SHERIFF   3/30 Joe Randall Thompson, 23, 2nd Ave, GH.  Possession of a controlled substance/meth and out of county warrant for parole violation/possession of a controlled substance/meth. Jordanne Mackenzie Skogseth, 27, Village Cr, WC.  Failure to appear for possession of a controlled substance/heroin and contempt.  Released due to over crowding. Sandra Eve Moore, 41, Falcon…

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 040617

Shady Cove City Council Meeting 040617 By Christy Pitto For The Independent The April 7 Shady Cove City Council meeting was a brief one, with only one item under New Business. Ironically this “new” business item was a resolution tied to the Highway 62 Traffic Enhancement project and that project is anything but new.

Savanna Breiholz Pear Blossom Princess

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By Melody Goodboe For the Independent In June of 2010, Savanna Breiholz, along with her parents Ben and Renee, and her two younger sisters, moved to the small community of Prospect, and the town has forever been changed.


Priscilla Ann Watts Breinig passed away peacefully on April 5, 2017, in Kirkland, WA, after a brief battle with cancer. She was born September 13, 1931 in Queens, NY, to Kenneth and Beatrice Watts. A graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, Priscilla was a much-loved elementary school teacher in Eagle Point, Shady Cove, and…


POLICE   3/27 Zachariah Chimento, EP.  Cited for DUII/alcohol, failure to drive in lane, and refusal to submit to breath/urine/blood test. Shannon Crippen, WC.  Cited for no valid operator’s license and warned for unsafe passing on the right. Omar Quinonez Aispuro, EP.  Cited for driving while suspended and failure to carry proof of insurance and…

Oregon Veterinarians Encourage Pet Owners to Be Aware of Outdoor Hazards

Oregon Veterinarians Encourage Pet Owners to Be Aware of Outdoor Hazards   The arrival of spring means more time outside for you and your pets. But even in your own back yard, your veterinarian wants you to know that there are some potential hazards that could get in the way of the fun. Here are…



OLIVE BOYD BEAHAM LANSBURGH Olive Boyd Beaham Lansburgh, 80, of Overland Park, KS, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2017, with her family by her side.

Senator Linthicum Newsletter

Who’s Your Nanny?   Legislatures all across the nation are now besieging their citizenry with innumerable laws, regulations and rules designed to bring full fruition to Roosevelt’s 1941 “freedom from want, and freedom from fear” congressional address. Who’s Your Nanny?                

Around the House


Life Is Like Skiing By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Rain relentlessly washed away winter’s remnants, and you had to go high for snowfall. High wasn’t an option, so Renee and I opted to get in our last cross-country skiing for the winter with raindrops falling on our heads. Actually, it was also our first…

Hiking the Appalachian Trail Part two #30


Hiking the Appalachian Trail Part two #30   Around 4pm, and after my “off-trail” yard sale adventure, my new found friends drove me back at the park in Troutville.   I had agreed to having breakfast with the family the following day and later attending a church service in Roanoke with them.