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Milton A Two-Time Champ At RRHS

Ralph Milton's name might be one current generation of Rogue River Chieftains might well remember after this month. A lifelong resident of the city who grew up in the house where the Rogue River School District office now lie, Milton holds a special place in Rogue River High athletics. Milton, who passed away on December 30 at 83 years old, was one of two men who played on both of Rogue River High's boys' basketball championship state championship teams in the early 1950s. He and Jim Boulter played for a Chieftains team that went unbeaten in the Jackson County Conference undefeated as sophomores, winning three straight the county playoff, taking two straight from Klamath Falls's Sacred Heart. Then to go to the state tournament at Astoria and winning all three games, including a 38-34 win against Alsea in the state championship game in 1950. Milton and Boulter played for another conference championship in their junior year but were stopped on their way to a second straight state tournament, but they came back in 1952 and won it all again, this time at (Subscribe for full story)



Widespread Mail Theft

Deputies spent hours Thursday investigating nu-merous cases of mail theft across southern Jackson County. On January 11, 2018, victims reported thefts in the following general areas: Dead Indian Memorial Road, South Pacific Highway (ORE 99), West Glenwood Avenue, South Stage Road, Griffin Creek Road, West Griffin Creek Road, Dark Hollow Road. Deputies say the thieves targeted banks of mailboxes, especially those with flags up, indicating outgoing mail. They have recovered a large volume of stolen mail found dumped, much of which was opened with items removed. It was processed for evidence and turned over to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to be forwarded to the proper recipients. Deputies believe vehicle break-ins reported in the same areas overnight are related. The thefts may also be related to similar crimes reported recently in other jurisdictions within Jackson County. If you witnessed suspicious activity or have evidence that may assist in the investigation including surveillance footage, please contact deputies at (541) 774-6800. Refer to the case number below. (Subscribe for full story)



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