Three-alarm fire takes flame at Newberg newsprint mill
published: 8/1/2012 2:33:45 PM
It took approximately 50 firefighters several hours to bring under control a three-alarm fire that broke out at the SP Newsprint mill in Newberg early Tuesday evening.
Man charged with abusing teen he met at youth group
published: 8/3/2012 4:06:11 PM
A Newberg man was arrested Thursday on various sex abuse charges after allegedly carrying on a sexual relationship with a teen he met through a youth group.
Tunes on Tuesday: What’s the draw?
published: 8/3/2012 4:09:20 PM
Tunes on Tuesdays continues to draw crowds numbering in the hundreds, made up of individuals who leave their homes in favor of Rotary Centennial Park for a variety of reasons.
Newberg’s very own Olympians
published: 8/3/2012 4:13:35 PM
LONDON — It has taken years of competition and training for Newberg natives Cyrus Hostetler and Rachel Yurkovich to make their Olympic dreams a reality, so a few bumps along the final stretch of road before the London Games haven’t been enough to deter them from seizing the once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Farmers market keeps Tuesdays fresh
published: 8/7/2012 2:08:16 PM
Nothing says summer like a stroll across the grassy lawn of the Chehalem Cultural Center on a Tuesday afternoon – music floating through the air along with scents of fresh produce and baked goods, local artisans selling their creations and members of the community milling about with full mouths and shopping bags.
Yurkovich fails to qualify for the finals
published: 8/7/2012 2:10:31 PM
Rachel Yurkovich’s Olympic debut was cut short Tuesday when the Newberg native didn’t qualify for the javelin finals, finishing 24th overall with a best throw of 57.
Medical center will lose its director
published: 8/7/2012 2:12:48 PM
Providence Newberg Medical Center chief executive Alan Olive has announced he will step down to accept a leadership position with Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare in Carson City, Nev.
A career making movies
published: 8/7/2012 2:16:05 PM
When Bob “Smokey” Simokovic retired with the end of 2009, he said goodbye to his explosives licenses and a career many would love to have, in the world of special effects.
Hostetler comes up short in London
published: 8/8/2012 4:25:38 PM
LONDON – Newberg’s participation in the 2012 Olympics came to a close Wednesday as Newberg High School graduate Cyrus Hostetler was eliminated in qualifying.
Ben Rice draws big crowd at Tunes
published: 8/10/2012 11:14:05 AM
Another Tunes on Tuesday concert went off without a hitch this week, as local fan favorite Ben Rice and his band played before a crowd estimated to be at least 1,000 strong.
Council absences doom vote on UGB and EOA
published: 8/10/2012 11:18:03 AM
Due to a rarely used rule, the Newberg City Council’s attempt Monday to adopt revised findings for the south industrial urban growth boundary (UGB) expansion and revisions to the Economic Opportunities Analysis – an issue that has been on the table since March – failed in the absence of two councilors.
History comes to life at cemetery
published: 8/10/2012 11:22:57 AM
Before there was Newberg, there was the Fernwood Pioneer Cemetery. “All of this here was Fernwood before it was Newberg,” local historian Ron Parrish said as he stood in the cemetery last week.
Learning? There’s an app for that
published: 8/14/2012 3:58:23 PM
The Newberg School District is trying to make class more engaging for students by melding it with the technology many of them already know and love: think iPods, e-readers and ultra-fast computer notebooks.
Promoting a program that sings with signs
published: 8/14/2012 4:02:22 PM
When Earl and Therese McLoughlin moved to Newberg recently, they brought with them their nonprofit, Twenty-Two & Beyond, in the hopes of launching one last project before dissolving the corporation.
Engels murder-suicide case: A sad tale of abuse and murder
published: 8/14/2012 4:11:29 PM
The tragic case of a Dundee man who murdered his wife and two young children, then took his own life, became even more difficult to stomach last week when the results of the official investigation were released by the Yamhill County district attorney’s office.
`Cooling centers' will open for two days as heat wave continues
published: 8/15/2012 2:20:06 PM
Yamhill County will open cooling centers in Newberg and McMinnville Thursday and Friday due to predictions of temperatures in excess of 100 degrees Fahrenheit those two days.
Standoff ends peaceably when suspect surrenders to police
published: 8/15/2012 9:01:03 PM
A Newberg man wanted on outstanding Deschutes County warrants was arrested Wednesday after a standoff with law enforcement outside his home on Ramsey Road.
Five Guys Named Moe treat crowd to classic tunes on Tuesday
published: 8/17/2012 2:46:16 PM
The moniker of this week’s Tunes on Tuesday band, Five Guys Named Moe, may seem a bit of a stretch these days, considering the group consists of 12 male and female members — none of whom are named “Moe.
