Sheriff Report

SHERIFF   11/2 Jeffery Allen Michael Wright, 33, Sharon Wy, WC.  Failure to appear for possession of a controlled substance/heroin x 2 and possession of a concealed weapon/knife. Oliver James Gavin-Altidor, 35, Ragsdale Rd, Trail.  Driving while suspended.  Released on own recognizance. Sean Phillip Donnally, 39, Ajax Ave, WC.  Telephone harassment x 4.  Released on…

D9 Board meeting

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent The D9 school Board met in the District office on November 8, and as usual, the topic of discussion, at least for several members of the public, was the IPad issue.  Dr. Luke Murphy urged the Board to not sweep the issue under the carpet,

Police Report

POLICE   10/30 Ricardo Angulo-Yanez, WC.  Cited for failure to perform duties/property damange. 10/31 Keosha Butler, EP.  Cited for driving while suspended and speed violation, 44/25. 11/1 Windi Marie Holdean, 29, Arrested on Hannon Rd, EP for theft 3 and on Medford Municipal Court warrant. Lodged JCJ. Stephen John Kircher Jr, 43, Arrested on S….


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Martha Winifred Nilson of Eagle Point, Oregon passed away on October 30, 2017 at the age of 90.  Martha was born in Calexico, California on December 25, 1926.  Martha married Carroll Nilson April 16, 1944.  Together they raised six children. Martha later stepped in when needed to care for grandchildren, and at times even great…

Around the House

Miss School Teacher By Lynn Leissler For the Independent The year, 1914. The school, Ruch (out in the Applegate). Teachers were unmarried women expected to live to a higher standard than the preacher’s wife. I recently came across the Rules for Teachers, a condensed version following.

The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake

The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake Talking with Frank and Maude Ditsworth – Part Two Dennis Ellingson Last time we began an interview conducted by Wallace Ohrt author of “The Rogue I Remember” He is talking with the couple most noted for their strawberry fields. These long time residents of our lost villages’ area…

Senator Linthicum newsletter

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This week we mourn alongside the community of Sutherland Springs, in Texas. This past Sunday, in a Baptist Church – 26 Christian men, women and children were senselessly murdered. My prayers are with those dealing with this horror and the loss of their loved ones, while my admonitions apply to everyone    

Let’s do lunch


Let’s do lunch   By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Winter is coming and it is time for something warm from the stove.  We begin wrapping up a little warmer and it is also the time we begin making soups that help fight off the winter chill.  Soup can be both hardy and provide quick…

Kate Brown’s Attention Deficit Disorder

Kate Brown’s Attention Deficit Disorder By John A. Charles, Jr. The most serious problem facing Oregon right now is the exploding costs of the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS). The PERS crisis is so severe that the Oregon Legislature

Holiday Bazaars

Butte Falls Bazaar November 18, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Butte Falls Community Hall, corner of Oak and Main. The Butte Falls Scholarship Committee will be hosting a silent auction and a luncheon.  Free kids’ activities and a large variety of country crafts and gifts make this bazaar a real treat.   Hope…

EVENTS 11-14-17

EVENTS 11-14-17   EAGLE POINT   Hope for the Holidays Bazaar November 18 & 19, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the cafeteria at Eagle Point High School.  The event will include a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction, and professional photos with Santa for the young and old alike.  Doors open at 9 a.m. and…