed an opportunity to qualify for the state tournament during Monday’s Boys Golf Regional at Stone Creek Golf Club. Navari ...

Nuggets big man Jokic rises from 41st pick to 2-time NBA MVP

By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports DENVER — To think, Nikola Jokic’s entry into the NBA was once overshadowed by the introduction of the “quesarito.” “Hopefully, I’m going to ...

Sports briefs

ODFW to host family fishing event at Sheridan Pond The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife invites you to a free family fishing event this Saturday at Sheridan Pond from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration ...

 
A memorable return

AMITY – For the past six months, Wyatt Hatch strived toward a goal many might consider unattainable. Hatch, an Amity senior, suffered a serious derailment in his final year when he tore ...

 
Willamina’s Hallee Hughes aims to regain top mark in girls javelin

AMITY – Hallee Hughes has lost her grip on the top girls javelin mark in the state, and she’s eager to retake her position atop the leaderboard. For the first six weeks of the spring ...

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Valley Panthers finish regular season undefeated PORTLAND – Bianca Weiser scored two tries leading the Valley Panthers Rugby Club to a 22-5 victory over Renegades last Saturday in the regular season ...

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