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UFO Fest returns to Earth

The signs are everywhere: the McMinnville UFO Festival will soon land again. No Vogon standup comedy allowed, and if you want drama, consider the title of one presentation: “High Strangeness ...

Fired union employee files tort claim notice

  A former county employee fired for activities related to her position with the union, has filed a tort claim notice against the county. A tort claim preserves a person’s right to ...

COVID cases surge at prison

Countywide, more than 300 cases involve children Sixty-seven new cases of COVID-19 associated with the ongoing outbreak at the federal prison in Sheridan pushed Yamhill County’s report of ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Thursday, Sept. 23] Yamhill County reported 53 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the county to a total to date of 7,628 cases and 99 deaths. The county noted that as of Sept. 22, 66.4%  of ...

Survey shows trail support

Decommissioning of partially built bridge to be considered As the Chehalem Parks and Recreation District is touting the results of a recent survey showing strong support for the Yamhelas Westsider ...

Arrest made in shooting

Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a reported shooting at a residence in the 400 block of North Jackson Street in Lafayette shortly after 11 p.m. Friday. A 35-year-old unidentified ...

Controversies continuing over county public records

Save Yamhill County’s Shaw decries Berschauer’s ‘target’ comment Public records and record requests made to Yamhill County continued to generate controversy this week. County ...

 
Cruising event showcased the legendary X-51 hot rod

Back in 1954, Ron Courtney of McMinnville, known then as a top body repair specialist in Oregon, turned his 1951 Ford coupe into a hot rod perhaps never equaled. Nearly 50 years ago the dazzling ...

Mac woman charged with assaulting grandmother, 90

A McMinnville woman, who allegedly assaulted her 90-year-old grandmother, later spit on two McMinnville police officers while being taken into custody. Melissa Sue Wagoner, 38, was booked into ...

Gunman holds up Sheridan Pharmacy for RX painkillers

The Sheridan Pharmacy was robbed at gunpoint Saturday afternoon of prescription medication, according to the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office. A pharmacy employee said she could not comment ...

McMinnville homeless encampment evicted

An encampment of homeless people has been evicted from their S.E. Davis Street camp after police briefly postponed the eviction in response to concerns about whether members of the group had COVID-19. ...

Willamina SDCs are due for an increase

A massive increase in Willamina’s system development charges, which have remained stagnant for more than 20 years, is on the horizon, City Manager Kenna West reported at the Tuesday, Sept. ...

 
Stopping by: Beauty beyond the trees

Couple’s yard shines despite loss of two striking eucalyptus trees Leslie and Gregg Rogers thought their beautiful front yard was a loss when their huge blue eucalyptus trees toppled ...

 
Carlton again mulls new city hall

Design options include a nod to the old ‘Log Cabin’ restaurant Carlton City Council members recently reviewed several potential designs for a new city hall and police buildings, and ...

Willamina’s return to in-person school called ‘beyond energizing’

It must be the start of a new year in the Willamina School District. Maintenance Supervisor Craig Johnson has the grounds on the elementary/middle/high school campus in pristine condition. The ...

Driver sentenced for endangering highway workers

The lives of highway workers were endangered by a Portland teen who drove through a construction zone in Dundee at more than 60 mph shortly before midnight on a weekday in mid-July. Angel Clarence ...

County Transit reduces service due to COVID

Saying, "the COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll on YCT staffing resources," Yamhill County Transit director Cynthia Thompson announced service cutbacks on Sept. 8. Staffing levels are ...

County reports two COVID deaths

Yamhill County reported 57 new cases of COVID-19 and two deaths on Wednesday, while the Oregon Health Authority’s weekly report said hospitalizations and deaths statewide had dropped for ...

McMinnville adds slots for out-of-district students

McMinnville School Board voted 6-1 to add about 40 more slots for students transferring from other districts. Janis Braich, Carson Benner, Larry Vollmer, Gerardo Partida, Paul Haddeland and Jason ...

Marijuana grows busted

Three arrested, nearly 15,000 plants seized Two Sheridan men were among arrestees in suspected illegal marijuana grows in the past three weeks. Polk County Sheriff’s Office executed two ...

Sports

 
WHAT A WIN! Blank’s field goal lifts Grizzlies to 23-21 comeback victory

What. A. Win. McMinnville’s Bryan Blank played the hero during Friday night’s thrilling football game between the host Grizzlies and visiting Oregon City Pioneers. An energetic fan ...

 
Amity soccer embraces fun, winning culture in 3-2 triumph over Cru’

AMITY – The Amity girls soccer team has achieved its best start to a season in over five years, and its players are clearly enjoying it. With three wins in their first four matches, the Warriors ...

