Appointment process to fill Newberg District 3 seat
published: 12/4/2012 4:01:17 PM
After electing a new councilman from District 3 in Newberg just last month, the city is to soon be in need of finding a representative from that area once again.
UGB foes: Presentation ‘myopic and misleading’
published: 12/4/2012 4:02:23 PM
Just a few days before the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to vote on an expansion of Newberg’s urban growth boundary (UGB), two groups that oppose that measure have issued a joint response to a meeting held on the subject last week.
Cream of the crop: Gourmet ‘Twinkies’
published: 12/4/2012 4:01:37 PM
On Nov. 16, one of the country’s largest snack-makers, Hostess Brands, announced it would cease operations and liquidate its assets through federal bankruptcy court.
Neighbors weigh in on housing project
published: 12/7/2012 3:53:52 PM
After losing a fight more than a year ago to block the rezoning of a 3.3-acre site on Meridian Street by the Housing Authority of Yamhill County (HAYC), neighboring residents have tempered their opposition to the multi-million-dollar project that will bring more affordable housing to Newberg.
‘Santa’s helpers’ making toys year-round in Newberg
published: 12/7/2012 3:53:39 PM
What draws children to the wooden toys produced by the Sawdust Woodworking Association? The members of the 2-year-old group have several ideas.
County remands UGB proposal back to city councilors
published: 12/7/2012 3:52:20 PM
McMINNVILLE — Newberg staff and officials have more work to do — that was the message from the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners and planning department Thursday morning during the conclusion of a hearing on the city’s request to expand its urban growth boundary (UGB).
Mary Stern tapped to lead Oregon counties
published: 12/7/2012 3:53:31 PM
McMINNVILLE — It’s not every year that a commissioner from Yamhill County is elected to lead the Association of Oregon Counties (AOC), a statewide lobbyist and support group.
Ministering to the Masai people of Africa
published: 12/11/2012 3:29:00 PM
When Nick and Heidi Forrest were students at George Fox University, they opened their hearts and asked God what he wanted them to do with their lives.
‘Nutcracker’ will come to life in Newberg
published: 12/11/2012 3:28:43 PM
The story of the 19th-century ballet “The Nutcracker” is simple and well-known: A little girl falls asleep on Christmas Eve to dream that the nutcracker she was just given comes to life and leads her on a grand adventure.
GFU alumnus living the dream in Utah
published: 12/11/2012 3:28:27 PM
Like many young basketball fans, former Newberg resident Justin Sweeney grew up dreaming of one day playing in the NBA. A “die-hard” Utah Jazz fan since visiting his uncle in Salt Lake City when he was 9, his goal was to take the mantle from legendary power forward Karl Malone, a Hall of Famer who spent 18 seasons with the Jazz beginning in 1985.
A merry thrift-store Christmas to you
published: 12/11/2012 3:28:10 PM
Who would have guessed the Magna Carta would turn up in the Newberg Goodwill store? And for only three dollars! What better Christmas present for the history buff in your life? There it is, rolled carefully inside a black mailing tube that has a yarn handle and embossed gold letters: “Magna Carta 1215.
Operating levy on the table yet again
published: 12/14/2012 11:43:52 AM
Bringing an operating levy before voters was one of the ideas discussed at greatest length earlier this week during a brainstorming session between Newberg city staff and elected officials about how to solve looming budget woes.
Toy & Joy: 82 years spreading Christmas cheer
published: 12/14/2012 11:46:33 AM
The Newberg Fire Department has been handing out Christmas gifts to children in low-income families every year since the Great Depression.
Fire breaks out at popular First Street pet store
published: 12/13/2012 10:36:17 AM
No people were injured, but most of the domestic and exotic animals housed in a local pet store died when a two-alarm fire broke out Thursday morning at the Critter Cabana in downtown Newberg.
HAYC housing project approved
published: 12/18/2012 1:59:42 PM
An estimated $10 million, 56-unit affordable housing project on Meridian Street was unanimously approved by the Newberg Planning Commission last week following a public hearing.
A really wild career change
published: 12/18/2012 2:03:10 PM
DUNDEE — Tim Tuttle is a do-it-yourselfer. And when it comes to taxidermy, he had some strong motivation to pick up the trade.
