Prestin Middleton, 9, seems a little more interested in reading than his little brother, Halo, 3. Children ages 5 and under who can't get to the library will get books mailed to them, thanks to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and the efforts of four Josephine County Rotary clubs and the Josephine County Library Foundation.
By Kathleen Alaks of the Daily Courier
Books can be the seeds of dreams. Planting those seeds can help a community grow.
That's the idea behind the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, a book gifting program that mails books to children every month from birth to age 5.
And thanks to the efforts of four Josephine County Rotary clubs and the Josephine County Library Foundation, that dream is coming true for local youngsters. Read More »
This is where the gazebo used to sit at Lawnridge Park until last week when city crews knocked it down because it was hazardous. Officials are now deciding whether to replace it or install a different feature to the park there, like playground equipment or a patio area.
By Troy Shinn of the Daily Courier
City officials said the gazebo at Lawnridge Park was torn down last week because it was in danger of falling down. They are now exploring what to replace it with.
There's currently just a patch of mulch on the ground where the gazebo, a fixture at the park in northwest Grants Pass since the early 1980s, once sat. Read More »
Fourth graders from Evergreen Elementary School in Cave Junction use music books from the "Get America Singing Again" program, which had been defunct for a few years, to sing with professional musician Kris Wildman every Friday. Even teachers Kelly Bethke, left, and Chris Green, right, join in.
By Edith Decker of the Daily Courier
CAVE JUNCTION — Evergreen Elementary School's fourth graders are well trained now. They file in the door of a desk-free classroom, grab a songbook from the box and sit in rows on the floor.
At the head of the class is Kris Wildman, a professional musician and member of the Illinois River Valley Arts Council. Read More »
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The mountains circling Grants Pass can feel like old friends that we see every day. But how much do you know about them? Ever wonder what those mountains are called, and why? The Daily Courier has compiled names and their origins, along with other information, for most of them within sight in an interactive project.
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