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Easter egg hunts planned Saturday

Get out your Easter baskets — and waterproof shoes — for Easter egg hunts in most Yamhill County cities this Saturday, April 8. Fire departments, service clubs and civic groups plan to hide ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Janet Gahr and Brian Bailey enjoy a laugh in the business they’ve owned for more than 35 years, Incahoots. They enjoy greeting customers and working with the plants and gifts available in their shop at 905 N.E. Baker St., McMinnville.

Stopping By: A creative place

It’s always the season for planting and growing at Incahoots, a business that thrives on change

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##In Gallery Theater’s production of “Harvey,” Elwood P. Dowd (Walt Haight, center) thanks his taxi driver (Gabe Cook) as he makes his case to the judge (Roman Martinez, seated) that Harvey is real. Listening are Dr. Chumley (David Bates) and Elwood’s sister, Veta (Holly Spencer). The comedy opens Friday, March 31, with shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through April 16. Call 503-472-2227 for reservations.

Nostalgic comedy ‘Harvey’ opens March 31 at Gallery

Will audiences see the title character in “Harvey,” the nostalgic comedy that opens Friday, March 31, at Gallery Theater? Director Steve Cox won’t say. But he is betting theatergoers ...

Image: Oregonian##William Rector and Charles Montgomery as they appeared in court during their trial.

Offbeat Oregon: Body-snatchers planned to hold ex-mayor’s corpse for ransom

The 19th century was a kind of golden age of body snatching. Digging up the freshly dead to cash the corpses in at the back door of a nearby medical school was — well, not common exactly, but far ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Eunice McAvoy of Lafayette reflects on her long life as she prepares to cut into one of several birthday cakes she’s eaten this year in honor of turning 107. McAvoy credits God for her longevity, as well as her happiness over the years. Among other activities, she has enjoyed painting china plates and tiles and serving as a supervisor for china painting at the Yamhill County Fair.

Stopping By: A faith-filled life

A couple years ago, Eunice McAvoy bought an airline ticket for a trip to Texas so she could visit her daughter. The Lafayette resident filled out the paperwork with her birthdate and other details. When ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Sue Nesbitt, president of the Yamhill County Master Gardeners Association, pokes tomato seeds into soil in preparation for the organization’s plant sale, which will be held the first Friday and Saturday in May. She also will teach a seed planting workshop at Spring into Gardening on Saturday, March 18.

Stopping By: Sue Nesbitt loves gardening and helping others learn

Sue Nesbitt, now one of the 90 Master Gardeners in Yamhill County, knew her thumb wasn’t as green as it could be back when she was gardening on the East Coast. She wanted to learn more about soil ...

Provoking Hope hosts annual fundraiser dinner Saturday

Provoking Hope, an addiction and recovery nonprofit in McMinnville, will host its annual fundraising dinner, "A Walk to Remember," Saturday, February 11, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. "If you donate or if you buy ...

(January 7, 1958)##These azalea plants will grace a highway divider by McMinnville Hospital through efforts of Fred Koch of 1745 Progress Ave. Koch began raising the plants eight years ago to beautify McMinnville highways and arranged for them to be placed near the hospital with the belief that they will be “our finest advertisement for the city.” Members of the Men’s Garden Club helped Koch remove the azaleas from his backyard and tie roots in burlap state highway department crews are to plant, water, and mulch the plants. From the left, at front, Arthur Fryer helps Koch uproot a plant as Alec Sherlock and Jim Stinson wrap another in burlap. Watching at rear, from the left, are Perry Willoughby, Lou Parsons, Fern Ramsey, Steve Thomas and Harold Smith.

Vintage News-Register: January 10, 2023

Chronicling life in the Yamhill Valley through the generations with the newspaper photo archives.        

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Samantha and David Farmer of McMinnville, with first 2023 baby Stanley, born 12 hour and 2 minutes into the new year.

There was company waiting at home for McMinnville’s first baby of ‘23

McMinnville’s first baby of 2023, Stanley Farmer, left the Willamette Valley Medical Center Monday afternoon, and soon afterward, was greeted by his very own cheering section at home. Brothers Noah, ...

2022 in review: A few of the people we won’t forget

Yamhill County lost many of its residents in 2022. Every single one will be missed. Here are a few of those we won’t forget. In January, retired Yamhill-Carlton School District teacher Don Cram ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Kathy and Wayne Beckwith plan to return to India as volunteers at an international school that promotes peace. They first went there as Peace Corps volunteers soon after they married in the 1960s.

Stopping By: The Beckwiths' Call

Kathy Beckwith and her husband, Wayne, are looking forward to returning to India, where they started their marriage as Peace Corps volunteers and where they have spent time helping at a school on several ...

Offbeat Oregon: World’s clumsiest drug smugglers also its most audacious, Part 1

Nearly 50 years ago, the Good Friday Earthquake changed Alaska forever. It killed nine people and slammed the West Coast with tsunamis that killed 122 more, including four in Oregon.

It did something else, too, though: It heaved up the seafloor of the Inside Passage near the ghost town of Katalia by a good 12 feet. And in the process, it brought something up to the surface that was a very important piece of the history of Alaska … and, earlier, Oregon.

Rohse: Monument-al memories of Halloween celebration

My mom was all for Halloween fun, but that didn’t include making a big batch of fluffy purple slime. In our town of Monument, trick or treating wasn’t very popular. Monument had a population ...

Savvy Senior: How to find an old 401k

Dear Savvy Senior: How do I go about looking for an old former company 401(k) plan that I think I contributed money to many years ago, but forgot about until recently? Retired in Rochester If you think ...

Rohse: Better than a bouquet (from the archives)

I never knew of any Eastern Oregon rancher who brought his wife a dozen red roses. Monument’s nearest florist was about 60 miles away. I’m pretty sure my mother, at our ranch with wood-burning ...

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