Jones leaves legacy still heard today

Alice Jones was there when the doors of McNary High School first opened in 1965. The school’s first choir director, and eventually the music chair, Jones left a legacy that is still seen, and heard, in the Keizer/Salem area long after she finished teaching, and will continue after her death on Dec. 4. 

Obituary: Donald W. Earle Sr.

Donald W. Earle Sr.August 26th, 1928 – July 31st, 2023 We are saddened by the loss of our beloved patriarch, Donald W. Earle Sr. who passed peacefully on July 31st, 2023. He was a devoted family man who served his country in the Army reserves and the KoreanWar, spent over 20[Read More…]

David Box, noted local barber, passes at 52

David Paul Box, a resident of Salem, Oregon died on Thursday, May 4th. He was born on August 6, 1967, in Burbank, California, the son of Paul and Karen Box. The family moved to Salem in 1969. David graduated from South Salem High School in 1985.

David Elliot Smith

On November 15, 1943, David Elliot Smith was born to Harry M. Smith and Jean H. Schumann in La Jolla, California. His parents and siblings, Steve and Karen, watched him grow up and earn his Eagle Scout award and later graduate from Carlmont High School, where he caught the eye[Read More…]

Thelma Gillespie

Thelma Gillespie was born on Thanksgiving Day and what a blessing she was to her family. She was nearly 102 years old when she went to be with the Lord on October 18th. Thelma grew up in Fresno, Ca. and went to Pepperdine College for almost 4 years in Los[Read More…]