Thursday, October 12, 2023

Good afternoon. In the newsletter today: The Harvest Fest, an annual fall event put on by Marys River Grange, will go from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Last year, I took my 5-year-old, bought him a handmade Christmas ornament and went next door for fun in the GreenGable Farm’s corn maze. Also in this edition, we have an obituary for Jeannine Gay, longtime resident, former mayor and former city councilor (and she held many other positions). From this news reporter’s perspective, Jeannine was a pleasure to cover in meetings — you always knew where she stood on the issues.

Thanks for reading!
Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

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Marys River Grange’s Harvest Fest set for Saturday

Annual event, which brings in a variety of arts and crafts vendors and offers various activities, will raise money for organization’s junior room remodel

Folks peddling their handmade products, freshly-pressed apple cider and kids running around on the grass playing games might seem like the type of community-centered activity experienced a couple of generations […]

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Obituary: Jeannine Ann Gay (1931-2023)

Jeannine Ann Gay, 92, resident of Philomath, Oregon, passed away on Sept. 26, 2023, at the Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House in Albany, Oregon. Our beloved […]

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House Speaker Dan Rayfield announces run for attorney general

After almost two years at the helm of the state House, Speaker Dan Rayfield is running for attorney general. The Corvallis Democrat announced his candidacy […]

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Kotek appoints longtime deputy at Oregon Department of Agriculture to lead agency

Gov. Tina Kotek is bringing a former deputy director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture back to the agency to lead it. Lisa Charpilloz Hanson […]

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How to view the annular eclipse

Back in late 2017, when the world was abuzz over the total solar eclipse, viewers experienced a few moments in the middle of the day where […]

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10 most commonly stolen car models in every state

Vehicle thefts are on the rise, and some models might be more vulnerable to being stolen. More than 1 million vehicles were stolen in 2022—a […]

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Philomath in Photos

THURSDAY, OCT. 12, 2023: Freshly paved sidewalk along Main Street. (Photo by Eric Niemann)

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Philomath Family Medicine celebrates its new location

In a fitting move during an open house celebration Tuesday afternoon at Philomath Family Medicine’s new location on the west edge of town, Dr. Lorri […]

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Warriors survive 1st set, go on to sweep Newport

In danger of losing the opening set Tuesday night against Newport, the Philomath High School volleyball team found a way to battle back and set […]

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Philomath strikes fast in 2nd half en route to 5-0 girls soccer win

The Philomath High girls soccer team worked through challenging weather conditions Tuesday and put away visiting Cascade, 5-0, to keep pace with first-place North Marion […]

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Summit Grange to unveil new farm-to-table dinner event Oct. 22

Local chefs, farmers and growers are coming together Sunday, Oct. 22 in Summit for the inaugural “Summit Harvest Party: A Farm-to-Table Dinner Delight,” organizers announced. […]

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PHS boys soccer team evens its Oregon West record

Philomath High School’s boys soccer team evened its record at 3-3 in the Oregon West Conference Tuesday with a 4-0 road victory over Cascade. Sophomore […]

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Community Calendar

• Thursday, Oct. 12: PHS Boys Soccer vs. Newport, 4 p.m.
• Thursday, Oct. 12: PHS Volleyball at North Marion, 6 p.m.
• Thursday, Oct. 12: PHS Girls Soccer at Newport, 6 p.m.
• Friday, Oct. 13: PHS Football at Marist Catholic, 7 p.m.
• Saturday, Oct. 14: PHS Volleyball at Bend Clearwater Classic, 8 a.m.
• Saturday, Oct. 14: Mount Union Cemetery Work Party, 9 a.m.-noon
• Saturday, Oct. 14: Marys Peak Cleanup, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
• Saturday, Oct. 14: Harvest Fest at Marys River Grange, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Saturday, Oct. 14: Benton County Genealogical Society Program with George Davidson, 11 a.m.
• Saturday, Oct. 14: PHS Cross-Country at CG Bramble Scramble, 1:15 p.m. (varsity)