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City manager allegations revealed, Betz responds in interview

City manager allegations revealed, Betz responds in interview

Jacque Betz cleared of criminal charges, report submitted by police department to district...

Betz cleared in criminal investigation

Betz cleared in criminal investigation

Marion County district attorney finds no evidence to charge Newberg city manager Newberg City...

Fire breaks out on Parrett Mountain

Fire breaks out on Parrett Mountain

Area agencies fight blaze that blackens 14 acres late Thursday evening A wildland fire took flame...

Old Fashioned Festival doesn't disappoint

Old Fashioned Festival doesn't disappoint

Festival-goers enjoy cool temperatures for Newberg's annual rite of summer The Old Fashioned...

Newberg shelter remodeled to match new mission

Newberg shelter remodeled to match new mission

The Home Builders Foundation completed the $45,000 project with just a $4,300 investment from...

Probe continues into cause of DQ fire

Probe continues into cause of DQ fire

Police, insurance carrier, engineer work on April 10 fire that destroyed popular eatery The...

Diners could soon be sitting in the streets

Diners could soon be sitting in the streets

City staff preparing pilot program to allow expansion of restaurant seating into the street A...

Newberg police chief reinstated

Newberg police chief reinstated

Just hours after taking office as city manager pro tem, Terry Mahr puts Brian Casey back on the...

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COURTESY PHOTO - After spending five months running wild on Bald Peak with a harness still on her head, Sarah the Satanic Cow gained more than 150 pounds, causing her harness to cut into her muzzle.
July 31, 2015

Hey diddle diddle, Sarah The Satanic Cow jumped a fence, then…

by Travis Loose
With the 500-pound creature snared securely by the ankle, Jay Meyer was finally able to look her in the eye. His flashlight briefly illuminated a frothing beast with a deep gouge on its nose and…
July 29, 2015

Lawsuit alleges child sexual abuse in Friends organization

by Seth Gordon
Allegations — Man accuses church of allowing sexual abuse by Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends youth superintendent between 1987 and 1991 PORTLAND — A lawsuit filed July 17 in Multnomah County…
FILE PHOTO - Coming soon? – While the commercial and residential Crestview Crossing development is still planned at the east end of the city, there have been no recent updates and a necessary wetland mitigation project is on hold for the time being.
July 29, 2015

Development's future uncertain

by Colin Staub
Crestview Crossing still planned, but application not yet submitted and Corps of Engineers says wetlands application on hold While the Crestview Crossing development at the eastern edge of…
July 29, 2015

YCAP will expand its mobile produce program

by Seth Gordon
Wine business — Nonprofit partners with Salud! to bring fresh food to vineyard workers The Yamhill Community Action Partnership (YCAP) is teaming with the ¡Salud! Mobile Health Clinic to expand…
Gage
July 29, 2015

DOJ involved in arrest of Newberg man for child porn

by Gary Allen
Public safety — Special unit refers case of William Trask Gage to Yamhill County district attorney's office; judge levels $250,000 bail in case The case against a Newberg man arrested recently on…
July 29, 2015

July 29 business briefs

by (none)
Drink a pint for trail advocacy To raise money and awareness for the Yamhelas Westsider Trail, Grain Station Brew Works and Ken Wright Cellars will host the Trail Ale Pint Promotion through the…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - A different way - ODOT has studied the road usage fee as an alternative to funding construction in the state.
July 29, 2015

OReGO lines up test drive for state road fee

by Pamplin Media Group
ODOT expects about 500 volunteers to give new pay-by-the-mile tech a whirl The first volunteers are being recruited in Oregon’s “test drive” of whether a pay-per-mile fee should replace a…
July 29, 2015

July 29 public safety round-up

by (none)
Outstanding warrants, Yamhill County jail reports, Newberg-Dundee Police Department log and Newberg Fire Department log Outstanding warrants Area law enforcement officers are looking for the…
PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF NEWBERG - Filling in – Former city attorney Terry Mahr is filling in as city manager while City Manager Jacque Betz remains on administrative leave during a criminal investigation.
July 24, 2015

Mahr appointed as city manager pro tem

by Colin Staub
Retired longtime city attorney returns to city during Betz investigation Former City Attorney Terry Mahr has stepped into the role of city manager on a temporary basis following a short City…
July 28, 2015

