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Primary election: Early results show Malone leading for commissioner nomination
Early returns show Pat Malone with a 62-38 advantage over Helen Higgins for the Democratic nomination for the Benton County Board of Commissioners. (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Primary election: Early results show Malone leading for commissioner nomination

Voters approving of Linn-Benton Community College bond measure by a 70-30 margin

Kings Valley tree farmer Pat Malone appears to be on his way to victory in Tuesday’s primary election with 61.91% of the vote in his race against Helen Higgins for the Democratic nomination for the Benton County Board of Commissioners. Early returns released just after 8 p.m. Tuesday showed Malone with 6,483 votes and Higgins with 3,937 (37.60%). Malone is an incumbent candidate for the seat and unless the final numbers see a dramatic turnaround, will go up against Republican…

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Brad’s Blog: Popular Philomath restaurant up for sale

Brad’s Blog: Popular Philomath restaurant up for sale

Owners Lynda and Sandy McHenry will keep it open while working through ‘well-planned exit strategy’

Just about every time I’ve taken a seat to enjoy the “steakhouse salad” at Eats & Treats, the popular gluten-free eatery on Main Street here in Philomath, co-owner Sandy McHenry has stopped by to shoot the breeze. I know a lot of folks can say the same thing — Sandy…

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PHS Hall of Fame inducts its inaugural class
Kathi Sollars takes the podium with her sister Christina Rosborough looking on during the induction of their father, Gary Cox, at Saturday night’s PHS Hall of Fame event. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

PHS Hall of Fame inducts its inaugural class

Gary Cox, Shirley Lagestee, Trisha Stevens, Terry and Kevin Boss, Woody Bennett, 1986-87 girls basketball and 1988 football among evening’s honorees

With photographs of Gary Cox projected on the auditorium wall above and behind her, Kathi Sollars shared an emotion-filled speech that illustrated the importance that Philomath High athletics held in his 30-year run as a teacher, coach and athletic director. The 300 people in Philomath High’s auditorium on Saturday night…

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PHS softball team falls to Sisters, Sweet Home
PHS softball team (Photo by Logan Hannigan-Downs/Philomath News)

PHS softball team falls to Sisters, Sweet Home

Warriors now awaiting word on opponent, site for a 4A play-in game

The Philomath High School softball team played its final two regular-season games on Monday with a trip to Sisters. The Warriors lost the Outlaws, 12-5, and then faced Sweet Home in a makeup game, falling…

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PHS girls run, hurdle, throw and jump their way to conference title
Philomath High’s Sage Kramer, seen here at the 2021 state meet, won the shot, discus and javelin Friday and Saturday at the conference championships in Sweet Home. (File photo by Logan Hannigan-Downs/Philomath News)

PHS girls run, hurdle, throw and jump their way to conference title

Warriors dominate meet while qualifying 9 athletes in 14 events for this week’s 4A championships

Philomath High’s youth movement this season in girls track and field continued to pay dividends on Friday and Saturday at the Oregon West Conference Championships. Competing at Husky Field in Sweet Home, 17 of the…

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By Kevin Ahern
Classical Dilemma
That Bach musician talked of woe
Hoping it would provoke
A donation of a bit of dough
Because he was baroque

Boogie Man
A snowman in the grocery store
To the carrot section goes
And makes a scene each time because
It’s where he picks his nose
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
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• May 30: Philomath Block Party & Concert (13th Street), 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
• June 3: PYAC Community Kids Carnival (Clemens Field), 5:30-8:30 p.m.
• June 5-Oct. 16: Philomath Farmers’ Market (library parking lot), 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
• June 26: Philomath Day at Corvallis Knight baseball (Goss Stadium, Corvallis), 1:05 p.m.
• July 7-9: Philomath Frolic & Rodeo (Skirvin Park and other sites around Philomath)
• July 21-23: Philomath Lions Club Book Sale (Skirvin Park)
• July 23: Philomath Sip & Stroll (downtown), 3-7 p.m.
• July 30: Philomath Schools Old-Timers Picnic (Philomath City Park)
• Sept. 11: Benton County Public Safety Chili Cook-Off (Skirvin Park)