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Report Of Gun At School Found Out To Be False

Staff and school administrators at South Valley Academy and officers from the Rogue River Police Department were tasked with hearing testimony from several students following a report that a student had brought a firearm to the school on Wed., Sept. 6. SVA principal Cecil Felkins received the report at 4:20[Read More…]

Oregon To Leverage Medicaid Benefits

Oregon Health Authority (OHA), in collaboration with Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS), announced proposed timelines to begin offering new Medicaid benefits that eligible Oregon Health Plan (OHP/Medicaid) members would receive under Oregon’s ground-breaking 1115 Medicaid waiver agreement with the federal government. If the federal government agrees to the proposal,[Read More…]

More Than 300 Attend EVFD Spaghetti Feed

Residents from all over the area could be found at the Evans Valley Fire District station in Wimer on Friday, Sept. 8, for the fire district’s Auxiliary’s fund-raising Spaghetti Feed. The feed was the auxiliary’s first spaghetti feed since 2019, pre-COVID-19 pandemic, and was held at the station for the[Read More…]

Swenson Obituary

GOLDEN ROBERT (“BOB”) SWENSON, age 87, of Gold Hill, born on June 27, 1936, passed away on August 28, 2023. Bob was one of those rare people who could, with his big smile and a sparkle in his eyes, strike up a conversation with anyone, anywhere, anytime. As the family[Read More…]

Wanted Man Prompts Large Police Response

On Wednesday, August 30, Medford Police Officers received information of a subject with felony warrants that was possibly staying in a room at The Roxy on 1015 S. Riverside Ave. Based on the nature of the warrants and information that was received, we surrounded the location and secured it while[Read More…]

Man Sentenced To 15 Years

A southern Oregon man was sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison today after he violated the terms of his supervised release by possessing a firearm and methamphetamine. James Charles Danis, 41, of Phoenix, Oregon, was sentenced to 188 months in federal prison and five years’ supervised release.[Read More…]

Peak Months For West Nile Virus

Jackson County Vector Control District (JCVCD) is reminding residents that August and September are peak months for West Nile virus (WNv).  In August, JCVCD detected WNv in 8 mosquito samples, primarily from White City and northeast Medford.  Prior to August, there had been a single WNv detection in July.  Mosquitoes[Read More…]

Oregon To Issue Pandemic EBT Food Assistance

What you need to know: • Oregon will provide approximately $39 million in food benefits to approximately 325,000 students beginning Aug. 31 and through September. • Starting Aug. 31 and through the month of September, $120 in food benefits per eligible child will be issued to Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) cards.[Read More…]

Shooting Sports In The Political Crossfire

The Biden Administration is receiving pushback on a plan that could withhold federal funding in schools that offer archery or hunter education programs. National Shooting Sports Foundation Senior Vice President for Government and Public Affairs Larry Keane said the decision to block millions of dollars of federal funding from scholastic[Read More…]

No-Till Gardening Keeps Soil And Plants Healthy

While the practice of no-till gardening is not new, information has traditionally centered on agricultural field crops. Now, home gardeners are catching on. “The concept of no-till has been around for a couple of decades, but research has been very focused on field crops like wheat and corn, things largely[Read More…]