At Gilman’s Point, a milestone on the climb, Frank Gabriel poses for photos with another
climber, their guides and porters. The Tanzanian support
crew was friendly and knowledgeable, he said.

Stopping By: One heck of a trek

At 2:15 p.m. Thursday, March 5, Frank Gabriel stood on top of the world. After walking for eight days, up and down “insanely steep” terrain that often required him to crawl over boulders, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##The Dayton Community Development Association’s board of directors gathered recently at The Block House Cafe. Around the table from left to right: Trini Marquez, John Collins, Jason Aust, Brett Putman, Yvonne
Valdenegro-Craig, Steve Hopper and Beth Wytoski.

Historic Dayton on the rebound

Of all the cities in the Yamhill Valley, none has preserved its pioneer roots more completely and conscientiously than Dayton. Dayton’s current identity as a community is of foremost concern to ...

Easter hunters, on your mark this Saturday

The Easter Bunny will be busy this week hiding eggs filled with candy in parks all around the Yamhill Valley. He’ll have some help from local fire departments, service clubs and student groups, ...

Happy Tails: Accentuate the positive behaviors

A while back I wrote a column debunking the dominance theory in dog training — the school of thought that in order to train a dog, one had to teach him that the person was in charge and he was not. ...

Rohse: Do you remember way back when?

Certainly, it is not wise to live in the past. But that’s not to say we shouldn’t enjoy the nostalgia of “Yesteryear McMinnville” — the l960s, ’70s, and before and after. Rohse ...

Lessons learned poolside

When I set off to visit my parents in Palm Springs, where they live when they aren’t back in the Old Country, I knew my boys would learn some new words in my native tongue of Slovak.  Nathalie ...

US Coast Guard photo##A Coast Guard beach patrol lookout stands outside his post, somewhere on the Northwest coast. The Sand Pounders never saw an enemy combatant.

Offbeat Oregon: 'Sand Pounders' kept Oregon coast secure

During the summer of 1942, our sleepy and obscure West Coast state suddenly realized that if Imperial Japan should make any military moves against the continental states, it would be in the very front ...

Tom Henderson/News-Register##Sheridan’s Sally Ivey has collected more than 7,000 diaries, as well as photos, letters and other keepsakes. She is particularly fascinated with travel journals. She said they enable her to visit far-off lands without leaving home.

'We're all stories in the end'

When he worked on trains, Jerome handled bags for everyone from Buffalo Bill Cody to shadowy underworld crime figures. One of those crime figures might have been Irene’s mobster boyfriend. He was ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Retiring dentist Tim Roberts and his daughter, dentist Amy Wark, in the office where they ve worked together for 12 years. Wark is taking over her dad s practice.

Stopping By: All Smiles

Retiring dentist says improving patients' lives has made for a rewarding career

Greens & Beans: Nutritious foods, free for the taking

Lately, I’ve been reading a number of heartbreaking stories about people finding themselves unable to afford vegetables or other nutritious food, and fearing their health is suffering in consequence. Times ...

Submitted photo##Aubrey Davis and Robby French explore a moment in The Modern Theater s musical production,  The Last Five Years.

One-act festival offers four plays

Gallery Theater will bring four other community theaters to McMinnville on Saturday, March 28, for the American Association of Community Theatre Region IX One-Act Fest. The performances will be open to ...

Rohse: Tripped up by dance etiquette

Emily Post, America’s etiquette guru, should have been dethroned because of the etiquette she devised for ballroom and public dances: The etiquette of gals submissively following male partners as ...

Miller Woods offers spring break activities

Kids can spend part of their spring break learning about nature, survival and camouflage by signing up for Spring Explorations at Miller Woods. The Greater Yamhill Watershed Council is sponsoring the ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##As Princess Puffer in “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” Ember Eastman sings “Wages
of Sin” with Emily Jones, Ashley Benham Bertolini, Lauren Donovan and Leticia Duran.

Ember Eastman loves the stage

She sings, dances and acts in "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" at the Gallery Theater

Marcus Larson/News-Register file photo##Howie Harkema
greets guest Tom Totten during
the recent 25th anniversary
celebration of The Soup Kitchen at St. Barnabas.

Harkema retires from job, but not cause

Soup kitchen manager Howie Harkema will remain an advocate for the homeless.

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