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Josephine County commissioner to host law enforcement forums

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — Josephine County Commissioner Herman Baertschiger will host a series of law enforcement forums throughout the county beginning July 11. The first forum will take place at 6 p.m. July 11 at Wild River Pizza, 249 North Redwood Highway in Cave Junction. The second will be 6[Read More…]

Nifty Tidbits:

by Chuck Rigby Originally published in the July 10, 2002, Illinois Valley News.A number of years ago I received a live animal trap as a present, probably birthday.Since then I have been fortunate enough to see a number of animals close-up. Cats are the most common visitors in my trap,[Read More…]

Today in History:

The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, July 6, the 187th day of 2022. There are 178 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History:On July 6, 1944, an estimated 168 people died in a fire that broke out during a performance in the main tent of the Ringling Bros.[Read More…]

Tee Tattler

by Terry Taylor Hello from the golf course at the Illinois Valley Country Club.In this week’s action for Men’s Twilight just about everyone showed up finally! KPs were won by Dave Scott who got closer than newcomer Graham Osburn, and third shot KP on 9 was won by Jim Losey.[Read More…]

Some medical debt is being removed from US credit

Tom Murphy – AP Health Writer Help is coming for many people with medical debt on their credit reports.Starting Friday, the three major U.S. credit reporting companies will stop counting paid medical debt on the reports that banks, potential landlords and others use to judge creditworthiness. The companies also will[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.) Sunday, June 26*A silver-colored Honda was smoking as the driver tried to outrun Josephine County Sheriff’s Office[Read More…]

Cave Junction’s Soap Box Derby first run fun

Dave Clark (above) and his E “Grampus” Vitus cart fly down Schumacher before his “big spill” which ended his day. Rock Star driven by Justin Jermaine (lower left) and Justin Stewart’s “Thunder Cougar Falcon Bird” have a close race. Steve Ohh (lower right) and his “Taylor’s Meat Waggon” easily defeated Rock Star.