Marcus Larson/News-Register##Elwwod P. Dowd (Skyler McClafinas) chats with, from left, Veta Louise Simmons (Adrian Martin), Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet (Anna Guedon), and Myrtle Mae Simmons (Marian Larsen) about his invisible friend Harvey, disturbing the three women.

Harvey to play at Mac High

McMinnville High School will present “Harvey,” a comedy about a gentle man who happens to be friends with a 6-foot tall white rabbit. Performances run Friday through March 14. The show will ...

Sheridan First Wednesday series kicks off

SHERIDAN - The first in a series of seven Sheridan First Wednesday events will be held March 4 with a chili cook-off from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sheridan Fire District Main Station, 230 S.W. Mill St. Each ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Tichenor’s career with the Army took him to bases around the world. He brought back this kimono after serving in Japan.

Cal Tichenor and the My Lai court martial

For Carroll “Cal” Tichenor, who retired from a military career as a Judge Advocate General’s Corps colonel, and from a subsequent civilian career as a Yamhill County Circuit Court judge, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Retired judge Cal Tichenor with his dogs, labradoodle Jesse and basset hound Mercy.

Justice and faith - Cal Tichenor’s many courtroom roles

Carroll “Cal” Tichenor has the upright posture of a career Army officer. The logic of an attorney. The fairness and compassion of a judge. The “quack, quack” ringtone of an Oregon ...

Guidelines to choosing healthy chow for your pup

It’s that time of year: I have in hand the 2015 Whole Dog Journal list of approved foods for your dog. Which means I am once again about to plunge into the abyss of dog food labeling. Please take ...

Good Friday wasn’t good at all

Good Friday, March 27, 1964, was not a good day. In Alaska it was not a good day. In California it was not a good day. And at Beverly Beach State Park on the Oregon coast, it was the saddest day imaginable. Four ...

Library of Congress##Aviation pioneer Thomas Scott Baldwin’s airship returns from a trip over the Exposition grounds during the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition. The hillsides that Lafe Pence dreamed of moving into the lake are visible to the left.

Lafe Pence’s crazy plan: Wash mountains down to fill up lake

In 1904, a sharp-eyed 61-year-old hustler named Lafe Pence stepped off the train in downtown Portland for a meeting of the National Mining Congress. The conference he was attending has been long forgotten. ...

Courtesy K & M Wines##The K & M 2012 Pinot Noir Reserve Alchemy Vineyard was awarded best in show honors for this year s McMinnville Wine & Food Classic.

SIP! Wine Awards 2015

The 22nd annual McMinnville Wine and Food Classic is still two weeks away, but the kickoff for this always popular event, set for March 13-15 at The Evergreen Space Museum, took place a month ago. On ...

How to be a holiday mom

I knew I wanted to be a holiday mom before either Pinterest or my kids came into being. Long before people were creating virtual alternate realities, I was clipping ideas and recipes for fun things to ...

Be kind, persistent in order to shut the safety trap

DEAR CAROLYN: My neighbor thinks I’m a bad parent. Not just a bad parent, a dangerous parent. She thinks this because I do things like let my daughter climb the tree in our backyard and let my son ...

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterMac High student Eric Armstrong performs a monologue as Duke Orsino from Twelfth Night, Act 1 Scene 1, for the Shakespeare Club during their meeting. Armstrong recently won the statewide Performing Shakespeare competition.

All the world’s a stage

McMinnville High’s Eric Armstrong claimed top honors in this year’s Performing Shakespeare competition for Oregon high schoolers, winning an all-expenses-paid trip to nationals in New York ...

Submitted photoMcMinnville High science teacher Jared Larson standing on arctic tundra during the fellowship program trip.

Cold science

Jared Larson saw his first wild polar bears during a trip to the Arctic in 2012 — big males hunting for food and mothers shepherding their babies away from potential danger. One moved within a few ...

Submitted postcardA passenger train passes through the town of Shasta Springs, making for the Oregon border, around 1910. The train robbed near Roseburg in 1897 had passed through this town a few hours earlier.

Offbeat Oregon: Roseburg train robbery

It was just another work night for the engineer and crew of the No. 15 California Express Jan. 29, 1897. They’d passed all the long, lonely stretches where train robbers liked to operate and were ...

Homemakers take note

I’m far from being a Heloise or a Handy Mandy, so I’m always happy to increase my collection of household hints. And I’ve lately acquired some new ones I think are winners. I wish I’d ...

Time to raid the freezer

This is the time of year all those hours in the kitchen last summer and fall were spent ito help. Now, when there’s little in the garden and less in the orchard, is the hour of the pantry. It’s ...

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