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Kenneth Ray Holmes, 59, of Selma, died peacefully in his sleep Dec.16, 2022.He was born Nov. 7, 1963 in Jeannette, Penn. In 2020 he moved to Selma from Smithton, Penn.Crazy Kenny was louder than life and full of love and laughter. He had immeasurable pride for his daughters and wholeheartedly[Read More…]

Save the Date

Jan. 4No I.V. News deliveredWednesday, Jan. 4. Happy New Year! We will return Jan. 11. Jan. 10**Illinois Valley Amateur Radio Club (IVARC) will be having our monthly meeting @ 6pm at Wild River Pizza in CJ. As well as our meeting at Wild River every second Tuesday at 6pm, we[Read More…]

Nifty Tidbits

Originally printed in the March 26, 2003 edition of the Illinois Valley News There are many people who have moved to southern Oregon because of the small town atmosphere. Small towns frequently have people who have to work closely together to solve the problems which occur. Selma is one of[Read More…]

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 28, the 362nd day of 2022. There are three days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Dec. 28, 2014, the war in Afghanistan, fought for 13 bloody years and still raging, came to a formal end with a quiet flag-lowering ceremony in Kabul that marked[Read More…]

Tee Tattler

Seasons’ Greetings from the Illinois Valley Country Club golf course!Hoping everyone had a nice Christmas and wishing you all a Happy New Year!This week surprisingly the weather broke a couple times long enough for us to get out and have some skins competition.Monday through Thursday was not so great, but[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.) Sunday, Dec. 18*At 10:32 a.m. a damsel claimed to be in distress in the 100 block of[Read More…]

Nifty Tidbits:

Originally printed in the March 12, 2003 edition of the Illinois Valley News With the recent warmer, dry weather, some plants are coming out of their winter dormant periods. Some people, like me, are beginning to think that it’s time to start digging in the dirt to start the new[Read More…]

Today in History:

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 21, the 355th day of 2022. There are 10 days left in the year. Winter begins at 4:48 p.m. EST.Today’s Highlight in History:On Dec. 21, 1864, during the Civil War, Union forces led by Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman concluded their “March to the Sea” as[Read More…]

Good Shepherd Lutheran

What a Gift!Christmas is when we remember that God came close. We were in trouble and even though we were created to be with Him, our hearts had moved far away. There was a barrier between us and our Creator, and that night He took a huge step toward breaking[Read More…]