150 Years Ago
MEETING: The meeting of the Corvallis Temperance Society at the Presbyterian Church on last Monday evening was a perfect success, notwithstanding the regular speakers for the evening were not present. Prof. E.P. Henderson, of Philomath College, was present, and favored the audience with a well-timed, spirited temperance talk. He took ultra grounds in favor of Prohibition, and favored moral and legal suasion for the suppression of the rum traffic. (Published March 13, 1869, in the Corvallis Gazette).
125 Years Ago
REPUBLICANS: On Wednesday evening of last week, the Republican Club of this place met preparatory to the coming election. R.G. Loggan was chosen chairman and Prof. R.L. Holm secretary; committee on permanent organization, A.B. Newton, Lee Henkle and Prof. T.H. Gragg; committee on constitution and by-laws, G.M. McDonald, A.J. Williams and J.A. Gellatly. They tried hard to get up some enthusiasm, and it is now rumored they will try to get the salvation army to sing and drum hoping that may possibly help draw a crowd. They say we will get there this year with both feet. Where ignorance is bliss 'tis folly to be wise. (Published March 14, 1894, in the Corvallis Times).
AGRICULTURE: Quite a number of farmers in this vicinity are getting short of feed for their stock. If some of the straw that is burned every fall in large quantities was taken care of, it would come in a good place about this time of year. (Published March 16, 1894, in the Corvallis Gazette).
100 Years Ago
SUPPORT: Harold Warman, of the Philomath vicinity, one-time chauffeur in this city (Corvallis), married a girl about eight or nine months ago and since that time has failed to support her. Yesterday he was brought before Justice Horgan on a charge of non-support, and bound over to the grand jury in the sum of $1,500. The young man had been in Portland for some time acting as a chauffeur. He admitted that he didn't make more than $100 a month and it took all that to keep him going, so he couldn't have anything left for his wife. (Published March 13, 1919, n the Corvallis Gazette-Times).
75 Years Ago
BUSINESS: R.E. Pugh recently sold his building, grocery store and hardware store to Ed Albertsen, who has been engaged in mill and timber work for a number of years and will not give any time to the store work. Roy Abernathy will manage and operate the store, as he is an experienced grocer. (Published March 13, 1944, in the Eugene Register-Guard).
FIRE: The Philomath Fire Department was called to the home of Charley Franklin on the Alsea highway just out of town last week. Mrs. Franklin was in Corvallis and Mr. Franklin left the house immediately after eating his dinner. The fire was thought started from an overheated stove near the wall. The interior of the kitchen was damaged and the roof had to be cut so the hose could be used. (Published March 13, 1944, in the Eugene Register-Guard).
50 Years Ago
GROWTH: "What is being done to make Philomath growth?" This will be the subject of the public meeting slated Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the United Methodist Church social hall. Philomath Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is sponsoring this open meeting. There will be four speakers on different aspects of the city progress, refreshments will be served by ladies from the church and there will be $60 in door prizes given away. The speakers will be Mayor David Jordan, Homer Hildenbrand, Howard Pierce and Dr. Lewis Krakauer. Dr. Krakauer will talk about how to bring a medical doctor to Philomath. (Published March 13, 1969, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).
25 Years Ago
RECOGNITION: The Philomath Area Chamber of Commerce honored residents for community service at its annual banquet and awards ceremony on Thursday, March 10, at Philomath High School. Award recipients included Gary Moss, Distinguished Service Award; Paul Skirvin, Senior First Citizen; Carol Stueve, First Citizen; Kim Spencer, Junior First Citizen; and Chris Sexton, Future First Citizen. (Published March 15, 1994, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).
15 Years Ago
ROBOTICS: Robotics teams from West Albany and Philomath high schools and a mid-valley Scout group are headed to a national competition after earning honors at the Pacific Northwest Regional FIRST robotics competition held Saturday in Portland. The Philomath team won the Regional Chairman's Award, the event's highest honor, which gives the team an automatic berth at the national competition. Bill Buskirk of Albany and Doug Edmonds, the coach of the Philomath team, each won the FIRST Outstanding Volunteer Award for their efforts. Buskirk was chairman of the regional event. (Published March 10, 2004, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).