Rep. David Gomberg talks to Philomath citizens during a Saturday afternoon appearance at City Hall. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Locals take advantage of Q-and-A opportunity with Gomberg

Legislator listens and responds to a variety of issues from Philomath residents, including those from a Millpond Crossing resident

On Saturday afternoon at Philomath City Hall, Rep. David Gomberg met with the community to provide a legislator’s view of the state’s current session, answered questions of concern and just got to know folks a little bit better in a city that’s new to his district. Gomberg (D-Otis), who represents…

50 most physical jobs in America

While many Americans spend most of their working days glued to a computer screen, others exert a great deal of energy due to the physical nature of their work. Stacker ranked the 50 most physically…

LBCC celebrating Black History Month with series of events

Linn-Benton Community College is celebrating Black History Month with weekly talks on its main Albany campus. The series of events, which focus on the importance of African Americans in government with a spotlight on Oregon, kicked off last week and…

Oregon State Credit Union names new CFO

Oregon State Credit Union announced last week that industry veteran Derrick Peterson has joined its team as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Peterson comes to OSCU with more than 25 years of experience in the credit union industry,…

Justice System Improvement Program open house set for Wednesday

Benton County invites the community to learn more about the Justice System Improvement Program during an open house from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the Kalapuya Building in Corvallis. Benton County elected officials, subject matter experts and staff will…

Niemann qualifies for dean’s list at Arizona State

Philomath High School graduate Blake Niemann earned dean’s list honors at Arizona State University for the fall semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, undergraduate students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average in 12 or more semester…

How gas prices have changed in Oregon in the last week

Gas prices have largely held steady over the last several days as freezing weather and ice crushed Texas and other parts of the southern U.S. keeping Americans home. Despite the cold weather in some regions demand for gas rose slightly,…

Black lawmaker pulled over twice in three days by Oregon State Police

One of Oregon’s only Black state representatives was stopped twice by police while driving home from the state Capitol this week, and he says the stops highlight concerns that police profile Black Oregonians.   Rep. Travis Nelson, a nurse and Democrat…

New life for old building on Main Street

The next time you enjoy a downtown walk in Philomath, pause for a few moments at 1243 Main St., the spot right next door to The Dizzy Hen. Allow the traffic to pass by and during a moment of quiet,…

Walk-in foot-care clinic coming to Philomath on Feb. 9

Philomath Community Services and Samaritan Health Services are partnering to offer the community a walk-in foot-care clinic on Thursday, organizers announced. The clinic, to be operated by Dr. Scott Rasmussen and accompanying clinicians, will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb.…

City committee application deadline coming up Monday

Applications for city committee vacancies by Philomath citizens must be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6. The city of Philomath needs to fill openings on the Planning Commision, Budget Committee and Inclusivity Committee. Seven citizens sit on the Planning…

Mount Union Stories: George Mercer (1829-1914)

In this week’s Mount Union Stories, read the obituary for 85-year-old George Mercer, who came to Benton County in the 1850s and lived near Bellfountain for many years.

Red Cross blood drives coming up this month

Community blood drives are planned at two locations in Philomath during the month of February, according to the American Red Cross. Peace Lutheran Church (2540 Applegate St.) will host a blood drive from 12:30-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. Philomath Fire…

Fruit tree pruning workshop set for Feb. 9 in Philomath

A Benton County Master Gardener Workshop on fruit tree pruning will be offered to the public in Philomath on Thursday, Feb. 9, organizers announced. The workshop, sponsored by Philomath Community Services and Strengthening Rural Families, will run from 1-3 p.m.…

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