125 Years Ago
ARRESTED: John Day was arrested yesterday for maliciously injuring an ox belonging to Mr. Bennett, living near Philomath. He was brought before justice Davis, where he had a hearing, and was bound over in the sum of $250 to appear before the grand jury. (Published Oct. 28, 1892, in the Corvallis Gazette).
100 Years Ago
SAWMILL: Through the Kinney & Tracey agency, a half interest in the Evergreen sawmill, three miles southwest of Philomath, has been sold to P.H. Hammond, a former Michigan lumberman. He and his partner, Claude Atherton, will make additions to the mill and get out a million-foot contract. (Published Oct. 22, 1917, in the Oregonian, Portland).
WWI: E.T. Reed, of the Oregon Agricultural College, addressed a large audience at Philomath last evening on the liberty bonds. He brought home to his audience a greater realization of the horrors of war, and left them feeling that nothing should be left undone to help the boys at the front. D.H. Stovall was chairman of the evening and music was furnished by the Von Lehe orchestra and the college quartet. Miss Gross, of Philomath College, department of expression, rendered Riley's "Old Glory." Up to the present time, Philomath has subscribed $14,300, which is $2,000 more than its quota. (Published Oct. 26, 1917, in the Oregonian, Portland).
CLOSED: Last week, the post office at Peak was discontinued and the patrons are now served from Philomath. (Published Oct. 26, 1917, in the Lincoln County Leader, Toledo).
75 Years Ago
SEWING: A large group of women gathered at the Red Cross room last Wednesday to sew and quilt. At noon, Mrs. Mabel Sutliff was honored with a dinner to celebrate her birthday. Two large decorated cakes were on the table. When the guests were seated, all sang "Happy Birthday," and Mrs. Sutliff was showered with a number of lovely gifts. She has acted as chairman of the Red Cross work since the beginning. (Published Oct. 2, 1942, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).
WAC: Philomath residents would like to form a unit to join the Oregon Woman's Ambulance Corps. As it is necessary to have 16 members to enlist before a unit can be formed, there is a call for all who wish to enlist to leave their name at the Review office. (Published Oct. 27, 1942, in the Eugene Register-Guard).
HALLOWEEN: The firemen are planning a party for the young people on Halloween eve. It will be held in the city hall and decorations and refreshments will be in keeping with the traditions of the evening. Firemen and their wives will act as chaperones. (Published Oct. 27, 1942, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).
VISITING: Carroll Dingus arrived last Wednesday for a visit with his parents and other relatives. He is in the Army and has been stationed somewhere in Georgia. (Published Oct. 27, 1942, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).
60 Years Ago
SCOUTS: The Boy Scouts Mothers' club met Monday evening at the grade school with 11 members present. Plans were made for the potluck dinner for Scouts and their families to be held Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. at the EUB social hall. Election of officers was held with the following results: President, Mrs. Olive Stueve; vice president, Mrs. Inez Marshall; secretary-treasurer, Mrs. Esther Scanlon. (Published Oct. 24, 1957, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).
CENSUS: Taking of the Philomath School District census got under way this week under the direction of a PTA committee headed by Mrs. Don Goe. Committee workers will be making a count of all children in the district up to the age of 20 years. People with children who are not reached by committee members within one week are asked to get in touch with Mrs. Don Goe or Mrs. Lucille Harnden, Philomath PTA president. (Published Oct. 26, 1957, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).
15 Years Ago
LODGE: Local youth organizations now have a place to call their own after an agreement was reached between Philomath-area Boy Scouts and a local property owner. During a celebration Friday, the Boy Scouts and developer Dan Dessler finalized a plan that will give the Scouts 56 acres of land in the east Philomath area for about $250,000. "He liked the idea and offered to sell us a piece of property," said Richard Wyatt, an assistant Scoutmaster. "We strongly feel we should have a nice building and not have (meeting locations) moved on a regular basis." The Scouts hope, with the help of a local grant writer, to raise in excess of $1 million in the next few years so they can build a lodge and possibly an interpretive center on the property, which includes some wetlands area. (Published Oct. 28, 2002, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).