McMinnville High School graduated more than 500 students Friday night — and more than 500 stories. Their class motto was a Walt Disney quote, “All our dreams can come true if we have the ...

 

 

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Book: The Marvelous Misadventures of Ingrid Winter

When she and her husband were having their house built, Ingrid told the contractor to omit the shower stall listed on the bathroom plans. A tub would suffice, she figured, and there would be plenty of ...

 
Donut King / Ted Ngoy

Don’t expect recipes when you pick up Ted Ngoy’s memoir, “The Donut King.” And don’t assume a light-hearted romp, either. Ngoy, who fled his native Cambodia because of the ...

 
Book: The Nakano Thrift Shop

Hitomi, the protagonist in Hiromi Kawakami's novel, "The Nakano Thrift Shop," is a clerk in a used-goods store. Her boss, Nakano, and young assistant, Takeo, regularly travel to community members' homes ...

 
Book: A Man Called Ove

Ove is the kind of man who does what’s right, no matter what the consequences or costs to himself. People — especially beleaguered salespeople and government officials — often overlook ...

 
Book: Perennials

“Family first” has always been the motto for Eva “Lovey” Sutherland, her parents and sister, Bitsy. Yet Eva always felt slighted — Bitsy is cruel to her, cutting down her ...

 
Book: Crooked Hearts

Tom Warren drops out of college in the 1970s, he returns to Yuma, Arizona, to find his family’s home decorated for a party. No surprise — the Warrens always celebrate following a tragedy or ...

 
Book: "Sleeper

Leslie Glass opens her complex and suspenseful novel, “Sleeper,” with a trip into Yamhill County wine country. Two University of Oregon students cruise the Dundee hills, passing vineyards ...

 
Book: Gifted

Parts of John Daniel’s novel, “Gifted,” are beautifully written, especially when he is describing the complex natural beauty of Oregon’s Coast Range and the nascent philosophy of ...

 
Reyna Grande / The Distance Between Us, Young Readers Edition

Reyna Grande has quite a story, and she tells it well in the young readers’ edition of her memoir, “The Distance Between Us.” I’m eager to also read — and compare — ...

 
Book: The Blackbird Season

Hometown boy Nate Winters is the most popular teacher and coach in a small Pennsylvania town. Until, that is, a scheming reporter snaps a photo of him hugging a troubled student outside a seedy motel. ...

Features

 
Happy Tails: The extensive sporting life of dogs

So last Happy Tails I shared with you my find at Bi-Mart — there was a pile of FREE dog magazines, namely “Spot Magazine — the Awesome Pet Guide 2018”, April/May issue. I read on ...

Rohse: Mounds of mystery

The puzzle of the mysterious mounds — found in the Willamette Valley and virtually all over the world — has long gone unsolved. You, many times, may have walked by these curious blips on the ...

 
Sheridan Days ready to roll

SHERIDAN — Friendships and relationships can span decades in smaller communities like Sheridan. “I was Sheridan-born and raised,” said Sheridan Days Committee Chair Wendy Bird, who was ...

 
Stopping By: Fond memories, future goals

McMinnville High School graduated more than 500 students Friday night — and more than 500 stories. Their class motto was a Walt Disney quote, “All our dreams can come true if we have the ...

 
Life on the trail

Memorial Elementary School held its annual Oregon Trail Day on Friday, June 1. This is the second year activities were coordinated by volunteers Katie Newman and Jami Sims. Volunteers and students dressed ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: “Paint your Wagon” meets “Perry Mason,” but playing for keeps

Exactly 155 years ago today, Deputy Frank McDaniels returned home in Canyon City after a long and grueling manhunt. McDaniels was exhausted. But he’d gotten his man. He had murder suspect Berry ...

 
A mind for science, a voice for children

Retired nuclear engineer finds new challenge in helping children in court

 
Stopping By: Harnessing a love of horses

Working with horses can change people’s lives for the better, according to Erica and Josh Fitzgerald, who run FitzGerald Farms, a multi-faceted equine business in Yamhill. They know that ...

 
Scottish Festival: Kilts, bagpipes, haggis, clans and cabers

The Celtic Heritage Alliance plans to put the “Mac” into McMinnville with its Scottish Festival and Highland Games, which will run all day Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, on the grounds ...

Rohse: Museum highlights wedding history

Now that it’s June, the wedding month, volunteers have been busier than ever at the Yamhill County Historical Museum in Lafayette. They’ve donned their white gloves — because human hands ...

 
Stopping By: Stage magic

Although he's passionate about theater today, Tyrone "Ty" Marshall wasn't drawn by the footlights as a teen. He never wanted to act, sing or take a bow. He preferred industrial arts, drafting plans or ...

 
Rohse: Don't let reading fall by the wayside

The world would be a better place if every little kid had at least one book — one that was his very own and in which he could sign his name. The world would be a better place if every family had ...

Happy Tails: Sports to get pooch off the couch

I subscribe to a lot of dog-related magazines — Whole Dog Journal, The Bark, Dogster — you name a dog magazine, and I probably do my bit to support it. It adds up to a bit of money spent, ...

Savvy Senior: Tips for finding travel perks

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, What types of travel discounts are available to older travelers? I just retired and am interested in learning about travel deals for people over 60. Ready To Go There are literally ...

Kiwanis awards scholarships, honors academic excellence

Continuing a long tradition, the McMinnville Kiwanis Club presented academic recognition awards to 33 graduating McMinnville High seniors Thursday. It also awarded $16,000 in college scholarship ...

 
Life and Times: Mac grad commands large stage as London newspaper theater critic

Something wicked this way comes. When people in the British theater world reference the line from Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” they might be talking about one of Ann Treneman’s reviews ...

 
Humlies to perform on 'America's Got Talent'

Humlie siblings featured in May 29 season premiere of ‘America’s Got Talent’ We Three, featuring three Humlie siblings, will be featured Tuesday, May 29, on the season premiere of “America’s ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: Librarian’s crime: Failure to lend money to government

On April 12, 1918, Oregonians opened their newspapers to learn that there was a traitor in their midst. “PORTLAND LIBRARIAN RADICAL IN DECLARING LOYALTY TO KAISER!” shrieked the Salem ...

 
Stopping By: For noted teachers, caring is the key

When it comes to education, there's something more important than math books or field trips or the number of minutes spent in P.E. class; more important than breakfast in the classroom, up-to-date technology ...

Rohse: Bullfighting a long, bloody tradition

During World War II, Homer was stationed at several different air bases in New Mexico, where the weather facilitated the practice of bombing missions. Several of the small Mexican border towns nearby ...


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