Marcus Larson / News-Register##Lafayette investigator Rachel Hayward searches for long-lost stories.

History detective

Lafayette investigator locates long-buried stories

Submitted image##A still from the animated work “Speak, Thou Vast and Venerable Head,” by Julia Oldham.

Four-woman art exhibit inspired by Melville novel

“The Fifth Wheel,” an exhibit featuring new work by four female artists who took their themes from “Moby-Dick,” will open  Wednesday, Feb. 10, in Linfield College’s James ...

Wikimedia/Finetooth##Sheep Rock towers over the John Day River in the John Day Fossil Beds in Eastern Oregon.

Offbeat Oregon: Bizarre dinosaur 'bone wars' waged by rival paleontologists

Throughout the 20-year personal vendetta known jocosely today as “The Bone Wars,” Oregon was never more than a minor theater of operations. For the most part, the two cowboy-paleontologists ...

Mayor's Ball goers will kick up their heels Saturday night

It will be all about kids and country Saturday, Feb. 6, at the McMinnville Mayor’s Charity Ball.  Kids as in Kids on the Block, the after school activity and enrichment program that serves ...

Paper Gardens entries due in a month

Entries are due by March 1 for the annual Paper Gardens creative writing contest. Yamhill County children 6 to 12, youths 13 to 17 and adults can enter poetry or prose. Entry fee is $10 for adults and ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Danny Wilser said he loves working in his new bakery’s kitchen, which glistens with stainless steel. The open space also makes it easy for him to chat with customers while he’s working.

Stopping By: Flour, yeast and magic

Danny Wilser placed a slab of butter atop a rectangle of dough, beginning the lengthy process of folding and rolling that would eventually create numerous layers of crisp pastry. He eased the ...

Courtesy City of Dayton##Steamboat Oregona 1915-Dayton Ferry Landing.

Rohse: Waterways were lifelines in early Yamhill Valley

Once upon a time, long ago in Yamhill land, there were no roads. Our highways were rivers — and our land was blessed with three. The Columbia was our I-5, our interstate highway. The Willamette ...

Taking life’s plot twists as they come

I thought bringing a puppy into our family was going to be our major life change this year. However it seems our little Scout was merely a harbinger of an abundance of adventures — and, er, “growth ...

Greens n Beans: Homemade cheese? Yes, please

Our family Christmas dinner tradition for some decades has been homemade lasagna. Once upon a long time ago, that involved plenty of work, but was fine for everyone. Now, some of us are gluten-free, some ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Cadet Staff Sgts. Kameron Casey and Bethany Corbett-Furgal prepare to administer a physical training test to cadets during the weekly meeting of Civil Air Patrol’s McMinnville Composite Squadron at Evergreen Space Museum.

Program preps teens for takeoff

Elliott Walker wants to go to the moon. Kyra Clark just wants to go home. Welcome to the Civil Air Patrol, official civilian auxiliary of the U.S. States Air Force. It’s a lot like the ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Jazz Night decorations hang from the ceiling of the McMinnville Community Center as performers such as the combined Patton/Duniway middle school jazz band entertain the audience.

Starry night

Ray Justice didn’t have to wait long to hear his grandson, Max, perform at the annual Jazz Night Swinging on a Star fundraiser. Max was part of the first group to take the stage. He played keyboards ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Cody Pennington loves music — he plays, composes and incorporates music into his activities at the Amity Christian Church. He was named Yamhill County DAR’s good citizen of the year.

Stopping By: Teen of note

By STARLA POINTER<br/>Of the News-Register ‘We are blessed with numerous freedoms — to express our opinions, to bear arms, to practice our religion — but we’ve begun to take ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Judy Sierra of Portland is the author of “Wild About Books” and other children’s stories. She spoke Thursday to students at Memorial Elementary School.

Reading and writing

If you want to be a writer, first be a reader, children’s author Judy Sierra told Memorial Elementary School students Thursday. “A writer is a reader,” she said several times during ...

DAR honors good citizens

##Pennington ##VandeWalle ##Montelongo ##Desmond Yamhill Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, named an Amity High School senior its good citizen of the year at its January luncheon. Cody ...

Rohse: Don't leave home without ... everything

Mother taught me a lesson that I shall never forget: “Don’t leave home without it.” At times, I feel I learned that lesson too well. As a little kid when I left for school, Mother said, ...

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