Library of Congress photo##Herbert Hoover, as U.S. food administrator near the end of the First World War, preparing to climb into a limousine.

Offbeat Oregon: Former Oregonian saved entire nations from starving to death

On the last day of July, 1914, former Oregonian Herbert Clark Hoover was on top of the world. From his plush office in the financial district in London, he kept a watchful eye on mining investments ...

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Author and Linfield College professor Joe Wilkins, pictured at his office on Wednesday.

Writing the trail

Linfield professor and poet Jof Wilkins never leaves Montana far behind

Rockne Roll/ News-Register file photo##Robin Pederson directs the McMinnville High School Symphonic Choir as it prepares to sing at Gov. Kate Brown’s inauguration in Salem. The choir was joined by the BRAVO Youth Orchestra — and the two groups will get together again Saturday, Feb. 25, in McMinnville.

Mac choir, BRAVO Youth Orchestra to perform

The McMinnville High School Symphonic Choir will perform with the BRAVO Youth Orchestra in a concert Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Mac High auditorium. The local Enriching Lives through Music, or ELM, Community ...

Jeremy Hurl

History teacher recognized at local, state level

Jeremy Hurl, who teaches history, government and geography at Duniway Middle School, has been named the local and state winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Outstanding American History ...

DAR chapter honors young essay writers, Good Citizens

Yamhill Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, honored numerous young people at their February luncheon — winners of both their annual history essay contest and their Good Citizen competition. Usually, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Good Citizen winner Daniel Mather is a top student at Amity High School. He plans to combine interests in history, math and science in his senior project, building a 4-foot-long working model of a Roman aqueduct out of Legos.

Stopping By: Teen strives to be a good citizen

Amity senior Daniel Mather’s efforts to help others recognized by local DAR chapter

News-Register file photo##Derin Williams, whose Shelter Wise company specializes in tiny houses, took part in a build at the Casa Verde festival in McMinnville in 2013.

Tiny houses come with options, complications

Tiny houses can be perfect solutions or impossible dreams — or something you like better in theory than in practice. Derin Williams, a builder who specializes in tiny houses and house plans, described ...

Rohse: The trip of a lifetime

As the Girl Scouts’ annual spring cookie sale nears — this year its 100th — it’s time to retell the story of a McMinnville Girl Scout troop that changed American history, albeit ...

Submitted photo##Members of the D’Gadabouts ride horses at Sunriver, one of the group’s regular destinations each year.

D’Gadabouts program lands grants for travel

D’Gadabouts, an excursion program for adults with developmental disabilities, has received a three-year, $6,000 grant from the Trillium Fund, which operates under the auspices of the Oregon Community ...

Greens & Beans: Tips to trick the palate

Sometimes the trick to getting plenty of cheese flavor or sweetness into baked goods is to use what one cookbook refers to as “a powerful lot.” But sometimes a person doesn’t want to ...

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Terry Filer of McMinnville rediscovered her Native American heritage through the flutes and drums her mother’s ancestors played for centuries.

Music maker

Terry Filer knew she was of Native American heritage on her mother’s side. However, it went barely noticed during her childhood in California. She was born in Oklahoma, where her mother had deep ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Dave and Cindy Johnson comb through a hat rack for evidence during “Dying for Love,” an interactive murder-mystery play at the McMinnville Public Library on Feb. 10.

Library asks amateur detectives 'Whodunit?'

The victim’s body had been solemnly carried away by the time more than 40 amateur sleuths charged up the stairs to the second floor of the McMinnville Public Library. But a taped-off outline showed ...

News-Register file photo##The Hoover-Minthorn House Museum in Newberg.

Offbeat Oregon: Lonely Newberg orphan grew up to be president

One wintry November day in 1885, a passenger train pulled into the depot in Newberg, and a lone little plain-dressed Quaker boy stepped onto the platform. He was 10 years old, this boy, with a serious, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Stan and Virginia de Stwolinski look over their album of wedding photos.

Stopping By: Enduring love

When he entered college, freshman Stan de Stwolinski knuckled down to his studies for three weeks. Then he met a girl, and studying moved to second place in his life. They smiled at each other from their ...

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Newbies, experts invited to gardening workshops

The Yamhill County Master Gardeners’ fifth annual Spring into Gardening event is slated for Saturday, March 11, at the McMinnville Community Center. This year’s theme is “Living Healthy ...

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