Friday, September 22, 2023

Good afternoon. In the newsletter today: What started out as a report of a car and grass fire near North 19th Street and West Hills Road turned into a pursuit of two suspects that had left the scene on foot. Plus, other fire news and coverage out of the PHS boys soccer victory Thursday.

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Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

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Car, grass fire leads to arrest near Philomath

Suspects fled the scene on foot but with the help of a K-9 officer were found in a nearby field

A report of a grass and car fire in the area of the North 19th Street curve near West Hills Road north of Philomath turned into a law-enforcement operation that […]

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Warriors score 5 times in boys soccer win over Cascade

Philomath High creates some success on offensive end and notches its first victory of the season

Philomath High’s boys soccer team opened Oregon West Conference play with a 5-1 victory over Cascade on Thursday

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Gallery: PHS boys soccer vs. Cascade (Sept. 21, 2023)

A collection of photos from Philomath High’s 5-1 boys soccer win over Cascade on Thursday.

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Firefighters extinguish field fire southeast of Philomath

Philomath Fire and Rescue had a busy stretch Thursday afternoon with responses to separate incidents, the local fire agency reported. Firefighters were called at 3:14 […]

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Warriors take volleyball match in 3 at Newport

The Philomath High School volleyball team evened its record at 1-1 in the Oregon West Conference Thursday night with a three-set sweep at Newport. Coach […]

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PHS girls soccer team blanks Cascade, 5-0

The Philomath High School girls soccer team opened Oregon West Conference play Tuesday with a 5-0 victory on the road over Cascade. Senior Kamilla Grimmer […]

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Mount Union Stories: Louis Perkins (1857-1923)

In this week’s Mount Union Stories, read about Louis Perkins, who died at age 65 at his Philomath home on College Street in 1923.

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Police, SWAT arrest armed robbery suspects

Corvallis Police Department detectives arrested two Portland residents Tuesday during an operation that included assistance from the East Metro SWAT Team following the investigation of […]

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Health officials urge Oregonians to get vaccinated against COVID, flu, RSV

As the latest COVID boosters dribble into Oregon, state health officials urged residents to get vaccinated to protect themselves against an expected rise in respiratory […]

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Breese-Iverson stepping down as Oregon House GOP leader

House Minority Leader Vikki Breese-Iverson is stepping down as leader of the Republican caucus after almost two years. Breese-Iverson, R-Prineville, announced her resignation Thursday, a […]

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Counties where the most opioids are dispensed in Oregon

When Purdue Pharma first began sales of OxyContin in the late 1990s, it was advertised as relief for cancer patients and people with chronic pain. […]

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Philomath in Photos

FRIDAY, SEPT. 22, 2023: Grapes on the vine along the PHS botany garden. (Photo by Eric Niemann)

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New PCS executive director brings lifetime of experience to position

A conversation about the struggles that folks go through while trying to make ends meet takes 70-year-old Sharon Thornberry back to June 1979. A woman […]

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Obituary: Larry Daubenspeck (1939-2023)

Larry (Clarence Roy) Daubenspeck, 83, died Saturday, July 1, 2023, at Providence Hospital in Medford, after suffering a major cardiac event.   Larry was a native […]

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Philomath High School Hall of Fame accepting nominations

The Philomath High School Hall of Fame Committee invites the community to nominate athletes, coaches or teams for future induction consideration. The deadline to submit […]

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Sight-In Days coming up at Wren shooting range

The Corvallis Elks Lodge No. 1413 plans to host Sight-In Days from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at its gun range in Wren. The […]

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Community Calendar

• Friday, Sept. 22: PHS football vs. Junction City, 7 p.m.
• Saturday, Sept. 23: First Aid/CPR/AED Class at Philomath Fire & Rescue, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Saturday, Sept. 23: PHS Cross-Country at Northwest Classic, 12:20 p.m. (girls), 1 p.m. (boys)
• Sunday, Sept. 24: Philomath Farmers’ Market, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Monday, Sept. 25: Philomath TOPS meeting, 9 a.m.