Marcus Larson/News-Register##Laura (Kylee Gwilliam) and her date, Jim (Daniel Salewski), discuss her collection of glass figurines in Tennessee Williams’ “The Pretty Trap,” an early version of “The Glass Menagerie.”  The one-act play is directed by Mac High student Eric Armstrong.

Mac High seniors direct one-acts

McMinnville High School seniors will direct several one-act plays in performances scheduled Friday and Saturday, May 20-21. The shows will start at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Admission is $5 general ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Juan Manuel Corona is a newly minted American citizen — thanks in part to the help he received from the immigration program operated locally through Lutheran Community Services.

Putting a face on immigration issues

Juan Manuel Corona is a culinary wizard with a slew of certificates and awards on his résumé. Yet he still wasn’t welcome at a greasy spoon in Indiana, where he had the gall to order ...

Hardy Boys: The present that lasts

Well in advance of Mother’s Day, my boys asked me what I’d like from them this year. “A clean house,” I told them. I know it would only last for a moment, but what a blissful moment ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Charlotte Clemmer of Sheridan preserves memories of her eldest brother, Carlton Henley, who died in World War II.

Stopping By: Peace of her heart

As a preschooler, Charlotte (Henley) Clemmer waved goodbye to her eldest brother, handsome Carlton Lee Henley, as he went off to fight World War II. She never saw him again, but 70 years after he died ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Mike and Kari Rex, below, have enjoyed revamping their new yard.

Yard of the Month: Beautiful by design

The satisfaction and creativity of designing the perfect landscape can keep Kari Rex happily occupied for hours. Her husband, Mike, thoroughly enjoys the challenge of moving things around. So between ...

Nonprofit returns medals to families

A small nonprofit organization is making a big difference for families of veterans. Purple Hearts Reunited, based in Georgia, Vermont, returns Purple Hearts and other medals to families, some of whom ...

Sheridan grad led search for MIAs

One of Retired Lt. Col. Matthew Fuhrer’s most rewarding duties has been finding and recovering military personnel who’ve gone missing. Fuhrer, who grew up in Sheridan, spent the late ...

Greens & Beans: How old are those frozen blueberries?

Good intentions pave the way not only to very hot places, but also to very cold ones. Such as the freezer — home to all sorts of ice-encrusted, seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time containers. But ...

Rohse: Eastern Oregon, my lifelong love

I had my first love affair when I was 8 years old. I fell in love with Eastern Oregon. Those first eight years, with Mother, Dad, my older sister Lillian, and dog Topsy, I had thought our family the epitome ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Steve Draper stacks a load of wood on his Baker Creek Road property. In addition to cutting about 10 cords a month, he maintains his fruit orchards and extensive flower beds.

Home is where his heart is

By HEATHER BROOKSOf the News-Register Steve Draper, now in retirement, enjoys country life on his two-acre tree farm up Baker Creek Road in McMinnville. It’s been a family stomping grounds for generations ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Ted Gross, pictured here near the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, retired in 2013 from Chemeketa Community College’s McMinnville campus. The veteran marathoner runs four miles two or three times during the week, and another 10 miles on Saturdays.

Going the distance

By HEATHER BROOKSOf the News-Register Retired CCC adviser is still a man on the move Ted Gross, longtime adviser at Chemeketa Community College’s McMinnville campus, is living out his retirement ...

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Cars will cruise in for Armed Forces Day

Vehicles of all kinds — including some with patriotic themes — will be on display Saturday, May 21, during the Armed Forces Day car, truck and motorcycle show in McMinnville. The event, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Rhonda Kroeker checks the stock of pants available in the Blessing Room. Donations come from individuals and stores such as New to You, and items that aren’t selected by local customers are passed on to missions overseas. Kroeker started the ministry seven years ago.

Stopping By: Blessings in store

CARLTON — In 2009, visitors to the then-new Blessing Room squeezed into a couple of small rooms in the back of an old house next to Carlton Assembly of God Church. They dropped off donations, then ...

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Welcome, visitors

The 1997 Phoenix Lights case and other mysterious alien sightings and experiences will be featured during the 2016 UFO Festival, Thursday through Sunday, May 12 to 18. Several experts on the case ...

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Rohse: Words of wisdom stand test of time

I have had some excellent teachers — but my finest was Benjamin Franklin. Surely every American has learned from his teachings. Think of all the ships he has saved. Thanks to Franklin, most people ...

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