Savvy Senior: How Medicare covers ambulance 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, ...

Rohse: In the glory days of steamboating

When Oregon Country was still young, it had no roads or bridges, and horses could scarcely make their way through the Coast Range because it was so rough. Waterways — the Columbia, the Willamette, ...

News-Register file photos ## Holly Spencer has been acting at Gallery Theater since she was a teenager. One of her recent roles include the seductive Mrs. Robinson in the current production of “The Graduate.”

Stopping By: Life in character

As a very shy girl, young Holly Spencer never would have guessed she’d be playing the bold Mrs. Robinson in a stage version of “The Graduate.” In fact, during her elementary ...

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Brandon Wolfard helps his son, Michael, cross a “monkey bridge,” part of the Boy Scouts’ display at the Newberg Old Fashioned Festival.

Citizenship, leadership and a lot of fun

NEWBERG — Scout Kaleb Schmidlkofer spent a recent Saturday afternoon instructing children how to ride a merry-go-round swing he helped make. He helped kids navigate getting on and off as the ...

Valley View Airshow will feature music and cars, too

Valley View Retirement Village’s annual airshow will feature radio controlled airplanes, music and children’s activities on Saturday, Aug. 10. The event is open to the public without ...

Image: Postcard ## This postcard image shows the entrance to the Samson Mine, near Baker City.

Offbeat Oregon: Prospectors chasing rumors pass up a fortune — twice

It was the spring of 1862, and prospector William C. Aldred had been in the gold fields of California since the Gold Rush first broke out — about a dozen years. And he’d hit just enough ...

Carlson: Answers to a bunch of questions you never even thought to ask

My husband, John, who most nights surfs the Web long after I go to sleep, is very considerate in sending me links he believes, usually correctly, will interest me. Happy Tails Nancy Carlson ...

Rohse: The word OK is all right with me

“OK,” that spunky two-letter word, has done remarkably well. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, books and writing - and spends much time sating ...

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Scott Law, in his office at the Amity Fire Station, says he’s “very, very happy” to have the chance to serve the district in a professional capacity.

Stopping by: A burning desire to serve

Longtime volunteer firefighter and EMT is now a division chief One of Scott Law’s earliest memories involves a Christmas morning fire at the Flying M Ranch west of Yamhill. Law, now division ...

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Aurora MacDonald, dressed as a fairy, enjoys a carousel ride at last year’s Yamhill County Fair. This year’s event gets underway Wednesday.

Yamhill County Fair promises a wheelin’, squealin’ fun time

With animals, music, carnival rides, a rodeo and a demolition derby, the Yamhill County Fair & Rodeo promises a “Wheelin’, Squealin’ Good Time” this week. The fair ...

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Christopher Trapp, Emily Hembree and Izzy Tillotson pose at the rodeo arena. They’re serving as this year’s Yamhill County Fair ambassadors, tasked with promoting the event throughout the community. All three are seasoned fair participants.

Ambassadors will welcome visitors to the fair

  Three teen ambassadors will welcome visitors to the Yamhill County Fair & Rodeo, which kicks off with a free preview tonight and runs Wednesday through Saturday on the fairgrounds in ...

Amity station at a glance

The Amity station, which also covers Perrydale as well as the surrounding rural area, answers about 35 calls a month. On average, about two-thirds of them are for help with injuries or other health emergencies. In ...

Rohse: The pleasures of an E. Oregon summer

Although our little town of Monument in Eastern Oregon had no library, no cinema, no soda fountain, no McDonald’s, we high-schoolers had wonderful, fun-filled summer vacations. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's ...

Image: M.O. Stevens ## Maxwell Point towers over the beach at Oceanside. The “Lee Film Corporation” actually contracted with an Oceanside construction firm to build a prop lighthouse on it.

Offbeat Oregon: Bootlegger trap was huge – but expensive – success

“Lobster trap for bootleggers” was a huge but wildly expensive success  Offbeat Oregon Finn J.D. John, an instructor at OSU, writes about unusual and little-known aspects ...

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Gregg and Rachel Spiegelman bought their farm near Yamhill and Carlton, in part so that their two sons, Drew and Jake, could grow up with animals. Farm life allows them more family time, too. “We want a nicer, less stressful lifestyle,” Rachel said.

Stopping by: Making way for ducklings

  June 12 was a most exciting day at Drake Farms near Yamhill. The babies arrived. Gregg and Rachel Spiegelman had been preparing for ages, almost as if they were about to add a third ...

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