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‘No’ vote on charter school

‘No’ vote on charter school

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A second draft proposal for a fifth charter school in the Salem-Keizer School District received a negative vote from the School Board on Tuesday on the advice of the school administration. Superintendent Christy Perry told the board an administrative committee found the second proposal to fall short of a […]

A real lifesaver

A real lifesaver

A volunteer paramedic with Keizer Fire District was honored for her life-saving efforts in Salem last week. On Jan. 2, Samantha Howell, an employee of Pioneer Trust Bank in Salem and a KFD volunteer, was working when a 78-year-old man collapsed and stopped breathing. Howell immediately started CPR and directed staff members at the bank […]

Uptown Music farewell to Jim Nardi Feb. 18

Uptown Music farewell to Jim Nardi Feb. 18

Keizer’s Uptown Music will be saying goodbye to founder Jim Nardi at a special free event Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. The 24th anniversary celebration and 3rd Wednesday Night Jam takes place at Uptown Music, located at 3827 River Road North. Nardi opened Uptown Music in 1991 and sold the business to […]

‘Power couple’ gets Service to Ed award

‘Power couple’ gets Service to Ed award

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Pillow talk in the Lee household revolves around children. No, Chuck and Krina Lee aren’t talking about their children at 3 a.m. They are talking about all students in the Salem-Keizer School District – a district Chuck has wanted to be called Keizer-Salem for years. That dedication to students […]

Agenda for Keizer City Council Meeting

Agenda for Keizer City Council Meeting

Tuesday, February 17

MHS artists show off their work

MHS artists show off their work

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Kaeleigh Dunn, Janice Nelson and Deanna Saukov are three of more than 60 students participating in an McNary High School art exhibit at the Keizer Art Association throughout February. The prospect of showing their work to a wider audience is both nerve-wracking and exciting. “It makes me feel […]

Rep. Post to meet and greet over coffee

Rep. Post to meet and greet over coffee

New elected state representative Bill Post (R-Keizer) will be holding a meet-and-greet with constituents next Friday, Feb. 20. The event takes place from 8:30 to 9 a.m. at Big Town Hero, located at 5099 River Road North in Keizer’s Schoolhouse Square. Post wants to meet with constituents during the recently begun legislative session, to hear […]

WMS Wolverines work on bullying antidote: kindness

WMS Wolverines work on bullying antidote: kindness

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Donna Burnett, a counselor at Whiteaker Middle School, was surveying the possibilities for an anti-bullying campaign when she had an epiphany. “You can’t get kids to buy into a negative goal. They’re not going to admit they are a bully, and the only ones those efforts speak to […]

An awarding night in Keizer [with VIDEO]

An awarding night in Keizer [with VIDEO]

View more photos in our Facebook gallery at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152598094071976.1073741876.97073111975&type=3 By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Former city councilors scored a sweep at the 2014 Keizer Chamber First Citizen Award Banquet last Saturday, Jan. 31 at Keizer Quality Suites. Former Keizer Mayor and councilor Lore Christopher was named First Citizen; former Keizer City Councilor Joe Egli picked […]

School board struggles to define success

School board struggles to define success

Colleges say local students ‘underprepared’

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