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IVHS boys basketball wrap up year with playoff loss

John MichaelsIVN Contributing Writer The Illinois Valley High School boys basketball team had a very successful season, but it ended as almost all successful seasons do, with a loss. In this case, the season ended with a first-round play-off loss to the Portland Christian Royals Friday at Portland Christian.The Cougars[Read More…]

Miller, Griffin and Conn earn state titles

Dusty FiskeIVN contributing writer The Cougars wrestling team went to the state tourney in Portland last weekend and came home with three state champions. The most exciting news is that Mike Miller at 113 pounds became the first ever four-time state champion in Illinois Valley history. He became only the[Read More…]

Crawlies with Cri: Velvet Ant

Pacific velvet ant (Dasymutilla aureola) This week’s crawly is the picture of “looks can be deceiving.” Not only is our fuzzy wuzzy crawly one you very much do not want to touch, but she also masquerades as a different type of crawly.Meet the Pacific velvet ant (Dasymutilla aureola). She is[Read More…]

Exploring the Illinois Valley

Laura Mancuso,Editor The sun was shining Sunday, Feb. 25 so Dan and I packed up the dogs and asked my son Jaxon to come along to a new hiking spot. We drove down Takilma Road to the East Fork Illinois River Trail.If you are a newbie to the area, to[Read More…]

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Oregon ‘stumbling into future’ on wildfire funding, lawmaker says

Alex BaumhardtOregon Capital Chronicle Democratic lawmakers approached the February short session intending to create sustainable wildfire funding but their options have narrowed as the state nears another wildfire season with inadequate funding.The Oregon Department of Forestry and State Fire Marshal’s Office currently have $87 million for the next two seasons,[Read More…]

Horoscopes: by Sean Sky

Pisces:Feb. 19 – March 20Pisces, you are often very indecisive due to the fact that you are such a daydreamer—should you do this, should you do that? Don’t you just want to float on a cloud? Wouldn’t it be easier? Well you don’t have time to float on a cloud[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

“If any want to become my followers….” – Mark 8:31-38I can just imagine a reunion of the disciples and they’re talking about the good old days, laughing, teasing, and reminiscing the way friends who’ve shared a life changing experience often do. Then one of them looks at Peter and says,[Read More…]