Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Good afternoon. In the newsletter today: We have coverage of this past weekend’s Lilly’s Lope for Hope, including a photo gallery. Plus, the latest reports in the Police Log and Fire Calls. And we have a death notice for Betty Vaughn.

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Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

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Runners, organizations come together for good cause

Lilly’s Lope for Hope sees good participation with its 5K fundraiser and the Community Resource Fair

On a pleasant Saturday morning in Philomath City Park this past weekend, local resident Alex Brooks paused for a few moments after finishing the Lilly’s Lope for Hope — the […]

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Gallery: Lilly’s Lope for Hope (Oct. 21, 2023)

A collection of photos from the 10th annual Lilly’s Lope for Hope at Philomath City Park on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023.

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Police Log: Incidents include stolen car on Marys Peak Road and drone, K9 search of man found in Wren Cemetery

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: Responses include couple of fires with no permit

A rundown of recent Philomath Fire & Rescue fire and medical calls include a handful of fires over the period of Oct. 13-19.

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Death Notice: Betty Maurine Vaughn (1946-2023)

Betty Maurine Vaughn, 93, of Philomath, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2023 at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice. McHenry Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Share thoughts and memories […]

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Permits required for backyard burning

Philomath Fire and Rescue reminds the public that permits are currently required for all burning, which includes all recreational and backyard burning. In addition, daily […]

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Kings Valley, Philomath school boards to meet tonight

The Kings Valley Charter School Board and the Philomath School Board plan to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at KVCS for a joint work session. […]

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Northwest sinks millions into derelict vessel removal on region’s waterways

Powerful mechanical shears that resemble a giant lobster claw are tearing into a doomed commercial fishing ship this week as the state of Oregon launches […]

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White House names Oregon as tech hub for semiconductors, mass timber

Oregon could receive tens of millions of dollars from the federal government for semiconductors and mass timber after the Biden administration announced Monday that the […]

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Counties with the most bridges in Oregon

Bridges can be exciting pieces of infrastructure that connect otherwise distant places. New York City’s Manhattan Island is connected to the rest of the country […]

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Philomath in Photos

TUESDAY, OCT. 24, 2023: Fall leaves at Marys River Park and Natural Area. (Photo by Eric Niemann)

In Case You Missed It …

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

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 […]

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Warriors post 30-8 football victory at Klamath Union

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 […]

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Community Calendar

• 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.
• Tuesday, Oct. 24: Kings Valley Charter School Board-Philomath School Board Joint Meeting, 6 p.m.
• Wednesday, Oct. 25: Quilts from Caring Hands, 9-11:30 a.m.
• Wednesday, Oct. 25: Storytime at Philomath Community Library, 10:30 a.m.
• Friday, Oct. 27: PHS Football vs. Sweet Home, 7 p.m.
• Saturday, Oct. 28: PHS Cross-Country at Oregon West Conference Championships, 11:15 a.m.
• Saturday, Oct. 28: Philomath Open Studios Art Tour and Sale, noon-5 p.m.