County Bridge Situation Not Too Bad — These Three Only Ones Closed : February 1, 1951. ##A sore spot with Brockwood Hill residents in McMinnvllle is this bridge, which once connected Brockwood Hill with Western Avenue. Closed some six months due to extremely weakened condition, residents see little hope for re-opening unless city and county can get together on its repair or replacement. City officials would like to see a fill in place of the bridge but contend they haven’t accepted the bridge from the county and are not responsible for its maintenance. County has no funds.

Vintage News-Register

Click scrolling arrows on side of pictures to pause slideshow.   Chronicling life in the Yamhill Valley through the generations with the newspaper archives. Vintage galleries are printed each Friday ...

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Virginia Noyes (Lesli Lucier) throws her hands in the air to thank God for just having finished a Broadway play while complaining to her co-star, James Wicker (Philip Van Cleave).

A comic look at 'theater people'

Actors, writers, directors and even a theater critic get together for an opening-night party in “It’s Only a Play,” which opens Friday, Jan. 18, at Gallery Theater. The show plays at ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## McMinnville High School senior Mallory Mead, here with an acoustic guitar in a school practice room, is a member of the jazz band and Twilighters rhythm section. She’ll be among the performers at the upcoming Jazz Night fundraiser.

Jazz guitarist plays music in the moment

Mac High senior enjoys experimenting with sound For Mallory Mead, music is “a spiritual thing.” Whether she’s playing her guitar by herself or with fellow McMinnville High School musicians, ...

Rohse: This wonder drug has no side effects

I have information for you that you may find valuable. It’s about a new medication everyone seems to be talking about. It doesn’t even require a prescription. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's ...

Savvy Senior: Are Medicare expenses tax deductible?

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Can I deduct my Medicare premiums, deductibles and copayments on my income taxes? I had a knee replacement surgery last year and spent quite a bit on medical care out-of-pocket and ...

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McKenzie Caroline Young, a children’s book illustrator with a growing resume, teaches illustration for middle and high school students at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg.

A storybook life

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who lived in one magical kingdom after another. McKenzie Caroline Young actually lived in Bellingham, Washington. The kingdoms were of her own creation, drawings ...

Image: United Artists ## The movie poster for “Harold Hecht’s ‘The Way West,’” released in 1967. The big-budget Western bombed at the box office.

Offbeat Oregon: Filming of 'worst Western ever' was an unforgettable spectacle

If you’ve never heard “Harold Hecht’s ‘The Way West’” referenced as a legendary box-office bomb, that’s probably because of Michael Cimino. Cimino’s epic ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register## Bob Moxley of Amity holds the helmet that took a bullet in Vietnam. Grazed and bleeding, he kept on fighting. He had just turned 19 at the time.

'Once you've died, you really start living'

Robert “Bob” Moxley looked through his scrapbook stuffed with memorabilia of his service in the Vietnam War — local currency; propaganda fliers offering rich rewards to American ...

Rohse: Yamhill River's glory days drifted away

I’ve been wondering if perhaps that river in our backyard has become something of an ugly duckling. When I drive across the bridge and look down at the Yamhill, I don’t see swift, crystal clear ...

Carlson: Prep before shopping for your next pup

Whole Dog Journal is not for the wannabe dog enthusiast. The articles lean toward the esoteric, and are thorough to the point of nearly beating a topic to death. I confess that a lot of the articles are ...

Savvy Senior: How to fight age discrimination in the workplace

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: How does one fight against workplace age discrimination, and where can I turn for help if I think I’ve got a case? Discouraged Donna  Savvy Senior Jim Miller ...

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Megan Hattie Stahl recently screened her new documentary, “Laura in Search of Teeth,” at the McMinnville Public Library.

Keeping it real

As a child, Megan Hattie Stahl was destined to become a documentary filmmaker — or a spy. She grew up in McMinnville watching everything, taking mental notes and occasionally recording what ...

Joe Knowles as he appeared after emerging from the wilderness of northern Maine, wearing the skin of the bear he killed there. (Image: Small, Maynard & Co.)

Offbeat Oregon: War foiled survivalist’s quest to redeem reputation

On the morning of Tuesday, July 21, 1914, deep in the heart of the wilderness of the Siskiyous near the little hamlet of Holland, a naked man was soberly shaking the hand of an official-looking gentleman ...

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Brian Trent enjoys an afternoon walk near the McMinnville Community Center accompanied by his pastor, Shaun Strong. Trent often walks 10 to 13 miles in a day.

The road to wellness

When Brian Trent started his fitness routine, he said, “I huffed and puffed” after slowly walking only a few blocks. A year and a half later, he feels refreshed after walking three miles in ...

Rohse: An early start on next year’s wish list

I didn’t get some things that I badly wanted for Christmas this year. But I don’t know whether Santa is able to bring gifts that are not of a material nature. Can he bring peace, goodwill, ...

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