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Originally printed in the Nov. 13, 2002 edition of the Illinois Valley News Plants need to prepare for winter and there are many methods by which this is accomplished. Many of our local native plants, such as oaks and maples are triggered into this process by changing amounts of daylight.[Read More…]

Good Shepherd Lutheran

Find Your Victory – Luke 10:1-19Today is a great time to be alive if you’re bad with direction because we have these little devices in our pockets – smart phones! – that communicate with computers floating around in outer space to give us pinpoint instructions on how to get from[Read More…]

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 28, the 271st day of 2022. There are 94 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Sept. 28, 1928, Scottish medical researcher Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, the first effective antibiotic.On this date:In 1781, American forces in the Revolutionary War, backed by a French fleet, began[Read More…]

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10 grants of $2,000 were made in ARPA funding drawing

Luck was on the side of three local historical preservation nonprofits in today’s grant lottery held in partnership between the Illinois Valley Community Development Organization and the Four Way Community Foundation. The Kerbyville Museum and History Center, the Josephine County Historical Society, and the Eugene “Debbs” Potts Foundation, which operates[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, Sept. 18*A grave situation was discovered at Laurel Cemetery at 10:39 a.m. after burglars stole an[Read More…]

Crawlies with Cri: Tule bluet damselfly

Tule bluet damselfly (Enallagma carunculatum) Many do not know what it’s like behind blue eyes, but this week we’ll try to get some insight into what’s behind the particular set on the tule bluet damselfly (Enallagma carunculatum).First: It’s pronounced “too-lay”.Bluets comprise the Genus Enallagma and unsurprisingly are called bluets because[Read More…]

Life in the Valley of Riches

The newspaper you are reading is the last one the Medford Mail Tribune will print for us. After 11 years, nearly 575 editions of the Illinois Valley News later, they have quit printing newspapers and have gone all digital.While we have fixed the problem by finding a new printer, there[Read More…]


Brian James Lew, 52, of Cave Junction, died Sept. 18, 2022 at his home.Arrangements with Illinois Valley Funeral Directors.

Save the date

Oct. 3**JoCo Public Health/OHA COVID vax public clinic: 11-1 in Jubilee Park, Cave Junction then 3-6pm at Clear Creek Family in Selma. All Covid 19 vaccines available: primary, pediatric and bivalent boosters. No appointments, all welcome. No seasonal flu shots. Siskiyou Community Health Center in Cave Junction. Every Thursday at[Read More…]