Day: August 13, 2010

Adele Kurth

Ms. Kurth, of Salem, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. She was 69 years old. She was born March 28, 1941. Arrangements by Keizer Funeral Chapel.

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School board approves $18M in budget cuts

By HERB SWETT Of the Keizertimes Adjustments to the 2010-11 budget of the Salem-Keizer School District, reflecting additional cuts that total $18 million, were approved by the board of directors Tuesday. When the board adopted the budget, it was aware that it did not address new reductions Gov. Ted Kulongoski had identified. At the board’s June meeting, Superintendent Sandy Husk said the reductions would bring the total budget cuts to $23.8 million. Specifically, the additional reductions will be: • $6.6 million from the new school start-up fund and the risk management reserve. • $2.3 million from compensation. All district staffers have agreed to take four unpaid days, two of which will be student contact days. • $2.8 million from full-time equivalencies by freezing and vacating positions. • $2.93 million from funding from supplies, materials and purchased services including computers and other technology. • $870,000 from funding for new textbooks and career/technology education expansion. • $2.5 million by transferring from the capital maintenance budget for bond funds and reducing the transportation budget. The board also approved two purchases involving planned elementary schools: a $109,000 strip of West Salem land for a berm to separate a 47-acre school site from nearby houses, and a $1,371,901 parcel in South Salem for a school site. Board members filled a barrel with donated school supplies in response to a drive by the Salem-Keizer Education...

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Tops in Albany

The KYBA Celts won the 2010 Albany Hoop Jam 8U Boys 3-on-3 championship with a 7-0 record. On the final day, the KYBA Celts defeated their three opponents with a quarterfinal score of 15-0, semifinal score of 12-6 and championship game score of 12-3. Team members, left to right, are: Riley Flores, Carson Molan, Luke Miller and Jason Walling,...

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Water tower design

To the Editor: Of course there are a few things that I would rather see the City of Keizer spend money on, such as a library, but the water tower near Keizer Station presents too good an opportunity to ignore.  It is perfectly located to display the City’s name and help distinguish it from its larger neighbor to the south. As you travel across the country, particularly the Plains states, the names of communities on their water towers provide a ubiquitous vision of Americana.  Let’s join them! In my view, the simplest and likely cheapest design would involve only the City’s name in large block letters.  It would be instantly informative without the distraction that might occur to someone trying to discern what was really intended.  So I say go for it – just say “KEIZER” in big block letters. Art Burr...

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Capital City ends season in thrilling style

REDDING, Calif. – The Capital City Select 14-U baseball team wrapped up its season in dramatic fashion by completing three come-from-behind victories at the Big League Field of Dreams. The thrilling wins provided the Black Sox with the tournament title. “We ended the season at 44-22,” said manager Scott Barchus, “a number that includes eight finals appearances and three championship titles against the highest level of competition in the Northwest.” Here’s a recap from Redding: Capital City 10, Nor Cal Royals 7 Capital City started pool play against the Royals. It was 2-1 after the first inning when the Black Sox broke out with five runs on five consecutive bunts. Then scored one more on doubles by Connor Goff and Cody Ratliff. Alex Barzee put the game out of reach with a two-RBI double in the fourth to give the Sox a 10-3 lead. Capital City 7, Redding Vipers 6 Capital City fell behind in the the first following a leadoff home run by the Vipers. But responded with one run in their next at-bat. Capital City gained the lead, 3-1, in the third. But Redding responded with a three-run home run to lead 4-3. The Sox tied it in the top of the fifth when Trent Hardin scored on an error. But the Vipers struck again to lead 6-4. Down to their last out with Hardin on first,...

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