Couple’s yard shines despite loss of two striking eucalyptus trees Leslie and Gregg Rogers thought their beautiful front yard was a loss when their huge blue eucalyptus trees toppled ...

 

 

 

 

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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: Beauty beyond the trees

Couple’s yard shines despite loss of two striking eucalyptus trees Leslie and Gregg Rogers thought their beautiful front yard was a loss when their huge blue eucalyptus trees toppled ...

Rohse: Marking the words: ‘Education is something to live with, not on’

I want you to ask yourself two questions: “What is an education? And am, I, myself ‘educated?’” You don’t have to tell anyone your answers. This is just to satisfy yourself. Rohse ...

 
Stopping by: Bunco forever

With every toss of the dice, with every tease and witty retort, it becomes clear that this Bunco game is not about racking up the most points. Rather, these women, who’ve been rolling dice ...

Rohse: The business of predictions will always have a future

Every one makes predictions. I predict that the Blazers will beat the Lakers. You may predict that it will rain tomorrow. Every one predicts. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse ...

 
Planting possibilities

On Alpine Avenue edible gardens are there for the tasting As people drive through McMinnville’s Granary District, they’ll notice the greenery growing in large round and square planters ...

Rohse: Let’s not get so big we squeeze out small traditions of caring

When I see on television the riots on the streets, the wanton destruction of property: broken windows, bashed in doors, one group battling another, I wonder if our country has grown up too fast. Rohse ...

 
Stopping by: 'Soccer is it'

13-year-old volunteer coach focuses on his passion so younger kids can do the same Lucas Partin loves playing soccer. He also loves helping younger kids learn about both the skills needed in ...

Rohse: Hanson, D.C.? The story of our nation’s pre-president

What a shocker it would be if you picked up tomorrow’s newspaper and a blaring headline announced evidence George Washington was not our first president. About the only thing that could come as ...

 
Yard of the Month: A garden crafted with care

Bees, fish and flowers thrive in Martinez family’s lush yard Bees love visiting the yard of Jonathan and Melissa Martinez, 480 S.W. Russ Court, McMinnville. They can buzz through the roses, ...

Rohse: Home ec rules: no dishwashing parties or deep-cleaning bird cages

I hate to admit it but when it comes to home economics, I am an illiterate ignoramus. Perhaps that was because of my early concept of home ec. I thought it mainly referred to being a good cook and having ...

McMinnville Senior Center to reopen

The McMinnville Senior Center will re-open its doors Aug. 23 after being closed since March 2020 due to the coronavirus. Hours of operation starting on Aug. 23 will be Monday through Thursday ...

 
Stopping by: Time on his hands

Vic Downs probably has more watches than there are minutes in a day. In fact, since the McMinnville man started his collecting with a very special family watch, Downs estimates that “about ...

Rohse: Dracula: Man or monster?

A few weeks ago when some of us were having a delightful dinner and interesting conversation, a male guest asked, “Can any of you tell me whether Count Dracula was just fictional, or was he a living, ...

 
Ambassadors welcome fair visitors

Cydney Stables, a June graduate of Amity High School, is serving as the 2021 Fair and Rodeo Ambassador. She is working with Grace Adams, the 2020 ambassador on some events. Adams wasn’t ...

 
BEAKS AND HOOVES AND BOOTS

Even before the Yamhill County Fair & Rodeo officially opened Wednesday morning, local young people were busy tending and showing their animals in 4-H and FFA competitions. Brayden Bullock ...

9-11, 20 years later: Tell us your memories

The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 form a terrible moment imbedded in the memory of nearly every American. As we approach the 20th anniversary of 9-11, we ask, “what does it mean to us today?” With ...

 
Gallery presents play about first ladies

‘Tea for Three’ opens Friday in McMinnville   Three first ladies reveal what life was like in the White House in “Tea for Three,” a play that opens Friday, Aug. 6, on Gallery ...

 
Stopping by: TEAM EFFORT

Volunteers work behind scenes at county fair Thousands of people will enjoy the Yamhill County Fair and Rodeo this year — they may enjoy it more than ever, in fact, since they missed the ...

Rohse: An immune system trained for long-distance endurance

I know nothing about medicine and, of course, I am not a doctor. If I were, I would like to undertake a research project pertaining to immune systems. That interest goes back to when I was a second grader ...

 
Stopping by: WARM MEMORIES OF A COLD CLIMATE

Artist and writer Dianne Barske was showing her paintings at a gallery in Anchorage when she was approached by Sammye Seawell, founder of the Alaska Zoo, then called the Alaska Children’s ...


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