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…]

Just my cup of tea

Originally ran in the Nov. 11, 1971 edition of the Illinois Valley News Mr. and Mrs. James Brandon of Medford were in Cave Junction recently. Mrs. Brandon is the former Marilyn Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith. The Brandons brought their month-old daughter Tasha to visit her grandparents[Read More…]

Today in history

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2024. There are 314 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Feb. 21, 1965, minister and civil rights activist Malcolm X, 39, was shot to death inside Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom in New York. (Three men identified as members of the[Read More…]

Good Shepherd Lutheran

Forty Days – Mark 1:9-15We’ve just entered a very special period: the Forty Days of Lent. And even though we live in a very different world than the ancient Jews, there’s a meaning to the number forty that we still share with them. Forty is the number of weeks that[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…]

Crawlies with Cri: Pink moths

PINK MOTHS To celebrate Valentine’s Day a week late we’re going to meet seven area moths who look pretty in pink!Did you know we had so many sweetly colored moths here in our backyard?Some of these moths we’ve met before, some are new.Before we list their names and some fun[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…]


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…]

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…]

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…]