Marcus Larson/News-RegisterAccordionist Frank Dummer, 85, and guitarist Norm McGrew, 89, are founding members of The Mavericks. The group performs weekly at McMinnville retirement homes.

Tuneful old-timers

Local folk band entertains retirees on weekly basis

Leader knows challenges firsthand

Peggy Lutz is the glue that holds group together, members say

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterPeggy Lutz leads the caregiver support group, which gathers around a table at the McMinnville Senior Center each Tuesday afternoon.

Caring for caregivers

Group provides place to offer and receive advice and support

Medicare: What’s free, what’s not

A rundown of covered preventive health services


Raw diet controversy simmers

One positive outcome of this debate is that many of us have taken our dogs’ nutrition more seriously

This archive image from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shows dip-net fishing at Celilo Falls around 1957.

Recalling Celilo Falls

For centuries, the area had been a premier fishing spot for the giant Chinook and other salmon as they battled upstream

Portland Morning Oregonian
This ad ran in the Oregonian on April 15, 1930, in an attempt to gather a group of merchants to legally oppose the fund-raising tactics of “Oregon Wildcat” Robert Duncan.

Gun-toting 'Oregon Wildcat' was America's first shock jock

Robert Duncan collected listeners and enemies with equal gusto

RJ Studio photoOfficial press photos are among the investments Jake Blair has made recently in his music career.

Jake Blair taking it one goal at a time

McMinnville blues guitarist makes comeback, looks ahead

Eric Baetscher photo
The Oregon Convention Center in Portland will host the 10th annual Oregon Wine Industry Symposium on Feb. 19 and 20.

Oregon wine racks up record run

Wine board sets strategy for future growth

Sweet memories

Savoring the flavors of childhood

Resolving to embrace each day

Using time wisely means more than just getting things done

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterJuan Palacios, commander of VFW Post 10626, reads names on the new Dayton veterans’ memorial. Any service member’s name can be added to the plaque.

Vets and kids at heart of Palacios' life

Being active in VFW addresses each of his priorities

New CD 'has a lot of joy'

LaRocca's recent recordings have traced journey through illness, personal crises

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterCaleb Kearns, left, and Jeff Sargent play a pair of performers in a sideshow in Gallery Theater’s production of ‘The 39 Steps.”

Hitchcock classic takes comic turn

'39 Steps' opens Friday, Jan. 18, at Gallery Theater

OSU Archives
Students and staff of Chemawa Indian School pose for a photograph on the lawn in front of the girls dormitory sometime around the turn of the 20th century. The buildings shown in this hand-tinted postcard image were all demolished in the early 1970s, when the school’s aging buildings were replaced with the modern facilities that house the school today.

Chemawa becomes cultural treasure

Created to erase Indian identity, boarding school has done the opposite

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