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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…]

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…]

Classifieds – Nov. 22, 2023

SERVICES FREE high speed internet for those that qualify. Government program for recipients of select programs incl. Medicaid, SNAP, Housing Assistance, WIC, Veterans Pension, Survivor Benefits, Lifeline, Tribal. 15 GB internet service. Bonus offer: Android tablet FREE with one-time $20 copay. Free shipping & handling. Call Maxsip Telecom today! 1-877-390-0458.[Read More…]

Save the date

Nov. 23**Thankful Hearts Community Meal Nov. 23, 12 – 3 p.m. at Jubilee Park Pavilion. Food, activities and music. Volunteers and food dishes needed! To volunteer for serving food, activities, baking a turkey, dessert or side call 541-630-4556 or email If you would like to be a volunteer driver[Read More…]


_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ John A Plute of Kerby, Ore. died Nov. 13, 2023 at the age of 74. He struggled with congestive heart failure and for months kidney failure. John was an Airforce Veteran of 10 years who loved his country. He was a promoter and chairman for the Kerby Water District[Read More…]

I.V. youth and I.V.H.S. wrestlers have busy weekend

Dusty FiskeIVN contributing writer The Illinois Valley youth wrestling group sponsored more than 40 local wrestlers in tournaments Saturday, Nov. 18.In addition, four local wrestlers went to Tulsa, Oklahoma to participate in the WOW Kickoff Classic. This is rated in the top five tournaments in the country and 10-year-old Tori[Read More…]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Nov. 15, 2023

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ INVITATION TO BIDJosephine County Fairgrounds Restroom RenovationJosephine County Facilities Services Josephine County Facilities Services is accepting bids for the Fairgrounds Restroom Renovation. Sealed bids will be accepted at Josephine County Facilities Services, 705 NW Dimmick Street, Grants Pass, Oregon 97526 until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at[Read More…]