Good Afternoon. It’s Saturday, March 18, 2023

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Three Things: Philomath grocery store, highway safety study and LBCC cuts

City Councilor Teresa Nielson reaches out to WinCo and receives an interesting response that could lead to something this city really wants

Since the closure of Ray’s Food Place in January 2014, the majority of Philomath residents have seemingly missed having a grocery store right here in town. It’s one of those wish list items that comes up periodically — whether that’s during a conversation with a neighbor or during public meetings. City councilors, mayors and the […]

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Bell, Beckstead continue hot start to girls tennis season

The Warriors’ top two singles players win in impressive fashion over their Silverton opponents Friday in the team’s home debut

Falling on the home court Friday afternoon against visiting Silverton, the Philomath High girls tennis team finished its first week with a 1-2 record. But don’t feel too bad for the Warriors with Greg Thorson’s squad taking on some of the top tennis talent in the state. “Silverton, that’s a very good team … they […]

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Gallery: PHS girls tennis vs. Silverton (March 17, 2023)

A collection of photos from Philomath High’s 6-2 girls tennis loss to Silverton on Friday.

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Philomath boys defeat Silverton in tennis, 5-3

The Philomath High School boys tennis team defeated its second straight Class 5A opponent with a 5-3 victory on Friday afternoon at Silverton. The Warriors […]

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Two public hearings set for March 20 Planning Commission meeting

The Philomath Planning Commission will hold two public hearings on Monday during its regular meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at Philomath […]

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Limits on foreign ownership of U.S. farmland gain support in Congress, despite skepticism

WASHINGTON — Bipartisan momentum is building in Congress to restrict China and other foreign adversaries from purchasing U.S. farmland, a reflection of a similar push […]

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5 charts that show how productivity levels vary by state

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven an increase in productivity nationwide, even if that rise has been uneven from state to state. ClickUp used data from […]

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Philomath in Photos

SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2023: A red barn located on the Skirvin Farms property on South 13th. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

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

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 […]

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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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Community Calendar

• 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.
• Tuesday, March 21: Benton County Board of Commissioners Meeting, 9 a.m.
• Tuesday, March 21: Anime@Lunch with Library at Philomath Middle School, 11:30 a.m.
• Tuesday, March 21: Philomath Rotary Club Meeting, noon
• Tuesday, March 21: LEGO Day at the Library, 3:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, March 21: PHS boys tennis at South Albany, 4 p.m.
• Tuesday, March 21: PHS girls tennis vs. Dallas, 4 p.m.
• Tuesday, March 21: PHS softball vs. The Dalles, 4:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, March 21: PHS baseball at Santiam Christian, 4:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, March 21: Philomath Community Meal, 6 p.m.
• Tuesday, March 21: Climate Friendly Area Open House, 7 p.m.