Early returns show Pat Malone with a 62-38 advantage over Helen Higgins for the Democratic nomination for the Benton County Board of Commissioners. (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Primary election: Early results show Malone leading for commissioner nomination

Voters approving of Linn-Benton Community College bond measure by a 70-30 margin

Kings Valley tree farmer Pat Malone appears to be on his way to victory in Tuesday’s primary election with 61.91% of the vote in his race against Helen Higgins for the Democratic nomination for the Benton County Board of Commissioners. Early returns released just after 8 p.m. Tuesday showed Malone…

See the child vaccination rates for COVID-19 in Oregon

As of the last week of April 2022, just over 1,100 children in the United States have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For comparison, nearly 1 million…

PHS Hall of Fame inducts its inaugural class

With photographs of Gary Cox projected on the auditorium wall above and behind her, Kathi Sollars shared an emotion-filled speech that illustrated the importance that Philomath High athletics held in his 30-year run as a teacher, coach and athletic director.…

Philomath Fire & Rescue Station 201

Fire & Rescue Calls: May 6-12, 2022

Editor’s note: This log is based on information submitted to the newspaper by Philomath Fire & Rescue. Locations are approximate. Following is a rundown of all calls for the period of May 6-12: FRIDAY, MAY 6 • Medical, 9:44 p.m.,…

Wind turbines with blue sky

States with the most untapped wind energy potential

Wind power is generated when kinetic energy from turbine propellers is converted to mechanical energy. Even though wind isn’t always present, turbines can still actively generate energy 90% of the time. Turbines typically need to be located at higher elevations,…

City councilors sitting around a table at City Hall

Streetscape project sees significant cost increase

Construction-related cost increases are hitting the Philomath Downtown Safety and Streetscape Improvements project hard to the tune of $1.7 million over the budget that had been established a year ago, City Manager Chris Workman said during the May 9 City…

Old pioneer barn in Oregon

Most common jobs 150 years ago in Oregon

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to impact the global economy, the current job market is a hot topic in the news cycle. But while the pandemic itself is, historically, something of an economic aberration, the U.S. economy that we know…

Mount Union Stories: Isaac H. Newton (1832-1874)

In this week’s installment, read about 42-year-old Isaac H. Newton, who died in 1874. Physicians found a 9-pound tumor in the area of his left kidney and they believed that it was the result of an injury sustained 15 years…

Vintage photo of jockey and horse

Jockeys with the most Kentucky Derby wins

Audacious hats, mint juleps, and … thoroughbreds. The anticipation of the revelry that makes up the Kentucky Derby has been going strong since its 1875 inception. Each year, it is the first event of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing…

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