Nightmare Factory returns Oct. 5

Salem’s Nightmare Factory is preparing to scare thousands of people when it opens on Thursday, Oct. 5, through Oct. 31, on the campus of the Oregon School for the Blind. 

Book Review: “The League of Lady Poisoners,” written and illustrated by Lisa Perrin

You heard there’s a special creme inside them, so you’ll be sure to have one or five. The pies smell delicious; sweetness and a nip of sour, your favorite. Cake, cookies, pile that plate and forget the diet. As in the new book, “The League of Lady Poisoners,” written and illustrated by Lisa Perrin, some foods are simply to die for.

The final Egan leaving the garden

The land on River Road north of Keizer was first settled by members of the Egan family in the 19th century. In 1951 a descendant opened a greenhouse business on the site. Thirty-one years later Ellen Egan joined her father in the business. Now it is being sold. 

NPRA finals coming

The finals of the Northwest Pro Rodeo Association (NPRA) will be held in the Historic Horse Arena at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22 and 23.