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Along the Street: Wineries hold special events for Memorial Day weekend

Many area wineries, including some that aren’t usually open to the public, are planning special events over Memorial Day weekend. Some will have special music and food, in addition to wine ...

 
Bottle redemption center planned

McMinnville is likely to gain a beverage container redemption center, meaning customers no longer will need to push bottles and cans into machines at local stores one by one. The Oregon Beverage ...

 
Lash Lounge hosts glam pop-up event

Eye Kandi Lash Lounge in McMinnville will host a “Glam Kouture Pop-up Shop” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 28, in the former Izzy’s parking lot at 1290 N.E. Highway 99W. The ...

 
Worthey named city manager in Newberg

The Newberg City Council selected Will Worthey as its permanent City Manager on May 18. Worthey had been serving as the interim City Manager since November. He had served as the Library Director ...

Clerk releases updated ballot counts

New vote updates have sealed Mary Starrett’s reelection as Yamhill County Commissioner, and all three local tax measures have passed: Sheridan Fire District and City of Dayton by wide margins, ...

Willamina High School to graduate 75

Willamina High School will graduate a class of 75 seniors during a 1 p.m. Saturday, May 28, ceremony at the football stadium. Ripley Anderson, Gracelyn France, Garrett Hembre, Spyre Nelson, Kena ...

 
Mac High students prepare for graduation – and what’s next

Tyler Farr picked up his honor cords — two gold ones, indicating he’s earned an honors diploma and a white one signifying he’s completed a career pathway — and graduation ...

 
‘PREPARING FOR A LIFETIME’

With several flourishes, top leadership in McMinnville city government formally changed hands on Tuesday night. Council President Remy Drabkin assumed the title of interim mayor after taking the ...

Flags, activities planned for Memorial Day

Flags will be flying this weekend as Americans remember those who served in the military and other relatives who’ve died. The biggest display of flags will be on Baker Creek Road in McMinnville, ...

County board keeps hearing open on end to term limits

Yamhill County Commissioners, in an effort to solicit more public input on the question of ending term limits, decided at Thursday morning’s session to continue a public hearing on the matter ...

 
Multi-story hotel, restaurant proposed for downtown site

New construction would include underground parking, rooftop pool Hugh Development of Portland is proposing to build a large hotel that would rise 71 feet above Third Street and include an underground ...

Planner: Development shouldn’t disrupt traffic

Heather Richards responds to concerns raised by committee working on Newberg-Dundee bypass   McMinnville’s proposed Three Mile Lane Area Plan, which would guide development of acreage in southeast ...

State seeing ‘significant transmission’

Oregon reported 2,400 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, and a rolling seven-day average of 1,564 new cases per day, as State Health Officer Dean Sidelinger again emphasized in a media briefing last ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Thursday, May 26] Yamhill  County reported 19new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the county to a total to date of 18,663 cases and 222 deaths.  *** [Wednesday, May 25] Yamhill ...

 
McMinnville man found guilty of assaulting 83-year-old mother

A McMinnville man who asked his 83-year-old mother if she wanted to die, then sat on her chest and held a plastic bag over her face, was found guilty at trial of one count each of fourth-degree ...

Newberg-Dundee Police selects body camera vendor

The Newberg-Dundee Police Department has selected Axon Enterprise, Inc., headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., as its body camera vendor. The agency received an $86,000 grant from the Department ...

 
Yard of the Month: Uncommon garden

Nurturing edible and unusual plants is hobby, therapy for Mac woman   Ruby rhododendrons, orange and yellow ranunculus — and the most impressive garlic ever — make passersby pause at ...

Local schools schedule graduation ceremonies

It’s graduation season again. One local high school, and Linfield University, start things off this weekend, with the rest of Yamhill County schools holding events in early June. Willamina’s ...

 
Arts advocate honored as ‘cultural asset’

Sharon Morgan is third winner of countywide honor   Sharon Morgan has long advocated for the arts, supporting both individuals who pursue the myriad forms of the arts and the organizations that ...

DEQ plans to issue closure permit for Riverbend

DEQ is seeking public comment; ‘no decision on long-term future’   Because Riverbend Landfill has largely stopped accepting garbage, was denied land use approval to expand, and ...

Sports

 
ON TO THE QUARTERS! Mac defeats Nelson, Barlow in early matchups

Team camaraderie and veteran leadership. Two reasons the seventh-ranked McMinnville softball team won a pair of playoff games this week, defeating Nelson, 13-3, Monday in the first round and Barlow, ...

