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Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Monday, April 6 at 7 p.m.

They work hard for the ivy

They work hard for the ivy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Some work for the money. Some work in exchange for food or beer. And then you have Chip and Ergo, who are helping to clean up the poison ivy around Keizer Rapids Park. Chip and Ergo work for ivy. After all, they are goats. Vince Alvarez has lived right […]

Former McNary coach rises to new challenge

Former McNary coach rises to new challenge

By Nancy Baldwin Health Educator, Salem Health Making positive strides while dealing with cancer is a major win—and many patients are experiencing the thrill of victory, thanks to retired McNary High School football coach Dave Snook. Turns out, coaching cancer patients is a lot like team sports. “Everyone has their own strengths and challenges, so […]

Keizer illustrator’s 1st video game, Paperbound, on shelves in 11 days

Keizer illustrator’s 1st video game, Paperbound, on shelves in 11 days

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes During the past 17 months, Keizerite Mike Smith has dedicated much of his time to creating the characters for a new video game, Paperbound, that will debut on Playstation and Windows platforms March 31. In that time, he’s created more than 15 gigabytes of artwork (translation: a lot). […]

Audio journal presents look into Celt senior’s life

Audio journal presents look into Celt senior’s life

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In January, I met with McNary High School senior David Henderson and handed him a small voice recorder. We’d never met before, but I wanted to know more about his life as a high school student. “My first thought was it would be interesting, but I wasn’t sure […]

Goodall School gets renewal from SKSB

Goodall School gets renewal from SKSB

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A revised contract renewal for Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School was approved by the Salem-Keizer School Board on Tuesday. The new five-year term, which will begin July 1, had received board approval Dec. 9, 2014, but after reviewing state and district policies, school personnel asked for a revision. The […]

Comcast helping Big Toy project

Comcast helping Big Toy project

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A cable TV company learned about a big park project in Keizer thanks to e-mail. That led to Tim Goodman, director of Government Affairs for Comcast Cable in Oregon and Southwest Washington, publicly thanking Janet Carlson at the March 2 Keizer City Council meeting. Carlson, the Marion County commissioner, […]

Knight of Arts ‘amazing’ success

Knight of Arts ‘amazing’ success

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary’s Knight of Arts was a success in almost every way imaginable. The event, held Saturday, March 7, at McNary High School brought in about $35,000. Funds will be used to pay down the cost of the music programs’ latest CDs in addition to helping install a closed-circuit […]

Clear Lake funder set for Saturday

Clear Lake funder set for Saturday

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Clear Lake Elementary School is hosting its annual dinner and auction at Keizer Civic Center Saturday, March 14. The event includes silent and big-ticket auction items as well as a four-course meal donated by McNary Restaurant. Tickets are $20 per person or $120 for a table of eight […]

Pinot for the Parks coming on Friday

Pinot for the Parks coming on Friday

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Have some wine and food, help a playground project. The third annual Pinot for the Parks fundraiser takes place Friday, March 13. The event, put on by the Keizer Parks Foundation, runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Road N. Tax-deductible tickets are […]

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