Friday, October 13, 2023

Good afternoon. In the newsletter today: The Philomath City Council had another talk about how to use the city’s free ARPA money based on new and higher cost estimates on a few projects. Also, the Philomath boys soccer team had its second go-round with Newport Thursday afternoon; the girls soccer and volleyball teams were also in action.

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Philomath City Council updates ARPA funding strategy

Higher cost estimates on streetlights, playground surface lead to renewed discussion and revised decisions

A topic often revisited in recent months at Philomath City Council meetings has been how to spend just over $160,000 that remains out of money given to the city through […]

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Newport perseveres boys soccer scare in Philomath

Warriors play first-place Cubs to scoreless tie in 1st half but the visitors find momentum early in 2nd half on a PK goal

Philomath High’s overall record in boys soccer stands at just 3-7 and the team’s chances to qualify for a play-in game might be fading. But after another hard-fought performance Thursday […]

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Gallery: PHS boys soccer vs. Newport (Oct. 12, 2023)

A collection of photos from Philomath High’s 3-1 boys soccer loss to visiting Newport on Thursday.

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Warriors roll to 2nd straight sweep on trip to North Marion

The Philomath High School volleyball team came at North Marion from all angles Thursday night with players up and down the roster seeing time on […]

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Philomath defeats Newport to set up girls soccer showdown with North Marion

Philomath and North Marion both posted girls soccer victories Thursday to set up a match next week that will likely determine the Oregon West Conference’s […]

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Barlow, Garcia, Sampson earn on UO’s dean’s list

Three students from the Philomath area were among the 4,162 included on the University of Oregon’s dean’s list for the 2023 spring term. The dean’s […]

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Advocacy group calls for closing  Coffee Creek, overhauling Oregon Department of Corrections

An advocacy group called on state leaders to close Oregon’s only women’s prison and completely overhaul the corrections system after a state-ordered report found harsh […]

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As consumers flock to organic foods, lawmakers urge more federal grants for farmers

WASHINGTON — U.S. lawmakers are pushing a bill that would boost support for organic farmers amid rising demand for their products. U.S. Sens. Tammy Baldwin […]

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25 reportedly haunted places across America

If you already believe in ghosts, you might be apt to see them anywhere you look—or blame the unexplained on something of a supernatural sort […]

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Philomath in Photos

FRIDAY, OCT. 13, 2023: Bone-chilling bike ride on Friday the 13th on Main Street. (Photo by Eric Niemann)

In Case You Missed It …

Marys River Grange’s Harvest Fest set for Saturday

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 […]

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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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Community Calendar

• 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)
• Sunday, Oct. 15: Philomath Farmers’ Market, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Monday, Oct. 16: Philomath TOPS meeting, 9 a.m.
• Monday, Oct. 16: Kings Valley Charter School Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m.