US Coast Guard photo##A Coast Guard beach patrol lookout stands outside his post, somewhere on the Northwest coast. The Sand Pounders never saw an enemy combatant.

Offbeat Oregon: 'Sand Pounders' kept Oregon coast secure

During the summer of 1942, our sleepy and obscure West Coast state suddenly realized that if Imperial Japan should make any military moves against the continental states, it would be in the very front ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##The Dayton Community Development Association’s board of directors gathered recently at The Block House Cafe. Around the table from left to right: Trini Marquez, John Collins, Jason Aust, Brett Putman, Yvonne
Valdenegro-Craig, Steve Hopper and Beth Wytoski.

Historic Dayton on the rebound

Of all the cities in the Yamhill Valley, none has preserved its pioneer roots more completely and conscientiously than Dayton. Dayton’s current identity as a community is of foremost concern to ...

Tom Henderson/News-Register##Sheridan’s Sally Ivey has collected more than 7,000 diaries, as well as photos, letters and other keepsakes. She is particularly fascinated with travel journals. She said they enable her to visit far-off lands without leaving home.

'We're all stories in the end'

Guardian of diaries brings the lost back to life

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Retiring dentist Tim Roberts and his daughter, dentist Amy Wark, in the office where they ve worked together for 12 years. Wark is taking over her dad s practice.

Stopping By: All Smiles

Retiring dentist says improving patients' lives has made for a rewarding career

Greens & Beans: Nutritious foods, free for the taking

Lately, I’ve been reading a number of heartbreaking stories about people finding themselves unable to afford vegetables or other nutritious food, and fearing their health is suffering in consequence. Times ...

Submitted photo##Aubrey Davis and Robby French explore a moment in The Modern Theater s musical production,  The Last Five Years.

One-act festival offers four plays

Gallery Theater will bring four other community theaters to McMinnville on Saturday, March 28, for the American Association of Community Theatre Region IX One-Act Fest. The performances will be open to ...

Rohse: Tripped up by dance etiquette

Emily Post, America’s etiquette guru, should have been dethroned because of the etiquette she devised for ballroom and public dances: The etiquette of gals submissively following male partners as ...

Miller Woods offers spring break activities

Kids can spend part of their spring break learning about nature, survival and camouflage by signing up for Spring Explorations at Miller Woods. The Greater Yamhill Watershed Council is sponsoring the ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##As Princess Puffer in “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” Ember Eastman sings “Wages
of Sin” with Emily Jones, Ashley Benham Bertolini, Lauren Donovan and Leticia Duran.

Ember Eastman loves the stage

She sings, dances and acts in "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" at the Gallery Theater

Marcus Larson/News-Register file photo##Howie Harkema
greets guest Tom Totten during
the recent 25th anniversary
celebration of The Soup Kitchen at St. Barnabas.

Harkema retires from job, but not cause

Soup kitchen manager Howie Harkema will remain an advocate for the homeless.

Marcus Larson/News-Register##A quilter herself, Anita Sommerfeld looks over some of the donated quilts CASA volunteers may give to the children with whom they work. A CASA’s job is to advocate
for what’s best for the kids involved in a court case.

Speaking up for kids

While attorneys, judges and social workers debate and argue about the adults involved in court cases, a special set of volunteers looks out for the best interests of the children. “It’s very ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register file photo##Judges Peggy Tigner, Margaret Pansegrau, Steve Vinisky and Theresa Fritchle inspect entries in the miniature category during the 2014 Amity Daffodil Festival.

Amity will be all about daffodils this weekend

Festival features flower show, presentations, plant sale

Terroir registration coming

Registration is open for Terroir, the popular creative writing festival that will take place all day Saturday, April 18, at Chemeketa Community College’s Yamhill Valley campus in McMinnville. The ...

Plant seeds of bright new days

Every 24 hours, we wake up to a bright new day. Will we, then, just sit down, receive this day — and bask in its bright newness until it passes? Or will we give a bit of thought as to why this day ...

Ruling is a leap for non-mankind

I was trudging along on a Sunday morning not long ago, walking one of my dogs, when I heard the familiar voice of NPR’s Linda Wertheimer telling me about the fate of an orangutan named Sandra. It ...

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