Rusty Rae/News-Register##Yamhill County Circuit Court Judge John Collins makes one of his final appearances in the courtroom. He officially retired Dec. 31 after nearly 30 years on the bench.

Stopping by: Justice in balance - judge Collins looks back on lessons learned, forward to principles in place

Years ago, when young District Attorney John Collins stood in the courtroom, awaiting arrival of suspects for arraignment, he would hear the clanking of chains as deputies walked them up from the Yamhill ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Workers plant trees in the Serenity Garden, which the McMinnville Garden Club is putting in at Willamette Valley Medical Center. Shrubs and flowers will be planted later this year and art and a water feature will be added to the space, which will be open to the public as well as to cancer center and hospital patients and staff.

At Mac hospital, garden club plants the roots of serenity

The sunshine last week provided prime planting weather for  McMinnville Garden Club's new "Serenity Garden" on the grounds of Willamette Valley Medical Center and the Hoover Cancer ...

Native plant sale offered

Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting its annual native plant sale. The event is a way for local residents to find native plants, whether they are planting a few in their backyard or ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Kristy Runge, LPN, director of client care for Hello Care, helps unload donated medical supplies from the family of the late Richard Brenneman. His son, Travis Brenneman of the McMinnville Fire Department, helped arrange the donation to the Lions medical equipment bank.

Donation increases Lions Club’s medical supply loan inventory

Good things are in store through the McMinnville Lions Club and donors. Lions Club fills 100 requests a week for medical supplies, providing adult diapers and wound treatment materials or loaning out wheelchairs, ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Concrete workers and equipment operators work on Northwest Riverside Drive to form and finish curbing next to the McMinnville Industrial Park, where expansion provides potential locations for McMinnville Economic Development Partnership to connect with manufacturers.

Economic health is MEDP's business

The McMinnville Economic Development Partnership works with a marketing base of about 90 major companies that are large employers, from Meggitt to Organic Valley Creamery to Willamette Valley Medical ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Haley Vanderzanden enjoys moment of relaxation amidst her busy senior year at Amity High School. She loves spending time with her two best friends, sisters Tenley (left) and Riley.

Stopping by: Leading with kindness

Haley Vanderzanden has been learning — and demonstrating — kindness and good citizenship all her life. Her parents, Alicia and Steve Vanderzanden, taught her right from wrong when she ...

Rohse: Stirrup memories: Lore about the Pony Express continues riding on

The Pony Express was in operation only about 18 months, from April 1860 to October 1861. But it played a celebrated important role in American history and was of great financial importance ...

##This pro-masking editorial cartoon appeared in the Nov. 1, 1918, edition of the long-defunct Santa Barbara Daily News.

Nichols: Deja flu - Lessons of the 1918 pandemic

Over the past two years, historians and analysts have compared the coronavirus to the 1918 flu pandemic. Many of the mitigation practices used to combat the spread of the coronavirus, especially before the development of the vaccines, have been the same as those used in 1918 and 1919 — masks and hygiene, social distancing, ventilation, limits on gatherings, quarantines, mandates, closure policies and more.

 

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Nancy Schick talks about one of her favorite pieces of art, a large painting she picked up while traveling in in country of Togo in West Africa. Togo is one of “only” 55 countries the retired teacher has visited.

Stopping by: Teacher and traveler

Nancy Schick has indulged her love for travel by visiting out-of-the-way places, as well as popular locations, all around the world. “You need to get out there to broaden your horizons,” the ...

Rohse: World needs special powers of music

When Turkish cattle breeder Mehmet Akgul reported increasing his milk yield by 5% by playing classic music for his cows, it was big news. Said Akgul, “If this music produces relaxation in humans, ...

Burns Supper honors poet with haggis and bagpipes

A few tickets are still available for the 2022 Burns Supper, hosted by the Celtic Heritage Alliance in McMinnville. The evening, a celebration of the poetry of Robert Burns, will include haggis and other ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Artist James Violette talks about one of his
creations, “Midmod Floor Lamp,” on display at The Gallery at Ten Oaks in McMinnville.

Stopping by: A play of light

At first glance, you might think James Violette works with only with wood, metal, wire and cloth. But he also works with less tangible media: illumination. The McMinnville artist usually uses a computer ...

Submitted photo##Mark Pauletto uses his specialized truck and claw to lift a heavy load. The claw is attached to an arm that can reach over fences or debris to grab a load without disturbing its surroundings.

Send in the claw: Owner says specialized truck makes lifting easy

Removing a fallen tree or setting a decorative boulder in place might require several laborers and a forklift or other piece of heavy equipment. But Mark Pauletto of Carlton said his special ...

Rohse: Never forget the travails of the historic Oregon Trail

What a loss it would be if Oregonians were to forget one of our state’s most important events because of mercurial history eroding it away. That event was the Oregon Trail. Much is being done to ...

Linfield students offer hula lessons

Linfield University’s Hui O Lökahi Club is hosting hula lessons throughout the month of January to raise funds for its annual Lu’au & Ho’ike later this year. Classes are slated ...