Benton County Fair Looking For Volunteers

The annual Benton County Fair (July 29-Aug 1) is currently looking for volunteers to help with the waste stations. Volunteers will help fair-goers sort their waste into compost, recycling, and trash. As compensation, volunteers will receive a FREE FAIR TICKET if they work 2 hours. Free parking passes will also be provided to all volunteers. […]

Res. Hall Donation Drive breaks record with 17 tons collected

Results are in for this year’s Res. Hall Move-Out Donation Drive and we are pleasantly surprised! An estimated total of 33,950 pounds – or 17 tons – of donations were collected, far exceeding our 24,000-pound goal! This was 1.5 times more than last year and breaks all records we’ve kept since 2010. Every category increased […]

Drug Take Back Event at Benton County Fairgrounds

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the Philomath Police Department, Benton County Fairgrounds, and the Benton County Health Department to offer a Drug Take Back Event this Saturday, June 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is targeted to prevent the misuse of prescription drugs as well as to help keep the […]

3-D Printing with Recycled Plastic

3-D printing technology has advanced so greatly that relatively inexpensive 3-D printers are now available and popping up all over the OSU Campus. The Valley Library recently made 3-D printing available to any student and also has a 24 hour web cam set-up for viewing of the articles being made ( One major drawback at the moment […]