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Crawlies with Cri:

by Chrisy Solo This week’s crawly is a painted beauty. Meet the painted lady beetle (Mulsantina picta).It’s easy to see how the painted lady beetles got their name. While they vary a lot in color, from bright reds, yellows, greens and oranges to more subdued shades of brown and tan,[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 19 *Luey Magic Ocean Music Glenn was taken into custody near the 200 block of[Read More…]

Senior Spotlight

Hot flashes are the sudden feeling of warmth in the upper body, usually most intense over the face, neck and chest.Your skin may blush and it cause you to sweat. If you lose too much body heat, you might feel chilled afterward. Night sweats are hot flashes that happen at[Read More…]

Today in History: The Associated Press

Today is Wednesday, June 29, the 180th day of 2022. There are 185 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On June 29, 1613, London’s original Globe Theatre, where many of Shakespeare’s plays were performed, was destroyed by a fire sparked by a cannon shot during a performance of “Henry[Read More…]

Nifty Tidbits

by Chuck Rigby Lizards are a very common animal in the Illinois Valley area. They are also very useful in helping to control insects and spiders. They also serve as a handy food source for hawks, snakes and predatory mammals. The lizards main protection is to blend in with their[Read More…]

Save the date

July 1-3**Mark your calendar for ReunionMania, Golf tourney July 2 (see ad). July 1-3**To Celebrate the Nation’s Birthday, the Kerbyville Museum invites all veterans to come help them celebrate! FREE to all veterans July 1 & 2 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and July 3 from noon to 4[Read More…]


James A. “Jim” Loyd, 77, of Cave Junction, died June 18, 2022 at his home.Arrangements with Illinois Valley Funeral Directors. Tina Marks 8/25/1961, longtime resident of the Illinois Valley, passed away on 6/15/2022.Tina was born and brought up in the San Francisco Bay area. She with her partner Ed Derda,[Read More…]