The KC-97 – from workhorse to party animal

Bern Case, Director of the Rogue Valley Medford Airport inside the KC-97. One of  Oregon’s proudest veterans never trained in a boot camp, fired a gun, or marched in a parade. Yet, her history of accomplishments and valor merit honorable mention from hordes of sight-seers at Medford’s Airport.      In 1952, before jets came…

Vandalism in EP leads to the arrest of juveniles

Example of some of the damage done in Eagle Point. A number of Eagle Point residents woke up last Wednesday morning (Feb. 6) to find their vehicles and/or garage doors had been vandalized.  And the city soon learned several  stop signs and fire hydrants did not escape.      Four stop signs, van, fire hydrants,…

EPHS District wrestling results and opening matches at state

Wrestlers from all schools off to state. Eagle Point is sending 13 wrestlers to the state tournament after scoring second in the district competition hosted by EPHS on Feb. 8.  This, despite not having wrestlers in the lowest bracket and in the top two out of three weights.      Team scores were: Crater 378,…

Cal Ripken registration

Signups for Upper Rogue Cal Ripken youth baseball and softball have begun for the 2008 season, online at www.upperroguesports.com or at the following locations:      Feb. 16- Eagle Point Wal-Mart, 9 a.m. to noon Mar. 1- So. Ore. Field, White City, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.     Boys ages 4-12 and girls 4-18 from Eagle Point,…

Alumni basketball game

The EPHS Boosters will sponsor the 2nd Annual Alumni Basketball Game, Saturday Mar. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Eagle Point High School gym      Girls will start the evening with a 15 minute running clock game. At half-time youth will enjoy shooting baskets for Pepsi drinks. There is a $1 charge for this…

Two Shady Cove students in state hoop contest

Not one but two fourth-graders from Shady Cove School will represent the Rogue Valley at the state level of the Elks "Hoop Shoot" free throw contest.      Travis Bonney and Kirsten Pariani first won the Shady Cove competition and then went on to win the Rogue Valley competition at Cascade Christian School. Another win…

Strategic planning begins for White City inorporation

The White City Steering Committee that is working on the incorporation process for that community formally organized last week with the election of officers. The group has been meeting with Joy Reich acting as chair. She now has that position after being elected by the 20 or so members present. Vice chair is Ron Lungren…

Heritage vote was "no" in Shady Cove

Lacking two councilors and the city administrator at last week’s Shady Cove City Council workshop and regular meeting lightened the agenda and provided fewer answers to citizen’s questions.      At the evening meeting, the three councilors went ahead with another presentation from the Heritage District, despite obvious lack of support for the concept as…

Bradbury is opposed to Oregon LNG terminals

Secretary of State Bill Bradbury  reiterated his opposition to locating a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Oregon, telling a crowd of 200 cheering people gathered in front of the capitol on Feb. 6 that building a fossil fuel facility in the state doesn’t make sense.      Any of the three LNG facilities would…

EP PremierWest to install coin counting machine

PremierWest Bank customers will soon be able to turn their coin into cash in a matter of minutes at 20 of the bank’s full service offices in Oregon and Northern California with the Madison coin-counting kiosk from Coinstar. “Our customers have been asking for a coin-counting service for years and technology has finally allowed us…