Science and art may seem like opposites, but retired electronics engineer Steve Rupp sees parallels between his career and his passion for sculpture, paintings and performance. “Art and ...

 

 

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Book:The 100-year-old Man Who Crawled Out the Window

As “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Crawled Out the Window and Disappeared” begins, the mayor and other VIPs are arriving at the Swedish Old Folks Home to celebrate Allan Karlsson’s ...

 
Book: The Little Old Lady Who Broke the Rules

Then English title of the novel “The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules” is somewhat misleading, I think. Eighty-ish Martha starts out as the main character, but her cohorts Brains, ...

 
Book: Light from Heaven

“Light from Heaven” is much like a Christian version of “Lake Wobegon Days” — an easygoing story of a place, the community of Mitford; and its people, particularly ...

 
Book: Death du Jour

“Death du Jour” begins in the extreme cold of a Quebec winter. Anthropologist Tempe Brennan is overseeing the exhumation of a long-buried nun who’s being considered for sainthood. Tempe’s ...

 
Book: Fear

Famed Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward — remember Watergate? — details the behind-the-scenes workings, or not-workings, of the Trump White House in his latest book, “Fear.” The ...

 
Book: Sharp Objects

Gillian Flynn, best known for her novel “Gone Girl,” gives readers another page-turner with “Sharp Objects,” a suspense novel that focuses largely on relationships among ...

 
Book: Shell

In the novel "Shell," Kristina Olsson juxtaposes the controversy about the construction of Sydney, Australia's opera house with the controversial decision to send Australian troops to Vietnam -- ...

 
Book: The Love Song of Queenie Hennessy

Queenie Hennessy is almost 40 when she finds the love of her life — Harold Fry, a coworker at the brewery in Kingsbridge, on the southern coast of England. Unfortunately, although they enjoy ...

 
Book: The Last Thing She Ever Did

I must admit that the Oregon setting, not the synopsis, convinced me to check out “The Last Thing She Ever Did” by Gregg Olsen. The cover proclaims “#1 New York Times Bestselling Author” ...

 
Book: The Big Chili

In the first installment of the “Undercover Dish Mystery” series, Julie Buckley introduces us to Lilah Drake, who works part time in her parents’ real estate office during the day and ...

Features

 
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 ...

 
Stopping by: Motivated by beauty

Science and art may seem like opposites, but retired electronics engineer Steve Rupp sees parallels between his career and his passion for sculpture, paintings and performance. “Art and ...

 
Students win with history essays

For this year’s Daughters of the American Revolution history essay contest, students wrote about the 20th century controversy over whether women should get the vote. Two McMinnville students ...

 
DAR honors Hulett for volunteer efforts

Yamhill Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, presented its community service award to Donna Hulett of Sheridan earlier this month. The award honors community service in culture, education, ...

Carlson: Service helps match people, pets

My husband, John, and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary in November. Neither of us can remember where our marriage certificate is (it has to be around here somewhere), but as school teachers, we ...

Rohse: Exercise for its own sake less rewarding

On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I take my prescribed exercise class in strength and balance. Although I enjoy the class, as I do my squats and stretches, I’m wistfully thinking of this expended ...

Savvy Senior: How to slow cognitive aging

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Are there any proven strategies to prevent cognitive decline? I have a family history of dementia and worry about my own memory and cognitive abilities as I grow older. What can you ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: Stubborn saloonkeeper refused to play nicely

Part two in a four-part series on the temperance riots of 1874. As March of 1874 drew to a close, there was a certain uneasiness among the businessmen of the liquor industry in Portland. A large ...

Recital features works for flute

Recital features works for flute Abigail Sperling, instructor of flute at Linfield College, will present a recital at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center on campus. Admission ...

 
Stopping by: Meeting of the minds

One Valentine’s Day, Miles Dresser and Muriel Dresser shopped separately for greeting cards that would express their love. Each found the perfect card, with gentle humor as well as affection. When ...

 
Quirky quarters

When Mary Mayor was a young girl growing up in rural Yamhill County, she was fascinated by birds and flights. She once used melted wax to glue feathers to some old pieces of tin she found. Climbing ...

Mathewson: The age of the bison

I suppose it is entirely possible that between 240,000 and 10,000 years ago, B. priscus, B. latifrons, or B. antiquus could have grazed along Salt Creek behind our house here at Perrydale. Those ...

Rohse: Tinsmithing once a highly valued trade

Occupations of Yamhill County residents have changed considerably in the last century. According to the McMinnville 1880 census, our city then had six blacksmiths, one milliner, one wheelwright, two money ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: The story behind Portland's 'Temperance War of 1874'

  The temperance movement, when it came to Portland in the early 1870s, really shouldn’t have taken anybody by surprise. What was surprising, though, was the form it took when it got ...

Applications due for Art Harvest

The News-Register staff Yamhill County artists can apply to participate in the 2019 Art Harvest Studio Tour, which will mark its 27th year in October. Applications are available from the Yamhill County ...

 
Stopping by: A good, long life

WILLAMINA — Week in and week out, Milton Roten hosts a Bible study at his home. He opens his large-print King James version, which he keeps within reach of his favorite chair, and reads and ...

 
Filmmaker grows with the festival

One of the most frequent and successful entrants in the McMinnville Short Film Festival is Cosmo Spada, a Newberg native who’s participated since he was in high school. This year, two of ...

Film festival grows, moves to February

50 short submissions will be shown in four screenings Brief fictional and documentary films from all over the U.S. and several other countries will be featured Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9 and ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: 'Uncle Joab' too blunt for Legislature's comfort

Back in 1859, the pioneer lawmakers of the very first Oregon State Legislature extended an invitation to Missionary Baptist circuit preacher “Uncle Joab” Powell, the most famous man of the ...

Rohse: Thriving ice trade now frozen in time

East of the mountains in juniper and sagebrush country, where nippy nights are now leaving a skim of ice on watering troughs, ranchers may be preparing for their second harvest of the year — the ...


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