Thursday, November 16, 2023

Good evening. In the newsletter today: Yesterday, I sat down with Scott Ramsey, the man who has been heavily involved in saving the old College of Philomath building, getting it on the national register and repurposing it into a senior center and other uses. This road began 20 years ago and it’s now beginning to pick up momentum.

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Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

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Twenty years later, vision for College of Philomath building remains intact

Nonprofit organization’s Scott Ramsey says the long-awaited project to utilize space in the historic structure is beginning to pick up momentum

Perched atop a hill but somewhat hidden on the corner of Pioneer and 10th, the old College of Philomath building represents a peek into the city’s past. A local nonprofit […]

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State revenue forecast shows stable economy as Oregon lawmakers prepare for 2024 session 

Oregon state revenues are stable with low inflation and unemployment in the economy, according to the December revenue forecast released Wednesday by the Oregon Office […]

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Many residents say publicly they support maintaining hydropower at Willamette River dams

The trade-offs between hydropower dams and endangered salmon in the Willamette Valley have been on full display in public feedback in a series of meetings […]

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Where refugees in Oregon are arriving from

During the past five decades, the U.S. has resettled over 3 million refugees, making it one of the leading countries for finding new homes for […]

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Philomath in Photos

THURSDAY, NOV. 16, 2023: A horse says hello on Evergreen Road. (Photo by Eric Niemann)

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Former PHS hoops standout Sage Kramer excelling on collegiate court

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 […]

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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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Community Calendar

• 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.