Author: Derek Wiley

Girl Scout gives stuffed animals to local hospitals

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Born premature, Ashlee Ellis was comforted by stuffed animals, particularly a pink and white dog and a small giraffe, as she lived in hospital emergency rooms fighting asthma and other health issues. Now a healthy eighth grader at Whiteaker Middle School, Ellis wants to make sure all kids get that same comfort. Working towards her Girl Scouts silver award, Ellis collected over 500 items including stuffed animals, blankets, coloring books and fuzzy socks to be donated to hospital pediatric and emergency rooms in Salem, Silverton, Stayton and Dallas. “I decided to do this...

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Coach gives McNary experienced voice

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes In his mid 60s, Bob Plantz was still giving lessons but thought he was probably done coaching baseball on a team when he got a call from a former player. It was Larry Keeker at McNary. He needed a pitching coach and wanted to know if Plantz was interested. The two met at Applebee’s. “It was a little bit of a surprise,” Plantz said. “I had to check with my wife and she said, ‘Get out of the house.’ It was real easy (to say yes). In all seriousness, Larry does a fantastic...

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Hear from school board candidates

The Salem-Keizer School Board will host a candidate forum on Thursday, April 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Straub Middle School cafeteria, 1920 Wilmington Ave NW Salem. On the agenda is an introduction of candidates, opening statements and then a question and answer session. There will also be a resource table for candidate materials. Running for school board are Mark Bateman, Kathy Gross, Kathleen Harder and Ross Swartzendruber in Zone 1; Jonathan Baker and Sheronne Blasi in Zone 2, Jesse Lippold and Levi Herrera-Lopez in Zone 5; and Paul Kyllo in Zone...

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Childress, Perez lead tennis team

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary tennis coach Garrett Jensen was surprised at the number of girls that came out after the Lady Celts graduated nearly half their team last season. “We’ve got a lot of girls, 22,” Jensen said. “We picked up just as many as we lost.” McNary is once again led by junior Hannah Childress, who finished third in the Greater Valley Conference and then lost in the second round of the 6A state tournament last season. While the goal is to improve on that mark, it won’t be easy for Childress, who must go...

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