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Cake icon goes with ganache

Cake icon goes with ganache

Oregon’s chocolate cake expert Gerry Frank kept a poker face as he tasted and scored the 15 entries in the Willamette Lutheran Retirement Community’s Taste of Home Chocolate Cake Contest Feb. 11. Frank, who judges the state fairground chocolate cake contest each year, was invited by Willamette Lutheran’s marketing director Kay Hayes to judge their […]

Clem not prepared for the President’s Award

Clem not prepared for the President’s Award

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Having recently stepped down from public office, Dan Clem figured there was no reason to dress up for the Keizer First Citizen Awards Banquet on Jan. 31. Besides, the former Salem City Councilor didn’t anticipate winning anything so a sweater, jeans and tennis shoes seemed to be safe enough. […]

Egli continues tradition as Keizer’s Merchant of Year

Egli continues tradition as  Keizer’s Merchant of Year

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It only looked like Joe Egli was practicing scenes from “Rocky.” In reality, Egli was just a tad nervous while delivering a short speech Jan. 31 after being named 2014 Merchant of the Year at the Keizer First Citizen and Awards Banquet. Shortly after his name was called by […]

Lessons in Celt video production courses carry students far beyond the classroom

Lessons in Celt video production courses carry students far beyond the classroom

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Despite taking video production classes for all her four years at McNary High School, Liv Pond isn’t planning to study film in college. That doesn’t mean what she’s gleaned from her time in teacher Jason Heimerdinger’s studio room will be going to waste. “I want to travel the […]

Abbas a merit finalist

Abbas a merit finalist

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Of all the high school students in the country, McNary High School senior Zach Abbas has an honor few others can claim: National Merit Finalist. “I wasn’t expecting to be a semifinalist. I was completely blown away. Then hearing that I was a finalist … it was just […]

‘No’ vote on charter school

‘No’ vote on charter school

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A second draft proposal for a fifth charter school in the Salem-Keizer School District received a negative vote from the School Board on Tuesday on the advice of the school administration. Superintendent Christy Perry told the board an administrative committee found the second proposal to fall short of a […]

A real lifesaver

A real lifesaver

A volunteer paramedic with Keizer Fire District was honored for her life-saving efforts in Salem last week. On Jan. 2, Samantha Howell, an employee of Pioneer Trust Bank in Salem and a KFD volunteer, was working when a 78-year-old man collapsed and stopped breathing. Howell immediately started CPR and directed staff members at the bank […]

Uptown Music farewell to Jim Nardi Feb. 18

Uptown Music farewell to Jim Nardi Feb. 18

Keizer’s Uptown Music will be saying goodbye to founder Jim Nardi at a special free event Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. The 24th anniversary celebration and 3rd Wednesday Night Jam takes place at Uptown Music, located at 3827 River Road North. Nardi opened Uptown Music in 1991 and sold the business to […]

‘Power couple’ gets Service to Ed award

‘Power couple’ gets Service to Ed award

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Pillow talk in the Lee household revolves around children. No, Chuck and Krina Lee aren’t talking about their children at 3 a.m. They are talking about all students in the Salem-Keizer School District – a district Chuck has wanted to be called Keizer-Salem for years. That dedication to students […]

Agenda for Keizer City Council Meeting

Agenda for Keizer City Council Meeting

Tuesday, February 17

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