Good Afternoon. It’s Friday, March 17, 2023

If you want to get a look at the PHS baseball team, a black and gold scrimmage has been scheduled for 4:30 p.m. today. The game against Taft could not be rescheduled and Coach Levi Webber wanted to get his players some innings in a competitive environment.

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Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

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Philomath School Board ends up with contested races for May 16 election

Four candidates file in the final week before deadline to give voters options for who they want to carry on the business of the school district

With no candidates several weeks into the filing process, the idea of the current Philomath School Board needing to fill seats through future appointments started to become a possibility. But in the final week, four local residents threw their names into the race with Steven King becoming the first to file on March 10, followed […]

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Junction City comes from behind to beat PHS in softball

Junction City twice rallied from 10-run deficits to defeat Philomath, 17-16, Thursday in a wild nonconference softball game. The Tigers, playing on their home field, […]

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Mount Union Stories: Marion E. Fishel (1912-1920)

In this week’s installment, read an obituary for the 7-year-old daughter of Allan and Caralyne Fishel. The child passed away in July 1920 after an […]

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Oregon lawmakers propose measures to stem gun violence, stem ‘ghost guns’

Oregon lawmakers are pursuing a package of firearm bills aimed at preventing gun violence and curbing the proliferation of untraceable guns.  They say the proposals […]

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Bipartisan duo unveil $250 million drought package for ‘families, farms and fish’

A bipartisan duo from opposite sides of Oregon are proposing a $250 million drought package to tackle water scarcity, drought and water contamination.  Reps. Ken […]

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Best private high schools in Oregon

Private schools, in some form, existed long before the concept of free public education in America. Students were often educated through church-sponsored programs, private tutoring, […]

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Philomath in Photos

FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2023: One of the new PYAC ballfields at the rodeo grounds. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

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Council approves support of county’s upcoming bond measure vote

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 […]

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Warrior Watch: Girls basketball and the Subway jinx

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 […]

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

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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Community Calendar

• 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.