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Breakdancing added at McNary

Breakdancing added at McNary

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes After a conversation with his older brother, Ricky Perez decided he wanted to be more active as he began his junior year at McNary High School and join a club. But looking through the list, there wasn’t one that interested him. So Perez decided to start his own—Aztec Rhythm, […]

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, October 17, 2016 7:00 p.m. Robert L. Simon Council Chambers Keizer, Oregon 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. ROLL CALL […]

Into the light

Into the light

Why talking about suicide matters

Salem-Keizer added school nurses

Salem-Keizer added school nurses

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Nearly half of school nurse positions were cut in Oregon between 2010 and 2015, according to a report released in September by the Oregon School Employees Association (OSEA), Oregon School Nurses Association (OSNA), Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) and Upstream Public Health. But Eric Richards, director of student services, said […]

Community garden grows row-by-row

Community garden grows row-by-row

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Carol Ann Burks went to the Marion-Polk Food Share (MPFS) in 2004 looking to volunteer. She expected to be packing food boxes, but she ended up helping water a community greenhouse. “I told them I wasn’t a gardener, but that was what they needed help with,” Burks said. […]

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Monday, October 3

McNary drama ‘reaching for more’

McNary drama ‘reaching for more’

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes From going to space to The Addams Family to a twist on Shakespeare, the McNary drama department is “reaching for more” in its 30th season inside the Ken Collins Theater. The first show, Defying Gravity, Nov. 2-5, centers around the 1986 Challenger explosion and focuses primarily on the teacher, […]

Keizer Oral History Project needs a new anchor

Keizer Oral History Project needs a new anchor

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Anita Zahniser volunteered for the Keizer Points of Interest Committee, she hadn’t even heard of the Keizer Oral History Project, but she became the driving force behind it for the last year and a half. In more ways than one, Zahniser has molded the Oral History Project […]

MURAL ACCOMPLISHED

MURAL ACCOMPLISHED

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes More than a year of work on the Iris Festival Parade mural – all 1,400 square feet of it – was brought to conclusion at a dedication ceremony Saturday, Sept. 10. “The great thing about it is that (the mural) has history already,” said Jill Hagen, the project […]

Keizer remembers 15 years later

Keizer remembers 15 years later

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Keizer Fire District gathered with the community Sunday morning to honor and remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001. On the 15th observance year, KFD held its reverent and respectful memorial of those who were lost on 9-11, those who have sacrificed since, and those who still serve […]

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