‘Cats start 2-0: Linfield blows out Redlands, 51-10

REDLANDS, Calif. – Linfield football has started its 2021 season with a perfect 2-0 record after demolishing Redlands last Saturday, 51-10, at Ted Runner Stadium. The Wildcats avenged their 2019 ...

Mac soccer teams muster wins over McKay, Lincoln

Both McMinnville soccer teams claimed wins last week, with the Grizzly girls shutting out McKay, 3-0, and the Mac boys edging Lincoln, 2-1. The Mac girls handed the Roya Scots their first loss of the ...

Senior bowling scores

Walnut City Lanes Mixed League – Week 1 Senior Citizens League SEP 14 TEAM High game scratch: The No Names, 643. High series scratch: The No Names, 1868. MEN High game scratch: Mike Roberson, ...

Senior golf scores

Bayou Golf Course, McMinnville, Friday, September 10 KP No. 1: Lynn Foster KP No. 3: Jack Miller KP No. 7: Doug Halsebo LP No. 9: Lou Stovern LP No. 5: Les Miller LD No. 8: Vern Brockman LD No. ...

 
Raving about Riley

YAMHILL – Yamhill-Carlton striker Riley Malis should probably start wearing his favorite Boston Red Sox ball cap to his varsity soccer games. It’d be fitting for the Tigers’ star ...

 
Five-set fight: Grizzlies nearly snatch win against Glencoe

Though the McMinnville volleyball team hasn’t achieved a breakthrough win yet, first-year head coach Maeghan Egli and the Grizzlies are getting closer with every match. Tuesday night, Mac ...

Volleyball recap: Amity sweeps Pios; Tigers outlast Warrenton in five sets

Amity 3, Western Christian 0 AMITY – Brooke Lopez powered the Warriors to a three-set sweep of the visiting Western Christian Pioneers during Monday’s non-league contest. Lopez recorded a ...

Grizzly boys shut out McDaniel, 5-0

Jose Serratos notched his first career hat trick to lead the McMinnville boys soccer team to a 5-0 shutout of McDaniel during Tuesday’s match at Wortman Stadium. Spencer Stritzke assisted Serratos ...

Cross country recap: Kyle Spencer PRs at Ash Creek; Fox leads ‘Dogs at Silver Falls Course

Ash Creek XC Festival MONMOUTH – Kyle Spencer obliterated his previous personal best during last Saturday’s Ash Creek XC Festival hosted by Western Oregon University. Spencer led the Grizzly ...

 
Friday night football: Blank's field goal lifts Grizzlies to 23-21 win over Oregon City

Bryan Blank came through in the clutch for the Grizzlies during tonight's McMinnville versus Oregon City football matchup. Blank nailed a 21-yard field goal with 10 seconds remaining to propel the home ...

 
Flyin’ high: Linfield football starts season with 56-20 win against Simon Fraser

Playing in their first meaningful game in nearly two years, the Linfield Wildcats didn’t miss a beat during Saturday’s college football kickoff. Linfield blew out visiting Simon Fraser ...

 
Pirates’ physicality overwhelms Tigers in 45-14 victory

YAMHILL – Look out 3A football teams: The Dayton Pirates are bigger, stronger and faster than ever. Second-year head coach Jacob Peterson has the Pirates playing winning football again, as ...

 
A blast from the past: McMinnville Gristmillers battle Portland Pioneers in Base Ball

The Vintage Base Ball chalkboard read 16-6, but Saturday’s totals also included these numbers: 50 – cents, fine for gambling 1 – broken bat 4 or 5 – pulled muscles 120 ...

Late rally falls short in Mac’s 24-21 loss to Viks

A poor start to Friday night’s road matchup at Forest Grove, in which the Grizzlies fell behind 24-0, doomed McMinnville to a narrow 24-21 loss. A pair of crucial turnovers – one a pick-six ...

Soccer recap: Grizzly boys notch 1st win; Malis hat trick leads Y-C boys; Pirates shut out Cavs

McMinnville 4, West Salem 2 (boys) SALEM – First-year head coach Adam Howard notched his first career win with the McMinnville boys program during last Thursday’s 4-2 road victory over West ...

 
Running their race

McMinnville’s four cross country teams – boys jayvee and varsity and girls jayvee and varsity – competed in their first 5,000 meter race of the season during Wednesday’s ...

 
Grizzly boys can’t contain Mountainside’s counterattacks, lose 2-0

For roughly 66 minutes of Tuesday’s non-league home match against Mountainside, the McMinnville boys soccer team used its high-press strategy to stifle the Maverick offense. Midfielders Alexis ...

Ready to play: Linfield football returns this Sat.

It’s been a long wait for the return of Linfield football. But don’t worry; the ‘Cats are back! Linfield head coach Joseph Smith and his players are only a day away from experiencing ...

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