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Rawlins properties auction April 29

Rawlins properties auction April 29

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Two last steps were taken Monday evening to prepare for the auction of the Rawlins properties later this month. During a brief Urban Renewal Agency meeting Monday evening, agents authorized the payment of Urban Renewal Funds to the city for the properties in Keizer Station Area A. Per the […]

Teaching and being taught

Teaching and being taught

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes JoAnn Barker has learned a few things in her 29 years on the job at a preschool teacher at Keizer Christian Church. For example, garage sales make perfect places for picking up supplies like beads and googly eyes. Lessons in self-control and patience are best reserved for April […]

Pot moratorium bumped to ’15

Pot moratorium bumped to ’15

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Keizer City Council is following the lead of others in regards to a moratorium on medical marijuana facilities within city limits. At a Monday meeting, councilors unanimously agreed to extend the moratorium from its original Aug. 6 date to May 1, 2015. That date is the outside date […]

Hot bats lift Lady Celts over Vikings, Crusaders

Hot bats lift Lady Celts over Vikings, Crusaders

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity softball team added two wins and a loss to its record last week, but the team continues to exceed some of the highest expectations of its coach. “One girl gets a hit and then it triggers everyone else. It seems like every game we […]

ESL at home on iPod

ESL at home on iPod

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In a classroom, elementary students learning English as a second language have access to a variety of support systems that range from teachers and counselors to volunteers and fellow students. However, to make the strides required by state standards, those same students need to practice at home where […]

Grad students helping figure out bus options

Grad students helping figure out bus options

BY CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When it came time to gather ridership opinions, Salem-Keizer Transit Agency officials turned to the youth. More specifically, transit leaders turned to Paradigm Planning, a group of Portland State University Masters of Urban Planning students interested in transportation, land use and community engagement. A six-member team of grad students […]

Track and field team picks up where it left off

Track and field team picks up where it left off

The McNary High School track and field teams took part in an icebreaker meet at Sprague High School Wednesday, March 18, that seems to forecast the Keizer team is a force to be reckoned with. The meet included athletes from Sprague and McKay high schools, but the Celts dominated in a number of events. For […]

WKNA members do some spring cleaning

WKNA members do some spring cleaning

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Spring has been in the air with the West Keizer Neighborhood Association. One visible example took place March 15, when a group of WKNA residents took part in their annual Adopt-a-Street event. Chemawa Road was cleaned up from Keizer Rapids Park on the west end to the intersection with […]

Councilors give feedback about Parks Board plans

Councilors give feedback about Parks Board plans

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Mayor Lore Christopher warned of the uphill battle, but complimented Keizer Parks and Advisory Board members on their desire to add a city parks employee. At their meeting last month, Parks Board members made a recommendation to add a utility worker to the parks department, citing the workload on […]

MHS grad’s short film will take you to an ‘alien planet’ a day trip away

MHS grad’s short film will take you to an ‘alien planet’ a day trip away

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School graduate Zeek Earl debuted his latest short film, Prospect, at the South by Southwest in early March. The full film, the tale of a daughter and father searching for rare material on a toxic planet with hope of striking it rich, is now available for […]

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