Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Good afternoon. In the newsletter today: The Philomath Open Studios tour that showcases our local artists will run over the next two weekends and we have a feature by Kyle Odegard. Also, the PHS girls soccer team won a huge game over North Marion and we have coverage, including an Andy Cripe photo gallery. The volleyball and boys soccer teams were also in action.

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Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

Top Stories

Annual art tour all about making connections

Philomath Open Studios runs on the weekends of Oct. 21-22 and Oct. 28-29

For artists on the Philomath Open Studios Tour, talking about their work and making connections is just as important as selling art during the event. “A lot of people are […]

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Philomath girls overpower North Marion in soccer clash

Grimmer scores 4 goals, defense and goalkeeper shine in 6-2 win that forces tie atop Oregon West standings

Philomath scored 45 seconds into the game, senior Kamilla Grimmer had a four-goal performance and the team’s defense stifled a North Marion squad capable of lighting up the scoreboard in […]

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More News

Gallery: PHS girls soccer vs. North Marion (Oct. 17, 2023)

A collection of photos from Philomath High’s 6-2 girls soccer win over North Marion on Tuesday.

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Philomath takes sweet volleyball victory on the road

Philomath High School’s volleyball team secured a key road victory in the Oregon West Tuesday night with a four-set victory over Sweet Home that included […]

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North Marion able to hold off Philomath in boys soccer, 3-1

Down 2-1 as the midway point of the second half approached Tuesday at North Marion, Philomath High’s boys soccer team couldn’t do much to stop […]

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Oregon ramps up PFAS testing in a regulatory vacuum

During the next two years, health officials will test 127 drinking water systems in Oregon for 29 different “forever chemicals” and lithium under new guidelines […]

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With Oregon tolls in limbo, Chavez-DeRemer pushes Buttigieg to block tolling proposal

While Oregonians are safe from paying tolls for the next two years because of a state executive order, one member of the state’s congressional delegation […]

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Lemons, coffee, and other groceries that rose in price in the West last month

After more than a year of historical inflation, grocery prices are staying relatively steady. Prices fell in March and April for the first time since […]

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Philomath in Photos

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18, 2023: Streetscapes work at Applegate and Eighth streets. (Photo by Eric Niemann)

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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 […]

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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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Community Calendar

• 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.
• Friday, Oct. 20: Preschool Science at Philomath Community Library, 10:30 a.m.
• Friday, Oct. 20: PHS Football at Klamath Union, 7 p.m.
• Saturday, Oct. 21: First Aid/CPR/AED Class at Philomath Fire & Rescue, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Saturday, Oct. 21: Lilly’s Lope for Hope, 9 a.m. (5K begins at 10 a.m.)
• Saturday, Oct. 21: Philomath Open Studios Art Tour and Sale, noon-5 p.m.
• Sunday, Oct. 22: Philomath Open Studios Art Tour and Sale, noon-5 p.m.
• Sunday, Oct. 22: Philomath Farmers’ Market, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.