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MacPAC presents final report on recreation center to city council

Two open fields and plenty of open questions stand before McMinnville City Council. Two sites remain under consideration for the city’s combined recreation center and aquatics facility, after two ...

 
‘Tragedy of the pandemic’: Hope for safe return turns to anguish

McMinnville tattoo artist Jesse McFerran went missing Oct. 23, and for 77 days, family members and so many others who knew him searched throughout the Willamette Valley and beyond for the husband and father. They ...

 
Crash sentence ‘insulting,’ says victim’s mother

Karie Mathis, the mother of double-fatal motor vehicle crash victim Kennyth (KC) Holsclaw, told defendant Matthew Mayes that he was “getting off easy” with a 74-month — six years ...

 
Kulla ends run for governor; files for state labor commissioner

Yamhill County Commissioner Casey Kulla has ended his run for governor, he announced this week. Instead, he has filed to run for the office of state Labor Commissioner. Kulla said he is withdrawing from ...

Oregon hospitals may exceed Delta’s peak in matter of days

Oregon’s hospitals are struggling on the brink and, as the Omicron variant of COVID-19 surges, have less staff than at any previous point in the pandemic, Becky Hultberg, President and CEO ...

Willamina, other schools alter class schedules

Dealing with both coronavirus-related absences and a shortage of substitutes, Willamina School District canceled classes this week, Jan. 18-21. The district also will remain closed on Monday, Jan. 24, ...

Parks and Rec facilities to reopen

McMinnville Parks and Recreation facilities will reopen Monday, Jan. 24, after a two-week COVID-related closure. The aquatic center and senior center will open at 9 a.m. Monday. The community center, ...

 
Author Jason Reynolds encourages young writers at Yamhill Carlton schools

Maddox Mason was looking forward to hearing what Young Adult author Jason Reynolds had to say when he visited Yamhill Carlton schools in December. "He writes books that have to do with important topic, ...

Independence man sentenced to prison for Mac shooting

Estevan Pacheco, who posted a message on his Facebook page expressing intentions to harm and/or kill various people was sentenced to 180 months — 15 years —in prison by Judge Ladd Wiles. Pacheco, ...

Newberg voters rejecting school board recall in early returns

Controversial Newberg School Board members Brian Shannon and Dave Brown appear to have held onto their seats following Tuesday's recall election, although more ballots are still expected to arrive this week.

 

City of Willamina to assist fire district

Willamina City Manager Kenna West said the city council is extremely supportive of the West Valley Fire District and the city is dedicated to helping the agency rebuild. The district and city have drafted ...

 
Rescue effort: When fire district merger falls apart, tribe steps in

The West Valley Fire District Board of Directors reached out to its citizenry in a jarring way with a letter crafted in early December. “As many of you are aware, the West Valley Fire District ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Friday, Jan. 21]  Yamhill County reported 252  new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the county to a total of 13,910 cases and 168 deaths to date.  The county reported that as of ...

Commissioners decline to change how marijuana applications are processed

Yamhill County Commissioners on Thursday considered, but rejected, requiring all marijuana processing plant applications to go through what is known as a Type B planning process. The discussion was continued ...

 
Northwest McMinnville gets utility upgrades

The busy work zone on Northwest Baker Creek Road near Hill Road extended last week into grassy, tree-lined Roma Sitton Memorial Park. New homes are quickly filling the North Baker subdivision, and the ...

 
ODOT bridge project brings Three Mile Lane disruption

The ramped-up Northeast Three Mile Lane construction project at South Yamhill River bridge involves temporary, but long-term, changes to vehicle traffic as well as relocating a section of sewer main. Scheduled ...

 
Stopping by: Teacher and traveler

Nancy Schick has indulged her love for travel by visiting out-of-the-way places, as well as popular locations, all around the world. “You need to get out there to broaden your horizons,” the ...

County health director: If you have symptoms, assume COVID

COVID-19 is surging in Yamhill County, dwarfing the highest numbers seen during last summer’s Delta variant surge, County Health and Human Services Director Lindsey Manfrin told a group of elected ...

Organizers end effort to recall West Valley Fire board member

With the West Valley Fire District no longer performing its own services and a chief some members disliked gone from the district, organizers of a recall effort against West Valley Fire Board President ...

Kristof granted his day in court

As May election preparations loom, the Supreme Court has signaled that a legal avenue is open for Nick Kristof and his plans to run for governor. Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum gave the green light ...

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