Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Good afternoon. In the newsletter today: I caught up with former Warriors basketball star Sage Kramer while her California team played at Western Oregon late last week and wrote a feature, which is accompanied by an Andy Cripe photo gallery. Also, this week’s Warrior Watch reveals the all-conference team in boys soccer and takes a look ahead at winter sports schedules.

Thanks for reading!
Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

Top Stories

Former PHS hoops standout Sage Kramer excelling on collegiate court

Kramer, who has worked into a starter’s role with her California team, plays in front of family and friends on road trip to Oregon

MONMOUTH — The venue may have been bigger and the game played much faster but Sage Kramer’s appearance with the Westmont College women’s basketball team last weekend during a two-game […]

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More News

Gallery: Westmont’s Sage Kramer (Nov. 10, 2023)

A collection of photos of former Philomath High standout Sage Kramer during an appearance with Westmont College in a Nov. 10 game at Western Oregon.

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Warrior Watch: All-league boys soccer, winter sports

Philomath High School’s Silas Pittman earned a spot on the all-Oregon West Conference first team and two teammates received recognition as well on the second […]

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Philomath School Board to tackle busy agenda Thursday

A review of the Oregon Department of Education’s annual state report cards, discussion of the road project that will connect 16th and Cedar Streets and […]

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Oregon’s first large-scale solar park and farm hinges on 50-year-old land use laws

John Langdon and his brother have experimented with all kinds of crops and techniques on their multigenerational farm in Harrisburg in the Willamette Valley. Nothing […]

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Conservationists ask governor to preserve more of Western state forests as landmark plan stalls

As officials at state and federal agencies attempt to wrap up the landmark Western Oregon State Forests Habitat Conservation Plan, stakeholders are issuing new demands […]

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Temporary bridge opens for reconstruction of Van Buren Bridge

To allow for reconstruction of the Van Buren Bridge, the Oregon Department of Transportation is shifting eastbound traffic to a temporary bridge on Nov. 15. […]

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Where people in Corvallis are looking to buy homes

Home prices are largely starting to normalize across the country, but remain high even as the number of homes for sale continues to decline. Record-high mortgage rates […]

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Philomath in Photos

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15, 2023: Turkeys cross a sidewalk along North 10th Street. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

In Case You Missed It …

Housing, golf carts, pedestrians, turf and trees on minds of councilors

Establishing a new housing committee, considering the possibility of driving golf carts around town, studying pedestrian connectivity, setting synthetic turf standards and coming up with […]

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Police Log: West Hills crash, hunter trespass, Wren Community Hall break-in on call list

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: Overdose death, other responses for local department

Editor’s note: This log is based on information submitted to the media by Philomath Fire & Rescue: FRIDAY, NOV. 3 • No calls of public […]

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Obituary: Randy Alan Rayburn (1956-2023)

Randy Alan Rayburn (Dec. 2, 1956-Nov. 12, 2023) was born in Eureka, California, to Dwain and Darlene Rayburn and shortly after moved to Philomath. Randy […]

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Square Dance Basics event coming to Summit Grange

The Summit Grange will be the site of “Square Dance Basics” from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, organizers announced. The special event is for dancers […]

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Community Calendar

• Thursday, Nov. 16: Philomath Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
• Thursday, Nov. 16: Philomath School Board Meeting, 7 p.m.
• Friday, Nov. 17: Square Dance Basics at Summit Grange, 7-9 p.m.
• Saturday, Nov. 18: First Aid/CPR/AED Class at Philomath Fire & Rescue, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Saturday, Nov. 18: Mount Union Cemetery Association Annual Meeting, 1 p.m.