125 Years Ago
DEATH: At the Oregon School for Deaf Mutes, Salem, at 6:40 p.m., Wednesday, January 10, 1894, Laura L. Lamberson, aged 8 years. Deceased was a pupil at the deaf mute school and the cause of her death was malignant grip. She had been ill but two days. This was her second year as a pupil under Superintendent Irving. She was the daughter of F.D. Lamberson, residing at Philomath, a few miles southwest of Corvallis. (Published Jan. 11, 1894, in the Daily Oregon Statesman, Salem).
100 Years Ago
MILITARY: Walking with a cane and a limp, Lt. Darrell Johnson walked in and surprised his family last night. He is home from Camp Lewis on a 15-day furlough. He was severely wounded in several different places in the famous Argonne Forest fight. He came across the continent, he says, with one of the Fischer boys of Philomath, who was with Company K. (Written from a story published Jan. 7, 1919, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).
75 Years Ago
BASKETBALL: The tables were turned last night when the underdog Philomath Warriors trounced the Corvallis High Sparbabes, 22-16, in a return tussle on the Philomath floor. Leading the Warriors with 10 points was Cliff Fallen, star forward, and whose backboard play kept the ball from the locals plenty. Vying for runner-up laurels is big Willie Reiman, Babe center, who racked up six points to tie with Carter of Philomath for the second spot and lead his team. (Published Jan. 12, 1944, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).
50 Years Ago
YOUTH: Philomath High School PTA will meet Monday at 8 p.m. in gym 2. Guest speaker will be Capt. Wilbur Hockema of the Corvallis City Police. His topic will relate to use of drugs by youth in the area. Students are invited to the meeting along with parents and teaching staff. Vice president Royce Wright will preside at the Monday session because of the absence of the president, the Rev. Lloyd Oliver. A treasurer’s report will be given and a progress report on the cookbook sales. Mrs. Nick Salicos, hospitality chairman, will have charge of refreshments. (Published Jan. 10 1969, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).
25 Years Ago
PACKWOOD: Trailed by protesters, Sen. Bob Packwood continued his Oregon tour on Thursday by paying respects to volunteers building the Philomath library and speaking about health care to a Corvallis Rotary Club. In Philomath, Packwood congratulated volunteers for building a new library, using government money for only a small portion of the cost. A crowd of some 250 gathered outside the Philomath library building and some jeered the senator as he arrived. Packwood and library fundraiser Jeff Lamb talked calmly about the project’s budget and timetable while reporters, library volunteers and curious residents pushed into a tight semicircle around them. Lamb gave Packwood a purple sweatshirt with the project’s slogan: BOLT, which stands for Build Our Library Together. (Written from a story published Jan. 7, 1994, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).
15 Years Ago
CHASTAIN: A new finance director for Lebanon Community Schools goes before the school board tomorrow night for approval. Donna Chastain was selected by a hiring committee led by Assistant Superintendent Steve Williams. Chastain has been business director of the Philomath School District for the past 11 years, Williams said. (Published Jan. 10, 2004, in the Albany Democrat-Herald).
10 Years Ago
SWORN IN: Benton County officials were sworn in by Judge Locke Williams in a Monday afternoon ceremony at the Benton County Courthouse. Commissioner Annabelle Jaramillo defeated former Philomath mayor Chris Nusbaum for re-election and Commissioner Jay Dixon ran unopposed. Both are beginning their third terms. (Published Jan. 6, 2009, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).