V.A. expands access to health care

On Friday, February 13, at 1. p.m., the VA SORCC  held an open house celebration marking its expansion into a new annex. This took place in the Asante Building at 2841 Avenue G, White City.  "Its proximity to our main campus, made it the ideal choice," said  Dan Kelly, Administrative Assistant to Dr. Max McIntosh,…

Jackson County is older than Oregon

First Eagle Point High School still stands 80 yrs. later as Little Butte School Jackson County was organized in 1852, before Oregon became a state. The county seat was originally in Jacksonville, which was the center of gold-mining activity. It was also only logical that settlers would locate near Butte Creek and its rich river…

Ramona Kiser

Ramona Kiser, 62, of Eagle Point, died Oct. 30, 2008 at her home.      She was born Nov. 23, 1945 in Winona, MN. On Feb. 28, 1964, she married Frank Kiser, who survives. They moved to Eagle Point from the Bay Area in 1973. She opened Ramona Kiser Tax Service in Eagle Point in…

Fire District 3 moves into new administrative building

Fire Chief David Hard addresses those present at the ribbon cutting for Fire District 3’s new administration building. Jackson County Fire District No. 3 officially opened their new administrative building   Sept. 30. The new 8,000 square foot structure is located adjacent to the district’s 3000 sq. ft. building that has served as home for…

Fire District #3 gets new building

The new administrative building at Fire District No. 3 is nearing completion. It is located adjacent to the current facility at Ave. G and Agate Road in White City. An open house is scheduled for Sept. 30, from 2-7 p.m. with the ribbon cutting at 4 p.m.  

Ausland gets contract for new VA Domiciliary building

Ausland Builders, of Grants Pass,  has been selected to build a new rehabilitation facility at the Veterans Administration Southern Oregon Rehabilitation and Clinic campus in White City.  The project cost is approximately $3.6 Million and will be complete by summer of 2009. The new facility will emulate the historic architecture of the campus while integrating…

New Shady Cove Library opens; grand opening July 11

Interior of the new Shady Cove Library On September 17, 2006, a crowd gathered on a hot day in Shady Cove to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new Shady Cove Library. After a glitch or two, construction began in November 2007. Eight months later, on July 1, Branch Supervisor, Holly Hertel, finally opened the doors…

Public invited to Young Marine orientation

Commanding officer Sal Blydenbergh welcomes interested parents and children to Camp White Young Marines’ orientation on  June 28. Beginning at 10 a.m., the event  takes place at building 243 on the campus of  Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics in White City. "This isn’t an organization you ‘join’ like Boy Scouts, or 4H club," Blydenbergh…

Planning reviews plans for new downtown structure

The building that is planned for downtown Eagle Point. Gary Whittle submitted an application for a master site plan to the Eagle Point Planning Commission last week for a two story, mixed use structure at the corner of Main and Platt. It would replace the building currently there. As remodeling was underway at Sweet Cafe,…

Dinner-auction and open house mark St. John School events

This Saturday, April 19, is the annual fundraising dinner and auction for St. John Lutheran School. Called "Building as Bright Future," the event is part of the school’s effort  to raise money for the expansion of their school and the construction of permanent buildings to replace the portable structures now in use.      The…