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Richard “Dick” Wood reminisces days before his 100th birthday. He was born Feb. 23, 1920, in Dayton, Ohio, and grew up admiring the Wright Brothers. He spent many years as a mechanic for United Airlines.

Stopping by: Everything airplanes

When a pilot scooped up young Richard “Dick” Wood and set him in the cockpit of a World War I plane in 1925, the 5-year-old was smitten. From that day onward, “everything was ...

Sip! names wine winners

The 27th annual McMinnville Wine & Food Classic known as Sip! draws thousands of people from throughout the Pacific Northwest to celebrate Oregon food and wine.  This year’s event ...

Rohse: To do, or not to do

I recently bought a book that claims to offer “the foolproof system for taking control of your schedule and your life.” Truth of the matter is that I am not in control of my time. I do not ...

Savvy Senior: Do I have to pay taxes?

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What are the IRS income tax filing requirements for seniors this year? I didn’t file a tax return last year because my 2018 income was below the filing requirements, but I got ...

Carlson: Canned food: Worth the higher price tag?

I am very often tempted to spend money on things my dogs absolutely do not need. I mean, to my knowledge, no dog has ever died for lack of a scrumptious (and expensive) Red Barn chew. Ditto for yet another ...

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Bill Hall, who retired from the evidence room at the Portland Police Bureau, enjoys living in McMinnville. He and his wife, Carol, have been involved with the Yamhill County Historical Society and the SMART reading program. He also helps with the Band of Brothers vets group and coaches youth soccer.

Stopping By: A sailor’s life for him

When, on his first day of Navy boot camp, Bill Hall’s commanding officer told the men to write letters home to their mothers, Hall applied himself. It was about 2:30 a.m. when he took pen ...

Totem Shriver shows art at Linfield Gallery

The News-Register staff Totem Shriver shows art at Linfield Gallery “Path, Sky, Dream,” a solo show by artist and teacher Totem Shriver, will run through March 21 at the Linfield Gallery. Shriver, ...

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Lucifus Landswipe (Ethan Smith) and Sir Epptishus N. Skrootabull (Ian Bottenberg) conspire to steal the Proudwell family’s land in “The Perilous Passing of Prudence Proudwell.”

Amity serves up melodrama and dessert

Amity High School students will perform a melodrama and serve dessert during each performance, as well, Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 27 to 29. “The Perilous Passing of Prudence Proudwell, ...

Patton students to perform dinner theater

Patton Middle School’s Thespian Troupe 89053 will perform a dinner theater production of “Dinner at Eight, Dead by Nine,” Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21 and 22. Guests will be ...

Rohse: Civil War soldier told it like it was

The diary kept by John Ruby as a Union soldier during the Civil War of 1861-1865 is a revelatory story of that conflict in which more lives were lost than in any other American war. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's ...

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The first page of the “Voters’ Book of Remembrance,” A.C. Edmunds’ double-sided election’s-eve flier, which insulted Portland voters badly enough to turn them off both temperance and women’s suffrage for nearly 40 years.

Offbeat Oregon: The ‘own-goal’ champ of state history

This is a continuation of the Offbeat Oregon column that appeared in last week’s Connections. A.C. Edmunds’ experience in Portland before the Civil War had been so short, and by his personal ...

Film fest keeps it short

Eighty-five films — chosen from 256 20-minute or briefer entries from around the world -— will be featured Friday through Sunday, Feb. 21-23, in the ninth annual McMinnville Short Film Festival. “It’s ...

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Nancy and Tom Paul do almost everything together, from reading the Bible to watching their granddaughters’ soccer games. Lucy, their Bichon Frise, is sitting on the couch to Nancy’s right.

Stopping by: Faith and family

Tom and Nancy Paul celebrated their first Valentine’s Day as husband and wife 50 years ago. They’d been married for two months. They were wed on Dec. 6, 1969, by a justice of the peace ...

Image: Library of Congress ## This drawing, from an 1874 issue of Frank Leslie’s Weekly, shows the Ohio women who were the Portland temperance workers’ primary inspiration, singing and praying before a saloon. This scene, drawn by S.B. Morton, is set in Logan, Ohio.

Offbeat Oregon: With a friend like A.C. Edmunds, suffragists needed no enemies

One of the most dramatic things that can happen in a soccer game is an “own-goal.” Not the kind where a player on offense bounces a shot off a defender and into the net, but the full-on ...

Newberg conference looks at criminal justice

“Hearing the Cries: Healing Injustice,” a conference on the criminal justice system, runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at ...

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