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Patrol top budget priority for county

With the 2023/24 fiscal year starting at the end of next month, the Josephine County Budget Committee has held a series of meetings in recent weeks to dissect the proposed budget and collect public feedback in their quest to greenlight a finalized budget.Among the biggest budget shakeups for the coming[Read More…]

Sanitation rate increase approved

Southern Oregon Sanitation’s rate increase was passed at the Cave Junction City Council meeting May 8.Councilors Jean Ann Miles and Ethan Lane were present at City Hall, alongside city recorder Rebecca Patton, with Councilor Tina Casey Jones attending via Zoom. Mayor Meadow Martell and Councilor Jesse Dugas were both excused[Read More…]

Volunteers clean up the Forks

The We Love Our Parks event was held at Forks State Park May 13. The event was hosted by Oregon State Parks, Friends of the Forks and Illinois Valley Community Development Organization.The event had tables full of educational information and then at 11 a.m. a group of volunteers went to[Read More…]

Nifty Tidbits:

Originally printed in the June 23, 2004 edition of the Illinois Valley News This morning I had the opportunity to take an early morning walk through the Forks State Park. It was cool and quiet, that is if you ignore the constant rumbling coming from the highway. I could hear[Read More…]

IVCanDO celebrates those that ‘Do!’

The Illinois Valley Community Development Organization put on their hats and celebrated Valley community builders with an Open House at Bruno’s Cavern May 10.With a variety of hats displayed around the decorated room, IVCanDo Executive Director Lindsey B. Jones put one of her own and led the Open House and[Read More…]

Good Shepherd Lutheran

REAL ComfortI loved riding my bike when I was little. Sometimes I’d fall and skin my knee, and Mom would kiss my boo-boo and make it feel better. Of course, it was a mental trick. There’s no actual healing found in someone adding mouth germs to a wound! But I[Read More…]

Today in History: The Associated Press

Today is Wednesday, May 17, the 137th day of 2023. There are 228 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On May 17, 1954, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court handed down its Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision which held that racially segregated public schools were inherently unequal,[Read More…]

Tee Tattler

Hello from the Illinois Valley Country Club golf course.Last week I had a ton of fun news and just before I hit the “send” key I must have gotten interrupted, so that’s why there was no column last week.Just a couple fun things from last week—The Queens of the Greens[Read More…]