Haunted Factory open through Oct. 31

It’s the oldest haunted attraction in Oregon…and the largest. The Oregon School for the Deaf’s Nightmare Factory is back until Halloween night, on Oct. 31. The COVID pandemic kept it closed for two years. It first opened in 1979 and has grown to 11,000 square foot, housed in the basement[Read More…]

Final performances of “The Music Man” this weekend

The final three performances of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man are scheduled for Friday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 11. Keizer Homegrown Theatre’s production is being staged in the Ken Collins Theatre at McNary High School. The community-wide musical features many Keizer residents including Mayor Cathy Clark. The final shows[Read More…]

Keizer woman celebrates 104th

Irene Jones on Aug. 19, 2022. Irene Jone’s earliest memory is attending an Indian school near Porterville, Calif., sometime before the age of four. A hundred years later, she celebrated her 104th birthday with family and friends. She was born in Atwell, Texas on Aug. 16, 1918. The family moved[Read More…]

Oregon State Fair will finish summer

Summer’s Big Finish, the 2022 Oregon State Fair will open on Friday, Aug. 26 and run through Labor Day, Sept. 5. The eleven-day event will include the elements fair-goers expect including livestock, horse shows, 4-H competitions and creative living competitions that range from agriculture to STEM. The Gerry Frank Memorial[Read More…]

UPDATED: Salem excessive heat warning in effect through Thursday

Salem won’t break any records this week, but the area may see triple-digit temperatures as a heat wave blankets much of the Pacific Northwest.

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued an excessive heat warning covering Salem north to the Portland area, including most of Polk and much of Marion County. The warning begins at noon Monday and lasts through 9 p.m. Thursday.