Good Afternoon. It’s Thursday, March 16, 2023

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Council approves support of county’s upcoming bond measure vote

Commissioner Nancy Wyse and Sheriff Jef Van Arsdall respond to several questions about the construction of a new jail, other safety-related facilities and expanded services

Coming up on the May 16 special election ballot, voters will decide if they want to fund through property taxes the construction of a new jail and other safety-related facilities as well as expand mental health and homelessness services. Benton County Commissioner Nancy Wyse and Benton County Sheriff Jef Van Arsdall fielded questions from the […]

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Warrior Watch: Girls basketball and the Subway jinx

A flashback to 2020 hits PHS seniors; Ecker to make decision on returning; and baseball team in top 10

It’s official — the Subway jinx for the Philomath High girls basketball team just might be a real thing. Leading up to the team’s first game on March 9 in the quarterfinals of the Class 4A state basketball tournament in Forest Grove, the girls basketball team stopped at a Subway for breakfast. It sparked a […]

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Boys tennis dual favors Philomath by an 8-0 margin over 5A Lebanon

No. 1 singles player Dawson Beckstead plans to stay focused and play with a more aggressive style for his final season with the Warriors

Rescheduled from a rainout, the Warriors were hardly challenged in an 8-0 dual victory over Class 5A Lebanon on Wednesday.

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Gallery: PHS boys tennis vs. Lebanon (March 15, 2023)

A collection of photos from Philomath High’s boys tennis dual against Lebanon on Wednesday.

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Warrior girls victorious on Lebanon’s court, 6-2

The Philomath High School girls tennis team swept the singles matches and split in doubles for a 6-2 victory Wednesday afternoon at Lebanon. Junior Bailey […]

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Obituary: Marilyn Jean Starker (1950-2023)

Marilyn was born in Eugene, Oregon to Daniel and Shirley (Coombs) McCornack. She was the second of four children. She was raised in Eugene and […]

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Organization plans to send first aid kits to Ukraine

The Corvallis Sisters Cities Association has launched an effort to send first aid kits to Ukraine and a donation box has been set up at […]

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Comment period open on Willamette Grange project

Benton County received a grant through the federal Historic Preservation Fund to fund a project at the historic Willamette Community and Grange Hall building on […]

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Oregon House passes $200 million for housing and homelessness, calls it a start

Oregon is on track to spend $200 million to help homeless residents move into houses, give people who have fallen behind on rent more time […]

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DEQ pausing electric vehicle purchase rebates because program is running out of money

A cash rebate program rewarding purchasers of electric vehicles is running out of money and will temporarily be suspended after April 30, the Oregon Department […]

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College majors with the highest and lowest unemployment rates

College students can easily get overwhelmed by the many possible subjects to study. Even after identifying their main interests, there’s the question of what they […]

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Philomath in Photos

THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2023: A dog can be seen in the distance across Philomath City Park. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

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Season preview: Young, raw talent dominates PHS baseball roster

Finishing last season with an 8-2 record in May, an outright league title and advancement to the Class 4A semifinals, the Philomath High School baseball […]

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Middle schoolers to present ‘Moana Jr.” over 4-show run

Moana, Maui, Tamatoa, Te Fiti and the rest of the characters made famous by the 2016 Disney movie will be coming to the local stage […]

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From the Past: Too much noise for a Tuesday evening in 1923

Train whistle sticks to ruin a quiet evening in Philomath. That news along with items on the “Philomath student” in 1873, a job in Chitwood […]

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Obituary: Francis Gerding (1921-2023)

Francis Gerding, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully at the age of 101 on March 12, 2023 surrounded by his family.  He was […]

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Community Calendar

• Thursday, March 16: PHS softball at Junction City, 4:30 p.m.
• Thursday, March 16: Philomath School Board Executive Session, 5:30 p.m.
• Thursday, March 16: Philomath Middle School’s ‘Moana Jr.’, 7 p.m.
• Friday, March 17: PHS boys tennis at Silverton, 4 p.m.
• Friday, March 17: PHS girls tennis vs. Silverton, 4 p.m.
• Friday, March 17: Philomath Middle School’s ‘Moana Jr.’, 7 p.m.
• Saturday, March 18: Philomath Middle School’s ‘Moana Jr.’, 1 p.m.
• Saturday, March 18: Philomath Middle School’s ‘Moana Jr.’, 7 p.m.
• Monday, March 20: Philomath TOPS meeting, 9 a.m.
• Monday, March 20: PHS girls tennis vs. Dallas, 4 p.m.
• Monday, March 20: PHS boys tennis at Dallas, 4 p.m.
• Monday, March 20: Philomath Planning Commission Meeting, 6 p.m.