Rusty Rae/News-Register ## David Dalton plays one of the 26 violins he’s made over the last 20 years.

Stopping by: Violin maker

Woodworker David Dalton uses the tiniest planer imaginable, not much bigger than the end of his thumb. He needs it for the delicate work of shaving and shaping the smallest pieces of a violin. He ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##First Federal President Jim Schlotfedlt hands out awards to McMinnville High School students Klaus Zimmerling, Savannah Thompson and Ethan Thom, recognizing their excellent work in their economics and personal financial class.

Playing the market: Mac students try stocks virtually

McMinnville High School students have a chance to play the market — using virtual money to invest in stocks — in an economics and personal finance class with curriculum supported ...

Rohse: There’s still gold out there, if you’re of a mine to find it

If you’ve always wanted to go treasure hunting or hoped for a new gold field so you could go prospecting, yours indeed is a universal desire. Gold lures mankind down many and varied strange paths.

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Legion Auxiliary State President Debra Godwin is always smiling whether she’s serving up a beer from behind the bar at the McMinnville American Legion Vets Club or delivering a meal to a patron. Like
staff at the TV bar Cheers, the volunteer knows everybody’s name — including the three joking with her in the background, from the left, John Kovach, Rich Pimm and Al Schmidt.

Stopping By: Looking out for her veterans

Debra Godwin, Oregon District president of the American Legion Auxiliary, works with and for people who’ve served their country. She never refers to them as “the veterans.” Instead, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Cathedral Ridge Winery associates Jay Wilson and Amanda Liles pour tastes of Pinot noir for Sherie Rosenbaum and Deb Wexler during a busy Saturday at the McMinnville Wine & Food Classic, a fundraiser for St. James School.

A taste of normalcy: Classic returns with big numbers after two-year hiatus

Confirming favorites and introducing new pleasures, McMinnville Wine & Food Classic drew thousands to Evergreen Space Museum last weekend. The 30th annual event was a fundraiser, as with every ...

Coffee fundraiser will help three local nonprofit groups

Area coffee shops will help support three local nonprofits on St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17. For each coffee drink purchased, shops will donate to Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation, Seeds ...

Business Journal honors Linfield’s President Davis

Linfield University President Miles Davis has been named a 2022 Executive of the Year by the Portland Business Journal. He was chosen in the “presidents” category. The Business Journal also ...

Rohse: Obits tell us much about living

When I mentioned to my neighbor friend what I was spending considerable time doing, she looked surprised and a bit disapproving. What I was doing was reading obituaries. Many of them. But they were not ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Teacher Gus Papellis works with fifth-grader Danny Martinez, center, and fourth-grader Santiago Morales as they use equations to determine the height of the St. James School cross.

Measuring up: St. James benefit gives kids active avenues to learning

Math/science teacher Gus Pappelis planned to take his third- through fifth-graders outside to measure the height of objects using shadows, ratios, multiplication and division. Clouds covered the sky, ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Supporters Charlie Tuttle, left, and Josh Hilliker and his wife, Liz, celebrate winning bid on a chocolate cake during the dessert auction at “A Night for the Mission” at Abbey Road Farms. Matching bids on several desserts helped boost the auction totals for the night.

Icing on the cake: Dessert auction supports Gospel Rescue Mission fundraiser

One “Night” in Carlton was really about helping the mission of hundreds of nights. Nearly 200 people attended “A Night For the Mission” fundraiser for the McMinnville-based Yamhill ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Adam Lewis, new senior pastor at Nazarene Church on the Hill, discusses how God called him to the ministry.

Stopping By: Nazarene Church pastor finds a home on the Hill

Adam Lewis, the new senior pastor of McMinnville’s largest church, didn’t grow up with religion. But when buddies invited him to play basketball at their Nazarene church in the evenings, he ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Teacher TJ Wilson watches over students Chance Stewart and Conner Slater as they work on removing an engine from a truck frame.

Willamina students revved up by experience at prestigious car show

Willamina High School Principal Jami Fluke remembers junior Alyson Payne being a bit “star struck” in the moment. While at the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, Calif., CTE (career and ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Grandmother Tammy Tucker said she is extremely grateful that Steve Gale, right, and Chuck Colvin Ford gave her a working 1994 Ford Taurus for her grandson, Kolin Tucker, a Sheridan High graduate now stationed in Virginia as a military policeman. Chuck Colvin representatives, who met Tucker when she took ownership of the car Tuesday, include, from left, owner Gary Edwards, service department manager Cooper Smith and general manager John Harrell.

Woman given a Ford for her Army grandson to drive — and to give forward again

“Looking for a good used car for my grandson serving in the Army,” read a classified ad in the News-Register in late 2021. The ad got noticed by Steve Gale of Gale’s Towing, who had ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Emina Biogradlija met Carolyn McCloskey of McMinnville at an American military school in Germany.

Stopping by: Finally, McMinnville - Bosnian refugee visits town she’s been dreaming of since the 1990s

Emina Biogradlija had been dreaming of McMinnville since she was an adolescent, back in the early 1990s. She didn’t get here until this year, though. “I love McMinnville. I like smaller towns. ...

Author to read her work

Kathryn Nuernberger will read from her latest book, “The Witch of Eye,” on Tuesday, March 15, as part of the Readings at the Nick series at Linfield University. Nuernberger is an essayist ...