Peninger Family

Peninger family papers in four attached files. 

Peninger Family Book 2

Kim Search Drew National Attntion

People still talk about the harrowing ordeal of the four members of the Kim family who became lost in the mountains fo Josephine County in December 2006 on Bear Camp Road.  pp. 48, 50 - 51

First the House Then the Kitchen

Memo's Kitchen is a classic story of the American Dream coming true.  In 2010 Guillermo Sanchez was selected by habitat for Humanity to help build and ultimately own a home, funded by Thrivent financial.  In 2013 he was able to open Memo's Kitchen in Medford. pp. 46 - 47

Still Making Gains"

Seven years frter a horrific motorcycle accident in 2010, formerShady Cove and Elk Trail Principal Tiffany O'Donnell is back at school.pp. 44 - 45

Out of the Ashes

Efforts are still underway to rebuild the Eagle Creek Mill lost to fire in 2015.  Owner Bob Russel is working with the Rogue Valley Foundation for the Butte Creek Mill Rebuild. pp. 30, 32, 42.l 

"No One's Invincible"

The mysterious death of local runner Todd Ragsdale had changed the way many trail runners approach their training.   In January 2016 Ragsdale's body was found near Ashland Creek upstram from the Granite Street reservoir.  His death was announced to be from "undetermined natural causes".  SORE is Southern Oregon Running Enthusiasts.  pp. 22 - 24

 

Living after loss

15 years after Todd Morris disappeared in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, his widow, Sicily Morris, finds healing by helping others.  pp. 26 - 28.

 

Political Winners & Losers

Representative Nancy Peterson, D-Ashland:  co-owner of Bloomsbury Books, in the Oregon House in 1984, died 1997,

Senator Lenn Hannon started as a Democrat and later became a Republican, served on the Ways & Means Committee, SOU Library named after him.

11 Homes lost in 45 minutes

On August 24, 2010, a fast-moving fire consumed an entire neighborhood in one of the worst urban blazes in Oregon history.  The  Ashland Oak Knoll fire was started when John Thiry, a homeless man, tossed a cigarette into a field of dry grass.  Medford Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief Mark Burns died six months after the fire after suffering servere smoke inhalation.  The fire led Ashland Fire Rescue to redevelop its wildfire hotline, which was overloaded during the fire, to handle more calls.

Everest, conquered

Brian Smith, native of Jacksonville, Oregon, summited Mount Everest in 2007, after almost dying from high altitude pulmonary edema. (p. 12-15)

Tolman Creek Road Named after Pioneer James Clark Tolman

Episode: 

3332

Author: 

Kernan Turner

Date: 

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

Tolman builds a hotel, cottages and healing-water bathing facilities southeast of Ashland.)

Windy Jantzen Homesteads on Oregon South Coast

Episode: 

3331

Author: 

Laurel Gerkman

Date: 

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017

Feeds deer-head maggots to fish he carried from the Chetco River to a steam near his cabin.)

Woman Writes Book about Life in the Trinity Alps

Episode: 

3330

Author: 

Gail Fiorini-Jenner

Date: 

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017

Her father worked at the Altoon quicksilver mine at elevation 6,800 feet.)

Red Chamberlain’s Horses Pull Power Lines into Place

Episode: 

3329

Author: 

Alice Mullaly

Date: 

Monday, Nov. 27, 2017

He raises Percheron and Shire draft horses and later onbecomes caretaker of the Posse Grounds racetrack in Medford, Ore.)

Euphoric Lakeview Builds a Towering Courthouse in 1909

Episode: 

3328

Author: 

Kernan Turner

Date: 

Friday, Nov. 24, 2017

It was a time when Lake County believed it was the future garden spot of the Northwest.)

WWI Soldier Writes Thanksgiving Letter from France

Episode: 

3327

Author: 

Lynda Demsher

Date: 

Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017

He’s thankful for defeating the worst enemy in centuries and thankful he’s alive and well.)

Siskiyou County Teacher Takes Kids to Sacramento in 1923

Episode: 

3326

Author: 

Gail Fiorini-Jenner

Date: 

Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017

They camp out, eat restaurant food, and visit the State Fair and Sutter’s Fort.)

Jackson County Settler Warns Easterners of Scarce Land

Episode: 

3325

Author: 

Pat Harper

Date: 

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017

Writes letter in 1854 to the editor saying most of the farmable lands in Oregon have already been claimed.)

Jacksonville Gold Miner Divines Ancient City Under UC-Berkeley

Episode: 

3324

Author: 

Alice Mullaly

Date: 

Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

Obituary describes Joseph Voyle as a pauper, mystic and philosopher.)

Oregon Cavalryman Faces Firing Squad for Desertion

Episode: 

3323

Author: 

Kernan Turner

Date: 

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

Many cavalrymen desert, tempted to try their luck in newly discovered Eastern Oregon gold fields.)

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