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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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Confessions of a 50-Something Dad: The child care

We felt very lucky when moving to Philomath to find a wonderful babysitter. She takes very good care of them, lives on a rural...
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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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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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