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Life in the Valley of Riches

Well, we have another letter to the editor this week questioning my honor and my willingness to fight against censorship and political corruption, so I wanted to clear up some misunderstandings that are circulating around the county.The Josephine County Commissioners voting to move county public notices from the Daily Courier[Read More…]

Letters to the editor

Illinois Valley News welcomes letters to the editor. Please e-mail them to 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 The latter need not be published, but[Read More…]

Good Shepherd Lutheran

How to Be a True Disciple – Matthew 5:1-12The Beatitudes is probably the most famous sermon ever uttered. Jesus spoke while sitting on a common mountain. But when He spoke, people were moved because they’d never heard anyone speak with such clarity and conviction. In Matthew 7:28 it says, “When[Read More…]

Save the date

Feb. 14**Tuesday, Feb. 14, Illinois Valley Amateur Radio Club (IVARC) will be having our monthly meeting @ 6pm at Wild River Pizza in CJ. Kelpie Wilson from Wilson Biochar Associates, will introduce biochar and discuss how & when to add it to your garden. As well as our meeting at[Read More…]

Tee Tattler

Greetings from the Illinois Valley Country Club!In this week’s action:The new leaf blower lived up to its cost and helped me to blow all the wet piles up the hill on #9 fairway, and in doing so, they dried out enough to burn them all. I also got to finish[Read More…]

Contractor selected for transit hub

Planned transit hub and customer service/dispatch facility located at 142 NE E St in Grants Pass. (Courtesy photo for the Illinois Valley News) The Josephine County Transit Department selected Outlier Construction, LLC as the contractor to construct the planned transit hub and customer service/dispatch facility located at 142 NE E[Read More…]


Eldred Vernon Adams died Jan. 15, 2023, at his home in Redding, Calif.. He was 92. Eldred was born in Sanger, Calif. Dec. 12, 1930, and was the only child of Birdie (Kelly) and Clay Adams. He married Joyce Streit in Fresno, Calif., and after his stint in the army,[Read More…]