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Nifty Tidbits by Chuck Rigby

Originally printed in the Sept.18, 2002 edition of the Illinois Valley News The part of Oregon east of the Cascade Mountains is a complex mixture of geological treasures. In the NE corner are the Wallowa Mountains which are geologically similar to the Siskiyou’s. Between the Cascades and the Wallowas is[Read More…]

Today in history

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2022. There are 136 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Aug. 17, 1982, the first commercially produced compact discs, a recording of ABBA’s “The Visitors,” were pressed at a Philips factory near Hanover, West Germany.On this date:In 1807, Robert[Read More…]

Wholesome Foods

Here’s a fun recipe that I learned recently from my friend Connie – watermelon salsa. This recipe gives a refreshing spin on salsa during the hot days of summer and you can make it festive by serving it in a watermelon rind bowl.Sunday I made the salsa with as many[Read More…]

Tales from the Rural Patrol

(Editor’s note: Factual information for ‘Tales’ is provided by the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed.) Sunday, Aug. 7*A resident in the 200 block of Josephine Street claimed that a trespasser was “out[Read More…]

Good Shepherd Lutheran

What Are We Willing to Do? – Luke 12:49-56When confronted with the problems of the world, it can be hard to see that our Christian message is getting any traction. The message that God is acting through Jesus Christ to bring about God’s Kingdom is so contrary to our instincts[Read More…]

Letters to the editor

Illinois Valley News welcomes letters to the editor. Please e-mail them to dan@illinois-valley-news.com (Editor’s Note: Views and commentary, including statements made as fact are strictly those of the letter writers.) SB762I feel an urgent need to summarize some key points which I feel must be highlighted in our conversations about[Read More…]

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County finalizes sales tax for ballot

“It’s a hard pill to swallow and it’s a hard conversation to have, but it’s that time in history in Josephine County where I think we need to have that conversation.”Commissioner Darin Fowler Several options have been considered by the Board of Josephine County Commissioners to provide long term funding[Read More…]

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City Council considers new RV park

On Aug. 8, the city council meeting gave way to a scheduled public hearing. This hearing was designed to openly discuss plans that had been brought forward regarding the construction of a new RV park at 25401 Redwood Highway.The property in question spans over 9 acres of land, and the[Read More…]