Cougar Killed After Attacking Sheep

WREN, Ore. —  A cougar that a family says killed four of its sheep is now dead, after trappers with the USDA Wildlife Services were successfully able to track the animal nearby and kill it. Joseph Postman and his wife Lois Olund say within the last week, four of their 60 sheep have disappeared from … Continue reading »

New Exhibit Shows Off Some Fancy Pants

PHILOMATH, Ore. — A new museum exhibit is shedding some light on the relationship between fashion and the women’s rights movement in the United States. The exhibit called “Fancy Pants” opened Friday at the Benton County Museum in Philomath. Curators say the exhibit shows the history of fashion, gender roles, and social norms, by displaying … Continue reading »

Philomath to Offer Full-Day Kindergarten

PHILOMATH, Ore. — Parents have always had to pay to enroll their children in a full-day kindergarten program in Philomath, but starting this fall, all kindergartners will be able to enroll for free.  The state owes the district $300,000 from the previous fiscal year, a fund from which the district will use $185,000 to fund the full-day kindergarten program.  … Continue reading »

Honoring Spc. Cody Patterson

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Monday was a special day for the family of fallen Philomath soldier Army Specialist Cody Patterson. Patterson was 24 years old when he was killed in Afghanistan in October. On Monday, as part of the 16th annual Benton County Veterans Memorial at the National Guard Armory, Patterson’s family unveiled his name on the … Continue reading »

Philomath Motorcyclist Dies In Crash

PHILOMATH, Ore. – Benton County Sheriff’s deputies continue to investigate a fatal motorcycle crash on Decker Road Sunday. Deputies say around 3:16 p.m. Richard Lee Miller, 60, of Philomath, was driving southbound on Decker Road, near Ervin Road, when he lost control of his motorcycle while negotiating a curve. The motorcycle drove off the road … Continue reading »

Police Looking for Armed Robber

PHILOMATH, Ore. – The Philomath Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying the person who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint Tuesday night. Police say a man, who they believe to be between the ages of 25-30, fired a shot inside the Philomath Market Outlet on Main Street in Philomath Tuesday night just … Continue reading »

Philomath Discusses All-Day Kindergarten

PHILOMATH, Ore. – The Philomath School District is discussing the possibility of offering a free full-day kindergarten program next year if parents want it. Last week, the Corvallis School District decided to offer full-day kindergarten at all of its elementary schools without charging tuition. Philomath Superintendent Dan Forbess says he is worried parents may transfer … Continue reading »

Roundball Wrap – January 31, 2014

For the January 31 edition of the Roundball Wrap, see highlights from 13 games, including a very special RBW Game of the Night between Luke Jackson’s Northwest Christian and Oregon Tech as OIT head coach Danny Miles went for career win No. 1,000. Jake Zivin and Erik Elken also have a dozen prep highlights plus … Continue reading »

Roundball Wrap – January 24, 2014

For the January 24, 2014 edition of the Roundball Wrap, Stephen Nelson and Erik Elken bring you highlights from 13 prep basketball games from around Western Oregon, including our Game of the Night between Sheldon and Willamette. In addition to the highlights, get all your local prep scores.

Philomath Tech-Ed Grant

PHILOMATH, Ore. — The Philomath School District received a $253,467 grant from the Oregon Department of Education for its tech-ed programs. The grant will help pay for more equipment and programs at the middle and high schools. The district plans to expand the manufacturing program at the high school with equipment and software used in … Continue reading »

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