Marcus Larson/News-Register file photo##Makenzi Lynn races Brent Hicks down the newly constructed soap box ramp during last year’s Derby Days.

Derby Days rolling into Yamhill

The News-Register staff YAMHILL — Residents, returnees and visitors will be “Cruisin’ Route 66” during the 2019 Derby Days celebration Friday and Saturday, July 19-20. The 66th ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Marine Corps pilot Larry Wood, a member of the Oregon Aviation Hall of Honor, flew an A-4 during the Vietnam War.

At museum, Vietnam vets keep history alive

On Saturday July, 6, Vietnam veterans who flew aircraft in all branches of the military gathered to share stories with the public. The event was the second of its kind created to honor living ...

Wildwood kicks off music festival season

The eighth edition of the Wildwood MusicFest & Campout will roll out this weekend, and be followed later in the summer by three other grassroots events that together are helping expand the local music ...

Image: Oregon Historical Society##Gov. Oswald West and Dr. Viola M. Coe look on as Abigail Scott Duniway, center, signs the Equal Suffrage Proclamation in November 1912. In that year, women in Oregon won their right to vote, with West’s help.

Offbeat Oregon: How a banana peel changed the course of Oregon history

On your next visit to the beach, you might want to bring along a banana. One of these humble fruits played a small but important part in the historical chain of events that led to the state’s beaches ...

Rohse: Give yourself a gift each and every day

Several weeks ago, I read a magazine article that suggested that every day you ask, “What have I done for myself today?” I liked that idea; I think we have to take care of ourselves. So I ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Laurien Hamilton enjoys spending time in her backyard. A health care program manager, she calls herself an extrovert by training but an introvert by nature.

Stopping By: Quieting the mind

Sometimes we run into barriers that stop us or slow us down. To McMinnville resident Laurien Hamilton, the most daunting barriers are emotional ones we impose on ourselves or accept when others thrust ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register file photo##Kyann Boyce and Britney Billarreal scream with excitement going upside-down on a carnival ride during last year’s Turkey Rama. The carnival returns this year to OMI’s parking lot.

Turkey Rama will feature music, booths, carnival

Turkey Rama — a feather in McMinnville’s cap since 1961 — will bring booths, carnival rides, music and other activities to downtown McMinnville Friday through Sunday, July 12 to 14. Events ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Shannon Christiansen, volunteer and member of the Oregon Lavender Association, cuts a bundle of lavender for sale at last year’s Lavender Festival in Newberg. This year’s event runs Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14, at the Chehalem Cultural Center.

Annual Lavender Festival blooms this weekend in Newberg

NEWBERG -- This weekend, Oregonians from throughout the state will flock to the annual Willamette Valley Lavender Festival and Plein Air Art Show, a celebration that brings together art and aromatic flowers. The ...

Image: archive.org##This illustration from the Feb. 18, 1865, issue of Harper’s Weekly shows celebration breaking out in the U.S. House of Representatives after the 13th Amendment was passed.

Offbeat Oregon: Confederate refugees made big changes in state politics

The urban-rural divide in Oregon is something that’s gotten quite a bit of press recently, after a group of Republicans left the state to deny a quorum for a bill they opposed. But it’s a ...

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Carlson: Where human food trends go, dog food soon follows

Most years, shortly after February, I write a column on Whole Dog Journal’s annual roundup of approved dry dog foods, but this year I didn’t. Just wasn’t in the mood, I guess. I mean, ...

Rohse: Sweet memories of fudge and taffy

Except for Christmas, candy was scarce on our Eastern Oregon ranch. True, we had fine desserts for every dinner and supper, although on Mother’s busiest days she sometimes settled for applesauce. ...

Savvy Senior: Where to find help paying your Medicare costs

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Are there any sources you know of that can help me save on my Medicare coverage? I’m 65, and live primarily on my Social Security, and am having a hard time paying my Medicare ...

Garden Club names scholarship winners

The McMinnville Garden Club presented scholarships to five students who plan to pursue natural resources or horticultural courses of study in college. This year’s new winners are: Steven Irving, ...

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Spectators watch last year’s McMinnville Fourth of July fireworks display near Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum’s Douglas C-47A Skytrain.

Afternoon, evening fun planned in McMinnville

We Three to perform before fireworks show at Evergreen Children’s activities, a cornhole tournament for adults, movies, music, food booths and, of course, fireworks will be featured Thursday, ...

Lafayette to hold annual July 4 parade

LAFAYETTE — Community members will mark Independence Day with activities on Thursday, July 4. The day will begin with a pancake breakfast served up by firefighters in the Lafayette Fire ...

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