Marcus Larson/News-Register##Dennis Esplin, a longtime volunteer for The Soup Kitchen at St. Barnabas, prepares the dessert table with assorted pies and the day’s special, chocolate cake with caramel.

Stopping By: Faith leads to volunteering

Dennis Esplin is one of those people on whom others can always count. He shows up when he’s supposed to. He’s on time and ready to work, even at volunteer jobs. He does what needs doing. Esplin, ...

Submitted photo##Portland-based Hill Country Blues band Hillstomp headlines the lineup for the first Old School Music Festival and Sleepover on Saturday at the West Valley Community Center gymnasium.

Schoolhouse rocks

WILLAMINA — Katie Vinson loves good music and the town in which she lives and owns a business. She and many others, for that matter, do everything possible to expose Willamina to visitors and welcome ...

Savvy Senior: How to find affordable, fast Internet service

Dear Savvy Senior: Do you know of any resources that can help me find affordable high-speed home Internet services? I’m retired and live primarily on my Social Security and would like to find something ...

Rohse: The great Scout glass collection

Back in 1959, when a McMinnville Girl Scout Troop needed money for a week-long trip to Cuernavaca, Mexico, the project they chose was a history maker. They collected and sold recycled glass. As far as ...

March 1 program focuses on women

A performing troupe, Core Ensemble, will visit Linfield College Wednesday, March 1, with a “chamber music theater” production of “Ain’t I a Woman!” The free show will start ...

Library of Congress photo##Herbert Hoover, as U.S. food administrator near the end of the First World War, preparing to climb into a limousine.

Offbeat Oregon: Former Oregonian saved entire nations from starving to death

On the last day of July, 1914, former Oregonian Herbert Clark Hoover was on top of the world. From his plush office in the financial district in London, he kept a watchful eye on mining investments ...

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Author and Linfield College professor Joe Wilkins, pictured at his office on Wednesday.

Writing the trail

Linfield professor and poet Jof Wilkins never leaves Montana far behind

Rockne Roll/ News-Register file photo##Robin Pederson directs the McMinnville High School Symphonic Choir as it prepares to sing at Gov. Kate Brown’s inauguration in Salem. The choir was joined by the BRAVO Youth Orchestra — and the two groups will get together again Saturday, Feb. 25, in McMinnville.

Mac choir, BRAVO Youth Orchestra to perform

The McMinnville High School Symphonic Choir will perform with the BRAVO Youth Orchestra in a concert Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Mac High auditorium. The local Enriching Lives through Music, or ELM, Community ...

Jeremy Hurl

History teacher recognized at local, state level

Jeremy Hurl, who teaches history, government and geography at Duniway Middle School, has been named the local and state winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Outstanding American History ...

DAR chapter honors young essay writers, Good Citizens

Yamhill Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, honored numerous young people at their February luncheon — winners of both their annual history essay contest and their Good Citizen competition. Usually, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Good Citizen winner Daniel Mather is a top student at Amity High School. He plans to combine interests in history, math and science in his senior project, building a 4-foot-long working model of a Roman aqueduct out of Legos.

Stopping By: Teen strives to be a good citizen

Amity senior Daniel Mather’s efforts to help others recognized by local DAR chapter

News-Register file photo##Derin Williams, whose Shelter Wise company specializes in tiny houses, took part in a build at the Casa Verde festival in McMinnville in 2013.

Tiny houses come with options, complications

Tiny houses can be perfect solutions or impossible dreams — or something you like better in theory than in practice. Derin Williams, a builder who specializes in tiny houses and house plans, described ...

Rohse: The trip of a lifetime

As the Girl Scouts’ annual spring cookie sale nears — this year its 100th — it’s time to retell the story of a McMinnville Girl Scout troop that changed American history, albeit ...

Submitted photo##Members of the D’Gadabouts ride horses at Sunriver, one of the group’s regular destinations each year.

D’Gadabouts program lands grants for travel

D’Gadabouts, an excursion program for adults with developmental disabilities, has received a three-year, $6,000 grant from the Trillium Fund, which operates under the auspices of the Oregon Community ...

Greens & Beans: Tips to trick the palate

Sometimes the trick to getting plenty of cheese flavor or sweetness into baked goods is to use what one cookbook refers to as “a powerful lot.” But sometimes a person doesn’t want to ...

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