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Evan Ewing loves singing, playing roles on stage and competing in speech. The McMinnville High School senior, who hopes to become a professional actor, will perform at Jazz Night Saturday, Jan. 25.

Stopping by: Born for the stage

Evan Ewing has always had a passion for the arts — singing, dancing, performing in general. No wonder, since he was born into a family that lives and breathes theater, speech and music. His ...

Gallery to present readers’ theater play

  Gallery Theater will present a readers’ theater production of “Private Lives,” Noel Coward’s comedy about relationships and changing partners. Webb Thomas will ...

Rohse: Counterfeiters date to dawn of money

These days, you may be feeling a bit disconsolate about the low return you’re getting on your hard-earned nest egg. You perhaps are looking for ways to increase that rate of return. And, heaven forbid, ...

Carlson: Strategies for dealing with a ‘reactive’ dog

I wrote about reactivity in dogs relatively recently, but the subject seems to keep popping up, both from exasperated dog-owning friends and, most recently, in the December/January issue of Dogster magazine. ...

Image: Oregon Historical Quarterly ## The Oregon City Transportation Co.’s riverboat Pomona in a circa 1899 promotional image, just below Willamette Falls.

Offbeat Oregon: Sternwheelers on the Willamette River sometimes towed barns, caught flying fish

The Willamette River was running high and wild on the morning of Feb. 5, 1890, as Alden and Arthur Graham set out from Oregon City in their sternwheel riverboat for the daily run to Portland. Offbeat ...

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 ## Katie Porter visits the McMinnville Aquatic Center, where she swam while growing up and coached as a young adult. Hearing fellow swimmers talk about injuries inspired her to pursue physical therapy.

Stopping By: Making a world of difference

When physical therapist Katherine “Katie” Porter started swimming as a child, she didn’t realize she was beginning to train for her future career. If she became a therapist or ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Michelle MacFarlane shows off a jacket and skirt she made as a student in home economics class. MacFarlane has been a teacher for many years, some of them in the Yamhill-Carlton district, but still has her outfit.

Remembering the heyday of home economics class

By MELANIE JOHNSON For the News-Register The paper report’s cover is yellowed with age. Its corners are curled. It bears the inscription “My Home Economics Notebook” in loopy seventh-grade ...

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If you’re planning to get a jump start on your 2020 gift list, Santa, here are some ideas. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, books and writing - ...

Savvy Senio: Monitoring solutions for loved ones with dementia

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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Henry Nguyen started his restaurant, Pho Brothers, this fall. He’s been working in restaurants since he came to the U.S. from Vietnam, starting as a dishwasher and becoming a manager before opening his own place.

Holiday traditions: Pho and a Lunar New Year

If Henry Nguyen is in his homeland of Vietnam on Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve, he’d be expecting fireworks and a modest family get-together. But he’d also be looking forward to a much ...

Remembering those we lost

  Yamhill County said goodbye to many of its beloved citizens in 2019. Whether they died far too young or lived full lives that reached the century mark, their passing was mourned by loved ...

Rohse: Hope may be the best gift of all

Christmas is our season of hope. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, books and writing - and spends much time sating that fascination. > See her column Hope ...

Carlson: What’s gender got to do with it?

If you follow this column regularly, you know that we have acquired a 7-month-old Basset Hound puppy we’ve named Beau Dacious. Happy Tails Nancy Carlson has an enduring interest in the ...

Image: Leland John ## This painting shows an old “bowpicker” gillnetting boat on blocks by the river.

Offbeat Oregon: Astoria, San Francisco once powered nation’s marine-engine industry

Between 1908 and 1911, something happened that almost certainly saved hundreds of men from drowning on the Columbia River Bar. Offbeat Oregon Finn J.D. John, an instructor at OSU, writes ...

Savvy Senior: Does Medicare cover counseling services?

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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