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Struggling restaurants, other establishments reopen their doors to the public

Rogelio Gutierrez Martinez has witnessed many changes in the 13 years he’s owned Los Molcajetes, a Mexican restaurant on Third Street in downtown McMinnville, but nothing like the past year. Sales ...

PGE finally reports: 'No more power outages'

UPDATE: Saturday, Portland General Electric reported "No Outages" in the utility's 7-county service area of northwest Oregon. An unexpected weather front on Friday caused new power outages, but those and ...

Pool, community center programs set to resume

McMinnville Parks and Recreation facilities will begin reopening Monday, although they aren’t yet returning to full operations and the senior center won’t open at all. “It’s a ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Thursday, Feb. 25] Yamhill County reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the county to 3,764 cases. There have been 64 deaths. The state has seen 154,554 cases, and 2,204 deaths. There have ...

 
Challenges, career programs encourage students to continue

Cancellation of activities and in-person classes at McMinnville High School last year led to a decrease in students continuing to college after their socially-distanced graduation. Educators don’t ...

Bill could bring $1.5 million for shelter, services

The affordable housing committee, which the city council codified from a task force into a committee earlier this week, is monitoring two Oregon House bills that if passed would provide $1.5 million to ...

County debates ordinance on gun sanctuary

County commissioners Thursday discussed, but did not vote on, a proposed ordinance that would declare the county a “sanctuary” from all state and federal laws on gun regulation, including registration ...

 
Horses, cats seized in rural Carlton; owner charged

A rural Carlton woman has been charged with one count of second-degree animal neglect related to an allegation by the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office that she provided inadequate care for 48 horses on ...

 
Along the Street: Company unveils table for warmth, ambiance

A fire table to warm customers in outdoor dining facilities is the latest creation of Vesuvian Forge, an environmentally friendly concrete products company started in McMinnville in 2019. Founder John ...

 
City council offers support to affordable housing project

The council approved a letter of support for a potential affordable housing development and listened to a presentation detailing how cities can navigate the impacts of climate change at its Tuesday meeting. The ...

 
Sheridan Japanese School will close after 26 years

The Sheridan Japanese School, which opened its doors in 1994, will close when the current school year ends. “This school existed in some form for 26 years,” Executive Director Jennifer Schulze ...

'Back to Classroom' rally Saturday

Parents and community members who want to see school buildings reopen are planning a “Back to the Classroom” rally on Saturday, Feb. 27. The event will run from 1 to 2 p.m. in front of the ...

County reports two deaths from COVID-19 this week

According to the Oregon Health Authority, an 88-year-old woman in Yamhill County, who had underlying conditions, died on Jan. 7 at her residence, and a 91-year-old woman who tested positive on ...

Sheridan Japanese School will close

The Sheridan Japanese School Board voted Monday night to close the charter school at the end of this year, according to Sheridan School District Superintendent Dorie Vickery. In late August 1994, the ...

Yamhill to bring in superintendent finalists

Yamhill Carlton School District residents will have a chance to meet finalists for the superintendent job — Brad Berzinski, John Koch and YC High Principal Clint Raever— at a community ...

County reduced to 'High' risk level; indoor dining, recreation, entertainment resumes

Updated Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.: The state announced Tuesday that Yamhill County, along with neighboring Polk and Marion counties, has been lowered from Extreme to High risk level, meaning that limited indoor ...

 
For McMinnville science teacher, extra training worthwhile

Science teacher Laura Syring is one of several McMinnville High School educators to have taken additional training to teach the rigorous, college-level courses in the Advance Placement and dual credit ...

 
Storm damage closes two McMinnville parks

Damage caused by the Valentine’s weekend ice and snow storm has closed two McMinnville Parks. Galen McBee Airport Park, 375 S.E. Armory Way, off Highway 18, and Rotary Nature Preserve at Tice Woods, ...

Sex charges lodged against former McMinnville resident

A Salem resident, who formerly lived in McMinnville, was arraigned last Friday in Marion County Circuit Court on felony child sex abuse charges. Luis Fernando Del Rio Jr., 35, is charged with six counts ...

 
Fire engulfs West Valley ambulance

A West Valley Fire District ambulance was destroyed when a fire engulfed the vehicle Tuesday. The unit was dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on Highway 22 at Sawtell Road, southwest of Willamina, where ...

Latest Sports

Finding my way: Sports community finally receives encouraging news

Throughout the past 12 months of the pandemic, the local sports community heard nothing but discouraging news. Restrictions by the state virtually eliminated all athletic competitions in Yamhill County. ...

