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MHS arts made grad into jack-of-all-trades

MHS arts made grad into jack-of-all-trades

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Bentley Michaels was living in Los Angeles and attending classes at Musicians Institute in 2009 when his roommate bailed on him, leaving him holding the bag on a $1,200-a-month apartment. It’s a cliché, right? Someone heads to the bright lights of LA with a dream and little else […]

One complex, two projects

One complex, two projects

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Danielle Bethell knew she’d be working on her project at Keizer Little League Park on Monday. What she didn’t know was it ended up being an unofficial Spruce Up KLL Park Day of sorts. Bethell and her helpers Joe Miller and James Willwert from Dalke Construction, as well […]

School board leases new land

School board leases new land

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A proposed 10-year lease of an acre of the Central Kitchen Site, at $1,791.67 per month for the first two years, was approved at Tuesday’s Salem-Keizer School Board meeting. City of Salem approval of a zone change will be necessary for the lease to take effect. A zone change […]

MHS seniors soar past reading goals

MHS seniors soar past reading goals

  By EVAN RUMMERFIELD For the Keizertimes McNary High School’s seniors recently made history. The class of 2014 will be the school’s first in which every student passed the OAKS State Reading Test, a test required to graduate. If a senior is not able to graduate this year, it is not because of the state […]

KFD honors volunteer of the year, others

KFD honors volunteer of the year, others

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes According to highly-placed sources in the Keizer Fire District, Lt. Bill Herring, Jr., can cook up one of the best prime ribs you’ll ever eat. But Herring’s culinary skills weren’t the reason for his selection as KFD Volunteer of the Year at a banquet last month. “He […]

Picture contest winner announced

Picture contest winner announced

We asked for them and you delivered. When snow covered Keizer on Feb. 7, we asked on Facebook and asked our readers to send snow pictures. To sweeten the deal, we put out a carrot: the winning entrant would get a free subscription for a year. A number of great entries were submitted. We are […]

MPFS seeks more self-sufficiency sustainability

MPFS seeks more self-sufficiency sustainability

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Accepting a check was only part of the evening for Mike Garrison and Phil McCorkle. The two from Marion-Polk Food Share (MPFS) accepted a check for $19,297.89 from Brigett Eisele at the Jan. 16 Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association meeting from the Gubser Miracle of Christmas. “In the last year, […]

Miller surprised with Merchant of the Year award

Miller surprised with Merchant of the Year award

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It was certainly a good way to end a difficult week for Rob Miller. Miller earned the Merchant’s Award at the Jan. 25 Keizer First Citizen Awards banquet, just a few days after learning he was no longer managing Hertz Equipment Rentals in Salem. When it came time to […]

Mark Caillier, Keizer’s MVP

Mark Caillier, Keizer’s MVP

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes On one hand, Mark Caillier knew what was coming. After all, as Caillier and others listened to Derik Milton present the President’s Award – the first of two, it turned out – at the Jan. 25 Keizer First Citizen Awards banquet, a picture of Caillier briefly flashed on […]

Taylor a student favorite

Taylor a student favorite

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes What happens when teaching transcends the boundaries of reading, writing and arithmetic? When teaching goes beyond the simple definitions of teacher and student? When the teacher is an educator, to be sure, but meets his students as a fellow traveler? For the answers, look no further than the […]

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