McMinnville makes way for billions and billions of visitors

Scheduled to touch down on a street near you: McMinnville’s 20th annual UFO Fest, which runs from Thursday through Sunday, May 16 to 19. Part serious and part flat-out fun, the festival ...

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Memorial Elementary kindergarten teacher Molly Bousquet works with Peter Curtin and other students who are dissecting owl pellets during class.

Kindergarten teacher is always learning

Memorial’s Molly Bousquet named outstanding educator Kindergarten teacher Molly Bousquet can name many outstanding educators, including her peers at Memorial Elementary School and instructors ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Brad and Crystal Fuerst run the hay and straw baling business Brad’s father started in 1992. They live on their farm with their children, 4-year-old Greyson and 2-year-old Nora.

Farming life suits Yamhill’s Fuerst family

YAMHILL — Brad Fuerst grew up helping his father in the family’s hay and straw baling business. Now, he runs it himself with his wife, Crystal. “We like farming,” he said. ...

Carlson: And, furthermore! Another round of pet peeves

It’s been some time since I launched into a rant and rave about my pet peeves, but since I have plenty, why put off another any longer? First and foremost: prong collars. Why on earth can you still ...

Rohse: Unwanted plants invading fields, streams, gardens

They’re dangerous. They’re stealthy. They’re insidious. And you may not even be aware of them. But they’re sneaking up on us and invading our premises. These miscreants are invasive ...

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Marilyn MacGregor, Susanne Beukema and Pat Fritz, co-chairs of the Yamhill County Master Gardeners’ annual plant sale, prepare for the event.

Stopping by: Transplants thrive in gardening wonderland

Gardening in Oregon is a joy, according to Yamhill County Master Gardeners Susanne Beukema, Pat Fritz and Marilyn MacGregor. The three women don’t say that lightly. Their words are backed ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Melroy Mirashrafi, as Sally Bowles, and several backup dancers perform a provocative number on a catwalk-style stage during rehearsals for Linfield’s upcoming production of “Cabaret.”

Linfield closes out season with ‘Cabaret’

Linfield College theater students will present the controversial Tony Award-winning musical “Cabaret” to conclude its 99th season. The musical, which opens Thursday, May 2, is set ...

Image: Central Oregon Books ## Dewey Morris, Roy Wilson, and Ed Nickols with their cargo sled outside the cabin by Little Lava Lake. This photo was probably taken when Morris and Wilson were dropped off at the cabin to spend the winter with Nickols. This was probably the sled that was used to transport their bodies to Lava Lake for disposal early the next year.

Offbeat Oregon: Trappers’ disappearance had relatives suspecting foul play

As the first day of March 1924 arrived, L. Sarah Wilson’s worry and alarm mounted. Something had happened. Something bad. Her son, 36-year-old Harry “Roy” Wilson, had promised ...

Rohse: Surviving the glitch

I love to travel, but I have learned that glitches can happen on any trip — and some can be quite disconcerting. I will mention some that I’ve experienced in hopes that you may prevent them ...

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The Linfield College Hawaiian Club’s annual lu’au is a celebration of island food, music and dance.

Linfield Hawaiian Club to hold annual lu’au

  Linfield College Hawaiian Club members will serve island food and perform native dances and music at the 47th annual lu’au Saturday, April 27. The dinner will be served in a tent ...

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McMinnville High School senior Molly Janssen said she’s proud of herself and her friends for learning to stand up for themselves and persevere. Directing this year’s Mission Mac High pageant gave her a confidence boost.

Stopping by: Center stage and behind the scenes

Mac High senior finds purpose in performing arts Molly Janssen loves putting on a show, whether that means singing on stage at Gallery Theater or directing the action for the Mission Mac High ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## J.P. Kloninger prepares a serving of his famous fried rice, one of the dishes he and his wife serve out of their food truck, Hawaii Five-O-Three.

Trucking in the food

If people want to sample Hawaiian cuisine, Cyra Kloninger suggests they hurry over to Hawaii Five-O-Three during the upcoming Mac Food Truck Fest. “We’ll prepare a lot more food, and ...

New festival highlights ‘trash to treasure’ art

The News-Register staff New festival highlights ‘trash to treasure’ art Event sponsored by Zero Waste A new festival will celebrate all things recycled and recyclable. The McMinnville Recycle ...

Rohse: Two more sites of great natural beauty

Nature’s creations are incredible. We’ve peered into the Grand Canyon in disbelief. In awe, we’ve walked the frozen waterfalls in Turkey. We’ve gaped at Crater Lake’s intense ...

Image: UO Libraries ## A man stands on the roadbed cut into the face of Neahkahnie Mountain in the 1930s.

Offbeat Oregon: Old-time millworkers and loggers were a hardy lot

Nearly everyone whose family has been in Western Oregon for more than one or two generations has an older male relative who’s missing some parts — one or more fingers perhaps, or part ...

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