100 Years Ago
DEATH: Mrs. Martha A. Hummer, aged 65 years, died at her home in Philomath this morning, a victim of cancer of the liver. The funeral service will be held at the U.B. church in Philomath Saturday afternoon at 2:30 and interment will be made in the Newton cemetery. The husband, J.P. Hummer, died about a year ago. Mrs. Hummer at that time having just returned from an operation for cancer of the breast. She was a well-known and highly respected lady of Philomath. (Published Sept. 14, 1917, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).
75 Years Ago
SCHOOL: The schools of Philomath will open Monday morning, September 14, with a full corps of instructors. Assembly and registration will be held Monday morning and then school will be dismissed so the students can get their supplies. High school teachers are: A.H. Winters, principal, social science; W.H. Buxton, Spokane, Washington, mathematics and foreign language; Helen Austin, Myrtle Point, home economics; Mrs. Evelyn van Goos, Corvallis, science and history; Mrs. Louise Schuler, Corvallis, English; Mrs. Gwendolyn Winters, commercial, typing and shorthand. Negotiations are being made with OSC for an athletic coach. (Published Sept. 12, 1942, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).
RESTAURANT: Mrs. Thelma Morgan has purchased the Orange Owl cafe in Philomath from Mrs. Helen Watson, and took over the work last Saturday. Mrs. Morgan is experienced in the work and has helped Mrs. Watson at various times in the last few years. She plans to make some improvements and change of service soon. Mrs. Watson is leaving for Fort Des Moines, Iowa, soon to join the WAAC. She came here several years ago with her husband and following his death has operated the cafe with the help of her children. (Published Sept. 12, 1942, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).
SEWING: Owing to the busy season only a small crowd was out for the Red Cross sewing Wednesday. The ladies are sewing on dresses, pajamas and hospital garments. They are also quilting quilts for the emergency room in the city hall. About 16 quilts are ready for this room. (Published Sept. 12, 1942, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).
FAREWELL: Members of the College church gave Rev. M. Goodrich and family a farewell reception recently in the Ladies parlor. Refreshments were served. Rev. Mr. Goodrich has been pastor of the College church for 10 years and goes to the Tremont church in Portland. Rev. C.E. Brickwedel of Deary, Idaho, has been sent to replace Rev. Mr. Goodrich. (Published Sept. 14, 1942, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).
BUSINESS: J.A. Scarth has opened a retail store in the room formerly occupied by the Hovey Grocery and will be able to handle a larger amount of goods as his other place was quite congested at this time of year. He also intends to add a new line of goods for the convenience of his customers. (Published Sept. 14, 1942, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).
15 Years Ago
SCHOOLS: With revenue forecasts predicting that the state budget deficit will continue to grow, school officials and educators are talking about ways to keep spending in line with available resources. In July, Philomath reduced $400,000 from its budget in anticipation of the shortfall and officials are waiting to hear the outcome of Tuesday's special election to see if schools will need to absorb $150 million more in cuts. "Everyday the news seems to be changing," said Philomath District Business Manager Donna Chastain. "We're not going to make any decisions until after the elections." (Published Sept. 13, 2002, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).
10 Years Ago
FOOTBALL: First-year Philomath High football coach Troy Muir earned his initial victory on Friday when the Warriors upended Mollala 14-7 in a nonleague game. PHS quarterback John Koeppe, starting in place of injured regular Dan Haynes, ran four yards for one score and teamed up with Heath Honeycutt on a 65-yard scoring play in the third quarter that snapped a 7-7 deadlock. Haynes broke his collarbone against Cascade on Sept. 7 and is out indefinitely. Koeppe completed 3 of 4 passes for 102 yards. Honeycutt had two catches for 89 yards; on his scoring play he turned a short completion on a drag route into the 65-yard TD. "We were able to control the ball well," Muir said, led by Matt Hill's 82 yards rushing on 10 carries. "We finally converted on some pass plays we've been missing. (Published Sept. 15, 2007, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).