Building a bigger Newberg
published: 2/5/2013 1:40:25 PM
In some ways, it’s hard to say what the Newberg of the future will look like. But there’s one thing city officials can predict with a fairly high degree of certainty: It will be bigger.
C.S. Lewis Academy, Open Bible Christian School will merge into one
published: 2/5/2013 1:44:22 PM
After opening their doors to students in Newberg within two years of each other more than 25 years ago, C.S. Lewis Academy and Open Bible Christian School announced Monday they will merge for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year.
Nickels, pennies help library win grants toward construction
published: 2/5/2013 1:43:10 PM
In the age of blogs, Google and Wikipedia, members of the local community have shown in no uncertain terms that their brick-and-mortar library is an important part of their lives.
City Council votes to revisit UGB
published: 2/6/2013 10:57:44 AM
Newberg’s quest to expand its south industrial urban growth boundary (UGB) by 260 acres took another turn Monday night, as a flurry of motions approved near the end of the City Council’s regular meeting delayed consideration of the matter by the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners, which had been scheduled for Thursday morning.
Grand jury clears driver in fatal crash
published: 2/6/2013 1:26:03 PM
A Yamhill County grand jury has ruled that a local man will not face criminal charges in a fatal crash that claimed the life of an infant in Newberg last year.
Bonamici: Outlook starts to improve on Capitol Hill
published: 2/5/2013 1:46:24 PM
Democratic Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, whose district includes all of Yamhill County, is starting her second year in Congress with a more optimistic outlook than she had for most of her first.
Murderer will be released back to county
published: 2/12/2013 11:18:34 AM
Once thought closed, a sad chapter in Newberg’s history will be reopened next week, as a man sent to prison for a pair of Portland murders and still considered a suspect in a string of unsolved homicides in a half-dozen states will return to the community.
City Council votes to revisit UGB
published: 2/12/2013 11:19:40 AM
Newberg’s quest to expand its south industrial urban growth boundary (UGB) by 260 acres took another turn last week, as a flurry of motions approved near the end of the City Council’s Feb.
Are state and local farms suffering from ‘ag lag’?
published: 2/12/2013 11:23:29 AM
A comprehensive report released last month on the state of Oregon agriculture shows the industry lags behind those of its Western neighbors in many key measures of farm success and viability.
City’s contract with new union provides certainty
published: 2/12/2013 2:55:57 PM
The city of Newberg has approved a two-year collective bargaining agreement for almost 30 maintenance, operations and administrative employees in its Public Works Department.
District 3 seat on City Council is declared vacant
published: 2/12/2013 2:41:30 PM
The Newberg City Council seat representing District 3 was declared formally vacant earlier this month, after the individual elected to that in office in November — Spencer Haley — declined to accept the post.
Building a more diverse work force
published: 2/19/2013 1:19:22 PM
Hispanics represented 13 percent of Yamhill County’s work force — a larger share than the 9 percent average statewide — in 2011, according to a recent report by the Oregon Employment Department, and those numbers are only expected to grow over time.
St. Paul foster family will fight DHS revocation
published: 2/19/2013 1:22:57 PM
The Oregon Department of Human Services has issued a formal revocation of foster-parent certification in the case of a St. Paul couple, Doug and Margaret Buyserie, from whose care two sisters (ages 7 and 4 at the time) were abruptly taken by DHS in September.
County attorneys cleared in bar complaints
published: 2/21/2013 1:37:18 PM
Two Yamhill County attorneys have been cleared in complaints before the Oregon State Bar.
The complaints against County Counsel Rick Sanai and Deputy District Attorney Michael Videtich were dismissed by the State Professional Responsibility Board during a Feb.
What does ODOT have in store for the Newberg-Dundee bypass?
published: 2/26/2013 2:14:20 PM
It will be years yet before a two-lane bypass is erected in concrete and steel along a four-mile stretch of mostly undeveloped land between Wilsonville Road in Newberg and Highway 99W in Dundee, but the design of that first phase is already well under way, and the public got its first real taste of what the thoroughfare will look like in an update from the Oregon Department of Transportation last week.
Preparing for the worst
published: 2/26/2013 2:17:46 PM
What would happen if one of the many trucks that traverse Newberg every day, one transporting hazardous materials, were to overturn on Hancock Street and spill its load on a group of George Fox students making their way to Coffee Cottage or Chapters for a hot cocoa and some good conversation?
While Providence Newberg Medical Center officials hope nothing like that ever happens, they will be prepared nonetheless.
Three-vehicle wreck closes Highway 99W
published: 2/26/2013 2:31:11 PM
Both lanes of Highway 99W were closed about three hours Tuesday afternoon due to a three-vehicle wreck just south of Dundee.
According to police on the scene and eyewitness reports, the wreck occurred when a 1991 Kenworth semi-trailer driven by 53-year-old Mark Folsom, of Portland, collided with a 2005 Scion and pushed it into a Waste Management garbage truck driven by 47-year-old McMinnville resident Michael Lingle.