Weekly Features

Wholesome Foods: by Laura Mancuso

Getting Past the PlateausIf you started a New Year’s resolution to get to a healthier weight and have reached a plateau, I have done some research to find a few tips that might help you get back on track. I’ve always felt that when you hit a plateau, it’s time[Read More…]

Nifty Tidbits

Originally printed in the Jan. 28, 2004 edition of the Illinois Valley News For the last few months, a few people in the Valley have gently reminded me that the newspaper has been lacking Tidbits and that my hibernation should be over. I usually agree with them but then get[Read More…]

Today in History: March 15, 2023

Today is Wednesday, March 15, the 74th day of 2023. There are 291 days left in the year.Today’s highlight in history:On March 15, 44 B.C., Roman dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of nobles that included Brutus and Cassius.On this date:In 1493, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus arrived back[Read More…]

Letters to the editor

Illinois Valley News welcomes letters to the editor. Please e-mail them to dan@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 The latter need not be published, but[Read More…]

Good Shepherd Lutheran

What’s in Your Water Jar? – John 4:5-42So, Jesus is at a well talking to a socially outcast Samaritan woman who recognizes that this amazing man might just be the Messiah. So, she says, “I know that Messiah is coming and when he comes, he will proclaim all things 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.) Sunday, March 5*A fellow claimed he did not intend to burn down a house in the 2000[Read More…]

Tee Tattler

Happy nearly-spring greetings from the golf course at the Illinois Valley Country Club!Only one week until the first day of spring. With the weather we had the past few weeks, one surely wouldn’t expect that!In players’ news this week, we could not get onto the course for lack of grass,[Read More…]

Classifieds – March 29, 2023

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Crawlies with Cri: Snowshoe hare

As winter hops slowly into spring, it seems appropriate to meet a crawly this week that changes along with the seasons. Meet the snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus).If you’ve never seen a snowshoe hare, it’s only in part due to their wicked good camouflage skills. They aren’t common in Oregon. They[Read More…]


Nov. 01, 1959 – Nov. 27, 2022Lori Woodbury, 63, of Eagle Point, Ore., died unexpectedly in her sleep Nov. 27, 2022. Lori met her husband, Glenn, in 1973 while attending high school in Cave Junction. They reconnected years later and were married Nov. 11, 2000, in Applegate, Ore. Together they[Read More…]