Courtesy of OPB ## Beverly Cleary.

Celebration honors children’s author

Beverly Cleary, turning 103, spent first six years in Yamhill YAMHILL — Residents will honor one of their favorite daughters Friday and Saturday with a celebration of children’s author Beverly ...

Poet will read at Linfield

Author, poet, professor and playwright Amber West will read a selection of her writings on Tuesday, April 16, in the Linfield College Nicholson Library. The free program will start at 7 p.m. West’s ...

Rohse: Turkish bath? Been there, done that

Several years ago, when we booked a tour of Turkey, a Turkish bath was not on my list of things to do or to see. I wanted to walk the frozen waterfalls. I wanted to see the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia ...

Image: UO Libraries ## A view of grain ships at the docks in Albina, on the east side of the river at Portland, as seen in an 1887 issue of The West Shore magazine.

Offbeat Oregon: ‘Prepaid shanghaiing’ went badly amiss when victim died

Most of the time, the shanghaiing of sailors in old Astoria and Portland was a spur-of-the-moment kind of thing. It was resorted to when a ship captain needed a crew for an imminent departure, ...

Savvy Senior: The ins and outs of SSI

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What can you tell me about the Supplemental Security Income program and what are the eligibility requirements? My father is very low-income, so I’m wondering if this is something ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Dunk built a miniature 1920s-era casket maker’s office, which he plans to use in the town he’s creating to surround his outdoor model railroad.

Stopping by: Scaling down

On a certain scale, Jim Dunk is a land baron. His McMinnville yard is large enough to hold the equivalent of miles of railroad track, a mining operation and many associated buildings. There’s ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Jim Phillips joined the Yamhill Fire Department in the late 1970s, when almost all its calls were for chimney or field fires. He switched to the fire board in 1988 to continue his community service work

Stopping by: Answering the call

YAMHILL — Jim Phillips and his wife, Cathy Laughlin Phillips, were having dinner one evening in 1978 when a fire truck pulled up outside. It wasn’t the first time Yamhill firefighters ...

Community spirit burns bright

YAMHILL — Firefighters are part of community life in Yamhill. “Almost every family in town has had at least one volunteer over the years,” said Jim Phillips, who’s been ...

Entertainment slated for county fair

The popular ‘50s group Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts will join “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery as musical entertainers at the 2019 Yamhill County Fair & Rodeo. The ...

Film festival hires director

The McMinnville Short Film Festival has hired its first executive director. Justin Zimmerman is a writer, filmmaker and professor who holds a master’s degree in film. His narrative and documentary ...

'Yuri's Night' space party planned

‘Yuri’s Night’ space party set at museum The Evergreen Space Museum will host “Yuri’s Night, a World Space Party” Friday, April 12. The space-themed event for ...

Savvy Senior: Safe ways to dispose of expired medicine

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: Scanning the seas from a widow’s walk

Many Yamhill County residents — and even some who live along the Oregon coast — do not know what a widow’s walk is. On the East Coast, that would probably not be the case. Some residents ...

Carlson: Is Pooch aggressive, or simply ‘reactive’?

One of the benefits of having to come up with a topic for this column every other Tuesday is that it motivates me to get out of the house and learn about things I might not have gotten around to otherwise. Happy ...

Image: Oregon Historical Society ## This portrait of Laura Starcher was taken when her husband was mayor of Umatilla; in December 1916, she defeated him at the polls and took his job.

Offbeat Oregon: In 1916, Umatilla’s mayor got an election day surprise

It was around 2 p.m. on Election Day, in December of 1916, that Umatilla’s mayor, E.E. Starcher, first discovered that he was not running unopposed for re-election. Offbeat Oregon Finn ...

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