Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Good afternoon. In the newsletter today: Philomath city councilors finalized where this year’s contributions will go for social services and other types of funding. Also, the boys soccer team pushed conference champion Stayton to the limit and the girls rolled to another mercy rule win with the state playoffs to begin next week. Plus, Philomath High’s ASB students asked me to help them spread the word about a Veterans Day event coming up Nov. 9 (RSVP if you’re interested) so give that a read for the details.

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Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

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Council OKs $50K-plus in funding to various organizations

Decisions occurred during Monday’s meeting and included social service funding, utility assistance and transient lodging tax allocations

The Philomath City Council approved the distribution of a combined $51,452 in social services funding, utility assistance and transient lodging allocations to 11 organizations during its meeting Monday night. “I’m […]

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PHS boys soccer team comes up just short against conference champions

Stayton scores in 11th minute and then hangs on for life against determined Warriors group in regular-season finale

Facing the Oregon West Conference champion and one of the teams expected to make a run for the Class 4A state title, the Philomath High School boys soccer team certainly […]

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Gallery: PHS boys soccer vs. Stayton (Oct. 24, 2023)

A collection of photos from Philomath High’s 1-0 boys soccer loss to Stayton on Tuesday.

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Philomath girls head into playoffs as No. 5 seed

The Philomath High School girls soccer team ended the regular season with an 8-0 mercy-rule victory at Stayton Tuesday and will now prepare for the […]

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Veterans, community invited to PHS program on Nov. 9

Philomath High School will host a Veterans Day event Thursday, Nov. 9 and invites veterans and the community to attend. The special assembly is scheduled […]

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Oregon has spent millions on child care but some areas have not benefited

Jess Sollaccio never expected it would be so difficult to find child care. A tech worker living near Astoria on Oregon’s coast, Jess was making […]

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Kotek appoints Portland law enforcement veteran to helm state corrections agency 

Mike Reese, a former Multnomah County sheriff, will be the next director of the Oregon Department of Corrections, Gov. Tina Kotek announced on Tuesday. Kotek […]

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States where you are most likely to hit an animal

Your odds of being killed by an animal in the U.S. are incredibly low. An academic analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data […]

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Philomath in Photos

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 25, 2023: The new flagpole lit up at Philomath City Park. (Photo by Eric Niemann)

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Runners, organizations come together for good cause

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 […]

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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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Community Calendar

• 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.
• Saturday, Oct. 28: PHS Volleyball at Crook County, 5:30 p.m.
• Sunday, Oct. 29: Philomath Open Studios Art Tour and Sale, noon-5 p.m.