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##Gallery Theater s 2019 production of  Beauty and the Beast   was named best  Production of a Musical of the Decade  in the Broadway World Regional 2020 Awards.

Gallery, LaCroute awarded'decade' honors

Gallery Theater and avid arts supporter Ronni LaCroute are among honorees in the Broadway World Regional 2020 Awards. Gallery was named “Community Theater of the Decade” and its December 2019 ...

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 ...

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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, ...

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 ...

Possible rec center site raises questions

The executive committee of Linfield University’s board of trustees has drafted a memorandum of understanding about the potential partnership between it and the city of McMinnville for a future recreation ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## The top of a giant Douglas fir snaps off as workers from R&R Tree Service begin removing the tree in preparation for work on the Three Mile Lane Bridge. A temporary bridge will be built next to the existing one, which will be removed and replaced.

ODOT projects will disrupt traffic around Yamhill County

Three ODOT projects in and around McMinnville begin this week, resulting in some lane closures and delays at various points in the year. The Three Mile Lane Bridge is in poor condition and will be replaced ...

Linfield graduate on 'The Bachelor'

A Linfield University graduate won the “First Impression” rose Monday night during the season premiere of “The Bachelor” on ABC TV. Abigail Heringer, 25, graduated in 2017 from ...

MURAC sweetens facade program during COVID

The McMinnville Urban Renewal Advisory Committee (MURAC) has approved 28 COVID recovery facade improvement grants in recent months as part of a program to make it more affordable for property ...

Nazarene Church to pray for 21 days

Members of the Nazarene Church on the Hill are spending three weeks praying for God’s help for the country’s leaders and healing for our land, according to Pastor Dave Anderson. The church ...

Rec programs remained closed

There will be no swimming at the McMinnville Aquatic Center or classes and activities at the McMinnville Community Center until at least Jan. 14. Earlier, the Parks and Recreation Department had announced ...

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Chasey and Scott Branton of McMinnville prepare to take Conner home from Willamette Valley Medical Center Sunday afternoon. The couple s first child was born at 9:03 a.m. New Year s Day.

Their first baby is McMinnville's, too

Chasey and Scott Branton of McMinnville were expecting their first born to arrive several days into 2021. Her due date was not until Saturday, Jan. 9. But it was decided labor would be induced last ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Kathleen McKinney feeds the  Burning The Old Year  fire with notes about what she wished to forget about 2020. The First Baptist Church hosted the event.

Burning down the old year

Politics, the pandemic and personal troubles burned away during a New Year’s Eve ceremony at McMinnville First Baptist Church. Church members and other residents laughed and joked as they fed the ...

Mac library offers new "Shelf Help" service

Jan. 4: Corrected to say the staff, rather than volunteers, delivers the books.   ------ McMinnville Public Library has added a new service to its program delivering books to patrons’ homes. Through ...

Mac schools to reopen remotely

Teachers will continue teaching remotely until at least mid-January, Superintendent Maryalice Russell said. After the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, Jan. 18, some elementary teachers and students ...

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