Sunday bypass wreck kills 1

Just before 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, a Chrysler Town and Country van and a Toyota Tundra collided at the intersection of the bypass and State Road 60. A press release from the Salem Police Department …

Education more

WW to hold 4th annual spring carnival

Here’s hoping the current forecast for Saturday is overblown, but even if we do get the thunderstorms and 80 percent chance of precipitation, it won’t stop the West Washington Spring Carnival. …

History comes alive

The gym at East Washington Elementary School was packed with history during Tuesday night's wax museum. Each fourth grader studied a historical figure and dressed up to inform their fellow students, …
Sports more

West Washington tops Lady Musketeers

Both teams got off to a bit of a slow start, but the Lady Senators pulled through after a hail storm halted the game for a bit to win 5-2. They both will play again in the Senators round robin …

West Washington named 2017 Varsity Sports Superior Sportsmanship Award winners

West Washington is often described as a little school in the middle of a cornfield, but this past weekend, they made their mark on a national stage. The school was awarded the 2017 Superior …
Top Story more

A look at the 2017 Salem flood

Main Street was bumper to bumper traffic Sunday as people came to town to get a look at the flood damage. Be sure to pick up a copy of The Salem Leader on newsstands this evening for more in-depth …

South Main Bridge safe, says inspector

South Main Bridge safe, says inspector Leo Rumschlag, who conducts bridge inspections for the county, said the South Main Street bridge suffered only cosmetic damage from the tanks that crashed …
Local Business News more

Businesses devastated by flood waters

Nearly six inches of rain fell in a two hour time period Friday evening causing flood water to rise rapidly in the City of Salem. Businesses on Water Street, Main Street and along Brock Creek worked …