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Past articles by Michael:

SJ Kids at Salem Academy get silly

Kindergartners in Amy Winsor's class at Salem Academy get their photo taken. Ashlyn Vaughn's answer to the question "What do you think of first when you wake up?" inspired this week's SJ Kids cartoon. → Read More

Mona Lisas and mad hatters at Holding Court

But all comers kept their heads this week at the Court Street Dairy Lunch restaurant downtown. → Read More

Holding Court: Author Adrienne Dillard

Salem author Adrienne Dillard will help locals take a trip back in time by discussing her book Saturday, Sept. 24 in London as part of her publisher MadeGlobal’s “An Evening with the Authors” event. → Read More

Podcast: Cape Kiwanda toppling to foster fare follow-up

Tune in for the last installment of our weekly podcast, the City-State Seven. → Read More

Podcast: Smelly city to troubling foster care system, Salem weathers a wacky week

In the last week of the Oregon State Fair, and the week leading up to the new school year, Salem has had its share of quixotic news. → Read More

In a twist, United Way makes the pledge

In a bit of a twist, the United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley made a big pledge to the community Thursday afternoon at its Community Celebration luncheon. → Read More

Cooling off at the Court Street Dairy Lunch

Wide array of community newsmakers show up this week to speak to Holding Court crew. → Read More

Freebies rule at Holding Court this week

The community will benefit from a largess that includes little libraries and a Constitutional history lecture. → Read More

Calf visits Holding Court

Iris, a Holstein (think black and white spotted dairy breed) born on the Van Dam Dairy Farm in Turner almost two weeks ago, was cute enough to encourage folks to eat fish instead of burgers at the Dairy Lunch. → Read More

Cow steals hearts at Holding Court this week

A 10-day-old Holstein helps to put the dairy into the Court Street Dairy Lunch on Tuesday. → Read More

The City-State Seven Podcast: Spousal rape defendant to "Romeo and Juliet" therapy horses

The City-State Seven podcast is a weekly compilation of the top seven biggest, most interesting and most engaging local stories covered by the Statesman Journal. → Read More

Is there a grant in your future?

Want to help kids? Apply for a Rotary grant or donate $25 to United Way → Read More

Holding Court revisits the 1970s and 1600s

Shakespeare's cross-dressing characters and runners and walkers embracing the '70s hustle to Holding Court this week. → Read More

Children rule at Holding Court this week

The news was about Christmas in July and other happenings, but there were cute kids in every corner of the Dairy Lunch. → Read More

Creekside Chat: July 13

Nature calls (for volunteers) at state park gift shop → Read More

Biggest prop yet comes to Holding Court

A World War II amphibious DUKW vehicle stops by the Court Street Dairy Lunch restaurant on Tuesday. → Read More

Canyon Conversations

SummerFest's new features; an act of kindness for a local boy; → Read More

A doff of the hat to all Holding Court hats

There were hats being passed and worn throughout the Court Street Dairy Lunch this week. → Read More

Trees are fundamental to Silverton's character

As a garden city of Oregon, trees are interwoven into Silverton's character → Read More

Making music and the news at Holding Court

The Court Street Dairy Lunch is serenaded by a musical duo while others shared their news and notes indoors. → Read More