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Letters to the editor

Illinois Valley News welcomes letters to the editor. Please e-mail them to POLICY ON LETTERS:‘Illinois Valley News’ encourages letters to the editor provided they are legible and not libelous or scurrilous. All letters must be signed, including name, address and telephone number. The latter need not be published, but[Read More…]

Save the date

May 27**Memorial Day – Ol’ Timers Picnic Saturday May 27, 2023Events for the day:The gate will be opened at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. the day of the picnic.10 a.m. – Flag Burning/Disposal Ceremony with American Legion Post #70. Anyone wishing to retire an old, worn American flag[Read More…]

Good Shepherd Lutheran

REAL ComfortI loved riding my bike when I was little. Sometimes I’d fall and skin my knee, and Mom would kiss my boo-boo and make it feel better. Of course, it was a mental trick. There’s no actual healing found in someone adding mouth germs to a wound! But I[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…]

Tee Tattler

Hello from the Illinois Valley Country Club golf course.Last week I had a ton of fun news and just before I hit the “send” key I must have gotten interrupted, so that’s why there was no column last week.Just a couple fun things from last week—The Queens of the Greens[Read More…]

Public Notices

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ JOSEPHINE COUNTYNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGBefore the Josephine County Board of Commissioners SUBJECT: The JOSEPHINE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, in accordance with the Land Use Hearing Rules, will conduct a public hearing for the second reading of Ordinance No. 2023-002 described as follows:AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF JOSEPHINE[Read More…]