Chris Yucus


Chris Yucus is the NewsTribune Lifestyle Editor. A member of the NewsTribune editorial team since 2011, Chris previously worked as a sports writer and staff photographer for the paper. He can be contacted at

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Editor's Note: NewsTribune Lifestyle Editor Chris Yucus is compiling a list of his favorite songs of 2019, and will update with new entries as…

A birdhouse called “The Machine Shed” highlights Jerry Prather’s use of recycled and repurposed materials in his artwork.

A close-up of an eagle adorning a wooden flag made by Jerry “Papa G” Prather of Mendota.

Handmade wooden flags line the wall of the shop of Jerry "Papa G" Prather of Mendota.

Jerry "Papa G" Prather of Mendota poses next to some of the custom birdhouses he created in his garage wood shop. Prather uses lath board reco…

A handmade sign reads ‘Papa G’s Crafts” above Jerry Prather’s workbench in his Mendota shop.

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