Goodwill prepping for busy grand opening
published: 10/2/2012 3:56:16 PM
Judging by how much stock it has on hand – four times the amount for a normal day – Goodwill is expecting hordes of shoppers to descend on its new Newberg location beginning at 7 a.
Potatoes go well with F.I.S.H.
published: 10/2/2012 3:56:26 PM
After four hot, sweaty afternoons last week, working four to five hours a day, Newberg High School Future Farmers of America managed to harvest 14,000 pounds of potatoes from about an acre of land, according to senior Liz Mingay.
What happened to Peggy Porter and Phil Evans?
published: 10/2/2012 3:56:36 PM
“Please don’t be sad that I had to go back.” Lincoln Weaver lived in his Elliott Road home for seven years before noticing the tiny door in his garage ceiling a few weeks ago.
Local ‘Juvenile Court Champion’ guides statewide changes
published: 10/2/2012 3:56:47 PM
The Honorable Cynthia Easterday, Yamhill County Circuit Court Judge, was recently named a 2012 Chief Justice Juvenile Court Champion for her help with the Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer program, which is key to resolving custody issues related to child abuse and neglect.
Former city councilor tapped to lead Habitat volunteers
published: 10/2/2012 3:57:00 PM
Newberg Area Habitat for Humanity has made two new hires recently, one to replace its former volunteer coordinator and event planner and the other to fill a new position.
Goodwill grand opening doesn’t disappoint
published: 10/5/2012 2:08:35 PM
Employees of Newberg’s first Goodwill store, which began a four-day grand opening celebration at 7 a.m. Thursday, recorded 372 people walking through the front doors the first 15 minutes they were open.
It’s harvest time in wine country
published: 10/5/2012 2:13:42 PM
Goldilocks would most likely find herself in good company with the winegrowers of the Chehalem Valley, at least when it comes to the weather.
Dundee man faces abuse charges
published: 10/5/2012 2:16:15 PM
A Dundee man was arrested in McMinnville this week on 20 counts of various sexual abuse charges stemming from 2005 and 2006 — almost all of which are Measure 11 crimes.
DA not high on pot act
published: 10/9/2012 2:25:23 PM
Yamhill County District Attorney Brad Berry doesn’t pull punches when discussing his strong opposition to Measure 80, also known as the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act, a citizens’ initiative that would legalize marijuana statewide if approved by voters Nov.
Commissioners next stop in city’s UGB/EOA saga
published: 10/9/2012 2:26:40 PM
After months of postponed votes and delays for various reasons, an amendment to the Newberg south industrial urban growth boundary (UGB) has been approved by the Newberg City Council and is set to go before the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners for consideration Oct.
Dundee unveils its new wastewater treatment plant
published: 10/9/2012 2:29:34 PM
A wastewater treatment plant is hardly a showcase item for any town, but Dundee officials expect the new $9.35 million facility at 23310 Fulquartz Landing Road will support the city’s growth for years to come.
Infant killed in Fourth Street crash
published: 10/8/2012 11:13:54 PM
A 1-year-old Newberg boy died at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland Monday after being struck by a car on Fourth Street in Newberg between Meridian and Edwards streets.
History revisited: Columbus Day storm especially hard on Newberg
published: 10/12/2012 3:38:32 PM
It’s often said that animals have a special sense about them, instincts that let them know something bad is about to happen. On Friday, Oct.
From tragedy comes hope for town’s pets
published: 10/12/2012 3:45:01 PM
Until Sept. 3, William was probably the most expensive cat in Newberg. Just to get him over here from the United Kingdom two years ago, owner Phil White had to pay $400 for William’s plane ticket, $250 for his travel-related vaccines, $100 for a special carrying case that would fit under the plane seat, and $80 for a cat passport.
Comprehending a child’s death
published: 10/12/2012 3:48:57 PM
Oct. 8, 2012, is a day Mauri Ramirez will never forget. It’s the day she and the family of Alex Gastelum Salinas were unable to do anything but watch as the 1-year-old boy died in their arms in an emergency room at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.
Newberg’s new assistant city manager has the chops for the job
published: 10/16/2012 2:16:27 PM
Lee Elliott, who became Newberg’s first-ever assistant city manager at the first of this month, is a bit of a paradox. He’s friendly, engaging and considers himself a people person, yet he also readily admits to being an “economic nerd” and jumps at the chance to explain the vital importance of a strong municipal utility system.
Contract negotiations begin anew for mill workers
published: 10/16/2012 2:17:36 PM
Negotiations are set to begin this week between the newly formed SP Fiber Technologies (SPFT) and the unionized employees at its Newberg paper mill, who are organized under a local branch of the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers (AWPPW).
‘Grow Yamhill County’ work group starts taking shape
published: 10/16/2012 2:18:50 PM
A new initiative by Yamhill County and the McMinnville Economic Development Partnership aims to unite a vast array of public- and private-sector leaders in an effort to develop a comprehensive strategy for economic growth across the county.
