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Traction and the ‘treadmill’; Council approves Fox Ridge plan and housing needs analyses

In two acts, planning for McMinnville’s future took center stage at city council this week. Council members approved a needs analysis for long-term growth and completed the approximately 18-month ...

Murder-for-hire trial to begin Monday

George Gebrayel, 80, of Sheridan, will stand trial next week on two counts of attempted murder in the first degree and two counts of solicitation to commit murder, for allegedly hiring someone to kill ...

Schools take steps to respond to tragedies; Safety Summit set Wednesday

McMinnville schools prepare for tragic circumstances, such as the loss of a student to death by suicide. Staff take trainings, teams of counselors from throughout the district are ready to respond, substitutes ...

Neighbors angered over traffic ‘hooligans’

Frustration is growing from residents over noisy, speeding cars in McMinnville neighborhoods. Four people addressed the city council this week during public comment to complain about noise, dangerous ...

Commissioners reject the YCAP's invitation to Johnston, insist on Starrett

The relationship between Yamhill County Commissioners and the Yamhill Community Action Partnership continued to deteriorate this week, with attorneys now being brought into the situation. YCAP extended ...

County offers crisis hotlines, suicide prevention programs

Yamhill County’s Health and Human Services Department offers several hotlines for people in crisis, along with training in suicide prevention for agencies, organizations and communities, along with ...

 
Calendar of Quirk: The CQ parade continues with odd takes on curbs and quilts, rocks and soil

Subjects as disparate as fabric tradition, a dangerous signpost relic, and ancient natural flooding guide the oddities found in this week’s cast of Calendar of Quirk – as if CQ can really be ...

 
New handbell choir seeking members of all experience levels

A new community handbell choir is looking for members to play all kinds of music. Nan Cramer, who has been directing bell choirs for 30 years, said both newcomers and experienced bell ringers are welcome. ...

 
Provoking Hope founder announces plans for ‘major expansion’ project

Provoking Hope asks its clients if they are ready to heal. The nonprofit itself wants to be better ready to serve. With facilities in four separate locations, albeit just blocks apart, Provoking Hope ...

St. Paul man is still missing

A recent ground and air search for a missing St. Paul man yielded no results, according to an Oregon State Police spokesman. The family of Gurjinder (Gary) Singh Grewal, 48, the owner of St. Paul Market ...

 
City taking long look down Third

The view grew longer, the needs got deeper, and the costs are getting higher, when it comes to Third Street redevelopment planning. The city of McMinnville won’t have cost estimates for the Third ...

Warming shelters open

Warming shelters will be available in McMinnville and Newberg during the cold weekend. The McMinnville First Baptist Church shelter will be open from 7:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. today and Saturday. The  ...

 
'24 Hours: 3 to 4 p.m. at the library

People of all ages are getting the circulation going with books, music, and ‘things’

 
Stopping By: Harboring history

Heritage center director Heather Farquhar says visiting a museum should be fun, relevant

 
Vintage News-Register: March 1, 2024

Chronicling life in the Yamhill Valley through the generations with the newspaper photo archives.

CPRD survey finds strong support for more trails

The Chehalem Park & Recreation District this week released the results of its 2023 survey of community support for parks and trails. They found that 87% of respondents said trails are important to ...

Letter To Readers: Remembering Nex, seeking respect for non-binary people

When tragic incidents happen time zones away we tend not to focus on how they affect us or anyone around us. Some might feel that way about the death of 16-year-old Nex Benedict after they were attacked ...

 
Presbyterians plant peace pole

“May Peace Prevail on Earth,” reads the new Peace Pole dedicated Sunday at the McMinnville First Presbyterian Church. The pole, the newest of nine in McMinnville, repeats the message in English, ...

Safety Summit open to community March 6

The McMinnville School District will host a “Safety Summit” with information about issues that affect young people and resources for helping them. The free event will run from 6 to 8 p.m., ...

City departments report on challenges of maintaining parks, facilities amid camping and vandalism

Parks and facilities in the city of McMinnville gained renewed focus last week as department heads reported a variety of challenging trends and developments, including: - Staff has seen a 72% increase ...

Sports

Amity girls outshot 77-51 by Corbett in title game

It was the end of a journey, one way or another. Unfortunately for the Amity girls basketball team, the Corbett Cardinals (27-0) could not be stopped in the 3A state championship game. Amity (24-4) fell ...

 
Amity girls come from behind to down Sutherlin 46-44, face Corbett Saturday night for state title

Amity’s dance continues. The girls basketball team overcame a six-point deficit at the half to edge out Sutherlin 46-44 on Friday, March 1, at Marshfield High School. With the win, the Warriors ...