Dundee fire station: A city with a vision
published: 8/17/2012 2:51:50 PM
Dundee’s new fire station is a few steps closer to fruition after the city council approved a site plan and secured a temporary loan for construction costs at its Aug.
Trial begins in sexual abuse case against Matt Dufour
published: 8/17/2012 2:48:37 PM
McMINNVILLE — Newberg resident Matt Dufour got his day in court as his trial began Wednesday, more than 18 months since allegations surfaced that he sexually abused an intoxicated woman at a party in Newberg.
The wrath over grapes continues in Yamhill County
published: 8/21/2012 1:52:10 PM
The difference between wine and almost every other agricultural product was at the heart of the arguments presented Aug. 16 before Oregon’s Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA).
published: 8/21/2012 1:55:42 PM
A lice Luo has always been a swimmer, even as a young child growing up on the eastern coast of Taiwan — an area she likens to the most beautiful parts of Hawaii.
Newberg mill to be sold to creditors
published: 8/21/2012 1:56:56 PM
SP Newsprint Co. LLC and a number of its subsidiary companies have agreed to sell their assets — including an integrated paper mill in Newberg and the lease on a recycling facility in Clackamas — to their primary creditor in a Chapter 11 case before a U.
Measure 11 charges dismissed against Dufour
published: 8/21/2012 2:00:42 PM
McMINNVILLE — Lawyers for Matt Dufour scored a major victory in the third day of his sexual abuse trial Monday when the three most serious charges were dismissed by Yamhill County Circuit Court Judge John Collins.
Jury finds Dufour not guilty
published: 8/23/2012 1:45:41 PM
In a 12-0 vote Wednesday afternoon a Yamhill County jury found 20-year-old Newberg native Matt Dufour not guilty on three counts of sexual abuse stemming from an encounter with a female friend in the early morning hours of Jan.
Three file for city council spots
published: 8/24/2012 1:39:22 PM
The wisdom of the old saying “Better late than never” was demonstrated at Newberg City Hall earlier this week, as three last-minute candidates filed to run for city councilor of each of the three open district seats just before the Aug.
Ballroom at cultural center gets OK from planning commission
published: 8/24/2012 1:40:41 PM
The Newberg Planning Commission has lent its formal approval to a building permit that would allow the renovation of the Chehalem Cultural Center’s ballroom once funding is secured.
Assessor complaints appear headed to federal court
published: 8/24/2012 1:46:40 PM
McMINNVILLE — An attorney representing three Yamhill County employees who filed formal discrimination claims against Assessor Scott Maytubby said they now plan to take the matter to federal court.
Next museum curator will not be a Hall
published: 8/24/2012 1:49:53 PM
Rose Hall, curator of the Hoover-Minthorn House Museum, has announced she will resign her post at the end of this month after more than two years at the helm.
Hearing delayed in SP Newsprint bankruptcy case
published: 8/28/2012 3:58:27 PM
A hearing that had been set for Aug. 21 to discuss numerous objections to SP Newsprint Co.’s request to sell its assets — including an integrated paper mill in Newberg — in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, has been postponed to Sept.
Providing a safe sanctuary
published: 8/28/2012 3:58:17 PM
The different attitudes animal owners tend to have toward traditional pets — like cats and dogs — as opposed to livestock — cattle, sheep, goats, chickens, etc.
Tansy ragwort re-emerging as threat to livestock
published: 8/28/2012 3:17:28 PM
Ever since Heidi Jones, as a teenager, watched her horse’s half-brother die due to ingesting tansy ragwort, she has been especially sensitive to noticing when the distinctive yellow blooms pop up in pastures as she drives by.
A mind for business, a heart for art
published: 8/31/2012 1:53:06 PM
It was the New Mexico wine and green-chile brittle that convinced at least one person Rob Dailey was the right man to be executive director of the Chehalem Cultural Center.
Bonamici spends a day in Newberg
published: 8/31/2012 1:57:08 PM
Suzanne Bonamici, the first-term Democratic congresswoman who replaced Rep. David Wu after winning a special election earlier this year, visited Newberg Monday and met with a number of local officials and community leaders.
Tunes ends with a bang
published: 8/31/2012 2:00:39 PM
Tunes on Tuesday went out with a bang this week, organizers say, hosting a new act — Hit Machine — for the last show of its 2012 summer concert series.
A ceremonial bypass groundbreaking
published: 8/31/2012 2:03:56 PM
Elected representatives, past and present, at the local, state and federal levels, gathered with Oregon Department of Transportation officials and other dignitaries Wednesday morning to celebrate the groundbreaking of the first phase of the Newberg-Dundee bypass.