Weekly Features

Nifty Tidbits:

Originally printed in the April 7, 2004 edition of the Illinois Valley News In my reading about the early United States, I have occasionally come across the term “The Year Without a Summer.” This is usually used as part of the explanation why a family has moved out of the[Read More…]

Today in History: 5-2-2023

Today is Wednesday, May 3, the 123rd day of 2023. There are 242 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On May 3, 1979, Conservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher was chosen to become Britain’s first female prime minister as the Tories ousted the incumbent Labour government in parliamentary elections.On this[Read More…]

Tee Tattler

Hello from the Illinois Valley golf course!In this week’s action, we started Men’s League and had nice turn-out for both Monday and Wednesday. Both nights filled the course with players and we actually ran out of carts. I will have a complete run-down of the scores in next weeks’ paper.The[Read More…]

Good Shepherd Lutheran

Confusing? Not really. (John 10:1-10)John 10:6 says, “Jesus used this figure of speech, but the Pharisees did not understand what he was telling them.”Has that ever happened to you? Have you ever read the gospel and then asked yourself, “What exactly is Jesus talking about? How does this apply 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.) *Publisher’s Note: For decades, Illinois Valley News has published our unique version of the log entries from[Read More…]

Crawlies with Cri: Conifer sawfly

Conifer sawfly (Genus Neodiprion) This week’s crawly is in the same order as bees and wasps. While they may look a little waspy, they are their own unique critter. Our featured mister also happens to have ab fab antennae. Meet the conifer sawfly (Genus Neodiprion).Let’s do a quick review: “What[Read More…]

Save the date

May 6**Come see us at the Illinois Valley Children’s Fair & Pet Parade May 6, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Jubilee Park.Beading, Face Painting, Seed Planting, Children’s Books, Hands-on Science, Activities, Child Id, Art Activities, Bike Helmets, Free Activities, Resources, Hot Dogs, Snacks, Drinks, & Prizes. Win A Free Bike[Read More…]

Nifty Tidbits:

Originally printed in the March 24, 2004 edition of the Illinois Valley News In every war there are always different groups of people involved on both sides. There are those who are actively in favor and willing to participate. On the other hand there are people who oppose the war[Read More…]