Philomath School District building

School Board moves forward with superintendent search process

The Philomath School Board approved and adopted various motions Monday night to move forward with its search for a permanent superintendent but one longtime...
Philomath City Hall

City plans outdoor swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 4

The mayor and six councilors will be sworn in during a special outdoor ceremony at 7 p.m. Jan. 4, the city announced. In an...
Philomath School District building

Return-to-classroom dates uncertain with current COVID metrics

The Philomath School District’s current timeline to begin a transition back to the classroom continues to show Jan. 12 for K-3 students, Jan. 26...
North up Horse Camp Trail

ODF report shows $3.4 million to Benton, Lincoln, Polk counties

The Oregon Department of Forestry released a report recently to state forest trust land counties highlighting economic, environmental and social accomplishments in fiscal year...
Eric Niemann, Garry Black and Chris Workman with award

Black, Weedman recognized for their city work with trees

Watching over Flossie Overman Discovery Park in Philomath, an owl watches over activities of the day while providing an attractive visual for those who...
College United Methodist Church

Daily Scoop: Living Nativity planned at local church

Several times in past years, Living Faith Community Church in Philomath had been involved with organizing a living Nativity scene, often with various other...
Philomath Police Officer Blake Bowers

Police rookie finds academy disruption to be a positive

A year ago today on Dec. 16, 2019, Blake Bowers took the oath to become the Philomath Police Department’s newest officer. Launching into a...
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Obituary: Kris Lee Flegal (1951-2020)

Kris Lee FlegalJune 22, 1951 - Dec. 11, 2020 Kris Lee Flegal, 69, of Philomath, Oregon died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, December 11,...
Grave marker for Joseph Davis

Historical Obituary: Joseph Davis (1852-1923)

Published as it appeared on Dec. 20, 1923, in the Daily Gazette-Times (Corvallis), Page 4, Columns 4-5. Dies at Corvallis Hospital Joseph Davis, resident of Philomath...
Santa Claus with Eric Niemann and 2 boys

Freeze lifted on city management team salaries

Back in April when the coronavirus pandemic was picking up steam, City Manager Chris Workman announced a freeze on all management team salaries as...
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