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McInally: Successful communities need successful news outlets

You’re reading this on Brad Fuqua’s new website,, one of a growing number of online efforts devoted to offering local news about...
Mary Janes Holmes

On the Beat: History of black pioneers in Oregon coming to local museum

Earlier this year, the Philomath City Council formed an ad-hoc committee to tackle issues revolving around justice, equity, diversity and inclusivity. The committee has...
Joni Mitchell’s album, “Songs of a Prairie Girl”

McInally: Two additions to my Holiday Music Hall of Fame

In the end, the year itself finally dictated the songs that would be inducted into my Holiday Music Hall of Fame. When I sent out...
Brad Fuqua and sons Jude and Jasper

On the Beat: A visit from the 3 spirits of Christmas

The classic holiday tale, “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, was published for the first time in London way back in December 1843. Many...
Philomath Farmers’ Market 2020

On the Beat: Farmers’ market will be back next summer

On one occasion, we picked up some sugar snap peas and blueberries. A vendor with baked goods attracted my eye and nose on another...
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Column: Send in your suggestions for Holiday Music Hall of Fame

One of the fun things I used to do every holiday season at the Gazette-Times was write about holiday music. That tradition took an...
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Column: Passengers on a ride tearing through 2020

This year, man, 2020: What a ride. A ride, because we were, us all, helpless passengers as it tore through the spring, more recklessly...
Mayor Eric Niemann

Love of Learning: Philomath is a ‘City of Better Angels’

Hello Philomath. We sure have been through a lot together here during 2020: We have suffered through COVID-19, wildfires, civil unrest, online school, economic...
Rick Wells as Santa Claus and Corvallis Knights mascot

On the Beat: A safe and needed evening with Santa and the lights

The Philomath Community Tree Lighting holds a special place in my heart. Back when I started to cover the community full-time in late 2014,...
Philomath Community Library

Philomath Community Library: We all should have the need to read

Greetings! I’m back again to talk with you about the library while sending an abundance of care and compassion to you during this still...
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