Rohse: There’s fun to be had at any age

I’d like to clear up a misapprehension many people seemingly have with regard to the elderly. They think elderly people don’t have fun. I don’t know whether that’s because they ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## McMinnville’s Rita Turner Milton talks about working as a riveter in a factory that made tail assemblies for airplanes during World War II.

Stopping by: Riveting story

Just before Rita Turner Milton graduated from McMinnville’s Lincoln High School, industrial arts teacher Jack Greiner invited her and other girls to take a shop class. The shop was usually boys’ ...

Rohse: Considering the whys and wherefores

Young children occasionally go through the “why” stage. A distraught mother may be questioned “why” countless times every day as to why things are why they are. “Why does ...

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J.P. and Amelia Bierly of Bierly Brewing, 624 N.E. Third St., live in McMinnville with their sons, Jamie, 2, and Felix, 5. Their older boy is the namesake for their best selling brew, Felix Pilsner.

Stopping by: Brewer, Baker go against the grain

Amelia Bierly, who owns Bierly Brewery with her husband, brewmaster J.P. Bierly, was in her 30s before she ever tasted a malted milk ball or a soft pretzel — and then she had to bake them herself. Amelia ...

Rohse: Ways to make up for a lost year

We are often reminded that we have lost an entire year because of the coronavirus. Now, how do we go about getting back that lost year? We missed family gatherings, socializing with friends at weekly ...

A few Easter egg hunts spring up

The Easter Bunny will be hippity-hopping through Yamhill County on Saturday, hiding candy-filled eggs and other surprises for children to find in several cities. Because of continuing pandemic restrictions, ...

Carlson: Obesity a growing problem for dogs

There appears to be another epidemic to be concerned about. But before your anxiety level sky rockets, this one does not have the dire consequences of what we are living with now. Although it is serious, ...

Image: Postcard ## This postcard image, from a note mailed in 1909, shows the tiny Cloud Cap Inn on Mount Hood, with the peak behind. Built in 1889, the Cloud Cap was the only hotel onthe mountain until Timberline was built, and after guests started arriving in cars rather than on horses, it proved woefully inadequate to serve the demand for lodgings there.

Offbeat Oregon: Iconic Timberline Lodge could have been a gaudy skyscraper

High up on the side of Mount Hood, Timberline Lodge has over the years become an Oregon icon. Its rustic, WPA-financed design and construction strike most visitors as a good fit for the state’s general ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ##  Juliette’s House board member and volunteer Larry Kurtz sits with some of the stuffed animals that comfort children when they visit the assessment center.

Stopping By: The right volunteer for the job

Retired teacher Larry Kurtz was working as a medical transcriptionist in Salem when he noticed a News-Register posting for a very specific type of volunteer. Juliette’s House, the Yamhill County ...

Rohse:Here’s to those who made a difference

How rewarding it is to live in a city like McMinnville, where one can make a difference. How sad it would be to live where ideas are not considered but tossed aside, where the new is feared and avoided. Rohse ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Landscape painter Erin Hanson shows off how her open impressionistic style captures blooms at the Woodburn Tulip Festival. Her brush strokes never overlap.

Stopping by: 'Endless paintings'

Driving from her new home in Amity to her studio in McMinnville, landscape artist Erin Hanson notices daffodils and oaks, green fields and hills, moody sky and rainbows. “I see 10 or 12 ...

Rohse: Ranchers dreaded hunting 'invasion'

Eastern Oregon ranchers dreaded deer-hunting season — or, at least, when I was growing up there as a kid, my parents did. We did not trust those hunters from the Valley. The problem was that the ...

Marcus Larson News-Register ## Gary Musselman started learning his trade as a young teen when he visited his grandfather at Buck’s Upholstery. “He let me make stuff,” Gary said. William “Buck” Musselman started the McMinnville shop 75 years ago.

Stopping by: Recovering the past

When he was a teenager, Gary Musselman often stopped by his grandfather’s upholstery shop on his way home from classes at McMinnville Junior High School or McMinnville High.  “He let ...

Rohse: Mother's rules, and a few of my own

I had a wonderfully happy childhood except for one unpleasantry that seems foolish to mention. That annoyance was bread crusts. My mother was not an overly strict disciplinarian, but she had three “commands” ...

Carlson: Cheery tidbits from the world of dogs

I’m calling this installment of my column “Kibbles & Bits’— a few short news items from the canine world inspired by the Health Talk page of the February/March issue of Dogster ...

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