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Tee Tattler

A very rainy greeting from the Illinois Valley Country Club golf course!I missed last week’s column somehow and was half way through giving a little synopsis of our annual Bandon Dunes golf trip. I had mentioned that we brought 88 players and filled the St. Andrew’s Hall with two nights[Read More…]

Save the date

Feb. 26Open Acoustic Jam night Monday, February 26 from 6-8 pm at Wild River Pizza Cave Junction back room. Bluegrass, country, folk, western and blues music players invited! Feb. 29What: Film-screening of “ELEMENTAL: Reimagine Wildfire” followed by Q&A with panel of experts.Where: I.V. FIRE DISTRICT 681 Caves Hwy. Cave JunctionWhen:[Read More…]


Betty J. Webbe11/10/1950 – 2/10/2024Betty is survived by her children: Thomas, William, Brian, Michael, Kim, Linda; and her sister Hilty; grandchildren: Kesakah, Jocie, Joshua, Willy, Falisha, Tina, Faith, Christian, Kirra; and many great-grandchildren.She loved spending time with her family, word searches, puzzles and bingo. Betty also enjoyed watching wrestling, holidays[Read More…]

Cougars drop 2 but won when it counted

John MichaelsIVN Contributing Writer The Illinois Valley Cougars won the single game they needed to, defeating the Central Linn Cobras 49-45 in Valley Coast Conference playoff game Wednesday in Cave Junction and grabbed a 2A state-playoff berth. Although the Cougars dropped their next two VCC playoff games, the losses did[Read More…]

Lady Vikings finish solid year strong

John MichaelsIVN Contributing Writer The Lorna Byrne Middle School girls basketball team completed their season on a high note, going 2-0 with a victories over Shady Cove on Monday and Valley on Wednesday last week. The Lady Vikings finished the year with a 6-2 record.On Monday, Lorna Byrne rallied from[Read More…]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Feb. 14, 2024

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ JOSEPHINE COUNTY NOTICE 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. 2024-001 described as follows:ORDINANCE NO. 2024-001; AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE[Read More…]

I.V. Wrestlers win 3rd consecutive district title

Dusty FiskeIVN Contributing Writer The Illinois Valley High School wrestlers went to Lowell Feb. 10 and won the district tournament by a whopping 60 points. The Cougars scored 218 points to out-distance second place Camas Valley who finished with 158.5 points. North Douglas/Yoncalla finished third (129.5 points) and host school[Read More…]

JMET had a good 2023

The Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team reported that from Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2023, the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office conducted 53 search warrants on alleged illegal marijuana cultivation operations within Josephine County. Many of these operations have been conducted in partnership with other law enforcement agencies. The operations have also[Read More…]