Volume 3, Number 174

Good Morning. It’s Wednesday, November 9, 2022

The race for City Council seats is the closest I’ve seen since covering Philomath elections. The 11 p.m. release of the results showed a difference of only 19 votes between sixth and ninth place. For the final seat, Peggy Yoder trailed David Low by one vote at the 8 p.m. release and then she led him by three votes at 11 p.m. Every vote really does count.

Thanks for reading!
Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

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Jones re-elected as mayor while City Council race very close for last 2 seats

Renewal of Philomath School District’s 5-year local operating levy passes by considerable margin

Philomath Mayor Chas Jones will remain in place for another two years, the City Council saw a very close vote for the fifth and sixth seats and the school district’s local option levy renewal passed by an overwhelming margin. Those were among the takeaways of unofficial results released at 11 p.m. Tuesday by the Benton […]

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Oregon governor race is two-way contest between Kotek, Drazan

Oregon’s race for governor is a two-way contest between Democrat Tina Kotek and Republican Christine Drazan, early election results showed.  With more than 1 million […]

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Fate of 4 statewide measures mostly unclear in early returns

Early returns released Tuesday show support for four statewide measures, though the results are mostly tight. Only one, Measure 113 that aims to ban legislative […]

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Early results indicate that Republicans could pick up 2 seats in the Oregon state Senate

The first voting results announced Tuesday night in Oregon showed that two Republican candidates vying for seats in the Oregon Senate were in the lead. […]

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Democrats lead in two of three competitive Oregon congressional races

Democrats led in two competitive Oregon congressional elections after early results posted Tuesday night, while a Republican was ahead in the race to replace outgoing […]

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Basketball skills camp coming Friday to PHS

The Philomath High School boys basketball program plans to hold a skills camp for boys and girls in the third through eighth grades on Friday, […]

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Brad’s Blog: Dax picks up gig delivering coffee in Adair

A new coffee shop in Adair Village announced a partnership with Daxbot to deliver java to customers in that community.

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Civil War reenactor, historian to give presentation in Philomath

The Benton County Genealogical Society invites the community to a free program on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Philomath Museum. “The Civil War Soldier” will […]

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County and its partners prioritize housing solutions

Benton County enters into collaboration to develop a coordinated entry system that connects community members to housing and services, officials announced on Tuesday. Benton County, […]

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Sitcom history from the year you were born

Sitcoms have changed so much over the years amid shifting styles, audience tastes, and improvements in technology. They can be a reflection of what is […]

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Philomath in Photos

TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2022: Turkey hanging out on Ninth Street. (Photo by Eric Niemann)

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Faulty wood-burning furnace suspected as cause of fire at Blodgett home

A fire that appears to have been ignited by a faulty home heating system damaged a Blodgett home on Monday, Philomath Fire & Rescue reported. […]

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Veterans Day Community Celebration planned for Nov. 9

The history of the Triple Nickles, an all-Black parachute infantry battalion activated during World War II, will be featured at a Veterans Day Community Celebration […]

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Community Calendar

• Wednesday, Nov. 9: Quilts from Caring Hands, 9-11:30 a.m.
• Wednesday, Nov. 9: Storytime at Philomath Community Library, 10:30 a.m.
• Wednesday, Nov. 9: Veterans Day Community Celebration, 6-8 p.m.
• Wednesday, Nov. 9: Philomath Bluegrass Workshop and Jam, 7 p.m.
• Thursday, Nov. 10: PHS Veterans Day Assembly, 11:45 a.m.
• Thursday, Nov. 10: Teen Hangout at the Library, 3:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Nov. 12: Winter Warm-Up at Willamette Grange, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
• Saturday, Nov. 12: Benton County Genealogical Society Program, 11 a.m.-noon
• Monday, Nov. 14: Philomath Fire & Rescue Board of Directors Meeting, 3 p.m.
• Monday, Nov. 14: Philomath City Council Executive Session, 5:30 p.m.
• Monday, Nov. 14: Philomath City Council Meeting, 7 p.m.