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A kid, a cop, a cake

A kid, a cop, a cake

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes As his birthday party continued, 5-year-old Mekhi was suddenly worried. He saw the tears streaming down the face of his mom, Shauntel Norman. “You happy?” Mekhi asked, concern written all over his face. Indeed Shauntel was. A month earlier, Shauntel and Mekhi came from a rough situation in Missouri. […]

Lacrosse team starts 2-0 in league contests

Lacrosse team starts 2-0 in league contests

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity lacrosse team is 2-0 in the North Valley Conference while battling through thick and thin in its first league games. The Celtics traded leads with the South Salem High School Saxons six times before putting the match away with an 11-9 final score […]

Police thinking of Pearsons

Police thinking of Pearsons

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In more ways than one, it was a difficult situation. On the night of March 5, police officers responded to a call at the Pearson residence on the 4800 block of Ventura Loop. The details known now are both chilling and heartbreaking. Brett Angus Pearson and friend Robert Daniel […]

Easter hunts abound in the valley this weekend

Easter hunts abound in the valley this weekend

Forecasts call for a beautiful spring weekend. Fortunately, there are plenty of outdoor events to be enjoyed. Here is a list of some of the Easter-related events taking place in the area this weekend. Friday, April 18 Bowlers at Town & Country lanes will get free raffle tickets for a drawing on Saturday, April 19. […]

Saving trees could alter location for The Big Toy

Saving trees could alter location for The Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Has a Keizer Planning Commission decision taken out some possible sites for The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park project? In recent months Mayor Lore Christopher has pushed to have the community build play structure constructed in the front of the orchard area by Chemawa Road. The orchard is […]

School board rakes in grants

School board rakes in grants

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Six grant budgets totaling $3,767,797 were approved at Tuesday night’s Salem-Keizer School Board meeting. Four came from the Oregon Department of Education and were headed by a $2,529,052 instructional services carryover, supplementing district resources to ensure that students in schools with high poverty percentages achieve high-quality education. Also from […]

District revenue ticks up

District revenue ticks up

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A relatively small revenue gain for the Salem-Keizer School District is expected for the 2014-15 school year. This would reverse a five-year trend of shortfalls, one of which was a drop of nearly $55 million in 2011-12. Paula Radich, interim superintendent, told the budget committee Tuesday it is too […]

New subdivision being built off Windsor Island Road

New subdivision being built off Windsor Island Road

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Shortly before the groundbreaking last Friday, gravel was still being moved for a road yet to be built. If all goes according to plan, by the end of 2015 that road – and 54 new homes – will be complete. That is the plan for Windsor Island Estates, a […]

Baseball team rebounds from losses, beat Lions

Baseball team rebounds from losses, beat Lions

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Late innings were not kind to the McNary High School varsity baseball team last week. The Celtics lost a 4-3 contest to Newberg High School when the Tigers put up a three-run seventh inning Wednesday, April 2. A 8-7 loss to Oregon City High School in 10 innings […]

Parks grant program is detailed

Parks grant program is detailed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Coming up with the matching grant program was step one. On Tuesday, members of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board hashed out details. In February, chair Brandon Smith proposed using the money the board gets each year as a matching grant program to help citizens get parks projects done. […]

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