 
Linfield men conclude exhibition season with win over Beacons

In the final exhibition match of the 2021 season, the Linfield men’s soccer program recorded a gritty 2-1 victory over the visiting Bushnell beacons Tuesday evening at the Linfield Soccer ...

 
Wildcat women defeat Bushnell, 4-0, lose to Pacific

Facing a pair of non-conference foes at home this week, the Linfield women’s soccer squad split the two contests. The Wildcats routed the Bushnell Beacons 4-0 Tuesday afternoon, but fell ...

Football coaches prepare for season after receiving clearance from state

Yamhill County’s high school football players have trained for months with no clear picture of the Oregon School Athletics Association’s (OSAA) plan for a condensed season in the spring. ...

 
Mac golfer sinks first albatross at Bandon's Sheep Ranch

What did McMinnville golfer Willi Sheller do after carding a rare albatross – or three strokes under par on one hole – January 27 on the 18th hole of Bandon Dunes Sheep Ranch Golf Course? He ...

Governor announces outdoor contact sports can resume

By SARA CLINE Associated Press PORTLAND - Gov. Kate Brown announced Wednesday that some outdoor contact sports, including high school football, can resume this week. In addition, the Oregon Health Authority ...

Tales of an outlaw: The fall of Rhett 'Tommy' Phillips

Sometimes the road less traveled was simply the wrong road. Members of the 1971 football program realized their own pathways to success, becoming doctors, lawyers, pastors, teachers and coaches. McMinnville ...

 
A band of brothers

You are there fifty years ago: Richard M. Nixon is president; the Vietnam War turbulently and slowly moving towards it end; Ironically, Joy to the World by Three Dog Night is the number-one song; ...

 
Sports are back! Linfield soccer squads open season with wins

Linfield’s soccer players waited a long time for victories like they achieved last weekend in exhibitions against Multnomah and Corban universities. Playing their first matches in over a ...

 
Joe Crabtree, who coached Mac to 2006 soccer title, dies at 77

In his first year as head coach of the McMinnville boys’ soccer team, Joe Crabtree led the Grizzlies to an incredible Class 6A state championship in 2006. Crabtree’s involvement with ...

Linfield soccer returns to action

Linfield athletes feel more than ready to begin competition again. Following nearly a year of postponed and canceled contests, Wildcat soccer players finally return to the pitch this weekend in ...

 
Linfield teams begin practicing, aim for February competitions

While COVID-19 restrictions continue to limit the landscape of college athletics, Linfield University’s sports teams return to practice with the hope of beginning competition next month. After ...

Mac alum Gubrud signs pro football contract, joins CFL’s BC Lions

Gage Gubrud’s professional football career has begun. The former McMinnville player signed a contract with the BC Lions Football Club of the Canadian Football League (CFL). The six-foot, two-inch ...

 
Yamhill County's Greatest Games: Barnett’s calm guidance led tightknit Tigers to ‘92 title

Larry Barnett’s legacy in Yamhill County was born from a calm wisdom which played a tremendous role in Yamhill-Carlton’s 1992 boys’ basketball state championship. In his 17th ...

 
Culture is key to Linfield football success

There’s a quote on the desk belonging to Linfield head football coach Joseph Smith. It was given to him by his mother. It stares at him every day, a relentless reminder of the importance ...

 
2020 Sports in Review

Local sports hampered by pandemic, Governor’s orders Coronavirus concerns and subsequent decisions by Oregon lawmakers and health officials directly affected Yamhill County athletics in 2020. Linfield ...

 
Heroin user sentenced in building crash

A Corvallis man was under the influence of heroin when he drove into and heavily damaged Newberg’s ETS Laboratories building in early August, Circuit Court Judge Ladd Wiles said. Landre Andrews, ...

 
Yamhill County's Greatest Games: Bulldog brotherhood captures 2009 state baseball title

In 2009, a brotherhood of Bulldogs orchestrated one of the most unexpected state baseball championships in Oregon’s history. According to head coach Cliff Toney, it’s categorized as ...

 
The gift of a lifetime: ‘One Goal’ Wildcats claim 2004 national championship

Four years of demoralizing playoff losses — games in which supremely talented Linfield football teams lost rather than being beaten. From their frustration, in the spring of 2004, a group ...

 
The wait is over: Linfield sports to resume after Jan. 1

Following a lengthy coronavirus-related layoff, Linfield athletics will return in 2021. The Division III Northwest Conference Presidents’ Council decided to resume all league competition and championships ...

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