Author: Gwen Barringer

Sheriff explains district to residents

Sheriff Dave Daniel gave a presentation hosted by Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce at Wild River Pizza Oct. 20 that outlined his idea to create a Josephine County Law Enforcement Service District. If successful, this plan, which will be presented to the voters on the November ballot, would rely on[Read More…]

New game shop adds more fun for Valley

It’s time to grab your dice, get some friends together and head on down to Sabre and Cannon, Cave Junction’s new tabletop gaming store and club!Longtime Illinois Valley resident Jerry Barringer held the grand opening of his new shop, Sabre and Cannon Tabletop Games Oct. 7. This unique addition to[Read More…]

City declares Radio Shack nuisance

The Cave Junction City Council held a meeting Sept. 11 at City Hall. Council members Ethan Lane, Tina Casey Jones, and Jesse Dugas were all present, with Council President Jean Ann Miles leading the meeting in light of Mayor Meadow Martell’s excused absence.One of the larger decisions that the council[Read More…]

Park bid chosen, field officially renamed

On Aug. 14, the Cave Junction City Council gathered for their monthly meeting at City Hall. There were many updates concerning community projects, chief among them were two decisions that council members made regarding Jubilee Park.Local company Harvey’s Construction and Jacksonville-based Par-a-dice Contracting presented their bids to the city for[Read More…]

City approves land use for I.V. HOPE Village

The Cave Junction City Council held their monthly meeting July 10 at City Hall. During this meeting, a public hearing was held to review the site plan for the Illinois Valley’s new transitional living facility: I.V. HOPE Village. With the conditional approval of this project, local nonprofit I.V. Living Solutions[Read More…]

An IVHS Alumni blast from the past

This year’s Illinois Valley High School Alumni Weekend from June 30 to July 2 brought with it several special events and surprises. IVHS graduating classes from years ending in 3 and 8 flooded local businesses with smiles and hugs, allowing themselves the opportunity to catch up with old friends and[Read More…]