If traditional gym workouts aren’t cutting it and fencing seems too tame, Moses Jones can teach you how to fight with a German longsword at a north Salem gym.
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Ron Eachus went from opposing the Vietnam War as a University of Oregon student to a career on Oregon’s Public Utility Commission, pushing to hold telecom and power companies accountable to the people they served.
Student Arnav Mohindra speaks during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new addition at South Salem High School in 2021. Mohindra is the only Salem student to win a National Merit finalist scholarship from the Class of 2022 (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) When Arnav Mohindra got a letter in the mail from[Read More…]
Dancers Sharon Mendiola Albor, left, Jackie Pererez and Jessica Perez with Casa de Cultura Tlanese get ready to dance “La Bruja” at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter) Casa de la Cultura Tlanese is a family affair. The nonprofit cultural center that aims to preserve Mexican[Read More…]
Patrick Bush holds a bottle of his Highsaw Cellar 2020 Pinot Noir (Courtesy/Jennifer Bush) After the 2020 wildfire season, Patrick and Jennifer Bush ended up with more wine than they could hope to drink. Patrick was working at a local winery as part of his studies in Chemeketa Community College’s[Read More…]
Jaimie Hall conducts an advanced band rehearsal at Straub Middle School on Wednesday, May 25. Hall was named the district’s 2022 music teacher of the year (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) West Salem High School is known for its decorated school band – which recently took home second place in a statewide[Read More…]
Skip Frank speaks at the memorial service for his uncle Gerry Frank, held Thursday, May 19 at the Salem Convention Center (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) When Gerry Frank moved to Salem in 1955 to open the newest branch of his family’s Portland-based Meier & Frank Department store, the city only had[Read More…]
Kathleen Swarm, amphitheater manager for the city of Salem, outside the Gerry Frank | Salem Rotary Amphitheater on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Shortly after Kathleen Swarm moved back to Salem in early 2021, she was driving over the bridge across the Willamette River when she noticed construction[Read More…]
Cindel Mikesell, left, with her cat Natty, are living in a microshelter at the home of Lisa Arana and Brenda Chandler, right, in south Salem (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Brenda Chandler and Lisa Arana are used to opening their home to strangers. The south Salem couple has made a habit of[Read More…]
Dave Johnson will by honored April 29 at the Mid-Valley Literacy Center’s annual gala (Submitted photo) For two-time decathlon Olympian and Salem resident Dave Johnson, it’s no exaggeration to say that education changed the entire trajectory of his life. Johnson had moved from Montana to the Willamette Valley when he[Read More…]