Rusty Rae/News-Register## Merica Ribali of McMinnville, a student at Western Oregon University, joins an evening prayer session at Church on the Hill.

Stopping by: Prioritizing prayer

Standing in a pew near the front of the Nazarene Church on the Hill’s sanctuary, Tina Chase lifted her hands high in the air as she began to pray. Raising her hands to God is “kind of a surrender,” ...

News-Register file photo##Rose Marie Caughran, a strong supporter of public art in McMinnville, was interviewed in 2015 for the OPB program  Oregon Art Beat.

Rose Marie Caughran, 'force of nature' in Mac, dies at 92

Everybody, it seems, has memories of Rose Marie Caughran, McMinnville’s former library director and longtime city volunteer who cared for trees and kept the downtown area tidy almost until her death. Caughran ...

## Santoya

McMinnville man indicted twice, faces 20 charges

A pair of grand jury indictments has charged a McMinnville man with 20 counts alleging child sexual abuse and the assault of a female victim whom he knew to be pregnant at the time. Nicholas Ramon Santoya, ...

Planning commission holds winery, timber hearings open

Yamhill County planners took testimony on two applications Jan. 7, but held the record open for both to allow participants more time to submit written testimony. In Sheridan, applicant Craig Fanshier ...

Federal Labor Relations Board issues complaint against hospital

The National Labor Relations Board, which oversees U.S. labor laws in relation with collective bargaining, has issued a complaint against Willamette Valley Medical Center alleging the hospital is not bargaining ...

## Davis

Newberg drug dealer sentenced; buyer died of an overdose

Newberg drug dealer Jared Davis sold the oxycodone pills that resulted in the overdose death of a 29-year-old mother of an infant, yet he can’t be held directly responsible under Oregon law, said Yamhill ...

COVID-19 ramping up in county

Note: This story has been updated to correct a typo in the number of vaccinations administered in the county. It took nearly nine months, from the arrival of the pandemic in Oregon last February, ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Retail customers and those seeking loans from First Federal will have a new building to enter later this year. Employees expect to move into the bank s new headquarters in June and construction will be wrapped up in august.

First Federal six months from moving into new headquarters

Work is continuing on the new First Federal headquarters, a nearly 32,000 square foot building at Third and Baker streets on the west end of downtown McMinnville. The three-story building will ...

Board: New school chief should live in McMinnville

McMinnville School Board members want their new superintendent to live in McMinnville, as retiring Superintendent Maryalice Russell does. They would, however, allow the person they hire some time to make ...

Mac officer saves man from flood

A determined McMinnville police sergeant saved a man from the raging Yamhill River at Joe Dancer Park early Thursday morning, after spending much of the night searching for him. In a press release, the ...

County to support suit against governor

The county board of commissioners voted 2-1 Thursday to send a letter of support for a lawsuit filed by three state legislators challenging Gov. Kate Brown’s authority to issue executive orders during ...

Along the Street: Corporate tax due

Corporate tax due Estimated fourth-quarter payments under Oregon’s new Corporate Activity Tax are due by Feb. 1 for businesses expecting to owe $10,000 or more. The state Department of Revenue ...

McMinnville district mulls February school reopening

With the prospect of Oregon schools reopening for in-person classes, the McMinnville School District plans to survey parents next week about whether they feel comfortable sending students back into buildings ...

City council responds to Capitol attack

On the night McMinnville’s councilors and mayor were sworn in, Tynan Pierce pointed to the oath they had just recited to uphold the Constitution in taking them to task for failing to formally condemn ...

Seven more COVID deaths announced by county

Yamhill County has announced seven new deaths from COVID-19 this week, as deaths surged statewide, going from 73 in the final week of December to 177 last week. However, reports are often delayed by several ...

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