Day: January 19, 2015

MHS junior designs logo for new tech school

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Aimee Williams, as a junior at McNary High School, has left her mark in several places around Keizer. Last year, she came up with winning designs of T-shirts for two Keizer elementary schools and the Lady Celt Powder Puff football game. Last week, she found out her treatment of a logo for Salem-Keizer School District’s Career Technical Education Center will likely adorn the new school for decades to come. “It’s really exciting. They just showed me some concept drawing for how it will look on the building and it’s an honor for the design to be mine,” Williams said. Williams’ stint in Todd Layton’s graphic design classes at McNary began in her sophomore year and she’s taken two courses from him each semester since she started. “I love doing this work and making logos. I want to go to school for graphic design, but I still have some time to choose,” she said. McNary students were the only ones involved in the logo project, but it’s another feather in the cap for Layton and his students. Last spring, another student of his created the new logo for the Greater Valley Conference, the OSAA league that replaced the Central Valley Conference. “I am excited with the amount of success and notoriety that has come surrounding our design work. I have always been proud of...

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Mayor Clark: “We’re all in”

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Last week Cathy Clark became the new mayor of Keizer. This week, she gave her first State of the City address. Clark gave her speech at Tuesday’s Keizer Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Keizer Quality Suites, eight days after being sworn in as mayor. Clark served on the Keizer City Council for the past eight years and took over Keizer’s top spot from Lore Christopher, who led the city for 14 years. During her speech, Clark emphasized Keizerites working together, the health of the city and plans moving forward. “When people move to Keizer, time and time again you hear people say they feel like they have moved home,” Clark said. “Businesses say this feels like home.” Clark said the city motto of Pride, Spirit and Volunteerism is more than a mere motto. “We live it every day,” she said. “We have decided we’re all in. We show up. We show up at meetings, at openings, at celebrations. We work in the parks, we coach our kids’ sports teams. When it comes to making Keizer a community, we’re all in.” Clark gave praise to Keizer police chief John Teague for the work he’s done since returning to take over the Keizer Police Department in the fall of 2013. “Chief Teague has been effective in getting results,” she said. “He uses problem-oriented policing. It’s...

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