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Today in History: The Associated Press

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2023. There are 39 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Nov. 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was shot to death during a motorcade in Dallas; Texas Gov. John B. Connally, riding in[Read More…]

Just my cup of tea

Originally ran in the June 4, 1971 edition of the Illinois Valley News Mr. and Mrs. Jim Higgins, Rockydale Road, have recently returned from Eureka, where they attended the annual dinner and party given by PG&E at the O.H. Tow House for their retirees and wives. About 100 attended the[Read More…]

First-in-the-nation drug decriminalization law faces growing pushback

Claire RushAssociated Press/Report for America PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s first-in-the-nation law that decriminalized the possession of small amounts of heroin, cocaine and other illicit drugs in favor of an emphasis on addiction treatment is facing strong headwinds in the progressive state after an explosion of public drug use fueled[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…]

Good Shepherd Lutheran

GIVE THANKS!When I gave my sermon on Sunday, I did some thinking about being thankful. The sermon was on the parable of the talents, and it focuses on the opposite of thankfulness. The servant who only got one talent to steward was ungrateful. His pride was hurt and rather than[Read More…]