Friday, October 20, 2023

Good evening. Apologies for not getting the newsletter out this afternoon — my lateness related to a busier-than-usual Thursday and Friday. In the newsletter today: The Philomath Area Chamber of Commerce has a new director in Chelle Krantz. Plus, lot of sports, including coverage of yesterday’s Senior Night games in girls soccer and volleyball. Boys soccer and cross-country also competed away from home.

Thanks for reading!
Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

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Chamber’s new director enjoys community connections

Chelle Krantz on the job in public-facing role for the Philomath Area Chamber of Commerce

The Philomath Area Chamber of Commerce’s new executive director has been on the job for just over six weeks now with local resident Chelle Krantz settling into the position. She […]

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Warriors post Senior Night volleyball win in 4 sets over Stayton

Philomath will now wait to learn its first-round opponent in the Class 4A playoffs

A veteran of Philomath volleyball, senior Madison Juhl knows she needs to talk things up a little more on the court. In the team’s four-set Senior Night victory over Cascade […]

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More News

Seniors lead way in PHS girls soccer win over Sweet Home

Philomath High School posted an 8-0 victory over visiting Sweet Home on Senior Day on Thursday

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Philomath downs Sweet Home in boys soccer, 5-1

The Philomath High boys soccer team notched its fourth win of the season Thursday night with a 5-1 victory at Sweet Home. Warriors junior Silas […]

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Warriors cross-country teams take top honors at Harrisburg

The Philomath High School’s boys and girls cross-country teams both finished atop the final standings Thursday at the fourth annual Harrisburg Gatorade Challenge. The boys […]

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Gallery: PHS volleyball vs. Stayton (Oct. 19, 2023)

A collection of photos from Philomath High School’s four-set volleyball victory over Stayton on Thursday.

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Gallery: PHS girls soccer vs. Sweet Home (Oct. 19, 2023)

A collection of photos from Philomath High School’s 8-0 girls soccer win over Sweet Home on Thursday.

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Oregon students won’t have to show added proficiency in basic skills through 2028 to graduate

Oregon high schoolers will not need to fulfill an essential skills requirement in order to graduate for at least the next five years. The Oregon […]

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Federal regulators approve natural gas pipeline expansion through Oregon, Washington

Despite opposition from Northwest Democratic leaders, federal regulators voted unanimously Thursday to allow more natural gas to flow through Oregon, Idaho, Washington and northern California.  […]

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How gas prices have changed in Oregon in the last week

Gas prices continue to fall nationwide despite concerns that conflict in the Middle East could tip into territory where the U.S. would place stricter sanctions […]

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Philomath in Photos

FRIDAY, OCT. 20, 2023: Philomath, incorporated Oct. 20, 1882, is 141 years old today. (Photo by Eric Niemann)

In Case You Missed It …

Lilly’s Lope for Hope marks its 10th year in Philomath

Ten years following the death of 14-year-old Philomath High freshman Lilly Stagner, the mission of raising awareness about youth suicide and eliminating the stigma of […]

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Warrior Watch: Fall sports playoff chances, cross-country update

Philomath High’s soccer and volleyball teams will play their final regular-season games Thursday and Tuesday and then wait to see how the postseason picture shakes […]

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Community Calendar

• 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.
• Monday, Oct. 23: Philomath TOPS meeting, 9 a.m.
• Monday, Oct. 23: Philomath City Council Meeting, 6 p.m.
• Tuesday, Oct. 24: Philomath Rotary Club Meeting, noon
• Tuesday, Oct. 24: PHS Boys Soccer vs. Stayton, 4:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Oct. 24: Philomath Inclusivity Committee Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Oct. 24: Community Meal, 6 p.m.
• Tuesday, Oct. 24: PHS Girls Soccer at Stayton, 6 p.m.