Hazelnut crop looking good
published: 10/16/2012 2:21:04 PM
For one of the largest agriculture industries in the region, the harvest is more about patience than it is about speed. Unlike many crops, hazelnuts aren’t harvested just when they’re ripe — it’s when they fall from the trees.
Lost albums are claimed
published: 10/19/2012 2:45:33 PM
A woman identifying herself as Peggy Porter’s aunt responded to a recent Newberg Graphic story about her niece’s long-lost photo albums.
Rachael and Landon Weaver were clearing out their garage on Elliott Road last month when they discovered a small compartment in the roof.
Commissioner candidates name their priorities
published: 10/19/2012 2:55:31 PM
Yamhill County residents will have to choose between two candidates for the Board of Commissioners seat currently held by term-limited Lesley Lewis: one who should be very familiar to Newberg residents and one who’s more well-known in McMinnville.
OSP assumes investigation into toddler’s death
published: 10/19/2012 2:57:20 PM
At the request of local law enforcement, the Oregon State Police (OSP) assumed leadership of the investigation into the death of 1-year-old Alex Gastelum Salinas, who died Oct.
Christian, gay and ‘out’ at George Fox
published: 10/19/2012 3:02:09 PM
A year ago, A.J. Mendoza stood on a chair with a rope noose around his neck and prepared to throw away his scholarship to George Fox University — along with his life.
Thatcher faces Holman, Hafner in District 25 race
published: 10/19/2012 3:09:19 PM
Firefighter and small-business owner Paul Holman, of Newberg, a Democrat, and Libertarian Ryan Haffner, also of Newberg, are taking on Republican state Rep.
City mulls contracting out landscaping
published: 10/23/2012 2:36:15 PM
Bryan Stewart, formerly an award-winning groundskeeper for the city of Newberg, began a similar position with the Chehalem Park and Recreation District earlier this month.
Candidates for House District 24 debate the issues
published: 10/23/2012 2:37:42 PM
First-term legislator Jim Weidner (R-Yamhill) is being challenged for his District 24 seat this year by newcomer Kathy Campbell, a small-business owner from McMinnville.
Grass for wheat: The new reality
published: 10/23/2012 2:39:57 PM
The economic downturn changed the landscape for the grass seed industry, which fared worse than many agricultural commodities, and at least one expert’s not sure if it will ever return to its pre-recession state.
Halloween will soon descend on downtown Newberg
published: 10/23/2012 2:42:21 PM
Ghosts, princesses, pirates, TV characters and maybe even a few presidential candidates will show up in Newberg next Wednesday when 5,000 people descend on the city for its annual Halloween extravaganza.
Soil and water conservation district seeks ‘permanent home’ via levy
published: 10/26/2012 2:45:22 PM
While Yamhill County residents will weigh in on a number of statewide ballot initiatives during the general election, there’s only one they’ll be looking at that is all their own: a five-year local option by the Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).
$500K shortfall projected in next Newberg budget
published: 10/26/2012 2:50:02 PM
Although City Manager Dan Danicic was quick to point out a couple of bright spots, the bottom line he offered to councilors during their first official work session on next fiscal year’s budget is that Newberg is facing a shortfall in its general fund of approximately a half-million dollars.
Traditional home will be made mobile
published: 10/26/2012 2:55:52 PM
The “Parade of The House” will start in the dim light of dawn Nov. 4.
There will be no bands, floats, horses, clowns or cars.
Treasurer candidates’ aim? Improve investments
published: 10/26/2012 3:01:25 PM
Two men are vying for the chance to be Yamhill County’s first elected treasurer since the position was reduced to a 10-hour-a-week job focused on generating interest on the county’s cash reserves.
Four vie for three open spots on Dundee City Council
published: 10/26/2012 3:03:00 PM
The Dundee City Council will feature some new blood beginning in 2013 as two newcomers have joined incumbents Jeannette Adlong and Randy Reddell in running for three open spots.
How do you grow a colossal pumpkin?
published: 10/30/2012 3:35:30 PM
ST. PAUL — What do you do with a 200-pound pumpkin?
It’s not an unfamiliar question for organic farmer Dave Brown, whose smallest formal classification of pumpkin is between 100 and 150 pounds (“jumbo”).
New laws shake up foreclosure landscape
published: 10/30/2012 3:37:18 PM
A state Senate bill and an appellate court case this year combined to force hundreds of Oregonian homeowners and their lenders into the previously unfamiliar waters of judicial foreclosures, a process that is often longer and more expensive than the conventional route and one that can have more severe consequences for troubled borrowers.
Friends, city clash over UGB yet again
published: 10/30/2012 3:38:54 PM
A decision by the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners pertaining to an addition to the Newberg south industrial urban growth boundary (UGB) has been continued to Nov.
Chief Hallman: The ‘community wins’ with fire station remodel
published: 10/30/2012 3:41:46 PM
When it comes right down to it, it’s the firefighters at Newberg’s downtown station who will receive the direct benefit of the location’s four new air-filtration units, which were purchased as part of a nearly $810,000 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant, commonly known as President Obama’s stimulus plan.