Sunday, September 24, 2023

Good afternoon. In the newsletter today: Personal time on Saturday got in the way of the newsletter being sent yesterday so your weekend edition is a day later than usual. In this one, I have coverage from Friday night’s Philomath football game against highly-regarded Junction City. Plus, my latest Three Things column covers a colorful mural, playing outside and recognition for the Frolic. And take a read about what the cross-country teams did Saturday down in Eugene.

Thanks for reading!
Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

Top Stories

Three Things: Philomath Elementary’s colorful garden, hopes for outside play and recognition for local rodeo

Local school celebrates colorful addition to its enclosed courtyard; teacher asks for temporary solution for Clemens kids; and Philomath Frolic and Rodeo earns NPRA award

Philomath Elementary’s courtyard received a colorful mural and new garden area. Plus, a teacher’s wish for a temporary solution to getting kids outside to play and the Frolic and Rodeo’s most-recent award.

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Junction City controls 2nd half to rally past Philomath, 20-17

The Warriors had a strong showing in the 1st half with a 17-6 lead at halftime but the visiting Tigers found all of the answers late to remain unbeaten

In the moments following Philomath High’s 20-17 loss to unbeaten Junction City at Clemens Field Friday night, the players could not help but react with frustration. The looks on their […]

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More News

Gallery: PHS football vs. Junction City (Sept. 22, 2023)

A collection of photos from Philomath High’s 20-17 football loss at home to Junction City on Friday.

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Philomath girls continue to dominate cross-country meets

Five meets into the season, the Philomath High School girls cross-country team has found nothing but success with five first-place trophies. The distance, venue and […]

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Advocacy group seeks court order to limit use of solitary confinement

An advocacy group for inmates is seeking a court order to prevent Oregon prisons from holding people in solitary confinement for more than 15 days. […]

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How gas prices have changed in Oregon in the last week

Average gas prices remained more or less stagnant over the last week as they hovered about 20 cents higher than they were a year before. […]

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In Case You Missed It …

Car, grass fire leads to arrest near Philomath

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 […]

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Warriors score 5 times in boys soccer win over Cascade

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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Community Calendar

• Sunday, Sept. 24: Philomath Farmers’ Market, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Monday, Sept. 25: Philomath TOPS meeting, 9 a.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 26: Philomath Rotary Club Meeting, noon
• Tuesday, Sept. 26: PHS Girls Soccer vs. Newport, 4 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 26: Philomath Inclusivity Committee Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 26: Community Meal, 6 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 26: PHS volleyball vs. North Marion, 6 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 26: PHS Boys Soccer at Newport, 6 p.m.
• Wednesday, Sept. 27: Quilts from Caring Hands, 9-11:30 a.m.
• Wednesday, Sept. 27: Storytime at Philomath Community Library, 10:30 a.m.