Local Soldier Dies in Afghanistan

PHILOMATH, Ore. – It has been a heartbreaking few days for the Philomath community after learning one of its soldiers will not be returning home from Afghanistan. The U.S. Military says on Sunday, Private First Class Cody Patterson and three other soldiers were killed in the Zhari district in Afghanistan when their unit was attacked … Continue reading »

Student Joins Prestigious Army Band

EUGENE, Ore. — Local members of our nation’s military gathered at Sheldon High School Tuesday to honor a student with a promising future. Cory Mayer has been chosen to join the U.S. Army’s All-American Marching Band, a group so exclusive only 125 musicians and color guard members are chosen each year. The soldiers gave Mayer … Continue reading »