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125 Years Ago


SOCIETIES: The literary societies are having some very interesting discussions. On last Friday night, the liberal society discussed the question, “Resolved that capital punishment should be abolished,” and from the decision of the judges, we will be compelled to hang men from this on. (Published Jan. 31, 1894, in the Corvallis Times).

MISCELLANEOUS: Prof. Holm is the busiest man in town as principal of our school. For full particulars, inquire of Fred Elsworth. … Clara and Winnie say they would like to live on the hill south of Philomath, it was so pleasant over there the other night. … It seems that Corbett will have to fight Jackson (I do not mean our Jackson), and some of the boys think they may get them to take their twist here. … J.W. Ingle & Co. have just received a fine line of groceries and tinware. … Mr. Gibbons has bought out Allen Bros., and now runs the meat market. (Published Jan. 31, 1894, in the Corvallis Times).

100 Years Ago


SURGERY: Raymond C. Whittlesey, son of Rev. and Mrs. C.T. Whittlesey, of Philomath, underwent an operation at the Corvallis hospital this morning, a splinter 1-1/2 inches long and 1/3 of an inch wide at the butt being removed from his leg. The lad had carried the splinter embedded between the bones of his leg for the past six months, the accident occurring last summer while he was employed as timber cruiser for the government in the big timber on the Siletz reservation. (Published Jan. 30, 1919, in the Weekly Gazette-Times, Corvallis).

50 Years Ago


HIGHWAY: The state highway commission Tuesday approved an agreement with the city of Philomath for elimination of ditches and improvement of drainage control on Highway 20 between Seventh and 19th streets in Philomath. Cost of the project is estimated at $74,000 with the state to furnish $55,000 of the total. The work will be done by the state in three relatively equal segments, scheduled approximately one year apart. (Published Jan. 29, 1969, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).

25 Years Ago


BASKETBALL: Vicki Coudriet led Philomath to a 67-66 double-overtime victory over Central in a ValCo League game Tuesday night. She nailed a 3-pointer with 14 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime. She then slashed to the bucket and pulled up for a short jumper to send the game into a second overtime and made seven of eight foul shots to seal the victory. Coudriet scored 33 points in all. (Published Feb. 2, 1944, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).

15 Years Ago


SCHOOLS: Philomath School District needs a new superintendent and high school principal for next school year and is looking for a business manager as well. Despite the unusually high administrative turnover, interim superintendent Rod Harvey isn’t worried. Excellent candidates will apply in Philomath because of the community, he said. “This is a great place to be. The staff are wonderful. The kids are well behaved and the community is supportive,” he added. Nels Thompson un-retired to take the reins at Philomath High School for this school year, and Harvey became interim superintendent last year, planning to retire this June. Their predecessors left for other jobs late last school year. (Published Jan. 29, 2004, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).

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Compiled by Brad Fuqua, Philomath Express