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Abbigail Jones and Dane DeSoto are proud to annouce the arival of their son, Maverick Wayne O’Neal DeSoto on Nov. 1, 2023. Master DeSoto weighed 8.07 lbs and 21.5” long.

Exploring the Illinois Valley

Laura Mancuso, editor Rivers, trees and falling leaves. What could be better?I get asked all the time to please focus on positive articles for the newspaper which got me thinking about a new series. While Dan and I were on a hike with our dogs, I.V. and Lucy the News[Read More…]

Classifieds – Nov. 29, 2023

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Mary Louise Blanchfield Tury, 75, of Cave Junction, died Sept. 13, 2023 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center.Mary was born Oct. 21, 1947 in Los Angeles, Calif. to Robert Blanchfield and Mina Loos Blanchfield.She was the third sister out of five daughters.Mary attended school in Grand Junction, Colo. and graduated[Read More…]

Crawlies with Cri: Lesser snow goose

Lesser snow goose (Anser caerulescens) Honk! This week Crawlies engages in some more foul play! Once again, in honor of your Thanksgiving table, let’s meet another Turkey Day dinner option (also, once again – don’t tell the geese!) Meet the lesser snow goose (Anser caerulescens).Before we delve into the life[Read More…]

Save the date

DEC. 1 & 2** Please join us for the 24th annual Grants Pass Community Nativity Festival hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. 1969 Williams Hwy, Grants Pass Friday, Dec 1, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec 2, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Hundreds of Nativities from around[Read More…]

Life in the Valley of Riches

Over the past few months, I have had a number of people approach me asking if or why I have a problem with cannabis growers. A few times it has become physical because I don’t back down from anything. I think the fact that I am all fight and no[Read More…]

Public Notice – Nov. 22, 2023

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ STATE vs Predator 9000 Generator/Predator 1400 Generator/Honda EV2000 Generator/Generac/$9,216.00 US Currency/$3,680.00 US Currency PERSON FROM WHOM PROPERTY WAS SEIZED: Vincent Russel Lopez-Avendano/Pavel Vladimirovich Grigoryev/Richard Vladimir GrigoryevNOTICE OF SEIZURE FOR FORFEITUREYou must “claim” an interest in the above-described seized property or you will automatically lose any interest you may have.[Read More…]