Economics professor Randy Grant marked 26.2 years at Linfield College in September. He celebrated by running 26.2 miles in Hartford, Connecticut. The impressive distance wasn’t a stretch ...

 

 

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Book: Deep Creek

Pam Houston, author of “Cowboys Are My Weakness” and “Contents May Have Shifted,” presents a fine memoir in “Deep Creek, Finding Hope in the High Country.” The book ...

 
From the Children's Room

A monthly column from the children’s librarians at the McMinnville Public Library. We’re so disappointed in Drew Daywalt’s recent book, “The Epic Adventures of Huggie and Stick” ...

 
Book: Book of Speculation

Erika Swyler skips back and forth in time in “The Book of Speculation,” juxtaposing present day complications with those of the early 19th century. Her main character is Simon, a librarian ...

 
From the Children's Room

A monthly column from the children’s librarians at the McMinnville Public Library. In mid-December, librarians from across the state will participate in a mock awards discussion in McMinnville, ...

 
Book: Driving with Dead People

The title of Monica Holloway’s honest, humorous and horrifying memoir is a bit misleading. She spends only a small amount of her time “driving with dead people” while working ...

 
Book: The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote

A century ago, the candidates who lined up for presidential debates looked more alike than the diverse group that’s running for the 2020 nomination. Candidates were white, all close to the ...

 
Book: Eyes

No one would blame Connie for going a little crazy with grief. She lost her fiance, Alan, in a car wreck and the shock of hearing the news caused her to lose their baby. Then her no-longer-future ...

 
Book: A very simple crime

As “A Very Simple Crime” opens, narrator Adam Lee tells us he and his older brother, Monty, spent much of their childhood locked in darkness. They weren’t actually locked; they ...

 
Book: Roots of Murder

I’d call “Roots of Murder” more of a floral mystery than a gardening mystery, but that’s just being picky about this enjoyable, breezy book. Author Janis Harrison’s ...

 
Book: Gravity is the Thing

Abigail Sorenson sets out on a journey as "Gravity is the Thing" opens. Her flight from Sydney to Melbourne to a tiny island off the Australian coast covers new territory, but intellectually and ...

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Stopping by: A matter of miles

Economics professor Randy Grant marked 26.2 years at Linfield College in September. He celebrated by running 26.2 miles in Hartford, Connecticut. The impressive distance wasn’t a stretch ...

 
Mac High presents ‘Seussical’

McMinnville High School students will perform “Seussical, the Musical,” a show based on the writings of Dr. Seuss, Nov. 15 to 23. The musical will play at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15; 2 ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: Skill, stout shipbuilding kept Peacock shipwreck fatality-free

With all the ships that have come to grief there over the years, and all the sailors who have drowned as a result, it’s a little ironic that the shipwreck that gave Peacock Spit its name ...

Savvy Senior: How to know when a parent has a problem with gambling

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Savvy Senior Jim Miller is a longtime advocate for senior issues and regular contributor to the NBC "Today Show."Send your questions to Jim at Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, ...

Carlson: Is it unconditional love, or just a ploy for treats

While the political scene in our nation’s capital leaves a little to be desired, the actual city is gorgeous. We spent a few days there in September and I was enthralled by the lovely parks, the ...

Rohse: Collecting adds to clutter problem

A major challenge for our planet is clutter — all the things we humans have collected. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, books and writing - and ...

 
Linfield theater to present ‘Sweat’

Linfield College Theater program will present “Sweat,” the play about working-class factory employees in Reading, Pennsylvania, Nov. 7 to 9 and 14 to 16. Playwright Lynn Nottage won ...

 
Hummingbirds make artist’s heart flutter

  If hummingbirds fascinate you like they do Cathy Grajewski, then you’ll likely enjoy her watercolor display that’s part of this year’s Willamina Coastal Hills Art Tour. The ...

 
Stopping by: Crafting behind the scenes

  No wonder Duane Qualey likes to make and fix things. “When you work on a farm, there’s a lot of stuff to do, taking care of equipment, cars, everything,” the former McMinnville ...

Bands to honor vets in separate concerts

A parade, concerts, special exhibits at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center, and other events, including school assemblies, will honor Yamhill County veterans this month. All veterans are invited ...

Rohse: Cannabis cousin has a bright future

It is unfortunate that hemp, being grown this year by 1,342 licensed growers in Oregon, has a cousin with a checkered past that besmirched the character of its relatives. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's ...

Savvy Senior: Does it run in the family? How to create a family health portrait

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Savvy Senior Jim Miller is a longtime advocate for senior issues and regular contributor to the NBC "Today Show."Send your questions to Jim at Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: State’s first murder defendant saved from gallows by his wife

It’s hard to tell, just from reading between the lines of the court documents; but it’s probably a safe guess that Nimrod O’Kelly’s neighbors did not like him. Offbeat Oregon Finn ...

 
Stopping By: an Appreciation for the past

If Tony Meeker had been born in the mid-1800s, he probably wouldn’t have the time to volunteer at his local history museum or serve in state government. He’d be too busy working from ...

 
Amity High to present ‘Twelve Angry Jurors’

AMITY — High school students will perform “Twelve Angry Jurors,” an updated version of “Twelve Angry Men,” Saturday, Nov. 2, and Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 7 ...

Savvy Senior: Cremation: An affordable way to go

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, Savvy Senior Jim Miller is a longtime advocate for senior issues and regular contributor to the NBC "Today Show."Send your questions to Jim at Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, ...

Rohse : This land is my land, this land is your land

I am rich, rich, rich! And I don’t pay income tax on this wealth. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, books and writing - and spends much time sating ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: Law’s operations in frontier Oregon were rough and not always ready

If ever there was a great time and place in which to be a criminal, it was the frontier Oregon Territory. Offbeat Oregon Finn J.D. John, an instructor at OSU, writes about unusual and little-known ...

 
Stopping by: Meditation in motion

  Lyne Breault loved working as a pharmaceutical research scientist in Boston. But she found herself stressed and uncomfortable by the traffic, noise and busyness of life in a big city. “I ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: Battleship U.S.S. Oregon was lost in Pearl Harbor attack – sort of

Dec. 7, 1941, was a bad day for American battleships. Offbeat Oregon Finn J.D. John, an instructor at OSU, writes about unusual and little-known aspects of Oregon history.


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