Rusty Rae/News-Register##Peter Nathaniel Malae has written four books. “Son of Amity,” published this month, is the first set in Oregon.

Author takes unflinching look at grim realities

Author Peter Nathaniel Malae lives in rural Yamhill County, some 642 miles from the brutal streets where he grew up in California. Malae often writes about brutality, about damaged and forgotten people ...

'God Game' offers food for thought

It’s become mandatory for political candidates to play the religion card when they run for office — publicly attending church services, claiming the Bible is their favorite book, quoting from ...

Image: Bryce Buchanan/ODOT##An aerial shot of Whale Cove shows the location of Bootlegger Rock and the beach on which the booze was buried.

Offbeat Oregon: Smugglers buddies staged audacious midnight jailbreak

Around 10 p.m. on the night of Saturday, March 19, 1932 — just a few months before Prohibition was ended — four vehicles rolled furtively into the little Coast Range town of Toledo. A ...

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Whaddya mean, it's almost Halloween?

Numerous Halloween-related events are planned in Yamhill County this month. They include: History and Halloween: The Yamhill County Historical Society will host two free “Halloween and History” ...

Rohse: Possible catastrophes warrant consideration

The minute I saw the title of the book I knew I wanted to read it: “What Remains to Be Discovered?” by John Maddox. I wasn’t disappointed — though a bit alarmed. Straightaway, ...

Carlson: No-kill shelters strive to help animals thrive

I am a relatively new subscriber to Dogster magazine. I can’t even remember how I came across it, but I’ve come to look forward to my next issue. It’s light-hearted, always has a national ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Evergreen docent Gary Sohn show off his favorite aircraft, an A-10 Thunderbolt “Warthog,” in the Evergreen Space Museum. He worked with A-10’s during his 21 years in the Air Force.

Stopping By: Doing his part to keep history alive

Gary Sohn loves people, talking and telling stories, especially those that delve deeper than well-known tales. “My wife complains that I would talk to a blank wall if I had to,” Sohn quipped. While ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Newberg Library Director Leah Griffith draws the line at including dangerous items in the Library of Things. No chainsaws, she says.

Check it out

Is there something strange in your neighborhood? Is there something weird, and it don’t look good? Who ya gonna call? The Newberg Public Library! Yes, among the library’s collection of literature, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Tom Miller talks about his old 1950 Chevrolet he drove as a teenager; he now has the same model, only this one is painted green.

Stopping By: Hard work, luck make a happy life

A lifelong McMinnville resident, Tom Miller can tell you who owned what, who did what, where and when it happened, and numerous other details of local life over the past 70-plus years. How cold was the ...

Linfield College event celebrates Hispanic heritage

Linfield College will celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture during its Hispanic Heritage Celebración on Saturday, Oct. 20. The free event will run from 1–5 p.m. in the Rutschman Field House ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Virginia Sen. Tom Trevor (Lance Nuttman) talks with one his advisers, Matt (Steve Cox), who is trying to convince the senator to accept the vice presidential nomination.

Truth, faith and politics

  Moderately conservative Sen. Tom Trevor is on the short list to become the running mate of a right-wing presidential candidate in “The God Game,” which opens Friday, Oct. 12, ...

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Ships to Roam celebrates album release

The phrase “Boxing the Compass,” the newest album by local band Ships To Roam, is a nautical term for calling out all the points of a compass. Musically, says frontman Jerome Blankenship, ...

Rohse: Zip-lining is the thrill of a lifetime

If you are an adrenaline junkie, I have the perfect prescription for you: the Cloudscraper Zip Line. My son and I can attest to its effectiveness. It is the highest zip-line in America — more than ...

Savvy Senior: Resources to help with Medicare decisions

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m considering making changes in my Medicare coverage during the open-enrollment period. Can you recommend any free resources that can help with my choices? — Swapping ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##The domed ceiling above the Hillside Traditions foyer now features a mural depicting iconic Oregon scenes, as well as some of the activities enjoyed by the community’s residents.

Dome improvement

At 99, Betty Younker rarely takes long trips away from her home at McMinnville’s Hillside Retirement Community. Last month, however, she visited the Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport, Haystack ...

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