Elaine Rohse

"Rohse Colored Glasses:" Reflections on history and home life.

Rohse: Carsons made mark on Yamhill County

Not often do we remember to thank those settlers who came to Oregon Country and prepared the way for our arrival. By that time, they already had cleared land in this beautiful area, with its fertile soil ...

Rohse: This wonder drug has no side effects

I have information for you that you may find valuable. It’s about a new medication everyone seems to be talking about. It doesn’t even require a prescription. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's ...

Rohse: Yamhill River's glory days drifted away

I’ve been wondering if perhaps that river in our backyard has become something of an ugly duckling. When I drive across the bridge and look down at the Yamhill, I don’t see swift, crystal clear ...

Rohse: An early start on next year’s wish list

I didn’t get some things that I badly wanted for Christmas this year. But I don’t know whether Santa is able to bring gifts that are not of a material nature. Can he bring peace, goodwill, ...

Rohse: My stomach and its powers of persuasion

I am having problems with my stomach. It’s very troublesome. For one thing, my stomach is always making devious suggestions that I have no intention of following. And yet my stomach has such unimaginable ...

Rohse: Is a psychic power too much to ask?

On this year’s Christmas wish list, I have a request that I doubt that Santa can fill. It’s a gift I didn’t even know existed until I recently read about it. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's ...

Rohse: Birth of bloomers helped bury the odious hoopskirt

Amelia not only won the battle, she won the war. In doing so, she gave women of all ages a gift for which they can forever be grateful. Amelia Jenks Bloomer helped put women in pants. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's ...

Rohse: A tree tale

Perhaps it is time to put Arbor Day on our calendars in bigger type so we’ll take greater notice of it. Arbor Day is “Celebration of Trees Day,” and our trees need all the help they can ...

Rohse: Band concert inspires patriotism, gratitude

When I attended Second Winds Community Band’s recent “Thank You, Veterans” concert, I hadn’t thought of writing a column about it. But afterward, I couldn’t wait to get home ...

Rohse: Celebrity can be a short-term situation

Fame is fleeting and fickle. One day, everyone is talking about certain people or events. Within a few days, they may be totally forgotten. Now for a bit, you’ll be reminded of some of the famous ...

Rohse: An ode to fall leaves and broken habits

Thanksgiving is near at hand — that special time to give thanks. And my first thank you this year may seem a bit strange, but it is justly deserved. It is a thank you to our planet for the magnificent ...

Image: H. J. Myers/Library of Congress##Nellie Bly (pseudonym of Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman), circa 1890.

Rohse: Pioneering journalist a worthy role model

Despite living on a cattle ranch, I didn’t want to be an Annie Oakley when I grew up — even though she could shoot a rifle better than anyone else of her time. Nor could I ever have been a ...

Rohse: A tale of two local landmarks

On a sunny fall day, take a leisurely drive to see one of Yamhill County’s best kept secrets. It’s the burial site of Ewing Young (1810-1841), once one of the wealthiest men in Oregon. Shading ...

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, ...

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