January 29, 1953. ##Looking over a Model A coupe which will be up for auction at the third annual McMinnville Eagles Lodge auction for the March of Dimes are this group of Eagles. This is one of three autos donated by local firms for the polio fund auction, slated Saturday, January 31. Left to right, Walter Wish, Eagles president; Eagles Ray Fredericks and Harold Patton (kneeling); C.E. Colvin of Gilbert Tilbury, donor of the car; and C.N. Bennett and William Stoelting, members of the local Eagles Lodge. Cars are also being donated by Vinton and Larsen and Fredricks Motor Company. The cars are only a part of a large variety of articles being donated for auction.

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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Chloe the mule, with friend Alvin the pony in the background, loves giving rides to Jessica Reber and her 2 1/2-year-old daughter, Hazel. Chloe is a gentle, patient animal, Reber said.

Stopping By: Hybrid vehicle

  Chloe is looking forward to some fun: Many other mules and horses will be joining her at the Flying M Ranch for the Oregon Mule Skinners’ 35th annual Memorial Day Trail Ride. Just ...

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Rock gardens provide places for peaceful contemplation in the McMinnville yard of Jerri and Tom Solan.

Yard of the Month: Tranquil seating

Homeowner creates serene spots to pause and enjoy the view By HEATHER BROOKS Of the News-Register Benches are arranged outside the McMinnville home Jerri Solan shares with her husband, Tom, so passersby ...

Rohse: Buzzwords and other language we love to use

Fashions in clothing are forever changing, as per the tight-legged pants that presently are a choice. But clothes aren’t the only things that change. Change is everywhere — including words, ...

Carlson: Dogs behaving badly, and what to do about it

I’ve gotten behind on reading my dog magazines again. In my defense, they have an uncanny ability to arrive while I am engrossed in a page-turner mystery, and when I’ve finally gotten to the ...

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A rescue lifeboat of the type common in the mid-1880s, being used in a practice drill.

Offbeat Oregon : Station keeper’s cowardice cost 11 sailors their lives

Tales of the heroism of U.S. Lifesaving Service rescue boat crews (and their successors in the Coast Guard) are so frequent as to be almost unremarkable. After all, theirs is a job that attracts ...

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Dave Merz, who runs Carlton Valley Honey, offers three varieties in his shop, all named for the flowers from which his bees collect nectar: poison oak, forest flowers and blackberry.

Sweet as honey

Dave Merz’s great-great-grandparents kept bees in Switzerland before they immigrated to the U.S. in the 1880s. Two generations later, Merz donned a protective hood and jacket and became a beekeeper ...

The buzz on bees and honey

* Bees can't see white or red. Beekeepers often uses hives that are white so they appear neutral, and non-threatening, to bees. Merz paints his hives pale yellow, aqua, green and gray to help his bees ...

Shop offers Carlton Valley Honey

Three kinds of honey are available from Dave Merz's Carlton Valley Honey shop. They are named for the flowers from which bees gathered nectar to make the honey: Poison oak, blackberry and wild forest. ...

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Margaret “Marg” Johansen was known among fellow weavers for her innovative techniques and artistic eye. The longtime McMinnville resident died in 2004, the year this photo was taken.

Stopping By: Woven legacy

Katia Johansen, a textile conservationist who worked for the Danish royal family, flew from Denmark to Oregon in April to look at the tapestries created by her mother, the late Margaret Johansen. Well-known ...

McMinnville makes way for billions and billions of visitors

Scheduled to touch down on a street near you: McMinnville’s 20th annual UFO Fest, which runs from Thursday through Sunday, May 16 to 19. Part serious and part flat-out fun, the festival ...

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Memorial Elementary kindergarten teacher Molly Bousquet works with Peter Curtin and other students who are dissecting owl pellets during class.

Kindergarten teacher is always learning

Memorial’s Molly Bousquet named outstanding educator Kindergarten teacher Molly Bousquet can name many outstanding educators, including her peers at Memorial Elementary School and instructors ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Brad and Crystal Fuerst run the hay and straw baling business Brad’s father started in 1992. They live on their farm with their children, 4-year-old Greyson and 2-year-old Nora.

Farming life suits Yamhill’s Fuerst family

YAMHILL — Brad Fuerst grew up helping his father in the family’s hay and straw baling business. Now, he runs it himself with his wife, Crystal. “We like farming,” he said. ...

Carlson: And, furthermore! Another round of pet peeves

It’s been some time since I launched into a rant and rave about my pet peeves, but since I have plenty, why put off another any longer? First and foremost: prong collars. Why on earth can you still ...

Rohse: Unwanted plants invading fields, streams, gardens

They’re dangerous. They’re stealthy. They’re insidious. And you may not even be aware of them. But they’re sneaking up on us and invading our premises. These miscreants are invasive ...

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