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Crawlies with Cri: Transverse lady beetle

This week’s crawly is a very special lady. Lady beetle, that is! Meet the transverse lady beetle (Coccinella transversoguttata).With only a handful of sightings in Oregon you’d be lucky to spot her indeed. Numbers of transverse ladies are declining throughout most of their range, due in large part to the[Read More…]

Art Gallery in the Vineyard debuts at Bridgeview

The Southern Oregon Guild of Artists and Artisans collaborated with Bridgeview Winery to hold their first “Art in the Vineyard” exhibit April 15, featuring the works of local artist Sheila Mason. Many curious community members attended the event, perusing the artwork while enjoying appetizers and beverages.Mason, a self-taught artist and[Read More…]

Save the date

April 21**Friday, April 21 Illinois Valley Garden Club will have a fun talk about Painting Rocks & Yard Art, presented by member, Donelle Kemmer. Meetings are at Immanuel Methodist Church, 200 W. Watkins, Cave Junction, with a social time at 12:30, and meeting at 1:00 PM. May 6**Come see us[Read More…]


Selma resident Derick L. Williams, 39, died April 10 as the result of an automobile accident. A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, April 19 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lost Camp Bar and Grill in Kerby. Derick was born March 1, 1984 in Anchorage, Ala.[Read More…]

Commissioners address workforce housing

The Josephine County Commissioners embarked on a short agenda April 5 at their Anne G. Basker Auditorium – set meeting. Most of the meeting’s duration consisted of requests and comments from members of the community, which were a mix of constructive criticism and praise for the board.This portion of the[Read More…]

I.V. HOPE Village being planned for C.J.

To address the effects of homelessness in the Illinois Valley, the nonprofit 501(c) 3 Illinois Valley Living Solutions is planning for a transitional housing facility in the city of Cave Junction.“I.V. Living Solutions is focused on supporting those with housing insecurities in our community,” said IVLS Board President Laura Mancuso.“Our[Read More…]

Murder suspect taken into custody

Residents of Josephine County were left shaken in the wake of an alleged homicide that occurred in O’Brien in late March. Though an arrest was made and charges have been filed, Oregon State Police are not releasing many details due to the fact that their investigation is still ongoing.On March[Read More…]

A happy Easter indeed

Ava, 6, was all smiles during the annual Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt Sunday, April 9 at Jubilee Park. See story and more photos on A-11. (Photo by Laura Mancuso, Illinois Valley News)

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2023. There are 263 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On April 12, 1861, the Civil War began as Confederate forces opened fire on Fort Sumter in South Carolina.On this date:In 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral[Read More…]