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Business as unusual: Troubled waters for local venues

The current state of Yamhill County’s venue industry is succinctly summarized by Rhiannon Porter, business manager of The Water Oasis, an outdoor wedding and event center in Newberg. “We’re ...

 
New county parks logo features endangered Fender's blue butterfly

In an effort to make its brand “unique to Yamhill County,” the Parks Department has unveiled a new logo featuring the endangered Fender’s blue butterfly. The tiny butterflies, once thought ...

Carlton OKs zoning change for future subdivision

In a split vote, the Carlton City Council approved zoning changes Tuesday night that would allow a future subdivision on nearly 14 acres on the east edge of the city. Mayor Brian Rake and four council ...

Free COVID-19 testing on Tuesday in McMinnville

There will be free walk-up testing for COVID-19 on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the Yamhill County Department of Human Services. Anyone can be tested, including children, even if they don’t have symptoms ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Friday, Aug. 7] Yamhill County reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 today and another death. Oregon’s 348th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on July ...

Council to consider zone change for potential affordable housing project

McMinnville City Councilors will consider amendments to property zoning near Three Mile Lane that would help pave the way for the Housing Authority of Yamhill County to develop an affordable housing project. The ...

 
Metsker Park open to the public this Saturday

Yamhill County Parks is inviting locals to Charles Metsker Park this Saturday for an afternoon of “Waterfalls, Waterfowl, and Wonder.” The park will be open Aug. 8 from noon to 5 p.m. Guided ...

 
County COVID-19 cases top 400

Yamhill County reported eight more cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, raising the total to 413, including 193 in McMinnville, where the case count has been increasing rapidly in recent days. Community members ...

Carlton council to discuss vote on Highway 47

Carlton City Council will hold a special meeting tonight to take care of several items left over from the Aug. 4 meeting. During the Zoom session, the council will discuss having voters choose whether ...

 
New housing badly needed in McMinnville, county told

McMinnville is gentrifying, its housing prices rising beyond the reach of the average family, and homelessness is increasing as lower- and moderate-income families are pushed out, the city’s planning ...

Linfield students will return in mid-August, sign health agreement

Linfield University is preparing to welcome students to campus for the first time since March, when in-person classes were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Things will look different, school ...

Special session: Oregon lawmakers return on Monday to big deficit, police questions

The Oregon Legislature will meet for its second special session of 2020 beginning Monday to try to fix a $1.2 billion revenue hole due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While some lawmakers predict the ...

 
Mac High band marches to a distanced drummer

About 70 McMinnville High School musicians spent mornings marching across Baker Field this week, playing Bruno Mars’ tunes while keeping farther apart than usual. When you see marching bands ...

Flour mill dispute resolved in tiny cookie details

A dispute over a proposed flour mill, bakery and farm stand outside Amity has been resolved with an agreement between opponents and the applicants, who asked county commissioners to return the decision ...

Sentencing hearing set for Sparks

A Sept. 22 sentencing hearing has been set for convicted murderer Jeffery Sparks, who has been on Oregon’s death row for 21 years. Sparks, 63, was convicted in 1999 of raping and murdering 12-year-old ...

Portland protesters cause mayhem again, police officer hurt

By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A crowd of about 200 people, some wielding homemade shields, clashed with police early Friday in Portland, Oregon for the third consecutive ...

 
Riverbend landfill expansion fails on 2-1 vote, appeal possible

Riverbend Landfill lost its yearslong bid to expand its 88-acre footprint on Thursday as the Yamhill County board of commissioners denied its request on a split vote, handing opponents a victory ...

Portland police, protesters clash for second consecutive night

By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police and protesters in Portland, Oregon, have clashed for the second night in a row and the city’s police chief says the ongoing ...

 
Uptick in local homeless encampments, but drop in county count

People are once again living in cars, RVs and tents in McMinnville’s Northeast Dustin Court/Marsh Lane area, albeit in smaller-than-previous numbers, prompting occasional complaints from neighboring ...

 
Two arrested on burglary, theft, drug charges

Two arrests have been made in connection with a burglary and theft ring carried out in several Yamhill County locations last May. A commercial building located in the 100 block of W. Main Street in Yamhill ...

Latest Sports

 
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 ...

 
Coaching Conversations: Jason Hafner teaches the value of hard word, dedication

Over 20 district titles. A dozen combined individual and relay state championships. Since 1999, Jason Hafner has proven himself one of McMinnville High School’s most accomplished head coaches. ...

Dayton opens head football position, former coach Todd Shirley asked to re-apply

Dayton High School has begun searching for a new head football coach. Last year’s head coach, Todd Shirley, was told by the Dayton administration they were opening the position, and he was welcome ...

 
Fires, broken bones and COVID-19: Local rodeo family finds a way

Life on the rodeo tour is always demanding. Families face rigorous schedules, physical wear and expensive travel and boarding – all daunting challenges of their favorite sport and pastime. The ...

 
Rich helps bring distance track program to Whitman

McMinnville High School alum Whitney Rich achieved an impressive volume of success during her running career at Whitman College. During her senior season, she earned both the Northwest Conference Runner ...

 
Megan Sandmann completes triathlon in Dayton

DAYTON – When tackling an obstacle as formidable as the Ironman Triathlon, athletes often arrive equipped with a hefty dose of motivation. As she trained for last Saturday’s personal ...

 
Heading to the South Side

With the 112th pick in the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft, the Chicago White Sox select . . . . . . Kade Mechals! After his tremendous journey led him through McMinnville High School and three ...

 
Mac High alum Kade Mechals drafted by White Sox

McMinnville High School alum Kade Mechals, who pitched for the Grizzlies in 2016, was selected Thursday night by the Chicago White Sox in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball draft. Picked 112th ...

 
Parker Moore’s legacy inspires current and past football players

Parker Moore’s spirit of leadership endures at Linfield College. The former football player was murdered during a late-night trip to 7-Eleven nearly six years ago, but his legacy at the McMinnville ...

 
Smith named Ad Rutschman Award winner

Wyatt Smith joined an impressive list of former Wildcat football players Friday during the 68th annual Oregon Sports Awards. The junior quarterback and son of head coach, Joseph Smith, was named ...

 
Mac swim coach urges state to reopen pools

Local swimmers feel left out. Phase One of Oregon’s reopening of the economy included restaurants and bars, personal services, gyms and malls. And yet, public swimming pools didn’t ...

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