100 Years Ago
LEAVING: Mr. and Mrs. O.T. Olson leave this week for Cleveland, Ohio, in their motor car. They were recently married. Mr. Olson taught two years each at Monroe, Philomath and Alsea. Mrs. Olson was formerly Miss Nora Bick, a popular Benton County teacher, engaged for the past two years in the domestic science department at Philomath. Their object in leaving Benton County is to be with Mrs. Olson's father, whose wife recently died. In their departure, Benton County loses two mighty fine school teachers. (Published July 23, 1917, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).
75 Years Ago
BRIEFS: Ralph Walker, assistant fire chief of the Philomath Fire Department, has joined the government service as firefighter and is station at Camp Adair. ... J.A. Scarth has installed a larger mixing machine in his feed store. ... J.D. Cooper has resigned as janitor at the West School and accepted a position in the quartermaster's office at Camp Adair. (Published July 27, 1942, in the Eugene Register-Guard).
60 Years Ago
BASEBALL: Philomath pounded out an easy 20-2 win over the Monroe Mustangs in a nonleague junior baseball game at Monroe yesterday. Ron Edwards and Ray Heyett combined to stop Monroe on one base hit. Edwards pace Philomath's 12-hit attack with two doubles. (Published July 24, 1957, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).
POOL: Philomath citizens received official approval from the school board last night to build a community swimming pool on high school property adjacent to the gymnasium. The school board, in addition to giving its OK to the project, agreed to stand the cost of maintenance and operation of the pool when it is constructed, in addition to receiving the revenue during the summer months. A temporary citizens committee is making plans to start a fundraising drive with the goal set at $60,000. (Published July 24, 1957, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).
15 Years Ago
POOL: A routine health inspection at Clemens Community Pool turned up evidence that the pool was being used without having enough chlorine. In a July 8 check, a Benton County environmental health official noted that levels of chlorine, a disinfectant, were below the minimum required by the state at various times beginning April 6 and continuing in May, June and through July 9. Oregon law requires pool operators to frequently monitor water quality to protect public health and prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria. Bill Emminger, deputy administrator of environmental health with the Benton County Health Department, said operating a pool in those conditions posed a serious safety concern. The problem has been linked to a broken automated chlorine monitor and dispenser, which has been fixed. (Published July 26, 2002, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).