Oregon Department of Transportation History Center##In this 1949 photo-graph, a bridge is under construction on Highway 99W at what was then the southern edge of McMinnville.

Highway to history

A lady and gent motoring down Route 99 in the Roaring ‘20s might have heard a very special roar coming up fast behind them, prompting them to pull their Ford Model A off to the side of the ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Yvonne and Ted Phillips volunteer to deliver newsletters twice a week at Hillside Retirement Community. They moved there two years ago and love it.

Stopping By: Couple share lifetime of love

"Oklahoma" opened on Broadway March 1943, and soon everyone was singing Rodgers and Hammerstein's popular melodies. No surprise, then, that Yvonne Preisser chose a tune from the musical for her ...

Savvy Senior: When does it pay to take Social Security early?

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, I will turn 62 in a few months and am trying to decide when to start taking my Social Security retirement benefits. Almost everything I read on this topic tells me it’s better ...

Rohse: Battles won, lost on the ranch

In the late 1920s, when Mother and my stepfather, Lynn, married and bought a ranch in Eastern Oregon, they had dreams. Never did they suspect that those cattle ranching years also would be war years. They ...

Carlson: Here, Vanity Fair Superb Dream ... I mean, Buddy

I have several friends and one sister considering getting puppies now that spring is finally here. If you have ever shared this delightful and, yes, challenging experience, you know there are myriad decisions ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Diane Trainor and Paul Sullivan spend a Monday morning hanging out with the birds at the Rotary Nature Preserve at Tice Woods in McMinnville.

Birds of a feather

Harry Fuller began his passion for birdwatching by observing the curious habits of Cardinals, Blue Jays and Orioles. Then the rotten, no-good blankety-blanks went on strike. So he decided to start watching ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register file photo##Rose Arnott (Karen Kumley) and Antony Wilding (Jeff Peterson) discuss his Italian villa.

'Enchanted April' charms

London in February is damp and depressing, especially when you’re hampered by being the “fairer sex” and your marriage is as stagnant as a puddle on Carnaby Street.  Why ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Elks Lodge 1283 Exalted Ruler Donna Gentile, left, and Secretary Gary Farmer draft letters in the lodge’s new office at 1945 N.E. Baker St. The lodge sold its old building and is looking for a permanent home.

Elks on the lookout for a new building

Although they no longer have their own building, the McMinnville Elks are still around. And their 104-year-old lodge is aiming to build both its membership and a new hall, according to Exalted Ruler Donna ...

##This portrait of Gov. Carolyn B. Shelton appeared in the May 1913 issue of National Magazine.

Offbeat Oregon: Three more notable Oregon women

Last time, we launched into an overview of great women from Oregon history whose names ought to be mentioned next time the chance arises to name a bridge or mountain after an important and overlooked historical ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Chemeketa student Aldrich Yanez grabs a quick snack bar from the STORM Table, staffed by Jamie Corff. Corff and other students run the table, which offers a changing array of items to help with studies.

Stopping By: Adding college to her life

Mother of two embracing her return to higher education Jamie Corff tried college once, immediately after graduating from high school in her home state of Wyoming. Stopping By Starla Pointer, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Student Christina Godinho visits with Meah at Linfield College. The certified therapy dog partners with Cyndi Mitchell in the Paws for Love program.

Giving paws

Hearts melt at the sight of a wet nose and a wagging tail. “You’re so cute!” Christina Godinho sang when she saw Meah, an 8 1/2-year-old Aussie mix, approaching. The Linfield College ...

Rohse: Mind and body work together at new fitness center

Our bodies are wonderful machines if we but give them care — and direction. And because I appreciate mine, I’m giving it a treat. I’m taking it to Hillside’s 4,000-foot, newly remodeled ...

Greens & Beans: Cultured in the kitchen

We’ve become a nation against bacteria, and with some reason — antibiotics have saved many lives, from some very unpleasant diseases. But bacteria are an integral part of life, and while they ...

Master Gardeners hold annual plant sale

Yamhill County Master Gardeners hold their 24th annual plant sale Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1, at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds, 2070 N.E. Lafayette Ave., McMinnville. The sale runs from ...

Bounty of Yamhill County tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for Bounty of Yamhill County 2016. The annual event runs Friday to Sunday, Aug. 26 to 28. Now in its sixth year, Bounty of Yamhill County is the major annual fundraiser for the Yamhill ...

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