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Recap of 2022’s highs and lows

January *Earth Peoples Park, a 4-acre parcel of land at the corner of Rockydale Road and Redwood Highway that at one point housed dozens of rent-free tenants, was served with a receivership lawsuit late last year. “We’re receiving basically daily complaints from neighbors… Burning garbage, dumping sewage into the river,[Read More…]

Graduation If you are not able to make it to graduation please watch thru the link below.  Graduation starts at 7 p.m. tonight, Thursday, May 31, 2023.

Stinkfoot Orchestra is coming to Bruno’s Cavern

Featuring Zappa alumn and Grammy winner Napoleon Murphy Brock (Apostrophe/Overnight Sensation, Live at the Roxy, One Size Fits All, and Bongo Fury), Stinkfoot Orchestra is a 14-peice ensemble with tuned percussion, 6 horns and four vocals, accompanied by a stunningly accurate rhythm section.If you have seen Stinkfoot with Napoleon Murphy[Read More…]

Tee Tattler

Hello from the Illinois Valley Country Club!On Monday we had a good turnout for men’s twilight league. Fred Hults was subbing and took something like 4 of the 8 honey pots. D’Lynn got an eagle with a chip in on #6. My team just barely squeaked by Mark and Tanner[Read More…]

Nifty Tidbits

Printed in the Aug. 25, 2004edition of the I.V. News August of 1804 was an important month for the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The Corps of Discovery had left their winter camp near St. Louis on May 14 and had a short two day trip to the town of St.[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.) *Publisher’s Note: For decades, Illinois Valley News has published our unique version of the log entries from[Read More…]

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, May 31, the 151st day of 2023. There are 214 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On May 31, 1889, some 2,200 people in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, perished when the South Fork Dam collapsed, sending 20 million tons of water rushing through the town.On this date:In 1790,[Read More…]

County to adopt 199 corridor plan

On May 17, the Josephine County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to advanced an ordinance to adopt the US 199 Corridor Plan into the county’s Transportation System Plan, or TSP, to a second reading in June.JoCo Public Works Director Rob Brandes and Deputy Community Development Director James Black joined the[Read More…]