Delphia Perezselsky sees countless young girls in her role as a social worker, and many of them share the same story. Feeling lost and unloved, they decided to create a perfect little being who ...

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Book: Missoula

No one would call "Missoula" a fun book to read; it deals (very) graphically with rape, drunkenness, group think and appalling miscarriages of justice. But Jon Krakauer's fluid style and strong research ...

Book: Breaking Blue

“Breaking Blue” is the true story of a murder, a culture of corruption and coverups, the Great Depression, remote Northeast Washington and, most of all, an interest that becomes a passion that ...

Book: The Wilderness of Ruin

The vague title, “The Wilderness of Ruin,” tells readers nothing about this nonfiction book. The subtitle tells them too much — or rather, misleads them into thinking this is ...

Book: Go Set a Watchman / Harper Lee

I didn’t plan to read “Go Set a Watchman.” I figured I was completely satisfied by author Harper Lee’s earlier, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” “Go ...

Book: The Photograph

"The Photograph" is a small bell of a novel that rings loudly and resonates long after the last page is read. Penelope Lively raises big questions here: What would we do if we discovered something about ...

DVD: Alfie

Alfie (Michael Caine) is a ladies man who employs considerable charm attract to women, but then treats them poorly. He regards the many women in his life as only worth whatever pleasure they can ...

DVD: Diplomacy

The Wehrmacht is surrounded, and what was once the cushiest post in the Reich now has the Allies knocking at the gates. Gen. von Choltitz (Niels Arestrup), a careerist Prussian officer, has recently ...

Book: The Girl on the Train

As she commutes back and forth to London, Rachel fantasizes about a house she passes along the way. The owners are a golden couple, ideally matched and so much in love, she decides. She even gives them ...

DVD: To Kill A Mockingbird

DVD Based on the classic novel of the same name, 1963’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch brings to life the story of a black man falsely accused of rape ...

DVD: High Noon

Criminal Frank Miller has been pardoned on a technicality and is returning to a dusty town on the noon train to seek revenge. Marshal Will Kane (Gary Cooper) is about to turn in his badge and leave town ...

Features

Stopping By: No resort, just reward

On some vacations, Sue Kinion has enjoyed the kind of travel that takes her to a resort catering to her every whim. This year, though, she has jumped at the chance to take a very different kind of trip, ...

Oklahoma to open Sept. 4

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical, “Oklahoma!”, will open Friday, Sept. 4, at Gallery Theater, Second and Ford streets in downtown McMinnville. Featuring tunes such as “Oh, ...

Greens & Beans: Again with the zucchini

OK, I know my last two or three or possibly 50 columns have all been about what to do with all this #!#$ zucchini, and that you, my poor, lone remaining reader, are probably more than ready for a change ...

Rohse: Aging process full of surprises

Mrs. Armstrong is getting old and no one has told her what to do about it. Even as a young girl, her mother did not sit her down and say, “Although you are now just a little girl, some day you will ...

A friend of the family

Delphia Perezselsky sees countless young girls in her role as a social worker, and many of them share the same story. Feeling lost and unloved, they decided to create a perfect little being who ...

Place for rest and reflection

Walkers and runners on Riverside Drive will have a place to sit and reflect, thanks to the work of two recent high school graduates. Dorian Klaus, who graduated from Western Mennonite School, ...

Offbeat Oregon: Picnickers were sole victims of balloon bombs

One sunny Saturday morning, a few months before World War II ended, the Rev. Archie Mitchell and his wife Elyse filled their car up with children and headed into the woods for a picnic lunch. Archie was ...

Gallery plans 'Music Man,' other shows in 2016

Gallery Theater will feature three musicals and three other plays during its 2016 season, theater officials announced Sunday at a special preview for members. Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man," ...

Stopping By: Treated like family

Food lured Larry Snider and his wife, Cheryl Nangeroni, to Greece. The people drew them back. "They treated us like family," said the McMinnville couple, who are encouraging other adventurous ...

Reaping a bounty in Yamhill County

During the dinner culminating this weekend’s Bounty of Yamhill County wine and food festival, sommeliers will wander from table to table to answer questions. Such as, what the heck is a ...

Gallery to hold White Christmas auditions

Gallery Theater will hold auditions Sept. 6-9 for the upcoming production of “White Christmas.” The World War II-era show is about a popular song-and-dance team that follows a pair of singing ...

Rohse: Longing to hear childhood sounds

I’m homesick. I’m homesick for sounds. Nostalgic sounds like those heard on the ranch in Eastern Oregon. Sounds such as roosters crowing at dawn, reminding Mother to open the chicken house ...

Happy Tails: Playing by new park rules

I have good news for all you fans — and former fans — of McMinnville’s Riverside Drive Dog Park. There are changes afoot (or is it a-pawed?) that are going to make our outings more pleasant ...

Yard of the Month: A garden sanctuary

Gardener Monica Macias finds working in her yard deeply restorative, but with three children and a demanding job, she can’t find more than an hour at a time, about three times a week, to tend to ...

News makers

Amy Korst loved working for The Daily, the University of Washington’s student newspaper, and dreamed of becoming a professional journalist. Writing and editing copy. Sweating under deadlines. Making ...

Eagle Scout paints school walls

When Cole Stritzke was attending St. James School, he walked halls painted a muddy brown, sort of like a mud puddle. When students return next month, they’ll find walls painted light blue ...

Stopping By: 'Those were interesting times to live in'

McMinnville's Class of 1942 recalls graduating in wartime

Cruising Memory Lane

Hundreds of cars — from hot rods to old family station wagons to the latest electric models — will roll slowly down Third Street on Friday and Saturday evenings, Aug. 21 and 22, during ...

Happy Tails: Tips for seeking a shelter dog

If you have been following this column lately — something for which I would be grateful — you know that, with one recent exception, I’ve been stuck on a theme. Happy Tails Nancy ...

Rohse: Waging war on a winged army

For centuries, man has been saying, “Shoo, fly.” Those pesky houseflies have been around about as long as have humans. Where goeth humans, there, too, goeth flies. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's ...


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