Image: Oregon Historical Society##In the spring of 1901, Allen & Roberts crews work to get the Columbia Lightship No. 50 off the beach and on its way through some nearby woods to the Columbia River.

Offbeat Oregon: Beached ship had to 'sail' through the woods

Throughout the history of the U.S. Lifesaving Service, before and after it became part of the Coast Guard, there have been more than enough uncomfortable and dangerous jobs to go around. But it’s ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##The Cameo Theatre has been a fixture of downtown Newberg since 1937. Owner Brian Francis’ grandfather, Ted, bought it in 1939 and continued showing movies until his death in 1999.

A big screen classic

NEWBERG — Ted Francis was having trouble getting around by 1999. But, by thunder, he had been showing movies in Newberg since Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and Buster Keaton were lighting up the silent ...

Submitted photo##Tim Youngberg snapped a photo of his mother, Esther, as she paused on a high-altitude section of the trail. She said she loved the views of valleys, but wasn’t so happy about the steep inclines she had to climb. By the end of her walk, though, she could scale them without huffing and puffing, she said.

Stopping By: Spanish steps

On her 68th birthday, which fell on July 1, Esther Youngberg celebrated with a piece of Spanish cheesecake and a good, long walk. She skipped the cheesecake the next day, but did continue the walking. ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Callie (Lesli Lucier) and Sara (Brittney Hancock) enjoy a night of playing cards and chatting about problems in their lives.

Gallery Theater's 'Stop Kiss' looks at love and violence

Two young New Yorkers — one a newcomer, the other a veteran of 11 years in the city — become friends, then discover a growing mutual attraction. Finally, they share their first romantic ...

’60s group performs at fairgrounds

The Sons of Champlin, a rock band formed in the late ’60s by vocalist, keyboardist and guitarist Bill Champlin, will headline the Celebrate McMinnville Concerts Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14, ...

Rohse: A sparkling link to Dr. Goucher

From Yamhill County’s murky past of previous centuries, the name of two prominent doctors comes to mind — Goucher. In both Amity and McMinnville are roadways remembering that name: Goucher ...

Carlson: Nature or nurture? No easy answer

Back in the days when I had to work for a living, many were the times I sat in the teachers’ lunch room discussing the educator’s perennial question: nature or nurture? Scenario: A kid from ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Gilberto Martinez, Manuel Zaragoza and Pedro Martinez of Bernards Farm return to their vehicle with bins of ripe, ready-to-market bell peppers.

Photo essay: Scenes from harvest

Harvest time in Yamhill County isn’t just about grapes. Located in one of the richest growing regions in Oregon, local farms, large and small, grow sweet corn, tomatoes, leafy greens, potatoes, squash, ...

Image: UO Libraries##This panoramic lithograph shows Portland as it appeared around the time John W. Murray killed his brother-in-law. It was published in an 1888 edition of The West Shore magazine.

Offbeat Oregon: Murderer learned limits of 'Unwritten Law'

The late 1880s in Oregon, and around the country, saw a substantial rise in the number of murderers who tried to invoke the “Unwritten Law” to justify their crimes. The “Unwritten Law” ...

Historical society marks 60 years; Soroptimists seeking members

Historical society marks 60 years The Yamhill County Historical Society will mark 60 years with a party on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center, 11275 S.W. Durham Lane, McMinnville. An ...

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Greens & Beans: Leftover oatmeal? Turn it into bread

Oatmeal has been making a regular appearance on our breakfast table of late, but I keep forgetting to eat it as I scramble to make use of every morning minute. Seems wrong to waste it, though, so into ...

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##Children try to decide what to do first at Scott’s Playhouse. Inspired by the late Scotty Banke, the playhouse offers slides, climbing areas and lookouts.

Stopping By: Where kids can be kids

The evergreens are the same size they were when first planted at Scotty’s Playhouse, which opened in October 2007. But over the decade, the trees have watched thousands of youngsters run and slide ...

Savvy Senior: Get a handle on prescription meds

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I’m concerned that my 80-year-old mother is taking too many medications. She currently takes 10 different drugs prescribed by three different doctors, which I think is causing ...

Rohse: The best gifts don't cost a cent

It’s early to be thinking about Christmas, but if you have need of great gift ideas for your kids, at affordable price tags, here are ideas to consider. An afternoon of shopping won’t provide ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Devon Loukas, right, instructs Aaron Russ in parrying techniques for saber combat at Rutschman Field House at Linfield College. Both are members of the school’s fencing club.

They have a point

When dueling with rapiers on rocky terrain, it is best to employ Bonetti’s defense, because one’s opponent will undoubtedly attack with Capoferro. However, Thibault cancels out Capoferro unless ...

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