Les Schwab Tire Center took over the former Beggs Tire & Wheel location in Philomath on Jan. 13. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Les Schwab now operating in Philomath

Beggs Tire & Wheel owner retires, sells business to chain store operation

After nearly three decades, Les Schwab Tire Center again has a presence in Philomath with the transfer of ownership from Beggs Tire & Wheel to the tire retail chain occurring late last week. Former owner Luke Beggs worked his final day on Jan.13 with Les Schwab officially taking control the…

Pioneer Connect on receiving end of $24.9 million grant

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week that it will award approximately $35 million to Oregon to provide high-speed internet access to rural communities along Oregon’s coast. The funding will benefit nearly 5,000 people,…

Citizens Bank marks its 65th year with special event

The oversized ribbon-cutting scissors worked in unison on Wednesday morning at Citizens Bank branches all around the valley, including the one on the corner of 13th and Main in Philomath. Right at 10 o’clock — and those in attendance counted…

Organization focused on regional economic growth rebrands itself as REAL

The contingent of eight cities that joined forces in 2017 to support regional economic growth has renamed itself Rural Economic Alliance, or REAL, while launching a new website, the organization recently announced. The collaborative effort, which includes Philomath and has…

Oregon State Credit Union wins prestigious trade industry award

Oregon State Credit Union recently earned a prestigious trade industry award for its fundraising efforts, the credit union announced. The White Hat award is given by the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions to the member credit union raising the…

Health summit to focus on building resilience in post-pandemic environment

The Linn, Benton, Lincoln Partners for Health organization plans to address pandemic-related issues, such as the increased social isolation that people experienced and the collective feeling of well-being, at its 2022 Summit on Friday, Aug. 19, Samaritan Health Services announced.…

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