Marcus Larson/News-Register##Susan Aldrich-Markham locates a patch of milkweed near McMinnville. The plant is important to the survival of the monarch butterfly.

Stopping by: Roadside warrior: protecting native plants

Somewhere a monarch butterfly is fluttering its wings thanks to Susan Aldrich-Markham, whose volunteer efforts have helped the species survive the annual commute from Canada to Mexico. Monarchs lay eggs ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Alchemist’s Jam owner Danny Roberts prepares a batch of blueberry jam with lemon zest, slowly bringing the fruit to a boil before pouring it into jars.

Stopping By: Jam makers spread the love

Raspberry cardamom rosehip. Peach, vanilla, nutmeg. Blueberry chamomile. Strawberry lemon ginger. Those are some of the creative combinations developed by Alchemist’s Jam, the award-winning ...

Bottle drive raises grad night money

A no-contact can and bottle drive to benefit the McMinnville High School Class of 2021 Grad Night will be held the first Saturday of each month throughout the summer, as well on Sunday, July 5, ...

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Patti Webb’s favorite Third Street historical building currently houses La Rambla restaurant. She admires the structure’s architectural style.

Stopping by: Building history

Patti Webb loves to sit and drink tea on the wide porch of the home occupied for decades by her parents, the late John and Mary Day. The big white house just north of downtown McMinnville now is ...

Savvy Senior: RV travel tips in the summer of COVID

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, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Miguel Lozano,  a sophomore at McMinnville High School, worked with his dad to build a cart from which he could sell his elotes.

Stopping By: Entrepreneur is all ears

Miguel Lozano plucks a steaming ear of corn from a pot on his elote cart, then pokes two long sticks into one end to make a portable snack. Holding the sticks in one hand, he brushes the kernels with ...

Rohse: Bald eagle has proven a worthy national symbol

The bald eagle is the American symbol and also appears on the official U.S. seal. But historians have asked that at one time, instead of the eagle, the turkey was being considered for this honor. Rohse ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##  Miguel Lozano prepares elotes, a traditional Mexican street food, for customers Johan Veles and Karen Velez.

Stopping By: Entrepreneur is all ears

Update: Miguel Lozano's elote sales are on hold. Miguel, a high school sophomore who already has a food service card, said he was notified that he needs to fill out paperwork, pay $1,415 and take classes ...

Rohse: Savoring the feat of graduating

Recent activities pertaining to high school graduations that necessitated elimination of customary festivities reminded me of my graduation ceremony at our high school many years ago. My senior ...

Savvy Senior: Why high blood pressure is more dangerous now

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, ...

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Marty Palacios said it was a tough decision to retire from a job he enjoys, assistant principal at Duniway Middle School. Previously a teacher, he said his career in education has given him the opportunity to shape the lives of many young people.

Stopping by: His dream job: Being a teacher

Marty Palacios had a great job on the management track at IBM, but it didn’t satisfy his desire to be a positive influence on others. Teaching did. “I could have chosen a profession ...

Lions present scholarships to McMinnville graduates

The McMinnville Lions Club, which raises money by selling Christmas trees, has presented $12,000 worth of scholarships to eight 2020 McMinnville High School graduates. The 2020 recipients are: -- Megan ...

Rohse: Concept of quarantine isn’t new to Northwest

In the late 1800s in the northwestern corner of Oregon, residents were worried. They had good reason. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, books ...

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Sharon Buehler loves books and children, and that has made her many years as a school librarian rewarding. She is the only librarian

Stopping by: Closing the book on a career with kids

School librarian Sharon Buehler soon will have more time for something she treasures, reading. As a retiree, she will be able to devote hours to reading novels, such as “Little Fires Everywhere,” ...

Savvy Senior: How to make the most of telehealth visits

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, ...

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