Weekly Features

Good Shepherd Lutheran

Good News in a Nutshell – John 3:1-17When I was growing up, I never understood why some of my friends would try to do things they weren’t supposed to do in the middle of broad daylight where the chance of getting caught was the greatest. It seems like waiting for[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, Feb. 26*A citizen complained of intoxicated drivers in a parking lot in the 200 block of[Read More…]

Tee Tattler

Happy winter wonderland from the Illinois Valley Country Club golf course!This has been an abysmal week for golfing in Cave Junction. I called friends in both Grants Pass and Medford and they have been able to get out on their courses and I think I speak for all of us[Read More…]

Crawlies with Cri: Western leaf-footed bug

This week we’ll meet a crawly who is having a problem with identity theft. Meet the western leaf-footed bug. The real western leaf-footed bug (Leptoglossus clypealis).Their problem is that their pesty cousin Leptoglossus zonatus has co-opted their common name and they are running around damaging citrus crops telling everyone, “I’m[Read More…]


Maureen “Mo” Connolly1/10/43- 2/26/23Maureen was born Jan. 10, 1943 in Rockville Centre, N.Y. and left this world at 6:55 a.m. on a rainy morning; Feb. 26, 2023.She was 80 years old.Maureen left New York in 1968 and never looked back. She arrived in Takilma, Oregon in December of that year[Read More…]

Save the date

March 10 – 25**Illinois Valley Community Emergency Response Team “Free Basic Disaster Training” class.Friday evenings 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 10, 17, 24 and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 11, 18, 25 at I.V. Fire Station One, 681 Caves Hwy., CJSign up at the Admin Office or[Read More…]