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Keizer woman wins ‘Super Bowl’ of Rodeo

Keizer woman wins ‘Super Bowl’ of Rodeo

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In September, most of the women who were headed to the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) earlier this month had already secured their spot. Keizer’s Amber “Amberleigh” Moore was still on the bubble. “I was ranked about 16th or 17th and only the top 15 get to […]

Local nonprofit has near-perfect record in resheltering families

Local nonprofit has near-perfect record in resheltering families

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer City Council got a glimpse into one of the more successful organizations tackling the problem of homelessness in the mid-Willamette Valley. Recently-arrived Keizer resident TJ Putman briefly spoke to the council about his work as executive director of the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN), a non-profit collective […]

McNary assistant principal moonlights in the dojo

McNary assistant principal moonlights in the dojo

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Rhonda Rhodes, an assistant principal at McNary High School, remembers life before she was introduced to Jiu-Jitsu as a college student at Oregon State. “I was one of those people that was capable but I’m certain I had ADHD before they diagnosed it,” Rhodes said. “When I was in […]

School board looks at student safety

School board looks at student safety

By HERB SWETT Of the Keizertimes Student harassment of other students was the topic most discussed at Tuesday’s meeting of the Salem-Keizer School Board. The harassment issue came under the heading of student safety, one of many items in the proposed 2017-18 legislative priorities and policies of the Oregon School Boards Association. The board approved […]

GED program coming to McNary

GED program coming to McNary

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Of McNary High School’s more than 2,000 students, only 28 or less than 1.4 percent are considered dropouts. But for principal Erik Jespersen and assistant principal Rhonda Rhodes, that is 28 too many. Beginning in February, McNary will be the first high school in the Salem-Keizer school district to […]

Every child deserves a birthday party

Every child deserves a birthday party

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes When Laura Perez, former principal at Whiteaker Middle School, returned from a mission trip to Mexico committed to make a difference in her community, she met with Sheronne Blasi, and the two friends went on a long walk. “We just had a shared vision for the work we’d like […]

Keizer couple releases Christmas album

Keizer couple releases Christmas album

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Liz and Nate Dunn decided in March that they were going to record and release a Christmas album, but it led to serious discussion with their kids, Ingrid, Gretchen and Jonathan, during the summer months. “We sat down with them and explained what we were going to do, […]

A comic book wedding…

A comic book wedding…

Couple ties the knot in Keizer comic store

McNary senior leads The Snowman’s Dance

McNary senior leads The Snowman’s Dance

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes It’s not Christmas at City Dance Theatre until the studio’s annual performances of The Snowman’s Dance. “As much as Nutcracker is a tradition in the ballet world, this has become a tradition for our families,” director Zoe-Lisa Banton said. “My kids know nothing happens in my house until after […]

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

CITY OF KEIZER MISSION STATEMENT KEEP CITY GOVERNMENT COSTS AND SERVICES TO A MINIMUM BY PROVIDING CITY SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY IN A COORDINATED, EFFICIENT, AND LEAST COST FASHION AGENDA KEIZER CITY COUNCIL REGULAR SESSION Monday, December 5, 2016 7:00 p.m. Robert L. Simon Council Chambers Keizer, Oregon 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. ROLL CALL […]

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