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NEWS Dec. 3
S-K school board director considers removing children from district
Danielle Bethell, a Salem-Keizer school board director, took to Facebook on Nov. 23 to ask followers for any "middle school/high school homeschool pods in Keizer area." She said the district's "the lack of real education and safety being provided in our schools today," has led her and her family to look at other options for education.
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COMMUNITY Dec. 8
Elf the Musical debuts at Ken Collins Theater
The McNary band, choir and theater departments have collaborated to put on Elf the Musical, which opens tonight at 7 p.m.
BOOK REVIEW Dec. 6
Book review: "Lightning Down"
Terri Schlichenmeyer leaves her review of "Lightning Down: A World War II Story of Survival" by Tom Clavin
SPORTS Dec. 6
Celts fall to Central Catholic in season opener
The shorthanded McNary girls' basketball team kept the score within single-digits for most of the contest, but couldn't contain Central Catholic's Gretta Baker down the stretch.
COMMUNITY Dec. 6
Cat of the week
Cat of the week is located at Salem Friends of Felines on 4157 Cherry Avenue, Keizer.
COMMUNITY Dec. 6
Holiday Parade returns to River Road
After a two-year hiatus, the Keizer Holiday Lights Parade sponsored by Cascade Floors makes its grand return to River Road N. on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.
OPINION Dec. 5
Tick, Tick...Boom! is successful adaptation
T.J. Reid leaves his review of Netflix's Tick, Tick... BOOM!
OPINION Dec. 5
A seat on the city council
NEWS Dec. 4
Police calls Nov. 21 - Nov. 27
SPORTS Dec. 4
Celts look to reload with experienced roster
McNary returns the vast majority of their team for the 2021-22 season.
COMMUNITY Dec. 3
Keizer tree lights up on Tuesday, Dec. 7
The annual Christmas lighting ceremony will be on Tuesday, December 7 at Walery Plaza. Two children will be chosen to assist Santa Claus as he flips the switch.
SPORTS Dec. 3
McNary swim will rely on seniors to lead small roster
Although the swim team has about 30 less athletes in the program, McNary head coach Casey Lewin thinks having a smaller crew will help his kids develop faster in the 2021-22 campaign.
COMMUNITY Dec. 3
Siletz tribe says proposed north Salem casino project will generate 2,300 construction jobs
The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon says their proposed casino project in north Salem will generate 2,300 construction jobs and $141 million in wages during construction.
SPORTS Dec. 3
The King of JUCO: How a former Salem-Keizer Volcanoes player became a social media sensation
Eric Sim has over 60,000 followers on YouTube and more than 40,000 followers on Twitter. Whether it's doing live at-bats against current big-leaguers, or creating his 95-or-die challenge, Sim is having a blast with the content he is able to create.
NEWS Dec. 2
Suspensions in Salem-Keizer schools double in days following public report
District leadership presented at a Nov. 16 school board meeting that suspensions in the first two months had decreased by 55% for an average of only 25 suspensions per day. In the 10 school days following the report, suspensions spiked to 50 per day. In the past, multiple school board directors have called for the district to release discipline data monthly instead of only twice a year.
COMMUNITY Dec. 1
Keizer crime to be featured on Dec. 2 episode of Dr. Phil
A shoplifting incident that occurred at a Lowe's at Keizer Station on Aug. 23 will be discussed on a Dec. 2 episode of Dr. Phil titled "License to Steal: The Shoplifting Crisis." Keizer resident Andrew Sullivan, who filmed the incident, and Keizer police Lt. Andrew Copeland will appear in the episode that airs at 3 p.m. on KOIN.
COMMUNITY Nov. 29
The Gubser Miracle of Lights tradition continues in Keizer
This year’s display will begin on Friday, Dec. 3 and continue every night from 6-10 p.m. until Saturday, Dec. 26. The route is approximately 3.5 miles and runs through the Gubser neighborhood beginning at 14th Avenue NE and Lockhaven Drive.
NEWS Nov. 25
Police calls: Nov. 14-21
OPINION Nov. 25
The 'haves' should help the 'have less' this season
SPORTS Nov. 25
Celts looking for new players to step up
Coming off of one of their most successful seasons in recent memory, the McNary girls' basketball program heads into the 2021-22 campaign with a lot of hope, despite having a fair amount of roster turnover.
FIRE Nov. 24
KFD responds to residential fire
Just after noon on Wednesday, Nov. 24, Keizer Fire District was notified of a "smoke in a structure" incident in the 400 block of Cummings LN
SPORTS Nov. 24
High expectations in place for McNary wrestling
After losing only three seniors and filling a roster with more than 60 athletes, the McNary wrestling program has a ton of depth heading into the 2021-22 season.
