News-Register file photos##These are a few of Karl Klooster s favorite things: Dragging the Gut, the UFO Festival and the International Pinot Noir Celebration.

Writing and getting paid for it

After completing this week’s Connections section feature on Mark “The Magician” Siegel, I reflected on the fact that this would be my final story as a full-time employee for Oregon Lithoprint ...

Submitted photo##McMinnville-based rock group Thunder Road has advanced in a Battle of the Bands competition. Fans may vote by text message even if they can’t attend the next round.

Local Thunder Road in BOB semifinals

Thunder Road, which has its origins in McMinnville, has advanced to the semi-finals in the highly competitive Battle of the Bands at Jubitz Truck Stop in Donald, located east of Champoeg at I-5. The five-piece ...

Linfield Opera Theater to perform

Linfield College vocal students will present fully staged scenes from operas and musicals on Sunday, May 3. The free presentation will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium on campus. The ...

News-Register file photo/Marcus Larson##Mark Siegel wows a crowd with
card tricks during last year’s Carlton Crush celebration. The Delphian School assistant headmaster has been fascinated by magic since his
childhood in Southern California.

Magic Mark

Delphian School administrator displays masterful sleight of hand

Marcus Larson/News-Register file photo##Gallery Theater’s production of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” featuring Anna Johnson
in the title role, continues through May 9.

Play Review: Anne Frank

You’ll fall in love with Anne Frank (Anna Johnson, who could hardly be better in the role) in Gallery Theater’s production based on the diary she kept while hiding from the Nazis during World ...

Shutterstock.com##The dog park is frightfully crowded. How
about taking me for a nice walk instead? There’s a good chap.

Happy Tails: A few more bones to pick

Another batch of annoying human behaviors Last time, I wrote about a Modern Dog magazine article by Steven Dumo called “12 Things Humans Do that Annoy Dogs.” I’m afraid I editorialized ...

Binfords & Mort Publishers##This map of the Columbia River’s entrance, drawn by Harold C. Smith, shows the location of all 151 known shipwrecks of vessels over 25 tons, as of 1950 when
the map was published in Gibbs’s book. It doesn t include incidents in which the vessel involved was merely damaged.

Offbeat Oregon: Stranded French sailors miraculously saved

Back in the 1800s, when a sailing barque struck bottom while crossing the Columbia River bar, its chances of survival were very close to zero. Sometimes a frantic throwing-overboard of everything in sight ...

Submitted photo##Dr. Jim Rickards, a McMinnville radiologist, has come up with a way to overcome the shortage of dermatologists in Yamhill County by introducing tele-dermatology.

Skin care now just a keystroke away

Dermatology care is more accessible these days in Yamhill County, thanks to what started as a sort of medical Eagle Scout project. Dr. Jim Rickards, a McMinnville radiologist, serves on the Oregon Health ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Karen Huntsberger
discovered her father’s World War II journal, letters and flag years after his death. His writings told her about his
experiences as a medic, something he never discussed.

Stopping By: War Correspondence

Through letters home, woman gets to know the soldier in her father.

Matthew Bailey photo##Auctioneer Steve Talbot stands by as YCTC volunteer Keyandra Jochim selects the winning raffle ticket during Saturday’s Flavors of Carlton event.

All in Flavor: Y-C event shatters record

The 12th annual Flavors of Carlton, held Saturday at Ken Wright Cellars, proved a resounding success. It raised three times as much as any of its predecessors for Yamhill-Carlton Together Cares, which ...

Teddy Roosvelt to visit Newberg

NEWBERG -- "Teddy Roosevelt's Oregon Roadshow," a live performance by historical recreator Joe Wiegand, is slated for 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at the Chehalem Cultural Center. Admission is free. The ...

Pig roast slated Sunday

LAFAYETTE — The Lafayette Citizens Fund, a nonprofit group that raises funds for the children of Lafayette, will host a pig roast fundraiser on Sunday. Dinner and a raffle will run from 12:30 to ...

News-Register file photo##Colorfully costumed dancers perform during the Linfield Hawaiian Club’s lu’au.

Annual lu'au brings island culture to McMinnville

Linfield College students will present traditional island dances and an authentic Hawaiian meal at their 43rd annual Linfield College Lu’au Saturday, May 2. General admission tickets for “Home ...

Project Gutenberg##An illustration from “Eleven Years in the Rocky Mountains,” Frances Fuller Victor’s biography of mountain man Joe Meek. This scene depicts Umentecken, Meek’s Indian wife, holding a bullying trapper named O’Fallen at gunpoint. After learning
that O’Fallen, blaming her for the escape of his two slaves, intended to whip her, Umentecken armed
herself with a pistol and turned the tables on him.
At right, Victor in 1878.

Offbeat Oregon: Pioneering historian earned respect but little money

Back in 1867, Elwood Evans, a young lawyer, politician and historian in Washington Territory, started writing a book on the history of Washington’s neighbor to the south — the eight-year-old ...

Greens & Beans: Spring is in the air, on the table

Working fruits and vegetables into breakfast can seem like a challenge, but there are many delicious ways to overcome it, from blueberry pancakes to omelets to smoothies. And there are all sorts of delicious ...

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