Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Alchemist’s Jam owner Danny Roberts prepares a batch of blueberry jam with lemon zest, slowly bringing the fruit to a boil before pouring it into jars.

Stopping By: Jam makers spread the love

Raspberry cardamom rosehip. Peach, vanilla, nutmeg. Blueberry chamomile. Strawberry lemon ginger. Those are some of the creative combinations developed by Alchemist’s Jam, the award-winning ...

Bottle drive raises grad night money

A no-contact can and bottle drive to benefit the McMinnville High School Class of 2021 Grad Night will be held the first Saturday of each month throughout the summer, as well on Sunday, July 5, ...

Savvy Senior: RV travel tips in the summer of COVID

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, ...

Rohse: Bald eagle has proven a worthy national symbol

The bald eagle is the American symbol and also appears on the official U.S. seal. But historians have asked that at one time, instead of the eagle, the turkey was being considered for this honor. Rohse ...

Rohse: Savoring the feat of graduating

Recent activities pertaining to high school graduations that necessitated elimination of customary festivities reminded me of my graduation ceremony at our high school many years ago. My senior ...

Savvy Senior: Why high blood pressure is more dangerous now

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, ...

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Marty Palacios said it was a tough decision to retire from a job he enjoys, assistant principal at Duniway Middle School. Previously a teacher, he said his career in education has given him the opportunity to shape the lives of many young people.

Stopping by: His dream job: Being a teacher

Marty Palacios had a great job on the management track at IBM, but it didn’t satisfy his desire to be a positive influence on others. Teaching did. “I could have chosen a profession ...

Lions present scholarships to McMinnville graduates

The McMinnville Lions Club, which raises money by selling Christmas trees, has presented $12,000 worth of scholarships to eight 2020 McMinnville High School graduates. The 2020 recipients are: -- Megan ...

Rohse: Concept of quarantine isn’t new to Northwest

In the late 1800s in the northwestern corner of Oregon, residents were worried. They had good reason. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, books ...

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Sharon Buehler loves books and children, and that has made her many years as a school librarian rewarding. She is the only librarian

Stopping by: Closing the book on a career with kids

School librarian Sharon Buehler soon will have more time for something she treasures, reading. As a retiree, she will be able to devote hours to reading novels, such as “Little Fires Everywhere,” ...

Savvy Senior: How to make the most of telehealth visits

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 ## Linda Thompson’s yard is decorated with recycled and reused items turned into garden art.

Stopping by: Rescue mission

Linda Thompson casts her creative eye on whatever she sees, much of which others might call “junk.” A stray shingle becomes an inspirational sign to hang in a tree. Discarded crystal ...

Rohse: Ours is a world of walls

I’m wondering if the Trump barrier, when finished, will measure up to any of the world’s now famous walls. Although I have not yet seen any part of the Trump Wall, I do not have a very high ...

Carlson: Raising a Basset pup no walk in the park

Beau Dacious, my now 15-month-old Basset Hound puppy, is not maturing quite as rapidly as I had hoped. Actually, some days I don’t think he’s maturing at all. He just has a bigger body, ...

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Grace Adams poses in the backyard of her mother’s McMinnville home with her mom’s rabbits, Paddington and Panda. As president of the state organization, the graduating senior is looking forward to leading a team of FFA officers. Serving at the state level has been a goal since she was a freshman.

Stopping by: Leadership and opportunity

Grace Adams called her FFA adviser in tears. “What’s wrong?” asked Mitch Coleman, who’s taught agriculture and led FFA programs for three decades at Dayton High School. Nothing ...

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