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 ...

##In this postcard image, prospectors search for gold in the Cascade Mountains, circa 1930.

Offbeat Oregon: Mining claim was a decent spot to wait out Depression

It was, most historians agree, the nadir of the Great Depression. The entire country had gone from singing “Happy Days are Here Again” to “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” in a few ...

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Mother dog Brooklyn, center right, and several of her year-old offspring run around Amity City Park during a first-birthday reunion. Eight of the nine young Labradoodles made it to the party.

Stopping by: A furry family reunion

AMITY — Half the family rushed to the entry gate when Sarge arrived at the reunion. The firstborn of nine, Sarge had earned her nickname because she started barking orders at her sisters ...

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Sunhawk Barney competes in the Junior Boys Fancy during last year’s contest powwow hosted by the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.

Tribe hosts dancers and drummers this weekend

  GRAND RONDE — There’s big money to be won at The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Contest Powwow that will be held Friday, Aug. 16, through Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Uyxat ...

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Ron Stoner scoops oats into a burlap sack held by Chuck Kadell at last summer’s Harvest Fest in McMinnville.

History and fun at Harvest Fest

Horses, mules and vintage farm equipment will be busy harvesting crops Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18, during the Yamhill County Historical Society’s annual Harvest Fest. The festival will ...

## An early-1900s vintage picture postcard shows five different methods of mining gold: quartz stamping, hydraulic, dredging (with an old-school bucket-line dredge), use of a doodlebug and panning.

Offbeat Oregon: New law foiled plan to seize mines by force

In the years that followed the American Civil War, the federal government was gasping for cash. Offbeat Oregon Finn J.D. John, an instructor at OSU, writes about unusual and little-known ...

Free music festival in Carlton raises money for cancer fight

CARLTON — Five bands will be featured at the fourth-annual Carlton Music for Hope festival, a fundraiser to support the fight against cancer. The free festival will run from 11:30 a.m. to ...

Auditions set for local film group’s upcoming production

McMinnville Community Media’s Saturday Film Group will hold auditions this month for roles in an original short film. Auditions are scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, and from ...

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