Friday, November 17, 2023

Happy Friday. In the newsletter today: Former PHS coach Troy Muir spoke to the Philomath School Board last night with an appeal to allow him to become a volunteer assistant with the Warriors boys basketball program. Also, a death notice for a Blodgett resident, OSU’s decision to drop out of a plan to manage Elliott State Research Forest and the latest Mount Union Stories installment about a Philomath man killed in a 1919 logging accident. (Oh, and by the way, an oops — that was a mule in yesterday’s “horse” photo).

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Muir appeals decision to not allow him to coach

Superintendent had denied former football coach the opportunity to become volunteer with Philomath High boys basketball team

Sitting at the mic in a room packed with supporters, former football coach Troy Muir appealed to the Philomath School Board during its Thursday night meeting to allow him to […]

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More News

Death Notice: Dolores Elaine Dziggel (1943-2023)

Dolores Elaine Dziggel, 80, of Blodgett, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023. McHenry Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Share thoughts and memories on the Tribute Wall […]

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Oregon State University drops out of plan to manage Elliott State Research Forest

After five years of collaborating with tribes and state agencies to create the largest research forest in North America, Oregon State University officials have decided […]

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Mount Union Stories: Grover G. Pritchett (1887-1919)

In this week’s Mount Union Stories, read the story on Grover G. Pritchett about how he died when hit by a falling tree while working […]

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Oregon Republicans plan legislation to ban teacher walkouts as Portland strike continues

As the Portland teachers’ strike continues into its third week, a trio of Republican lawmakers plan to introduce a bill banning teachers from striking. The […]

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Grapefruit, orange juice, and other groceries that rose in price in October

After more than a year of historic inflation, grocery prices are staying relatively steady. Prices fell in March and April for the first time since […]

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Philomath in Photos

FRIDAY, NOV. 17, 2023: The water flows at Alsea Falls. (Photo by Eric Niemann)

In Case You Missed It …

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

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 […]

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Community Calendar

• 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.
• Monday, Nov. 20: Philomath TOPS meeting, 9 a.m.
• Monday, Nov. 20: Philomath Planning Commission Meeting, 6 p.m.
• Monday, Nov. 20: Kings Valley Charter School Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Nov. 21: LEGO Day at the Library, 10:30 a.m.
• Tuesday, Nov. 21: Community Meal, 6 p.m.