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 ...

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Susan Escure has been finance director for the McMinnville School District since 2008. She said she’s enjoyed her coworkers, as well as the work.

Stopping By: Count on a smile

Susan Escure may have come by her sense of humor because she grew up knowing both George and Martha Washington. She was raised in George, a “spot in the road,” with about 190 residents between ...

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Meg and Zach Hixson will soon be opening their new store, Left By West. They purchased Yamhill Valley Dry Goods, where Meg had worked, and she and her artist husband changed the name and moved it to the 500 block of Third Street.

Taking a ‘slow fashion’ approach

After years of being involved in the community, Zach and Meg Hixson are ready to take the next step by running their own business. They will open Left By West, a new version of Yamhill Valley ...

Rohse:Remembering small towns, gifts to the world

A small village — a little town — is one of the greatest gifts ever given mankind: Little communities that have no McDonald’s, a service station with only one pump and one restaurant ...

Carlson: Use math (and a bit of restraint) to help Fluffy lose weight

So last Happy Tails, I went on ad nauseam about the perils of portliness for pooches, but I managed to not allow enough time or space to give any advice about what to do about it. So here are some ideas ...

Rohse: Exotic pets can be fun, but buyer beware

If you are considering getting a pet you probably are aware of the many exotic pets now on the market. But tempted though you may be by some of these offerings, before you say, “I’ll take ...