Friday, October 27, 2023

Good afternoon. In the newsletter today: I sat down with Ethel (Quetschke) Post yesterday morning on her 100th birthday and we had a nice chat about her early years in the Philomath vicinity. The feature story I put together includes some fun references that old-timers here in the area might remember. Plus, Summit Grange is hosting a Halloween party Saturday night.

Thanks for reading!
Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

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Ethel Post: A lifetime in Philomath

A Quetschke girl who grew up on the family farm on Woods Creek Road, Ethel revisits early life on her 100th birthday

A century ago on the family property out on Woods Creek Road a few miles west of Philomath, William and Estella Quetschke celebrated the arrival of their first child. The […]

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Halloween party fundraiser Saturday at Summit Grange

The Summit Grange will host its annual Halloween party Saturday night with DTW set to take the stage. The event will run from 8-11 p.m. […]

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City of Philomath announces curbside leaf pickup dates

Republic Services will provide curbside pickup of loose leaves in Philomath every other week on five dates from Nov. 2 until Dec. 21, the city […]

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Fill Your Pantry event coming Nov. 5 to fairgrounds

Ten Rivers Food Web, a nonprofit organization that serves residents in Benton, Linn and Lincoln counties, will host its one-day farmers’ market known as Fill […]

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Earth thundering toward planet unfit for humans, report finds

The Earth is barreling toward “uncharted climate territory” and on track to become uninhabitable for between three and six billion people by the end of […]

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Oregon financial regulators crack down on precious metals fraud

Oregon financial regulators have reached a settlement with a precious metals dealer that allegedly targeted hundreds of elderly people in 30 states who sunk millions […]

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Cities with the fastest-growing home prices in the Corvallis metro area

The real estate frenzy spurred by the coronavirus pandemic continues, though at a slower pace. Buyers are still competing for a limited supply of housing, […]

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Philomath in Photos

FRIDAY, OCT. 27, 2023: Fishing for Halloween on the corner of Applegate and Vincent. (Photo by Eric Niemann)

In Case You Missed It …

Trunk-or-Treaters get ready to descend on downtown Philomath

The downtown area may seem congested with the ongoing streetscapes project but it won’t stop the Philomath Area Chamber of Commerce from spotlighting its businesses […]

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Warrior Watch: All-OWC volleyball, state playoffs and cross-country

The Oregon West’s all-conference volleyball team released Wednesday features the rare instance of two sisters making the first team — and yes, they’re from Philomath. […]

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Mushroom Day at Beazell coming Nov. 5

A program that provides an introductory exploration of Pacific Northwest mushrooms is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 5, at Beazell Memorial Forest, organizers announced. The program, […]

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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.
• Saturday, Oct. 28: Halloween Party with DTW at Summit Grange, 8-11 p.m.
• Sunday, Oct. 29: Philomath Open Studios Art Tour and Sale, noon-5 p.m.
• Monday, Oct. 30: Philomath TOPS meeting, 9 a.m.
• Monday, Oct. 30: Philomath City Council Special Meeting, 6 p.m.