Volume 3, Number 135

Good Morning. It’s Thursday, September 22, 2022

The Philomath News continues to pick up new readers with this month already the best ever in terms of page views — more than 78,000 so far with nine days to go. The previous best month was July with 70,177. It’s good news in terms of just getting my content out there to more folks but it’s also positive for advertisers who are getting their ads in front of more sets of eyes. I appreciate all of you who continue to visit the website for your local news.

Thanks for reading!
Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

The Latest …

Mural brightens swimming pool area at Philomath High

Six student artists spent part of their summer creating a special piece of art in a camp led by teacher Andrea Heidinger

Whether community members are walking in and out of the swimming pool area or students are making their way to a particular part of campus, the views are a whole lot brighter these days thanks to a small group of art students. Over the summer, Andrea Heidinger’s summer mural camp class attracted a half-dozen participants […]

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Philomath receives grant to move forward with skate park planning

Oregon Parks and Recreation program awards $18,000 and city budget includes match of $12,000 for the project

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department awarded the city of Philomath $18,000 through its Local Government Grant Program to assist in the planning efforts for a new skate park. The grant, matched by $12,000 in this fiscal year’s city budget, will pay for the hiring of a company familiar with public skate parks to “facilitate […]

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Death Notice: Anne Louise Benson (1944-2022)

Anne Benson, 78, died Sept. 19, 2022, in Philomath. McHenry Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Share thoughts and memories on the Tribute Wall at www.mchenryfuneralhome.com.

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White House: Nearly 500,000 Oregonians qualify for student loan forgiveness

Almost 500,000 Oregonians are eligible to have some or all of their student loans forgiven, the White House announced Tuesday. Most of the Oregon recipients […]

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Oregon’s novel approach to drugs hits ‘milestone’

A year behind schedule, Oregon’s novel approach to drug addiction has reached primetime. In November 2020, voters overwhelmingly approved Measure 110, making Oregon the first […]

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Former jobs of the governor of every state

In 2018, 36 out of the nation’s 50 states held elections for governor. A record-shattering 16 women were major party nominees for governor, nine of […]

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Philomath in Photos

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2022: A view from Coastal View Drive. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

In Case You Missed It …

Pirates take over the Grange Hall for an evening

A band of pirates converged upon Marys River Grange Hall on Monday evening but not to pillage and plunder. Instead, this group arrived in the […]

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Brad’s Blog: OLCC’s check on alcohol sales to minors in Eugene nets ‘terrible results’

The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission — yeah, they changed the name a few years ago — sent out a press release last week to […]

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Philomath falls on the road to defending 4A volleyball champs

The Philomath High School volleyball team had its competitive moments in Tuesday night’s Oregon West Conference opener at Cascade but ended up losing the match […]

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Lawsuit by 13 counties against state over logging practices ends at Oregon Supreme Court

The Oregon Supreme Court has ended a six-year legal battle between the state and 13 western Oregon counties over logging practices by declining to hear […]

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Community Calendar

• 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.
• Sunday, Sept. 25: Philomath Farmers’ Market, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Monday, Sept. 26: Philomath City Council Meeting, 6 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 27: Benton County Board of Commissioners Meeting, 9 a.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 27: Philomath Rotary Club Meeting, noon
• Tuesday, Sept. 27: PHS boys soccer vs. Newport, 3:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 27: Philomath Inclusivity Committee Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 27: Philomath Community Meal, 6 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 27: PHS girls soccer at Newport, 6 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 27: PHS volleyball at North Marion, 6 p.m.
• Wednesday, Sept. 28: Quilts from Caring Hands, 9-11:30 a.m.
• Wednesday, Sept. 28: Storytime at Philomath Community Library, 10:30 a.m.