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?

EPHS Skills USA

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…

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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…

Stockmen October meeting

  By Ralph McKechnie Of the independent No stockmen’s meeting is complete without a report on wolves, and there is no exception to that rule in Jackson County.  

Upper Rogue Historical Society

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent At least one new Board member will be elected to the Upper rogue Historical Society during their annual meeting on September 13. Currently there are seven Board members serving and four of those positions will be up for election during the annual meeting. One of those four has stated…

I know it’s just a bug

I know it’s just a bug By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Christy Pitto, whose column you see in the pages of this newspaper gets into a miniature world in a big way. Christy sees what most of us simply do not notice or do not care to investigate. But the world of bugs (she…