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Amity mayor resigns

Amity Mayor Joshua Clark, who ran unopposed in last November's general election and took office Jan. 1, resigned before the start of Wednesday night's regular city council meeting. He told councilors ...

High hospitalization rate in county due to data error

Update:  Yamhill County Health and Human Services Director Lindsey Manfrin apologized today for an error that, for several days, indicated extremely high hospitalization rates for county COVID-19 ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Thursday, March 4] Yamhill County reported one new death from COVID-19 today, bringing the total number of lives lost to the pandemic in the county to 69. The county reported six new cases, and has now ...

County ends emergency declaration

Commissioners ended the county’s pandemic emergency declaration on Thursday, saying they don’t believe the situation can still be considered an emergency since the county has had a year to ...

In panel, Local judges discuss racial justice in courtroom

As a heavily tattooed person entered the courtroom, Yamhill County Circuit Judge John Collins thought, “He’s a little scary,” Collins shared in an anecdote before a virtual group. “That’s ...

 
Motorcycle crashes, two injured

The operator of a motorcycle and his passenger were seriously injured in a single vehicle crash Sunday night on Southeast Baker Street near Cowls Street. The McMinnville Police Department gave this account: The ...

 
Grand Ronde man indicted in crash that killed two

A Grand Ronde man has been indicted on charges that include two counts of second-degree manslaughter in connection with a motor vehicle crash last June that killed a Willamina and Mount Angel resident. Matthew ...

 
Stopping by: Reading for life

As a child, Elide Sanchez Rivera stocked her own library with books she received as birthday and Christmas gifts. She treasured volumes such as “Dragon’s Keeper” and “The Homework ...

 
Families rally for return to school

“We want to go back to school,” “We love our teachers” and “i need reel Edukashun,” read some of the signs held by approximately 50 people who lined Adams Street Saturday ...

 
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 ...

 
Walking, cycling improvements planned along 99W in Mac

Public input is being sought for a project that could result in bike lanes on Highway 99W though McMinnville. The Oregon Department of Transportation will host a question-and-answer session Thursday about ...

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 ...

 
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 ...

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 ...

 
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 ...

 
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 ...

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 ...

 
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 ...

 
Horses, cats seized in rural Carlton; owner charged

Forty-eight horses seized by the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office at the Silver Oaks Saddlebreds farm in rural Carlton are recovering at Sound Equine Options, a horse rescue in Gresham.

Silver Oaks owner Susan Swango, 82, has been charged with one count of second-degree animal neglect, a Class B misdemeanor, related to an allegation she provided inadequate care for the horses on her property.

Latest Sports

Sports are back! A complete look at the fall schedule

Amity Warriors Girls Soccer – March 4 @ Gervais 4:15 p.m.; March 6 @ Dayton 1 p.m.; March 15 @ Blanchet 5:30 p.m.; March 18 @ Salem Academy 4:15 p.m.; March 22 @ Dayton 4:15 p.m.; March 25 @ Yamhill-Carlton ...

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 ...

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