 
Mac girls cruise in first round

In front of raucous home crowd, McMinnville’s girls basketball team overpowered Ida B. Wells in the second half of its playoff matchup to win 62-32. The Grizzlies hosted the Guardians on Wednesday, ...

 
Mac’s Macie Arzner earns Co-Player of the Year

It should come as no surprise that McMinnville is heavily represented in the Pacific Conference all-conference teams. The play of the varsity squad was exemplary, leading the team to an 11-1 record against ...

 
Willamina girls stall against Enterprise 41-30

The Bulldogs season reached its end. Willamina girls basketball made the trip out to eastern Oregon to face off against Blue Mountain Conference champions Enterprise on Saturday, Feb. 24 in the first ...

 
Led by freshman Hughes, Willamina girls bring in four all-league awards

The Bulldogs performances through the league portion of the season were recognized by the Tri-River Conference coaches. First team honors went to freshman wing Hadley Hughes. The freshman shined in her ...

 
‘Dogs earn all-league nods; Haller named first team

Willamina’s journey to the state playoffs was a strong one. The Bulldogs put together a 21-6 record, including an 11-5 record in the ultra-competitive Tri-River Conference. Led by a strong senior ...

 
Yamhill Carlton boys hoopers grab six all-league awards

Yamhill Carlton Tigers personnel was efficient and played well to wrap up the end of the season, and several athletes were rewarded for that play. First team honors went to senior point guard Kyle Slater, ...

 
YC’s Vertner brings in lone all-league nod

The Tigers’ Charlie Vertner brought home a distinction for her hard work. The junior received honorable mention for her play during a difficult run in league play. Yamhill Carlton’s girls ...

 
Mac Youth Cheer snags title at OCCA championships

McMinnville Youth Cheer (MYC) completed their competition season with their final competition on Saturday, Feb. 24 at the OCCA State Cheer Championships held in Salem. MYC had four teams competing at this ...

 
Dayton boys deal with Douglas, head to Coos Bay

The Pirates return to the Bay. On Friday, Feb. 23, Dayton boys downed Douglas 66-50 to advance to the state quarterfinals where they will face Valley Catholic on Thursday, Feb. 29 at 8:15 p.m. at North ...

 
Mac girls snag piece of league title

McMinnville girls basketball season culminated in a league title. At least, a part of one. With a Thursday, Feb. 22 win over Forest Grove 63-41, the Grizzlies finished the regular season 21-3, and 11-1 ...

 
Amity boys come up short against Valley Catholic

Amity boys basketball team’s season came to an end against Valley Catholic on Feb. 23, but head coach Devin McShane will look back fondly on the season that was. The Warriors were ousted from the ...

 
Bulldogs blows out Grant Union, advances to Pendleton

Willamina boys basketball downed the Prospectors in search of state gold. The Bulldogs defeated visiting Grant Union 71-56 on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Willamina High School to advance to the 2A state quarterfinals ...

 
McMinnville boys end season with dramatic win

McMinnville’s boys basketball season came to an end on Thursday, Feb. 22 in most dramatic fashion. The Grizzlies edged Pacific Conference foe Forest Grove 63-60 to end their season 10-13, and 5-7 ...

 
Willamina’s Brewer makes history as school’s first girls wrestling champion; boys wrestling team takes second place

The Bulldogs made the trek up to Portland for the wrestling state championships and came home with some hardware. Junior 100-pounder Zoe Brewer became the first girl wrestler in Willamina High School ...

 
STATE WRESTLING: McMinnville boys finish 33rd

The high school wrestling season culminated with the various state tournaments held at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland Feb. 22-24. For McMinnville’s boys, the state wrestling tournament was ...

 
Amity girls crush Hawks to advance to Coos Bay

With a lopsided 65-37 victory over Horizon Christian of Tualatin on Saturday, Feb. 24, the Amity girls basketball team will head back to Coos Bay with title aspirations front of mind. The Warriors have ...

 
Yamhill Carlton boys wrestlers finish 11th at state

Despite dealing with injuries, Yamhill Carlton boys wrestling made their presence known at the 3A state championships on Thursday, Feb. 22 and Friday, Feb. 23. The Tigers finished in 11th place out of ...

 
Amity boys trounces visiting Warrenton; Andrew Grove leads with 24 points and 3 blocks

Amity stamped its ticket to the second round of the 3A state playoffs in emphatic fashion. The 15-seed Warriors trounced 18-seed Warrenton 61-36 after 32 minutes of play in front of a raucous home crowd ...

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