Sheriff's office receives suspicious envelope

by Colin Staub
Prior warning prompted the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office to refrain from opening the parcel The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office was among county offices statewide that received suspicious mail…

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GARY ALLEN - Mikayla Farr is crowned queen of the Old Fashioned Festival court during a ceremony Thursday evening at Memorial Park.
Jul 24, 2015

Old Fashioned Festival kicks off with the queen's coronation

by Pamplin Media Group
Queen Milayla Farr selected from a court of three princesses By Casey Taylor, Newberg Graphic intern The official start to Newberg’s Old Fashioned Festival isn’t when the first elephant ear is…
GARY ALLEN - Problem point - The train trestle over Villa Road has been referred to as a ‘pinch point' of sorts, especially in connection with the traffic increase that could be brought on with the new high-density housing development called Martell Commons.
Jul 22, 2015

Design in the works for Villa Road upgrades

by Colin Staub
Housing development or not, improvements are coming to the major collector street There are a lot of unanswered questions about what a stretch of Villa Road will look like in the next few years…
GARY ALLEN - Heat wave - The weather has cooperated for work on the Newberg-Dundee bypass project, even too much in some cases. The heat means crews will be starting as early as 2 a.m. several nights next month for temperature-sensitive concrete pours.
Jul 22, 2015

Bypass work will continue into the night

by Colin Staub
Work on some nights will begin at 2 a.m. on large bridge in southern Newberg Work on the Newberg-Dundee bypass project will be allowed to begin as early as 2 a.m. on designated days in August…
GARY ALLEN - Touring the facility - Rep. Suzanne Bonamici visited Newberg's A to Z Wineworks last week for a tour led by winemaker Sam Tannahill. Discussion topics included some of the challenges facing the industry as well as   climate change and its implications.
Jul 22, 2015

Congresswoman gets insight into wine industry

by Colin Staub
Industry — Representative pays a visit to A to Z Wineworks to discuss industry issues and local businesses benefitting from international trade Newberg was visited by one of Oregon’s federal…
GARY ALLEN - Preserved - A large conifer tree at Fifth and Meridian streets will remain standing, a change in fate from a former plan to remove it and two adjacent apple trees due to visibility issues.
Jul 22, 2015

Stop signs will save tree

by Colin Staub
Intersection will get four-way stop signs after neighbor's request for city consideration A plan to make adjustments for safety at an intersection on Meridian Street has been altered and will…
SUBMITTED - Remembrance - Sebastian Brutscher, Newberg's first postmaster who also gave the city its name, will be honored by Providence Newberg Medical Center through an upcoming development project.
Jul 22, 2015

Providence will honor Brutscher

by Colin Staub
Newberg history — Park area designed to pay tribute to location of first postmaster's house An upcoming development project will pay tribute to one of Newberg’s forefathers while also serving a…
GARY ALLEN - Appearance - Jeff and Sharon Payne appear before Yamhill County Judge Ronald Stone for arraignment Friday afternoon.
Jul 22, 2015

Riteway Meat Co. owners arraigned

by Gary Allen
Courts — Sharon and Jeff Payne face six counts each of second-degree criminal mischief in the loss of thousands of pounds of customers' meat A tearful Sharon Payne appeared in Yamhill County…
Jul 22, 2015

PERS board working to determine rate hikes

by Pamplin Media Group
Government — Inflation, expenses, wages, investments to be considered by board While some state boards take a break, the Public Employees Retirement System governing board will begin the process…
GARY ALLEN - The big announcement - The queen's coronation ceremony, set for Thursday evening, marks the official start of the Old Fashioned Festival.
Jul 22, 2015

Newberg preps for its big party

by Seth Gordon
Old Fashioned Festival kicks off Thursday and continues through Sunday at many venues At its heart, the Old Fashioned Festival is a celebration of Newberg, so why not decorate the town itself as…
James
Jul 22, 2015

Grant allows Family Place to add staff

by Seth Gordon
Nonprofit — The relief nursery hires Tai James after receiving $95,000 grant from Ford Family Foundation McMINNVILLE — When it rains, it pours. Although the Willamette Valley hasn’t seen much…




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