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I.V. Wrestlers win 3rd consecutive district title

Dusty FiskeIVN Contributing Writer The Illinois Valley High School wrestlers went to Lowell Feb. 10 and won the district tournament by a whopping 60 points. The Cougars scored 218 points to out-distance second place Camas Valley who finished with 158.5 points. North Douglas/Yoncalla finished third (129.5 points) and host school[Read More…]

Black history event tackles critical race theory

Black History Month was observed at the AllCare Health’s Community Center in Grants Pass Feb. 10. The guest speakers included Illinois Valley Living Solutions Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator Connie Dillinger, Project Youth Plus Executive Director Carl Thomas and Oregon Youth Authority educator and owner of Rogue Barbers Ron Gillespie.One thing[Read More…]

JMET had a good 2023

The Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team reported that from Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2023, the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office conducted 53 search warrants on alleged illegal marijuana cultivation operations within Josephine County. Many of these operations have been conducted in partnership with other law enforcement agencies. The operations have also[Read More…]

Just my cup of tea

Originally ran in the Nov. 4, 1971 edition of the Illinois Valley News Hello, friends and neighbors. My Cup of Tea was empty last week – or didn’t you notice? I am home now after a stay in the hospital, and I will try to take up where I left[Read More…]

Tee Tattler

Hello from the fabulous Bandon Dunes golf property this week!We took Colby, Troy, D’Lynn, Mattie, John, Jason Gill, Todd, Scottie and me and met up with 88 old and new friends from all over the USA. The Bandon property is 1600 acres and now consists of eight courses, three driving[Read More…]

Tales from the Rural Patrol

Monday, Feb. 5*No cites or arrests. Tuesday, Feb. 6*The driver of a 2002 Nissan with temporary tags was contacted near Caves Hwy. and Holland Loop at 10:08 p.m. A citation was issued for driving while suspended violation (DWS-V), and a warning was provided for operation of unsafe vehicle, driving uninsured,[Read More…]

Good Shepherd Lutheran

Ready for the Mountaintop – Mark 9:2-9It starts off ordinarily enough. Jesus and his three closest friends – Peter, James, and John – go up a high mountain. Nothing unusual there. Jesus often went off to pray and rest. But from here on, ordinary ends. No sooner do they arrive[Read More…]