EPHS students walk out to support District 9 teachers

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Approximately 200 students walked out of class Thursday, May 3 at Eagle Point High School to show support for District 9 teachers. The students marched up and down Main St. in Eagle Point holding up signs and shouting. Local law officers were on hand to keep control because many businesses downtown called to complain about…

Ontario city manager hired by Eagle Point

Henry Lawrence, currently the city manager for Ontario, Ore. has accepted the position of city administrator for Eagle Point. He is scheduled to be on the job beginning Mar. 26. Lawrence has a bachelor of science degree in architecture from Cal Poly, San Louis Obispo, and a law degree from California Western School of Law….

2012 employment tax same as 2011

The Oregon Employment Department will assess employers at the same tax schedule in 2012 as in 2011. Oregon law requires the Employment Department to use a statutory formula to determine employer payroll tax rates for the upcoming year. Based on that formula, Oregon will remain on Schedule 8 in 2012. Oregon annually adjusts employer tax…

Darlene (Ripple) Kessler

On Nov.10, 2011 Mrs. Darlene (Ripple) Kessler 75 was called home to heaven, Darlene leaves behind her husband of 60 years Paul Kessler, of Malin OR,; her son and daughter- in -law Edward & Connie Kessler of Shady Cove; her granddaughter and her family Clara & Thomas Howell, their daughter (her great-granddaughter) Julia Howell of…

Patridge announces he will run for District Attorney

{gallery}/08_16_11/patridge{/gallery}     Flanked by a strong support group, Rob Patridge, a 1986 graduate of Eagle Point High School, officially announced his candidacy for Jackson County District Attorney on Aug. 9. Patridge said his vision for the District Attorney’s office will be to focus on prevention rather than passively waiting for crime to occur. Patridge’s believes…

Home brew allowed again

Home brew competitions at the Oregon State Fair and local county fairs across the state will be back this summer following passage of SB 444, according to Oregon House Co-Speakers Arnie Roblan and Bruce Hanna. The bill changes a prohibition-era law that was recently reinterpreted by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission that caused the Oregon…

Badge of honor

Among several certificates hanging on the wall at the Upper Rogue Independent is one acknowledging 16 years of service by the editor as a member of the board of directors of the ESD. It is disturbing to see bills being considered that could potentially eliminate Education Service Districts. One should note the word Service is…

Unresolved issues appear to frustrate SC council and city folks

“To be continued…” how we hate the tease of seeing those three words at the end of a particularly intriguing TV show. Many folks had that same let down feeling as those words could very well have been written across nearly every agenda item of the Sept. 16th Shady Cove City Council Study Session and…

SC says sheriff getting more than fair share of tickets

Is the City of Shady Cove getting its monies worth from the sheriff’s department? What looked to be a low-key council meeting on September 2 became tense when former City Councilor, Lois Holland, and Businesswoman, Kathleen Collins, pointed out the inadequacies of law enforcement in Shady Cove. Having done an investigation before the meeting, Councilors…

Eagle Point shooting

A disturbance in Eagle Point Friday evening, April 30, 2010 was reported about 9:45 p.m. in the apartment complex in the 100 block of North Royal. According to reports, a subject had barricaded himself in one of the apartments at that address, armed with a weapon. Although the Independent could not obtain cooperation from any…

Hearing on Shady Cove water suit Mar. 1

The Monday, Feb. 1 Shady Cove Water District meeting was business as usual. Unfortunately “business as usual” for the SCWD tends to involve court dates and law suits, regardless of who occupies the offices.    The meeting itself was brief, but followed an hour long Executive Session called for the board to meet with their attorney…