Superintendent Contract Renewed

Superintendent Contract Renewed By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Based on its own assessment and a community survey, the D9 school board completed its annual superintendent evaluation. They gave Superintendent Rickert high marks and at their February 8 meeting voted to renew her contract. On the financial side, the district is proud to once more…

St. Martin’s painting workshop

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent There is a spot in Shady Cove that is one of the more relaxing places in the entire of the Upper Rogue.  If you drive by very fast, and don’t know where you’re going, you will likely miss it, and be the worse off for it.

SHERIFF 2-14-17

SHERIFF  2-14-17   1/27 Samantha Paige Gairson, 21, E. Antelope Rd, EP.  Parole violation for theft 1. 2/2 Joe Randall Thompson, 23, 2nd Ave, GH.  Possession of a controlled substance/meth. Tyler Ryan Maxwell, 25, Terr-mont St, WC.  Failure to appear for possession of a controlled substance/meth x 3. Lisa Anne Long, 48, 25th St, WC. …

POLICE 2-14-17

POLICE  2-14-17   1/30 Dennis Spiva, EP.  Cited for failure to use seat belt and warning for failure to maintain seatbelts. Kirsten McCollum-Snodgrass, Prospect.  Cited for expired registration an warning for failure to carry proof of insurance. 1/31 Cristina De Leon, WC.  Cited for driving while suspended and driving uninsured and warning for speed violation,…

Police safety warnings

We would like to remind our residents: Do not leave vehicles running unattended! The entire valley has seen an increase in vehicle thefts, and we are not immune in our small town. Thieves are actively preying on the sense of small-town safety where residents leave vehicles unsecured and homes unlocked. This behavior continues to plague…

OBITUARIES 2-14-17

OBITUARIES  2-14-17   Richard L. (Dick) Haiker July 26, 1940 – February 4, 2017     Dick was born in Minneapolis, MN.  He served five years in the US Navy.  He resided in Southern California after leaving the military.  He married his wife, Leona and her three children, Chuck, Jeff, and Vicki, in 1966.  A…

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lynn hearts

Love Is… By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Love makes the world go ‘round, according to the old song lyrics. If that’s the case, we had better hold on, for love seems in short supply these days. We love our pets, our kids, our new shoes, but there’s a short supply to share with each…

The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake

The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake Dennis Ellingson On the Carlton Ranch – February 2017 Articles   Part Two: Jack, as well as the “Laurelhurst” book, recounts that the family took in borders. These were young high school age men who also helped out on the ranch and attended the Prospect High School.  …

Senator Linthicum newsletter

The idea of government in America had a glorious beginning. The single most important concept in America’s founding was simple – all people had an inherent right to freedom. Self-governance was the goal because if one could run his own affairs and do as he pleased he was free. Various forms of government were instituted…

garbonzo flour

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Since embarking on my different diet, I am finding foods that I would never have imagined.  Last week, we used the avocado for a key lime pie, and that would have been way off the radar for me.  Almond and coconut flours have been used for so many different…

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Ladies Fall to League Best Marist

Ladies Fall to League Best Marist By Tim O’Sullivan For the Independent   A strong early showing by the Lady Eagles crumbled in the second half in what became a 77-34 defeat against the Marist Spartans Friday night. On a special night to raise funds for the American Heart Association, namely for teammates Katelyn and…