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From the Past: Newton Creek Wetlands Stewardship Field Day 2009

TEN YEARS AGO: Philomath Middle School student Jericho Mercado holds his paddle up high as he and classmate Brian Blythe launch the canoe into the pond with instructor Gene Johnson during the fourth annual Newton Creek Wetlands Stewardship Field Day in May 2019.

125 Years Ago

1894

OFFICERS: The Oregon State Eclectic Medical Association met yesterday at the office of Dr. W.S. Mott in Salem. A goodly number of interesting papers were read and discussed. Several interesting clinical cases were reported. The officers for the ensuing year were elected, which included R.O. Loggan, of Philomath, as second vice president. (Written from story published May 18, 1894, in the Weekly Oregon Statesman and Pacific Agriculturist, Salem).

100 Years Ago

1919

VETERANS: Philomath proposes to honor that community’s returned soldiers and sailors on Saturday of next week. There will be a program beginning at 10 o’clock with Mayor Loggan and two others making short talks and then an address by Rev. D.J. Ferguson. At noon there will be a basket dinner, followed by a program of sports, drills, music and a generally good time. Philomath will close her stores from 10 to 3 o’clock. (Published May 17, 1919, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).

75 Years Ago

1944

CHURCH: The official board of the College church met Monday evening. Saturday, June 3, was chosen as clean-up day for the campus. Several of the rooms and the halls in the church have been redecorated and a nursery room has been furnished where mothers may leave their children during the service hour. The Boy Scouts have redecorated their room and fitted it up tables, chairs, flags and emblems of their troops. (Written from a story published May 12, 1944, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).

50 Years Ago

1969

LIONS: Clement Arnold was installed as president of Philomath Lions Club during a special dinner at which Lady Lions were honored guests. Installing officer was Harvey Rickard. The others installed were Elmer Schlensker, first vice president; Melvin Hawkins, second vice president; Howard Pierece, third vice president; Ronald Flatz, secretary; Myrl Haygood, treasurer; J.L. Howard, tail twister; Ken Hussman, lion tamer; and Dean Tatom, director. (Published May 13, 1969, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).

25 Years Ago

1994

FORUM: Philomath community members who have questions about House Bill 3565, the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century, will have a chance to get some answers next month. The school district has scheduled its second community forum on school restructuring for June 8, according to Superintendent Chuck Jackson. The first meeting, held March 16, didn’t leave enough time for audience members to ask questions. At this meeting, however, there will be a 30-minute presentation about the law and more than an hour for questions. (Published May 13, 1994, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).

15 Years Ago

2004

BROADCAST: Lights ... camera ... Philomath City Council. City council meetings will soon be shown on KBVR-TV 26, Oregon State University’s public access channel. There were some mixed reactions about the broadcasts and concern footage could be used to ridicule the city. Eric Karbowski thought television would encourage more people to testify. Richard Matson approved of the TV broadcast, saying it would make meetings more accessible. Ken Schaudt worried there would be posturing because of the cameras and that the meetings might not be portrayed accurately. (Written from a story published May 12, 2004, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).

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Compiled by Brad Fuqua, Philomath Express

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