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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…]

Tee Tattler

Hello from the Illinois Valley Country Club golf course.In this week’s action, the Men’s twilight league is going very well, we finally have enough scores to establish handicaps, so next week I will have the standings.-Thursday afternoon Ladies League had a nice number of gals out and they enjoyed the[Read More…]

Today in History: June 7, 2023

Today is Wednesday, June 7, the 158th day of 2023. There are 207 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On June 7, 1965, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Griswold v. Connecticut, struck down, 7-2, a Connecticut law used to prosecute a Planned Parenthood clinic in New Haven for providing[Read More…]

Nifty Tidbits: by Chuck Rigby

Printed in the Sept. 8, 2004 edition of the I.V. News A weed, as defined by Webster’s New World Dictionary. is any undesired, uncultivated plant that crowds out a crop or disfigures a lawn. It doesn’t indicate that weeds have to be ugly, toxic, or obnoxious. Some people think dandelions[Read More…]

From the mayor’s desk: Meadow Martell

It’s hard to believe it’s been over a month since my last letter. I returned from my “once in a lifetime” European river cruise with my daughter Cara, who lives in Australia. We started in Amsterdam, Netherlands and traveled on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers through Germany and Austria[Read More…]

Good Shepherd Lutheran

Go Make Disciples – Matthew 28:16-20“Make disciples of all nations,” means all of us are invited to follow Jesus, no matter who we are, where we’re from, what we once believed, or what we’ve done.But how do we make disciples? How do we make someone like Jesus? Do we simply[Read More…]

RCC to celebrate 52nd commencement June 17

Jackson and Josephine counties – The 52nd Rogue Community College (RCC) Commencement will be held at the RCC Redwood Campus in Grants Pass at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17, 2023.RCC will confer 479 degrees and 158 certificates. Forty-five students will also receive theirGED® diploma at this year’s ceremony.GED® students will[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…]