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  • Plant Sale
    May 25

    The Native Plant Society of Oregon’s Cheahmill Chapter will hold its annual wildflower show and native plant sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the McMinnville Public Library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Various wildflowers will be displayed and locally grown native plants will be available for purchase. Admission is free.

    For more information, call 971-267-0058.

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    Local voices speak out on homelessness

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    Willamina graduates number 70

    WILLAMINA — Seventy Willamina High School seniors will graduate at 1 p.m. Saturday during a ceremony on the football field. Hannah Hughes and Jordan Reyes are the valedictorians and Taryn Hunt the ...

    Commissioners to discuss continuum of care program

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    Defendant says he feared for his life before firing gun

    Believing he was being attacked by Jamie Rollins the night of Nov. 24, 2017, and also thinking that Zippy’s Pizza employee Lacey Everett was under attack from Rollins, Richard Mershon testified during ...

    Training helps people treat homelessness with compassion

    A training session designed to help people respond compassionately to issues surrounding homelessness will be held from 1:30 to 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. ...

     
    Families that invade together parade together

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    Hours long standoff in Sheridan ends peacefully

    SHERIDAN — A seven-hour standoff ended peacefully with an armed suspect taken into custody after barricading himself in his father’s house Monday morning. Kenneth Lee Sundrud, 47, was taken ...

    After buyouts and enrollment increase, Linfield says no lay

    Linfield College officials said Monday that no layoffs are planned this spring. “There will still be some restructuring,” a college spokesman said. “But this is positive.” At ...

    Planner approve controversial Oak Ridge development

    It was the night of dueling hydrologists May 16 at the McMinnville Planning Commssion meeting, but commissioners ignored the conflict and voted in favor of developers. The Friends of Baker Creek presented ...

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    Jury finds Mershon guilty of all 12 charges

    Versions of what exactly happened the night of Nov. 24, 2017, at Zippy’s Pizza in Yamhill differed greatly, defense attorney Mark Pihl told the jury during his closing argument as the four-day Richard ...

    Linfield to graduate 610 Sunday

    Linfield College will graduate 610 members of the Class of 2019 on Sunday, May 26. The graduates from the main campus, the Portland nursing program and the Office of Continuing Education will be honored ...

    Commissioners deny Woodland Heights appeal

    After neighbors strongly criticized their proposal to divide four parcels on Woodland Heights Road below the five-acre minimum allowed in the zone, applicants Richard and Sybylle Beck and their developer, ...

    Along the Street: Cornerstone Coffee spot up for lease

    The former Cornerstone Coffee Roasters location at 216 N.E. Third St. is up for lease. Steve Down, founder of the bankrupt Falls Event Center, announced in 2016 he planned to open a sandwich shop called ...

    Amity Elementary library due a makover

    AMITY — The Amity Elementary School library will be reconfigured into a multi-purpose room. The school board approved spending $13,700 at this month’s meeting to complete the job. Rich Parr ...

    Committee passes budget with reduced reserve

    The McMinnville Budget Committee approved the city’s 2019-2020 budget May 15, but was distressed by dwindling reserves in the city’s general fund. The 2018-2019 budget year ended with a 20-percent ...

    Council considers law to remove homeless

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    Grant workshop offered May 28

    The Oregon Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization that is a major funder of grants across the state, will offer a grant workshop Tuesday, May 28, in Amity. Open to anyone from Yamhill County, ...

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