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Confessions of a 50-Something Dad: In your face

The past few days, little Jasper has been trying very hard to get his big brother’s attention. Now this is an old reference, but on...
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Love of Learning: What the right to vote means to women

Today is International Women's Day (March 8). It is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Susan B....
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On the topic of COVID and its impact on our businesses

These are challenging times for many of us, but as Philomath’s mayor, I am particularly concerned about the health not only of our residents,...
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Shelf Awareness: How to find your next great read

Last month, I discussed how to set some attainable reading goals and outlined my personal reading challenge for the year. I chose to focus...
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On the Beat: No spectators at games is tough pill to swallow

During an intense offensive attack, senior Braedyn McNeely controls the ball in the right corner and then finds senior teammate Alivia Pittman over the...
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The Scoop: Garden party gets Lupe’s ready for growing season

Lupe’s Community Garden is getting ready for the growing season. This past Saturday, 11 volunteers got together for a garden party with program managers Sandy...
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The Scoop: County commissioner believes Highway 20 conversation needs to get serious

It’s a concern for a lot of people in Philomath — transportation. We’ve all been backed up in traffic on Highway 20 heading east to...
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On the Beat: Take advantage of free financial coaching

The email immediately caught my attention in the early afternoon hours on Tuesday because it originated from right here in Philomath: “Strengthening Rural Families...
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Warrior Nation: OSAA to skip state championships, leaving culminating weeks up to schools

Editor’s note: This blog was updated Friday morning with information involving cross-country’s plans to still have a 4A state meet. The Oregon School Activities Association’s...

Confessions of a 50-Something Dad: Driving cardboard in the living room

A few blogs ago, I wrote about my 3-year-old son’s obsession with garbage trucks. He has a toy garbage truck, complete with a trash...
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