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Just my cup of tea

Originally ran in the Nov. 11, 1971 edition of the Illinois Valley News Mr. and Mrs. James Brandon of Medford were in Cave Junction recently. Mrs. Brandon is the former Marilyn Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith. The Brandons brought their month-old daughter Tasha to visit her grandparents[Read More…]

Tee Tattler

A very rainy greeting from the Illinois Valley Country Club golf course!I missed last week’s column somehow and was half way through giving a little synopsis of our annual Bandon Dunes golf trip. I had mentioned that we brought 88 players and filled the St. Andrew’s Hall with two nights[Read More…]

Save the date

Feb. 26Open Acoustic Jam night Monday, February 26 from 6-8 pm at Wild River Pizza Cave Junction back room. Bluegrass, country, folk, western and blues music players invited! Feb. 29What: Film-screening of “ELEMENTAL: Reimagine Wildfire” followed by Q&A with panel of experts.Where: I.V. FIRE DISTRICT 681 Caves Hwy. Cave JunctionWhen:[Read More…]


Betty J. Webbe11/10/1950 – 2/10/2024Betty is survived by her children: Thomas, William, Brian, Michael, Kim, Linda; and her sister Hilty; grandchildren: Kesakah, Jocie, Joshua, Willy, Falisha, Tina, Faith, Christian, Kirra; and many great-grandchildren.She loved spending time with her family, word searches, puzzles and bingo. Betty also enjoyed watching wrestling, holidays[Read More…]

Cougars drop 2 but won when it counted

John MichaelsIVN Contributing Writer The Illinois Valley Cougars won the single game they needed to, defeating the Central Linn Cobras 49-45 in Valley Coast Conference playoff game Wednesday in Cave Junction and grabbed a 2A state-playoff berth. Although the Cougars dropped their next two VCC playoff games, the losses did[Read More…]

Crawlies with Cri: Pink moths

PINK MOTHS To celebrate Valentine’s Day a week late we’re going to meet seven area moths who look pretty in pink!Did you know we had so many sweetly colored moths here in our backyard?Some of these moths we’ve met before, some are new.Before we list their names and some fun[Read More…]

Lady Vikings finish solid year strong

John MichaelsIVN Contributing Writer The Lorna Byrne Middle School girls basketball team completed their season on a high note, going 2-0 with a victories over Shady Cove on Monday and Valley on Wednesday last week. The Lady Vikings finished the year with a 6-2 record.On Monday, Lorna Byrne rallied from[Read More…]

PUBLIC NOTICE – Feb. 14, 2024

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ JOSEPHINE COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGBefore the Josephine County Board of Commissioners SUBJECT: The JOSEPHINE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, in accordance with the Land Use Hearing Rules, will conduct a public hearing for the second reading of Ordinance No. 2024-001 described as follows:ORDINANCE NO. 2024-001; AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE[Read More…]