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LBCC celebrating Black History Month with series of events

Weekly talks focus on the importance of African Americans in government with a spotlight on Oregon

Linn-Benton Community College is celebrating Black History Month with weekly talks on its main Albany campus. The series of events, which focus on the importance of African Americans in government with a spotlight on Oregon, kicked off last week and will continue the rest of the month with talks on…

Niemann qualifies for dean’s list at Arizona State

Philomath High School graduate Blake Niemann earned dean’s list honors at Arizona State University for the fall semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, undergraduate students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average…

Saathoff makes the dean’s list at Linfield University

Philomath High School graduate Mikaila Saathoff earned dean’s list honors at Linfield University in McMinnville for the fall term. To qualify for the dean’s list, undergraduate students must earn a term grade point average of…

Philomath High grad rate 7.9% higher than state average

Philomath High School’s graduation rate continued its annual trend of performing well above the state average, according to data released Thursday by the Oregon Department of Education. The local school’s four-year cohort graduation rate came in last year at 89.2%…

Linn-Benton Community College board fills vacant seat

The Linn-Benton Community College Board of Education recently appointed Jeff Davis of Corvallis as the board representative for Zone 6-7B. Davis will serve on the board through June 30 and will have the option to run in the May 2023…

Philomath Academy’s move to occur late this month

Philomath Academy students will begin classes in a new location on Jan. 30 with the alternative school’s move to the school district office. Moving day is set for Jan. 27 when students have the day off from classes. Philomath Academy’s…

OSU College of Forestry research provides insight on landslides

A long-term Pacific Northwest study of landslides, clear-cutting timber and building roads shows that a forest’s management history has a greater impact on how often landslides occur and how severe they are compared to how much water is coursing through…

Philomath School Board’s monthly meeting set for Thursday

The Philomath School Board will meet for its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in the school district office’s conference room. The meeting agenda indicates an evening of routine business, including discussion of the school district’s 2023-24…

OSU report: Drier air more stressful than less rainfall for Douglas fir

Douglas fir trees will likely experience more stress from drier air as the climate changes than they will from less rain, computer modeling by Oregon State University scientists shows. The research is important because Douglas fir are widespread throughout the…

Inside Philomath: High school principal Mark Henderson

Accepting the job in April and working his first day in July, Philomath High Principal Mark Henderson entered this school year as one of the biggest personnel changes within the school district. Henderson joined Philomath’s administrative team after serving as…

Linn-Benton Community College releases honor roll

Linn-Benton Community College released this week the names of students who made the honor roll for the completed fall term. The list includes 24 students that in LBCC records show Philomath or Blodgett as their hometown or address. To be…

Oregon State University releases scholastic honor roll

Oregon State University released this week the names of students who made the scholastic honor roll for the completed fall term. The list includes 58 students that in OSU records show Philomath as their hometown. To be included on the…

Philomath High’s trimester-semester conversation returns

Philomath High’s trimester vs. semester debate appears to be headed for new discussions in 2023 with the School Board looking to schedule a work session. “There have been a lot of questions surfacing as we look at the high school…

Philomath High cancels Tuesday classes because of sewer system issue

Philomath High School and Philomath Academy classrooms will be shut down on Tuesday because of a sewer system problem, Superintendent of Schools Susan Halliday announced on Monday. “Today, they were starting to notice some things in the forestry facility —…

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