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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Three-vehicle crash occurs on North Highway 99W

Updated 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. McMinnville police and medical personnel responded early Tuesday afternoon to a three-vehicle crash on North Highway 99W in front of the Big 5 Sporting Goods Store. According ...

Grape stomping event still has openings

There’s still time to sign up for the Guinness Book of World Records grape stomping event that will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, in McMinnville. McMinnville High School Grad Night organizers are hosting ...

Linfield choirs to perform

Linfield College student choirs will perform music from hit Broadway musicals and well-known composers Sunday, Oct. 21. The "Resistance, Revolution and Renewal” concert will start at 4 p.m. in the ...

Holbrook files tort claim notice against county

A former California lawyer now living in Newberg has filed a tort claim notice against the county, informing it that he’s considering suing over a sex abuse conviction. Bradley Christopher Holbrook ...

 
The baby behind the diaper

Mother’s story illustrates benefits of annual diaper drive

Family of woman who died in jail files tort claim notice

The estate of a woman who died in the Yamhill County jail last January has filed a tort claim notice with the county, preserving the right to file a lawsuit. The notice alleges the jail staff failed to ...

Coca-Cola truck crashes

DUNDEE — A tractor-trailer rig partially loaded with Coca-Cola products rolled into the median on Highway 99W south of Dundee last Thursday morning. The crash was reported shortly before 10 a.m., ...

 
Students, docents meet astronaut

Retired astronaut Dick Richards of Houston, Texas, started visiting the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum after buying a second house in Oregon about six years ago. On one visit, he noticed a blue ...

 
MEDP honors industry leaders

The McMinnville Economic Development Partnership on Friday honored several local companies and business leaders for their contributions to the city’s economy. The annual awards ceremony, with the ...

Willamina honored for employee safety

WILLAMINA — City Manager Kenna West has a plaque she proudly displayed to the audience and city council at this month’s meeting. During the League of Oregon Cities annual conference, the city ...

Patton to host assembly for veterans

Patton Middle School students are inviting military members and veterans to attend a special assembly Tuesday, Nov. 13. The Veterans Day celebration will start at 8:30 a.m. in the school, located at 19th ...

 
Primozich seeks second term on board of county commissioner

County Commissioner Stan Primozich isn’t much on self-promotion. Ask him what he’s accomplished, and he’ll more likely tell you about other people’s exciting ideas and projects. He ...

Task force to discuss new construction tax

Members of McMinnville’s Affordable Housing Task Force will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, to discuss the proposition of a new tax to encourage affordable housing. The 2016 Oregon Legislature ...

Care centers to be fined for frivolous 911 calls

Council also approves special business licenses

Amity allocates $5,000 for consulting work

AMITY — The Amity School District will use $5,000 in Measure 98 funds to contract with Dean Mattson for consulting services related to the high school woods’ program, Superintendent Jeff Clark ...

Willamina city manager receives pay raise

WILLAMINA — A 5 percent raise for City Manager Kenna West was unanimously approved at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. West was hired in August 2017. The three-year contract she ...

Student goes to classes for his future

If school is in session, Eli Wiles will be there. The McMinnville High School senior said he makes a habit of good attendance. He enjoys seeing his friends and taking part in activities at school, many ...

 
Chapman, Miller go head-to-head

The recurring subject in the race for Yamhill County Circuit Court Judge has been experience. Jennifer Chapman is a civil litigation attorney. Lisl Miller is a prosecutor. “Experience matters, and ...

Veterans / First Responders parade planned Nov. 10

Organizers of the second-annual Veterans and First Responders Parade are seeking participants. The parade will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, the day before Veterans Day. Staging will start at 9 a.m. at the ...

Willamina schools' online programs succeeding

WILLAMINA — Bart Baldwin, Willamina High School Dean of Students, told the school board Monday night that most students enrolled in one of the district’s two online programs are doing well ...

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