Stephen Young photo##A group of Union re-enactors opens fire at Willamette Mission State Park. The Union Army consisted of the small (at the time) U.S. Army, known as the regular army — bolstered by massive numbers of units
supplied by volunteers and draftees from Northern states.

A very civil war

The soldiers of the Confederacy lived and fought by a code, and it was that code that drew Civil War re-enactor Michael Larsen to side with the South. However, it wasn’t the Confederacy’s ...

Artist of the hour

Downtown gallery features clockmaker’s creations

Cooperative Ministries loses both pastors

The McMinnville church known for its aggressive and controversial efforts to help the homeless people now finds itself pastorless. McMinnville Cooperative Ministries, a joint venture of the Methodist ...

C. Christensen / saltwaterpeoplehistorysociety.blogspot.com##The SS Rosecrans shortly before the fatal shipwreck.

Offbeat Oregon: Ship of misfortune

Cursed or not, the SS Rosecrans was unusually unlucky. The steamship Rosecrans didn’t have a witch’s curse laid upon her at launching, nor a colorful nickname like “The Ship of Romance ...

Kickball tournament benefits Mac library

A kickball tournament to benefit the McMinnville Public Library runs from 1:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. This is the second year the Kick it for the Library Kickball Tournament will be held at Joe ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Competitors display their best showmanship for veteran rabbit judge Vern Palmblad during last year’s Yamhill County Fair. This year’s fair opens Wednesday at the fairgrounds in McMinnville.

Yamhill County Fair offers something for all

“Summer’s Biggest Party,” the Yamhill County Fair and Rodeo, will open Wednesday, July 29, on the fairgrounds in northeast McMinnville. Animals, contests, carnival rides, rodeo action, ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##2015 Yamhill County Fair & Rodeo ambassadors Sasha Perez, Austin Lebsock-Binz and Liberty Greenlund are looking forward to the many events this week — including animal shows in which they’ll take part.

Ambassadors are fair's friendly faces

The Yamhill County Fair & Rodeo offers many things — something for everyone, really — according to this year’s trio of fair ambassadors, Liberty Greenlund of Yamhill, Austin ...

Troupe to perform ‘Taming of Shrew’

Willamette Shakespeare will return with free, outdoor performances Friday, July 31, through Sunday, Aug. 2, at Stoller Vineyards near Dayton. The Shakespeare comedy tells the story of Lucentio ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Marilyn Monroe (Kaitlin Gilbert) sings a song with a backup ensemble during a rehearsal of the upcoming production, “Bombshell.”
Featuring songs from “Smash,” the show is scheduled July 31.

'Bombshell' to explore Marilyn's life in song

“Bombshell,” a musical revue, will explore the life of Marilyn Monroe at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, in the auditorium at McMinnville High School. “We want the audience to learn all the ...

Submitted photos##The sun sets over the plains of South Africa. McMinnville travelers Dawn Witt and Beverly Knutz said they would gladly return to see the unique wildlife and experience the friendliness of the people.

Local animal advocates take trip of a lifetime

Dawn Witt and Beverly Knutz advocate for animals daily, Witt with Homeward Bound Pets and Knutz as an animal lover who rounds up feral cats to make sure they’re spayed or neutered. On a recent trip ...

Rohse Colored Glasses: Dayton a hub of Oregon history

Back in winter 1848-49, when James K. Polk was president and prospectors soon would be flocking to California gold fields, Andrew Smith and Joel Palmer laid out the town of Dayton, Oregon. Ever since, ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Baskets of petunias create a tapestry of color in Colleen Carl’s award-winning yard.

Yard of the Month: Good Medicine

Colleen Carl has been growing vegetables for many years. But it wasn’t until three years ago, when she and her husband, Timothy, moved to 1761 N.W. Third Court in McMinnville, that she began growing ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##“Any fool can make a quilt,” wrote women’s rights leader Abigail Scott Duniway in 1880. Nonetheless, she made quite a few of them in the 19th century, including this one at the Oregon Historical Society Museum in Portland. “Nobody but a fool would spend so much time in cutting bits of dry goods into yet smaller bits and sewing them together again, just for the sake of making
believe that they are busy at practical work,” she added.

Abigail's artifacts

History of Oregon’s famous suffrage leader is told through museum relics.

Joey McKenzie and his  band, the Western Flyers,  will play Thursday.

Joey McKenzie to play evening Brown Bag concert

McMinnville native and nationally known fiddler Joey McKenzie will perform Thursday, July 30, at a special evening edition of the Brown Bag Concert series. McKenzie grew up in McMinnville and graduated ...

DVD: Diplomacy

The Wehrmacht is surrounded, and what was once the cushiest post in the Reich now has the Allies knocking at the gates. Gen. von Choltitz (Niels Arestrup), a careerist Prussian officer, has recently ...

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