Rockne Roll / News-Register##Delphia Perezselsky is a home visitor for A Family Place in McMinnville. She works with new parents facing challenges such as substance abuse, poverty and depression.

A friend of the family

Delphia Perezselsky sees countless young girls in her role as a social worker, and many of them share the same story. Feeling lost and unloved, they decided to create a perfect little being who ...

Starla Pointer / News-Register##Lifelong friends and fellow Mac High grads Dorian Klaus and Nick Spencer smooth the ground around new benches they installed on Riverside Drive near the McMinnville dog park.
The resting area also includes a rock sculpture and inspirational plaque.

Place for rest and reflection

Walkers and runners on Riverside Drive will have a place to sit and reflect, thanks to the work of two recent high school graduates. Dorian Klaus, who graduated from Western Mennonite School, ...

Offbeat Oregon: Picnickers were sole victims of balloon bombs

One sunny Saturday morning, a few months before World War II ended, the Rev. Archie Mitchell and his wife Elyse filled their car up with children and headed into the woods for a picnic lunch. Archie was ...

Gallery plans 'Music Man,' other shows in 2016

Gallery Theater will feature three musicals and three other plays during its 2016 season, theater officials announced Sunday at a special preview for members. Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man," ...

Marcus Larson /  News-Register##Larry Snider and Cheryl Nangeroni try to visit a new part of the world each year. The McMinnville couple
finds travel exciting, educational and enjoyable.

Stopping By: Treated like family

Food lured Larry Snider and his wife, Cheryl Nangeroni, to Greece. The people drew them back. "They treated us like family," said the McMinnville couple, who are encouraging other adventurous ...

Andrea Johnson photo##Bounty of Yamhill County concludes with Big Night, a showcase of local chefs, farmers and vintners.

Reaping a bounty in Yamhill County

During the dinner culminating this weekend’s Bounty of Yamhill County wine and food festival, sommeliers will wander from table to table to answer questions. Such as, what the heck is a ...

Gallery to hold White Christmas auditions

Gallery Theater will hold auditions Sept. 6-9 for the upcoming production of “White Christmas.” The World War II-era show is about a popular song-and-dance team that follows a pair of singing ...

Rohse: Longing to hear childhood sounds

I’m homesick. I’m homesick for sounds. Nostalgic sounds like those heard on the ranch in Eastern Oregon. Sounds such as roosters crowing at dawn, reminding Mother to open the chicken house ...

Happy Tails: Playing by new park rules

I have good news for all you fans — and former fans — of McMinnville’s Riverside Drive Dog Park. There are changes afoot (or is it a-pawed?) that are going to make our outings more pleasant ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Monica Macias and Carlos Romero especially
love the shade provided by a graceful mimosa tree.

Yard of the Month: A garden sanctuary

Gardener Monica Macias finds working in her yard deeply restorative, but with three children and a demanding job, she can’t find more than an hour at a time, about three times a week, to tend to ...

News makers

Amy Korst loved working for The Daily, the University of Washington’s student newspaper, and dreamed of becoming a professional journalist. Writing and editing copy. Sweating under deadlines. Making ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##In the halls of St. James School, Cole Stritzke applies some final touch-up paint with assistance from his
mother, Patti. He repainted the walls of his alma mater for his Eagle Scout project.

Eagle Scout paints school walls

When Cole Stritzke was attending St. James School, he walked halls painted a muddy brown, sort of like a mud puddle. When students return next month, they’ll find walls painted light blue ...

Starla Pointer / News-Register##The Class of ’42 today, clockwise from lower left, Vic Banke, Janice (Crabtree) Jeffery, Marilyn (Holden) Smithrud, Don Reifenrath, Dorothy (Kendrick) Prater, Al Laurie and Maurice Prater, Pat (Gearin) Bates and Rita (Turner) Milton.

Stopping By: 'Those were interesting times to live in'

McMinnville's Class of 1942 recalls graduating in wartime

News-Register file photo##Vintage cars will fill Third Street this weekend during the sixth annual
Dragging the Gut festival. In addition to the cruising event, activities include a car show, live music and vendors.

Cruising Memory Lane

Hundreds of cars — from hot rods to old family station wagons to the latest electric models — will roll slowly down Third Street on Friday and Saturday evenings, Aug. 21 and 22, during ...

Happy Tails: Tips for seeking a shelter dog

If you have been following this column lately — something for which I would be grateful — you know that, with one recent exception, I’ve been stuck on a theme. Happy Tails Nancy ...

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