Rohse: Tusks among the troops: Elephants in ancient wars

During antiquity, wars between countries were not unusual. Riding elephants into those battles was unusual, but some warriors did just that. Elephants have been going to war at least since the time of ...

Hay Day fun planned

The Yamhill Valley Heritage Center will host “Hay Day/Play Day” on Saturday, June 25. The event will include draft animals demonstrating haying, along with old-fashioned games, children’s ...

Young artists' work to be on display

Winners of the See Ya Later Foundation’s art competition will be displayed Monday through Friday, June 13 to 17, at First Federal, 118 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. Members of the public can vote ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Mural artist Emily Lux helps paint a mural in Joe Dancer Park along with McMinnville High School art club members.

With artist’s help, Mac High students design and create colorful mural at Joe Dancer Park

McMinnville High School students collaborated with one another and with a professional artist, the Sunrise Rotary Club, and the city to create a mural to brighten Joe Dancer Park, a prime location for ...

Rusty Rae News-Register ## Mark and Susan Gorrie enjoy growing all sorts
of flowers, from rhododendrons to roses. Their shaded back yard also includes a fish pond.

Yard of the month: Couple’s garden alive with fish, flowers, art

Susan and Mark Gorrie won’t be the only hosts welcoming guests during the McMinnville Garden Club’s annual garden tour this Sunday, June 12. Visitors also will be greeted by the koi ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Woman of the Year Ronni Lacroute loves and values the arts, including sculptures such as this one in her yard. The arts bring us together and make us better people, she said.

Distinguished Service Awards to honor community champions

Stan Primozich and Ronni Lacroute have been named McMinnville’s Man and Woman of the year in the Distinguished Service Awards program. They will be honored along with several other winners ...

Two local cemeteries receive grants

Two Yamhill County cemeteries will benefit from improvement grants from the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries. A project to repair markers and add interpretive signs at Goodrich/Warren Cemetery ...

Walk in Park distributes funds

The Walk in the Park Foundation distributed $25,000 to nine Carlton and Yamhill charitable organizations at a ceremony Friday, May 27. In addition, it recognized three graduating Yamhill-Carlton High ...

Cozine Creek Concerts to feature John Hoover

John Hoover and the Mighty Quinns will play original tunes and John Denver songs Friday, June 10, at the Cozine Creek Concerts. The band is making a return visit to the concert series, sponsored by McMinnville ...

Willamina summer arts camps start soon

Registrations are open for the Art Conspiracy Summer Arts Program at Willamina High School, with some sessions nearly full. The program runs June 20 to June 30 (Monday thru Thursday) with a final performance/presentation ...

News-Register file photo##The crowd in front of Edwards Elementary School cheers as colorfully decorated cars drive by in last year’s Pride Month car parade in Newberg.

Events celebrate Pride Month

Wine Country Pride will host a whole rainbow of events to mark National Pride Month, which runs throughout June. A parade, drag shows, a street fair, a queer wine festival, and more, are planned to highlight ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Sheridan Fire District Chief Les Thomas talks to students about the firefighting/emergency medical services profession at the Sheridan High School Future Fair event.

‘Future Fair’ helps Sheridan High students get an informed look ahead

Ensuring future success begins now. That was the key message conveyed to Sheridan High School students at this year’s Future Fair, an event designed to help prepare them for future employment in ...

Marcus Larson News-Register ## Beth Moline shows one way she uses the fruit of her favorite plant, the pineapple guava. She cuts the ripe fruit into chunks and lets it steep in gin.

Yard of the Month: Uncommon garden

Nurturing edible and unusual plants is hobby, therapy for Mac woman   Ruby rhododendrons, orange and yellow ranunculus — and the most impressive garlic ever — make passersby pause at ...

Offbeat Oregon: Treasure of lucky ‘beach gold’ prospectors may still be out there

Imagine you’re a gold prospector from the Willamette Valley, on your way to the California gold fields in the first year of the 1848 gold rush. You’re a little late to the party, and you’ve ...

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Stopping by: Mac mayor moves on

Scott Hill leaves for Utah, with a fond look back at years of service to a town he’s loved for three decades   For Scott Hill, McMinnville will always be home. He and his wife, Donna, soon ...