Volume 3, Number 133

Good Morning. It’s Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Kudos to Yvonne McMillan for the events that she’s organizing for the community. The country dance and bluegrass jam both had good attendance earlier this month and last night’s Talk Like a Pirate event looked like a lot of fun (with some great music). Look for a story and photos to go up on the news site later today.

Thanks for reading!
Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor


The Latest …

Streetscapes estimated to begin construction in November

City manager answers questions about the 20-month project; mayor gives State of the City presentation at last week’s chamber luncheon

After more than a decade of planning, designing, holding meetings, finalizing financing and frankly, dreaming of a safer and attractive downtown, Philomath will within the next couple of months launch into the long-awaited streetscapes project. The city plans to celebrate the occasion with a groundbreaking ceremony at 3 p.m. Oct. 14 on the vacant lot […]

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LBCC summer honor roll includes Philomath, Blodgett students

Linn-Benton Community College’s summer term honor roll includes students from Philomath and Blodgett, according to information that the school released on Monday. Earning inclusion on […]

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Law Enforcement Report: Sept. 9-15, 2022

A rundown of calls from the Philomath Police Department and Benton County Sheriff’s Office for the period of Sept. 9-15.

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Fire & Rescue Calls: Sept. 9-15, 2022

A rundown of Philomath Fire & Rescue fire and medical calls for the period of Sept. 9-15.

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How has more than $1.5 billion in federal COVID relief money changed Oregon schools?

Jared Cordon, the school superintendent in Roseburg in southern Oregon, cannot afford to pay for new heating, cooling and ventilation systems in the bulk of […]

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Survey: Oregonians still support Measure 110 despite flawed rollout

Despite a much-criticized rollout, Oregonians still support a 2020 law that decriminalized possession of small amounts of hard drugs and allocated millions of dollars towards […]

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What makes people vote? What data and experts say

As the 2022 midterm elections approach, voter turnout is becoming a topic of interest—notably because midterm elections have historically had much lower turnout than presidential […]

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Philomath in Photos

MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2022: Blackberries at Marys River Park. (Photo by Eric Niemann)

In Case You Missed It …

A conversation with Philomath Fire & Rescue’s interim fire chief

Philomath Fire & Rescue’s internal challenges this year led to a parting of the ways over the past week between the district’s board of directors […]

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Philomath teams run to victory at Northwest Classic

The Philomath High School cross-country teams issued an alert to other teams around the state on Saturday — the Warriors are a force to be […]

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PHS volleyball team wins 2 in Sisters but loses one of its team captains

The Philomath High School volleyball team remained unbeaten in match play with a couple of wins on Saturday afternoon at the Sisters Invitational but a […]

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Community Calendar

• Tuesday, Sept. 20: Benton County Board of Commissioners Meeting, 9 a.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 20: Philomath Rotary Club Meeting, noon
• Tuesday, Sept. 20: Philomath Police Committee Meeting, 4 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 20: Philomath Community Meal, 6 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 20: PHS volleyball at Cascade, 6 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 20: Philomath Police Committee Meeting, 4 p.m.
• Wednesday, Sept. 21: Quilts from Caring Hands, 9-11:30 a.m.
• Wednesday, Sept. 21: Storytime at Philomath Community Library, 10:30 a.m.
• Wednesday, Sept. 21: Brown Bag Book Club, noon
• Wednesday, Sept. 21: Dementia Warriors Support Group Meeting, 2:30-4 p.m.
• Thursday, Sept. 22: PHS girls soccer vs. Cascade, 4 p.m.
• Thursday, Sept. 22: PHS boys soccer at Cascade, 4:30 p.m.
• Thursday, Sept. 22: PHS volleyball vs. Newport, 7 p.m.
• Friday, Sept. 23: PHS football at Junction City, 7 p.m.
• Saturday, Sept. 24: PHS volleyball at North Marion Tournament, 8 a.m.
• Saturday, Sept. 24: PHS cross-country at Cottage Grove Bramble Scramble, 11:45 a.m.
• Monday, Sept. 26: Philomath City Council Meeting, 6 p.m.