Rohse: Beyond coins and paper bills

Around the world some weird kinds of currency have cropped up. They vary from giant wheels of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese in Italy to a strange “currency” popular among drug dealers and their ...

Carlson: ‘Punk’s Plight’ inspires courage to trust again

Every now and again one of our talented local authors writes a book about dogs, and gives a copy to me to preview, which of course I enjoy every much. Recently author Hope Walter did this with her new ...

Rusty Rae News-Register ## Ronan Godfrey turned one of the rooms in his family’s McMinnville home into his studio, where he created YouTube videos using Minecraft characters. A gift from the Make-a-Wish Foundation helped him become a video star and, in return, he’s raised money for Make-a-Wish to help wishes come true
for other kids with health problems.

Stopping by: Wishing on a YouTube star

 ‘Sub T Ronan’ battles illness, gives to others through his cyber skills

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Yamhill Valley Heritage Center volunteer Carol Williams gives a tour to Ryder Somes and his younger brother, Brighton, during last weekend’s reopening. Both the Heritage Center and the museum in Lafayette now are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

History’s doors reopen

Yamhill County’s two historical museums — the varied collections in the Miller Museum Research Center in Lafayette and the agriculture-focused Yamhill Valley Heritage Center in McMinnville ...

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Bonita Pursel defended her life savings, and the memory of her husband, Lyle, through a long and difficult fraud case.

SCAMMING SENIORS: She stood up to the lawyer who stole from her

Financial exploitation victim Bonita Pursel sat in a Yamhill County Circuit Courtroom in August 2019, anxiously waiting for Judge John Collins to return a verdict against now-disbarred attorney ...

Rohse: Road trips, and a room with a view

Homer and I both loved to travel and our first goal after we were married was to visit each of the 48 states, with Hawaii and Alaska to follow. But we also wanted to save money and buy a house. We did, ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Elsie Williams enjoys the flowers and foliage surrounding the home where she’s lived since January 1993. Her abundant perennials, annuals, succulents, trees and bushes led to her receiving Yard of the Month honors in June from the McMinnville Garden Club.

Stopping by: Full floral palette

Beds of perennials, annuals and evergreens, separated by cushy green lawn, surround Elsie Williams’ home at 1035 N.W. Crestbook Court, winner of the June Yard of the Month honors from the ...

Locals get college honors

Several Yamhill County residents recently received degrees or honors from institutions of higher learning. They include: Leslie Wallace of McMinnville and Chloe Wassei of Newberg have been named to the ...

Rohse: Pleasures of camping made hassles bear-able

As summer is a comin’, I’m reminded of how in yesteryear we would have by now been planning camping trips. Ours was not a luxurious type of camping, but rather a low-brow kind. Our tent required ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Mac High student Hector Guzman Martinez makes adjustments on his school project from last year, an air pressure controlled can crusher. Sadly, his team wasn t quite finished when school closed at the start of the pandemic.

Stopping by: Pushing himself

When Hector Guzman Martinez finished the first semester of his freshman year at McMinnville High School, he received a glowing report card: All A’s. His grades had been good at Duniway Middle ...

Rohse: From Newby to Puddy Gulch, history marks local streets, roads

As you stroll McMinnville’s streets, such as Cowls, Hembree, or Goucher, and note those names on the street signs, do you ever say thanks or feel grateful to these namesakes? Some of whom came to ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Joan Buccino, right, and her neighbor, Jan Stoven, are leading the effort to repair and save the Malone Cemetery, a tiny plot that dates from the mid-19th century. The family cemetery is located at 99W and Grandhaven Street, next to the Wilco Farm Store.

Hidden in plain sight

Every day, thousands of vehicles pass through the intersection of Highway 99W and Grandhaven Drive as they enter or leave McMinnville.  Some people, stopping at the traffic light, might take a moment ...

Submitted photo ## Lance Nuttman plays an oceanliner’s band member telling stories about his best friend, the greatest pianist aboard ship, in “Novecento.” The one-man show opens Friday at Gallery Theater; call 503- 472-2227 for tickets.

Gallery returns to live audiences with ‘Novecento’

One-man show plays May 28 through June 13 Gallery Theater presents a one-man show, “Novecento,” as it reopens to a live audience for the first time in nearly 15 months. Featuring ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## During a delivery to Carissa DeYoung, a teacher on special assignment at Columbus Elementary School, Bonnie Mann takes a minute to discuss the items in the family care bag. Mann delivers bags and other items to area schools on behalf of the Give a Little Foundation.

Stopping by: 'Kids first, always'

Bonnie Mann loves to see the smiles when she brings children gifts from the Give a Little Foundation. Smiles on the students’ faces. Smiles on the faces of teachers or counselors. A smile ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##In an effort to help people without homes, Patrick Evans and Lee Eggers designed and are building small trailers that can be pulled behind bicycles.

Tiny trailers carry hope for homeless

More than two dozen people have comfortable places to sleep because of Turtledove Shelters, a McMinnville manufacturing program started by people who decided to stop talking about the homeless ...