Weekly Features

Good Shepherd Lutheran

See – Share – Invite Three simple actions that are the essence of evangelism. Real evangelism is simply seeing what God is doing in our lives, sharing that with others, and inviting them to come and see for themselves. Simple. So why do we find it so hard to think[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, Jan. 8*A sneaky thief in a green Ford Explorer was caught on surveillance footage when he[Read More…]

Letters to the editor

Illinois Valley News welcomes letters to the editor. Please e-mail them to laura or 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[Read More…]

Life in the Valley of Riches

The Josephine County Commissioners are voting Jan. 18 on whether or not to make the Illinois Valley News the paper of record for Josephine County. Currently, we are the paper of record for the city of Cave Junction, Illinois Valley Fire District, Kerby Water District, Illinois Valley Soil and Water[Read More…]

Tee Tattler

Happy “Fill the reservoir weather!” times from the Country Club:Well, it has been a heck of a storm system that we have experienced this winter. The freshwater pond is flowing out of every low spot it has-the spillway, the pump box, the bank by the maintenance shed and the outlet[Read More…]

Save the date

Friday, Jan. 20**Illinois Valley Garden Club Program will be “Soils and Fertilizers for our Gardens,” presented by Daniel from Wheels A Turnin. 12:30 – 3 p.m. at Immanuel Methodist Church, 200 W. Watkins, Cave Junction. Saturday, Jan.21**“How to Write Short Stories and Get Them Published” Writing Workshop. Your public library[Read More…]

Crawlies with Cri: Pacific clubtail dragonfly

Pacific clubtail dragonfly (Phanogomphus kurilis) This week we’ll meet a crawly with quite an accurate common name. Meet the Pacific clubtail dragonfly (Phanogomphus kurilis).Pacific clubtails can only be found close to the Pacific Ocean. The largest populations can be found in Central California, and right here in southwestern Oregon. There[Read More…]

Nifty Tidbits: by Chuck Rigby

Originally printed in the April 16, 2003 edition of the Illinois Valley News In 1834 an expedition arrived in Oregon from St. Louis, Missouri. It was composed of some fur trappers and clerks who were employed by Nathaniel Wyeth. He planned on getting rich by trading with the Indians for[Read More…]