Urban renewal celebration

The Jackson County (White City) Urban Renewal project has officially ended. There will be a special ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. at the new White City Community Park  behind the Rogue Family Center. A number of those who have been involved , including some that were initially involved, will be in attendance…

Veterans to be honored in Eagle Point, Nov. 11

{gallery}11_08_11/vet{/gallery} Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans…

EPHS has strength in number of returnees

This upcoming season will begin Jacob Schauffler’s fourth year as Eagle Point High School’s head football coach. Before coaching for EPHS, Schauffler spent four years on the coaching staff at Dallas Middle School, and three years as the defensive coordinator for Rogue River High School. He graduated from Eagle Point in 1997 and went on…

Annual Duck Race in Shady Cove

By Scarlett Miles Looking for some family fun on the bank of the Rogue River? The Upper Rogue Community Center Duck race will be held on Sunday Aug. 28 from noon to 4pm at the Jackson County Regional Park in Shady Cove.  The proceeds from this event will all benefit the Upper Rogue Van service…

Track with impressive personal bests

By Coach Mike JohnstonSaturday, April 2,  the EPHS boys and girls track teams competed in the Medford Rotary Relays at North Medford’s Bowerman Field.  . The boys (6th) and the girls(8th) placed  near the middle of the pack.  Most events were contested as relays.  The boys took 3rds in the shot put relay (McFall, Valdivinos,…

Kristopher Lewis Butler

Kristopher Lewis Butler, 21, of Eagle Pont, died Aug. 29, 2010 as a result of injuries sustained in a single automobile accident in Klamath County. Kristopher was born on October 7, 1988, in West Germany to military parents, Gloria and Arthur Butler. He attended Eagle Point schools and graduated from Eagle Point High School in…

Bed race, live music and fun at Prospect Mill Creek Festival, May 29

Are you in need of a new mattress set?  The connect between a festival in Prospect and a new mattress set may seem a bit far out, but someone could actually win it at the Mill Creek Festival, May 29. Pack up that old mattress, be sure it is on wheels so it can be…

Bad weather calls

The ice on the roads in Jackson and Josephine counties Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5 swamped Oregon department of Transportation (ODOT) and Oregon State Police. On Friday, they answered 87 incidents and 48 crashes. The total number of incidents on Saturday numbered 94 with 65 crashes. Compare that to 18 incidents on Sunday…

Old Fashioned Christmas

Butte Creek Mill is planning a good Old-Fashioned Christmas Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 5. There will be a number of musical groups, chestnuts roasting in Dutch ovens, caroling, hot cider and a variety of food samples. Mill owner Bob Russell is setting up a display of his rare antique toys and Christmas items at the…

Arin Hedrick finds trip to Africa very humbling

The documentary, “Invisible Children” showed Arin Hedrick that the children actually existed and needed help, yet somehow they could find joy in their lives. “As harsh as it sounds, I had become very bored with the cliche starving children info-mercials,” said Arin.   This awakening occurred for Arin as she was a sophomore at Eagle Point…