Saturday, October 14, 2023

Good afternoon. In the newsletter today: Philomath High’s football team, playing a different style of offense in response to roster challenges, lost to Marist Catholic Friday night but remains in contention for a play-in game. Plus, I have my Three Things column for the week with segments on Indigenous Peoples Day, Trunk or Treat and ODOT road maintenance. Also, read this week’s Mount Union Stories please — it took me a long time to type it in (it has to do with a train crash in 1895 that killed a man who grew up in Philomath).

Thanks for reading!
Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

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Three Things: Indigenous Peoples Day, Trunk or Treat and ODOT roads

OSU assistant professor shares in program at City Hall; annual Halloween event makes venue change; and state representative offers insight on the future of state highways

In recognition of Oct. 9 as Indigenous Peoples Day, the city of Philomath advanced beyond the act of approving a resolution and offered citizens a special program featuring an Oregon […]

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Marist’s football firepower too much for Warriors

Philomath falls 43-6 on the road and has 2 games remaining to right the ship in drive toward a play-in game

EUGENE — Working out of shotgun formation on Marist Catholic’s second possession, junior Nick Hudson appeared to have senior receiver Brady Bidwell in mind on a pass play over the […]

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Gallery: PHS football at Marist Catholic (Oct. 13, 2023)

A collection of photos from Philomath High’s 43-6 loss in Eugene to Marist Catholic on Friday.

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Mount Union Stories: Joel B. Wilcox (1869-1895)

In this week’s Mount Union Stories, read the very detailed account of a train crash that took the life of two men, including Joel Wilcox, […]

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Oregon lawmakers prep to tackle drug addiction in 2024 session 

Oregon lawmakers want to look at the state’s drug addiction crisis – and seek solutions – from all angles before the next legislative session starts […]

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Oregon’s Ellen Rosenblum, other Democratic attorneys general urge Supreme Court to preserve abortion pill access

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and a coalition of other Democratic attorneys general on Friday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to preserve access to abortion […]

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States with the most registered hunters

Hunting is one of the oldest forms of human activity. Over the centuries, hunting has largely evolved from necessity to sport—although many hunters in the […]

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Philomath in Photos

SATURDAY, OCT. 14, 2023: Arbor sits among the trees at the Philomath Scout Lodge. (Photo by Eric Niemann)

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Philomath City Council updates ARPA funding strategy

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 […]

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Newport perseveres boys soccer scare in Philomath

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 […]

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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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Community Calendar

• 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.
• Tuesday, Oct. 17: Benton County Board of Commissioners Meeting, 9 a.m.
• Tuesday, Oct. 17: Philomath Rotary Club Meeting, noon
• Tuesday, Oct. 17: PHS Girls Soccer vs. North Marion, 3:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Oct. 17: LEGO Day at the Library, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Oct. 17: PHS Boys Soccer at North Marion, 4 p.m.
• Tuesday, Oct. 17: Community Meal, 6 p.m.
• Tuesday, Oct. 17: PHS Volleyball at Sweet Home, 6 p.m.