 
No. 5 Grizzlies upset by Sheldon, bounced in 2nd round

A magical season for the McMinnville baseball team reached a premature conclusion Wednesday when the fifth-ranked Grizzlies were upset 4-3 by the 6A tournament’s Cinderella team, 21st-rated ...

 
Top-ranked Tigers breeze past Creswell in opening round

YAMHILL – Everything went according to plan. Kati Slater pitched a five-inning no-hitter; Briley Ingram, Roxy Brown and Kya Ellis combined to drive in seven runs; and Yamhill-Carlton’s ...

 
Hurley’s 16 Ks, Robarts’ homer lift Y-C over Vale, 6-3

YAMHILL – Leading off in the bottom of the fifth inning during Wednesday’s playoff against Vale, Carson Robarts stepped into the box with his Yamhill-Carlton baseball team holding a ...

Grizzlies grab all-league awards

The Pacific Conference-winning McMinnville baseball and softball teams both earned prestigious all-league awards for their successful 2022 spring seasons. The Grizzly baseball program, which won a school ...

Dayton can’t complete comeback against Enterprise in 1st round

ENTERPRISE – A late rally attempt by the number-nine Dayton softball team fell short during Wednesday’s first-round matchup against the eighth-rated Enterprise/Wallowa/Joseph Outlaws. After ...

 
Hughes aims higher: Willamina junior eager for more after winning discus, javelin state championships

EUGENE – Even with two Class 3A State Track and Field titles in her possession, Willamina’s Hallee Hughes is far from satisfied. For most of the season, Hughes’ dominance in ...

 
Peaking at the right time

EUGENE – Randy Gibson’s first full season of high school track and field couldn’t have concluded any better. The Sheridan senior won the OSAA 2A Boys High Jump State Championship ...

 
Panthers complete epic comeback, claim rugby championship, 31-28

PORTLAND — After what head coach Mike Fair described as the most amazing comeback he’s ever witnessed in 30 years of playing/coaching rugby, the Valley Panthers rallied from a 28-5 ...

 
Grizzlies take on state’s best at track and field championships

EUGENE –The McMinnville track and field team sent its best athletes to Eugene Friday and Saturday for the OSAA 6A State Championships. Mac fielded a squad of nine competitors, but didn’t place ...

Mac tennis players notch wins at state

BEAVERTON – Seven McMinnville athletes earned valuable experiences and memories while competing at the OSAA 6A State Tennis Championships held last weekend. The Grizzly boys sent three doubles teams ...

 
Valley Rams place 5th in state with decisive victory over Lincoln

PORTLAND — Let there be no doubt: The Valley Rams Rugby Team easily locked up the fifth-place trophy for the state of Oregon. The Rams earned their hardware Saturday with a team victory over ...

 
Fearsome foursome

Four Yamhill County baseball and softball teams. Four conference champions. Four state title contenders. The number-one ranked Yamhill-Carlton softball, the third-rated Tiger baseball team, ...

Inaugural Race to Space event helps Linfield students ‘learn on the run’

Linfield University’s one-mile Wellness Trail served as a somewhat swampy base for a May 14 event that was about both student learning and community running. The first Race to Space, named ...

Beyer finishes 40th at state

CRESWELL – McMinnville senior Molly Beyer concluded her spectacular high school career with her second appearance at the 2022 OSAA Girls Golf State Championships, held Monday and Tuesday at Emerald ...

Valley Rams enter playoffs as 5th seed

PORTLAND – Eight players scored to lead the Valley Rams Rugby Club to Saturday’s 76-7 state semifinal win over Newberg. Erik Potter led the Rams in scoring with a pair of tries and was named ...

 
Ropes and reins: Local OHSET squad wins state titles

REDMOND – Yamhill County’s Oregon High School Equestrian Teams (OHSET) proved their mettle during last weekend’s state competition held at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds Expo ...

 
Grizzly girls nab 2nd at districts; Angevine qualifies for state

HILLSBORO – First-year head girls tennis coach Lily Elmer steered her team to a second-place finish during last Friday’s Pacific Conference District Championships at Century High School. ...

Mac boys claim 1st district tennis title since 2018

HILLSBORO – “It was truly a team effort.” So McMinnville boys tennis head coach Ericson Teller said following the Grizzlies district-title winning performance at last Friday’s ...

Linfield softball eliminated from postseason play by Belhaven

MARSHALL, Texas – Linfield’s Northwest Conference champion softball team grabbed a pair of victories during last weekend’s NCAA Division III Regional, but ultimately was eliminated from ...

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