Sunday, October 29, 2023

Good afternoon. You’re getting a newsletter on Sunday this weekend instead of yesterday to be able to include Saturday’s sports results. In the newsletter today: I have a Three Things column that reports on a group of former Philomath mayors that got together last week, the Philomath Frolic and Rodeo’s next queen and the bee license plate. Also, both PHS cross-country teams will compete at state, the volleyball team’s season ended and football just missed out on the state playoffs (that information released after the story had been published).

Thanks for reading!
Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

Top Stories

Three Things: Philomath’s mayors, rodeo queen and the bees

Chas Jones leads special program focused on mayors; Philomath Frolic and Rodeo royalty in place for 2024; and a new license plate option is about to hit the market

Mayor Chas Jones and four former mayors gathered at Philomath City Hall last week to remember the late Jeannine Gay, who died Sept. 26 at age 92, and took the […]

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Philomath’s girls earn top trophy at OWC cross-country meet

Candanoza wins for the first time, Beckstead finishes 2nd and the Warriors will now prepare for a run at the 4A state title

Philomath sophomore Ana Candanoza had never won a high school varsity race heading into this weekend’s Oregon West Conference Championships. This season alone, she’s had to settle for runner-up honors […]

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More News

Philomath High boys headed back to Eugene

Heading into this season, Philomath High’s boys seemed like a longshot to make it back to the state cross-country meet. The program had lost the […]

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Gallery: PHS cross-country at OWC Championships (Oct. 28, 2023)

A collection of photos from Philomath High’s appearance in the Oregon West Conference cross-country championships at PHS on Saturday

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Warriors fall in volleyball playoffs in Prineville

The Philomath High School volleyball team’s season ended Saturday in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs with a three-set loss at Crook County. […]

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PHS ends regular season with 33-14 football win over Sweet Home

The Philomath High School football team finished its regular season strong Friday night at Clemens Field with a 33-14 victory over Sweet Home to keep […]

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Crash shuts down Main Street for couple hours early Saturday

A pickup crashed into a power pole in the early morning hours Saturday to send a power line down across Main Street, Philomath Fire and […]

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Mount Union Stories: Wilbur F. Eddy (1833-1871)

In this week’s Mount Union Stories, read about Wilbur F. Eddy, who is one of the earliest burials at Mount Union Cemetery and was part […]

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Alyrica, Polk County partner on high-speed internet

Rural residents in Polk County now have access to high-speed internet through a project headed up by Alyrica Networks, the Philomath-based company announced. Polk County […]

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State associations find urgent need for basketball, wrestling officials

The Oregon Athletic Officials Association and the Oregon School Activities Association are recruiting officials for the high school winter sports seasons, the organizations announced. Officials […]

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Simulation to reality: Digit the robot travels to the Pentagon

Advances in robotics produced at Oregon State University led to the creation of robot Digit, who visited the Pentagon in early October. Digit is the […]

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These states have the deadliest highways, local streets, and county roads

There’s a reason why parents talk about looking both ways before crossing the street and driving instructors hammer home the importance of stopping at a […]

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In Case You Missed It …

Ethel Post: A lifetime in Philomath

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 […]

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Community Calendar

• 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.
• Tuesday, Oct. 31: Philomath Rotary Club Meeting, noon
• Tuesday, Oct. 31: Philomath Trunk or Treat, 3-5 p.m.
• Tuesday, Oct. 31: Community Meal, 6 p.m.
Note: The PHS girls soccer team is scheduled to host a playoff game vs. Molalla Tuesday, Oct. 31. The game time and site (PHS or possibly another nearby field) was not finalized in time to be included here.