Month: June 2017

School board delays bond decision

Phone survey showed healthy support By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes No decision on a proposed $766 million general obligation bond measure was reached Tuesday, May 30, at a special meeting of the Salem-Keizer School Board. Of greatest concern to board members is the timing of an election, whether to have it on the November ballot or the May 2018 ballot. Another concern is the reaction of voters to such a measure soon after approval of a bond for new Salem police facilities. The proposed bond measure would add space at 22 elementary schools, 10 middle schools, and six...

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McNary baseball team eliminated at West Linn

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary needed to play a clean, mistake-free seven innings to upset No. 1 West Linn. With two critical errors in the bottom of the fourth, the Celtics came up short, falling 10-1 on Wednesday, May 24 in the second round of the 6A baseball state playoffs. McNary trailed just 2-1 after Jonah Geist singled and scored on a Tyler Covalt sacrifice fly to right field in the top of the fourth. On the mound, Riley Hays got two outs with a runner at second in the bottom of the fourth. But after an...

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Carr to play on at Clackamas

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary senior Hannah Carr had to step back from the game she started playing as a 6-year-old to realize just how much she loved it. Two years ago, Carr stopped playing softball in the summer. It was expensive and she was never going to play in college. So what was the point? “I think it was just playing so much because you play year-round basically,” Carr said. “If you’re not playing, you’re practicing. I started getting injured. I had to sit out and it wasn’t fun.” Carr even thought about not coming out...

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The first rule of Write Club:

Stick with it and you will get published By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary freshman Anne Farris began writing poetry in the third grade but it wasn’t until she picked up a copy of The Last of the Pendies and began flipping through its pages that she could see and feel her published work. “It’s really cool to have something in a published work,” Farris said. “I’ve been hoping to have something like this but I was never able to get this opportunity until now.” Farris is one of 18 authors in The Last of the Pendies—the McNary...

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Sugar high

Keizer cake-maker bakes up sweet smiles By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Given enough fondant and a few days of toil, Tresha Capps can turn your next party cake into just about anything you want. She knows fondant isn’t everyone’s cup-o-tea, but she’s hoping to make converts out of her Pink Princess Cakes clients. “Store-bought fondant can be a little weird, but I made everything from scratch. The fondant I use is make of marshmallows and powdered sugar so it tastes a lot better,” Capps said. Capps, who lives with her family in south Keizer, started her home-based business...

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