Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Good afternoon. In the newsletter today: The Philomath School Board’s look at enrollment figures continued during its most recent meeting with several different angles discussed from capacity to revenue to transfers. Plus, an in-town cougar sighting and a significant fraud crime highlight the Police Log and firefighters had a very busy Sept. 21.

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Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

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Climbing student numbers spark board discussion

Building capacities, enrollment projections, state funding, transfer students among the topics of conversation at Sept. 21 meeting

A high student capacity percentage at Philomath Elementary, unknowns involving definitive revenue allocations from the state and the mention of having a committee look into a future backup plan for […]

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Police Log: Cougar sighting in Philomath, fraud involving $54,000 among recent calls

A rundown of recent responses from the Philomath Police Department and Benton County Sheriff’s Office along with a list of highway fatalities from around the […]

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Fire Calls: Firefighters sent to three separate fires Sept. 21

A rundown of recent Philomath Fire & Rescue fire and medical calls include three separate fires on Sept. 21.

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PYAC’s Getaway Giveaway Raffle tickets available

The Philomath Youth Activities Club’s annual “Getaway Giveaway Raffle” tickets are available with the grand prize being a one-week vacation to a resort in Nuevo […]

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Lawmakers return to Salem for meetings on homelessness, addiction and more

State lawmakers will descend on Salem this week for the first time since June for dozens of meetings that will preview some of the most […]

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Electric vehicle sales up in Oregon thanks to incentives, report says

More Oregonians than ever are buying electric cars and the state is poised to see a major influx, in part because of friendly state and […]

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The best city in each state to start a business

Starting a new business can be an exhilarating yet daunting journey. Inherent to each new business venture lies the challenge of navigating opportunity and risk, […]

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Philomath in Photos

TUESDAY, SEPT. 26, 2023: “Jack” makes his way down the beanstalk with golden eggs at Philomath library. (Photo by Eric Niemann)

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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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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Community Calendar

• 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.
• Thursday, Sept. 28: PHS Boys Soccer vs. North Marion, 4 p.m.
• Thursday, Sept. 28: PHS Girls Soccer at North Marion, 4 p.m.
• Thursday, Sept. 28: PHS volleyball vs. Sweet Home, 6 p.m.
• Thursday, Sept. 28: PHS Football at Stayton, 7 p.m.