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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 […]

Students honored for making big changes

Students honored for making big changes

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Five Keizer Teens were honored at the annual Turnaround Awards banquet Tuesday, May 13. The awards celebrate students who make concerted efforts to change their attitudes, grades or both at schools in the Salem area. They are sponsored by Keizer’s Town & Country Bowling Center. Fredy Santiago was […]

Former Keizer teacher will lead school district

Former Keizer teacher will lead school district

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Christy Perry, the former Keizer Elementary School teacher who has been the superintendent of the Dallas School District for the last nine years, will be the next superintendent of the Salem-Keizer School District. The Salem-Keizer School Board hired Perry last Tuesday night. She will take her position July 1, […]

McNary students-athletes add a hyphen: mentor

McNary students-athletes add a hyphen: mentor

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The last time Garrett Hittner and Hayden Gosling stepped into classrooms at Clear Lake Elementary School, everything – the rooms, the books, the desks – seemed a lot bigger. Probably because they were fifth graders at the time. “Everything about the school seems to have changed,” Gosling said. […]

Happy ending for Job the dog

Happy ending for Job the dog

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Petra McClune had just the name for the sweet dog. Early last week the Keizer resident found a dog off Willamette Drive. Based on the dog’s wounds and the struggles he ended up enduring, McClune gave him the name of Job – based on the man in the Bible […]

Photo Gallery: 2014 Keizer Iris Festival

Photo Gallery: 2014 Keizer Iris Festival

  Check out these photos from this year’s Keizer Iris Festival. Here are this years award winners… Senior Talent Show sponsored by Willamette Lutheran Retirement Community First place: Rich Forester, vocals Second place: Judy Chartier, vocals Third place: Eileen Booth, vocals and tap dance routine Battle of the Bands: Top three: Zero Seasons, Felony Flats, Sleight […]

Teacher inspired with a little hocus pocus

Teacher inspired with a little hocus pocus

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Gubser Elementary School music teacher Holly Albertson is magic. She can make a piece of thread tied to a recorder feel like a medal of honor. To her students, that simple piece of string is indicative of the level they’ve reached as players, and highly coveted. For Albertson, […]

Fegles named Distinguished Young Woman

Fegles named Distinguished Young Woman

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s Julia Fegles is the first solo winner of the Distinguished Young Woman of Keizer program. Until this year the scholarship program named two annual winners, but this time only Fegles will go on to represent Keizer in the statewide program in August. “I’m very excited […]

Ready to run in Keizer

Ready to run in Keizer

By DEE MOORE For the Keizertimes Running is Rebekah Maddox’s life, so much so that she will be running her first marathon this weekend at the inaugural Iris Festival event on Sunday. The 18-year-old McNary High School senior is on the school’s track team and was on the cross country team this past fall. But […]

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Monday, May 19 at 7 p.m.

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