Ruch School Celebrates 100 Years

RUCH, Ore. — Former students and faculty sang happy 100th birthday to Ruch School on Saturday. Some students who are now in their nineties attended the reunion. The school’s actual birthday is May 16th 1914, but Saturday was the big celebration. Dozens of people looked at old photos, yearbooks and sifted through old memories. The … Continue reading »

Ruch Library Plant Sale

RUCH, Ore. — Ruch residents are raising funds to keep their library open, even if the library tax measure does not pass. Saturday, supporters of “Friends of the Ruch Library” held a plant sell. Organizers say they hope to raise $500 by selling locally-grown produce and flowers. The money raised from the sale will go … Continue reading »

Missing Ruch Man Located

NEAR RUCH, Ore. — Jackson County Sheriff’s Office announced Sunday morning that a man reported missing the previous night has now been located. Deputies say he went missing at about 9:20 p.m. on Saturday with his dog. They say 30-year old Shane Wilcox sent a text message to his brother saying he had fallen and … Continue reading »

StrikeWatch: Sheriff’s Office Security

RUCH, Ore. — As the strike continues, Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies are out securing safety at schools outside the city limits. The areas are also being closely guarded by district security. Sheriff’s deputies are on patrol outside the entrance of Ruch Elementary School and Griffin Creek Elementary. They say they’ve been out there, off and … Continue reading »

Lit Brush Pile Fire Escapes

NEAR RUCH, Ore. — Crews worked overnight to battle a grass fire that spread through several acres outside of Ruch. The grass fire sparked just after 5:30 p.m. On Little Applegate Road outside of Ruch. The Oregon Department of Forestry says it burned through 24 acres, but crews were able to get a hold of … Continue reading »