Offbeat Oregon: Treasure of lucky ‘beach gold’ prospectors may still be out there

Imagine you’re a gold prospector from the Willamette Valley, on your way to the California gold fields in the first year of the 1848 gold rush. You’re a little late to the party, and you’ve ...

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Stopping by: Mac mayor moves on

Scott Hill leaves for Utah, with a fond look back at years of service to a town he’s loved for three decades   For Scott Hill, McMinnville will always be home. He and his wife, Donna, soon ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Retiring teacher Robin Pederson sings along with her class, demonstrating how the different parts should sound. She said her final year at McMinnville High School has been a good one — especially since students have been able to return to rehearsals indoors.

Stopping by: Robin’s swan song

Retiring McMinnville High School music teacher Robin Pederson said she’s looking forward to seeing — and hearing — former students at her final concert in May. Pederson, ...

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Children s book author Lisa Loo Lindman reads one of her books to her son, Cassidy, as he points out a bird in their backyard, refrencing a character in the book.

Stopping by: Messages in the Magic

Lisa Loo Lindman calls her children’s books “her magical world.” But maybe that applies to her whole world, not just the stories she puts on paper. “I’ve always been ...

Offbeat Oregon: Oregon’s largest uranium mine was discovered by amateur rockhound

During the go-go years of the uranium-mining rush of the early 1950s, the character of the uranium prospector became iconic. He was basically the gold-seeking “miner 49er” updated for the atomic ...

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Mike Paull presents WWII veteran Peggy Lutz with a children’s books he wrote. Paull was among Legion Riders motocyclists who led a parade in her honor; at least 16 Jeep Wranglers also participated in the parade escorting Lutz through McMinnville Saturday afternoon.

A centenarian who served

Veteran Peggy Lutz delights in surprise 100th birthday parade and reception   Peggy Lutz didn’t have to think very long before she made a wish and blew out her 100th birthday candle Saturday, ...

Marcus Larson News-Register ## American Legion volunteer Terry Naig serves Ken Godwin a biscuit during the Battle of the Branches breakfast last Satur- day. Navy and Coast Guard veterans were joined by members of other branches for the event.

Stopping by: Competitive camaraderie

Navy and Coast Guard veterans served up bacon, biscuits and gravy, and a hefty serving of humor at their edition of the McMinnville American Legion’s Battle of Branches breakfast April 2. “I’m ...

Rohse: From papyrus to pixels, libraries exist to serve all

Once upon a time, some libraries were described as dark, musty places, not altogether pleasant. But, oh, how libraries have changed. Today, there are lists of the most beautiful libraries, the largest, ...

Zines for all seasons

Fall, winter and now spring come to life in a new “zine” created by two Yamhill County women who grew up with the miniature magazines. The seasonal publications feature drawings of ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Jan Allen is a new volunteer with Edible Landscapes of Yamhill County, or Edible Yamhill for short, which encourages growing vegetables and fruits wherever possible. Allen, who runs Heater Allen Brewing with her family in the Gateway District of McMinnville, is hoping to learn more about plants when she helps with Edible Yamhill’s container demonstration gardens along Alpine Avenue this summer.

Stopping By: Ready to dig into gardening

Edible education sprouts for Jan Allen, as a love of plants grows along Alpine Avenue   Jan Allen is looking forward to planting and tending one of Edible Yamhill’s big container gardens along ...

Rohse: When steamboats plied the Yamhill

If President Millard Fillmore had come to visit, Yamhill County could not have been more agog. One day in May 1851, settlers flocked to LaBonte’s Landing, Dayton, and Lafayette to see the happening: ...

Rusty Rae News-Register ## Cami Nyquist found a way to link e-com- merce with help- ing local charities.

Stopping by: Spokes of giving

Why does Cami Nyquist devote her time to a company that collects used items, sells them to raise money for charity and, in doing so, trains individuals and nonprofits how to use the Internet to ...

Rohse: Where does the time go?

I have a gift, a wonderful gift, a phenomenal gift. It isn’t gift-wrapped, so I know what is in it. It contains time — leisure time — hours and hours of time to use however I want. It’s ...

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Dermatologist Stephanie Campbell, who will open her practice at 706 N.E. Evans St. on April 1, shows off some of her many hats — she wears a hat and sunscreen to protect her skin when she’s out in the sun. Campbell is taking over the Yamhill Valley Dermatology building where Dr. Richard Ecker has practiced for many years. He is retiring.

The doctor wears many hats

Dermatologist Stephanie Campbell is looking forward to opening her McMinnville practice April 1. Dr. Campbell, who has lived in McMinnville about three years, is taking over the Yamhill County ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ##  Robert (Tim Jaeger) argues with his daughter Catherine (Jayna Sweet) during a rehearsal of the Galley Theater play “Proof.” The show opens Friday, March 25.

‘Proof’ of live theater

“Proof,” the story of a mathematician who gives up her work in order to care for her ill father, will open Friday, March 25, at Gallery Theater. “It’s even more poignant ...

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