Good Afternoon. It’s Thursday, January 19, 2023

We have a lot going on in the business community, including Les Schwab taking over Beggs (see story below). I’ve been told by more than one person that Luke Beggs had worked at the tire service shop since he was 14 years old. I’ll remember Beggs for being a major advertiser in the sports section at my former job, having the best food on the wine walk and willing to make space to support local groups raising money. Best of luck to him in whatever he plans to do next.

Thanks for reading!
Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

The Latest …

Les Schwab now operating in Philomath

Beggs Tire & Wheel owner retires, sells business to chain store operation

After nearly three decades, Les Schwab Tire Center again has a presence in Philomath with the transfer of ownership from Beggs Tire & Wheel to the tire retail chain occurring late last week. Former owner Luke Beggs worked his final day on Jan.13 with Les Schwab officially taking control the following day. Signage went up […]

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Warrior Watch: PHS athletes included on all-state teams

Grimmer, Candanoza, Benbow, Arthurs in soccer, May in football among those receiving recognition; Gross, Neville make the cut for dance and drill honor; gym’s fighters performing well in competitions

Three Philomath HIgh School soccer players were included on all-state first teams released earlier this month — seniors Teddy Benbow and Mateo Candanoza for the boys and junior Kamilla Grimmer for the girls. In addition, senior Seth Arthurs made the boys soccer second team. In football, senior Ty May was included on the honorable mention […]

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OSU College of Forestry research provides insight on landslides

A long-term Pacific Northwest study of landslides, clear-cutting timber and building roads shows that a forest’s management history has a greater impact on how often […]

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Federal, state agencies don’t track sales of guns to disqualified buyers in Oregon

While the enactment of the voter-approved firearm law awaits litigation, neither state nor federal law enforcement agencies are tracking how often Oregonians buy guns before […]

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Oregon hospital industry group floats alternatives to nurse staffing bill

The Oregon hospital industry wants the Legislature to increase the number of nurses – in part by using  state money for incentive programs to help […]

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Most popular girl names in the 90s in Oregon

Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for girls in the 90s in Oregon using data from the Social Security Administration. Names […]

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Philomath in Photos

THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2023: The streetscapes project is well underway on Main Street in Philomath. (Photo by Eric Niemann)

In Case You Missed It …

Mail service in Philomath — still a problem or getting better?

Mail delivery problems that have plagued many residents in Philomath over the past several months appear to be getting better — at least that’s the […]

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From the Past: Farmers unite 150 years ago in fight for honest earnings

Published under the headline, “Co-operation among farmers” in the Jan. 18, 1873 edition of the Corvallis Gazette, a letter to the editor appeared about mid-Willamette […]

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Obituary: Jim McCoin (1948-2022)

Ronald James McCoin, 76, passed away at his home in Philomath, Oregon, on December 31, 2022. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 […]

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City of Philomath needs to fill 3 volunteer positions

The city of Philomath needs to fill openings on three committees and is currently accepting applications from its citizens. The vacancies to be filled include […]

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Community Calendar

• Thursday, Jan. 19: PHS wrestling at North Marion Double Duals, 5 p.m.
• Thursday, Jan. 19:
Philomath School Board Meeting, 7 p.m.
• Friday, Jan. 20:
PHS swimming at Sweet Home, 4 p.m.
• Friday, Jan. 20:
PHS girls basketball at Newport, 5:30 p.m.
• Friday, Jan. 20:
PHS boys basketball at Newport, 7 p.m.
• Saturday, Jan. 21:
PHS wrestling at Screamin’ Eagle, 10 a.m.
• Monday, Jan. 23:
Philomath City Council-Philomath Planning Commission Joint Meeting, 6 p.m.
• Tuesday, Jan. 24: Philomath Rotary Club Meeting, noon
• Tuesday, Jan. 24: PHS swimming vs. Kennedy, Stayton, 4:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Jan. 24: PHS girls basketball vs. North Marion, 5:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Jan. 24: Philomath Community Meal, 6 p.m.
• Tuesday, Jan. 24: PHS boys basketball vs. North Marion, 7 p.m.
• Wednesday, Jan. 25: Quilts from Caring Hands, 9-11:30 a.m.
• Wednesday, Jan. 25: Storytime at Philomath Community Library, 10:30 a.m.

Brad Fuqua

Brad Fuqua, Philomath News

Brad Fuqua has covered the Philomath area since 2014 as the editor of the now-closed Philomath Express and currently as publisher/editor of the Philomath News. He has worked as a professional journalist since 1988 at daily and weekly newspapers in Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota, Arizona, Montana and Oregon.