Wearing what could eventually become a collectable itself, Liska speaks with one of many visitors who came to his home Saturday for one last auction, as bidding goes on. After 40 years of auctioneering he's retiring both himself and the jacket.
By Shaun Hall of the Daily Courier
For the past 40 years, Wayne Liska has auctioned off an incredible variety of property, including guns, vehicles and land.
Almost an institution in Southern Oregon, he has served as auctioneer at estate sales, bankruptcy liquidations and charity benefits, calling out for bids in a voice that carried well.
On Saturday, for perhaps the last time, Liska auctioned off a few items for old times' sake — his own. Read More »
Grants Pass defensive lineman Austin Byrd drags down South Eugene quarterback Bryce Boettcher (7) as part of a dominant effort by the Caveman defense in GP's 31-0 victory Friday night at Mel Ingram Field.
By Ben Maki of the Daily Courier
In what could have easily been a trap game for the Grants Pass High football team on Friday, the Caveman defense made sure there would be no late-game drama at Mel Ingram Field.
In fact, Grants Pass shut out South Eugene 31-0 to set up a showdown with Sheldon next week for second place in the Southwest Conference.
It was the first shutout for Grants Pass (6-2 overall, 4-1) this season and first since blanking Roseburg last year. Read More »
Cinnamon, a six-month-old Shepherd mix, didn't quite know what to make of all the pumpkins for sale at the Rogue Valley Humane Society's Howl-O-Ween Fall Festival Saturday. The pup came out with her brother, Crow, also a six-month-old Shepherd mix, on Saturday to say hello to those who came out to support the Humane Society.
By Madeline Shannon of the Daily Courier
Cindy Angel, manager of the Rogue Valley Humane Society Thrift Store, tended to the items on her table, pointing out which of the things she was selling were fall- or holiday-themed.
"We're launching into the holidays here, so we have some fall things and a little bit of Christmas stuff," Angel said. "But mostly, we'll just do anything that will raise us a few dollars so we can buy some kibble." Read More »
Actor William Gillette (Steve Chroninger) center, welcomes his guests, from left played by Rayn Harris, Feather LaFever, Greg Franklin, Ronda Bagley and Sharon Giddings, for Christmas as he tries to determine who tried unsuccessfully to murder him in "The Game's Afoot" at Barnstormers Theatre.
By Edith Decker of the Daily Courier
A wonderful combination of mystery and comedy with nods to the great Sherlock Holmes tradition thrown in?
If that sounds like a fun evening of theater, you'd be correct, my dear Watson — or whoever you are.
"The Game's Afoot," by contemporary playwright and Sherlock fan Ken Ludwig opened Friday night at the Barnstormers Theatre, directed by fellow Sherlock fan Keith Fuller with all the bells and whistles. Read More »
Whether you're about to head out on a road trip or just want to see what the weather's like in the mountains, thedailycourier.com's Trip Check page is for you. Check out the latest pictures from Webcams throughout our region, all on one page that we've custom designed for Southern Oregonians, using Oregon Department of Transportation cameras.
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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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