January 29, 1953. ##Looking over a Model A coupe which will be up for auction at the third annual McMinnville Eagles Lodge auction for the March of Dimes are this group of Eagles. This is one of three autos donated by local firms for the polio fund auction, slated Saturday, January 31. Left to right, Walter Wish, Eagles president; Eagles Ray Fredericks and Harold Patton (kneeling); C.E. Colvin of Gilbert Tilbury, donor of the car; and C.N. Bennett and William Stoelting, members of the local Eagles Lodge. Cars are also being donated by Vinton and Larsen and Fredricks Motor Company. The cars are only a part of a large variety of articles being donated for auction.

Vintage News-Register

Click scrolling arrows on side of pictures to pause slideshow.   Chronicling life in the Yamhill Valley through the generations with the newspaper archives. Vintage galleries are printed each Friday ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Steve Rupp has been an advocate for public art since he moved to McMinnville in 1998. He said the art enhances his favorite city.

Stopping by: Motivated by beauty

Science and art may seem like opposites, but retired electronics engineer Steve Rupp sees parallels between his career and his passion for sculpture, paintings and performance. “Art and ...

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Students win with history essays

For this year’s Daughters of the American Revolution history essay contest, students wrote about the 20th century controversy over whether women should get the vote. Two McMinnville students ...

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DAR honors Hulett for volunteer efforts

Yamhill Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, presented its community service award to Donna Hulett of Sheridan earlier this month. The award honors community service in culture, education, ...

Carlson: Service helps match people, pets

My husband, John, and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary in November. Neither of us can remember where our marriage certificate is (it has to be around here somewhere), but as school teachers, we ...

Rohse: Exercise for its own sake less rewarding

On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I take my prescribed exercise class in strength and balance. Although I enjoy the class, as I do my squats and stretches, I’m wistfully thinking of this expended ...

Savvy Senior: How to slow cognitive aging

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Are there any proven strategies to prevent cognitive decline? I have a family history of dementia and worry about my own memory and cognitive abilities as I grow older. What can you ...

Oregon Historical Society## This photograph shows Portland Police Chief Lappeus’s saloon and theater, the Oro Fino. This photo was made in 1876, two years after the temperance crusade, when Lappeus was still chief of police.

Offbeat Oregon: Stubborn saloonkeeper refused to play nicely

Part two in a four-part series on the temperance riots of 1874. As March of 1874 drew to a close, there was a certain uneasiness among the businessmen of the liquor industry in Portland. A large ...

Recital features works for flute

Recital features works for flute Abigail Sperling, instructor of flute at Linfield College, will present a recital at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center on campus. Admission ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Muriel and Miles Dresser met in McMinnville, graduated from Linfield College, and returned a few years ago after retiring. They said they love living at Hillside Retirement Community.

Stopping by: Meeting of the minds

One Valentine’s Day, Miles Dresser and Muriel Dresser shopped separately for greeting cards that would express their love. Each found the perfect card, with gentle humor as well as affection. When ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Mary Mayor uses found objects to embellish her whimsical birdhouses. Shells, nuts, corks and bits of moss are favorite materials.

Quirky quarters

When Mary Mayor was a young girl growing up in rural Yamhill County, she was fascinated by birds and flights. She once used melted wax to glue feathers to some old pieces of tin she found. Climbing ...

Mathewson: The age of the bison

I suppose it is entirely possible that between 240,000 and 10,000 years ago, B. priscus, B. latifrons, or B. antiquus could have grazed along Salt Creek behind our house here at Perrydale. Those ...

Rohse: Tinsmithing once a highly valued trade

Occupations of Yamhill County residents have changed considerably in the last century. According to the McMinnville 1880 census, our city then had six blacksmiths, one milliner, one wheelwright, two money ...

Image: Library of Congress ## This illustration, from Frank Leslie’s publication, shows the Ohio ladies who were the Portland temperance workers’ primary inspiration, singing and praying before a saloon in early 1874. This scene, sketched by S.B. Morton, is in Logan, Ohio.

Offbeat Oregon: The story behind Portland's 'Temperance War of 1874'

  The temperance movement, when it came to Portland in the early 1870s, really shouldn’t have taken anybody by surprise. What was surprising, though, was the form it took when it got ...

Applications due for Art Harvest

The News-Register staff Yamhill County artists can apply to participate in the 2019 Art Harvest Studio Tour, which will mark its 27th year in October. Applications are available from the Yamhill County ...

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