Good Shepherd Lutheran

Confusing? Not really. (John 10:1-10)John 10:6 says, “Jesus used this figure of speech, but the Pharisees did not understand what he was telling them.”Has that ever happened to you? Have you ever read the gospel and then asked yourself, “What exactly is Jesus talking about? How does this apply to[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…]

CDC simplifies COVID-19 vaccine recommendations

Following FDA regulatory action, CDC has taken steps to simplify COVID-19 vaccine recommendations and allow more flexibility for people at higher risk who want the option of added protection from additional COVID-19 vaccine doses.CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met today to discuss these COVID-19 vaccine recommendation changes, and[Read More…]

Crawlies with Cri: Conifer sawfly

Conifer sawfly (Genus Neodiprion) This week’s crawly is in the same order as bees and wasps. While they may look a little waspy, they are their own unique critter. Our featured mister also happens to have ab fab antennae. Meet the conifer sawfly (Genus Neodiprion).Let’s do a quick review: “What[Read More…]

I. V. Rotary Club celebrates National Poetry Month

Children’s poetry books donated to the Cave Junction Branch of the Community Library. Illinois Valley Rotary Club donates children’s poetry books to the Illinois Valley branch of the JoCo Libraries in Cave Junction to celebrate National Poetry Month. Three dozen books were distributed during the weekly story time to engage[Read More…]

IVHS girls on a roll

The Illinois Valley High School softball team faced off against the Bandon/Pacific Tigers April 28. Once again, the home team overtook their opponents showed exactly how formidable they could be.The Cougars started out strong in the first two half of the game, quickly gaining five points to the Tiger’s one[Read More…]


Celebration of Life for Chris Matthew May 13 at the Wild River in Grants Pass (595 NE E St.,) at 5 p.m. held by his sister Maggie, flying in from San Diego. All friends are welcome! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Annie Ruth Madden, 89, of Cave Junction, died April 23, 2023 at her[Read More…]

Save the date

May 6**Come see us at the Illinois Valley Children’s Fair & Pet Parade May 6, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Jubilee Park.Beading, Face Painting, Seed Planting, Children’s Books, Hands-on Science, Activities, Child Id, Art Activities, Bike Helmets, Free Activities, Resources, Hot Dogs, Snacks, Drinks, & Prizes. Win A Free Bike[Read More…]