Marcus Larson/News-Register ## McMinnville Masonic Cemetery sexton Johnny Edwards marvels at the American flag carved on his favorite tombstone. Amazing how a carver can make stone appear to drape like fabric, he said.

Stopping by: Stories in stone

Johnny Edwards’ workplace features the most magnificent views in McMinnville. It’s one of the quietest places to work, too. Although the wind often rustles the trees, few human voices interrupt ...

Rohse The gift of rain and glory of the rainforest

For most Oregon residents, our considerable quantities of rain is something we can’t do much about. We accept it and live with it, if not always amicably, because we well know that all it ever does ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ##
Furniture bank Director Meghan Smith prepares a box of kitchen utensils, cups and plates for a needy family. The new program will supply furniture and other household goods to those who otherwise might have to choose between paying rent or buying food, instead of getting a bed or chair.

‘A good, clean start’: Nonprofit launches furniture bank

A new charitable organization, Share Inc. of Yamhill County, is starting a program to help people who are leaving behind distressed situations and moving into a house or apartment. A furniture bank supplying ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Christian Ramirez loves living in the new Habitat home with his parents, Gerardo Ramirez Lopez and Maria Guadalupe Leon Lamus. Their kitchen is filled with flowers presented for his mother’s birthday, which was celebrated at the same time they moved in.

Stopping by: A home makes a ‘huge difference’

Christian Ramirez has his own room where he’s free to hang his television or change the colors of the walls, things he could never do before his family was chosen for a Habitat for Humanity ...

Rohse: Slow but fascinating, sloths have survival all figured out

Our world is filled with countless wondrous things — and some weird, strange and unusual things, as well. The sloth is one of the latter. You, as residents of Oregon, won’t see any locally. ...

A lasting impression

Don New and his wife, Martha Lee “Leah” New, landed in McMinnville in 1962 and quickly made their mark on the business community, the arts and health care. They were involved in the ...

Asian Pacific American heritagehonored

May is National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and the Oregon State Capitol will be virtually hosting Asian and Pacific Islander Day at the Capitol on Saturday, April 24, starting at 10 ...

Linfield offers online music performances

Two Linfield University music performances are available for listening and viewing online. One is the Linfield Concert Band’s spring performance, which debuted April 20. The online link ...

Blue sends anti-abuse message

Community members are asked to wear blue Wednesday, April 21, to demonstrate support for child abuse prevention. Blue is the color of Child Abuse Prevention Month, which runs though April. Blue pinwheels, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ##  Mary Kathleen Drew and her husband, Bill, moved to rural Yamhill last yard and are using straw bales to improve their garden soil.

Stopping by: The straw solution

Before she could plant broccoli and Brussels sprouts, Walla Walla sweets and summer squash, leeks and lettuce, Mary Kathleen Drew needed to prepare the soil. And before she could prepare the soil, she ...

Rohse: There’s fun to be had at any age

I’d like to clear up a misapprehension many people seemingly have with regard to the elderly. They think elderly people don’t have fun. I don’t know whether that’s because they ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## McMinnville’s Rita Turner Milton talks about working as a riveter in a factory that made tail assemblies for airplanes during World War II.

Stopping by: Riveting story

Just before Rita Turner Milton graduated from McMinnville’s Lincoln High School, industrial arts teacher Jack Greiner invited her and other girls to take a shop class. The shop was usually boys’ ...

Rohse: Considering the whys and wherefores

Young children occasionally go through the “why” stage. A distraught mother may be questioned “why” countless times every day as to why things are why they are. “Why does ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## 
J.P. and Amelia Bierly of Bierly Brewing, 624 N.E. Third St., live in McMinnville with their sons, Jamie, 2, and Felix, 5. Their older boy is the namesake for their best selling brew, Felix Pilsner.

Stopping by: Brewer, Baker go against the grain

Amelia Bierly, who owns Bierly Brewery with her husband, brewmaster J.P. Bierly, was in her 30s before she ever tasted a malted milk ball or a soft pretzel — and then she had to bake them herself. Amelia ...

Web Design and Web Development by Buildable