“I got tired of paying the taxidermy bill every year,” he said.
New curator named at Hoover museum
published: 12/18/2012 2:05:45 PM
A new director has been appointed for the Hoover-Minthorn House Museum, replacing Rose Hall, who stepped down in August after two years and who had in turn taken the helm from her mother, Lorraine, after more than a decade of service.
Knitting for a good cause
published: 12/21/2012 12:58:36 PM
More Portland-area babies’ heads will be warmer — and their parents more informed — in the coming year, thanks to the efforts of a local woman and other volunteers.
Habitat for Humanity completes its latest home in time for the holidays
published: 12/21/2012 1:00:42 PM
The Morales family will for the first time be spending the holidays in a home of its own. Later this week, they will sign the final papers with the Newberg-Area Habitat for Humanity for a new home on Sixth Street.
What does the future hold for local store?
published: 12/21/2012 1:04:33 PM
Following a devastating two-alarm fire at the Critter Cabana’s flagship location in downtown Newberg last week, there have been a lot of questions asked of storeowners Matt, Brittani, Scott and Amanda Johnson by media and the general public alike.
More than $10,000 raised for Critter Cabana
published: 12/21/2012 1:40:24 PM
Hundreds of people — many of them children — came to the Chehalem Cultural Center Monday night in a show of solidarity for the Critter Cabana, the downtown pet store that sustained extensive damage in a two-alarm fire last week.
‘Scrounger’ aids local charities
published: 12/24/2012 11:06:42 AM
John Erbe is a self-proclaimed “scrounger.”
With his green Chevrolet pickup truck, the retired Newberg resident is like a modern-day Robin Hood, except that all of his “victims” — whether they be individuals, businesses or other organizations — give him things voluntarily.
F.I.S.H. Christmas boxes: The simple gift of food
published: 12/24/2012 11:09:23 AM
More than 500 families in the Newberg area enjoyed a bountiful Christmas meal this week thanks to Newberg F.I.S.H.’s annual food box giveaway last week.
Land use board hears arguments on bypass appeal
published: 12/24/2012 11:11:00 AM
SALEM — Former Dundee planning commissioner Mart Storm put forth his appeal regarding the Dundee-Newberg bypass to the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) at a hearing Dec.
Bonamici calls for stricter gun laws
published: 12/28/2012 10:08:50 AM
In the wake of mass shootings by gunmen armed with assault-style rifles in Clackamas and Newtown, Conn., earlier this month, Washington lawmakers have found new receptivity for legislation that could make acquiring such weapons more difficult.
St. Paul has its first new mayor in a decade
published: 12/28/2012 10:12:05 AM
By Janis Brentano, Newberg Graphic correspondent
ST. PAUL — After 10 years guiding city politics, St. Paul Mayor Kathy Connor lost her bid for re-election and will hand over the reins to political newcomer Steve Manners.
Service clubs, CPRD will join forces to renovate playground
published: 12/28/2012 10:14:23 AM
Memorial Park will be getting a facelift in the coming months thanks to a collaborative effort between the Chehalem Park and Recreation District and three Newberg-based service clubs.
Decision in Stoller Vineyards case being heard by Court of Appeals
published: 12/31/2012 2:51:34 PM
A conditional-use permit by Stoller Vineyards — first approved by Yamhill County and later upheld by the state Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) — has now been challenged to the judicial system, and a decision by the court is expected in the coming months.
State Democrats dole out committee assignments
published: 12/31/2012 2:53:38 PM
SALEM — State Sens. Brian Boquist and Larry George were among a handful of Republican lawmakers granted key roles on committees Dec. 21 after Democrats gained control of both houses of the Oregon Legislature in the latest election.
Happy ending eludes would-be foster parents
published: 12/31/2012 2:57:27 PM
On Sept. 14, St. Paul residents Doug and Margaret Buyserie’s dream of being foster parents ended abruptly and for reasons still not entirely clear.
2012: Memorable for many reasons
published: 12/31/2012 3:02:01 PM
The past year has been marked by change in Newberg and the surrounding area. Major companies have changed hands and new stores have made their mark.