Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Good afternoon. In the newsletter today: Catch up on the latest out of the Police Log and Fire Calls — both reporting on a situation with utility lines that went down Oct. 8 because of a hit-and-run incident. Plus, the cross-country teams had another solid performance in their most-recent meet and the volleyball team won a couple of matches in a tournament at Bend.

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Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

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Police Log: Hit-and-run involving vehicle that took down utility wires among list of 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 state as reported by Oregon State Police.

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Fire Calls: Recent rundown of responses includes lines down on South 19th

A rundown of recent Philomath Fire & Rescue fire and medical calls include lines down on South 19th Street on a Sunday afternoon.

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PHS conquers Cottage Grove cross-country course

Junior Adele Beckstead and sophomore Ana Candanoza finished 1-2 and Philomath placed five runners among the top 10 to post a girls cross-country team victory […]

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PHS volleyball team wins 2 of 3 in bracket play at tournament

The Philomath High School volleyball team won two of three matches in bracket play Saturday at the Bend Clearwater Classic. Philomath will take records of […]

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Philomath School Board plans to meet Thursday evening

A vote on a communicable disease management plan, Budget Committee appointments, early literacy and social emotional learning are all topics that will go before the […]

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County’s Developmental Diversity Program plans open house

The Benton County Developmental Diversity Program invites the community to an open house from 4-6 p.m. Friday at the Benton County Sunset Building. The program […]

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Wildflower in Oregon and southwest Washington removed from federal protection

A Northwest wildflower that was classified 30 years ago as threatened under the Endangered Species Act no longer needs that protection. The U.S. Fish and […]

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Clear-cutting forests near watersheds could threaten drinking water supplies, conservationists warn

By August, residents of coastal Newport were put on mandatory water curtailment due to low stream flows. That same month, the city of Yamhill, 30 […]

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The number of registered hunters in Oregon

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

TUESDAY, OCT. 17, 2023: Fall colors line the railroad tracks in Philomath. (Photo by Eric Niemann)

In Case You Missed It …

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

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 […]

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Marist’s football firepower too much for Warriors

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 […]

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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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Community Calendar

• 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.
• Wednesday, Oct. 18: Quilts from Caring Hands, 9-11:30 a.m.
• Wednesday, Oct. 18: Storytime at Philomath Community Library, 10:30 a.m.
• Wednesday, Oct. 18: Wednesday Noon Book Club at the Library, noon
• Wednesday, Oct. 18: Dementia Warriors Support Group Meeting, 2:30-4 p.m.
• Thursday, Oct. 19: Philomath Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
• Thursday, Oct. 19: PHS Girls Soccer vs. Sweet Home, 4 p.m.
• Thursday, Oct. 19: PHS Boys Soccer at Sweet Home, 6 p.m.