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School board: Pension bonds get approval

School board: Pension bonds get approval

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Saving the Salem-Keizer School District large amounts of money by issuing pension obligation bonds was approved at Tuesday’s school board meeting. The bonds will pay down the district’s portion of the state liability of the Public Employees Retirement System. District staff had told the board that the district would […]

New art coming to River Rd.

New art coming to River Rd.

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes More public art is coming to Keizer. At their Oct. 28 meeting, members of the new Keizer Arts Commission meeting approved the placement of two sculptures. One of them, depicting a tuxedo-clad man with a staff and top hat, will be placed on a slab at Copper Creek Mercantile […]

Walker headed to St. Martin’s

Walker headed to St. Martin’s

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Before the varsity baseball season got underway last spring, Head Coach Larry Keeker heard the same thing about Mickey Walker from two different assistants during an intrasquad scrimmage. “They said Mickey knows he belongs, and he knows he belongs on the mound. When he walks out there and […]

Taking a surface look at Big Toy

Taking a surface look at Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Now the location is known for the Big Toy. The website is up and running at keizerbigtoy.org. Among the details still to be determined: what the Big Toy will be placed on. Members of the Keizer City Council approved a new location for the community build play structure at […]

2014 season took toll on gridders’ bodies, spirits

2014 season took toll on gridders’ bodies, spirits

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes At the beginning of the football season, the McNary High School varsity football team was expected to be a major player in the new Greater Valley Conference. However, a key early loss and then an ever-growing number of injuries began taking its toll on the team, and the […]

Drill duo seeks oohs, ahhs

Drill duo seeks oohs, ahhs

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Two years later, Connor Hogan and Dawson Young can still vividly remember unpacking the dummy rifles they would become closely acquainted with. “They were shipped in from another program and I remember thinking how cool they were,” said Hogan. Since that day, the pair of McNary High School […]

WKNA president pushes for more buffer around Keizer Rapids Park

WKNA president pushes for more buffer around Keizer Rapids Park

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Even before Rhonda Rich spoke, there was confusion as to whether or not she could. Rich, president of the West Keizer Neighborhood Association, came to Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting to talk about the recently altered buffer between Keizer Rapids Park and WKNA neighbors. Rich had previously hoped for […]

Eye on the big picture

Eye on the big picture

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Curriculums and academic goalposts at times seem to change with the wind, but Gubser Elementary School teacher Melissa Frank keeps her sights set on a bigger picture. “The biggest thing is just instilling confidence in working at a task. If you can instill that confidence and sense of […]

Mother-daughter pair tackle team injuries

Mother-daughter pair tackle team injuries

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In the McNary High School varsity football team’s game with Sprague High School, junior kicker Parker Janssen took hit as he made a point-after attempt. With one tackler in front of him and another coming over his back, Parker ended up on the ground and, within a couple […]

The right Day to give

The right Day to give

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Rick Day wants to help out Keizer. Day, owner of Advantage Precast at 1302 Candlewood Drive North in Keizer, gave a list of items he’s willing to donate to help out parks in Keizer during this month’s Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting. New dugouts at Keizer Little […]

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