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 ...

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Patty and Rick Sorensen have roots in the UK. The sheep remind them of those roots, as well as greet visitors.

Stopping by: Creature features

Birds flock to the Patty and Rick Sorensen’s yard, turning the expansive garden into an avian version of Carnegie Hall. “I love their song,” Patty said, watching and listening ...

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Six-year-old Kyle Heslekrants takes his turn fishing for rubber ducks, one of the kids activities offered during Carlton Fun Days.

Festival brings the fun to Carlton

CARLTON — The city’s annual summer festival, Fun Days, will open Friday night, June 21, and continue all day Saturday, June 22, with food booths, music, games and all kinds of other ...

Aquilon opera series returns this summer

In its second year, the Aquilon Music Festival will bring top vocal students, teachers and opera buffs to Yamhill County this July. For local residents, it will offer opportunities to hear top-notch ...

Rohse: My clutter may be someone’s treasure

I have a dreadful disease for which there is no cure. And I fear it may be communicable. Men as well as women may be stricken. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated ...

Image: OSU Libraries ## Portland Harbor as it appeared on a busy day around the turn of the 20th century. The big four-masted barque in the foreground, flying a Union Jack from her mast, is typical of the mostly-British grain fleet ships that were Portland crimps’ primary customers.

Offbeat Oregon: In regulation attempt, Oregon granted shanghaier monopoly

Things were looking a bit grim for former Welterweight Champion of the World William “Mysterious Billy” Smith and his partners in almost-crime, brothers Harry and Jim White. Offbeat ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Artist Tricia Wente, pictured in her Lafayette studio, used pastels to create her portrait of 2018 Rose Festival Queen Kiara Johnson.

Stopping By: Personalities in paint

LAFAYETTE — Tricia Heiser Wente has painted portraits of children, businessmen, families, even royalty — one of her more recent works is the official portrait of 2018 Rose Festival ...

Image: Wikimedia ## “Mysterious Billy” Smith as seen in a promotional photograph in the mid-1890s, when he was Welterweight Champion of the World.

Offbeat Oregon: World champion boxer by day, shanghaier by night

In 1903, shanghaier Larry Sullivan was at the height of his power in Portland. Hard-fisted and belligerent, yet socially polished and with what passed in old Portland society for refined manners, ...

Goodbye, Sheridan Days; hello, Hometown Days

SHERIDAN — Marilyn Levy paused for a moment when asked if she was sad to see Sheridan Days canceled permanently after last year. “I grew up here,” she said. “It is sad, ...

Rohse: Round of applause for the handshake

For thousands of years, humans have been shaking hands to indicate good will, friendship, congratulations, kept promises. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, ...

Savvy Senior: How a government pension might reduce your Social Security

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Savvy Senior Jim Miller is a longtime advocate for senior issues and regular contributor to the NBC "Today Show."Send your questions to Jim at Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register ## Nelva and Jesus Galvin and their youngest daughter, Sophia, at their Mazatlan restaurant. Sophia is starting to help out in the restaurant, as are her older siblings, Salma and Alan.

Stopping by: like Mamá made

When Jesus Galvan was a child in Cuautla, a small town in Mexico, he asked his mother to teach him to cook. That was unusual for a boy in the state of Jalisco, on Mexico’s west coast. Tradition ...

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Competitor Shaun Campbell winds up to toss a 22-pound stone in last year’s games.

Athletes don competition kilts for return of Highland Games

Whether a first-timer or a titan, Highland Games competitors need to complete nine different events that mimic tasks required of Scottish workers and warriors back in the day. Many inspired modern ...

Festival celebrates all things Scottish

Maybe you can’t toss a caber, the telephone-pole-like piece of wood that’s iconic to the Scottish Highland Games. Maybe you can’t toss a 56-pound barrel 40 feet or more, either. Maybe ...

Kiwanis honors top Mac High grads

The McMinnville Kiwanis Club awarded more than $21,000 in college scholarships to 10 graduating Mac High seniors Thursday. Carrying on a long tradition, the club also presented academic recognition ...

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