Senior of the month

judy vaughn

We are lucky enough to have Judy Vaughan as our Senior of the Month for October!  She started the interview by stating that she is the wackiest woman around and further, she said, “I do it on purpose!”  She is funny!  Last winter, we had an issue with our heater and it was cold in…

Nan McLoud dog trainer


By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Nan McCloud is not your typical flower shop owner.  This lady is both a hunter/dog trainer and designer of hunting clothing for women, that is, when she is not in the flower shop.  

Medford Railroad Park


By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Just a short distance away from us is one of the more unique museums, parks, amusements, picnic grounds or whatever you may choose to call it.  The Medford Railroad Park is, in a word, unique.  Take for instance, the fact that there are a total of five clubs that…

Perfect attendance

Tristen DeVore

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Can you imagine 13 straight years of school without missing a day for sickness–or for any reason?


EP Skills USA team

Eagle Point High School is pleased to inform our community that our Skills USA chapter will be representing Oregon at the National Leadership and Skills Conference.  Skills USA is a national student-led organization that provides education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development through various competitions ranging from culinary arts to automotive…

Remembering Mr. Etzel

Nat Etzel

For the Upper Rogue Independent By Patsy Charley Edwards with Melvin Morris   Remembering… Mr. Etzel   Mr. Etzel came to Eagle Point in 1955. He grew up in Macksburg, Oregon, and graduated from Canby High School. His serious work ethic most likely came from his parents, Rudy and Olga, and his early years on…

Kirkridge Shelter

My summer hike (Part 17) By David Christian There was a gentle rain falling when I crossed the Delaware River Bridge. The Appalachian Trail drops down into the Town of Delaware Water Gap. The Gap is a historic stopping point on the trail for all thru hikers. It’s a rustic little town with a great…

Fire District 4

Fire District 4 is very pleased to announce that four new firefighters have accepted job offers effective today…   Please join me in welcoming:   Taylor Wold                        A Shift                   Shift Begins 12-31-15 Chris Berthelsen               B Shift                   Shift Begins 01-02-16 Eli Buma                               C Shift                   Shift Begins 12-29-15 Jim Thomason                   D Shift                   Shift Begins 12-30-15                     …

EPFFA floriculture at Nationals

Eagle Point FFA Finishes Silver in National Floriculture Contest   At the 88th National FFA Convention, held in Louisville, Kentucky, the Eagle Point FFA represented the state of Oregon in the National Floriculture Career Development Event (CDE). Mr. David Kercheval with the Texas Department of Agriculture served as superintendent of this year’s event, and coordinated…

Fuel Your School

Fuel Your School By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Chevron U.S.A. Inc. is interested in education, with a particular focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

My Summer hike (Part 7) by Dave Christian

My Summer hike (Part 7) The town of Sheffield had one mini-mart (cheap Chocolate Milk) and a highway leaving town. It had rained heavily the entire day. I managed a laundry and another long shower. Two other hikers and I spent the day pouring over maps and other information regarding the AT in Massachusetts and…