Lake Creek Grange supports youth

  The Lake Creek Grange helped support the 2016-17 Lake Creek K-5 School’s Little Gardener Program.  As a result of the Grange donation, each student planted seeds in a pot for Valentine Day, made a succulent garden in a cup for Mother’s Day, and planted a marigold in a boot for Father’s Day.  To thank…

Eagle Point Street Dance

street dance

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Good food, good company, plenty of seating, a large crowd and perfect weather.  How else could you describe the street dance on Main Street Eagle Point on August 12? Hot August nights it wasn’t, the weather turned out a very balmy 80 or so degrees, which is just about…

Simplicity, Effort the Focus of Eagles Defense

Simplicity, Effort the Focus of Eagles Defense   By Tim O’Sullivan For the Independent   Entering training camp, the Eagles had a pretty good idea as to the scheme and personnel of their offense.      


SHERIFF   8/10 Kathi Sorrine Coyle, 46, Antelope Rd, WC.  False informantion, criminal, out of county warrant for burglary 2, and failure to appear for theft 1, theft 3 x 2, unauthorized entry into a vehicle, and possession of a controlled substance/meth. 8/11 Melinda Noel Blyly, 27, Terrmont St, WC.  Failure to appear for possession…

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 081717

john burgess

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 081717 By Christy Pitto For The Independent   The August Shady Cove City Council Meeting was chock full of content. The meeting began with an update from Silas Olson of Hiland Water. Planned expansions are progressing about 30 days behind schedule, so yes, the delays on Highway 62 will continue….


POLICE   8/7 William Bryan Hicks, 39, EP.  Arrested on Jackson County Circuit Court warrant, driving while suspended.  Lodged JCJ. Derek James Eaton, 39, Trail.  Arrested on Jackson County Circuit Court warrant, failure to appear/DUII and resisting arrest and cited for driving uninsured, driving while suspended, and failure to obtain registration. Lodged JCJ. Helen Bailey,…


tracey anderson

  August 4, 1968 – August 14, 2017 Tracy Colleen Anderson, 49, passed away August 14, 2017. She was born August 4, 1968, in Medford, Oregon to Ron and Jennifer Anderson. A graduate of Eagle Point High School, Tracy worked as a hair dresser. Tracy was a member of the Jackson County Cattlewomen, as well…

Molly’s Mistake – Part Two

Molly’s Mistake – Part Two   Recap: This is a work of fiction but could take place in many of a household in Oregon. 15 year old Molly makes two mistakes that change her life forever. The first mistake is to give in to young, unbridled passion. The second mistake is in a cold surgical…

Let’s do Lunch

onion patty

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent As you well know, you just can’t trust everything you read or hear on the internet.  So, when I read that the following dish was much better than the original, I had to take it with a grain of salt.  

The lost villages

Laurelhurst SP

   Laurelhurst State Park As we continue our journey through the McLeod area and old Highway 62 the next area we come to is beautiful Laurelhurst State Park.      

Southern Oregon Speedway Kart Track

Keaton Augustine #24 and father Nathan Augustine celebrate the young man’s first win in the Box Stock Main Event. Malachi Johnson took over to Beginners Box Stock point lead with his second Main Event win. Augustine Wins Thriller at Southern Oregon Speedway Kart Track             White City, Oregon….August 11…Keaton Augustine snapped the three race win…