Saturday, October 21, 2023

Good afternoon. In the newsletter today: Makayla Lillie, a 15-year-old PHS student from Alpine, earned an impressive victory earlier this month at the Statewide 4-H Ranch Horse Competition and is the featured news item in my Three Things column this week. Also, the Warriors took a victory on the road last night in Klamath Falls.

Thanks for reading!
Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

Top Stories

Three Things: Ranch horse winner, Christmas singing and fun with broadband

Makayla Lillie, 15, takes 1st in statewide competition; Yvonne McMillan planning holiday activity; and Alyrica registering folks for upcoming event

Living in a rural section of the county out in the Alpine vicinity, 15-year-old Makayla Lillie had to chuckle when asked if she lived on a ranch. “Well, sort of,” […]

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Warriors post 30-8 football victory at Klamath Union

Nuno, Muir each score two TDs in nonconference game 221 miles from home

Sophomore CD Nuno scored two touchdowns in the first half and senior Kaden Muir had two touchdowns in the second half to lead the Philomath High School football team to […]

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More News

City Council to take first look at law firm candidates

The Philomath City Council will meet for a second time this month at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23 at City Hall. Councilors will take a […]

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Mount Union Stories: Ovilla Ann Backus (1854-1927)

In this week’s Mount Union Stories, read the obituary for Ovilla Ann Backus, whose ancestry dated back to pioneer days in Philadelphia, came to Oregon […]

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Legislative committee dismisses complaints by Republican state senators over walkout

Senate President Rob Wagner didn’t create a hostile work environment or retaliate against two Republican senators by refusing to excuse their absences during a walkout […]

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Big federal dollars for small state projects aim to get more cars off the roads

A 60-mile pedestrian and cycling trail in Arkansas, an electric street sweeper in Oregon and truck parking facilities in Florida don’t appear to have much […]

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States with the most job openings in August

Job openings across the U.S. grew by nearly 8% in August, the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows. At the end of the month, […]

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Philomath in Photos

SATURDAY, OCT. 21, 2023: The playground at Triangle Park on College Street. (Photo by Eric Niemann)

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Chamber’s new director enjoys community connections

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 […]

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Warriors post Senior Night volleyball win in 4 sets over Stayton

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 […]

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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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Community Calendar

• 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.