Photo courtesy Rural/Metro Fire Rescue personnel work to free a motorist who hit a tree along Upper River Road on Friday. The driver, Walter Crouse Jr., died later Friday night from his injuries. He founded a dairy in 1962 now known as Fort Vannoy Farms.
By Jeff Duewel of the Daily Courier
Walter Crouse Jr. of Grants Pass, 97, a fixture in the Grants Pass community whose dairy is now known as Fort Vannoy Farms died Friday night after a vehicle crash earlier in the day.
His son Bob, who now runs the businesss, said his father died Friday night, hours after the crash on Upper River Road west of town.
According to Rural/Metro Fire, Crouse's car hit a tree after veering off the road at Granite Hill Cemetery around 12:32 p.m. Friday. Read More »
A Kia SUV pulling onto Southwest Bridge Street collided with a pickup truck, causing the truck to roll, at 1:25 p.m. Saturday, just west of Laurel Street. The Kia driver was cited for careless driving. Neither driver had life-threatening injuries.
Rebekah Engler's colored pencil drawing, "Oliver" won Best of Show in the Youth Division for art at the Josephine County Fair.
In the Josephine County Fair's fine arts division this year, Nola Lionberger — classed as a beginner — won Best of Show for her watercolor painting "Vase of Flowers" while the youth Best of Show went to Rebekah Engler for her drawing in pencil and colored pencil called "Oliver." Engler entered in the high school division.
More than 170 entries for adults and about 110 for youth were submitted to the judges. Read More »
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