Dave Rucker was born and raised McMinnville.

His grandpa Roy Rucker and Dad Larry Rucker were both well known throughout Amity  for their mechanical skills and for making any vehicle faster than it should have been.

Mom, Nancy Gamroth Rucker, also born and raised McMinnville, worked for decades at the News Register allowing Dave to spend much of his time on 3rd Street getting to know his community (this is what one once did on 3rd Street).

After a few decades away from home, Dave is back in Mac and one of the first stops was the Yamhill County Historical Society.

He found his “people” and found that “yes, Dave, you can go home again…”