Judges choices from July 4 parade

Winners of the judging from the July 4 parade in Eagle Point:  A panel of judges sat on the same podium as the announcers of the parade, which gave them a great vantage point to view all parade entries.  Here are the categories and winners:


By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent By a strange twist of fate, the Jr. Eagles Fast pitch softball team, for most of the season, an ASA softball team, will be going to the National Babe Ruth league finals in Jensen Beach, Florida for the tournament beginning this week.


new Board members for District 9

Two new board members for School District took seats at the table during the July 13 meeting at the District Board meeting room.  Board members Tony Lallo and Emilie McIntire joined Dr. Ana Mannenbach, Dan Hodges and Nita Lundberg for the next couple of years.  

The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake

Totem at Uncanny

  The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake Photos from the Hand Drawn Map Dennis Ellingson Last time I told you about the hand drawn map that includes 27 color photographs. 26 of these photos show life along the Rogue River and the Laurelhurst and McLeod area before the dam. The photographs seem to be taken…

Sheriff report

SHERIFF   7/6 Bruce James Birdwell, 32, Terr-mont St, WC.   Failure to appear for DUII/alcohol. 7/7 Joe Randall Thompson, 24, 2nd St, GH.  Failure to appear for possession of a controlled substance/meth.  Released due to overcrowding. 7/8 Michael Sean Padilla, 30, Elder Mill Rd, Trail.  Failure to appear for theft 1.  Does not meet lodging…

Racing July 8

Bailey Hibbard won the 25 lap Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway.  It was the second win of the season for B. Hibbard, and it nearly got away at the end.  After winning the four-lap Scramble to earn the pole for the feature, B. Hibbard sped into the…

Racing Friday July 7


Trevor Grimes won the 20 lap Box Stock Main Event Friday night at the Southern Oregon Speedway Outlaw Kart track.  The two time reigning champion won the race ahead of Keaton Augustine and Vinny DeBenedetti.  The race had a red flag when Yreka champion Taylor Fuller flipped his kart in Turn 4.  Fuller was okay,…


POLICE   6/26 Mindy Alizabeth Harrison, 24, EP.   Arrested on a Medford Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear/theft 3.  Cited and released 6/27 Nicolas Jason Roberts, 32, EP.  Arrested for domestic harassment.  Lodged JCJ. 6/28 Allen Larell Stansell, 29, EP.  Arrested on two Jackson County Circuit Court warrants:  Failure to appear for escape and…


candace obit

Kathleen Louise (Kirby) McKenzie, 80, passed away at her home in Henderson, Nevada, on May 24, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on November 18, 1936 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She married the love of her life, Larry McKenzie, in 1959 in Sioux Falls where they began their…


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July 14th: Increased Fire Restrictions Will Take Effect on the Rogue National Wild and Scenic River

July 14th: Increased Fire Restrictions Will Take Effect on the Rogue National Wild and Scenic River   The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Oregon Department of Forestry, and the Medford Bureau of Land Management are increasing fire restrictions effective 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 14, on those lands located within the boundaries of the Wild section…