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School district looking at $20 million deficit

School district looking at $20 million deficit

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Another deficit projection greeted the Salem-Keizer School District Budget Committee at its first 2012-13 meeting Tuesday. The 2012-13 deficit, estimated at more than $20.5 million after a $500,000 technology investment that the district administration has considered necessary for maintaining quality of education, represents a much smaller drop in resources […]

Planned Parenthood under fire at school board meeting

Planned Parenthood under fire at school board meeting

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Get Planned Parenthood out of the classroom, 19 audience members urged the Salem-Keizer School Board on Tuesday. Planned Parenthood has been involved in teaching health classes in Salem-Keizer schools, and the 19 spoke of different experiences, some personal, that prompted them to argue that it was giving students the […]

School board marks $42M for repairs

School board marks $42M for repairs

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Use of remaining bond funds primarily for repair and renovation of schools was approved at Tuesday’s Salem-Keizer School Board meeting. The available funds from the 2008 bond total about $66.7 million, of which about $42 million would go repair and renovation after allocating $15 million over the next six […]

Volcanoes take final game to 13 innings, 7-6 win

Volcanoes take final game to 13 innings, 7-6 win

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A walk-off 13th-inning single by Stephen Branca scored Trevor Brown on Saturday to end the Volcanoes’ season with a 7-6 win over the visiting Tri-City Dust Devils and a .500 record for the second half. The overall 2012 record put Salem-Keizer at the bottom of the West Division of […]

Dust Devils can’t stir up win

Dust Devils can’t stir up win

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Volcanoes reached the .500 mark for the second half of the 2012 season by edging the Tri-City Dust Devils 4-3 Tuesday at home. Tri-City scored first, Salem-Keizer tied the score at 2-2 in the third inning, each club scored a run in the fifth, and a solo home […]

Volcanoes get 2-1 win in 13 innings

Volcanoes get 2-1 win in 13 innings

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Aug. 22: Volcanoes 3, Spokane 0 Salem-Keizer followed its first shutout win of the season with its second, blanking Spokane in the first game of its series there. Volcano starter Joe Biagini allowed five hits but no walks and struck out eight in his six innings. Tyler Mizenko, closing […]

School board approves pool lease

School board approves pool lease

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Lease of the Olinger swimming pool facility on the North Salem High School campus was approved for first reading by the Salem-Keizer School Board last week. The facility, according to Michael Wolfe, chief operations officer for the district, is in good condition but has been idle since 2009. The […]

Rapp home run saves Volcanoes from shut out

Rapp home run saves Volcanoes from shut out

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Volcanoes had only two hits in a 4-1 loss to Vancouver at home Monday and just missed their second straight shutout thanks to a ninth-inning home run by Joe Rapp. The Canadians’ starting and winning pitcher, Taylor Cole, allowed one hit and two walks in his six innings […]

Volcanoes split wins, losses

Volcanoes split wins, losses

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Aug. 15: Volcanoes 13, Hawks 5 Resuming their powerhouse attack, the Volcanoes ended their series at Boise with a win that included five home runs. Mac Williamson hit two homers and Joe Rapp, Stephen Yarrow and Andrew Cain one each. The Hawks, who were ahead 4-3 after four innings, […]

Volcanoes can’t overcome fifth inning onslaught

Volcanoes can’t overcome fifth inning onslaught

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Volcanoes never recovered from a five-run blowout in the Eugene half of the first inning Saturday and lost the second game of their home series 11-6. Despite outhitting the Emeralds 13-12 and showing life in the ninth inning, the Volcanoes failed to get rallies going at other times […]

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