Online events celebrates MLK Day

Dr. Carol Parker Walsh began her address with a simple request, directed at white people: “Raise your hand if you would be happy to be treated as this society in general treats people of ...

News-Register file photo##Gallery Theater s 2019 production of  Beauty and the Beast   was named best  Production of a Musical of the Decade  in the Broadway World Regional 2020 Awards.

Gallery, LaCroute awarded'decade' honors

Gallery Theater and avid arts supporter Ronni LaCroute are among honorees in the Broadway World Regional 2020 Awards. Gallery was named “Community Theater of the Decade” and its December 2019 ...

News-Register file photo##Rose Marie Caughran, a strong supporter of public art in McMinnville, was interviewed in 2015 for the OPB program  Oregon Art Beat.

Rose Marie Caughran, 'force of nature' in Mac, dies at 92

Everybody, it seems, has memories of Rose Marie Caughran, McMinnville’s former library director and longtime city volunteer who cared for trees and kept the downtown area tidy almost until her death. Caughran ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register## Merica Ribali of McMinnville, a student at Western Oregon University, joins an evening prayer session at Church on the Hill.

Stopping by: Prioritizing prayer

Standing in a pew near the front of the Nazarene Church on the Hill’s sanctuary, Tina Chase lifted her hands high in the air as she began to pray. Raising her hands to God is “kind of a surrender,” ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Retail customers and those seeking loans from First Federal will have a new building to enter later this year. Employees expect to move into the bank s new headquarters in June and construction will be wrapped up in august.

First Federal six months from moving into new headquarters

Work is continuing on the new First Federal headquarters, a nearly 32,000 square foot building at Third and Baker streets on the west end of downtown McMinnville. The three-story building will ...

Rohse: Romans prized cleanliness, opulence

The fall of the great Roman Empire has by some historians been attributed to the overindulgences of the populace — its fondness for the good life and opulence. Rich Romans could afford massages, ...

Carlton considering finalists

CARLTON — Carlton city councilors are meeting in executive session today to decide which of four finalists will be the best fit as Carlton’s next city manager. Councilors, city staffers ...

City-owned house slated for demolition in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — A house owned by the city of Sheridan will be demolished after suffering extensive damage in a July fire, the city council determined at this month’s work session. “It’s ...

Signs to help beautify Willamina's downtown

A beautification and signage project on Willamina’s Main Street is moving forward, the city council learned Tuesday night. The project was approved in August. The city, a member of the Oregon ...

Carlson: Great and small ways to help creatures in need

Around the holidays, every time I checked my mailbox at least half of its contents were requests for donations to charitable nonprofits and worthy causes, and I suspect this probably happened to you, too. ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Memorial Elementary School teacher Ashley Allen gives a thumbs-up to her first grade students while teaching remotely from her classroom. She said she s looking forward to seeing their faces in person, even if they have to wear masks.

Stopping by: Passing on the joy of learning

Although she has plenty of experience as a full-time teacher, Ashley Bellwood Allen, like all her colleagues, faced unfamiliar challenges when the pandemic changed school, work and life in general in March ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Leland Payne would rather spend time on his land among the trees, birds and wildlife, than he would sitting down for a newspaper interview.

Stopping by: For Yamhill tree farmer LeLand Payne, nature has always been the best teacher

LeLand Payne remembers walking over the hills and through the woods northwest of Yamhill as a boy in the late 1930s and ‘40s. He enjoyed every step — and he still does as he ...

Rohse: Opening eyes to a winged world

My son and his wife are birders. I was not familiar with the term “birder” until they introduced it to me. I looked it up in my dictionary to see if my kids had made it up. My dictionary advises, ...

Mac library offers new "Shelf Help" service

Jan. 4: Corrected to say the staff, rather than volunteers, delivers the books.   ------ McMinnville Public Library has added a new service to its program delivering books to patrons’ homes. Through ...

Rusty Rae/News-Resgister ## Leslie Overgard decorated her home and yard for the holidays this year. She wanted her granddaughter and other Dayton residents to see Christmas Lights, especially in 2020.

Dayton woman carries on husband's festive tradition

Leslie Overgard didn’t decorate her house on Main Street in Dayton in 2019. Her husband, Duane Overgard, had died suddenly that February at age 59. He had always loved decorating for Christmas, ...

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