Day: October 30, 2013

Moles Appliance has new owner

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Nigel Guisinger has ideas of what to put up on the walls of his new office. There is the deer head from the first buck he bagged as a teenager, a picture of himself hunting with his grandpa and a Beatles poster. But the new owner of Moles Appliance – along with wife Genie (Moine) – dreams of being able to put up another picture. “We want to sponsor local sports teams,” Nigel said. “We want to get to that point. It’s been 20 years since I was in Little League, but I still see our team pictures up at Walery’s. I want pictures of teams we sponsor up on our walls. I feel it’s the responsibility of business owners to give back to the community.” The Guisingers know a thing or two about this community. Nigel and Genie are both from Keizer; Nigel graduated from McNary High School in 1999, with Genie graduating a year later. Nigel’s parents have lived in the same Keizer home since 1972. MOLES APPLIANCE Location: 3800 River Road N #160 Phone: (503) 390-0161 Since graduating from Oregon State University, Nigel has been selling construction equipment the past 10 years. With three young children, the Guisingers kept waiting for an opportunity to return to Keizer. The chance finally came recently as the couple bought Moles from Amir Fathizadeh for $150,000...

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School board wants new super by June 2014

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Guidelines for the process of selecting an interim superintendent and then a permanent superintendent were the subject of a work session of the Salem-Keizer School Board on Tuesday. Superintendent Sandy Husk, who has held her position for eight years, plans to leave in January 2014 to become chief executive officer of the San Diego-based AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), an education-promoting nonprofit. No names of potential candidates for superintendent or even potential search firms were discussed at the meeting, which focused on preparations for hiring a search firm. The process for hiring a search firm will involve advertising the vacancy in the superintendent post and adopting hiring procedures and hiring standards. It will involve feedback from the public at regular meetings of the board. Mary Paulson, chief of staff for the district, said the procedures for hiring a permanent superintendent were likely to cost between $40,000 and $50,000 and would come from the contingency fund of the district budget. Jim Green, board chairperson, noted that the interim superintendent would have to have superintendent licensure from the state of Oregon. Nancy MacMorris-Adix, a board member, said experience in Oregon and experience with strategic plans are desirable. Another director, Paul Kyllo, said budget experience is necessary. Jeff Faville, a director, urged that the interim chief be someone needing as little learning curve as possible. He...

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