Science teacher Laura Syring is one of several McMinnville High School educators to have taken additional training to teach the rigorous, college-level courses in the Advance Placement and dual credit ...


 

 

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book review The Dutch House

Danny Conroy’s father is a self-made man who parlayed an eye for rentable property into a fortune. Unfortunately, his discriminating eye failed him when he purchased a home for his wife ...

 
Book: The Little Paris Bookshop

“The Little Paris Bookshop” begins with a mystery: Monsieur Perdu (“lost” in French) shoves aside a bookcase and opens the door to a room he hasn’t used in 21 years. Stepping ...

 
Book: Beautiful Ruins

This is a delightful, laugh-out-loud, maybe cry-a-little novel that sweeps through time and around the globe — from World War II to the present day, from Beaverton to Hollywood to the Italian ...

Book: Button Holed

The protagonists of cozy mysteries usually have interesting professions or hobbies they pursue while solving crimes on the side. Hannah Swenson bakes cookies while helping the police in Joanne ...

 
Book: The Camera Never Lies

Australian author David Rawlings gives readers an intriguing premise in “The Camera Never Lies”: What if photographs revealed the whole truth, emotional as well as physical, rather ...

 
Book: The Revisioners

Ava has moved in with her paternal grandmother in the opening paragraphs of “The Revisioners,” Margaret Wilkerson Sexton’s novel about women’s relationships and one family’s ...

Book: The Country Guesthouse

Hannah Russell has a miserable time at a work retreat: Her phone and computer are locked away, and her coworkers envision the long weekend as a time to drink and play, rather than bond and improve ...

 
Book: Word to the Wise

Librarian Lindsey Norris enjoys a great life as director of the Briar Creek library as Jenn McKinlay’s “Word to the Wise” begins. She has a great dog and an even better fiance, ...

 
Book: Out of the Past

Carmona Leigh is a plain young woman with a modest trust fund. Her neighbor, Alan Field, is a striking young man with a love of money, but no cash of his own. As “Out of the Past” ...

 
Book: Due for Discard

In “Due for Discard,” author Sharon St. George gives us a likeable mystery that will make readers think twice about social problems — and solutions, such as a restaurant that ...

Features

 
Stopping by: A new mission

Angel and Isabel Aguiar will be moving to a country they’ve never seen, where they know no one and where they will be working with people they’ve never met. But none of that worries them: ...

Rohse: The good, the bad, the frightful

The resonant hope these days is that soon we shall again be socializing normally and permitted to travel at will. And when we start on those exciting trips, we will always be reminded, “Be sure ...

 
Stopping By: Taking a story to the screen

Galen Flinn and two other members of the Saturday Film Club in McMinnville decided in early 2020 to create separate versions of a short story by local writer and artist Mike Santone. They ...

Rohse: Longing to hear childhood sounds

I’m homesick. I’m homesick for sounds. Nostalgic sounds like those heard on the ranch in Eastern Oregon. Sounds such as roosters crowing at dawn, reminding Mother to open the chicken house ...

 
Stopping By: A long romance

When Roz Turner attended a “get acquainted” night at Ottawa University in September 1948, she noticed a good-looking lad who was a fellow member of the freshman class. And Roz, in turn, caught ...

 
Students of the month

Kaiya Miller and Bredin Blanchard have been named students of the month for January at McMinnville High School. Kaiya is the daughter of Keeli Miller-Fodge and Jason Miller. She is being honored for Performing ...

Rohse A whole different ball game

Our Monument High girls basketball team, as far as I knew, had never played in a state tournament — or even in any county playoff. And I couldn’t remember how long since Monument had beaten ...

Women's choir seeks new members

The McMinnville Women’s Choir will hold a “new member night” on Tuesday, Feb. 9. The event will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom. The choir, open to all women, has turned ...

 
Stopping by: Creatures great and small

Now retired, longtime Carlton vet fulfilled his 'James Herriot' dream

Paper Gardens taking writing entries

Yamhill County writers can enter Paper Gardens, the annual poetry and prose competition sponsored by the Arts Alliance of Yamhill County. This is the creative writing event’s 28th year. Entering ...

 
Melt Down forecast for February: gooey, cheesy, crispy

Neither rain nor snow nor the coronavirus pandemic will stop The Melt Down, the popular grilled cheese sandwich festival that raises money for YCAP’s Yamhill County food bank. What a comfort! — ...

Rohse: Oregon's highs and lows remembered

As you may know, Oregon’s birthday is February 14. Our State will be 162 on Valentine’s Day. If you are newcomers to Oregon you’ve missed many of Oregon’s happenings, but most of ...

 
Stopping by: Pecking order

Edges are the best places to view birds — where the edge of a city meets the edge of a forest or where the water meets the land, according to master birdwatcher Harry Fuller. Edges contain a buffet ...

Newberg celebrates MLK Day

Dr. Carol Parker Walsh began her address with a simple request, directed at white people: “Raise your hand if you would be happy to be treated as this society in general treats people of color, marginalized ...

 
Gallery, LaCroute awarded'decade' honors

Gallery Theater and avid arts supporter Ronni LaCroute are among honorees in the Broadway World Regional 2020 Awards. Gallery was named “Community Theater of the Decade” and its December 2019 ...

 
Rose Marie Caughran, 'force of nature' in Mac, dies at 92

Everybody, it seems, has memories of Rose Marie Caughran, McMinnville’s former library director and longtime city volunteer who cared for trees and kept the downtown area tidy almost until her death. Caughran ...

 
Stopping by: Prioritizing prayer

Standing in a pew near the front of the Nazarene Church on the Hill’s sanctuary, Tina Chase lifted her hands high in the air as she began to pray. Raising her hands to God is “kind of a surrender,” ...

 
First Federal six months from moving into new headquarters

Work is continuing on the new First Federal headquarters, a nearly 32,000 square foot building at Third and Baker streets on the west end of downtown McMinnville. The three-story building will ...

Rohse: Romans prized cleanliness, opulence

The fall of the great Roman Empire has by some historians been attributed to the overindulgences of the populace — its fondness for the good life and opulence. Rich Romans could afford massages, ...

Carlton considering finalists

CARLTON — Carlton city councilors are meeting in executive session today to decide which of four finalists will be the best fit as Carlton’s next city manager. Councilors, city staffers ...


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