Halloween Mystery, Resident Ghost
The Woodville Cemetery resident ghost seems to make an appearance every October. Is she a fan of Halloween? Or is she trying to tell us something? Sarah Ellis was laid to rest on April 28, 1885. She was 55 years young at the time of her death. Married to Isaac Ellis in 1848, she was the first to pass away. Sarah Ellis is the "Lady in Black," wondering the cemetery at night seemingly looking for something or someone. She has never been a scary ghost, and she has never approached anyone. There are many assumptions as to why Ellis wonders the cemetery at (Subscribe for full story)
Open House Success!
Despite heavy rains and threats of worsening weather, over 150 people attended the Rogue River Fire District’s Oct. 15 open house. “Compared to other years, it’s a lighter turnout,” Chief Jim Price said. "I know that Fire District 3 and a few other agencies canceled their open houses, but we decided to make a go of it." Price said that the Mercy Flights helicopter a favorite at RRFD open houses could not make it due to the weather.
“We had to scale back on our usual demonstra-tions, too,” Price said. “Still, we have a few things going on.” In the vehicle bay, there was a bounce house and a few games, along with free hot dogs, nachos and cotton candy. Upstairs, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office’s CORSAR team California/Oregon Regional Search and Rescue was on (Subscribe for full story)