Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Happy Halloween. In the newsletter today: We have the latest public safety news with the Police Log and Fire Calls; a death notice for Jim High; and guest commentary from Rich Saalsaa on everything you need to know about burning.

Thanks for reading!
Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

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Police Log: Stolen silver bars among recent Philomath PD cases

A rundown of recent responses submitted to the media by the Philomath Police Department and Benton County Sheriff’s Office and a rundown of in-state traffic fatalities as reported by Oregon State Police.

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 state as reported by Oregon State Police.

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Fire Calls: Fire on top of ridge southwest of Philomath among recent responses

Editor’s note: This log is based on information submitted to the media by Philomath Fire & Rescue: FRIDAY, OCT. 20 • No calls of public […]

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Death Notice: James “Jim” Edwin High (1949-2023)

James “Jim” Edwin High, 74, of Philomath, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2023. McHenry Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Share thoughts and memories on the Tribute […]

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Guest Commentary: ’Tis the season to be burning

There has been an uptick in the number of complaints during the last week due to the change in season regarding open burning and with […]

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Oregon Secretary of State report urges state to act on domestic violence problem

Oregon lacks a coordinated approach to combat domestic violence, which has killed more than 500 Oregonians in an 11-year period, an Oregon Secretary of State […]

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These are the scariest haunted roads in the U.S.

Who doesn’t enjoy cruising down a gorgeous wooded two-lane road with dips and twists? But what if there was more to those forests than deer […]

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Philomath in Photos

TUESDAY, OCT. 31, 2023: Happy Halloween on Maplewood Court. (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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Three Things: Philomath’s mayors, rodeo queen and the bees

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 […]

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

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 […]

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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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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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Community Calendar

• Tuesday, Oct. 31: Philomath Trunk or Treat, 3-5 p.m.
• Tuesday, Oct. 31: PHS Girls Soccer vs. Molalla, 3:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Oct. 31: Community Meal, 6 p.m.
• Wednesday, Nov. 1: Philomath Area Chamber of Commerce Greeters, 8:30 a.m.
• Wednesday, Nov. 1: Quilts from Caring Hands, 9-11:30 a.m.
• Wednesday, Nov. 1: Storytime at Philomath Community Library, 10:30 a.m.
• Wednesday, Nov. 1: Dementia Warriors Support Group Meeting, 2:30-4 p.m.
• Wednesday, Nov. 1: Marys River Grange Meeting, 6:30 p.m.