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Playing his way to Utah

Playing his way to Utah

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Next fall, McNary High School senior Alex Hunter is headed to the University of Utah, but neither he nor his family will be worried about footing the bill. Hunter, a valedictorian and trombone player in the Celtic band, symphony and jazz band, netted a full-ride academic scholarship from […]

Poison oak issue resolved

Poison oak issue resolved

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The continued presence of poison oak by a local baseball field ignited some anger. A city councilor’s offhand comment about it on Facebook simply fanned the flames. The poison oak was discovered last month growing over a fence and onto the t-ball field in the northwest corner of the […]

Food programs a topic at WKNA

Food programs a topic at WKNA

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A bulk of this month’s West Keizer Neighborhood Association (WKNA) meeting centered around food. More specifically, most of the May 8 meeting centered around updates about the Community Garden at John Knox Presbyterian Church, the Keizer Community Food Bank and Marion-Polk Food Share. Nancy Morgan with the KCFB recalled […]

Keizer teachers to investigate Civil War geography, bring home lesson plans

Keizer teachers to investigate Civil War geography, bring home lesson plans

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For all the knowledge available in books, there’s something to be said for seeing historic sites in person. Two Keizer teachers, Matt Faatz and Alan Town, will be doing that next month with a trip to Civil War battlegrounds in Pennsylvania and Virginia. “I’ve been thinking a lot […]

A Sandy issue with students

A Sandy issue with students

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes McNary High School principal John Honey is well aware of the problems by the barrier separating the school from the neighborhood on Sandy Drive. “It has been the bane of my existence,” the fourth-year MHS principal said. “It has been a problem probably since the school opened and there […]

When the police and Latinos come together

When the police and Latinos come together

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes While the Keizer Iris Festival was bringing people together recently, another event was quietly bringing a community together as well. In conjunction with Pastor Jose Dominguez and Roland Herrera, Keizer police chief John Teague spoke to 50 people at Dominguez’s Light of the Valley (La Luz Del Valle) Church […]

She’s got… The Voice

She’s got… The Voice

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Next month, Keizer resident Angie Brown hopes to become a finalist on the NBC singing competition show “The Voice.” Two years ago, she was homeless. Brown fell on hard times after losing a job. “This was when the economy was really bad,” she recalled. “For two years we were […]

Flag poles dedicated at Ryan J. Hill Memorial Park

Flag poles dedicated at Ryan J. Hill Memorial Park

  By DEE MOORE For the Keizertimes The sun slid behind the gathering clouds as the small, solemn crowd congregated on Memorial Day to honor Pfc. Ryan Hill and dedicate the new flag poles recently added to the park named after the Keizer Army war hero who fell in 2007. The grey sky – which […]

WMS students plan movie night

WMS students plan movie night

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The current crop of leadership students at Whiteaker Middle School wasn’t content with leaving next year’s students in a financial lurch. Instead, they’re hosting an end-of-the-school-year movie night Friday, May 30, to give next year’s class a funding cushion. “We liked the idea of movie night and bringing […]

Budget committee holds line on money for HS swimming

Budget committee holds line on money for HS swimming

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Salem-Keizer School District’s 2014-15 budget proposal, representing the first projected revenue gain in five years, received budget committee recommendation Tuesday. The budget committee met Monday and Tuesday for comments from the audience before recommending the $616,356,557 proposal, which the School Board is expected to adopt June 10. Receiving […]

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