Guy Young lost his wife and children 40 years ago Sunday in the 1978 Jonestown Massacre. He holds a book with the photographs and ages of each of the victims including his wife, Christine (middle row far right on right side page) and Mona, his adopted daughter (bottom row on right side page). Young was a pastor at the Peoples Temple in San Francisco at the time of the tragedy.
By Edith Decker of the Daily Courier
Forty years ago Sunday, more than 900 Americans living in a commune in the South American country of Guyana committed suicide or were murdered at the behest of their leader, the Rev. Jim Jones.
In the United States, members of the Peoples Temple, the church Jones led, were as surprised and horrified as the rest of the world, says Guy Young of Grants Pass, who served as a pastor for Jones at the church for six years. Read More »
Grants Pass High will have two wrestling teams this year, a boys' and a girls'. The OSAA will sponsor a girls' wrestling state championship for the first time this year. From left: JJ Watts, Samantha Dara and Kyle Bautista. All three competed in their respective state tournaments a year ago.
By Ben Maki of the Daily Courier
The Grants Pass High wrestling teams will be in a bit of a transition this year.
On the boys' side, the Cavemen return four state qualifiers, but no placers.
This year, the girls finally have their place at the table, despite having met the requirements to be recognized by the OSAA several years ago.
Until this year, girls' wrestling was an independent entity, as the OSAA did not recognize it. Read More »
Defense attorney Don Scales (left) and Detective John Lohrfink (center) watch as sheriff's deputy Ed Coney handcuffs Christopher Faibish after he was found guilty of criminally negligent homicide and possession of heroin in the vehicular-pedestrian death of Grants Pass High School student Malachi Batty in March 2017. Batty's sister, Mariah (second from right) also watches.
By Zoe Morgan of the Daily Courier
The driver who struck and killed a Grants Pass High School student as he stood waiting for the school bus last year was found guilty of criminally negligent homicide on Friday.
Christopher Steven Faibish, 23, of Central Point was immediately taken into custody on the order of Josephine County Circuit Court Judge Robert Bain, who also convicted the defendant of possession of heroin. Read More »
John Harden creates a solid bowl blank made from numerous pieces of different woods to make designs like his "basket weave." Harden's work is available at the annual Siskiyou Woodcrafters Guild show Thanksgiving weekend.
The 39th annual Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild show, Harvest of Fine Woodworking, is Nov. 23-25 in Ashland at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Hay-Patton Rehearsal Center, 30 South First St.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 24 and 10 a.m to 4 p.m. on Nov. 25.
More than 20 members of the guild, including two from our area, will be showing their work, including hand-crafted furniture, wood carvings, turned bowls and wood boxes. 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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