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 ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Although it’s been less than a decade since she started walking for exercise, Ruth Mendes da Costa has collected dozens of medals for finishing 5K, 10K and half-marathon events.

Stopping by: One step at a time

If Ruth Mendes da Costa were to wear every medal she’s brought home from half-marathons, 10Ks and 5Ks, she wouldn’t be able to stand upright or take a step — the hardware would ...

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Soroptimists honor four local women

Soroptimist International of McMinnville marked Women’s History Month by awarding scholarships to four local residents enrolled in studies that will help them improve their lives and the ...

Farm Fest, plowing contest return to heritage center

Farm Fest 2019 runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center Museum, 11275 S.W. Durham Lane, McMinnville. The festival features the largest plowing competition ...

Rohse: What happened to the unsung oxen?

History suggests that we Americans never thanked oxen for all they have done for our country. Those patient, plodding animals pulled wagons thousands of miles along the Oregon Trail — but what happened ...

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The Portland Morning Oregonian’s news story about Darius Norris’s shanghaiing.

Offbeat Oregon: Shyster lawyer planned to steal man’s land by shanghaiing him

In the late 1880s, in the wilds of southwest Washington near the mouth of the Cedar River, a “stump rancher” named Peter Norris developed a more-than-professional interest in the wife ...

Carlson: The best breeds for senior dog lovers

When you turn 70, which I did last summer, you have to admit that not only are your youthful years in the rearview mirror, but they are receding so far, so fast, that they have become a distant memory. Happy ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Dunk built a miniature 1920s-era casket maker’s office, which he plans to use in the town he’s creating to surround his outdoor model railroad.

Stopping by: Scaling down

On a certain scale, Jim Dunk is a land baron. His McMinnville yard is large enough to hold the equivalent of miles of railroad track, a mining operation and many associated buildings. There’s ...

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Anne Frank (Sophia Dunckel) gives an impassioned speech about her experiences in “And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank.”

Patton play to raise money for Holocaust education

Patton Middle School students will present a play about the Holocaust, “And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank,” Thursday through Sunday, March 14 to 17. Shows ...

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Tilly’s “Dungeons and Dragons Adventure Party” prepare to do battle.  From top left to bottom right, Lucy Gordon as “Tillius the Paladin,” Mara Youngren-Brown as “Kaliope Darkwalker,” Nicole Tigner as “Lilith Morningstar,” Antoine Johnson as “Orcus the Overlord of the Underworld” and Kendall Harrison as “Agnes the Asshatted.”

'She Kills Monsters' to open at Linfield

“She Kills Monsters,” a coming-of-age comedy/fantasy play by Qui Nguyen, will open Wednesday, March 13, at the Linfield College theater. The college theater is marking its 99th season ...

Image: E.R. Huckleberry ## Dr. E.R. Huckleberry, with his doctor’s bag and Hudson automobile-ambulance. After trying other makes of vehicles, he found the Hudson the most durable.

Offbeat Oregon: Lives of old-time country doctors anything but boring

One of the most colorful and rewarding occupations in human history was that of a country doctor in the first half of the 20th century. By about 1900, breakthroughs in medical science had put ...

Amity Daffodil Festival returns

The News-Register staff Amity Daffodil Festival slated Saturday AMITY -- Daffodil blooms, plants, art and other flower-related items will be featured Saturday, March 16, at Amity's annual Daffodil Festival. The ...

Terroir accepts registration

The News-Register staff Terroir registration open Registration is open for Terroir, the Yamhill County creative writing festival. The day of presentations by writing professionals and workshops is scheduled ...

West Valley will show off talent

West Valley will show off talent SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Rotary Club will host a West Valley’s Got Talent production at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Monroe Event Center, 121 S.W. ...

Rohse: Opponents put the squeeze on corsets

One era of conflict in centuries past could well have been known as the War of the Corset. Certainly, many combatants were involved: religious groups, feminists, doctors, corset makers, wearers of corsets ...

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