Rohse: Put down the weed killer and learn to love dandelions

To you it may be an unwanted weed. To be sure, that yellow flower that’s polka-dotting your velvety lawn is an eyesore to most home owners. But the dandelion is perhaps the most recognized plant ...

Savvy Senior: Paying for long-term care without insurance or savings

Dear Savvy Senior: What types of financial resources are available to help seniors pay for long-term care? My 86-year-old mother will need either an assisted living facility or nursing home care in the ...

Rohse: Trees just keep giving

A few days ago I glanced at the calendar and realized Thanksgiving and Christmas were going to be here before I knew it. For Thanksgiving, I like to get my thank yous lined up so I don’t forget ...

Rohse: Slow, yet surprising: Slugs both beneficial and harmful

On a lovely spring morning, gardeners all across the Yamhill Valley are eager to get outdoors to see how seedlings, planted the day before, fared through the night. Many of those gardeners are apt to ...

Image: Wolfram Burner##The Neskowin “Ghost Forest,” a series of stumps rising out of the beach sand and surf. The Ghost Forest was submerged when the land under it slumped in the last Cascadia Subduction Zone megathrust quake, in 1700.

Offbeat Oregon: 'Like the ocean had become vertical'

On the evening of March 23, 1964, Seaside resident Margaret Gammon hadn’t been asleep more than an hour or two when she was awakened by howling. It was the community fire siren, blaring at full ...

Rohse: For your health, read this column and anything else

I love books. I love to read. But sometimes I am annoyed at my addiction to reading. When my kitchen sink is piled high with dishes that should be in the dishwasher and cupboards need cleaning, I feel ...

Rohse: She got things done

I’m ashamed. We had been gone. When we walked in the front door, the first thing I saw on the little table in the entry was my ballot from the county clerk. I’d forgotten to mail it before ...

Rohse: Tusks among the troops: Elephants in ancient wars

During antiquity, wars between countries were not unusual. Riding elephants into those battles was unusual, but some warriors did just that. Elephants have been going to war at least since the time of ...

Hay Day fun planned

The Yamhill Valley Heritage Center will host “Hay Day/Play Day” on Saturday, June 25. The event will include draft animals demonstrating haying, along with old-fashioned games, children’s ...

Young artists' work to be on display

Winners of the See Ya Later Foundation’s art competition will be displayed Monday through Friday, June 13 to 17, at First Federal, 118 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. Members of the public can vote ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Mural artist Emily Lux helps paint a mural in Joe Dancer Park along with McMinnville High School art club members.

With artist’s help, Mac High students design and create colorful mural at Joe Dancer Park

McMinnville High School students collaborated with one another and with a professional artist, the Sunrise Rotary Club, and the city to create a mural to brighten Joe Dancer Park, a prime location for ...

Rusty Rae News-Register ## Mark and Susan Gorrie enjoy growing all sorts
of flowers, from rhododendrons to roses. Their shaded back yard also includes a fish pond.

Yard of the month: Couple’s garden alive with fish, flowers, art

Susan and Mark Gorrie won’t be the only hosts welcoming guests during the McMinnville Garden Club’s annual garden tour this Sunday, June 12. Visitors also will be greeted by the koi ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Woman of the Year Ronni Lacroute loves and values the arts, including sculptures such as this one in her yard. The arts bring us together and make us better people, she said.

Distinguished Service Awards to honor community champions

Stan Primozich and Ronni Lacroute have been named McMinnville’s Man and Woman of the year in the Distinguished Service Awards program. They will be honored along with several other winners ...

Two local cemeteries receive grants

Two Yamhill County cemeteries will benefit from improvement grants from the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries. A project to repair markers and add interpretive signs at Goodrich/Warren Cemetery ...

Walk in Park distributes funds

The Walk in the Park Foundation distributed $25,000 to nine Carlton and Yamhill charitable organizations at a ceremony Friday, May 27. In addition, it recognized three graduating Yamhill-Carlton High ...

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