Author: Daniel Mancuso

Life in the Valley of Riches

Mary and Joseph might be able to attend, but Jesus is not allowed in the mangers during the 4-H fat stock show and the subsequent sale.Back in January, during public comments at the county commissioners’ weekly business session it was brought up that children were not allowed to wear a[Read More…]

Great turnout for Valley Gambler 500

There were some very unusual vehicles roaming the Illinois Valley forest and logging roads last weekend.A Mercedes Benz sedan and a white stretch limo, modified for off-road, were two of the 45 vehicles that roamed the area to help clean up the trash in the woods.“Mountains of weed, a scooter,[Read More…]

Secretary of State to resign effective May 9.

Secretary of State Shemia Fagan Announces Resignation, Effective Monday May 9  SALEM, OR — Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan announced her resignation today, effective Monday May 8.  The Secretary will continue in her official duties until Monday, May 8, at which point Deputy Secretary Cheryl Myers will take on oversight of[Read More…]

Life in the Valley of Riches

You likely have noticed the young girl on the front page of this week’s newspaper, enjoying herself during the annual Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt. Both Laura and I were taking photos from opposing sides of the same area at Jubilee Park. Unbeknownst to me, Laura also photographed the same[Read More…]

Food & Friends seeks volunteers

Food & Friends, comprising the Senior Meals and Meals on Wheels programs of Josephine and Jackson Counties, has been serving hot nourishing meals to seniors in the Illinois Valley for the past 20 years.  “Our monthly average equals around 600 hot and frozen meals combined. Most are delivered within a[Read More…]

Bruno’s vision is becoming a reality

Andee Avila of Andy Frasco and the United Nations rips cords during the Tuesday, March 14 show at Bruno’s Cavern. (Photo by Daniel J. Mancuso, Illinois Valley News) One year ago, Ben Flip was standing in the former Art’s Red Garter building that was in complete disarray. Flip told the[Read More…]