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On the Beat: A debate over state title recognition, banners

The state championship banners on display in Philomath High School’s main gym represent the best in the long history of Warriors athletics. Fans will glance...
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On the Beat: Organ donation bill, helping wildfire victims, quilting group

This week’s On the Beat column by the publisher focuses on an interesting bill going through the Legislature that’s sponsored by Rep. Dan Rayfield, who worked with a student to create the policy concept. House Bill 3234 creates standards for organ donation education in Oregon high schools.
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Love of Learning: A salute to our citizen soldiers

Philomath is often nicknamed the “City of Volunteers.” When things need to be done around here, people always seem to step up, pitch in and help out. This month, in recognition of Armed Forces Day, Love of Learning wants to honor a few of the citizen-soldiers from Philomath who are “Always Ready, Always There” and proudly serve in the Oregon Army National Guard.
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On the Beat: Softstar’s zero waste packaging, the virus variant and losing to PHS...

Earth Day, the annual event on April 22 that serves as a way to support environmental protection, provides an opportunity for companies and organizations...
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Shelf Awareness: Respect, appreciation for poetry

Every April all across the country, libraries and schools celebrate National Poetry Month. To honor this occasion, I decided to dedicate this month’s column...
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Love of Learning: Check out the Little Free Libraries

Hello, Philomath, happy spring! It has been fun to see all the beautiful trees and flowers blooming around here lately. The birds are chirping...
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Shelf Awareness: A discussion on print vs. e-books

It seems that nowadays readers identify themselves as either passionate print or e-book enthusiasts. I’m certainly not the first to weigh in on this...
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On the Beat: A Spring Training column from 2006

As a former longtime Arizona resident and a lifelong baseball fan, spring was always a favorite time of year. That’s right, I’m referring to...
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On the Beat: Learning to swim important for our young people

Holding on to the side of the municipal swimming pool with my head under the water during the summer of ’71, the instructor asked...
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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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