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Dragging the Gut: Cruisers, start your engines

What: McMinnville’s eighth annual Dragging the Gut Festival. When: Friday and Saturday, Aug. 25 and 26. Where: Cruising on Third Street and live music at the US Bank Plaza both days; car show at ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##As Alex Penfold, left, steadies Jo Jo, Owen Amerson of Yamhill listens to the dog’s heart and lungs. Owen, who grew up on a farm, plans to become a veterinarian, a choice the week at Oregon State University confirmed.

Stopping By: Vetting a career path

McMinnville High School junior Jordan Montario had up-close exposure to a possible career last week at an Oregon State University program in veterinary science. “I want to experience everything,” ...

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Greens & Beans: Creative ways to use summer veggies

Sometimes, when our schedules grow hectic, I start finding it hard to add enough vegetables and fruit into our diets. Oatmeal for breakfast and a hasty supper of scrambled eggs is not a diet rich in produce. But ...

Rohse: On ranch, Mother's work was never done

That old saying, “A woman’s work is never done,” perfectly describes my mother’s typical day on our Eastern Oregon ranch that lacked electricity. Our family — mother, father, ...

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Artist Jennifer Loop of Newberg inside the 1974 Aljo camper trailer that she and her husband turned into a rolling ceramics studio, seen below from the outside.

Pottery on wheels

Newberg artist creates rolling studio from old camper trailer

Postcard##Willamette Falls as it appeared a few years after the Simon Benson Bridge was constructed.

Offbeat Oregon: Various schemers’ plans to exploit Multnomah Falls came to nothing

William C. Griswold surely thought he had a fortune in timber on his hands. Griswold had homesteaded a heavily timbered 142-acre plot of land high on a bluff overlooking the Columbia River. And, even ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Tiffany Henness takes her morning run on the linear trail in her West McMinnville neighborhood. She used to run in the evenings, she said, but morning workouts fit better with her busy lifestyle.

Stopping By: Running for life

Running changed Tiffany Henness for the better. As it happens, her new passion put her in the position to better someone else’s life, too. And Henness said, “My faith says it’s not luck, ...

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Contest powwow a celebration of culture

GRAND RONDE — The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde will host a contest powwow the weekend of Aug. 18-20. This year’s version of the annual three-day event will be held on the Uyxat Powwow ...

Submitted photo##Ike Bay, Dan Bower and other volunteer blacksmiths teach their craft to youngsters at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center. The smiths will demonstrate their work at Harvest Fest this weekend.

Heat and hammers: Blacksmiths turn raw steel into useful items

A blacksmith holds a steel rod over the hot coals of a forge. When the steel glows a bright red-orange, indicating a temperature of more than 1,500 degrees, the smith moves it to an anvil and strikes it ...

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Happy Tails: Get co-pilot ready before hitting the road

My last “Happy Tails” column was inspired by an article in Time magazine. This week, my source is an even less likely one — WeightWatchers magazine. And no, I am not going to spend our ...

Rohse: Don't forget the mountain men

There was a time when young boys, when asked what they wanted to be when they grew up, frequently replied, “I want to be a cowboy.” It’s surprising that they seldom, if ever, answered, ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Members of the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue joined Newberg’s Youth Outreach for a rally last Friday.

SIGNS OF HOPE: Newberg woman creates a movement out of words of encouragement

Amy Wolff noticed a distressing spike in the number of young people dying of suicide in Newberg. For Wolff, any child who takes his or her own life is one too many for her to look the other way. She ...

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August garden tips

The Oregon State University Extension Service provides monthly tips for gardeners. Here are the recommendations for August:   Planning Optimal time for establishing a new lawn is August through ...

Image: Wikimedia##Naturalist John K. Townsend in his mid-30s.

Offbeat Oregon: Thirsty colleague ruined naturalist’s specimens

The history of 1800s Oregon is full of the influence of good old Demon Rum — and from the “Blue Ruin” that inspired America’s first prohibition law in 1844, to the “Temperance ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Everything about Denny Edwards’ Aug. 12 motorcycle jump will be vintage — his 1966 Triumph bike, which he used for jumps in the 1970s and ’80s; his protective leather suit, which features the Flying Irishman logo and shamrocks he rocked back in the day; the Peterbilt trucks he’ll sail over; and Edwards himself, who’s 72, the oldest man to attempt such a feat.

Stopping By: Evel intentions

SHERIDAN — Skydiving? Too scary. Working with snakes? Too scary. Riding a motorcycle on Highway 18? Definitely too scary. But taking that same bike up a ramp at high speed and sailing over two trucks? ...

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