Weekly Features

Nifty Tidbits:

Originally printed in the July 21, 2004 edition of the Illinois Valley News In August 1838 the United States Exploring Expedition sailed from Chesapeake Bay. Like the Lewis and Clark expedition, it was composed of military personnel as well as civilians. Unlike Lewis and Clark, the group contained several scientists[Read More…]

Today in History: The Associated Press

Today is Wednesday, May 24, the 144th day of 2023. There are 221 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On May 24, 1844, Samuel F.B. Morse transmitted the message “What hath God wrought” from Washington to Baltimore as he formally opened America’s first telegraph line.On this date:In 1935, the[Read More…]

Good Shepherd Lutheran

No Longer UnderdogsLook at the comfort and the confidence Jesus gives us in John 17: “ Holy Father, protect them in your name.” Jesus was praying that the Father would use his power to keep the disciples safe. “ While I was with them, I protected them in your name[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…]

Classifieds – May 24, 2023

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Crawlies with Cri: Fire-colored beetle

Fire-colored beetle (pictured is Genus Pedilus) Strap yourselves in because this week’s crawly takes wickedly weird up a notch! Meet the fire-colored beetle (pictured is Genus Pedilus).There are 50 species of fire-colored beetles (Family Pyrochroidae) in North America. Pyrochroidae is from the Greek pyros which means fire and chroma meaning[Read More…]

Letters to the editor

Illinois Valley News welcomes letters to the editor. Please e-mail them to laura@theivnews.com POLICY ON LETTERS:‘Illinois Valley News’ encourages letters to the editor provided they are legible and not libelous or scurrilous. All letters must be signed, including name, address and telephone number. The latter need not be published, but[Read More…]

Save the date

May 27**Memorial Day – Ol’ Timers Picnic Saturday May 27, 2023Events for the day:The gate will be opened at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. the day of the picnic.10 a.m. – Flag Burning/Disposal Ceremony with American Legion Post #70. Anyone wishing to retire an old, worn American flag[Read More…]