Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Good afternoon. In the newsletter today: Philomath High’s girls defeated Molalla yesterday to advance in the 4A state soccer playoffs. Also, Rep. David Gomberg talks about the two bills he plans to introduce at next year’s short legislative session. Plus, we received a death notice for Mr. Ray Sytsma Jr.

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Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

Top Stories

Philomath girls move on to 4A soccer quarterfinals

Warriors go on the offensive in the 2nd half to secure 3-1 victory over Molalla

Keeping the pressure on was the name of the game Tuesday afternoon. Philomath pushed hard in the second half and kept the Molalla defense on its heels, eventually producing the […]

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Animal welfare, small-town water infrastructure on Gomberg’s mind

Speaking to local chamber, District 10 representative said he will introduce bills related to those topics at next year’s legislative short session

The Oregon Legislature plans to convene early next year and the Rep. David Gomberg, who represents Philomath as part of his district, said he’s allowed to introduce two bills during […]

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More News

Gallery: PHS girls soccer vs. Molalla (Oct. 31, 2023)

A collection of images from Philomath High’s 3-1 girls soccer win over Molalla in the first round of the 4A playoffs Tuesday.

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Death Notice: Ray Charles Sytsma Jr. (1950-2023)

Ray Charles Sytsma Jr., 73, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023, at his home in Philomath, Oregon. The family is planning a service for summer 2024. […]

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County encouraging residents to get updated COVID-19 shot

The Benton County Health Department is encouraging anyone age 6 months or older to receive an updated COVID-19 vaccine. The newest vaccines were approved by […]

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Earl Blumenauer to retire, dealing blow to Oregon’s seniority in Congress

Earl Blumenauer is calling it quits after 27 years in Congress, clearing the way for new federal representation for east Portland and dealing another blow […]

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Officials tell public newly approved Northwest hydrogen hub will produce jobs, economic benefits

Officials behind a new $1 billion hydrogen hub in the Northwest are now wading into discussions to shape the project. Leaders from the U.S. Department […]

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5 famous people who’ve been banned from casinos

When players enter casinos, they may be game to try out their luck, but casinos are meticulously designed to ensure that they play as long […]

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Philomath in Photos

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1, 2023: City councilors were ready to answer your questions at Trunk or Treat on Oct. 31. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

In Case You Missed It …

Police Log: Stolen silver bars among recent Philomath PD cases

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: 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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Community Calendar

• Wednesday, Nov. 1: Marys River Grange Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
• Friday, Nov. 3: Omelet Dinner at College United Methodist Church, 5-7 p.m.
• Friday, Nov. 3: Country Dance at Marys River Grange Hall, 7-10 p.m.
• Saturday, Nov. 4: Tag Sale at Ashbrook Independent School, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Saturday, Nov. 4: Ladies Guild of Peace Lutheran Church of Philomath Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Saturday, Nov. 4: Philomath Frolic and Rodeo Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
• Saturday, Nov. 4: PHS Cross-Country at Class 4A State Championships, 11:45 a.m.
• Saturday, Nov. 4: PHS Girls Soccer at Hidden Valley, 7 p.m.
• Sunday, Nov. 5: Philomath Frolic and Rodeo Holiday Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.