Saturday, November 4, 2023

Good morning. I’m covering the state cross-country meet in Eugene today so you’re getting the newsletter earlier than usual. Be sure to check PhilomathNews.com for news on the cross-country teams and girls soccer late tonight or tomorrow morning. In the newsletter today: ODOT answered a question about what’s going on with the timing of stoplights on Main Street in the streetscapes zone and Patrick Lumber announced plans for a new sawmill — those are two of the three items in my Three Things column. Also, if you want your child to play PYAC basketball, a registration deadline is coming up.

Thanks for reading!
Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

Top Stories

Three Things: Philomath stoplights, new sawmill and animal collisions

ODOT provides clarity on what’s going on with construction zone traffic signals; Patrick Lumber announces big news; and it’s the time of the year when drivers need to pay extra attention

The Philomath streetscapes project — which promises to bring a new and improved look to our downtown — has come with typical nuisances that we have to put up with […]

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PYAC registering now for basketball until Nov. 14

The Philomath Youth Activities Club is accepting registrations for the upcoming basketball season for students in grades 1 through 6. The deadline to secure a […]

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Legislature’s addiction committee meets on Monday 

Oregon lawmakers will hear from law enforcement officials on Monday about the drug addiction crisis, as the Legislature’s new committee meets for the second time.  […]

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Former Oregon congressional candidate Alek Skarlatos sets sights on state House

After two failed runs for Congress, former Army National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos is running for the state House from southern Oregon.  Skarlatos, a Republican, filed […]

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States with the highest concentration of restaurants

One of the best ways to get to know the spirit of a place is through its food. Whether it’s beignets in New Orleans or […]

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Philomath in Photos

SATURDAY, NOV. 4, 2023: The beauty of fall along Applegate Street near the Old Reservoir Park trail. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

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Philomath schools above state averages in most areas

Philomath students outperformed statewide averages in several categories, according to data reported last week through the Oregon Department of Education’s annual “At-A-Glance” district and school […]

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Frolic’s Craft Fair, Peace Lutheran’s Holiday Bazaar set for this weekend

The Philomath Frolic and Rodeo’s Holiday Craft Fair will be staged over two days this weekend while the Peace Lutheran Church’s Ladies Guild Holiday Bazaar […]

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Death Notice: Wendy Susan Steuck (1948-2023)

Wendy Susan Steuck, 75, of Philomath, died Oct. 27, 2023 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis. McHenry Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Share […]

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Emergency response program focus of Nov. 6 event

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office will host an emergency preparedness and introduction to the CERT program during a special Philomath event to run from 6:30-8 […]

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Mount Union Stories: Ada Park Gray (1891-1921)

In this week’s Mount Union Stories, read the obituary for 29-year-old Ada Gray, a lifelong Philomath resident who died in 1921 from “sleeping sickness.”

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Community Calendar

• 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.
• Monday, Nov. 6: Philomath TOPS meeting, 9 a.m.
• Monday, Nov. 6: BCSO Emergency Preparednesss 101 and Benton County CERT Intro, 6:30-8 p.m.
• Tuesday, Nov. 7: Benton County Board of Commissioners Meeting, 9 a.m.
• Tuesday, Nov. 7: Philomath Rotary Club Meeting, noon
• Tuesday, Nov. 7: Crafternoon at Philomath Community Library, 3:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Nov. 7: Community Meal, 6 p.m.
• Tuesday, Nov. 7: Virtual Philomath Evening Book Club, 6:30 p.m.