Weekly Features

Nifty Tidbits:

Originally printed in the Feb. 4, 2004 edition of the Illinois Valley News January is not the normal time to work in the garden. Besides being wet and cold, most soil is very clumpy and difficult to work. However, this year there was a week or so of dry weather[Read More…]

Today in History:

Today is Wednesday, March 22, the 81st day of 2023. There are 284 days left in the year.Today’s Highlights in History:On March 22, 1894, hockey’s first Stanley Cup championship game was played; home team Montreal defeated Ottawa, 3-1.On this date:In 1765, the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act to raise[Read More…]

Good Shepherd Lutheran

Shine! – John 9:1-41When our interpretation of the Bible conveniently condemns those we disagree with and pats our own attitudes on the back, there’s just about a 100% chance that we’ve fallen into the same self-righteous trap that this lesson illustrates. The Pharisees see a blind man being healed and[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, March 12*A scoundrel ripped the vent covers from CJ Shop Smart at 8:47 a.m.*A gal with[Read More…]

Tee Tattler

Greetings from the Illinois Valley Country Club!On Monday, the snow, rain and water up to our knees kept us off the golf course but Danny invited a few to play on the simulator in his shop. We played the Emirates course in Dubai, lights dimmed in the shop with a[Read More…]

Crawlies with Cri: Asparagus beetle

Asparagus beetle (Crioceris asparagi) This week’s crawly is a pretty critter you’ll most likely never see, but nothing is impossible. Meet the asparagus beetle (Crioceris asparagi).As the name implies, these beetles dine on asparagus when they are larvae. However, despite California and Washington being two of the four states that[Read More…]


Cherie Anne Peterson, 87, of Cave Junction, died March 7, 2023 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center.Cherie was born in Portland, Ore. on Feb. 17, 1936. She grew up in Portland before moving to Southern California in middle school. In 1951, she met and married the love of her life,[Read More…]

Save the date

March 25Women’s Cafe Saturday, March 25 at the Dome School, singing, dancing, poetry, writers, artist, healers, musician, 12 – 2 p.m. Art & Food: Quiche, salads, sweets, beverages, Performances 2 – 4:30 p.m. p\Please no young children, Call 541-592-2866 for more info. April 1 & 2Two free local events on[Read More…]