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James “Jim” Frick, 70, Born Nov. 29, 1952, in Santa Barbara, Calif.. Died Sept. 5, 2023.Jim graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1970. In 1976 he earned a bachelor’s degree in wildlife science from Oregon State University while working as a fisheries aide for the Oregon Department of Fish[Read More…]

Just my cup of tea

Originally ran in the June 4, 1971 edition of the Illinois Valley News June 4, 1971Mr. 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[Read More…]

Tee Tattler

Hello on a rainy fall Monday from the Illinois Valley Country Club!The fall rains have begun and we will be having to pull the pump out of the river very soon—ugh.In this week’s action, we had a nice group of about 10 guys show up Monday evening for skins. Donny[Read More…]

Smith River Complex North update for September 25, 2023

Size: 94,508 acres (12,460 ac. in Oregon)Location: Grants Pass, ORCause: LightningContainment: 85%Start date: August 15, 2023Total personnel: 1,199 Resources: 26 crews, 6 helicopters, 29 engines, 8 dozers, 17 water tenders, 4 masticators, 1 Skid SteerToday’s Activities: Fire managers are monitoring the progress of the weather system that is predicted to[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

Find Your Victory – Luke 10:1-19Today is a great time to be alive if you’re bad with direction because we have these little devices in our pockets – smart phones! – that communicate with computers floating around in outer space to give us pinpoint instructions on how to get from[Read More…]