NEWS Nov. 24
'Every time we find a home they kick us out': The story of a sweep at an Indian School Road camp
Between Nov. 2 and Nov. 17, ODOT carried out eight "site restorations" of areas impacted by camping in Marion County. At an Indian School Road camp in Salem, campers were given a 26 hour notice to vacate the premises and find a new place to live.
SPORTS Nov. 24
Roop sets school record for McNary cross country
The McNary junior set a school record in the 5,000 meters on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at the Umpqua Invitational in Roseburg, running a 16:12.1, beating the previous record set by Spencer Sol in 2003 by more than 20 seconds.
COMMUNITY Nov. 23
For the Love of the Game hires former pro ballplayer to run day-to-day operations at KLL Park
After the Keizer City Council granted management of Keizer Little Park to For the Love of the Game, the nonprofit officially hired Corey Paul to run the day-to-day operations at the facility.
COMMUNITY Nov. 23
Local Vet establishing national parking program
John Rizzo, a local resident and military veteran, has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $5,000 for Veterans Parking in Keizer. Donations to help can be made online.
BOOK REVIEW Nov. 22
Book review: "The Council of Animals"
Terri Schlichenmeyer leaves her review of "The Council of Animals" by Nick McDonell.
COMMUNITY Nov. 22
CCC offering pre-apprenticeship program
The Campus-Based Pre-Apprenticeship Program for Chemeketa Community College will continue in winter term of 2022. The program allows participants to gain knowledge, skills, and experience valued by construction employers and Registered Apprenticeship Programs.
COMMUNITY Nov. 22
KAA hosting month-long show starting Dec. 2
The Keizer Art Association will hold its December exhibition—Artist Showcase—in the Enid Joy Mount Gallery and virtually from Thursday, Dec. 2 through Tuesday, Jan. 4.
COMMUNITY Nov. 21
Cat of the week
Cat of the week is located at Salem Friends of Felines on 4157 Cherry Avenue, Keizer.
FreeOBITUARY Nov. 21
Jonathan Moch March 4th, 1981 - Nov. 3, 2021
OPINION Nov. 20
Red Notice makes for a serviceable popcorn movie
T.J. Reid leaves his review of Netflix’s Red Notice.
NEWS Nov. 20
Police calls Nov. 7 - Nov. 14
NEWS Nov. 19
Council discusses city councilor, city manager vacancies
At the Nov. 15 meeting, the Keizer City Council finalized a timetable for a new city councilor to be voted on, and appointed, at the Dec. 20 council meeting. The council will also accept public comment on the search for the other vacancy, the city manager position, at a Dec. 6 meeting.
NEWS Nov. 19
Kaiser Permanente avoids strike
35,000 Kaiser Permanente workers were set to strike on Monday, Nov. 15 but were able to reach a tentative agreement on Saturday morning, Nov. 13. Both local and national union workers will still need to vote on the contract before it is finalized.
COMMUNITY Nov. 19
City reveals updated Parks Master Plan
The city of Keizer released their first updated Parks Master Plan since 2008 on Nov. 3. The 10-year plan outlines $29 million in new projects and repairs. Community members can view the plan on the city's website and provide suggestions.
NEWS Nov. 19
Detectives seize nearly 3,000 lbs. of marijuana
On Sunday, Nov. 14, just after 6:00 a.m., deputies were dispatched to a property on Labish Garden Road NE near Highway 99E, just north of Salem. Detectives then discovered 2,800 pounds of marijuana on the property after getting a search warrant.
COMMUNITY Nov. 19
Dominguez chosen as parade Grand Marshal
Dominguez's service to the community has been on display in many different ways, which is why the Keizer Chamber of Commerce named him the Grand Marshal for the Keizer Holiday of Lights parade, which takes place on Saturday, Dec. 11 and starts at 7 p.m.
SPORTS Nov. 18
Copeland named MVC Player of the Year
The McNary football squad received 16 all-conference spots for the 2021 season, with the top honor going to Celtics senior quarterback Tyler Copeland
SPORTS Nov. 18
Meithof off to scorching start to begin college career
The former McNary shooting guard leads Westmont in scoring, averaging more than 20 points and five rebounds per game, helping the Warriors to a 6-0 start.
NEWS Nov. 17
KPD responds to car crash on Verda Lane, ending in arrest
It was determined that the suspect was driving north on Verda Ln NE when she struck a parked City of Keizer Public Works service truck. The collision pushed the unoccupied service truck the distance of its length and up onto and over a curb.
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