Linfield choirs mark holidays

  The Linfield Concert Choir, Wildcat Men’s Glee Club and Cascara Voce will perform a winter concert, “Here We Come a-Wassailing,” on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The free program ...

Rohse: Many thanks for many things

Where shall I start? So many things for which to give thanks — and space and time are limited. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, books and writing ...

Carlson: Life with dogs brings joy and loss

If you love dogs, and you live with dogs, you need to accept loss. Dogs don’t live as long as we do. If you have a toy breed dog, you may get more years to enjoy your companion. Those of you who ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Science teacher Levi Grabner prepares to pedal home from Duniway Middle School. Before starting his first year of teaching, he spent 34 days riding on a solo cycling trip.

Stopping by: Cycling 101

Teacher takes time to pedal the coast In June, Levi Grabner was finishing his master’s degree studies and student teaching. He already had a job lined up for fall: in a science classroom ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## During a moment together in the library, Belle (Beth Sobo Turk) reads the story of King Arthur to the Beast (Lance Nuttman).

Spellbound: Gallery Theater presents musical ‘Beauty and the Beast’

A“tale as old as time,” as “true as it can be” will play out on the Gallery Theater stage during the holidays, as actors, dancers, singers and inanimate objects tell the ...

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Chief Kevin Martinez is all smiles as he takes a breakfast order from a  student. Police visit the school frequently so students know them as friendly faces.

To protect and to serve breakfast

As soon as Yamhill-Carlton Elementary School opened its front doors last Tuesday, students rushed in and lined up for breakfast. Eighty to 85 children usually eat the morning meal at the 360-student ...

Mac High student chosen for state office

McMinnville High School student Adan Rizo-Espinoza has been elected to a one-year term on the executive board of the Oregon Association of Student Councils. He was chosen during the OASC’s ...

Rohse: One turkey’s short but glorious life

You might recall that in the past I have told you about Terethbert, but with Thanksgiving now approaching, it is apropos to remember him again. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse ...

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Joseph Simon, whose first bid for election as Portland Mayor ended in a tie, as he appeared roughly 15 years later when serving in the United States Senate.

Offbeat Oregon: Frontier-era mayors were a surprisingly dramatic bunch

Frontier-era Portland mayors were a surprisingly dramatic bunch Offbeat Oregon Finn J.D. John, an instructor at OSU, writes about unusual and little-known aspects of Oregon history.

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In the process of running marathons in all 50 states, Linfield College economics professor Randy Grant accumulated piles of T-shirts and awards, including a plaque commemorating his accomplishment.

Stopping by: A matter of miles

Economics professor Randy Grant marked 26.2 years at Linfield College in September. He celebrated by running 26.2 miles in Hartford, Connecticut. The impressive distance wasn’t a stretch ...

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The mayor of Whoville (Kolbie Davidson) talks with the Grinch (Sam Smith) about his plans for the town in Mac High’s production, based on the stories of Dr. Seuss.

Mac High presents ‘Seussical’

McMinnville High School students will perform “Seussical, the Musical,” a show based on the writings of Dr. Seuss, Nov. 15 to 23. The musical will play at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15; 2 ...

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The U.S.S. Peacock attacking the H.M.S. Nautilus in 1815 just after the War of 1812 — which the Peacock’s skipper was unaware had ended.

Offbeat Oregon: Skill, stout shipbuilding kept Peacock shipwreck fatality-free

With all the ships that have come to grief there over the years, and all the sailors who have drowned as a result, it’s a little ironic that the shipwreck that gave Peacock Spit its name ...

Savvy Senior: How to know when a parent has a problem with gambling

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, ...

Carlson: Is it unconditional love, or just a ploy for treats

While the political scene in our nation’s capital leaves a little to be desired, the actual city is gorgeous. We spent a few days there in September and I was enthralled by the lovely parks, the ...

Rohse: Collecting adds to clutter problem

A major challenge for our planet is clutter — all the things we humans have collected. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, books and writing - and ...

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