Girl Scout Troop Leader Accused of Theft

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A former Girl Scout troop leader is facing first-degree theft charges for stealing more than $8,000 from her troop’s bank account.  Investigators say she stole money from cookie sales. Benton County sheriff’s deputies arrested Sheila Cowart on Saturday. “I’m sorry and give me a chance to make it right and I will,” Cowart … Continue reading »

Philomath Cracks Down on Portable Hoops

PHILOMATH, Ore. — The city of Philomath is cracking down on portable basketball hoops. Residents received a letter from the city about an ordinance that requires them to move their basketball hoops away from the street. Chris Garcia and his siblings love to play basketball, but a Philomath city ordinance is blocking him from shooting … Continue reading »

Fallen Soldier Highway Sign House Bill

PHILOMATH, Ore. — The family of two fallen soldiers from Western Oregon are trying to get parts of Highway 34 named after their loved ones. Lance Corporal Tyler Troyer of Tangent and Specialist Eric McKinley of Philomath both lost their lives in Iraq in 2004 and 2005. Family members of Lance Corporal Tyler Troyer say it would … Continue reading »

Roundball Wrap – March 1, 2013

It’s State Tournament time, with trips to the Elite Eight on the line across the state of Oregon. Highlights include Summit at Churchill, Eagle Point at West Albany, South Umpqua at Elmira, Madras at Sutherlin, and Baker at Philomath.

Friday Night Blitz – November 2, 2012

New Philomath High School Campus

PHILOMATH, Ore. — Philomath High School students will notice a dramatic change to their surroundings when they head back to class this fall. For the past year, students at the school have been split across two campuses, but now this year, they’ll get to learn at their brand new high school campus. It’s almost unrecognizable. For … Continue reading »

Fatal Stabbings Shock Philomath Community

May 1, 2011 By Jessica Debbas PHILOMATH, Ore. — Benton County Sheriff’s deputies say a women and her one-year-old son were stabbed to death by the child’s father Friday evening in a Philomath home. The mother, Kelsey Baker, graduated from Philomath High School in 2009. Her death has shocked former classmates and teachers. “There’s really … Continue reading »

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