Day: March 10, 2017

Why this newspaper is in your mailbox

Once each year—in March—we here at the Keizertimes decide to mail an issue to every house in the city. We do it so residents who make this city their home can see there is a source for the news and information that is important to them. What you see in this March 10 issue is a bit bigger than a regular weekly edition of the Keizertimes, but the content is the same and that is why it is important to show those who don’t read the Keizertimes on a regular basis. With the nation and the political discourse wracked...

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A day of lemons

On Saturday, May 20, Keizer and Salem, for the fourth time, turn its attention to hundreds of elementary and middle school students who will become little businesspeople for the day. Lemonade Day, born in Houston, is a project that helps kids understand about how to create and run a business. Hundreds of lemonade stands will be stationed throughout the two cities. The kids, either individually or with a team, will have created a lemonade recipe, designed and sited a stand and attracted small investors who will give money to these budding entrepreneurs. Lemonade Day is not a frivolous day...

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Full speed ahead on bond

Salem-Keizer School District’s Long Range Facilities Planning Task Force held its final meeting last month and some decisions have to be made. The school board will have to decide if it will pursue a bond that pays for all the projects identified. That could be up to $550 million and it would not include any new schools. Under the task force’s work, Keizer families can be confident that the city will remain a one-high school town. But issues of crowding desparately need to be addressed at McNary High School and other district schools. McNary and other schools use portable...

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Taking advantage of an eclipse

By DON VOWELL Oregon is very near the center line of the path the August 21 solar eclipse will follow.  If you have distant friends looking for lodging it is already too late.  For this reason we have decided to open our home for those still needing a room. Not only will they be able to enjoy this very rare celestial treat but, coincidentally, it falls exactly at the same time as Lütenpillage, a rarely celebrated tribute to capitalism where local merchants observe the influx of tourists with special pricing.   In order to preserve Keizer’s safety we ask...

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