WILLAMINA — Mariah Woodward thanked Superintendent Gus Forster for his commitment to her class at Willamina High School’s 102nd commencement, held Saturday afternoon at Glen Larkins field, ...


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BALLOTS DUE TODAY: Voters to decide school board seats, McMinnville fire district merger

Updated 5/16/23 Ballots for the May election are due by 8 p.m. today, May 16. If mailed, they must be postmarked by today's date, and must arrive at the Yamhill County Elections Division within seven ...

Carlton sewer lagoons full because of recent rains

Because recent rains have filled up Carlton’s sewer lagoons, the city is pumping partially treated effluent into the adjacent swale and North Yamhill River, Public Works Director Bryan Burnham said. The ...

 
Gift shop closed for fire-related remodeling

NW Food & Gifts, 445 N.E. Third St., will be closed through Jan. 21 to finish up remodeling made necessary by last May’s fire in the Third Street Pizza building next door. Owner James Tate said ...

Deputy involved in four-vehicle crash

A Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office deputy was involved in a four-vehicle crash the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 9, according to the Oregon State Police. The crash was reported shortly before 8 a.m. on ...

Some schools later, others closed, as ice melts slowly

Updated 2:30 Thursday There is a chance of freezing rain in the early morning hours on Friday, between 4 and 7. The temperature is expected to drop to 32 degrees, which may lead to icy conditions on already ...

Weather forecast means shelters are open

The McMinnville Fire District has posted a list of overnight and day shelters planning to be open this week in light of freezing temperatures. Overnight shelters McMinnville First Baptist Church, 125 ...

 
City council 'safe school zones' was hot topic Tuesday

Frustration was evident at Tuesday’s McMinnville City Council meeting, both from residents over the dangers of homeless camps near schools and from the dais over the inability to change the situation. Prior ...

Following Monday storm, temps to drop into the 20s – or lower

High winds and heavy rains Monday night left some 20,000 people without power by morning, according to Portland General Electric spokeswoman Allison Dobscha. There were at least six outages in Yamhill ...

County to decide whether Rvs should be allowed as housing

Coming up later this month, the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners will decide whether to allow residential recreational vehicles in rural residential zones. County Planning Director Ken Friday said ...

Mac applies for early literacy money

The McMinnville School District will apply for $800,000 from the state over two years to improve early learning programs. The school board Monday night approved a plan for spending the funds. Grants ...

Amity School Board will now meet Jan. 17

The Amity School board will meet Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m., in the district office, and not a scheduled earlier date. The board will discuss and, in all likelihood, vote on a 2024-25 student calendar ...

 
Fox Ridge plan nears adoption

The McMinnville Planning Commission last week recommended adoption of the Fox Ridge area plan, but there is confusion among residents over what the plan entails. Area plans are part of a multi-step city ...

YC board to meet Thursday

The Yamhill Carlton School District board will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, in the district office, 120 N. Larch Place, Yamhill. The meeting will be available by Zoom, as well as in person; call the ...

 
Calendar of Quirk: From ‘elfin’ to stolen

Calendar of Quirk began Jan. 3 and continues with a couple of beacons shining red and orange, in McMinnville and Amity: Jan. 8. -- Vintage on Third, 228 N.E. Third, removed the awning from its storefront ...

Sewer main breaks in Carlton

Carlton Public Works staff are working to stop the flow of sewage from a main line that broke Thursday, Dec. 7, on East Main Street near the 600 block. The break has allowed sewage to spill. The city ...

Killgore out as Linfield A.D.

Linfield Athletic Director Garry Killgore has been reassigned to an administrative role following three months leave, the university announced Friday. Since August, Senior Associate Athletic Director ...

 
Yamhill County workers go on strike

Yamhill County Employee Association workers and the county could not come to a labor agreement during a mediation session on the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 2, and as a result, an estimated 150 union workers ...

School board to consider construction excise tax

McMinnville School Board will discuss the construction excise tax rate when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, in the district office, 800 N.E. Lafayette Avenue. The district considers raising ...

Lafayette working on replacement water bills

Lafayette city staff members are recalculating water bills for city residents following the city council’s Sept. 14 decision to roll back a recent increase and add two surcharges.  “This ...

Lafayette will go back to former water rates

 

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