Marcus Larson/News-RegisterEliza Hallett is involved in all sorts of activities at McMinnville High School, including service clubs and fundraisers. She’s also one of the few girls on the after school ultimate Frisbee team.

Taking good citizenship to heart

Public service a priority for Mac High senior honored recently by the DAR

Love-hate relationship with dirt

For Mother, dirt was a Goliath of a foe; my face was the battleground

Martin Bergner
The SPAD VII flown by Italian pilot Ernesto Cabruna, on display at the Museo Storico dell’Aeronautica Militare in Vigna di Valle, Italy. This aircraft almost certainly contained some Oregon spruce.

In WWI, Allies flew planes made of Oregon spruce

One 500-year-old Sitka spruce could provide enough wood for 150 planes

Darlene Branson TaylorLennox Fleary’s soulful voice and Caribbean groove make him a singer/songwriter worth spending an evening with.

At peace with his musical journey

Sheridan songwriter channels his childhood enthusiasm

A big lift for little wineries

Broker offers to handle shipping complexities for them

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterRichard Hannay (Rich Pratt) is shocked when Annabella (Julia Sargent) falls over dead.

Serious laughs

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

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