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 »

Three-Vehicle Collision near Philomath

PHILOMATH, Ore. — A violent head-on crash outside of Philomath has left a Newport woman seriously injured. Benton County deputies say around 8 p.m Friday a man towing a tractor on a flatbed trailer crossed the center line on highway 20 and collided with another car. Shortly afterward a third car reportedly side swiped the accident … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz – October 22

It’s the final Friday Night Blitz of the 2013 season. Watch highlights from four games, including defending 6A state champion Sheldon looking for go through Canby and into the semifinals. Also watch previews from several local teams that play on Saturday.

Honoring PFC Cody Patterson

PHILOMATH, Ore. – A community came together Thursday afternoon to honor Private First Class Cody Patterson as a motorcade procession passed through Philomath. Hundreds of community members lined the streets, showing their support not only for the fallen soldier, but for his family as well. Patterson, a 24-year-old Philomath High School graduate, was killed less … Continue reading »

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 »

County Builds Emergency Road

PHILOMATH, Ore. – Benton County is building an emergency road between Pioneer Village and Evergreen Road, two Philomath communities that only have one route out. Pioneer Village is a Fire Wise community; members are working together to make their neighborhood more fire safe. “This community is really in tune with individual needs and community needs … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz – September 6

EUGENE, Ore.– For the September 6 edition of the Friday Night Blitz on KEZI 9 News, Stephen Nelson and Jake Zivin bring you highlights from 14 games from around Oregon. Our Game of the Week featured a showdown between No. 2 Sheldon and No. 3 Central Catholic.

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