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From the mayor’s desk: by Meadow Martell

I just returned from the League of Oregon Cities 97th annual conference in Bend. Councilor Jean Ann Miles also attended. The conference was jam packed with attendees, workshops and meetings. Some of the highlights for me, in addition to connections made with other city leaders, were workshops on: combating the[Read More…]

Southern Oregon Aspire gets transit donation

Josephine County Transit Program Supervisor Scott Chancey joined the Board of JoCo Commissioners Oct. 5 to detail the donation of a surplus vehicle from his fleet.“With the transit program we have a process where, when one of the vehicles is beyond its useful life for us, we try to dispose[Read More…]

Tee Tattler

Hello after a week’s absence. Sunday night skins took a toll on me last week and I missed my deadline.The Golf Course is beginning with a new format for Monday nights. We are playing skins on Mondays until Men’s Summer league begins again.So two weeks ago, Monday Skins were won[Read More…]

JoCo opts into disease data platform

Josephine County is partnering with the Southern Oregon Education Services District to implement the Southern Oregon Public Health Illness Guidance, or SOPHI, a web-based platform that will streamline the process of collecting student and staff communicable disease symptom data.According to a scope of work report published late last year, SOPHI[Read More…]

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 12, the 285th day of 2022. There are 80 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 12, 1976, it was announced in China that Hua Guofeng had been named to succeed the late Mao Zedong as chairman of the Communist Party; it was also[Read More…]

Eagles best Cougars 50 – 21

The Cougars were no match for the North Douglas-Yoncalla War Eagles during their home game at Illinois Valley High School Oct. 7, although they fought valiantly to best their opponents.The game started off a bit shakily, with the War Eagles scoring two touchdowns and taking the lead 13-0 in the[Read More…]

Lorna Byrne Students of the Month

Sherwood Malik, Logan Ponchart, Akasha Harris, Ramona Newman, Megan Tucker, Cory Davis, Matt Bohmker, Jack Egan, Jason Edinger. Chase Mason, Serenidy Grebisz, Landon Feight, Jeremiah Izzo, Brodey Rasmussen, Paige Paul, Ethan Medina, Daniel Logan, Curtis Beard, Rio Parenti and Kaylee Eades with Pricipal Danny Pratt (not in photographed order).

2 dead on roads during weekend

On Oct. 8, 2022, at 6:37 p.m., the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Thompson Creek Road. Prior to law enforcement arrival, the rider, Jacob Irison McNeil, 54, was transported by American Medical Response to Three Rivers Medical Center[Read More…]