Friday, September 15, 2023

Good afternoon. In the newsletter today: At least 150 people turned out this past Saturday for a significant maintenance and cleanup project at Mount Union Cemetery. Some needed work got done but there was a surprise with the discovery of the grave marker of a 2-year-old child who died in 1875. We have a story and photo gallery. Plus, read about Philomath High’s 9-1 girls soccer win over Estacada and how the cross-country and boys soccer teams fared in their Thursday competitions.

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Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

Top Stories

Large-scale volunteer effort overtakes Mount Union Cemetery

Several needed tasks were completed during the Sept. 9 event and there was even the discovery of a previously-unknown grave marker for a 2-year-old child

The volunteers started showing up at 8 a.m. on a Saturday ready to go to work. Over the next five hours, waves of individuals and entire families came and went […]

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Philomath shakes off early challenges to crush Estacada, 9-1

Warriors end the game on the mercy rule while Grimmer, Mooney and McClennan put in multiple-goal performances

A hot afternoon, an eight-day stretch in between contests and three starters missing from the game-opening lineup provided the Philomath High girls soccer team with interesting challenges to overcome heading […]

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More News

Gallery: Community Day of Service at Mount Union Cemetery (Sept. 9, 2023)

A collection of photos from the Community Day of Service at Mount Union Cemetery on Saturday, Sept. 9.

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Gallery: PHS girls soccer vs. Estacada (Sept. 14, 2023)

A collection of photos from Philomath High’s 9-1 mercy-rule victory over visiting Estacada on Thursday.

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PHS cross-country girls win again with performance at Country Fair Classic

The Philomath High School girls cross-country team placed three runners in the top 10 and won the Country Fair Classic by 30 points Thursday over […]

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Estacada rallies in 2nd half to hold off Philomath in boys soccer

The Philomath High School boys soccer team pushed unbeaten Estacada through the first half but the Rangers proved to be too strong in the second […]

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Oregon candidates line up on first day to file for 2024 election

Thursday marked the official start of the 2024 election season in Oregon, with dozens of candidates turning in forms and paying fees to appear on […]

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Oregon youth join global climate strike, call on governor to declare emergency

Young people across the state are organizing to demand that Gov. Tina Kotek declare an emergency over climate change, with protests and marches Friday in […]

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Why car insurance companies are leaving some states

Since the beginning of 2023, several major insurance companies have announced that they would stop writing policies or drastically reducing offerings in two of the […]

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Philomath in Photos

FRIDAY, SEPT. 15, 2023: A display on Marys River Estates Road commemorates National POW/MIA Remembrance Day, which is Sept. 15. (Photo by Eric Niemann)

In Case You Missed It …

Local organization hosting celebration for community

Philomath Community Services plans to celebrate its volunteers and supporters during a special event from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Marys River Park and Natural […]

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Folk musicians to play Philomath venue Sunday evening

The historic Marys River Grange Hall will come alive with music Sunday evening with a show that includes Gabrielle Louise, Darryl Purpose and True North […]

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Community Calendar

• Friday, Sept. 15: Talk Like a Pirate, 6-8:30 p.m.
• Friday, Sept. 15: PHS Football at Cottage Grove, 7 p.m.
• Sunday, Sept. 17: Philomath Farmers’ Market, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Sunday, Sept. 17: Philomath Community Services Celebration, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Sunday, Sept. 17: Concert at Marys River Grange Hall, 7 p.m.
• Monday, Sept. 18: Philomath TOPS meeting, 9 a.m.
• Monday, Sept. 18: Mobile Makerspace at the Library, 3:30-5 p.m.
• Monday, Sept. 18: Philomath Planning Commission Meeting, 6 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 19: Benton County Board of Commissioners Meeting, 9 a.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 19: Philomath Rotary Club Meeting, noon
• Tuesday, Sept. 19: LEGO Day at the Library, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 19: Community Meal, 6 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 19: PHS volleyball vs. Cascade, 6 p.m.