Volume 3, Number 102

Good Morning. It’s Friday, August 12, 2022

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office touched base with me yesterday and said there are still spots open in its Citizens’ Academy, which runs Sept. 6 to Oct. 25. If you might be interested, here’s a story I wrote last month and BCSO also has a webpage set up with all kinds of further information and a link to the application form.

Thanks for reading!
Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

The Latest …

Quilters share passion for providing ‘fabric hug’

Quilts from Caring Hands, which meets Wednesdays in Philomath, has been providing comfort to at-risk children for more than 30 years

In a darkened bedroom in Albany, a baby girl born to a drug-addicted mother and experiencing withdrawal lies in her crib. Over in Philomath, a preteen feels the weight of the world coming down after going through the emotional ordeal of moving in with a foster family. And up in Salem, a visually-impaired 7-year-old boy […]

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City schedules emergency council meeting for Friday to discuss streetscapes

Council tasked with making a decision on the city’s share of funding the multi-million dollar project after construction bids came in higher than anticipated

The Philomath City Council plans to meet at 6 p.m. Friday at City Hall to provide direction on funding for the Downtown Safety and Streetscapes Improvement Project. City Manager Chris Workman at the Aug. 8 council meeting reported that the lowest of four construction bids for the project came in a couple of million dollars […]

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Mount Union Stories: O.M. Frink (1838-1918)

O.M. Frink, who fought with the Minnesota Infantry for three years in the Civil War, moved to Oregon in 1872 and died in June 1918 […]

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Feds give Oregon cities, environmentalists $1.8 million to tackle toxic waste in Columbia River

The federal government is giving $1.8 million to Oregon to tackle toxic waste that is sickening fish in the Columbia River.  The grant was announced […]

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America’s 50 favorite actresses of all time

From classic icons like Elizabeth Taylor to newer stars like Jennifer Lawrence, the list of America’s favorite actresses is varied and largely reflects personal tastes. […]

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Philomath in Photos

THURSDAY, AUG. 11, 2022: Cowboy art on Philomath’s Main Street. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

In Case You Missed It …

All five seats once again filled on the Philomath School Board

The Philomath School Board filled a vacant seat on Tuesday night by choosing and swearing in 23-year-old Christopher McMorran, a local graduate who attended the […]

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Miniseries with Philomath scene set for Aug. 18 premiere at OMSI

A six-episode miniseries that filmed a pivotal scene at Mount Union Cemetery in Philomath will be featured at a premiere event on Thursday, Aug. 18 […]

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Brad’s Blog: Fire & Rescue responds to record number of calls in July

For those who read the list of fire calls each week or have noticed more sirens in town this summer, you probably realize that local […]

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Community Calendar

• Friday, Aug. 12: Cardwell Hill Cellars Summer Concert Series, 6 p.m.
• Saturday, Aug. 13: Philomath Frolic & Rodeo Presents Casino Night, 7 p.m.
• Sunday, Aug. 14: Philomath Farmers’ Market, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Monday, Aug. 15: Philomath Planning Commission Meeting, 6 p.m.
• Monday, Aug. 15: Kings Valley Charter School Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Aug. 16: Benton County Board of Commissioners Meeting, 9 a.m.
• Tuesday, Aug. 16: Philomath Rotary Club Meeting, noon
• Tuesday, Aug. 16: Philomath Finance and Administration Committee, 3 p.m.
• Wednesday, Aug. 17: Storytime at Philomath Community Library, 10:30 a.m.
• Wednesday, Aug. 17: Brown Bag Book Club, noon
• Thursday, Aug. 18: Music in the Park with Rhythm of Ages, 6 p.m.
• Thursday, Aug. 18: Philomath School Board Meeting, 7 p.m.