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Horner Museum objects stolen years ago have been returned
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:42:00 -0700

PHILOMATH - Commemorative coins stolen years ago from the Horner Museum at Oregon State University have been recovered and returned, the Benton County Historical Society reported Tuesday. The coins were recovered in May by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s during a warranted searched in a Portland-area resident. The theft took place decades ago, possibly in the 1960s, when the Horner Museum was ...

After half century, stolen coins back at museum
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:48:24 -0700

PHILOMATH, Ore. (AP) - The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office returned a collection of 35 coins - missing for perhaps 50 years - to the Horner Collection at the Benton County Historical Society & Museum this week. The coins are a series of commemorative presidential tokens, stamped with the ...

Horner Museum coins stolen years ago have been returned
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:15:00 -0700

PHILOMATH — The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office returned a collection of 35 coins — missing for perhaps 50 years — to the Horner Collection at the Benton County Historical Society & Museum this week.

Stolen Museum Coins Recovered
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:15:29 -0700

PHILOMATH, Ore. – About a half-century after someone stole coins from a Corvallis museum, detectives stumbled upon them by chance, and returned them to the museum to once again go up on display. In May, the Benton County Historical Society in Philomath received a surprising phone call. “The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office called us to say … Continue reading »

Philomath family continues mother’s legacy with Rock Creek restoration
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 06:30:00 -0700

PHILOMATH - As the 80,000-pound excavator lifted Douglas fir logs the size of school buses into Rock Creek, Diana Blakney stood on her property off of Rock Creek Road in Philomath in awe.

Presidential tokens stolen from Oregon State University museum returned 50 years later
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:16:47 -0700

Irene Zenev, a spokeswoman for the Benton County Historical Society & Museum in Philomath said the theft of the coins probably took place sometime in the 1960s from the museum collection when it was housed in the basement of Gill Coliseum on the OSU campus.

Traffic remains big issue for neighbors near planned West Hills development
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:49:00 -0700

Residents concerned about plans for a 37-lot development off Southwest West Hills Road met for the second time Monday night with the developers.

Wedding: McCune — Anderson
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:00:00 -0700

Myrica Muir McCune and Malcolm Wilson Anderson celebrated their union in marriage on July 5, 2014, in the forest at their home on Old Peak Road near Philomath. Ema Greenspan officiated.

OSU volleyball: Beavers hope to rebound from 2013
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:12:13 -0700

There were many times in 2013 when the Oregon State volleyball program didn’t have enough players to field a 6-on-6 scrimmage.

Jeff Doty takes over Benton County elections office
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 16:00:00 -0700

Veteran elections official Jeff Doty has taken over supervision of Benton County’s elections office.