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Jim Dunk, left, explains the details of his model railroad to Ken McCormick, who is videoing the McMinnville man for folks back home in Scone, Scotland. Listening in is Andy Crawford, also from Scotland, who was in Oregon to attend the National Garden Railroad Society convention. Layouts by Dunk and another Mac resident, Michael Crain, were visited by hundreds of garden railroad enthusiasts from around the U.S. and several other countries.

Model railroaders visit Mac tracks

  More than 300 garden railroad enthusiasts visited two layouts in McMinnville last week. Many came by bus on a tour of Willamette Valley model trails arranged by organizers of the Garden ...

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Volunteer Tricia Harris pours a glass of Xicha Brewing’s Pale Especial for a customer during last year’s Brews & BBQs.

Fundraising festival features beer, barbecue

The News-Register staff Oregon Brews & BBQs, Sept. 6 to 8, will celebrate local beverages and foods while benefiting the GhanaHope Foundation, a McMinnville-based foundation that helps with medical ...

Rohse: Looking back on the War Years

I remember the War Years. I remember reading and hearing about D-Day in Europe, June 5, 1944. I remember reading about Hitler’s suicide on April 3, 1945, in an underground bunker, with Eva Braun, ...

Image: Postcard ## Haystack Rock and The Needles, as seen from the beach south of the rock. Right around the middle of the rock, in this view, is the spot where a convenient little shelf of land once stood, which provided climbers with an easy place to start from. It was blasted away in October 1968 to discourage climbers.

Offbeat Oregon: Haystack Rock once drew daredevil climbers

One could think of late June and early July of 1968 in Cannon Beach as the Summer of the Dead Baby Birds. Offbeat Oregon Finn J.D. John, an instructor at OSU, writes about unusual and little-known ...

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Susan Howard watches as Herbie enjoys a conversation with John Corona, 9, during a visit to the McMinnville Public Library. Howard and Herbie take part in the library’s Read to a Dog program on the fourth Friday of each month.

Stopping By: Short and sweet

The baby bulldog earned his official name when he burrowed into Ross Howard’s beard and fell asleep against his neck. “He just snuggles up to us,” Susan Howard declared to her ...

Rock, folk, soul featured at Walnut City Music Festival

A dozen bands from five states will perform rock, folk, soul and blues Friday and Saturday, Aug. 30 and 31, in McMinnville’s annual Walnut City Music Festival. Music will be playing from ...

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A poster made by Candy Duer’s grandson honors her final days with the Dayton School District.

Dayton honors Duer

The Dayton School Board recently honored Candy Duer, board secretary, who is retiring this month. In Duer's honor, the board room was packed with staff, community members and other well-wishers. Former ...

Carlson: Is your dog a chow hound? Here’s how to slow him down

Let’s face it — our beloved canine companions are probably bored out of their gourds a lot of the time. Happy Tails Nancy Carlson has an enduring interest in the bond between humans ...

Rohse: Bad hair day? Don’t wig out

On a bad hair day, instead of hating your hair, start appreciating your crowning glory. As humorist Gelett Burgess wrote: “I’d rather have fingers than toes. I’d rather have eyes than ...

Image: Oregon Historical Society ## The fireproof stone building that was under construction throughout the short life of the college.

Offbeat Oregon: Higher education got off to rough start in Eugene

The University of Oregon, as most alumni can tell you, was founded in 1876 as the flagship of Oregon’s university system. Offbeat Oregon Finn J.D. John, an instructor at OSU, ...

Savvy Senior: Finding the right financial planner can be tricky

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Can you recommend some tips on finding and choosing a good financial planner? My wife and I are both in our late fifties and would like to get some professional advisement to help us ...

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Jessi Adrian and Martin Solano both have been associated with movies all their lives. They met when he visited her video store looking for films; soon, he said, he was coming to the store to see her, instead.

Stopping by: Times change, but movie rental store keeps rolling

It’s a good thing Martin Solano and Jessi Adrian are movie buffs. Owners of The Reel Hollywood Video, McMinnville’s sole remaining video rental store, Adrian and Solano have to know ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register file photo ## Automobile lovers gathered on Third Street to admire a variety of cool and classic vehicles during last year’s Cruising McMinnville car show.

Revved up for cruising

Downtown McMinnville event returns Saturday for second year Vehicles of all types and ages, from classic cars to daily drivers, will be on display Saturday, Aug. 24, during the second-annual Cruising ...

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Four years ago, with the help of landscapers, Gale and MaryEllen Johnson renovated the neglected yard of their new home. The place had been vacant for three years.

Yard of the Month: Nice and easy

By HEATHER BROOKS Of the News-Register When MaryEllen and Gale Johnson were visited by the Garden Club and awarded the title of Yard of the Month, MaryEllen was surprised. The couple take pride in their ...

Rohse: Dogs were loyal friends on the ranch

Dogs are said to be man’s best friend. I am a lover of dogs — a dog’s best friend. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, books and writing ...

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