Volume 3, Number 93

Good Morning. It’s Thursday, July 28, 2022

The Philomath News is on summer break until Aug. 8.

The Latest …

Motorist crashes off Highway 34 near Fircreek Lane

Vehicle reportedly went airborne, hit power pole, landed in the trees; driver escaped serious injuries

The driver of a vehicle that left Highway 34 in a high-speed crash on Tuesday reportedly escaped with only minor injuries. Philomath Fire & Rescue responded to a report of the crash at 11:51 a.m. and arrived to find a single vehicle off the road into the trees in an area near Fircreek Lane. Capt. […]

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Union files unfair labor practice complaint against fire district

Allegations against fire chief include threats and intimidation, taking retaliatory action

The union representing professional staff members at Philomath Fire & Rescue last week filed an unfair labor practice complaint against the fire district with Oregon’s Employee Relations Board.  Philomath Firefighters International Association of Fire Fighters Local 4925 in the documentation claims several alleged violations of state statutes involving Fire Chief Tom Miller, including threatening and […]

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Oregon Gov. Brown declares emergency as heatwave continues

Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency Tuesday for most of Oregon through the end of July as a heatwave continues to pummel the […]

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10 colleges where women graduates earn more than men

While more women are attending college than ever before, they continue to earn less than their male counterparts, according to an analysis of 2020 Census […]

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Philomath in Photos

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2022: Youth volunteers and parents brave hot temperatures to pull weeds and put down fresh bark dust Tuesday at Philomath Youth Activities Club. (Photo by Eric Niemann)

In Case You Missed It …

Philomath Scout Lodge planning celebration on Aug. 6

A former employee of Rex and Ethel Clemens, Philomath Scout Lodge board member Carol Stueve gets sentimental when talking about the timber industry couple that […]

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City receives grant for benches at park

AARP Oregon awarded the city of Philomath a $5,800 grant as part of an initiative to support age-friendly projects around the state. The funding will […]

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Community Calendar

• Friday, July 29: Guitarist David Rogers in Concert, 6 p.m.
• Saturday, July 30: PHS All-Class Reunion, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Sunday, July 31: Philomath Farmers’ Market, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Sunday, July 31: Music in the Park with Family Tradition, 6 p.m.
• Tuesday, Aug. 2: Benton County Board of Commissioners Meeting, 9 a.m.
• Tuesday, Aug. 2: National Night Out, 6-8 p.m.
• Tuesday, Aug. 2: Virtual Philomath Evening Book Club, 6:30 p.m.