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Chancy Ferguson, seen here during a practice burn in Kings Valley in April, has been with Philomath Fire & Rescue since June 2019. (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Fire & Rescue board signs Ferguson to 18-month interim contract to serve as fire chief

In another administrative move, Ferguson appoints Saalsaa to fill the position of deputy fire chief

The Philomath Fire & Rescue Board of Directors made a move this past week to stabilize its administrative leadership by signing Chancy Ferguson to an 18-month interim contract as fire chief. Ferguson had been appointed interim fire chief on Sept. 12 following the announcement that the board and former fire chief Tom Miller had parted ways through a separation agreement. The board in a Sept. 28 email to fire district personnel said Ferguson had signed a contract to run through…

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Kaden Muir scored both of Philomath’s touchdowns on a 73-yard interception return and two-yard run on the final play of the first half. (Photo by Logan Hannigan-Downs/Philomath News)

Scoring outburst in 2nd quarter helps Stayton to football win over the Warriors

Philomath’s 14 points in 89 seconds to close the first half made things interesting, however, as the home team tried to battle back

Over a span of just 7 minutes in the second quarter on Friday night, the Stayton High School football team put up 27 points on the Clemens Field scoreboard. The visiting team’s scoring explosion seemed as though it would be too much for the Warriors to overcome. It would take…

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This year’s Lilly’s Lope for Hope is set for Saturday, Oct. 8, at Philomath City Park. (Photo courtesy of Lilly’s Lope for Hope)

Lilly’s Lope for Hope: A 5K run to bring awareness to suicide

Now in its 9th year, the Philomath event is scheduled for Oct. 8 at Philomath City Park

Nine years ago, 14-year-old Lilly Stagner took her own life. A freshman at Philomath High School, the Blodgett teen had a passion for horses and a special talent as a young artist. The family called her smile contagious and described her as possessing a warm, caring nature that touched the…

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Philomath High hopes to see a season materialize this spring. (Getty Images)

PHS volleyball team goes 2-3 at Mt. Hood Invite

Warriors post victories over Ridgeview, Estacada in Saturday tournament at Sam Barlow High

Philomath High’s volleyball team participated in a tournament for the third straight weekend with a Saturday appearance in the Mt. Hood Invitational at Sam Barlow High in Gresham. An event with an exceptional pool of…

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PHS sophomore Adele Beckstead placed second in the girls’ race. (Photo provided by Eddy Pausch)

PHS girls 1st, boys 2nd at Lake Woahink Invite

Adele Beckstead, Ben Hernandez both have runner-up finishes individually

Despite missing one of its top varsity runners for Saturday’s Woahink Lake Invitational, the Philomath High School girls cross-country team still easily took the top team trophy. The Warriors placed five runners among the top…

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By Kevin Ahern
Rumble
Europe and Asia went to war
Because each one was miffed
The pundits all described it as
A continental rift

Spicy
The salt and pepper both agreed
And here’s my take upon it
No need to sign a document
They both should just shake on it
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022
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• Sept. 19: Talk Like a Pirate Day (Marys River Grange Hall)
• Oct. 8: Lilly’s Lope for Hope (Philomath City Park)
• Oct. 8-9: Harvest Feed (Marys River Grange Hall)
• Oct. 15: Philomath Fire & Rescue Open House (Station 201)