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Fun ride will help eradicate polio

Fun ride will help eradicate polio

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Keizer Rotary is sponsoring a family bike ride Sunday, June 29, that will double as a fundraiser to end polio. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is matching all money raised 2:1 as part of its efforts to fund polio research and get vaccination programs into countries without […]

UGM Walk For Hope Saturday

UGM Walk For Hope Saturday

The Union Gospel Mission of Salem is holding Walk For Hope 2014 this Saturday, June 21. The event starts at the downtown Salem UGM shelter at 9:30 a.m. and travels about five miles to end at the UGM’s Simonka Place in Keizer around 10:30. There will be bounce houses, balloon art, face painting and lunch […]

Tech school gets SKSB’s green light

Tech school gets SKSB’s green light

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The 2014-15 district budget and a partnership with Mountain West Career Technical Institute were approved at Tuesday’s Salem-Keizer School Board meeting. The budget was approved 6-0 with board chair Jim Green declaring a potential conflict of interest. The vote on the technical education partnership passed 5-1, with director Chuck […]

This camp will be a Blast

This camp will be a Blast

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Lt. Andrew Copeland with the Keizer Police Department was figuring he would have to really promote Blast Camp. Copeland had plans for promoting the June 17 to 20 event aimed at boys and girls going into grades 3 to 8. “We anticipated probably 50 kids,” he said. “Now we’re […]

2014 McNary Senior Awards winners

2014 McNary Senior Awards winners

Valedictorians and Salutatorians Valedictorians ……………………… Alyssa Andretta, Tristan Briggs, Katherine Brown, Dylan Bunten, Alexander Hunter, Alamjit Nagra, Hannah Raschko, Evan Rummerfield, Taylor Russell, Katie Stokes, Shelby Strout, Zachary Wehrli Salutatorians ……………………….. Catherine Clay, Samantha Hernandez, Eliana Voronko Business/Culinary/Industrial Arts Future Business Leaders of America Business Leadership Award ………………………. Wyatt Hoag Automotive Students of the Year …………………………… […]

A purpose-driven grad

A purpose-driven grad

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes AFJROTC Lt. Col. Tristan Briggs’ sense of purpose permeates most things he sets his mind to. It’s one of many reasons he takes such pride in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Program’s color guard, and chose it over other options like the rifle team. “I respect […]

Agenda for Keizer City Council

Agenda for Keizer City Council

Monday, July 16 at 7 p.m.

State’s WWII Memorial is dedicated on D-Day

State’s WWII Memorial is dedicated on D-Day

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes SALEM – The beauty of the day contrasted vividly with the somberness. Last Friday, June 6, the new Oregon World War II Memorial at Willson Park was dedicated, in the foreground of the state capitol building. It was estimated more than 250 World War II veterans were among the […]

Students, WNBA official address grads

Students, WNBA official address grads

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School Class of 2014 was sent off into the world surrounded by teachers and family Friday, June 6. Students Evan Rummerfield and Melanie Brower addressed the graduates, who numbered more than 400, alongside Reneé Brown, chief of basketball operation and player relations for the Women’s […]

School board hunts for new funding sources

School board hunts for new funding sources

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Ways to increase funding for schools were the main subjects of a work session of the state’s three largest school districts May 28 at the Local Government Center in Salem. Most of the school board members and a few administrators participated. The three largest districts are, in order, Portland […]

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