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Rohse: Rumble seat was the 'best ride ever'

I imagine that kids today pity those of us who grew up before the era of electronics and missed out on smart phones, ipods, laptops, all those aids that provide entertainment for kids who then do not have ...

Savvy Senior: How to choose a memory care unit

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: My mom has Alzheimer’s disease and has gotten to the point that she can’t live at home any longer. I need to find a good memory care residential unit for her but could use ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##The Walnut City Cloggers — Jan Jones, Marcy McDowell, Kathy Taylor and Lori Kotaich — dance to “Five Foot Two” at Parkland Village Retirement Community.

Dancing to their own tune

Mary McDonald said she is like a lot of people her age. She goes for loud, pounding rhythms that get the blood pumping and the feet moving, inspiring an irresistible urge to dance. Of course, ...

Image: Oregon Historical Society##The “flag” that appeared at the top of the The Firebrand’s front page.

Offbeat Oregon: Anarchist newspaper editors jailed for publishing 'naughty' articles

The editors and writers of Anarchist-Communist newspaper The Firebrand, published in Portland and distributed nationwide from 1895 to 1897, surely expected to get some resistance from the establishment. ...

Submitted photo##Body painter Natalie Fletcher used makeup-like paint to create the illusion that scenery can be viewed through a man’s chest.

Stopping By: 'A canvas with personality'

You may not notice Natalie Fletcher's art at first. It blends into the background. So completely, in fact, that at first glance the background is all you think you see. Look again and you'll ...

Amity still all about the daffodils

AMITY — Daffodils continue to bloom in Amity, and the community is planning a celebration of the bright yellow flower on Saturday, March 24. The Amity Downtown Improvement Group is hosting the Daffodil ...

Adaptive egg hunt set March 24

The second Adaptive Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at Columbus Elementary School. The free event is for children 12 and younger who have physical, developmental ...

Rohse: Gratitude remains for long-ago teachers

Our Monument High School included enrollment of about 25 — and two teachers for the entire school. But I loved Monument High. I had a wonderful time those four years, except for one profound regret: ...

Carlson: Best of Show trophy eludes many popular dog breeds

I am writing this during the first of the two days of the televised Holy Chalice of Dog-ness, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show held each Feburary at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Of course, ...

Savvy Senior: Are you at risk of developing diabetes?

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: My brother and his wife, who are ages 60 and 56, were recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and prediabetes, and neither one had a clue. Could I have it too? Concerned Sibling Savvy ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Delphian teacher Diego Martinez supervises student Quinn Bennett as she adds drone motors to her vertical landing rocket.  The project is for the national science fair.

From here to infinity

When future space travelers gently set their landing craft on alien soils, they might look back to the early 21st century and thank Quinn Bennett. At the moment, Bennett is a high school student ...

##A postcard featuring the Marion County Courthouse as it appeared about 20 years after the trials of Mattie Allison and Wilf Saunders were held in it.

Offbeat Oregon: Albany man’s efforts to ‘ruin’ his ex-girlfriend ended badly for him

Albany man’s determination to “ruin” his ex-girlfriend ended badly for him On Nov. 4, 1885, a 27-year-old man was strolling down an Albany street with an attractive 20-year-old brunette. ...

MacReads program includes author talk

Author Reyna Grande will talk about her book “The Distance Between” at two events April 26 as part of the MacReads community reading program. She’ll participate in a discussion ...

Soroptimists honor women who are bettering their lives

Noting that March is Women’s History Month and March 8 is International Women’s Day, McMinnville Soroptimists gathered recently to honor local women who are bettering their lives and the lives ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Wisconsin native Ron Jalling had never seen the ocean before he shipped out with the Navy. He grew to love watching the waves.

Stopping By: Young sailor finds oceans of adventure

The first time Ron Jalling saw the Pacific, he was on a troop ship, sailing out of San Francisco Bay on his way to the Philippines. The young Navy sailor grew up in Wisconsin, far from either coast. But ...

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