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A kid, a cop, a cake

A kid, a cop, a cake

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes As his birthday party continued, 5-year-old Mekhi was suddenly worried. He saw the tears streaming down the face of his mom, Shauntel Norman. “You happy?” Mekhi asked, concern written all over his face. Indeed Shauntel was. A month earlier, Shauntel and Mekhi came from a rough situation in Missouri. […]

Easter hunts abound in the valley this weekend

Easter hunts abound in the valley this weekend

Forecasts call for a beautiful spring weekend. Fortunately, there are plenty of outdoor events to be enjoyed. Here is a list of some of the Easter-related events taking place in the area this weekend. Friday, April 18 Bowlers at Town & Country lanes will get free raffle tickets for a drawing on Saturday, April 19. […]

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Monday, April 24 at 7 p.m.

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

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School board rakes in grants

School board rakes in grants

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Six grant budgets totaling $3,767,797 were approved at Tuesday night’s Salem-Keizer School Board meeting. Four came from the Oregon Department of Education and were headed by a $2,529,052 instructional services carryover, supplementing district resources to ensure that students in schools with high poverty percentages achieve high-quality education. Also from […]

District revenue ticks up

District revenue ticks up

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A relatively small revenue gain for the Salem-Keizer School District is expected for the 2014-15 school year. This would reverse a five-year trend of shortfalls, one of which was a drop of nearly $55 million in 2011-12. Paula Radich, interim superintendent, told the budget committee Tuesday it is too […]

Photo Gallery: Keizer Rotary Club Raffle Party

Photo Gallery: Keizer Rotary Club Raffle Party

The Keizer Rotary Club held its annual Raffle Party with a tropical theme on Saturday, April 12, at the Keizer Civic Center.  More than $60,000 was raised.  Vickie Jackson was the chair of the event. Melinda Parker was the winner of the grand prize of gold and silver valued at $10,000. Dennis Koho won the […]

Big Toy initiator resigns his role, cites family

Big Toy initiator resigns his role, cites family

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes William Stitt was thinking of his children when he first brought up the idea of a regional play structure in Keizer. Stitt was also thinking of his children when he recently stepped down from the Community Build Task Force that is overseeing The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park […]

Teaching and being taught

Teaching and being taught

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes JoAnn Barker has learned a few things in her 29 years on the job at a preschool teacher at Keizer Christian Church. For example, garage sales make perfect places for picking up supplies like beads and googly eyes. Lessons in self-control and patience are best reserved for April […]

ESL at home on iPod

ESL at home on iPod

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In a classroom, elementary students learning English as a second language have access to a variety of support systems that range from teachers and counselors to volunteers and fellow students. However, to make the strides required by state standards, those same students need to practice at home where […]

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